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John Ting
Dr. John M. TingProfessor, Emeritus Dean of Engineering
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2230
  • Fax
    (978) 934-3052
  • Office
    Kitson Hall - 200S
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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.


  • 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


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), Leadership - American Society of Civil Engineers