Dr. Han-Lin WANG

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E-mail : hanlin.wang@polyu.edu.hk


Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2011 – 2017
  • Exchange at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (Ranked 3rd in France), 2016 – 2017
  • B.Eng. in Geotechnical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2007 – 2011

Professional experience (University)

  • Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, 04/2020 - present
  • Research Associate, Cardiff University, UK, 03/2017 - 03/2018
  • Postdoc fellow, University of Macau, Macau, China, 05/2018 - 11/2018
  • Research Fellow, Hunan University, China, 07/2017 - 04/2018

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Research topic

  • Geo-infrastructure behaviour under monotonic, cyclic and climatic loadings

Contribution I: Soil THM behaviour with microstructure

  • Characteristic coarse-grain content was identified, separating two affecting zones for microstructure, monotonic and cyclic behaviours: fines or coarse grain dominant.

  • Hydro-mechanical behaviour is controlled by macro- or micro- pores.
  • Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviours (volume change, water retention, heat transfer, etc.) were interpreted under seasonal climatic processes.


  • Chen, R. P., Wang, H. L*. (2019). J. Mat. Civil Eng. 31(12), 04019301. (IF=1.984; PolyU-B)


Contribution II: Soil arching effect

  • Evolution of soil arching effect under train moving load (dynamic loading) and water level change was originally revealed.


  • Wang, H. L., et al. (2018). J. Geotech. Geoen. Eng. 144(6), 04018035. (IF=2.701; PolyU-A)
  • Wang, H. L., et al. (2019). Can. Geotech. J. 56 (1): 60–68. (IF=2.437; PolyU-A)
  • Wang, H. L., et al. (2019). Geotex. Geomem. in press. (IF=3.972; PolyU-B)


  • Wang, H. L., Chen, R. P. (2019). J. Geotech. Geoen. Eng. 145 (7): 04019029. (IF=2.701; PolyU-A)