Faculty

Dr. Qiushi Chen
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Clemson University

Office: 320 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3330
Fax: (864) 656-2670
Email: qiushi.AT.clemson.edu
Profile on ResearchGate

Education
B.S., Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University
Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University. Thesis: Multiscale Modeling of Failure in Granular Media. [PDF]


Research Expertise

  • Computational geomechanics
  • Discrete element modeling
  • Random field models
  • Liquefaction assessment and mapping
  • Multi-scale modeling in granular media
  • Multi-physics modeling
  • Professional Experience

    • Clemson University, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Sandia National Laboratories, Postdoc Appointee in Mechanics of Materials
  • California Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar in Applied Mechanics
  • Northwestern University, Research and Teaching Assistant in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Registration and Memberships

  • Secretary and member, Computational Geotechnics Technical Committee, ASCE
  • Member, Soil Properties and Modeling Technical Committee, ASCE
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
  • Member, Geo-Institute
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Engineering in Training

  • Current Team Members

  • Yuan Guo (Postdoc)
  • Weiwei Zhan (Ph.D. student)
  • Yuting Cheng (Ph.D. student)
  • Zakia Tasnim (Ph.D. student)
  • Feiyang Chen (Ph.D. student)


  • Former members

  • Zhengshou Lai (Ph.D. 2018)
  • Mengfen Shen (Ph.D. 2018)
  • Wenxin Liu (Ph.D. 2018)
  • Chaofeng Wang (Ph.D. 2017)
  • Andrew Brownlow (Ph.D. 2017)
  • Guangji Liu (M.S. 2016)
  • Naisha McDaniel (B.S. 2018)


  • Prospective Students

    Current opening: N/A.

    Prospective MS and PhD students: admission policy and requirements for PhD and MS students can be found at Clemson's graduate school website (http://grad.clemson.edu). If you are interested in research in geotechnical engineering, geomechanics and computational mechanics, please contact Dr. Chen.

    Undergradate students: Clemson University offers research experience to undergraduate students through its campus-wide Creative Inquiry (CI) program. [ Link to current CI projects].