Robert Liang

Department Chair; Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Robert Liang
Phone: 937-229-3847

Kettering Laboratories Room 422


Dr. Robert Liang joined the University of Dayton School of Engineering on August 1, 2016, as the chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Liang comes to us from the University of Akron, where he had an outstanding scholarly and administrative career, including serving as department chair of civil engineering.


  • Ph.D., civil engineering, UC Berkeley
  • M.S., civil engineering, North Carolina State University
  • B.S., civil engineering, Tam Kang University in Taiwan

Research Interests

Geotechnical engineering with emphasis on deep foundations, soil improvement, retaining structures, soil dynamics, construction materials, and engineering mechanics.