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Oklahoma State University

Yang, Xiaoming, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor
Geotechnical Engineering
Office: 314 Engineering South
Phone: 405-744-5223



  • Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 2010
  • M.S. - Geo-Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2006
  • B.S. - Geo-Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Xiaoming Yang’s current research interests include geosynthetics, ground improvement, geo-hazard, geothermal and energy pile foundation, and hydraulic fracturing technology.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2008    Soil Mechanics Section Best Paper Award, 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
  • 2008    GSI research fellowship, Geosynthetic Research Institute

Recent Publications

  • Yang, X. Han, J., Leshchinsky, D., and Parsons, R. L. (2012). “A three-dimensional mechanistic-empirical model for geocell-reinforced unpaved roads.” Acta Geotechnica, accepted. DOI 10.1007/s11440-012-0183-6.
  • Yang, X. (2012). “An assessment of the geometry effect of geosynthetics for base course reinforcements.” International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, 1(3), 247-257.
  • Yang, X. and Wu, Z. (2012) “Effects of Subgrade Resilient Modulus and Climate Inputs on MEPDG.” Proc., GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering (GSP 226), Oakland, CA, 1448-1457.
  • Xing, H., Yang, X., Xu, C., and Ye, G. (2009). “Strength characteristics and mechanisms of salt-rich soil-cement.” Engineering Geology, 103(1-2), 33-38.
  • Yang, X., Han, J., Parsons, R. L., and Henthorne, R. (2008). “Resistance factors for drilled shafts in weak rock based on O-cell test data.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2045, 62-67. (received the Soil Mechanics Section Best Paper Award).