Mien Jao, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

  • Jasmin Kurt, Arifur Rahman, T Thuy Minh Nguyen, Xianchang Li, Paul Bernazzani, Mien Jao, “Thermal Properties of Dredged Material Improved with a Novel Bioenzyme and Portland Cement, accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the GeoAsai7 Conference & IGS First Young Engineers Conference, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2022
  • Md Ashraful Hoque, Chun-Wei Yao, Ian Lian, Jenny Zhou, Mien Jao, and Yu-Chuen Huang “Enhancement of Corrosion Resistance of a Hot Dip Galvanized Steel by Superhydrophobic Top Coating”, MRS Communications, The Materials Research Society, June 2022
  • Saeed Rabbanifar, T. Thuy Minh Nguyen, Chun-Wei Yao, Qin Qian, Paul Bernazzani, and Mien Jao, “Adding Value to Dredged Material Using Lime and Ash Products” Proceedings, Recent Trends in Geotechnical Geo-Environmental Engineering and Education RTG2EE International Conference, Online, ISBN-13: 978-0-6489449-0-4, pp. 94-98, Brisbane, Australia, 10-11, September 2020
  • 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” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol 30, Issue 9, September 2018
  • 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.


  • 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