Dr. Xin Chen, PE Practice Leader, Geotechnical

Dr. Xin serves as the Practice Leader for the Geotechnical Division. He has more than 16 years of geotechnical engineering, pavement design, pavement management, project management, & program management experience. Dr. Chen has extensive experience in geotechnical and geological subsurface exploration for site characterization using auger boring, split-spoon sampling, Standard Penetration Test (SPT), Cone Penetration Test (CPT), Dilatometer Test (DMT), etc. Dr. Chen also has extensive experience in geotechnical laboratory testing including soil compaction, permeability measurement, consolidation test, direct shear test, unconfined compression test, and triaxial test. Dr. Chen has extensive experience in providing geotechnical and pavement engineering recommendations on highway transportation projects such as embankment, cut slopes, steepened soil slopes, shallow foundations, immediate foundation, deep foundations, slope stability analysis, soil slope stabilization solutions such as Reinforced Soil Slope and imbricated stone wall, soil improvement solutions such as geosynthetic reinforcement, dynamic soil compaction, stone column, wick drains, compaction grouting, and micropiles; retaining wall structures such as concrete cantilever wall, gravity wall and Mechanical Stabilized Earth wall. Dr. Xin Chen has experience in pavement management, pavement engineering/design, pavement field data collection, pavement condition evaluation, and pavement forensic study. Prior to joining DMY, he was with Maryland State Highway Administration from 2006 to 2016 and he was Assistant Division Chief for the Maryland State Highway Administration, responsible for two technical programs: Geotechnics and Specification Review.

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