About Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering




Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

About the JGTTE

Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (JGTTE) is a quarterly publication of peer-reviewed original papers, technical notes, and state-of-the-art articles, reviewed by international scholars. JGTTE aims to provide a high profile, leading edge forum for academic researchers and industrial professionals, and disseminate innovative new work on geotechnical and transportation engineering. All accepted papers will be published online (open access) and in print.

Aim and Scope

The Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (JGTTE) covers the broad areas of practice known as geotechnical engineering and transportation engineering. The journal intends to provide a platform for publication of the high-quality researcher in common areas among the geotechnical and transportation engineering. JGTTE focuses on the papers that have applications in either of these fields, with emphasis on theoretical aspects.
The specific topics that are covered by the journal are road and highway design, sub layers of railroad, geosynthetic reinforced ground, retaining structures, soil dynamics and foundations, engineering behavior of soil and rock, site characterization, slope stability, dams, rock engineering, earthquake engineering, environmental impacts of geotechnical and transportation engineering, geosynthetics, computer modeling, groundwater monitoring and restoration, geomechanics, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation, pavement maintenance and performance, management of roads, bridges, and transit systems, traffic management technology, railway engineering and economics. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on new and emerging topics within the general discipline of geotechnical and transportation engineering. Experimental papers are also welcomed, especially the ones with a clear and significant potential for practical application. Practice-oriented papers and case studies are particularly welcomed and encouraged.

Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering:

Prof. Mehrad Kamalzare, Ph.D., P.E., M. ASCE
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA

Transportation Engineering:

Prof. Hesam Shabaniverki, Applied Science University of Qazvin, Iran
Transportation Engineer, Airsa Group, Washington, D.C., USA

Sisi Qian, Wuhan University, China

Prof. Braja M. Das, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE

Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of a number of geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. Dr. Das is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, the AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.


Prof. Bijan Vasigh, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

Dr. Vasigh is professor of Economics and Finance in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Florida. He has focused his research, teaching, and consulting on the theory, modeling, and application of financial instruments in transport finance. He has published more than sixty peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has been listed as a Highly Cited faculty in aviation finance and he continues to be regularly invited to present and share his subject matter expertise at national and international symposia. His work has led to formal collaboration with multiple domestic government agencies and foreign governments such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Learning Center, and NASA on a grant on “Determination of Statewide Economic Benefits of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS)”. He has been interviewed and quoted by national and international news media such as The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, USA Today, Forbes, National Public Radio (NPR) Marketplace, Voice of Russia, El Pais (Spain), Rzeczpospolita (Poland), Trinidad Express, Cuba News, and The Guardian (United Kingdom), among others. He is also author of North America’s leading aviation textbook entitled, An Introduction to Air Transport Economics: From Theory to Application, Foundation of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practices, and Aircraft Finance: Strategies for Managing Capital Costs in a Turbulent Industry.

Prof. Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Ph.D., M.ASCE

Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA, Australia

Prof. Ikuo Towhata, Ph.D.

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Vice President of Asia section, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Prof. Jnanendra Nath Mandal, Ph.D.

Emeritus Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India

Prof. Derya Maktav, Ph.D.

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Prof. Wen Cheng, Ph.D., P.E., T.E., PTOE

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA

Dr. Mahmoud Kamalzare, Ph.D., P.E.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Prof. Xudong Jia, Ph.D., P.E.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA

Dr. Abouzar Ghavami Pakdehi, Ph.D.

Computational Scientist at Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Hesham El Ganainy, Ph.D., P.E.

Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc., San Fransisco, CA, USA

Prof. Monica Moncada, Ph.D.

University Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Fugro In-Situ Geotecnia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Prof. Ferhan Kuyucak Sengur, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Prof. Mahmoud Saffarzadeh, Ph.D.

Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran; Dean of TP Transportation Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

Prof. Khair Jadaan, Ph.D.

University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Prof. Ayman Najeb Tomah, Ph.D.

Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan

Prof. Olja Cokorilo, Ph.D.

University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Amir Golalipour, Ph.D.,

Engineering and Software Consultants (ESCINC) / Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Washington, D.C., USA

Prof. Luis de Picado Santos, Ph.D.

Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Fernando Nunes Da Silva, Ph.D.

Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Amir Reza Mamdoohi, Ph.D.

Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran; Dean of TP Transportation Research Institute, Tehran, Iran

Prof. Filipe Themudo Barata, Ph.D.

Evora University, Evora, Portugal

Prof. Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt, Ph.D.

Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
Sue Mahmood, Strayer University, USA
Sanam Javidnia, California, USA
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