Ming Xiao

Dr. Ming Xiao photo
Board Member

Dr. Ming Xiao is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (CITEL) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on performances of civil infrastructure and permafrost coastal erosion due to permafrost degradation in the Arctic. He has led collaborative and cross-disciplinary research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Interior, and state Departments of Transportation to address infrastructure systems’ challenges. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).



Permafrost Coastal Erosion Research Coordination Network (PCE-RCN)

The Permafrost Coastal Erosion Research Coordination Network (PCE-RCN) is established to identify challenges of and solutions to Arctic coastal permafrost erosion as well as its socioecological impacts by converging natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering. The project is funded by the Office of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation.

Resilience and Adaptation to the Effects of Permafrost Degradation Induced Coastal Erosion

A Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) project update video produced for the April 2020 virtual NNA Investigators meeting. The video is narrated by Dr. Ming Xiao (Pennsylvania State University).