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Dr Ningjun Jiang

Dr Ningjun Jiang

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Department of Engineering,
Trumpington Street,

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 766683


Ningjun Jiang is currently a postdoctoral research in the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group, University of Cambridge. He completed his undergraduate study at Southeast University, China, in 2011. He then joined University of Cambridge in 2012 and obtained his PhD degree in 2016.


Research Interests

His expertise is experimental geotechnical research, especially in the field of bio-soil interactions, geoenvironmental engineering, soil improvement, geo-hazards mitigation, and petroleum geotechnics. 


Supervision for Part IIA:

3D1 and 3D2 Geotechnical Engineering (I) and (II)

3D3 Construction Materials

3D4 Structural Analysis and Stability 

3D5 Water Engineering              

3D8 Environmental Geotechnics                                        

Other Professional Activities

Key Publications

Jiang, N.J., Soga, K., and Kuo, M. (2016). “Microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) for seepage-induced internal erosion control in sand-clay mixtures.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001559.

Jiang, N.J., and Soga, K. (2016). “The applicability of microbially induced calcite precipitation (MICP) for internal erosion control in gravel-sand mixtures.” Géotechnique. doi: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.182.

Du, Y.J., Jiang, N.J. (Corresponding author), Liu, S.Y., Horpibulsuk, S., and Arulrajah, A. (2016). “Field evaluation of soft highway subgrade soil stabilized with calcium carbide residues.” Soils and Foundations. 56(2): 301-314.

Jiang, N.J., Du, Y.J., Liu, S.Y., Wei, M.L., Horpibulsuk, S., and Arulrajah, A. (2016). “Multi-scale laboratory evaluation of the physical, mechanical and microstructural properties of soft highway subgrade soil stabilized with calcium carbide residue.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 53(3): 373-383. 

Du, Y.J., Jiang, N.J., Liu, S.Y., Jin, F., Singh, D.N., and Puppala, A.J. (2014). “Engineering properties and microstructural characteristics of cement-stabilized zinc-contaminated kaolin.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 51(3): 289-302.

Other Publications

Wirth, X., Jiang, N.J. (Corresponding author), da Silva, T., Della-Vecchia, G., Evans, J., Romero-Morales, E., and Bhatia, S. K. (2016). “Undergraduate geotechnical engineering education of the 21st century.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000317.

Du, Y.J., Yu, B.W., Liu, K., Jiang, N.J. (Corresponding author), and Liu, M.D. (2016). “Physical, hydraulic and mechanical properties of clayey soil stabilized by lightweight alkali-activated slag geopolymer.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533. 0001743.

Jiang, N.J., Yoshioka, H., Yamamoto, K., and Soga, K. (2016). “Ureolytic activities of a urease- producing bacterium and purified urease enzyme under the anoxic condition: Implication for subseafloor sand production control by microbially induced calcite precipitation (MICP).” Ecological Engineering. 90: 96-104.

Jiang, N.J., Du, Y.J., Liu, S.Y., and Zhu, J.J. (2014). “Experimental investigation of the compressibility behaviour of cement-solidified/stabilised zinc-contaminated kaolin clay.” Géotechnique Letters. 4(1): 27-32.

 Liu, Z.P., Du, Y.J., Liu, S.Y., Jiang, N.J., and Zhu, J.J. (2014). “Strength and microstructural characteristics of cement solidified lead-contaminated kaolin exposed to leaching circumstances.” Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 36(3): 547-554.


Liu, Z.P., Du, Y.J., Jiang, N.J., and Zhu, J.J. (2013). “Leaching properties of cement-solidified lead-contaminated clay via semi-dynamic leaching tests.” Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 35(12): 2212-2218.

Jiang, N.J., Du, Y.J., Liu, S.Y., Li C.Y., and Li, W.T. (2013). “Leaching behaviors of cement-based solidification/stabilization treated lead contaminated soils under effects of acid rain.” Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 35(4): 739-744.

Du, Y.J., Jiang, N.J., Shen, S.L., and Jin, F. (2012). “Experimental investigation of influence of acid rain on leaching and hydraulic characteristics of cement-based solidified/stabilized lead contaminated clay.” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 225-226: 195-201.

Du, Y.J., Jiang, N.J., Wang, L., and Wei, M.L. (2012). “Strength and microstructure characteristics of cement-based solidified/stabilized zinc-contaminated kaolin.” Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 34(11): 2114-2120.