PhD Students


Fan Fei

Fan Fei joined the group in September 2018 as a Hong Kong PhD Fellow, after receiving his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at HKU with first class honours. Throughout his undergraduate years at HKU, he was in Dean's honours list every academic year, and received several prestigious awards including a C.L. Tse Prize in Civil Engineering and a Leung Ting Kui Scholarship. His PhD research focuses on the development of computational approaches to investigate fracture, damage, and other inelastic deformations of underground rocks subjected to complex structural and environmental loads.


Yidong Zhao

Yidong Zhao will again join the group in September 2019 as a Hong Kong PhD Fellow. He worked with us in Summer 2018, first as a HKU Civil Centennial Future Scholar and then as a Research Assistant. Currently he is pursuing his M.S. degree in Architectural Civil Engineering at Tongji University, where he also earned his B.S. degree as a Shanghai Outstanding Graduate in 2016. He has been the winner of China National Scholarships (two times), a National Second Prize in the 10th Zhou Pei-Yuan Mechanics National College Competition, and a First Prize in the 1st Mechanics Competition of Shanghai, among others. His work in the group focuses on computational methods for large deformation problems in geomechanics.


Student Research Assistant


Junwei Zhang

Junwei Zhang started working as our group’s Student Research Assistant in January 2019. He is currently an undergraduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering in HKU. His research work focuses on the application of statistical/machine learning methods to geomechanical problems.