Xiong Zhang
Xiong Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

James A. Heidman Professor

Geotechnical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Advanced testing techniques for geo-material characterization
  • Modeling of coupled hydro-chemo-thermo-mechanical behavior of geo-materials
  • Numerical methods and modeling
  • Geothermal and ground source heat pump systems
  • Soil structure interaction
  • Foundation on expansive and cllapsible soils
  • Slope stability and retaining walls
  • Soil stabilization and ground improvement
  • Geotechnical applications in pavement engineering
  • Frozen ground engineering
  • Remote sensing for geo-engineering applications



  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), Texas A&M University
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Beijing, China
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), Tongji University, Shanghai, China