Hoe I. Ling


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Research Areas

Geotechnical Engineering, Geosynthetics, Centrifuge Modeling, Soil Behavior, Seismic Performance.


B.A., 1988, University of Kyoto
M.S., 1990, Ph.D., 1993, University of Tokyo

Dr. Ling is a professor of Geotechnical Engineering. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Kyoto University, Japan, and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Tokyo where he was also a postdoctoral researcher for a brief period of time. He became a visiting/research assistant professor, and subsequently assistant professor at the University of Delaware. He joined Columbia University in 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2007. He was a visiting associate professor at Harvard University in 2006.

His major fields of research include geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures, soil constitutive modeling, geotechnical earthquake engineering, numerical and centrifuge modeling. Recently, he has also looked into rainfall-induced slope instability, in addition to earthquake induced deformation and failure of geosystems. He collaborates actively with international institutions/agencies.

Dr. Ling received the Career Award from the National Science Foundation in 2001. He serves on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering as well as the Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, and is on several technical committees in the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute. He currently chairs a NCHRP Project Panel at the Transportation Research Board, the National Academies.




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