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Khiem T. Tran
Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering
234 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
Box 5710, Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-2341
E-mail: ktran@clarkson.edu

EDUCATION
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)  - August 2010
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) - May 2008
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - May 2001
    National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University (08/2012 – present)
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida (08/2010 – 07/2012)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida (08/2006 – 07/2010)
TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Fundamental and Advanced Soil Mechanics, Elastic Waves and Nondestructive Tests, Earth Retaining Systems and Slope Stability, Shallow and Deep Foundation Designs, In-situ Measurement of Soils, Geo-statistics and Risk analysis, Dynamic Soil and Foundations, and Numerical Methods.
RESEARCH AREAS AND INTERESTS
  • Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation:
    Numerical modeling of mechanical waves, Stochastic and deterministic inversions, Site characterization and subsurface imaging, Detection of sinkholes/anomalies and mine workings, Evaluation of unknown foundations and concrete bridge decks/girders
  • Foundation Design and Capacity Assessment:
    Numerical modeling of soil/foundation interaction, Geostatistics and LRFD methodology, Assessment of pile/shaft capacity using dynamic testing, Evaluation of pile freeze and LRFD resistance factor

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
(*Graduate student at Clarkson)

1. Tran K.T., McVay M., Nguyen D.T.*, and Wasman S. (2016), “Evaluation of Drilled Shaft Capacity Using Embedded Sensors and Statnamic Testing”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000944, available online,
pp 04016075-1 to 13.

2. Nguyen D.T.*, Tran K.T., and Gucunski N. (2016), “Detection of Bridge Deck Delamination Using Full Ultrasonic Waveform Tomography”, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000323, available online, pp 04016027-1 to 9.

3. Sullivan B.*, Tran K.T, and Logston B. (2016), “Characterization of Abandoned Mine Voids Under Roadway Using Land-streamer Seismic Waves”, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2580, pp71-79.

4. Nguyen D.T. *, Tran K.T., and McVay M. (2016), “Evaluation of Unknown Foundations Using Surface-Based Full Waveform Tomography”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 21 (5), pp 04016013-1 to10.

5. Tran K.T., McVay M., Horhota D., Faraone M., and Sullivan B.W. * (2014), “Seismic Waveform Tomography at a Site with Open Chimneys”, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2433, pp 10-17.

6. Tran K.T., McVay M., Horhota D., and Faraone M. (2013), “Sinkhole Detection Using 2D Full Seismic Waveform Tomography”, Geophysics, SEG, Vol. 78 (5), R175–R183.

7. Tran K.T. and McVay M. (2012), “Site Characterization Using Gauss-Newton Inversion of 2-D Full Seismic Waveform in Time Domain”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 43, pp. 16-24.

8. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen DR. (2012), “One-Dimensional Inversion of Full Waveform Using Genetic Algorithm”, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, EEGS, Vol. 17 (4), pp. 197-213.

9. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Two-Dimensional Inversion of Full Waveform Using Simulated Annealing”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138(9), pp. 1075-1090.

10. Tran K.T., McVay M., Herrera R., and Lai P. (2012), “Estimating Static Tip Resistance of Driven Piles with Bottom Pile Instrumentation”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC, Vol. 49, pp 381–393.

11. Tran K.T., McVay M., Herrera R., and Lai P. (2012), “Estimation of Nonlinear Static Skin Friction on Multiple Pile Segments Using Measured Hammer Impact Response at the Top and Bottom of the Pile”, Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier, Vol. 41, pp 79-89.

12. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Inversion of Combined Surface and Borehole First-Arrival Time”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 138 (3), pp. 272-280.

13. Tran K.T., McVay M., Herrera R., and Lai P. (2011), “A New Method for Estimating Driven Pile Static Skin Friction with Instrumentation at the Top and Bottom of the Pile”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 31 (9), pp 1285-1295.

14. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2011), “Inversion of First-Arrival Time Using Simulated Annealing”, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, EEGS, Vol. 16, pp. 25-35.

Peer-Reviewed Special Publication Articles

15. Jiang P., Tran K.T, Hiltunen D.R. and Hudyma N. (2015), “An Appraisal of a New Generation of Surface Wave Techniques at a Test Site in Florida”, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 256, pp.1981-1992

16. Tran K.T., McVay M., Horhota D., Faraone M. (2014), “Detection of Embedded Anomalies Using 2-D Full Seismic Waveform Tomography”, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 234, pp. 2382- 2393.

17. Hiltunen D.R., Tran K.T., and Jiang P. (2014), “Some Recent and Emerging Topics on Seismic Wave Methods for Geotechnical Site Characterization”, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 235, pp. 53-76.

18. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Shear Wave Velocity via Inversion of Full Waveforms”, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 225, pp. 2766-2775.

19. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2011), “An Assessment of Surface Wave Techniques at the Texas A&M National Geotechnical Experimentation Site”, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, Vol. 224, pp. 859-866.

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