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John Ting

John Ting
John M. Ting Professor, Emeritus Dean of Engineering

Expertise

Geotechnical Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Predictive Analytics

Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering; computational mechanics of particulates; predictive analytics applied to enrollment management.

Geotechnical engineering, geotechnical centrifuge modeling, frozen soil behavior, computer modeling of particulate materials, soil-structure interaction & integral abutment bridge design.
Incorporating Service-Learning into engineering as a means to improve student learning and civic engagement.
Predictive analytics applied to enrollment management.

Education

  • Sc.D: Civil Engineering, (1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
    Supporting Area: Geotechnical Engineering
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: the Creep of Frozen Sands: Qualitative and Quantitative Models
  • MS: Civil Engineering, (1976), California Institute of Technology` - Pasadena, California
    Supporting Area: Geotechnical Engineering
  • BS: Civil Engineering, (1975), McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

Biosketch

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) @ UMass Lowell; previously tenured associate professor at the University of Toronto and postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at California Institute of Technology.
Served continuously in senior administration @ UMass Lowell between 1999 and 2016 as Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dean of Engineering, Vice-Provost for Enrollment and as Senior Advisor to the Provost.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow (2008), Service, Professional - American Society of Civil Engineers
  • President's Award for Public Service (2006), Service, University - University of Massachusetts

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, X., Gartner, N., Gunes, O., Ting, J. (2007). Integrating Service Learning Projects into Civil Engineering Courses. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 2(1).
  • Duffy, J., Kazmer, D.O., Barrington, L., Ting, J., Barry, C.M., Zhang, X., Clark, D., Rux, A. (2007). Service-learning integrated into existing core courses throughout a college of engineering.
  • Faraji, S., Ting, J., Crovo, D.S., Ernst, H. (2001). Nonlinear analysis of integral bridges: finite-element model. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127(5) 454--461.
  • Ting, J., Faraji, S. (1998). Streamlined analysis and design of integral abutment bridges. Report UMTC, 97--13.
  • Paikowsky, S., Ting, J., Xi, F., Mischel, G. (1996). Numerical and Experimental Comparison of Shear Along Granular Material/Solid Interface. review for possible publication in the International Journal of Computational Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, 270.
  • Ting, J. (1995). Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Final Report. Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J., Meachum, L., Rowell, J.D. (1995). Effect of particle shape on the strength and deformation mechanisms of ellipse-shaped granular assemblages. Engineering computations, 12(2) 99--108.
  • Ting, J., Rowell, J.D. (1995). Ellipse-based Discrete Element Model for Granular Materials: Validation Testing (pp. 1288--1291).
  • Ting, J., Khwaja, M., Meachum, L.R., Rowell, J.D. (1993). An ellipse-based discrete element model for granular materials. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 17(9) 603--623.
  • Ting, J. (1993). Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Second Annual Report 11/92-10/93. Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J., Rowell, J.D., Meachum, L. (1993). Influence of particle shape on the strength of ellipse-shaped granular assemblages (pp. 215--225).
  • Ting, J. (1992). A robust algorithm for ellipse-based discrete element modelling of granular materials. Computers and Geotechnics, 13(3) 175--186.
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T. (1992). Computational laboratory for discrete element geomechanics. Journal of computing in civil engineering, 6(2) 129--146.
  • Lin, J., Ting, J., Vuba, B., Chen, S. (1992). Computer Simulation of Direct Shear Test (pp. 425--428).
  • Ting, J. (1992). Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials (pp. 47-50). Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Ting, J. (1992). Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - First Annual Report 11/91-10/92. Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J. (1991). An ellipse-based micromechanical model for angular granular materials.
  • Ting, J. (1991). Modeling Granular Media with Non-Spherical Particles (pp. 122-161). Phillips Lab., U.S. Air Force
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T., Kauffman, C.R., Greco, C. (1989). Discrete numerical model for soil mechanics. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 115(3) 379--398.
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B. (1988). Discrete element models in geotechnical engineering.
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B. (1988). Soil-structure Interaction by Discrete Numerical Modelling (pp. 196-215).
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T. (1988). Strength behavior of granular materials using discrete numerical modelling.
  • Ting, J., Kauffman, C.R., Lovicsek, M. (1987). Centrifuge static and dynamic lateral pile behaviour. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 24(2) 198--207.
  • Ting, J., University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1987). Discrete numerical modelling of soil: Validation and application. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J. (1987). Full-scale cyclic dynamic lateral pile responses. Journal of Geotechnical engineering, 113(1) 30--45.
  • Ting, J. (1987). Simple Models for Dynamic Lateral Pile Response. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Elsworth, D., Piggott, A., Ting, J. (1986). A Hybrid Model for the Transient Hydraulic Response of Fractured and Porousfractured Media (pp. 721-732). M.I.T.
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B., Greco, C. (1986). Application of the distinct element method in geotechnical engineering (pp. 789--798).
  • Ting, J. (1986). Modal analysis of a nonlinear soil-pile system. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J., University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1986). The discrete element method in geotechnical engineering. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J., Scott, R. (1984). Static and dynamic lateral pile group action (3: pp. 641--648).
  • Ting, J. (1983). Geometric concerns in slope stability analyses. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 109(11) 1487--1491.
  • Ting, J., Torrence Martin, R., Ladd, C.C. (1983). Mechanisms of strength for frozen sand. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 109(10) 1286--1302.
  • Ting, J. (1983). On the nature of the minimum creep rate--time correlation for soil, ice, and frozen soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 20(1) 176--182.
  • Ting, J. (1983). Tertiary creep model for frozen sands. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 109(7) 932--945.
  • Scott, R., Ting, J., Lee, J. (1982). Comparison of centrifuge and full scale dynamic pile tests.
  • Scott, R., Tsai, C., Steussy, D., Ting, J. (1982). Full-scale dynamic lateral pile tests.
  • Martin, R.T., Ting, J., Ladd, C.C. (1981). Creep Behavior of Frozen Sand. MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Tsai, C.F., Scott, R. (California Institute of Technology), Steussy, D., Ting, J. (1981). Full-scale pile vibration tests.
  • Ting, J. (1981). The creep of frozen sands: Qualitative and quantitative models. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ting, J., Martin, R.T. (1979). Application of the Andrade equation to creep data for ice and frozen soil. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 1(1) 29--36.
  • Scott, R., Liu, H., Ting, J. (1977). Dynamic pile tests by centrifuge modeling (4: pp. 199--203).

Selected Presentations

  • Perspectives on Incorporating Service Learning in a College of Engineering - Workshop on Integrating Appropriate Sustainable Technology and Service Learning in Engineering Education, September 2004 - University of Colorado
  • Appropriate Applications for Discrete Element Geotechnical Modeling - Workshop on Computational Exploration of Discrete Media, November 1999 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Air Force Office of Scientific Research Particulate Mechanics Contractors Meeting, September 1995 - Tyndall AFB, Panana City, FL
  • Effect of Bedding Plane Orientation on the Behavior of Granular Systems - 1995 Joint ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Summer Meeting, June 1995 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Particle Shape Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Bedded Granular Systems: A Discrete Element Study - Workshop on Mechanics and Statistical Physics of Particulate Media, June 1994 - La Jolla, CA
  • Force-Displacement Testing of Integral Abutment Bridges - Massachusetts Highway Department Research Showcase, April 1988 - Boston, Mass.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Streamlined Analysis & Des. of Integral Abutment Bridges (1999), Grant - Mass. Highways Dept.
    Ting, J., Faraji, S.
  • Force-Displacement Testing for Integral Abutment Bridges (1996), Grant - Mass. Highways Dept.
    Ting, J., Faraji, S.
  • Behavior of Multiphase Granular Media: Modeling the static-to-viscous flow regime for 2 years (1994), Grant - D. Defense AASERT/UMass Lowell
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical: Behavior of Granular Materials (1991), Grant - Air Force Off. Sci. Research/UMass Lowell
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Multiphase Discrete Granular Model for Soil Mechanics (1990), Grant - NSERC Operating/University of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Centre for Large Scale Computation (1989), Grant - NSERC Infrastructure/U of Toronto
    Ting, J., Peltier, W.
  • Multiphase Discrete Granular Modelling of Soil (1987), Grant - NSERC Operating/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Simulation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Sands (1989), Grant - Cray Research Inc./U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Curran, J.
  • Centre for Large Scale Computation (1988), Grant - NSERC Infrastructure/U of Toronto
    Ting, J., Peltier, W.
  • A Discrete Element Model for the Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Sands (1986), Grant - Cray Research Inc./U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Curran, J.
  • Analysis of Lateral Pile Behaviour (1984), Grant - NSERC Operating/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Development of a Discrete Granular Material Model for Geomechanics (1984), Grant - Connaught Fund/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Centrifuge Modelling of Frost Heave Phenomena: A Feasibility Study (1983), Grant - U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory/Caltech
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Scott, R.
  • Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil (1980), Grant - U.S. Army Research Office/M.I.T.
    Ting, J., Ladd, C., Martin, R.