Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang, Civil Engineering
The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research was presented to Dr. Charng-Hsein Juang in Civil Engineering. Juang’s research is in geotechnical engineering, which is the branch of civil engineering that focuses on the behavior of earth materials, such as rock and soil. His most recent research is on liquefaction — the loss of soil stability — caused by earthquakes. Another current research project involves the development of a new robust geotechnical design methodology, which could lead to improvements in deep excavation projects in congested, urban areas. Dr. Juang is the Co-Editor in Chief for Engineering Geology, an international journal. Click here to learn more about Juang’s work.