Sheng Dai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Dr. Dai earned his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. In 2008, he joined the geosystems group at Georgia Tech, where he served as the president of the Geotechnical Society (2011-2012) and earned his MSCE and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering (with a minor in mathematical geophysics) in 2011 and 2013 respectively. After graduation, he worked in the Predictive Geosciences Division at the National Energy Technology Laboratory of U.S. Department of Energy. In August 2015, he returned to Georgia Tech and joined the faculty in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Ocean Science and Engineering program and the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Dai has strong research and teaching interests in energy geotechnics, geomaterials characterization, geomechanics, and flow in porous media. His group develops innovative testing techniques in combination with advanced numerical modeling to study fundamental properties and BTHMC-coupled processes in soils and rocks at elevated pressure and temperature conditions. His research advances the fields of gas hydrate, enhanced geothermal systems, geological carbon sequestration, subsurface drilling/sitmulation, and subsurface sensing and monitoring.