Liu Songyu


Name: Song-Yu LIU; Sex:   Male; Date of birth: June 9, 1963;

Place of birth: Jiangsu, China; Marital status: married

Position: Prof. of Geotechnical Engineering

Address: Institute of Geotechnical Engineering

         Southeast University


         Tel:86-25-83795086(o),cell phone: 86-13951828670




Educational  and  Working  Background

1983,, Hefei Polytechnical University, China, Majoring in Geological Engineering.

1988,  M.S. degree, Nanjing University, China, Majoring in Geotechnical Engineering.

1991,   Ph.D., Nanjing University, China, Majoring in Geotechnical Engineering.

1983-1985,  Research Assistant in Department of Civil Engineering, Hefei Polytechnical University, China

1991-1997,  Associate Professor in Department of Transportation Engineering,          Southeast University, China

1997-present, Professor in Department of Transportation Engineering & Director of

            Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, China

2001-2002,  Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, USA

2010.12      Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Kansas.,USA

Research Interests:

Soil improvement, Environmental geotechnology; In-situ testing method; Pile foundation

Teaching Interests:

Soil mechanics, Foundation engineering, Environmental geotechnology;

 Soil improvement, Soil dynamics, Engineering geology







The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)

The International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT)

The Chinese Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE)

The Architecture Society of China (ASC)

Academic Titles:

1. Council Member, Sub-society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Chinese Society of Civil Engineering

2. Council Member, Sub-society of Ground and Foundation Engineering, The Architecture Society of China (ASC)

3. Committee member of Soil and Rock Instrumentation, TRB,USA

4.Vice-director, Council of Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of Jiangsu Province, China.

5.Director, Division of Foundation Engineering,  Jiangsu Provincial  Society of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureChina

6. 2003-, Editorial Board Member, Lowland Technology International (LTI).

7. 1999-, Editor, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

8. 2012-, Editor, Ground Improvement



Selected Publications

Journal Papers and International Conference Papers



Liu,S.Y., Ji,P.& Fang,L., "Approach on cyclic swelling behavior of compacted expansive clays", Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering,Vol.21,No.1, 1999,9~13(in Chinese)


Xu,Y.F. & Liu,S.Y., "Fractal characteristics of grain-size distribution of expansive soils"

Fractals, Vol.7.No.4(1999)359~366


Liu,S.Y., Qian, M.Q. & Qiu Y., "Approaches to evaluate soil-cement mixing piles in soft ground improvement", Proc. of the 11th Asian regional conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering,1999,435~438



Liu,S.Y., Yu,X.J. & Ma,X.B., "The electrical resistivity characteristics of the cement soil", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Lowland Technology,2000,185~190


Liu,S.Y.,& Fang,L., "Application of SASW in liquefied ground improvement ", Proceedings of the conference of Geotechnical & Geological Engineering,2000,



Liu S. Y., Determination and evaluation of strength characteristics of Dry Jet Mixing, Journal of Southeast University, 2002, Vol.18, No.1, 84-87.



Chai, J.C., Liu, S.Y. and Du, Y.J., Field Properties and Settlement Calculation of Soil Cement Improved Soft Ground-A Case Study, Lowland Technology International, 2002,Vol.4, No.2, 51-58


Liu, S. Y. and Jin, F., Settlement prediction of embankments with stage construction on soft groundChinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering2003, Vol.25, No.2, 228-232



Liu, S. Y., Wu. Y. K. A review on current development of CPTU in China. Proc. 1st Global Chinese Forum on Geotechnical Engineering, Shanghai, 2003, 380390.


Liu, S. Y., Qiu, Y. Engineering properties of coal mining refuseGeotechnical Engineering in Urban ConstructionTsinghua University press, 2003. 3-9.


Liu, S. Y. and R. D. Hryciw, Evaluation and Quality Control of Dry-Jet-Mixed Clay Soil –Cement Columns by Standard Penetration TestJournal of The Transportation Research Board.2003, No.1849, 47-52


Liu, S. Y. Zhu, Y. S. Du, G. Y., Ji, P. Fang, L., Effectiveness of dynamic compaction on liquefied foundation in highway practice, Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, 2004, No.10, 12,1-6


Zhenshun Hong; Songyu Liu; Shuilong Shen; and Takehito Negami, Comparison in Undrained Shear Strength between Undisturbed and Remolded Ariake Clays, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical  and  Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2006Vol.132,No. 2,272-275



SongYu Liu, Yan Jun Du, L.H.Han, M.F.Gu , Experimental study on the electrical resistivity of soil-cement admixtures, Environmental Geology, 2008Vol.54.No.6.1227-1233


Songyu Liu, Jie Han, Dingwen Zhang, and Zhenshun Hong, A combined DJM-PVD method for soft ground improvement, Geosynthetics International, 2008Vol.15. No.1.43-54


Songyu Liu, Dingwen Zhang, Zhibin Liu and Yongfeng Deng, Assessment of Unconfined Compressive Strength of cement Stabilized Marine clay, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, 2008Vol.26.No.1.19-35

Liu SY, Cai GJ, Tong LY, Approach on the engineering properties of Lianyungang marine clay from piezocone penetration tests, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, 2008Vol.26.No.3.189-210

Songyu Liu, Dingwen Zhang, and Zhiduo ZhuOn the Uniformity of Deep Mixed Soil-Cement Columns with Electrical Resistivity Method, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication, 2009No.188.140-149

Songyu Liu, Cai Guojun,Anand J.Puppala. Qizhu Tu, Prediction of embankment settlements over marine clay using piezocone penetration tests Engineering Geology and Environment ,201070:401-409


S.Y.Liu, G.H.Shao,Y.J.Du,G.J.Cai,Depositional and geotechnical properties of marine clays in Lianyungang,China,  Engineering Geology,  2011121,66-74


Cai Guojun, Liu Songyu, Anand J Puppala, Tong LiyuanAssessment of the coefficient of lateral earth pressure at rest (Ko) from in situ seismic testsASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 201134(4): 1-12

Liu S.Y., Du Y.J., Yi Y.L., Puppla A., Investigations on Performance of T-shaped Deep Mixed (TDM) Soil-Cement Columns Supported Embankment over Soft Ground, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering2012