Prof. Zhen-Yu YIN

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Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong, China

Websitehttps://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/people/academic-staff/dr-zhen-yu-yin/
Tel : (+852) 3400 8470
Fax : (+852) 2334 6389
Email : zhenyu.yin@polyu.edu.hk


Editorial membership

  • Associate Editor of “Géotechnique Letters” since 2021
  • Associate Editor of “European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Computers and Geotechnics” since 2022
  • Editorial Board Member of “Georisk” since 2022
  • Editorial Board Member of “Transportation Geotechnics” since 2021
  • Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Marine Science and Engineering” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Soils and Rocks” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “International Journal of Geomechanics ASCE” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Acta Geotechnica” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Current Chinese Science” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering (IGGE)” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Soils and Foundations” since 2019-2022
  • Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A” since 2019
  • Editorial Board Members of “Canadian Geotechnical Journal” since 2018

Awards and honours

  • Recipient of “Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding”, FCE-PolyU, 2021
  • Recipient of “2017 Acta Geotechnica Best Paper Award”, 2017
  • Recipient of “2014 Geotechnique Letters Best Paper Award”, 2014
  • Recipient of “Prize of Excellent Scientific Research and Supervision” (PEDR) by Ministry of Education, France, 2014
  • Recipient of “Silver Medals of Science and Technology Progress of Ministry of Education of China” for “Long distance pipe jacking mechanical analysis and control technology in complex environment”, China (11th), 2013
  • Recipient of “Silver Medals of Science and Technology Progress of Zhejiang Province” for “Performance-based soft soil deep excavation design theory and practice”, China (2nd), 2013
  • Recipient of “Professor of Exceptional Rank of Shanghai (Dong-Fang Scholar)”, China, 2011
  • Recipient of “Shanghai Pujiang Talent People Plan”, China, 2011
  • PhD scholarship awarded by “Conseil Regional des Pays de la Loire” by competitive exam, 2003

Professional Membership

  • Member (Nominated) of Soil-Structure Interaction and Retaining Walls (TC207) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Member (Corresponding) of Offshore Geotechnics (TC209) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Member at large (director) of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (since 2020)
  • Member (Director) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Greater China Section, 2020-present
  • Associate Committee Member of Granular Materials Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012 – present
  • Member of Soft Soil Engineering Committee of Chinese Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2012– present
  • Member of Environmental Mechanics Committee of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2012– present
  • Member of Underground Engineering Committee of Shanghai Society of Civil Engineers, 2012– present
  • Member of Soil Mechanics Committee of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2011– present
  • Member of Constitutive Relation and Strength Theory Committee of Chinese Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2010– present

Conference Organizing

  • Co-Chair of online conference “International Symposium on Intelligent Geotechnics”, Hong Kong, 10-11 June 2022.
  • Chair of online conference “International Symposium of Soft Ground and Smart Geotechnology”, Shantou-Hong Kong, 7 January 2022
  • Chair of online conference “International Workshop of Smart Infrastructure Development towards Smart City”, Shantou-Hong Kong, 20 November 2021
  • Co-chair of “IAS Workshop on Emerging Scales in Granular Media”, Hong Kong, 14-16 January 2020
  • Co-chair of “EMI International Conference”, Lyon, 3-5 July 2019
  • Co-Chair of “France-China Symposium of Academic and Educational Exchanges on Geotechnical and Underground Engineering”, Shanghai, 24 – 25/10/2015
  • Co-Chair of “Specialized Workshop of Time-dependent Stress-strain Behavior of Geomaterials of IS-Model 2012”, Beijing, 15 – 16/10/2012
  • Secretary for the “Frontier of Soil Mechanics Academic Forum for Innovation 2020”, Shanghai, 13 – 14/08/2011
  • Secretary for the “International Symposium of Coastal and Offshore Geotechnics”, Hangzhou, 16 – 18/11/2012

Research Projects in HK

  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: General Research Fund, Topic “Multiscale approach for granular materials reinforced by disposable face-mask chips”. Total HK$ 1,113,600, Grant No. 15226822, Period 2023.Jan.-2025.Dec., PI.
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: General Research Fund, Topic “Deep Learning-based Multiscale Approach for Granular Materials from Particle Recognition to Mechanical Modelling”. Total HK$ 911,317, Grant No. 15220221,Period 2022.Jan.-2024.Dec., PI.
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Topic “Study of multi-physics coupling mechanism of deep sea pipeline and soft marine organic deposits interaction considering time and temperature effects”. Total HK$ 1,154,954, Grant No. N_PolyU534/20, proposed period 2021.Jan.-2024.Dec., PI (collaborator: Fuping Gao, Institute of Mechanics of CAS).
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: General Research Fund, Topic “Multiscale hydro-mechanical modeling of marine silty clay interacting with FRP foundation structure in consideration of rate and abrasion effects”. Total HK$ 873,995, Grant No. 15217220, Period 2021.Jan.-2023.Dec., PI.
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Internal): Grant to replace the “General Program of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province 2019-2020”. Topic “Intelligent constitutive modelling of natural clays in GBA and its application”. Total HK$ 100,000, Period 2019.Oct.-2022-Sep., PI.
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: Topic “Influence of Natural Deposition Plane Orientation on the Viscous Characteristics of Natural Clays: from Microstructural Investigation to Micromechanical Modelling”. Total HK$ 72,000, Grant No. F-PolyU501/19, PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Period 2020.Feb.-2022.Feb., PI.
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: Topic “Coupled hydro-mechanical modeling of suffusion in gap-graded cohesionless soils”. Total HK$935,375, Grant No. 15209119, Period 2020.Jan.-2022.Dec., PI.
  • Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: Topic “Study of Super-fast Large-area Economical Marine Reclamations for Housing and Infrastructural Developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area”. HK$14.26M, Grant No. R5037-18F, Period 2019.Sept.-2024.Aug., Co-PI (HK$2.27M).
  • 2019 Provincial Science and Technology Cooperation R&D Project-Sichuan Science and Technology Department: Topic “Intelligent Assessment of Service Performance of High Railway Embankment in Expansive Soil Area and Study on Disaster Diagnosis and Treatment Technology”, Total HK$200K, Grant No. 2019YFSY0015, Period 2019.Jan.-2021.Dec., PI of HK (HK$80K).