Dr. Zhen-Yu YIN

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Associate Professor 
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; zhenyu.yin@gmail.com


Editorial membership

  • Editorial Board Member of “Transportation Geotechnics” since 2021
  • Editorial Panel Member of "Geotechnique Letters" since 2021
  • Associate Editor of “European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering” since 2020
  • Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Marine Science and Engineering” 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
  • 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 “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 “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

  • 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).
  • Chinese National Science Foundation: Topic “Multi-scale modelling of long-term settlement of metro tunnel group in soft soils”, Grant No. 51579179, 01/2016 – 12/2019, PI.
  • Chinese National Science Foundation: Topic “Method of mechanism, prediction and control of geological disasters in grouped excavation in coastal soft soil region”, Grant No. 41330633, 01/2014 – 01/2018, Co-PI.
  • Region de pays de la Loire: Topic “International network for environmental risk assessment and climate adaptation of structures in civil engineering and building”, Grant No. RI-ADAPTCLIM, 02/2015 – 01/2018, Co-PI.
  • Chinese National Science Foundation: Topic “Coupling behaviour of creep and destructuration of natural clays considering the effect of principal stress rotation”, Grant No. 41372285, 01/2014 – 12/2017, PI.
  • Key Laboratory in China: The opening project of the State Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, Topic “Risk-based model selection and parameters identification of soils for deep underground engineering”, Grant No. SKLGDUEK1714, 01/2017 – 12/2018, PI.
  • Key Laboratory in China: The opening project of the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Topic “Numerical modelling of steel pipe pile driving in offshore engineering”, Grant No. HESS-1503, 01/2015 – 12/2016, PI.
  • Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau SAR: “Modelling the Shearing Behaviour of Soil-Structural Interface with Micromechanics Approach”, Grant No. FDCT/125/2014/A3, 01/2015 – 01/2018, Co-PI.
  • INERIS in France (National Institute of Industrial Environment and Risk): PhD training grant for Mr. Yang for which I am supervisor.
  • European Union: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) project funded from the 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) of the EC, Topic “CREEP-creep of geomaterials”, Grant No. PIAPP-GA-2011-286397, 02/2012 – 01/2016, PI of SJTU-China.
  • French National Research Agency: Topic “Risk-based constitutive model selection”, Grant No. ANR-RISMOGEO, 01/2012 – 12/2014, Co-PI.
  • Chinese National Science Foundation: Topic “Study on creep behaviour considering the effect of principal stress rotation for natural deposited soft clay”, Grant No. 41240024,01/2013 – 12/2013, PI.
  • Ministry of Education of China: Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China, Topic “Non-coaxial creep behaviour of clay and modelling”, Grant No. 20110073120012, 01/2012 – 12/2014, PI.
  • Shanghai Science and Technology Committee: Research Fund for the Shanghai Pujiang Talent Plan, Topic “Long-term instability mechanism of clay seabed and application”, Grant No. 11PJ1405700, 10/2011 – 09/2013, PI.
  • Shanghai Education Committee: Research Fund for the Shanghai Dong-Fang Scholar (Professor of Exceptional Rank) Plan, Topic “Marine geotechnical engineering”, Grant No. TS0320801002, 10/2012 – 12/2014, PI.
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China: Special Fund of International Scientific Cooperation, Topic “Multi-scale modelling of geotechnical structures”, Grant No. 2012-1.5.3.1, 01/2013 – 12/2013, PI.
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China: Special Fund of Self-development Research Scheme, Topic “Constitutive modelling of marine soils”, 05/2010 – 04/2013, PI.
  • Key Laboratories in China: The opening project of the State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Modelling of mechanical behaviour of crushable coarse grains and its application, Grant No. SKLGP2011K013, 03/2011 – 09/2012, PI.
  • Key Laboratories in China: The opening project of the Key Laboratory of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of Ministry of Education, Deformation behaviour of natural soft clay considering microstructures and modelling, Grant No. KLE-TJGE-B1203, 07/2012 – 06/2014, PI.
  • Key Laboratories in China: The opening project of the State Key Laboratory of frozen soil engineering, Extended overstress model for warm frozen soil and its engineering application, Grant No. SKLFSE201210, 01/2013 – 12/2015, PI.