Staff


Faculty staff

Prof. Dr. Adam Bezuijen
Research interests: ground improvement, foundation engineering, in-situ and laboratory soil characterization.
Tel. +32 9 2645721; Fax. +32 9 2645849
adam.bezuijen@ugent.be

Prof. Dr. Wim Haegeman
Research interests: behaviour of soils at small-strain levels, geophysical methods, static and dynamic properties of geomaterials. 
Tel. +32 9 2645724; Fax. +32 9 2645849
wim.haegeman@ugent.be

Prof. Dr. Herman Peiffer
Research interests: saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow, contaminant transport, foundation engineering.
Tel. +32 9 2645719; Fax. +32 9 2645849
herman.peiffer@ugent.be

Em. Prof. Dr. William Van Impe
Research interests: foundation engineering, in-situ and laboratory soil characterization, ground improvement.
Tel. +32 9 2645716; Fax. +32 9 2645849
william.vanimpe@ugent.be
Post-Doctoral Academic Staff

Dr. Gemmina Di Emidio
Research interests: environmental geotechnics, reuse of industrial by-products, barrier systems, development of new materials (HYPER clay inventor), centrifuge modelling for unsaturated soils
Tel. +32 9 2645720; Fax. +32 9 2645849
gemmina.diemidio@ugent.be
Technical staff

Filip Van Boxstael
Geotechnical lab technician
Tel. +32 9 2645733; Fax. +32 9 2645849
filip.vanboxstael@ugent.be

Jan Van der Perre
Geotechnical lab technician
Tel. +32 9 2645729; Fax. +32 9 2645849
jan.vanderperre@ugent.be
Administration

Linda Van Cauwenberge
Secretary
Tel. +32 9 2645717; Fax. +32 9 2645849
linda.vancauwenberge@ugent.be

Hilde De Cooman
Secretary
Tel. +32 9 2645723; Fax. +32 9 2645849
hilde.decooman@ugent.be
Visiting staff

Dr. R. Daniel Verastegui Flores
Professor at UCLouvain
Volunteer researcher at UGent
Research interests: stress-strain strength behaviour of geomaterials, soil improvement with cement-based binders, foundation engineering.
Tel. +32 9 2645725; Fax. +32 9 2645849
ramiro.verastegui@uclouvain.be

Dr. Benny Malengier
Visiting researcher (volunteer)
Tel. +32 9 2645717; Fax. +32 9 2645849
benny.malengier@gmail.com
Teaching assistant

Dr. Tiago Gerheim Souza Dias
Research interests: Pile Tunnel Interaction
Tel. +32 9 2645719; Fax. +32 9 2645849
tiago.gerheimsouzadias@ugent.be
PhD students

Kristine Vandenboer
Research topic: Experimental and numerical investigation of the erosion mechanism behind backward erosion piping
Tel. +32 9 2645719; Fax. +32 9 2645849
kristine.vandenboer@ugent.be

Michela De Camillis
Research topic: Wet-dry ageing of modified clays such as HYPER clay
Tel. +32 9 2645728; Fax. +32 9 2645849
michela.decamillis@ugent.be

Huu Ha Giang Pham
Research topic: shear behaviour of granular materials
Tel. +32 9 2645732; Fax. +32 9 2645849
HuuHaGiang.Pham@UGent.be

Hao Shen
Research topic: The use of an automated seismo-dilatometer for the in situ determination of strain accumulation under dynamic loading
Tel. +32 9 2645722; Fax. +32 9 2645849
Hao.Shen@UGent.be

Ehsan Izadi
Research topic: The investigation of the possibilities of physics engines for performing 3D numerical simulations in Geotechnics: Geo-Bullet
Tel. +32 9 2645722; Fax. +32 9 2645849
Ehsan.Izadi@UGent.be

Hamzeh Ahmadi
Research topic: Numerical and experimental investigations on soil-geosynthetic interaction under static and seismic loading conditions
Tel. +32 9 2645728; Fax. +32 9 2645849
Hamzeh.Ahmadi@UGent.be

Tao Xu
Research topic: Tunnel-soil interaction
Tel. +32 9 2645732; Fax. +32 9 2645849
tao.xu@ugent.be

Chenhui Liu
Tongji University, China
Research topic: Tunnel-pile interaction
Tel. +32 9 2645732; Fax. +32 9 2645849
lchh1928@gmail.com

Dongzhu Zheng
Research topic: TBM excavation fluids
Tel. +32 9 2645724; Fax. +32 9 2645849
dongzhu.zheng@ugent.be

Jinquan Shi
Research topic: Anisotropic stress strain behavior of crushable sands
Tel. +32 9 2645724; Fax. +32 9 2645849
shijinquan2111@outlook.com

Peng Li
Shandong University, China
Research topic: Dynamic fracture grouting in clay
Tel. +32 9 2645724; Fax. +32 9 2645849
superlipeng0621@126.com