Dr. Jian Ji

Dr. Jian Ji

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 151, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr. Ji Jian earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore. He has published several technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is currently a research fellow at department of civil engineering of Monash University, Australia. Before this position, he joined the consulting industry of civil engineering in August 2012 when he submitted his PhD thesis. His professional interests include numerical analysis of geo-technical problems with probabilistic considerations, slope stability, excavation, foundation and infrastructure design. He had been involved in many infra and geo-technical projects since joining in the consultants group. The works include accredited checking of the proposed constructions of downtown line MRT in Singapore, designing of foundation & deep excavation projects and slope stability analysis. Dr. Ji Jian is a Registered Civil Engineer (Geo-technical) of China.


  • Bachelor of Science,(B.Sc).
  • Master's of Engineering,(M.Engi).
  • Doctor of Philosophy, (Ph.D), Civil Engineering., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Lifetime assessment of corroded pipelines.
Geotechnical reliability analysis.
Geomechanics and unsaturated soil mechanics.
Earth retaining systems and slope stability.
Underground development.


Ji, J., Zhang, C., Gao, Y.F. and Kodikara, J. (2017), Effect of 2D spatial variability on slope reliability: A simplified FORM analysis, Geoscience Frontiers,.

Lü, Q., Xiao, Z., Ji, J. and Zheng, J. (2017), Reliability based design optimization for a rock tunnel support system with multiple failure modes using response surface method, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology,.

Ji, J., Robert, D.J., Zhang, C. and Kodikara, J. (2016), Probabilistic physical modelling of corroded cast iron pipes for lifetime prediction, Structural Safety,.

Ji, J., Zhang, C., Gui, Y., Lv, Q. and Kodikara, J. (2016), New observations on the application of LS-SVM to slope system reliability analysis, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,.

Zhang, C., Ji, J., Yang, S.-Q., and Kodikara, J. (2016), “Implicit integration of simple breakage constitutive model for crushable granular materials: A numerical test”, Computers & Geotechnics,.

Zhang, C., Ji, J., Gui, Y., He, L., Yang, S.-Q. and Kodikara, J. (2016), “Evaluation of soil – concrete interface shear strength based on LS-SVM”, Geomechanics and Engineering, 11(3), 361-372.

Ji, J., Zhang, C, Kodikara, J., Yang, S.-Q. (2015), Prediction of stress concentration factor of corrosion pits on buried pipes by least squares support vector machine, Engineering Failure Analysis, 55, 131-138.

Ji, J. and Kodikara, J. (2015), An efficient sensitivity-based reliability method for implicit limit state surface with correlated non-Gaussian variables, Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech., 39(17), 1898-191.

Ji, J. (2014), A Simplified Approach for Modeling Spatial Variability of Undrained Shear Strength in Out-Plane Failure Mode of Earth Embankment, Engineering Geology, 183, 315-323.

Ji, J. and Chan, C.L. (2014), Long embankment failure accounting for longitudinal spatial variation – A probabilistic study, Computers & Geotechnics, 61, 50-56.

Ji, J. and Liao, H.J. (2014), Sensitivity-Based Reliability Analysis of Earth Slopes using Finite Element Method, Geomechanics and Engineering, 6(6), 545-560.

Ji, J., Liao, H.J. and Low, B. K. (2013), Probabilistic Strength-Reduction Stability Analysis of Slopes Accounting for 2-D Spatial Variation, Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 535-536, pp582-585.

Ji, J. and Low, B.K. (2012), Stratified Response Surfaces for System Probabilistic Evaluation of Slopes, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(11), 1-9.

Ji, J., Liao, H.J. and Low, B.K. (2012), Modeling 2-D spatial variation in slope reliability analysis using interpolated autocorrelations, Computers & Geotechnics, 40, 135-146.


Editorial Board: Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Taylor & Francis.

Journal Reviewer: ASCE Journals, Geotechnique, Engineering Geology, Computers & Geotechnics, Int J Numer Anal Meth Geomech, Prob Eng Mech, etc.


Last modified: February 16, 2018