ASCE has honored Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2017 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award for his extraordinary contributions to the development of design and analysis methods for stone columns, column-supported embankments, geosynthetic reinforced earth structures, and pile foundations, all of which have greatly promoted their applications.
Han is a highly innovative and productive researcher, as well as a dynamic leader in the geotechnical engineering community. Most of his design methods and research findings in the above-mentioned areas have been successfully adopted in standard geotechnical practice to provide safer or more economical solutions for the issues facing our infrastructure.
The Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award recognizes contributions to design or construction of foundations, earthworks, retaining structures, or underground construction. Emphasis is placed on constructed works in which serious difficulties were overcome or substantial economies were achieved.