Mien Jao, Ph.D

Research Group

Current and Past Students



Saeed Rabbanifar, D.E. Dissertation: “Stabilization of Argillaceous Dredged Material for Beneficial Use”

Ghassan Sudani, D.E. Dissertation: “Stability of shallow foundations adjacent to spaced piles-row”, 2013

Nutan Palla, D.E. Dissertation: “Development of Correlation between TCP Blow-Count and Undrained Shear Strength of High Plasticity Clay”, 2008

Suresh Gudavalli, D.E. Dissertation: “Correlation of Texas Cone Penetrometer N-values with Undrained Shear Strength of Low Plasticity Clay”, 2006

Faisal Ahmed, D.E. Dissertation: “Behavior of Eccentrically Loaded Footings on Slopes”, 2006



Nitin Nagrani, M.S. Thesis: “Design of Confined Placement Areas in Sabine-Neches Waterway, Texas, for 50-Year Dredged Material Management Plan”, 2002



“Stabilization of Silty Clayey Dredged Material” accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE (date of acceptance : 02/21/18) with Kyle Kibodeaux, Harold E. Crochet, Remington Whitt, Joshua Farrow, and Brandon Blaire

“Development of an Optimized Compressed Earth Block for the Southeast Texas Area” poster presentation in the 2017 Undergraduate Research Expo, Lamar University (April 2017) _ 1st Place, with Mariam Abedelwahab, Kyle Edwards, Jonita Goodman, Julie Hammond, Molly Ross, and Brandon Watkins

“Optimal Proportioning, Tempering, and Testing of Adobe Brick, Compressed Stabilized Earthen Block, and Rammed Earth for Low-Cost, Sustainable Construction:  A Literature Review” poster presentation in the  Joint Spring 2016 Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT, and Zone 13 of SPS (April 2016) with LaDonna M. Waters

"Mechanistic Behavior of Concrete Box Culverts under Strip Footings" Proceedings of the XXI Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Orlando, Florida, pp. 675-681, 2002, with Yancy Scott