Dongri SONG



Associate Professor


No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China




1.     Geomechanics in landslides (debris flow and debris avalanche)

2.     Mechanisms of debris flow-structure interaction and the load model

3.     Innovation and design of debris flow flexible barriers

4.     Centrifuge modelling of geological hazards


2013.01—2017.03, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PhD

2010.09—2013.06, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), MPhil

2006.09—2010.06, China University of Mining and Technology, B.E.

Employment Record (including international working experience)

2017.05—Now, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Running Projects

National Science Foundation for Young Scientists: Debris Flows Impact Mechanisms Based on Effects of Solid-fluid Coupling (grant No. 51809261)

Academic Society Activities


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPF)

Ringo Yu Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Geotechnical Studies (HKIE, 2017)



1.    Song, D., Zhou, G. G. D., Xu, M., Choi, C. E., Li, S., & Zheng Y. (2019). Quantitative analysis of debris-flow flexible barrier capacity from momentum and energy perspectives. Engineering Geology. 251: 81–92.

2.    Song, D., Zhou, G. G. D., Choi, C. E., Hu, H. S., Du, J. H., & Zheng, Y. (2019). Debris flow impact on flexible barrier: effects of debris-barrier stiffness and flow aspect ratio. Journal of Mountain Science.

3.    Song, D., Choi, C. E., Zhou, G. G. D., Kwan, J. S. H., & Sze, H. Y. (2018). Impulse Load Characteristics of Bouldery Debris Flow Impact. Géotechnique Letters. 8(2): 111–117.

4.    Zhou, G. G. D., Song, D.*, Choi, C. E., Pasuto, A., Sun, Q. C., & Dai, D. F. (2018). Surge Impact Behaviour of Granular Flows: Effects of Water Content. Landslides. 15(4): 695–709.

5.    Song, D., Choi, C. E., Ng, C. W. W., & Zhou, G. G. D. (2018). Geophysical Flows Impacting a Flexible Barrier: Effects of Solid-fluid Interaction. Landslides. 15(1): 99-110.

6.    Song, D., Ng, C. W. W., Choi, C. E., Zhou, G. G. D., Kwan, J. S. H. & Koo, R. C. H. (2017). Influence of debris flow solid fraction on rigid barrier impact. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 54(10): 1421-1434.

7.    Ng, C. W. W., Song, D.*, Choi, C. E., Kwan, J. S. H., Koo, R. C. H., & Pun, W. K. (2017). Impact mechanisms of granular and viscous flows on rigid and flexible barriers. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 54(2), 188-206.

8.    Ng, C. W. W., Song, D.*, Choi, C. E., Koo, R. C. H., & Kwan, J. S. H. (2016). A novel flexible barrier for landslide impact in centrifuge. Géotechnique Letters, 6(3), 221-225.