Xinnan Gao

xinnanDr Xinnan Gao

Lecturer (Nanjing Agricultural University), visiting scholar
Office: 437 Davis Hall

Xinnan is a lecturer from Nanjing Agricultural University in China, with a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Southeast University. Her doctoral work focused on the deformation behavior of underground structures at small strain of soil, monitoring of buried structures and related numerical analysis.

Xinnan  is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is working on the electromagnetic transmission characteristics in soil based on wireless underground sensor network.

Research interests:

  • Deformation behavior of underground structures at small strain of soil
  • Design of retaining structures
  • Monitoring of underground structures using WUSN


  • Research on the deformation control of urban underground engineering considering unloading small strain behavior of cohesive soil, PI, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51408319), 2015-2017

Main publications:

  • Gao Xinnan, Liu Songyu and Tong Liyuan. (2012). Ratio of embedded depth of multi-pivot secant piles to excavation depth in Suzhou subway stations. Journal of Southeast University (Natural Science Edition), 42. pp. 352-357. ISSN 1001-0505
  • Gao Xinnan, Wang Zhansheng, Tong Liyuan and Fang Lei. (2010). Application of secant piles in Nanshijie station of Suzhou subway. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 32. pp. 463-466. ISSN 1000-4548
  • Gao Xinnan, Liu Songyu, Tong Liyuan and Lou Chengbin. (2011). Deformation behavior of retaining walls in deep excavations in Suzhou Subway Line 1 of China. Proceedings of GeoFrontiers 2011, 3342-3349
  • Gao Xinnan, Liu Songyu and Dong Ping. (2012). Application of Concrete-cored DCM Pile in Soft Ground Treatment of Highway Bridgehead. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing, 261-271
  • Gao Xinnan, Liu Songyu and Zhang Shiyou. (2014). Ratio of embedded depth of multi-pivots retaining walls to excavation depth in Suzhou subway stations in China. Proceedings of GeoShanghai International Conference 2014, 246-255