JASON T. DEJONG
Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California Davis
Phone: 530-754-8995
Email: jdejong@ucdavis.edu
Web: www.sil.ucdavis.edu

Honors:
Shamsher Prakash Research Award, (2011), Gledden Visiting Senior Fellowship, University of Western Australia (2009-2010), ASCE Casagrande Award (2008), ASTM Hogentogler Award (2003), Lilly Teaching Fellow (2003-2004)

Appointments and Professional Activities:

  • Gledden Research Fellow, University of Western Australia (1/10-7/10)
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California at Davis (7/07-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of California at Davis (8/05-06/07)
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst (1/02-7/05)
  • NSF International Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (8/01-12/01)

Professional Service :

  • ASCE Soil Properties Committee – Chair & Member (2003 – present)
  • ASCE Engineering Geology and Site Characterization – Member (2003 – present)
  • TRB Committee A2K01 – Soil and Rock Instrumentation, Young Member (2002 – 2006)
  • Associate Editor for ASCE JGGE and ASTM GTJ
  • Reviewer for ASCE JGGE, ASTM GTJ, CJG, TRB, and Advanced Microbiology
  • Vice Chair,Organizing Committee – GeoCongress 2006 – Atlanta

Research Areas :

  • Bio-mediated soil improvement
  • Evaluation of “flow around” penetrometers (e.g. T-bar probe) for characterization of soft clay
  • Variable rate cone penetration testing in intermediate soils
  • Cyclic soil-structure interface behavior
  • Reusable instrumented test pile
  • Instrumented dynamic gravel penetrometer

Publications :
35+ journal publications, 45 conference publications, 2 conference proceedings, 5 reports, 2 patents

Advising & Mentoring :

  • DeJong, J.T. and Boulanger, R.W. (2000) “Introduction to Drilling and Sampling in Geotechnical Practice”, Educational Video, 2nd Edition. 35 min
  • Ph.D. Graduate Students: Robbie Jaeger (current), Brina Mortensen (2011), Brian Martinez (2011), Aravinthan Thurairajah (current), Nicholas Yafrate (2008, GEI Consultants)
  • M.S. Graduate Students: Gail da Silva (current), Ian Maki (current), Daniel Bernardi (current), Nicholas Broussard (2011), Mark Pinske (2011), Jack Waller (2011), Matthew Weil (URS), Bernard Wair (Fugro), Matthew Gross (Youngdahl Consulting Group), Seoung Rho, Kylan Kegel (USACE), Robbie Jaeger (PhD), Brina Mortensen (PhD), Brian Martinez (PhD), Zachary Westgate (Arup), Geoffrey Christoph, Mike Fritgzes (Langan Engineering), Nicholas Yafrate (GEI Consultants), Daniel Howey (Geomatrix)
  • Undergraduate Students: 30+