Mien Jao, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • Thuy Minh Nguyen, Saeed Rabbanifar*, Nicholas A. Brake, Qin Qian, Kyle Kibodeaux*, Harold E*. Crochet, Soheil Oruji, Remington Whitt*, Jashua Farrow*, Brandon Blaire*, Paul Bernazzani, and Mien Jao “Stabilization of Silty Clayey Dredged Material” accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE (date of acceptance : 02/21/18)
  • M. Jao, F. Ahmed*, G. Sudani*, T.T.M. Nguyen, and M. C. Wang, “Interaction between Strip Footings and Sheetpile Walls”, Electronical Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Bundle 6, 2017.
  • Ghassan Sudani, Nicholas Brake, and Mien Jao, “Stability of Footings Adjacent to Pile Walls”, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, Vol. 15, No.2, December, 2015, (11 pages)
  • Nutan Palla, Suresh Gudavalli, Liang Chao, M. Jao,and M.C. Wang, “Numerical Analysis of Texas Cone Penetration Test”, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol.2, No.3, pp. 1-6, March 2012
  • M. Jao, F. Ahmed, G. Muninarayana, M. C. Wang, “Behavior of Eccentrically Loaded Footings on Slopes”, Journal of Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2008, pp. 107-111.
  • M. Jao and M. C. Wang, "Behavior of Soft Ground Tunnel under Strip Footing” Special Geotechnical Publication, No. 102, Trend in Rock Mechanics, ASCE, 2000, pp. 78-92.


  • Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995.
  • M.E. Geotechnical/structural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991.
  • B.S. in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Chung-Yuan University, Taiwan, 1985.

Awards & Honors

  • Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society, James M. Robbins Excellence-in-Teaching National Award , 2003
  • Chi Epsilon, National Civil Engineering Honor Society, James M. Robbins Excellence-in-Teaching Award for the Southwest District, 2003
  • University Merit Award, Lamar University, 2003
  • Who’s Who in the World, 25th Edition, 2008
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 7th Edition, 2003 - 2004
  • Who’s Who in America, 56th Edition, 2002
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 7th Edition, 2002
  • Member, Sigma Xi (International Society of Scientific and Engineering Research), 1999 – present
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society), 1993 – present
  • Member, Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society), 1990 - present