Jongwan Eun, Ph.D., P.E.

Contact Information:
PKI 203C
Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-3544

Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University (2007)
  • Bachelor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University (2002)
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Multiphase Mass Transport through Porous and Nonporous Medium
  • Unsaturated Behavior of Geomaterials
  • Advanced Application of Sensing Technics for Geosystem
  • Sustainable Geotechnics
Courses Taught
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering, Fall 2016
  • Geotechnical Engineering, Spring 2017
GRA Position Available
Dr. Eun is looking for several Ph.D. students who will work on Sustainable and Environmental Geotech. Please contact Dr. Eun directly with brief self-introduction and CV.

About Jongwan Eun
Dr. Jongwan Eun joined in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) from fall 2016 as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering emphasized on Geoenvironmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 and M.S. from University of Texas at Austin in 2010.

Before joining the UNL, he has worked as a lecturer and a research associate at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) with the responsibility of teaching fundamental engineering subjects and leading a global research project related to oil recovery enhancement and innovative farming system with renewable energy. During his 2 year-postdoc at the UW-Madison, he developed and managed diverse projects funded by the private company and state and federal government related to field monitoring of wind turbine foundation, geothermal heating and cooling system, engineering characterization of recycled material and geosynthetic.

He also had professional experience as a field engineer more than three and half years in Dongmyung E&C Co. after obtaining Bachelor from Yonsei University in South Korea. He is a professional engineer registered in WI. His research interest is focused on the analysis and design optimization of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems, energy geotechnics, and radioactive material disposal.
Honors and Awards

He received many awards and honors such as the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Research Fellowship 2013, Severson Award 2012 from Geological Engineering Program at the UW-Madison, the 2nd place in Geosyntec Consultants 2011 National Research Contest, the 1st place and invitation for presentation in AEG 2011 Paper Competition in North Central Section.

Selected Publications
  • Jongwan Eun, James M. Tinjum, Craig H. Benson, and Tuncer B. Edil, (2016) “Comparison of Volatile Organic Compound Transport in Composite Liners with HDPE and Ethylene–Vinyl Alcohol Coextruded Geomembranes.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE (in press) 
  • K. A. Asmundson, Jongwan Eun, J. M. Tinjum, (2016) “Transport of hexavalent chromium in the vadose zone by capillary and evaporative transport from chromium ore processing residue.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53(4): 619-633, 10.1139/cgj-2015-0010
  • Jongwan Eun*, James M. Tinjum, Craig H. Benson, and Tuncer B. Edil, “Equivalent Transport Parameters for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Co-Extruded Geomembrane Containing Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH).” Submitted to Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE (in review).*Corresponding Author 
  • K. M. Tasneem, Jongwan Eun*, BooHyun Nam, (2016) “Leaching behavior of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash (BA) mixed with hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and Portland cement concrete (PCC) used as road construction materials.” Road Material and Pavement Design, Taylor & Lloyd DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2016.1186108 *Corresponding Author

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