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Professor Xueyu Geng

Professor Xueyu Geng


Professor in Ground Engineering

Xueyu dot Geng at warwick dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 24 7652 4737


Professor Geng's research has strongly focused on railway track design, railway embankment stability analysis, in-situ testing, instrumentation, retaining structures, ground improvement techniques, geohazards, constitutive and numerical modelling. Her research contributions have been instrumental in changing the often conservative industry practices, including revisions to Australian Standards.

Research Interests

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

research poster

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

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

Editorial Board

  • Editor in Chief: ICE Geotechnical Engineering
  • ICE Ground Improvement
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Chief Guest Editor for Transportation Geotechnics:

    Call for papers: special issue: Sustainable and Resilient Smart Transformation for Railway Infrastructure.

    Submission Deadline: 31-st January 2022

National Standards

Deputy Chair BSI B/526 Geotechnical Engineering

BSI committee member B/526/4 “Strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills”