Dr Lijun Deng, a Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow

October 9, 2019

The Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellowship promotes and encourages education and research at the University in the disciplines of applied science, particularly related to surveying, engineering, mining or cognate subjects.

As a visiting Gledden scholar, Dr Lijun Deng is currently collaborating with colleagues from UWA’s Oceans Institute and the OFFshore ITRH (Phil Watson, Joe Tom and Fraser Bransby) on the seismic response of subsea foundations – linked to the ITRH Project 4:  Novel Anchors and Subsea Foundation Systems.

Dr Lijun Deng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta (UAlberta), Canada. He joined UAlberta in January 2013, after obtaining a PhD degree in 2012 from the University of California, Davis. Lijun’s research interests cover geotechnical earthquake engineering, foundation engineering, soil-structure interaction, and frozen ground engineering. His research has spanned laboratory-scale testing, full-scale testing, and geotechnical centrifuge modelling.

Recently he has focused on the axial performance of screw micropiles and helical piles, and the occurrence of liquefaction triggered by the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake. He has published more than 30 journal papers and has attracted over CA$1 million funding from federal agencies and local industry.

You can catch Lijun live and in action at his upcoming presentation “The Power of Earth: the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake and case studies” on Wednesday 23rd of October from 6 to 7 pm in the Fox Lecture Theatre (UWA Arts Building).

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