Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Tong Qiu
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering


Tong Qiu  

Penn State University
226A Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 863-7305 (phone)
(814) 863-7304 (fax)


    Research | Courses | Vitae

Primary Research Interests
Soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering
Numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering
Flow through porous media, fluid-solid interaction
Soil-structure interaction
Unsaturated soil mechanics

Courses Taught at Penn State University
CE 336, Materials Science for Civil Engineering

2005, Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California - Los Angeles
2002, M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California - Los Angeles
2000, B.S. Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University (P. R. China)

Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University (2010-present)
Assistant Professor, Clarkson University (2007-2010)
Project Engineer, Ninyo & Moore, San Diego, CA (2005-2007)
Research Assistant, University of California - Los Angeles (2000-2005)

Professional Registration
Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.), Ohio #71854

Honors and Awards
Teaching Excellence Award, Clarkson University (2009)
Best Paper Award, International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE (2008)

Professional Affiliations
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, (ASCE)
Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Member, United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research