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Chu Jian


  • Co-Director of NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C)
  • Director of Centre For Usable Space (CUS)



Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
BEng, PhD
Office: N1-01a-10 / N1-B2a-10
Tel: (65) 6790-4563
Email: cjchu@ntu.edu.sg



Dr. Chu is a professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also the Director of the Centre for Usable Space and the Interim Co-Director of the NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre at NTU. He joined NTU in 1991 after receiving his PhD from The University of New South Wales, Australia. Prof Chu also worked for Iowa State University, USA, from 2011 to 2015 as professor and James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr Chu has more than 25 years’ research and consulting experiences in geotechnical engineering, in particular in the areas of laboratory and in-situ testing, engineering properties of soils, soil improvement and land reclamation.

He is the Vice Chair for ISSMGE TC217 on Land Reclamation and a committee member for ISSMGE Technical Committee TC211 on Ground Improvement and two other ISSMGE technical committees. He was the Chair for ISSMGE TC39 on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation from 2005 to 2009 and Vice-President of Geotechnical Society of Singapore from 2009 to 2011.

Dr. Chu has published over 300 technical papers in international journals and conferences and holds several patents. He has delivered over 50 keynote or invited lectures at international conferences including the State-of-the-Art Lecture on Construction Processes at the 17th International Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Egypt in 2009. He is an editorial board member for 9 international journals. He received the R. M. Quigley Award, 2004, from the Canadian Geotechnical Society for publishing the best paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2003.



Dr. Chu’s research interests include laboratory and in-situ testing, engineering properties of soil, land reclamation, soil improvement, and disaster mitigation and rehabilitation techniques.



Books:


  • Indraratna, B., Chu, J. and Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (Editors) (2015). Ground Improvement Case Histories: Embankments with Special Reference to Consolidation and Other Physical Methods. Elsevier, 817p, ISBN: 978-0-08-10092-9.
  • Indraratna, B., Chu, J. and Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (Editors) (2015). Ground Improvement Case Histories: Compaction, Grouting, and Geosynthetics. Elsevier, 778p, ISBN: 978-0-08-100698-6.
  • Indraratna, B., Chu, J. and Rujikiatkamjorn, C. (Editors) (2015). Ground Improvement Case Histories: Chemical, Electrokinetic, Thermal, and Bioengineering Methods. Elsevier, 703p, ISBN: 978-0-08-100191-2.
  • Zhang, X, Chu, J. and Bulut, R. (Editors) (2014). Soil Behavior and Geomechnics, ASCE Special Publication GSP 236. ISBN: 978-7844-1338-8.
  • Chu, J., Wardani, S.P.R., and Iizuka, A. (Editors). (2013). Geotechnical Predictions and Practice in Dealing with Geohazards. Springer, 394p, ISBN: 978-94-007-5674-8.
  • Wardani, S.P.R., Chu, J., Lo, S-C R., Iai, S, and Phoon, K.K. (Editors). (2011). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, World Scientific, ISBN: 978-981-4365-15-4.
  • Leung, C.F., Chu, J., and Shen, R.F. (Editors). (2009). Ground Improvement Technologies and Case Histories, Research Publishing, ISBN: 981-08-3124-2.
  • Liu, H. L., Deng, A., and Chu, J. (Editors). (2008). Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, Science Press, Beijing and Springer, ISBN: 978-3-504-79845-3.
  • Li, K. S., Lo, S-C. R. and Chu, J. (Editors). (2006). Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering – Selected Papers of Professor I. K. Lee. Centre for Research and Profession Development, Hong Kong.
  • Chu, J., Phoon, K. K. and Yong, K. Y. (Editors) (2005). Proceedings of the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, World Scientific Publishing, ISBN: 981-256-469-1.
  • Indraratna, B. and Chu, J. (Editors) (2005). Ground Improvement – Case Histories, Elsevier, 1115p, ISBN: 0-080-44633-7.
  • Bo, M. W., Chu, J., Lo, B. K. and Choa, V. (2003). Soil Improvement: Prefabricated Vertical Drain Techniques, Thomson, 341pp. ISBN: 981-243-044-X.

Journal papers:

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  • Guo*, W. and Chu, J. (2017). “New observational method for prediction of one-dimensional consolidation settlement”, Geotehnique (to appear).
  • Zhou, H., Hua, J., Ding, X. and Chu, J. (2017). Theoretical model for the improved PCC pile using expansive concrete. Sci. China Technol. Sci. doi:10.1007/s11431-016-0250-3
  • Yan, S.W., Zhang, J., Chu, J., Guo, W. and Huo, Z. (2016). “Analytical and experimental studies on installation of a suction caisson with tampered tip in clay”, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Online 31 May.
  • He*, J., Chu, J., Tan, S.K., Vu, T. (2016). “Sedimentation behaviour of flocculant-treated soil slurry”, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, In press.
  • Choi^, S., Wu*, S.F. and Chu, J. (2016) “Biocementation for sand using eggshell as calcium source”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng, ASCE, (in press).
  • Guo,* W., Kou^, H., Zhou B., Nie W. and Chu J. (2016) “Analytical solutions of geosynthetic mattress resting on deformable foundation soil”, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology. DOI: 10.1080/1064119X.2016.1168499.
  • He, J* and Chu, J. (2016). “Cementation of sand due to salt precipitation in drying process”, Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, Online 30 Mar
  • Wang, J., Cai, Y.Q., Ma, J., Chu, J., Fu, H., Wang, P. and Jin, Y. (2016): “A New vacuum preloading method for improvement of dredged clay slurry fill.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng, ASCE, Vol. 142, No. 11, 1943-5606.
  • Kou^, H.L., Chu, J., Guo^, W., and Zhang, M.Y. (2016). “Field study of residual forces developed in pre-stressed high-strength concrete (PHC) pipe piles”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 53: 1–12.
  • Guo*, W. Chu, J., Zhou, B. and Sun, L.Q. (2016). “Analysis of geomembrane whale due to liquid flow through composite liner”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 44, No. 3, 247-253.


  • 2nd Lee S.L. Lecturer, 2016
  • R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society for publishing the best paper in 2003 in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.