19th ISRM online lecture by Prof. Xia-Ting Feng at 10 a.m. GMT, 26th September 2017

Dear ISRM Members and Rock Mechanics Colleagues,

For the 19th ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Professor Xia-Ting Feng. The title of the lecture is “Rockbursts at deep tunnels”. It will broadcast on Tuesday, 26th September at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in a dedicated webpage.

Xia-Ting Feng obtained his Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics from the Northeast University of Science and Technology, China, in 1992. He has been affiliated as Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor at the same university until 2001. From September 1995 to March 1996 he was a Visiting Researcher and from December 1996 to November 1997 an ITIT Special Research Officer at the National Institute for Resource and Environment in Tsukuba, Japan. From May to November 1996 he was a Senior Research Officer at the Department of Mining Engineering of the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa. As a Professor of Hundred Talent Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he joined the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998 where, from 2007 to present he has been the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

His research interests cover intelligent recognition of rock mechanical parameters, stability analysis, global optimum design, disaster prediction and prevention in rock engineering. The research achievements obtained have been successfully applied to some high slopes of hydropower stations including Nuozhadu and Longtan, the permanent shiplock of Three Gorges Project, landslides along expressways such as Funing and Hurongxi as well as underground powerhouses, headrace tunnels of Shuibuya, Laxiwa, Jinping II, Wudongde and Baihetan, and several mine projects like those in Hongtoushan. Meanwhile, the research achievements have also been utilized by peers for large-scale and complex engineering systems including large foundation pits, traffic tunnels, roadbeds, mines and so on in China, as well as large rock engineering in America, Portugal and others.

Xia-Ting Feng has been President of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering since 2012. He has been very active at the International Society for Rock Mechanics, as co-Chairman of the Commission on Rock Engineering Design Methodology since 2007, Vice President at Large from 2007 to 2011 and President from 2011-2015.

Previous ISRM Online Lectures were given by Wulf Schubert, John Hudson, Pierre Dufaut, Eduardo Alonso, John Read, Herbert Einstein, Shunsuke Sakurai, Resat Ulusay, Dick Stacey, Jean Sulem, Nick Barton, Ove Stephansson, Peter Kaiser, Walter Wittke, Nielen van der Merwe, Giovanni Barla, Charles Fairhurst and Marc Panet.

The lecture will remain online so that those unable to attend at this time will be able to do it later. As usual, the attendees will be able to ask questions to the lecturer by e-mail during the subsequent five days.

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