Lijun Deng, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
ldeng@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6210
Address
6-261 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Geotechnical Centre


About

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environ Eng, 2012, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
  • M.Sc., Geotechnical Eng, 2006, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • B.Sc., Hydraulic & Hydropower Eng, 2003, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, 2013- present, University of Alberta
  • Geotechnical Engineer, 2012-2013, Advanced Geomechanics Pty Ltd, Perth, WA, Australia
  • Graduate Student Researcher, 2006-2012, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Awards

  • Fugro West Fellowship for excellent graduates in geotechnical engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, 2011.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, UC Davis Geotech Roundtable Seminar, 2011.
  • Best Poster Award, UC Davis Geotech Roundtable Seminar, 2011.
  • Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Award, Huixian Earthquake Engineering Foundation (China) and the US-China Earthquake Engineering Foundation (USA), 2010.
  • Travel Grant to the 9th US and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake in Toronto, Canada, under NSF Award #094379 through EERI, 2010.
  • Fugro West Fellowship for excellent graduates in geotechnical engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis, 2009.

Affiliations

  • Board member Geotechnical Society of Edmonton
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Research

Research Interests

Although Alberta is not generally considered as an earthquake-active zone, it is vital to educate the engineering communities with fundamentals of mitigation, preparedness, and recovery of earthquake hazards. Before joining University of Alberta, Dr Deng has been investigating an innovative rocking shallow foundation design methodology and soil stability using both physical modeling tools and numerical methods. Dr Deng is persistently interested in the research and education of geotechnical earthquake engineering covering the fields of,

  • Dynamic soil-structure interaction,
  • Pile foundations,
  • Soil dynamics, and
  • Permafrost engineering.

Dr. Deng's selected research projects are:

  • Rocking Shallow Foundations for Improving Seismic Performance of Soil-Structure Systems, 2014 – 2018, NSERC – DG
  • Innovative Rock Foundation for Earthquake Risk Mitigation, 2015 – 2017, UAlberta International
  • Behaviour of Tapered Screw Pile Foundations in Unfrozen and Frozen Soils, 2015 – 2018, NSERC – CRD program
  • In-situ Helical Pile Load Tests for CCMC Certification, 2014 – 2015

Dr. Deng is currently working on a few initiatives in geotechnical centrifuge modeling and worm-assisted tailings settling.

Select Journal Publications

  Liang, J., Guo, Z., Deng, L., Liu, Y. (2015). “MFT consolidation through microbial induced calcium carbonate precipitation.” Canadian J. Civil Engineering. (accepted)

  Deng, L., and Kutter, B. L., Kunnath, S. K. (2014). “Seismic Design of Rocking Shallow Foundations: a Displacement-Based Methodology.” ASCE J. Bridge Eng., 19(11), 1-11.

  Deng, L., Kutter, B. L., and Kunnath, S. K. (2012). “Centrifuge modeling of bridge systems designed for rocking foundations.” ASCE J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 138(3), 335–344.

  Deng, L., and Kutter, B. L. (2012). “Characterization of rocking shallow foundation using centrifuge model tests.” Earthq. Eng. Struct. Dyn., 41(5),1043–1060.

  Deng, L., Kutter, B. L., and Kunnath, S. K. (2012). “Probabilistic seismic performance of rocking-foundation and hinging-column bridges.” Earthquake Spectra, 28(4), 1423-1446.

  Yu, Y., Deng, L., Sun, X., and Lu, H. (2010). “Centrifuge modeling of dynamic behavior of pile-reinforced slopes during earthquakes.” J. Central South University of Tech., 17(5), 1070-1078.

  Yu, Y., Deng, L., Sun, X., and Lu, H. (2008). “Centrifuge modeling of dry sandy slope response to earthquake loading.” Bull. Earthq. Eng., 6(3), 447-461.

Courses

CIV E 481 - Soil Engineering

Site investigation; strength of soils; geosynthetics for soil improvement; design of excavations and earth pressures on retaining structures; stability of natural slopes and their improvement; design of cuts and embankments; foundation design, stability and settlement; pile foundations; frost action and permafrost. Prerequisite: CIV E 381.

Fall Term 2020
CIV E 690 - Advanced Foundation Engineering

Theories of lateral pressures. Limit equilibrium methods, elasticity methods, semi-empirical methods. Soil anchors. Design of retaining walls and strutted excavations. Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. Allowable settlement of structures. Analysis of settlement of shallow and deep foundations. Behavior of pile groups. Design problems in foundation engineering.

Winter Term 2021
CIV E 799 - Advanced Topics in Soil Mechanics

Winter Term 2021

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