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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Yu Qian

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-8184
Fax: 803-777-0670
Office: 300 Main Street Room C228
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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, and discrete element simulation.  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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