Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

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HONORS / AWARDS

 

  • Sweet 16 Winner of the High Value Research (HVR) projects (Project Title: Development of a Load Distribution Program for Design and Load Rating of Buried Culverts and Pipes) in 2019, voted and selected by the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee Region 3
  • The 2019 Henty E. Gould Award for Distinguished Service in Academic Advising, the School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • The ASCE Kansas City Section 2018 Engineer of the Year Award
  • Advisor for the first-place winner (Tanya Nicole Walkenbach) of the ASCE Geo-Institute Student National GeoShirt Competition, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27, 2019
  • Advisor for the third-place winner (Hao Liu and Ashley Underwood) the ASCE Geo-Institute Student National GeoPrediction Competition, Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27, 2019
  • Invited lecturer to deliver the 18th IGS UK Invitation Lecture on Geosynthetic-reinforced Retaining Walls: Recent US Research and Developments, London, UK, October 17, 2018
  • Council member, International Geosynthetics Society, 2018 – 2022
  • Member of the EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS), 2018
  • Co-author of the paper receiving the Best Paper Award for the GeoShanghai International Conference 2018, Shanghai, China, May 27-29, 2018
  • The State of the Practice Lecture on Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: From Mechanisms/Mechanics to Design at the 21st Annual George F. Sowers Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, May 9th 2018
  • 2018 Bellows Scholar Award, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Advisor for the second-place winner (Tingyu Wu, a visiting Ph.D. student) of the ASCE Geo-Institute Student National GeoPoster Competition, Orlando, FL, March 9 2018
  • 2017 ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award for his extraordinary contributions to the development of design and analysis methods for stone columns, column supported embankments, geosynthetic reinforced earth structures, and pile foundations which have greatly promoted their applications
  • Corresponding author of the paper “Effect of Aggregate Uniformity on Pullout Resistance of Steel Strip Reinforcement”, the Design and Construction Group Practice Ready Paper Award for 2016, US Transportation Research Board
  • First author, Best Presentation Award, the ASCE GeoStructures Congress, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016
  • 2015 Bellows Scholar Award, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Co-author, the Fumio Tatsuoka Best Paper Award, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Springer, 2014
  • 2014 Associate Editor of the Year Award, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) Award, September 24, 2014
  • Elected to ASCE Fellow, September 11, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, GeoShanghai International Conference 2014, May 27, 2014
  • Lecturer of the Seventh Sun Jun Lecture, China, October 25, 2012
  • Miller Scholar Award, FY2011-2012, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Recipient, 2011 Shamsher Prakash Annual Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
  • Miller Scholar Award, FY2010-2011, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Recognition  Award  for  Establishing  GeoShanghai  International  Conference,  2010  GeoShanghai Organizing Committee, June 3, 2010
  • Bellows Scholar Award, FY2008-2009, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Guest Professor, Wenzhou University, China, 2009 - 2012
  • Campus  Life  Enrichment  Committee  (CLEC)  Lecture  “Geosynthetic  Reinforcement  and  Recent Developments”, invited, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, Nov. 21, 2008
  • Miller Scholar Award, FY2007-2008, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Best Paper Award, Soil Mechanics Section, Transportation Research Board, 2008
  • Guest Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2008 - 2011
  • 2007  Miller  Professional  Development  Award  for  Distinguished  Service  to  the  Engineering Profession, the University of Kansas
  • Graduate Recruiting Award, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, the University of Kansas, 2007
  • Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, the University of Kansas, 2007
  • Bellows Scholar Award, FY2005-2006, School of Engineering, the University of Kansas
  • Recognition Honor for Outstanding Contributions to the Organization of GeoShanghai International Conference 2006, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China, June 2006
  • Guest Professor, Southeast University, China, 2006 - 2009
  • Hua Ying Fellow, Southeast University, China, 2005
  • Widener Provost’s Faculty Development Option Award, awarded on March 3, 2003
  • The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Short-Term Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and recommended by U.S. National Science Foundation, 2002.
  • Invited Top Name Speaker, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced and Pile Supported Embankments”, ASCE/Pa
  • DOT Geotechnical Seminar, Hershey, PA, April 14-16, 1999
  • “Whatever It Takes” - Software Development Award, Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc., 1998
  • Distinguished Future Leader in Geosynthetics, presented by the North American Geosynthetic Society and the Industrial Fabrics Association International, 1997.
  • Finalist Paper for the General Award Competition at the Conference of Geosynthetics’97
  • Finalist Paper for the Student Paper Award Competition at the Conference of Geosynthetics’97
  • Co-author of the 2nd Best Book “Soil Improvement and Underpinning”, awarded by Ministry of Construction, the People’s Republic of China, December 1996
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Tongji University, 1992
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Shanghai, 1992

Events
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times

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