Committee on Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geosystems and Geohazards

History and Background

Most dynamic processes occurred in geosystems or geosphere under interaction between lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere can be described as multiscale and multiphysics processes. Their activities involve the interaction and evolution of the thermal, fluidal, solid, chemical, and biological movements which follow the universal basic law of material movement or energy transition. Thermal–hydrological–mechanical–chemical-biological (THMCB) multi-field coupling effect will occur in geosystems under changing environment. The coupling processes of geomaterial is not the simple superposition of multiphysical fields, but the mutual influence and action of each physical field. The research on fracture evolution, deformation mechanism, mechanical constitutive and coupling model construction should be comprehensively analyzed. The analysis of multiscale and multiphysics processes of geosystems not only involves the development of mineral resources, oil and gas fields, geothermal resources and other resources and energy fields, but also water conservancy and hydropower engineering, underground engineering, underground nuclear waste disposal, and deep buried energy storage. It is of great practical significance to analyze and study the multiscale and multiphysics processes for reducing and ensuring engineering safety.


Aims and Perspectives

Therefore, it is urgent to establish a committee on multiscale and multiphysics processes in geosystems and geohazards. The main objectives of this committee are to: (1) propose and guide the important key scientific problem and future development direction; (2) solve and consult the major difficulties and puzzles of geotechnical engineering design, construction and geo-disaster prevention under extreme environment; (3) discuss and review the state of the art of theories and methodologies in systematic prevention and control of geo-disasters; (4) compile and develop corresponding specifications related to geoengineering construction and disaster prevention under the complex environment of multiphysical fields coupling; and (5) help the high-quality development of geological engineering. The committee also encourages all participants to facilitate tight cooperation between international organizations, global stakeholders, local and regional governments, universities and scientific academies, and advanced enterprises.



Xiaoli Liu, Dr. Prof., School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Yifei Cui, Dr. Prof., Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Vice Chair:

Yong Wan, Dr. Prof., Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Gen Li, Dr. Prof., School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Advisory Board:

Ranjith Pathegama Gamage, Dr. Prof., Monash University, Australia

Jishan Liu, Dr. Prof., University of West Australia, Australia

Yifeng Chen, Dr. Prof., Wuhan University, China

Qiang Xue, Dr. Prof., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Enzhi Wang, Dr. Prof., Tsinghua University, China


Danqing Song, Dr., Prof., South China University of Technology, China

Huan Sun, Dr., Associate Prof., Hainan University, China

Jian Guo, Dr., Assistant Prof., Tsinghua University, China

Nan Hu, Dr., Assistant Prof., Tsinghua University, China

Committee Members:

Xiaodong Ma, Dr., Prof., University of Science and Technology of China, China

Nawnit Kumar, Dr., Chief Engineer, Matshui Engineering Services Private Limited, India

Liming Hu, Dr. Prof., Tsinghua University, China

Jianbo Zhu, Dr. Prof., Shenzhen University, China

Yuyou Yang, Dr. Prof., China University of Geosciences Beijing, China

Jiangshan Li, Dr. Prof., Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Kai Liu, Dr. Assistant Prof., University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Zongqing Zhou, Dr. Prof., Shandong University, China

Yang Yu, Dr. Associate Prof., Zhejiang University, China

Hui Wu, Dr. Prof., Peking University, China

Aiguo Xing, Dr. Prof., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Chun Liu, Dr. Prof., Nanjing University, China

Enlong Liu, Dr., Prof., Sichuan University, China

Cheng Zhao, Dr., Prof., Tongji University, China

Fengqiang Gong, Dr., Prof., Southeast University, China

Ke Man, Dr., Prof., North China University of Technology, China

Gaofeng Zhao, Dr., Prof., Tianjin University, China

Shanyong Wang, Dr., Prof., University of Newcastle, Australia

Jiannong Fang, Dr., Prof., École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Tianran Ma, Dr., Prof., China University of Mining and Technology, China

Lu Jing, Dr., Prof., Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, China

Hui Tang, Dr., Prof., GFZ German Research Center for Geoscience, Germany

Yan Yan, Dr., Prof., Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Zhenni Ye, Dr., Associate Prof., Hainan University, China

Beifang Wang, Dr., Prof., Liaoning Technical University, China

Guofeng Han, Dr., Assocate Prof., Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Yukai Wang, Dr., Assistant Prof., North China University of Technology, China

Zongyuan Mao, Dr., Prof., China Academy of Building Research, China


All interested members are welcome to join!


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