The University of Kansas

Keynote Title

Recent advances in enhancing sustainability and resilience of infrastructure with geosynthetics


Dr. Jie Han holds the position of Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. He possesses expertise in geosynthetics, ground improvement, pile foundations, buried structures, and roadways, combining his teaching, research, and industry experiences in these areas. Notably, he is the sole author of the book titled “Principles and Practices of Ground Improvement” and has contributed over 450 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers to the field. Prof. Han has been invited to deliver more than 200 keynote and invited lectures as well as short courses worldwide. Some notable appearances include the State of the Practice Lecture at the 21st Annual George F. Sowers Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia in 2018, the 18th UK IGS Lecture in London in the same year, and the 3rd Robert M. Koerner Award Lecture in 2021. Throughout his career, he has received numerous prestigious awards, including the 2014 International Geosynthetics Society Award, the 2017 ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, and the 2018 ASCE Kansas City Section Engineer of the Year Award. Prof. Han was honored with the distinction of being elected as an ASCE Fellow in 2014.