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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Yu Qian

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Website: Transportation Geotechnics Laboratory
Phone: 803-777-8184
Fax: 803-777-0670
Yu Qian

Research Interests

Dr. Yu Qian has been working on transportation geotechnics and railroad infrastructure related research, mainly focusing on heavy haul and transit track structures, high speed rails, pavements, geosynthetics, discrete element simulation, and image analysis.  He is currently serving as a committee member for three TRB Committees, two AREMA Committees, and the ASCE Rail Transportation Committee.


  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
  • M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2009
  • B.S.. in Structure Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2008
  • B.S. in Construction Management, Wuhan University, 2008

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