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Dr Xueyu Geng

Associate Professor

PhD, MEng, BEng, FHEA, FGS


Dr Geng worked in Australia as a Research Fellow (University of Wollongong, Australia) after she obtained her PhD. She was part of the ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering prior to her return to the UK. Her 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.

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



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

ICE Geotechnical Engineering
ICE Ground Improvement
Transportation Geotechnics


F329, School of Engineering
Library Road
University of Warwick

Xueyu dot Geng[AT]warwick dot ac dot uk

+44 (0) 24 7652 4737

PhD Studentship:

A studentship is available. This studentship is funded for 3.5 years and is intended to start in October 2021. The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum (in 2019/20) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate (£4,327 in 2020/21) and a research training support grant of £8,000. Please note the this scholarship can cover international students rate as well. The deadline for the scholarship is the 21-st January 2021. Please drop me an email if you are interested.