Jason T. DeJong, Ph.D.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
3101 Ghausi Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 754-8995
Fax: (530) 752-7872
E-mail: jdejong@ucdavis.edu


Jason T. DeJong is a Professor at the University of California, Davis. He received a B.S.C.E. from UC Davis and an M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After working at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jason moved back to his hometown of Davis, CA in 2005.

His work has been funded through grants totaling more than $13 million and results have been disseminated through 200+ publications. His work has been recognized through the ASTM International Hogentogler Award (2x), the ICE TK Hsieh Prize, the ASCE Huber Research Prize, the ASCE Casagrande Professional Development Award, and the Prakash Research Award, among others.

Download a professional CV here.

Interested in Graduate Opportunities?

I will be looking for new graduate students in the broad areas of biogeotechnics, soil and site characterization, and geotechnical sustainability for the ’20/’21 academic year. If you are interested please contact me and consider applying to our geotechnical engineering program [link].

Research Interests

Soil Interactions Laboratory
Through the Soil Interactions Laboratory Prof. DeJong directs research in the areas of bio-mediated soils processes, integrated site characterization, behavior of intermediate and gravelly soils (iBPT), earthquake engineering, sustainable geotechnical practice, and deep foundations.
CBBG: Bio-Inspired Geotechnics
In 2015 Prof. DeJong and colleagues at UCD, ASU, GT, and NMSU were awarded an NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics. The goal of the center is to advance and integrate biogeotechnics into mainstream geotechnical practice through technical discoveries and development of a new geotechnical engineering workforce.
Jason DeJong

Professor Jason DeJong

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616