Diane Moug


Assistant Professor

Diane Moug is an Assistant Professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at Portland State University. She joined the department in 2017 after earning her PhD from the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on how to improve in-situ testing for characterization of geotechnical soil properties and engineering behavior. Her research has a particular focus on improving geotechnical engineering methods with the cone penetration test for characterizing earthquake behavior of soils, and characterizing non-standard soil types. Her work has included studies of diatomaceous soils in Oregon, soils treated with microbially induced desaturation, and intermediate soils.

Research Interest and Expertise

  • Earthquake geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical site investigation
  • Liquefaction mitigation through microbially induced desaturation
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Non-standard soil behavior

Courses Taught

Research Archives

TEXT: Specialty: Geotechnical
Education
  • PhD, Geotechnical Engineering
    University of California, Davis
  • Masters of Science; Geotechnical Engineering
    University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Applied Science; Geological Engineering
    University of British Columbia