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Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group



Haitao completed his B.Eng. at Chinese University of Geoscience (Wuhan) in 2009. He became a graduate student at Queen's University, Canada in 2012 supervised by Dr. Ian Moore and earned his Ph.D. in 2018. After that, he held a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University where he was continuing research in collaboration with Dr. Ian Moore till August, 2019. He worked at Thurber Engineering as Geotechnical Engineer in Training for almost a year. He is a Research Associate at Cambridge University since October, 2020 in collaboration with Dr. Sam Stanier.

Research interest includes soil and underground infrastructure interaction, in particular pipelines using medium to large scale experiments, field studies and numerical analysis, such as investigation of corrugated steel reinforced High Density Polyethylene pipe under deep burial depth and behaviour of pipe joint under differential ground movement. Research interest also includes pipe installation and rehabilitation using Trenchless Technology, such as horizontal borehole stability during Horizontal Directional Drilling and buckling of PVC liners under simulated slip-lining.    



(1) Experimental and numerical analysis of interaction between soil and pipeline

(2) Design and investigation of buried pipeline installation and rehabilitation 

(3) Novel monitoring technology for earth pressure and imaged-based deformation in Civil Engineering

Research Associate
Dr. Haitao  Lan


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