Research interests: 1) Probabilistic analysis in geotechnical engineering; 2) Constitutive model optimization; 3) Artificial intelligence in geotechnical engineering.


Research interests: 1) Pattern recognition and analysis of granular materials based on deep learning and computer vision; 2) Reconstruction of 3D rock aggregate by video tracking of 2D random projections.


Research interests: 1) Offshore Pile Foundations; 2) FRP-reinforced sea water sea-sand concrete (SSC) Piles; 3) Physical modeling in geotechnical engineering.


Research interests: 1) Physical model test on marine reclamation; 2) Influence of different factors (e.g. initial water content, salinity, dip angle) on soil behavior; 3) Numerical modelling of sedimentation and consolidation.


Research interests: 1) Physical model; 2) Reclamation related technology, PVD, vacuum preloading.

Chang HE

Research interests: 1) Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) ; 2) Ocean simulation in coastal area; 3) Sediment and pollutant transport during the dredgging processes.

Jing-Cheng TENG

Research interests: 1) FRP Sheet-pile wall; 2) Finite element analysis for structural engineering.

Shao-Qun LIN

Research interests: 1) Distributed fibre optic sensing application on geotechnical structures; 2) Crack detection using OFDR.


Research interests: Nonlinear finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering.


Research interests: 1) Deep Learning Method; 2) Artificial Intelligence.

Chu-Heng ZHONG

(10/2019) Thesis Title:"Study of soil behaviour subjected to an internal erosion process".
University of Nantes, France.
Currently at Hubei University of Technology.


(09/2019) Thesis Title:"A constitutive model for natural clays: from laboratory testing to modelling of offshore monopiles".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Kai-Hui LI

(09/2019) Thesis Titile: "Size Effect and Anisotropy in Transversely Isotropic Rocks".
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.
Currently Assistant Professor at Central South University.


(07/2019) Thesis Titile: "Numerical analysis of multi-physics problems of subsidence in the vicinity of a hydraulic earthwork".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Zhuang JIN

(12/2018) Thesis Title:"Numerical investigation of caisson foundation in sand under combined monotonic loadings for offshore wind turbines".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Jiang-Xin LIU

(03/2018) Thesis Title:"Numerical study of strain localization in geotechnical structures under the framework of micro-polar theory".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Chao-Fa ZHAO

(12/2017) Thesis Title:"Multi-scale modeling of granular soils: from grain scale to geotechnical structures".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Ze-Xiang WU

(12/2017) Thesis Title:"Mechanical modelling of sand considering simple shear condition and its application to pile foundation".
Collaborator, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.
Currently Assistant Professor at Wenzhou University.


(12/2017) Thesis Title:"Multi-scale modelling of granular materials in application to geotechnical engineering problems".
University of Grenoble Alpes, France.
Currently Associate Researcher at Shenzhen University.


(12/2017) Thesis Title:"Study on the creep behaviour of clay under complex triaxial loading in relation to the microstructure".
University of Lorraine, France.
Currently Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power.

Yin-Fu JIN

(09/2016) Thesis Title:"Parameter identification and model selection of soil models using genetic algorithm".
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.

Qi-Yin ZHU

(07/2014) Thesis Title:"Time-dependent behaviour and uniqueness of its key parameters for soft clays".
Double degree between Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France).
Currently Associate Professor at China University of Mining and Technology (Xuzhou).

Ying-Jing LIU

(07/2014) Thesis Title:"Modelling the influence of the particle size distribution on the critical state mechanical behaviour of granular materials".
Double degree between Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France).