Sheng Dai

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Sheng Dai, Ph.D., P.E., is an associate professor and group coordinator in Geosystems Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. After earning his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2013, he worked at the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, and returned to Georgia Tech as a faculty member in 2015. He is also a faculty member in the Ocean Science and Engineering program and holds a courtesy appointment at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Dai's group addresses the resilience and sustainability in energy and the natural environment through studying energy geotechnics, nature inspired engineering, flow in porous media, and granular dynamics. His research has been funded by federal funding agencies (DOE, NSF, NASA, DOT), national labs, and industry. He is an associated editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, an editorial advisor of Geomechanics for Energy and Environment, and serves on the Pressure Core Advisory Board for the U.S. Geological Survey, the GOM2 Marine Test Technical Advisory Committee for UT/DOE, the National Gas Hydrate Program for NETL, and the Task Force Leader of TC308 Energy Geotechnics of ISSMGE. 

Dr. Dai's research, teaching, and service have been recognized by the NSF CAREER award, the NSF CMMI's Game Changer Academies, the ORISE Fellowship, and at Georgia Tech, the Emerging Leaders Program, CEE Interdisciplinary Research Award, Woodfruff Academic Leadership Fellow, Jim Pope CREATE-X Faculty Fellow, CEE Bill Schutz Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows. 


Energy geotechnics, Nature inspired engineering, Flow in porous media, Geomechanics, Granular dynamics

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