Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Chu Jian
Chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Centre for Urban Solutions (CUS), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
President's Chair in Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
 
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Prof 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 Urban Solutions (CUS). 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 2014 as professor and James M. Hoover Chair in Geotechnical Engineering. Prof 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.

Currently, Prof Chu is the President of Geotechnical Society of Singapore and the Chair for ISSMGE Technical Committee TC217 on Land Reclamation and a committee member for ISSMGE Technical Committee TC211 on Ground Improvement. He was the Chair for ISSMGE Technical Committee TC39 on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation from 2005 to 2009.

Prof Chu has published over 300 technical papers in international journals and conferences and holds several patents. He has delivered over 60 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 2009. He is Editor for Acta Geotechnica, Associate Editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, and editorial board member for other 7 international journals. He received the R. M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2004 for publishing the best paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2003 and the Outstanding Geotechnical Engineer Award from the Geotechnical Society of Singapore in 2018. He has been a consultant for many projects and organisations in Singapore and overseas.
Prof Chu's area of expertise includes laboratory and in-situ testing, soil properties, ground improvement, land reclamation, and waste utilisation.
 
  • “Breaking the ground” in Semakau Landfill: technological solutions for site investigation and material reuse
  • An Integrated Geophysical and Geotechnical Method for Sinkhole Detection During Bored Tunnelling
  • Baseline data collection and projections of the impacts of Climate Change on Singapore’s offshore water resources
  • Eco-cement for protection of coastline and enhancement of marine ecosystem
  • Integrated Engineering Solution for Sea Level Rise Along East Coast, Singapore
  • Long-Term Environmental Behaviour for Treated Incineration Bottom Ash
  • Maritime Studies Graduates Profiling: Career and Competency Mapping
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research (Prof Chu Jian, Chair CEE)
  • Monitoring of tunnel liner performance during construction and operation in local ground conditions
  • Pilot field trials on the applications of bio-cementation for ground improvement works
  • Pilot field trials on the applications of bio-cementation for ground improvement works (Bachy Soletanche Singapore Pte Ltd)
  • Pilot field trials on the applications of bio-cementation for ground improvement works (SAMWOH Innovation Centre)
  • Pilot Tests for using a New Foundation System for Tuas Container Port
  • Pilot Tests for using a New Foundation System for Tuas Container Port (Co-PI: Wu Wei)
  • Pilot Tests for using a New Foundation System for Tuas Container Port (PI: Chu Jian)
  • Web-Based 3D Geodata Modelling And Management System (GEM2S)