Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Chu Jian

Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prof Chu Jian

Dr CHU joint the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU, in 1991 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has more than 20 years’ research and consulting experiences in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, in particular in the areas of laboratory and in-situ testing, engineering properties of soils, soil improvement, land reclamation and waste utilisation. He is the Chairman of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC39: Geotechnical Engineering for Coastal Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, the Coordinator of Working Group C in ISSMGE TC17: Ground Improvement, the Co-Editor for Geotechnical Engineering, the Journal of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, and the editorial board member for other four international journals. He is a co-author of the book “Soil Improvement – Prefabricated Vertical Drain Techniques” and a co-editor of the book “Ground Improvement – Case Histories”. He has published over 180 technical papers in international journals and conferences and has been a keynote or invited speaker at more than 20 local and international conferences. He is also a recipient of the prestigious R.M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society for publishing the best paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2003. He has been a consultant for many projects and organisations in Singapore and overseas.
Research Interests
Dr Chu's area of expertise includes labotrory and in-situ testing, soil properties, ground improvement, land reclamation, and waste utilisation. My research focus areas at the present are: (1) Instability behaviour of granular soil; (2) Innovative ground improvement methods including the use of microbial technologies; (2) Waste utilisation; and (4) Disaster mitigations.
Current Projects
  • Artificial Intelligence Based Geological Modelling and Geo-data Management System for Virtual Singapore
  • Biogeochemistry of surface calcification for creation of artificial coral reefs
  • Environment Impact of the Reclamation Using Vacuum Consolidation Technique
  • Geo-Env-Mobility And Monitoring (GEM3) Station Research Account
  • Geotechnical Properties of Biocement Treated Soils (Postgraduate student supervised: Li Bing)
  • Innovative Construction Methods for Container Yard Construction with Flexibility for Future Development
  • Innovative solutions for urban underground construction and space creation
  • Mitigation of Construction Risks through Improved Characterization of a Newly Encountered Geological Formation
  • Pilot Field Trial on the Application of Soft Materials for Reclamation Fill Using Menard Vacuum Consolidation
  • Web-Based 3D GeoData Modelling and Management System (GeM2S)
Selected Publications
  • Wu, C., Chu, J., Wu, S. and Guo, W. (2019). Quantifying the Permeability Reduction of Biogrouted Rock Fracture. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52(3), 947–954.
  • Chuangzhou Wu, Jian Chu, Shifan Wu and Yi Hong. (2019). 3D characterization of microbially induced carbonate precipitation in rock fracture and the resulted permeability reduction. Engineering Geology, 249, 23-30.
  • Chuangzhou Wu, Jian Chu, Shifan Wu, Liang Cheng and Leon A. van Paassen. (2018). Microbially induced calcite precipitation along a circular flow channel under a constant flow condition. Acta Geotechnica, ,
  • Kok Pang Lam, Shifan Wu and Jian Chu. (2018). Field trial of a membraneless vacuum preloading system for soft soil improvement. Ground Improvement, ,
  • Sun-Gyu Choi, Sung-Sik Park, Shifan Wu, Jian Chu. (2017). Methods for Calcium Carbonate Content Measurement of Biocemented Soils. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29(11).

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