Long, James H.
James H. Long holds a B.S. (1976), M.S. (1981), and
Ph.D. (1984), all in civil engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
He has been on the faculty of the department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering at the University of Illinois since 1985. He is the Director of
the Harry J. Schnabel Jr. Large Soil Model Test Laboratory.
Dr. Long has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in geotechnical
engineering. The undergraduate courses he has taught include Introductory
Soil Mechanics, and Geotechnical Engineering. Graduate level classes taught
include Applied Soil Mechanics, Behavior of Deep Foundations, Earth
Pressures and Retaining Structures, and Geosynthetics and Mechanically
Stabilized Earth. He also teaches classes on driven piling and drilled
shafts that are offered nationwide by ASCE and FHWA.
Dr. Long has research interests focused on soil-structure interaction such
as behavior of axially and laterally loaded foundations, use of load test
database for reliability-based design, earthquake engineering, mechanically
stabilized earth and earth support systems, and ground improvement methods
and their effect on structures. He is actively involved in conducting both
field and model-scale tests for foundations and excavations.
Dr. Long is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the
GeoInstitute, the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Engineering, the Deep Foundations Institute, the Pile Driving Contractors
Association, the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors. He serves on the
Technical committee TC 23 on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering
Practice for the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Engineering. He also serves on the committee for developing Driven Pile
Installation Specifications for the Pile Driving Contractors Association. He
has also served as on other committees for American Society of Civil
Engineering and for the Transportation Research Board.