Keynote & Plenary Speeches-ICCEMS 2020


Prof. Jian Chu

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Biography: Dr CHU joint the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTU, in 1991 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has more than 20 years’ research and consulting experiences in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, in particular in the areas of laboratory and in-situ testing, engineering properties of soils, soil improvement, land reclamation and waste utilisation. He is the Chairman of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC39: Geotechnical Engineering for Coastal Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation, the Coordinator of Working Group C in ISSMGE TC17: Ground Improvement, the Co-Editor for Geotechnical Engineering, the Journal of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, and the editorial board member for other four international journals. He is a co-author of the book “Soil Improvement – Prefabricated Vertical Drain Techniques” and a co-editor of the book “Ground Improvement – Case Histories”. He has published over 180 technical papers in international journals and conferences and has been a keynote or invited speaker at more than 20 local and international conferences. He is also a recipient of the prestigious R.M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society for publishing the best paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2003. He has been a consultant for many projects and organisations in Singapore and overseas.


Prof. Xiaohong Zhu

Sichuan University, China


Biography: Dr. Xiaohong Zhu is currently a full professor at College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, China. Dr. Zhu received his BSc degree in Materials Physics from Sichuan University in 2000 and PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. After that, he did 3-year postdoctoral research at CNRS and CEA in France, and then joined Sichuan University as a professor in 2009. From April 2012 to April 2013, he was also a research scholar at the Department of Physics & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA. He was selected as a New Century Excellent Talent in University of China in 2009 and an Outstanding Young Scientific and Technological Leader of Sichuan Province, China in 2011. Dr. Zhu's research interests include mainly graphene-based electrode materials and novel solid-state electrolytes for energy storage devices (supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries), piezoelectric ceramics, as well as multifunctional oxide thin films and related electronic devices. Until now, he has authored/co-authored more than 80 SCI-indexed papers and 2 scientific books.