Dr. Jie Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at Department of Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1997 and then worked as the manager of technology development at Tensar Earth Technologies, Inc. from 1997 to 2001. He ever joined in Widener University as a faculty member in Civil Engineering from 2001 to 2004. His research has focused on geosynthetics, earth-retaining structures, ground improvement, pile foundations, and pavement design. He has published more 300 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Han is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and a member of a number of technical committees and editorial boards including ASCE Geo-Institute Geosynthetic Committee and Ground Improvement Committee, TRB Geosynthetic Committee, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE International Journal for Geomechanics, and Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, etc. Dr. Han was the technical program and proceedings co-chair for the Geo-Frontiers 2011 with 1,921 participants and the secretary general and technical program co-chair for the GeoShanghai International Conference 2006. Dr. Han is the recipient of the 2011 Shamsher Prakash Annual Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, the 2014 International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Award, and the 2017 ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award. Prof. Han was elected to the ASCE Fellow in 2014.