Shenzhen University; Chinese Academy of Engineering; Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE)
Prof. Xiangsheng Chen is a professor、academician and RAE foreign ember. Xiangsheng Chen is a Chinese engineer and a famous expert in the field of tunnel and underground construction, urban rail transit engineering, special geotechnical construction, and well construction. He is a recipient of the Special Government Allowance of the State Council, China and a leading talent of Shenzhen.
In 1978, he entered Huainan Institute of Mining (now Anhui University of Science and Technology), majoring in well construction. In 1986, he was a visiting scholar at the Technical University of Berlin, where he studied tunnel engineering under the guide of Prof. Eischmir. He continued his career at Ruhr-University Bochu, and focused on the research of the artificial frozen soil under the instruction of Prof. H.L. Jessberger. In 1991, he studied English at Shanghai International Studies University before serving as By-Fellow Professor at the University of Cambridge. He continued his research there on soil engineering in cold regions, with the guidance from Prof. Andrew N. Schofield, Previous President of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). He also received his Doctor of Engineering degree from Tsinghua University.
He returned to China in February 1994 and continued to work as deputy director and later director at the Beijing Mine Research Institute, Coal Research Institute. In February 2001, he was recruited by Shenzhen Metro Company Co., Ltd and worked there for seven years. In March 2018, he was hired by Shenzhen University as a professor and dean of the College of Civil and Transportation Engineering.
Over the past 40 years, Chen has completed more than 60 research projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and National Programs for Science and Technology Development. He also presided over more than 60 major projects at national or provincial level, with a total investment of more than 167 billion yuan. His previous honors include three National Science and Technology Progress Awards; 14 awards at provincial and ministerial level; four China Civil Engineering Zhan Tianyou Awards; one Mao Yisheng Railway Engineer Award; and one Entrepreneurship Award in Science and Technology. He has published nine monographs, five of which were authored by him, and delivered over 100 papers at home and abroad.
Speech Title: Development of an intelligent technology system for prefabrication and assembly of new ductile tunnel structures
Prof. Yangping Yao
Prof. Yangping Yao is chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program); a recipient of the Special Government Allowance of the State Council, China; Library Director of Beihang University; Dean of Shijia College; and vice Chairman of the Changping District CPPCC.
He won the first prize of Natural Sciences Awards from the Ministry of Education, China, and the second prize of Beijing Teaching Achievement Award (Higher Education). The undergraduate course, Soil Mechanics, taught by him was selected as a high-level course in Beijing, and the graduate course, Advanced Soil Mechanics, was also an excellent course highly appreciated by Beihang University.
He is Director of China Civil Engineering Society - Constitutive Equation and Strength Theory Committee, and Speaker of the 18th Huang Wenxi Lecture. He also serves as Editorial Board Member of serval journals, such as Computers and Geotechnics, Transportation Geotechnics, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Industrial Construction. Until now, he has published more than 200 academic papers. In 2011, his paper Constitutive model of over-consolidated clay based on improved Hvorslev envelope was included in 100 top-ranked papers with the greatest influence in China.
In addition, he also edited nine monographs and textbooks, including Soil Constitutive Models, Soil Mechanics, and Advanced Soil Mechanics.
Speech Title: Airport disaster prevention and smart construction
Dr. Guanghua Yang
Guangdong Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower
Guanghua Yang is Senior Engineer, Doctoral Supervisor, and Registered Civil Engineer (geotechnical engineering; water conservancy and hydropower engineering). Currently he serves as Honorary Dean of GRIWH; Head of Guangdong Research Center of Geotechnical Engineering; and Chief Science Advisor of Water Resources Department of Guangdong Province. In 2018, he was selected as an expert in engineering survey and design by the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Guangdong Province.
Dr. Yang had a long career in geotechnical engineering and he was the speaker of the 24th Huang Wenxi Lecture, the highest-ranking lecture in geotechnical engineering in China. During his scientific career, he has received many awards and honors, including: Six Science and Technology Progress Awards; Two Science and Technology Awards；Recipient of the Special Government Allowance of the State Council, China; Mao Yisheng Youth Award for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; National Advanced Worker in Science and Technology; “5151 Talent” granted by the Ministry of Water Resources, China; Top-100 Talent in South Guangdong; Ding Ying Science and Technology Award; National Advanced Worker in China’s Water Conservancy Systems.
He is also holding various positions while serving as a part-time supervisor of PhD and MSc students at Wuhan University and South China University of Technology: Associate Editor of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering; Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and Rock and Soil Mechanics; Deputy Director of Guangdong Expert Committee on Public Emergencies;Deputy Director of the Geotechnical Mechanics Committee, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Deputy Director of the Foundation Pit Engineering Committee, the Architectural Society of China; Standing Director of Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, China Civil Engineering Society; Deputy Director of Special Committee on the Strength and Constitutive Relations of Soils, China Civil Engineering Society; Deputy Director of the Geomechanics Committee, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society; Chairman of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering; Chairman of Guangdong Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering; Deputy Chairman of Guangdong Hydraulic Engineering Society; Deputy Chairman of Guangdong Civil Engineering Society.
Among his pioneering works are the constitutive theory for soils, deep foundation pit excavation, foundation engineering, and slope stability analysis, all of which have contributed to the advancement of related disciplines and the industries.
In addition, he was appointed as the head and participated in hundreds of projects related to engineering design and consultancy, including: the research on deep-water cofferdam of Phase II of the Three Gorges Project; the Islands and Tunnel Project of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge; the Dongshen Water Supply Project; the Construction of Guangzhou Metro; the Feilaixia Hydro-junction.
As a team leader, he is engaged to assist during emergencies or to investigate serious incidents, including the collapse of Guangzhou metro tunnelling on Kangwang Road, the 2018 Foshan Metro collapse, and damaged reservoirs after the Great Sichuan earthquake.
Dr. Yang has published nearly 300 papers. He has chaired three projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has edited two local standards of Guangdong Province, and co-edited and reviewed several local standards of Guangdong and Shenzhen. He has supervised more than 40 PhD and Master students.
Speech Title: A new approach to constructing the constitutive models for soils based on generalized potential theory
Prof. Wenwu Chen
College of Cicil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University
Prof. Wenwu Chen is a professor，doctoral supervisor, a leading talent of Gansu Province, and a special allowance of the State Council Government.
His main part-time positions include Secretary General of the International Society of Rock Mechanics Specialized Committee on Ancient Site Protection, and Director of the Chinese Society of Rock Mechanics and Engineering Specialized Committee on Ancient Site Protection and Reinforcement Engineering. His main research interests include heritage protection engineering, geological disaster prevention and control engineering, and he has undertaken 9 projects or sub-projects of 973, 863, National Science and Technology Support Program, and more than 50 horizontal projects. He has published more than 100 papers as the first author or corresponding author. He has published 8 monographs, authorized 7 invention patents, and co-edited 1 national technical standard and 1 industry technical standard for earth site protection. He has received one National Science and Technology Progress Second Prize, one Tianjin Natural Science Second Prize, two Gansu Provincial Science and Technology Progress First Prize and two Second Prize.
Speech Title: Development and application of key technologies for conservation of earth sites in arid environments
Dr. Ping Tan
Ping Tan is Research Fellow; Doctoral Supervisor; Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University; and Executive Director of Earthquake Engineering Research & Test Center.In 2000, he received his PhD from Hunan University. From February 2002 to January 2006, he continued his career as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington and then the City University of New York.
Dr. Tan is currently holding various positions, including: Coordinator of Anti-Seismic Systems International Society (ASSISi)—Asia Region; Member of the Expert Group on Seismic Isolation of the Technical Committee for International Standardization; Member of the Commission on Seismic Design in Building Engineering, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, China; Chair of the Committee on Seismic Control and Isolation, Seismological Society of China; Deputy Editor-in-Chief of South China Journal of Seismology; Editorial Board Member of Journal of Building Structures and Journal of Vibration Engineering.His research interests are seismic isolation, seismic damping, and vibration control of civil engineering structures as well as their applications.He has presided over 18 National Key R&D Projects. He has published 300+ papers. He is holding 39 international or Chinese patents. In addition, he also edited or co-edited 10+ standards at home and abroad.
His previous honors include 2 National Science and Technology Progress Award (Second prize) and 5 Science and Technology Progress Award at Provincial or Ministerial Level.He has been selected as New Century Talent, which is supported by the Ministry of Education, China. He is a recipient of the special government allowance. He is involved in the Thousand Talents Plan as well as the National Special Support Program for Leading Talents.
Speech Title: Key technologies for seismic isolation and energy dissipation and damping of industrial buildings
Prof. Weilie Zou
Weilie Zou is Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Wuhan University (WHU), where he served as the former Vice-President of School of Civil Engineering.
Prof. Zou is currently holding the following positions: Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Rock Mechanics in Hydraulic Engineering (Wuhan University), Ministry of Education, China; Executive Director of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics (CTAG); Deputy Director of CTAG Reinforced Earth Committee; Member of CTAG Unsaturated Soils and Special Soils Committee; Member of Rock and Soil Mechanics Committee, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Executive Director of Highway and Transportation Society of Hubei Province; Member of Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and Rock and Soil Mechanics.
He presided over 6 General Projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China; 1 “863 Program”; and 1 National Key Research and Development Program. He has published 100+ papers. His research findings were compiled into 2 national standards (coded as GB), including Technical Code for Ground Treatment of Hydraulic Fill (No. GB51064-2015). His previous honors include Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education (First prize); Science and Technology Progress Award of Hubei Province (First prize); Chinese Dayu Water Science and Technology Progress Award (Second prize); and Science and Technology Award of China Highway and Transportation Society (Second prize).
Speech Title: Evolution of soil-water characteristics of expansive soils under dry-wet and freeze-thaw cycles and slope stabilization practice
Prof. Fayun Liang
Prof. Liang is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Tongji University, a deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of the Ministry of Education and Department of Geotechnical Engineering, and the winner of the Mao Yisheng Youth Award for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He serves as a director of the Foundation Branch of the Architectural Society of China and the Port Engineering Branch of the China Civil Engineering Society, and an editorial board member of the Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and China Journal of Highway and Transport. Prof. Liang has chaired five projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, one sub-project of the National Key Basic Research Program (973 Program), and one sub-project of the National Key Research and Development Program. His research results have won one first prize and four second prizes in the Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Award. Beyond accomplishments in scientific research. His course was selected for the National First-class Undergraduate Courses. Prof. Liang was also granted the first prize of the Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award, Shanghai Municipal Award for Bringing up Talents, and Outstanding Teacher Award of Tongji University.
Speech Title: Analysis of load-bearing characteristics and dynamic response of offshore wind turbines under complex environmental loads
Prof. Qingliang Yu
School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University
Prof. Qingliang Yu is currently the deputy dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, and an adjunct associate professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is an editorial board member of the international SCI authoritative journal Construction and Building Materials, an associate editor of the Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, and an editorial board member of Materials. Prof. Yu is mainly engaged in: (1) basic theory and microstructure control research of cement-based materials, (2) research on advanced concrete structural materials (nano-modified concrete, ultra-high performance concrete, lightweight concrete), and (3) durability of extreme state concrete structural materials performance study. In the past ten years, he has presided over or participated in more than ten scientific research projects, such as the Netherlands Natural Science Foundation, the EU Fund Project, and the joint scientific research of enterprises, and chaired an international exchange project of the China-Dutch Cooperation National Science Foundation. Currently, he presides over the research of high-level talents project of Wuhan University, a general project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a joint scientific research project of enterprise, university, and research institute. Up to now, he has applied for three invention patents, published three research monographs (chapters), more than 130 journal papers (including 115 SCI journal papers), and more than 90 international conference papers.
Speech Title: Research progress on sustainable impact-resistant ultra-high performance concrete
Prof. Huafu Pei
Dalian University of Technology
Huafu Pei is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Dalian University of Technology. He was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China for outstanding youth; an assistant of Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology; deputy director of Liaoning Key Laboratory for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation; and deputy secretary-general of CSRME Chinese Subsociety for Intelligent Monitoring in Geoengineering. He was selected as the first batch of top talents in Liaoning Province, and the star of science and technology in Dalian. He is the first batch of overseas young talents of Dalian; he is also an overseas talent selected by Liaoning Association for Science and Technology. Prof. Pei is holding various positions, including: ISSMGE TC220 member; JWG-DMR member; director of Engineering Risk and Insurance Research, China Civil Engineering Society; member of the Committee on Geotechnical Engineering Earthquake Preparedness and Mitigation, Seismological Society of China; and an expert convener of the historical disaster investigation and assessment group for the first national comprehensive risk survey of natural disasters in Liaoning Province. He also serves as the editorial board of the international journal Geoenvironmental Disaster. In recent years, he has presided over 6 national scientific research projects and served as the core member Plan 111, a project initiated by the Ministry of Education China to establish innovation centers for the purposes of technology transfer. His previous honors include the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award launched by Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU); the first prize of Teaching Achievement Award of Liaoning Province; and the Best Paper Award offered by OSMG (International Symposium on Opto-Electronic Sensor-Based Monitoring in Geo-engineering).
Speech Title: Exploration of molecular dynamics simulations and distributed sensing system for geotechnical engineering
Prof. Jianhe Xie
Guangdong University of Technology
Jianhe Xie is Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Guangdong University of Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Wuhan University of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from South China University of Technology in 2009. His main specialties include the technological development of new materials and composite structures for civil engineering, as well as their applications. He has published nearly 60 SCI-indexed papers (with an H-index of 25) as first or corresponding author in many high-ranking journals, including Composites Part B: Engineering, Composite Structures, and Journal of Composites for Construction; he is holding 20+ Chinese patents as first inventor; he has drafted 4 local standards for Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City. He is the recipient of Guangdong Program for Excellent Youth (2014); the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award, Ministry of Education, China (2020); and National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2019). He was selected as a candidate of Guangdong Innovative Talent Training Program.
Speech Title: Research progress on the durability of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)–reinforced seawater–sea sand concrete (SWSSC)