Dr Geng's research has strongly focused on railway track design, railway embankment stability analysis, in-situ testing, instrumentation, retaining structures, ground improvement techniques, tailing dam, geohazards, constitutive and numerical modeling. Her research contributions have been instrumental in changing the often conservative industry practices, including revisions to Australian Standards.
One of her major research interests and also one of the key strengths is the willingness and ability to work closely with industry in understanding and finding solutions to the real field problems and being able to disseminate the salient research outcomes to considerable and tangible industry benefits. She was received Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership (University of Wollongong, Australia) for her research impact in industry.
- Ground Improvement: vertical drain, geosynthetic reinforcement, biopolymer reinforcement
- Soil Dynamics: soil dynamic testing & numerical modelling
- Geohzards: landslides, slope stability, debris flow
- Railway engineering: track design
Projects and Grants
- VC's Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership UOW 2013
- Robert M. Quigley Honourable Mention Award Canadian Geotechnical Society 2012
- Wollongong Trailblazer Finalist Award UOW 2009
- ICE Geotechnical Engineering
- ICE Ground Improvement
- Transportation Geotechnics