Du Yanjun



Dr. Yan Jun DU (PhD)

Tel: +86-25-86883920

Professor, PhD in Civil Engineering

Director, Institute   of Geotechnical Engineering


Nanjing  210096


Fax: +86-25-86883920

Email: duyanjun@seu.edu.cn

Sex: male

Date of Birth: October 29,  1972

Marital Status: Married




Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Saga   University, JAPAN



Professor, Institute   of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, CHINA.

·Environmental Geotechnical Engineering (Master and PhD student course, Autumn)

·Soil Mechanics (undergraduate course, April 2008 to present)

·Advanced Soil Testing Method (Master course student course, Autumn)

Guest Professor, Institute   of Lowland  Technology, Saga University,  JAPAN

Lecturer,Institute   of Lowland  Technology, Saga University,  JAPAN

Research Associate, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, CHINA

·Ground Improvement (undergraduate course, Autumn 1997)

·Engineering geological survey (undergraduate course, Autumn 1997)

·Advanced geotechnical engineering (graduate course, Spring 1998)



PROFESSOR, Institute   of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, CHINA. April 2005~Nov.2005; April 2008-

·Remediation of contaminated ground using in-situ soil-cement  mixing method

·Soft ground improvement and soil improvement

·Remediation of ContaminatedAriakeSea mud and recovery of benthos

·Desiccation crack of landfill hydraulic covers and countermeasures

Guest Professor, Institute   of Lowland  Technology, Saga University,  JAPAN. April 2004- March 2005

·Design and develop a new soil barrier system in landfill

·Construction of highway on soft ground improved by timber raft and pile

LECTURER, Institute of Lowland Technology, Saga University, JAPAN. October 2001 – March 2004

·Modelling transport of contaminant in soil barrier of waste disposal landfill

·Techniques for improving Ariake seabed sediment and recovering seabed organisms

·Geotechnical analysis of construction techniques and reinforcing of historical remains

·Confining effect on the shear resistance of geosynthetic reinforcements


Research Associate, Institute  of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast University, CHINA. July 1997 to August 1998.

·Improvement of liquefiable sand ground by stone column method

·Improvement of liquefiable sand ground by dynamic compaction method

·Improvement of soft ground by deep mixing method for construction of highway embankment


Teaching Experience

·Remediation of contaminated lands using solidification/stabilization

·Performance of soil-bentonite vertical cutoff walls

·Solidification/stabilization of contaminated soils using innovative binders

·Modeling transport of contaminant in soil barrier system

·Development of sustainable geo-materials



·Buried flexible pipeline-soil system subjected to traffic loading or geo-hazards

·Interaction between soil and geosynthetics


·Secretary General of International Association of Lowland Technology (April 2006-2009).

·Secretary General of Organizing Committee of ISLT2006, Saga, September 2006.

·Associate Editor-in-Chief, Lowland Technology International, the official journal of the International Association of Lowland Technology (2001-2004)

·ProgramforNewCenturyExcellentTalentsinUniversity, China Ministry of Education, 2009.

·NaturalScience Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of Jiangsu Province, 2012.



·2-grade award of the China  Ministry of Education for the “Improvement of expansive soil for embankment filling of highway”, 1997

·2-grade award of the Transportation Committee of Jiangsu Province for the “Improvement of  Liquefiable  Ground in Highway Construction, 2003

·2-grade award of China National Technology Invention, 2012.


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

·The International Association of Lowland Technology (IALT)

Selected Publications

1.Du, Y. J., Li, S. L,and Hayashi, S. (1999). Swelling-shrinkage properties and soil improvement ofcompacted expansive soil, Ning-Lian Highway, China. Engineering Geology, Vol. 53, pp. 351-358

2.Du, Y. J., Hayashi,S., Hino, T., and Tanaka, K. (2000) Contaminant adsorption characteristics ofKyushu regional soils, Lowland TechnologyInternational, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 31-41.

3.Chai, J. C., Liu,S. Y. and Du, Y. J. (2002) Fieldproperties and settlement calculation of soil-cement column improved softsubsoil-A case study. Lowland TechnologyInternational, Vol.4, No. 2, pp.51-58 (Elsevier Geomechanics Abstracts).

4.Du, Y. J., Hayashi,S. (2004). Effect of leachate composition on the adsorption properties of twosoils. Geotechnical Testing Journal,ASTM, Vol.27, No.4, 404-410.

5.Du, Y. J., Hayashi,S. and Xu, Y. F. (2004). Some factors controlling the adsorption of potassiumcontaminants on clayey soils. AppliedClay Science, Vol. 27, No. 34, 209-213

6.Du, Y. J. and Hayashi,S. (2005). Investigation on some factors controlling the sorption of heavymetals on Ariake clay. Lowland TechnologyInternational. 7(1): 43-50

7.Du Y.J., Hayashi S.(2005). A laboratory study on migration of K+ in a two-layer landfill linersystem Waste Management & Research.23: 439-447

8.Hayashi, S., Du, Y. J.* (2005). Geotechnicalanalysis of Mizuki embankment remains. Soilsand Foundations , 45(6): 44-53.

9.Du, Y.J., Hayashi,S., and Liu, S.Y. (2005). Experimental study of migration of potassium ionthrough a two-layer soil system. EnvironmentalGeology, 48(8): 1096-1106.

10.Du, Y. J., Hayashi,S. (2006). A study on sorption properties of Cd2+ on Ariake clay forevaluating its potential use as a landfill barrier material. Applied Clay Science. 32(3): 14-24.

11.Hayashi, S., Du, Y. J*. (2006). Effect of acidtreatment agent of sea laver on geoenvironmental properties of tidal flat mudsin the Ariake Sea. Journal of ASTMInternational, 3(4): 52-58.

12.Du, Y. J. andHayashi, S. (2006). Experimental study on factors controlling sorption of heavymetals on Ariake clay and implication for practice. Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, 24(2): 103-118.

13.Sridharan A.,Hayashi S. and Du Y.J. (2007).Discussion on “Structure characteristics and mechanical properties of kaolinitesoils. I. Surface Charges and Structural Characterisations”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44(2):241-242.

14.Y.F. Xu, J. Huang, Y.J. Du, D.A. Sun (2008). Earthreinforcement using soilbags. Geotextileand Geomembranes. 26(3): 279-289.

15.Liu, S.Y., Du Y.J.*, Han L.H., and Gu M.F. (2008).Experimental study on the electrical resistivity of soil-cement admixtures. Environmental Geology, 54(6):1227-1233.

16.Du Y.J., Liu S.,Hayashi S. (2008). Experimental study on the deterioration and natural remediationof the Ariake Sea tidal mud caused by the sea laver treatment acid practice andthe upward seepage of pore water liquid. EnvironmentalGeology, 55(4): 889-900

17.Du Y.J., Liu S.Y., andHayashi S. (2008). Evaluation of performance of Chinese standard municipal solidwaste landfill bottom liner systems. LowlandTechnology, 10(1): 65-77.

18.Shen S.L. Han J.and Du Y.J. (2008). Deep mixing inducedproperty changes in surrounding sensitive marine clays, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and Geoenvironmenal EngineeringASCE, 134(6): 845-854.

19.Harianto T.,Hayashi S., Du Y.J., Suetsugu D.(2008). Effects of fiber additives on the desiccation crack behavior of the compactedAkaboku soil as a material for landfill cover barrier. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 194(1): 141-149.

20.Du Y.J. Hayashi S., andShen S.L. (2009). Contaminant mitigating performance of Chinese standardmunicipal solid waste landfill liner systems. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 27(3): 232-239

21.Xu Y.S., Shen S.L. Du Y.J. (2009). Geological andhydrogeological environment in Shanghai with geohazards to construction andmaintenance of infrastructures. EngineeringGeology, 109(3): 241-254.

22.Shen S.L., Du Y.J., Luo C.Y. (2010). Evaluation ofthe effect of DOT shield rolling-correction via apply one-side block loading, Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 47(10):1060-1070

23.Poungchompu P.,Hayashi S., Suetsugu D., Du Y.J.,Alfaro M.C. (2010). Performance of raft & pile foundation on soft ariakeclay ground under embankment loading. LowlandTechnology International, 12(1): 41-46.

24.Chen L., DuY.J.*, Liu S.Y., Jin F. (2011). Evaluation of hydration of cement stabilizedlead contaminated soil using electrical resistivity measurement. ASCE Journalof Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste.15(4): 312-320.

25.Liu S.Y., Shao G.H., Du Y.J.*, Ca GJ (2011). Depositionaland Geotechnical Properties of marine clays in Lianyungang, China. Engineering Geology.121 (1-2): 66-74.

26.Horpibulsuk S,Yangsukkaseam N, Chinkulkijniwat A, DuYJ (2011). Compressibilityand permeability of Bangkok clay compared with kaolinite and bentonite. Applied Clay Science, 52(1-2):150-159

27.LiuS.Y., Du Y.J.*, Yi Y.L., Pulpara A. (2012). Field investigation on performanceof T-shaped deep mixed columns over soft ground. Journal of Geotechncial Engineering andGeoenvironmenal Engineering, ASCE. 138(6):718-727.

28.Du Y.J., Jiang N.J., Shen S.L., Jin F. (2012). Experimental investigation ofinfluence of acid rain on leaching and hydraulic characteristics ofcement-based solidified/stabilized lead contaminated clay. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 225: 195-201.

29.Xu Y.S., MaL., Du Y.J., Shen S.L. (2012). Analysis of urbanisation induced land subsidencein Shanghai. Natural Hazards, 63(2):1255–1267.

30.Horpibulsuk S., Rachan R., Suddeepong A., Liu M.D., Du, Y.J.(2013). Compressibility of lightweight cemented clays. Engineering Geology, 159: 59-66.

31.Du Y.J., Jiang N.J., Liu S.Y., Jin F., Singh D.N., PulpparaA. (2014). Engineering properties and microstructural characteristics of cementsolidified zinc-contaminated kaolin clay. CanadianGeotechnical Journal, 51: 289302 .

32.Jiang N.J., Du Y.J.*, Liu S.Y (2014). Experimental investigationof compressibility behaviour of cement solidified/stabilised zinc contaminatedkaolin clay. Geotechnique Letters. 4(1):27-32.

33.Xu YS, Shen SL, Du YJ, Chai JC, (2013). Horpibulsuk S. Modellingthe cutoff behavior of underground structure in multi-aquifer-aquitardgroundwater system. Natural Hazards, 66(2):731-748.

34.DuY.J.,Wei M.L., Jin F. (2013). Laboratory investigation on strength properties ofcement stabilized zinc-contaminated clay. EngineeringGeology. 2013, 167(17), 20-26.

35.Fan R.D., Du Y.J.*, Liu S.Y. Chen Z.B. (2013). Engineeringbehavior and sedimentation behavior of lead contaminated soil-bentonitevertical cutoff wall backfills. Journalof Central South University. 20:2255-2262.

36.Du YJ., Horpibulsuk S, Wei ML., Martin L (2014). Modelingcompression behavior of cement treated zinc contaminated clayey soils. Soils and Foundations (accepted, 2014November issue) (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sandf.2014.09.007).

37.Du Y.J., Wei M.L., Reddy K.R., Liu Z.P., Jin F. (2014).Effect of acid rain pH on leaching behavior of cement stabilizedlead-contaminated soil. Journal ofHazardous Materials. 271(30): 131-140.

38.DuY.J.,Wei M.L., ReddyK.R., JinF. (2014). Compressibility of cement stabilized zinc-contaminated clayey soil. Natural Hazards (DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1098-3)

39.DuY.J.,Hayashi S. Shen S.L. (2014). Changes in geoenvironmental properties of AriakeSea tidal mud induced by acid treatment of Ariake Sea laver. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 81(1): 41-48.

40.Fan R.D., Du YJ*, Reddy KR, Liu SY, Yang YL (2014). Characterization of ClayeySoil/Calcium Bentonite Backfills for Vertical Cutoff Walls: Compressibility andHydraulic Conductivity.Applied Clay Science(Online pressed) DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2014.07.026.

41.Du YJ, Yang YL., Fan RD,Wang F. (2014). Viscosity and sedimentation behaviors of polyphosphatedispersant-amended clayey soil/calcium-bentonite vertical cutoff backfills. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (underreview).

42.Du YJ, BoYL, Jin F, Liu CY (2014). Durability of reactive magnesia-activated slagstabilized low plasticity clay subjected to drying-wetting cycle. European Journal of Civil Engineering (underreview)

43.Fan RD, Du YJ*, Liu SY, Jin F. (2014). Effectsof addition of fine-grained zeolite on the compressibility and hydraulicconductivity of clayey soil/calcium-bentonite backfills (submitted)

44.DuYJ, Wei ML., Reddy KR, Jin F., Liu ZB, WuHL (2014). New phosphate-based binder for stabilization of soils contaminatedwith heavy metals: leaching, strength, and microstructure characterization. Journal of Environmental Management.146: 179-188.

45.Wang F, Du YJ, Yang XM (2014). Physicalmodeling on ground responses to tunneling in sand considering the existence ofHDPE pipes. ASTM Geotechnical TestingJournal (accepted).

46.Wang F, Du YJ*, Zhou, Zhang YJ (2014). Full-scale field study on the effectsof installation on buried HDPE pipe. ASCEJournal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice (Accepted).

47.Wang F, MiaoLC, Yang XM, Du YJ (2014). Onthe volume change of the settlement trough with depth caused by tunneling in sands.Underground Space and Tunelling (tentativelyaccepted).

48.DuYJ, Jiang NJ, Liu SY, Reddy KR. (2014). Theuse of calcium carbide residues in subgrade soil stabilization: field study (inpreparation).

49.DuYJ, Liu SY, Jiang NJ, Reddy KR. (2014). Microstructuralcharacteristics of calcium carbide residues stabilized soft clay (inpreparation).

50.Xia WY, Du YJ*, Wei ML, Zhu JJ (2014). Effectiveness of cement-basedsolidification/stabilization of organic compound contaminated soil. Clean-Water, Air, and Soil (in preparation)

51.Du YJ*, Fan R.D., ReddyKR, Yang YL (2014). Chemical compatibility of clayeysoil/Ca-bentonite backfills for slurry-trench walls (submitted)

52.Wei ML, Du YJ*,Reddy KR, Wu HL, Zhu JJ (2014). Feasibility tests on reuse of stabilized heavymetal contaminated soils as road subgrade backfill materials.(submitted)