Dr. Xiao received his PhD in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering at Lehigh University, MS in Civil Engineering (Concentration: Tunnel and Underground Engineering) at Tongji University, and BS in Civil Engineering at Chang’an University. Prior to joining Clarkson University, Dr. Xiao worked as a Research Associate at University of Oklahoma. His research interests include dynamic behaviors of foundations for wind turbines, soil-structure interaction of geothermal energy piles, heat transfer simulation of bridge deicing using geothermal energy, energy storage, and discrete element method simulation of clayey soils. Dr. Xiao has authored or coauthored 18 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He also serves as a reviewer for serval national and international journals such as Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, Energy, and Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment.
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Fundamental and Advanced Soil Mechanics
- Fundamentals of Soil Behavior
- Ground Improvement
- Thermo-active Geotechnical Systems
- Dynamic Behavior of Foundations for Wind Turbines
- Discrete Element Method
- Soil-Structure Interaction
- ISSMGE Foundation Award, ISSMGE, 2016
- Student Travel Award, USUCGER, 2016
- P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellow, Lehigh University, 2014
Xiao, S., Neti, S., Suleiman, M. T., and Naito, C. J. (2018). “A Modelling Approach of Heat Transfer of Bridges Considering Vehicle-induced Thermal Effects.” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57(12), pp. 2851-2869.
Elzeiny. R., Suleiman, M. T., Abu Qamar, M., Xiao, S., and Al-Khawaja, M. J. (2018). “Axial Pull-Out Response of a Small Scale Concrete Pile Subjected to Cyclic Thermal Loading in Sand.” IFCEE 2018, Orlando, Florida. March 5-10, 2018.
Xiao, S., Suleiman, M. T., Elzeiny, R., Naito, C. J., Neti, S., and Al-Khawaja, M. J. (2018). “Effects of Temperature and Radial Displacement Cycles on Soil-concrete Interface Properties Using Modified Thermal Borehole Shear Test.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(7): 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001892, 04018036.
Xiao, S., Suleiman, M. T., Naito, C. J., and Al-Khawaja, M. J. (2017). “Modified-Thermal Borehole Shear Test Device and Testing Procedure to Investigate the Soil-Structure Interaction of Energy Piles.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, 40(6), pp. 1043-1056.
Xiao, S., Suleiman, M. T., Naito, C. J., and Neti, S. (2013). “Use of Geothermal Deep Foundations for Bridge Deicing.” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2363, pp. 56-65.
Zhang, G., Xia, C., Sun M., Zou, Y., and Xiao, S. (2013). “A New Model and Analytical Solution for the Heat Conduction of Tunnel Lining Ground Heat Exchangers.” Cold Regions Science and Technology, 88, pp. 59-66.
Xia, C., Sun, M., Zhang, G., Xiao, S., and Zou, Y. (2012). “Experimental Study on Geothermal Heat Exchangers Buried in Diaphragm Walls.” Energy and Buildings, 52, pp. 50-55.