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Technical Writing Webinar Series

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22 Mar 2019, 10:00 am


Technical papers are one of the important means to disseminate research results to the scientific and engineering community. They should be well written and make original contributions to the body of knowledge. Most technical papers are published after a peer-review process, which may be short or long, depending on many factors including the quality of technical contents, presentation, responses to review comments, and revisions. This webinar will first provide a brief overview of a typical publication process, key requirements for technical papers, and standards of acceptance and then focus on common issues in paper writing (including paper presentation) with general guides to overcome these issues.


Dr. Jie Han is the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Kansas in the United States. He has 30 years of teaching, research, and practical experience in geotechnical and pavement engineering. Prof. Han, as the sole author, published the book “Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement” in 2015 and has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has been invited to deliver more than 200 keynote/invited lectures at many international events. Prof. Han is the council member of the International Geosynthetics Society and the chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute Soil Improvement Committee. He has served as an editorial board member and then an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering for 17 years and received the Associate Editor of the Year Award in 2014. He has served as an associate editor for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering for 5 years. He has also served as a guest editor for 10 special issues for 7 international journals. Prof. Han has received numerous awards including the Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in Practice of Geotechnical Engineering in 2011, the International Geosynthetics Society Award in 2014, and the ASCE Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award in 2017.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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INSPIRE - University Transportation Center


Technical Writing Webinar Series (II) co-sponsored by CESTiCC, IACIP, and INSPIRE

Moderator: Jenny Liu, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Missouri S&T

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