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).



2023 Arctic Coasts Workshop Report: Changes, Impacts, and Solutions - Working Towards a Resilient Future
Ming Xiao

The Arctic Coasts Workshop was held on October 9 to 11, 2023 at the University of Colorado Boulder. 64 in-person and 4 on-line participants attended the workshop. The goal of the workshop was to bring together a dynamic group of experts to exchange knowledge regarding coastal hazards and impacts, strengthen and expand partnerships, and develop actionable and immediate recommendation for Arctic research and community resilience.

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).