• Nordvej, 119, 141

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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I am available to supervise both Master and PhD students in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. If you have any ideas or interests, please feel free to contact me.

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I have been Assistant Professor in Geotechnics at DTU since August 2019. Before joining DTU, I worked with Prof. Andrew J. Whittle (MIT) as Senior/Postdoctoral Associate, based at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), and a brief period of Senior Research Fellow at National University of Singapore. I obtained DPhil in Engineering Science from University of Oxford in August 2014, working with Profs. Harvey J. Burd and Guy T. Houlsby on finite element analysis of soils and structures. The thesis was examined by Prof. David M. Potts from Imperial College London. I did my undergraduate and part of the postgraduate studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. I was a visiting fellow at University of Newcastle, Austrilia, hosted by Prof Scott W. Sloan in 2016, focusing on integration algorithms of advanced constitutive models. 

I have strong background and expertise in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, especially in computational geotechnics (e.g. advanced finite element analysis and constitutive modelling of geomaterials) and underground construction (e.g. excavations and tunnels, and foundations).  

My current research at DTU focus on Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure through Geological and Geotechnical Sensing and Modelling (RSI-GeoSM), based on Danish National Projects (e.g. Copenhagen metros, and the Femern fixed link). I am avaibale to supervise both Master and PhD students, and please feel free to contact me if you have interests and ideas. 

I am teaching fundamental geotechnial engineering courses to both BSc and BEng students, incorporating both Danish and international methods. 

I am open to any kind of collaborations and consultancies, and welcome to contact me if you think there are potential opportunites. 

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering Science, DPhil, Finite element analysis of soils and structures, University of Oxford

1 Oct 201031 Dec 2013

Award Date: 1 Aug 2014

Civil Engineering, BEng, Soil-structure interaction, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1 Sept 20031 Jul 2007

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

External positions

Nominated member, TC204, ISSMGE


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  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Finite element method
  • Constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Smart infrastructure


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