Hsai-Yang Fang

Dr. Hsai-Yang Fang is Professor Emeritus at Lehigh University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The term “Environmental Geotechnology” was introduced in 1986 at Lehigh by Dr. Hsai-Yang Fang to help explain the diversity of geotechnical phenomena unexplained by the classical soil mechanics compaction test as defined by Karl Terzaghi. Famous tests performed in Fritz Lab with the Baldwin test machine on garbage bales stimulated the formulation of the term.