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Khiem T. Tran
Assistant Professor
234 Rowley Laboratories
Clarkson University
Box 5710, Potsdam, NY 13699-5710
Phone: 315-268-2341
FAX: 315-268-7985
E-mail: ktran@clarkson.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (August 2010)
    Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (May 2008)
    Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (May 2001)
    National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam
APPOINTMENTS
  • 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 Soil Mechanics, Advanced Soil Mechanics, In-situ Measurement of Soils, Elastic Waves and Non-destructive Tests, Earth Retaining Systems and Slope Stability, Shallow and Deep Foundation Designs
RESEARCH INTERESTS                                        
  • Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation:
    Numerical modeling of mechanical waves, Stochastic and deterministic inversions, Subsurface site characterization, Detection of sinkholes/anomalies
  • Foundation Design and Capacity Verification:
    Numerical modeling of soil/foundation interaction, Geostatistics and LRFD methodology,Estimation of pile/shaft capacity using dynamic testing, Prediction of pile freeze and LRFD resistance factor
PUBLICATIONS         
Peer-Reviewed Articles
1.  Tran K.T., Mcvay M., Horhota D., Faraone M., and Sullivan B.W. “Seismic Waveform Tomography at Highly Variable Sites”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, under review
2.  Tran K.T., Mcvay M., Horhota D., Faraone M. (2013) “Sinkhole Detection Using 2D Full Seismic Waveform Tomography ”, Geophysics, Vol. 78 (5), R175–R183.
3.  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, Vol. 43, pp. 16-24.
4.  Tran K.T. and Hiltunen DR. (2012), “One-Dimensional Inversion of Full Waveform Using Genetic Algorithm”, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Vol. 17 (4), pp. 197-213.
5.  Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Two-Dimensional Inversion of Full Waveform Using Simulated Annealing”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 138(9), pp. 1075-1090.
6.  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, Vol. 49, pp 381–393.
7.  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, Vol. 41, pp 79-89.
8.  Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Inversion of Combined Surface and Borehole First-Arrival Time”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 138 (3), pp. 272-280.
9.  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, Vol. 31 (9), pp 1285-1295.
10. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2011), “Inversion of First-Arrival Time Using Simulated Annealing”, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Vol. 16, pp. 25-35.
11. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2012), “Shear Wave Velocity via Inversion of Full Waveforms,” GeoCongress 2012, State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication, No. 225, pp. 2766-2775.
12. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2011), “An Assessment of Surface Wave Techniques at the Texas A&M National Geotechnical Experimentation Site,” Risk Assessment and Management in Geoengineering, Geotechnical Special Publication, No. 224, pp. 859-866.
13. Tran K.T. and Hiltunen D.R. (2008), “A Comparison of Shear Wave Velocity Profiles from SASW, MASW, and ReMi Techniques,” Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV, Geotechnical Special Publication, No. 181, pp. 1-9.
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