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Jiliang Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Office Phone: (951) 552-8998
E-mail: jli@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: TEGR 347
Office Hours: MWF 10AM - 12PM ; TR 12 - 1 PM

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Civil Engineering The University of Alabama 2005
D.Eng Mining Engineering University of Science and Technology Beijing 2000
B.Eng Mining Engineering University of Science and Technology Beijing 1994
  • Courses Taught

    Spring Semester Classes Planned

    EGR457 A,B Transportation Engineering Planned
    EGR354 A,B Foundation Engineering
    EGR254 A,B Materials Engineering
    EGR254 A Materials Engineering Lab
    EGR254 B Materials Engineering Lab

    Fall Semester Classes
    EGR 353A,B Soil Mechanics Tuesday Thursday
    EGR 353A Soil Mechanics Lab Monday
    EGR 353B Soil Mechanics Lab Tuesday
    EGR251A,B,C SURVEYING Tuesday Thursday
    EGR 251-A SURVEYING LAB Friday
    EGR 251-B SURVEYING LAB Wednesday
    EGR 251-C SURVEYING LAB Thursday



    COURSES TAUGHT AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST CAMPUSES, UA AND CAU

    Undergraduate Level:
    1. ENGR186 First Year Seminars for Engineers
    2. ENGR190 Elementary Engineering Design and Lab
    3. MSE20000 Materials Sciences
    4. CE20100 Surveying and GIS
    4. CE20100 Surveying and GIS Lab Section
    5. CE23200 Engineering Geology
    6. CE27100 Basic Mechanics I
    6. ME27100 Basic Mechanics I – Statics
    7. CE32300 Soil Engineering and Lab
    8. ME33001 Structure & Property of Materials
    9. CE342 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
    10. CE36700 Soil Mechanics II and Lab
    11. CE43200 Surface Water Hydrology
    12. CE48100 Foundation Engineering
    13. ENGR49900 Soil Mechanics I and Lab
    14. CE312 Fluid Mechanics
    15. CE354 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    16. CE340 Geotechnical Engineering Lab (taught at The University of Alabama)
    17. Soil Mechanics (Offered and taught at China Agricultural University, Beijing China)

    Graduate Level:
    18. CE/ME59701 Rock Mechanics
    19. CE59701 Intermediate Soil Mechanics
    20. ME69800-001 Research MS Thesis Course, and
    21. CE411/511 Rock Mechanics Laboratory (taught at The University of Alabama)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering encompassing geomechanics and geotechnics (engineering geology, soil mechanics, rock mechanics), soil engineering, rock engineering, soil improvement, geotechnical LRFD, foundation engineering, design of earth structures, geotechnical construction and geotechnical design.

    1. FI4MI5: Faith Integrated Instruction Improvement with Innovative Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration for Interdisciplinary Impact
    2. Development of a Wheel Loading Test Methodology Based on Terramecahnics and Soil Mechanics Theories.
    3. NSF Award #1919 726 MRI: Acquisition of an Advanced Three-dimensional Flow Measurement System (Co-PI: $363,760.00)

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    2014-2021 Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST
    2001-2005 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    2000-2001 Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Recent Publications

    Kong, G. Sun, H. Liu, J. Li (2019) “Dynamic Response of Ballastless Track XCC Pile-raft Foundation under Train Axle Loads” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180032.
    Li J. (2019), “Strip Loading Test Theory and Equipment Development” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 61-71.
    Bian, Y. Tian, Y. Zhao, L. Cheng, C.Hong, Z. Gao, J. Li (2019), “Nonlinear Analysis of Edge Joint on T-Shaped Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Column-H-Shaped Steel Beam Seismic Performance based on ABAQUS”, Global Journal of Researches in Engineering: E Civil And Structural Engineering, Volume 19 Issue 1, V. 1.0, Year 2019 International Research Journal, Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA) Online ISSN: 2249-4596 & Print ISSN: 0975-5861.
    Li J. and T. Leao (2018), “Application of Nor-Sand Constitutive Model in a Highway Fill Embankment Failure Study”, Civil Engineering Journal, Vol. 4, No. 10, Pages 2252-2263
    Gao Z. and Li J. (2018) “Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process Evaluation Method in Assessing Corrosion Damage of Reinforced Concrete Bridges”, Civil Engineering Journal, Vol.4, No. 4, Page 843-856.
    Li J., J. Zhai and Li Tan (2016). “Epistemic Uncertainty Effects on Calibrating Resistance Factors from Static Top-down Loaded Tests of Drilled Shafts in Sands”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, Fall/Winter 2016, Vol. 8, No. 2, Pages 106-112.
    Li J. and J. Zhai (2015) “Subsidence Modeling and Analysis for Sand Shear Strength Parameter Testing”, Book Chapter of “Mechanics of Composite and Multi-functional Materials”, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics” Editors: Ralph, C., Silberstein, M., Thakre, P. R., Singh, R. (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-21762-8.


    Conference Paper Publications

    Fernandes Leao, T., & Li, J., & Zhai, J. (2020, June), PNW-SLOPE – A New Educational Tool for Geotechnical Engineers Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35061
    Li, J., J. Xu, N. Zeytinoglu and J. Zhai (2019) “Design of a Carburizing Treatment of Steel Base Gear in the Materials Science Course”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
    Xu J., J. Li, N. Zeytinoglu, J. Zhai (2019) “Application of Computational Tools to Spaghetti-Based Truss Bridge Design”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
    M. Hajitaheriha, A. H. Motlagh, J. Li, M. Hoseinzadeh (2019) “The effect of foundation shapes on bearing capacity in layered geogrid-reinforced soils” 11th National Congress on Civil Engineering, April 30 – May 1, 2019, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
    Li, J., Zeytingulo, M. Mojtahed, M. Wooden and N. I. Nnachi (2018) “Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Wooden, M., Li, J., Laviolette and Liu, Y. (2018) “Board 54: Effective Stress and Upward Seepage Laboratory Demonstration”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Okpala, I. and Li, J.(2018), “Geotechnical Engineering Education in Nigeria Reflecting on University versus Industry Reality”, Illinois-Indiana ASEE Section Annual Conference held at Purdue University West Lafayette, April 7, 2018, West Lafayette, Indiana.
    Li, J. and J. Zhai (2017), “Teaching/Learning Soil Mechanics with Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration”, 2017 ASEE 124th Annual Conference & Exposition by ASEE 2017, Columbus, Ohio.
    Li, J.and M. Mojtahed (2017), “From ASD to Reliability Based LRFD of Geotechnical Structures: Learning from Pioneers and Experts through Videos and Webinars”, peer reviewed, accepted and published by ASCE GeoRisk 2017, Denver Colorado.
    Li, J. and Li Tan, (2016) “Epistemic Uncertainty Effects on Resistance Factors Calibrated from FHWA Drilled Shafts in Sands Static Top-down Tests”, published by the IAJC/ISAM Conference, Florida, 2016.
    Li, J.(2016), “Using Google Earth in Shoreline Erosion Study”, peer reviewed paper accepted to ASEE 2016 and published online, New Orleans, LA.
    Li, J. and J. Zhai (2015) “Teaching subsidence concepts with a physical modeling device”, peer reviewed paper accepted and published by ARMA (American Rock Mechanics Association) 2015, 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 28 June-1 July, San Francisco, California.
    Li J. and R. Y. Liang (2010) “Skin Resistance Factors Calibrated from O-Cell Tested Drilled Shafts of FHWA Database”, published by International Geotechnical Conference “Geotechnical Challenges in Megacities” Moscow, 7-10 June 2010.
    Liang R. and J. Li (2009) “Resistance Factors Calibrated from FHWA Drilled Shafts Static Top-Down Tests Data Base”, Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundation (GSP 186). Proceedings of Selected Sessions of 2009 International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo, Orlando, FL.

    Recent Abstract/Presentations
    J. Li and J. Zhai (2021), “Development of Soil Shear Strength Wheel Loading Test Method”, Purdue University Northwest, Discovery Day Poster Presentation, April 2, 2021, Hammond, Indiana, USA
    J. Li, J. Zhai, N. Zeytinoglu, S. Vavrek, T. Leao (2021) “Materials Science and Engineering, Teaching, Learning and Instructions Connections with Different Engineering Subject Courses”, Purdue University Northwest, Discovery Day Poster Presentation, April 2, 2021, Hammond, Indiana, USA
    Li, J. and Zhai J. (2019) “Planet Rover Wheels Loading Test Development”, poster exhibit presentation talk delivered at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference (EMI 2019), June 18, 2018 – June 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
    Li, J. and Zhai J. (2019) “Planet Rover Wheels Loading Test Applied to Its Regolith Strength/Property Estimation”, podium oral presentation abstract accepted at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2019), June 18 – 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
    Zhai J., Gao X., Li, J. and Graham S. M. (2019) “Modelling the Tension-Torsion Asymmetric Yield Behavior of Nitronic 40 Steel”, podium oral presentation abstract accepted at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2019), June 18 – 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
    Li, J. (2019) “Integration of a Geotechnical Highway Fill Embankment Case Study with Different Engineering Courses for Instruction Improvement”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond and Westville, Indiana, USA.
    Li, J. and Zhai, J. (2019) “Soil Shear Strength Testing from Strip Loading Test to Planet Rover Wheel Loading Test Development”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, Indiana, USA.
    Thiago, L and Li, J. (2019) “Application of Nor Sand Constitutive Model in a Highway Fill Embankment Failure Study”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, IN.
    Thiago, L and Li, J. (2019) “Development of an Educational Tool for Deterministic and Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, IN.
    McNutt S., Vandenoever A., Deutsch K., Peters M. and Li, J. (2019) “TARP Investigation”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, Indiana, USA.
    Li, J., Zhai, J. (2018) “Assistance and Verification of Finite Element Analysis of a New Soil Shear Strength Strip Loading Test Development”, #921 Presentation talk delivered at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 4-9, 2018. Symposium Session #110 Computational Geomechanics held at Tech Center – Hyatt O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois.
    Zhai, J., Gao, X. and Li, J.(2018) “J2–J3 Constitutive Modeling of Plasticity of Ductile Materials”, #920 Presentation talk delivered at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 4-9, 2018. Symposium Session #113 Geomechanics Modeling and Computation held at Tech Center – Hyatt O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois.
    Liu Y., Zeytinoglu N. and Li, J. (2018) “V0028: High-Speed Schlieren Photography on Falling Objects”, 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18 ~ 20, 2018).
    Li, J. (2018) “Development of Soil Shear Strip Loading Test Equipment”, presentation talk delivered at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference (EMI 2018), May 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018, MIT Campus, Boston, MA.
    Li, J.,(2018). Mars Rover Wheels (Strip) Loading Test. Poster exhibit and presented at the NASA AAQ WORKSHOP, at NASA Glen Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, September 7, 2018.
    Li, J. and J. Zhai (2018), “Integrated Instruction Improvement with Innovative Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration for Interdisciplinary Impact (I4MI5) — A Case Study and Application to Soil Mechanics and Engineering”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 3~4, 2018, Hammond and Westville, Indiana, USA.
    Li, J. and Kroneman J. (2018) “Teaching/Learning Urbanization Effects with Local and Regional Storm Water Facilities”, poster exhibited and presented at Illinois-Indiana ASEE Section Annual Conference held at Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, April 7, 2018.
    Li, J. (2018), “Teaching Urbanization Effects with Local and Regional Detention Facilities”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 3~4, 2018, Hammond and Westville, IN.
    Li, J.(2016), “Using Google Earth in Shoreline Erosion Study”, poster paper exhibited and presented at ASEE 2016 and published online, New Orleans, LA.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    VCCAF (Valparaiso Chinese Christian Association Fellowship)
    CCCF (Calvary Chapel Chinese Fellowship)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    CCCF, VCCAF, TCCF, iMechanica
    ASCE RAM (Risk Assessment Management) Committee
    ASCE Engineering Geology and Site Investigation Committees.
    Editorial board member of Civil Engineering Journal and
    Editorial board member International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.
    International review board member of International Journal of Modern Engineering

    Reviewer for the following journals and conferences:
    Civil Engineering Journal;
    International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering;
    ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation;
    International Journal of Geological Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering;
    International Journal of Physical Modeling in Geotechnics,
    Applied Science Journals,
    ASEE annual conferences;
    ASCE GeoRisk 2017;
    ASCE IFCEE 2009, 2018, 2020, 2021 etc.
    Book reviewer for a CEngage Geotechnical Engineering textbook.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Jiliang is married to Dr. Jinyuan Zhai, an MSU solid mechanics mechanical engineering assistant professor and they have twin son and daughter. He enjoys His family, music, walking exercise, geotechnical construction photography, research fellowship to grow together.

  • Personal Philosophy

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6
    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8: 28
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6