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Jiannen Chen

Jiannan Chen

Assistant Professor

Phone: 407-823-6513
Office: ENG II, Room 442A

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S. 2015
B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University, China 2009

  • Smart barrier materials for waste containment
  • Mining waste and low-level radioactive waste management
  • Slope remediation and stability
  • Flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated soils
  • Life-cycle analysis for solid waste management
  • Resource recovery
  • Mert, G.†, Zhang, W., Manage, N.†, Mbengue, M.†, Bolyard, S., and Chen, J.* (2023). Survey on the current leachate treatments of public municipal solid waste landfills and the potential impact of per- and polyfluorinatedalkyl substances in the eastern and northwestern united states, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 73(8), 638-648. (IF= 2.7).
  • He, L.*, Lu, X., Copeland, T.†, Chen, J., Yan, J., and Zhao, W. (2023). The impact of shear rate on the mechanical behavior of rock joints under multiple-influencing factors, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-18. (IF= 6.518).
  • Chen, X., Yu, T., Copeland, T.†, Chen, J., Peng, D.*, and Huang, T. (2023). Influencing factors and controlling mechanisms of polymer elution and hydraulic conductivity of polymer-bentonite geosynthetic clay liners to bauxite liquors, Applied Clay Science, Accepted. (IF= 5.907).
  • Pu, H., Wen, X., Min, M.*, Chen, J.*, and Qiu, J.(2023). Analytical Solution for Coupled Water-gas Transport in Landfill Cover. Acta Geotechnica, 1-13. (IF= 5.856).
  • Tan, Y., Zhang, P.†, Chen, J.* et al. (2023). Predicting the hydraulic conductivity of compacted soil barriers in landfills using machine learning techniques. Waste Management, 157, 357-366. (IF= 8.816)
  • Reinhart, D., Bolyard, S., and Chen, J. (2022). Fate of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in post-consumer products during waste management. Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 149(4), 03123002. (IF= 1.657)
  • Chen, J., Gustitus, S., Lin, H., and Benson, C. (2022). Shear strength of bentonite-polymer composite geosynthetic clay liners and geomembranes. Environmental Geotechnics, 40(XXXX), 1-10. (IF= 2.516)
  • Tang, Q, Shi, S., Chen, J.*, et al. (2022). Modeling the influence of microbial growth on the hydraulic properties of porous media. Computers and Geotechnics, 10.1016/j.compgeo.2022.104786. (IF= 4.956)

1 † co-author(s) designate(s) graduate student advised at UCF; * designates the corresponding author. IF= 5-year impact factor (Web of Science)

  • 2022 Terracon Foundation Award, Terracon Consultants, Inc., U.S.
  • 2021 “Superior” paper Award at the WM2021 Conference, U.S. DOE, U.S.
  • 2019 Top Reviewer for the Journal of Waste Management for 2018, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • 2015 Norman Severson Geotechnical Award, University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.
  • 2022 – present member, the North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society
  • 2022 – present member, Air and Solid Waste Management Association
  • 2021 – present member, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • 2018 – present Member, TRB AKG 30 Geoenvironmental and Climatic Impacts on Geomaterials
  • 2015 – present associate member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • CGN 5341: Introduction to Smart Cities’ Applications
  • ENV 3001: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CEG 4011C: Geotechnical Engineering I