Huayong CHEN 




Associate Professor 


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




Mechanism and mitigation of debris flow hazards;  Failure mechanics of dammed lakes or moraine dams; Hydraulic engineering; Mechanics of sediment initiation and transport  


1. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China 

    Doctor in Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering                           2008-2011         

2. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China 

    Master in Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering                          2005-2008  

3. Chang'an University, China 

    Bachelor in Hydrology and water resource                                2001-2005 


Employment Record (including international working experience )  

Assistant Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu, China. July 1, 2011-Dec. 1, 2015. 

Associate Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu, China. Dec. 1, 2015-Jan.1, 2019. 

Young Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS, Chengdu, China. Jan.1, 2019-present.  


Running Projects  

1. Sub-project under International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (No.2018YFE010010003), 3.25M RMB, Jan. 1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2021. (Principal Investigator)  

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China( No.41771045), 0.7 M RMB, Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2021. (Principal Investigator)  

3. Sub-project under The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research, 3.00M RMB, Nov. 1, 2019-Oct. 30, 2024. (Principal Investigator) 

4. The Youth Innovation Promotion Association ( No.20170425), 0.8 M RMB, Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2020. (Principal Investigator) 

5. Co-investigator of joint research project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.41520104002), (2.99M RMB). Research on Geo-hazards chain in the high mountainous area under the global climate change, Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2020 


Academic Society Activities  

 Member of International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) 



Prize of Science and technology progress of Sichuan Province (First class, Ninth)  




[1] Huayong Chen, Weilin Xu, Jun Deng, et al. Experimental Investigation of Pressure Load Exerted on a Downstream Dam by Dam-Break Flow. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2014,140(2): 199-207.   

[2] Huayong Chen, Peng Cui, Xiaoqing Chen, Xinhua Zhu. Laboratory experiments of water pressure loads acting on a downstream dam caused by ice avalanches [J]. Landslides, 2015, 12:1131-1138.   

[3] Huayong Chen, Peng Cui, Gordon G. D. Zhou, Xing-hua Zhu, et al. Experimental Study of Debris Flow Caused by Domino Failures of Landslide Dams. International Journal of Sediment Research, 2014,29(3):1-9.   

[4] Huayong Chen,  Peng Cui, Jian-gang Chen, and Jin-bo Tang. Effects of spillway types on debris flow trajectory and scour behind a sabo dam. Journal of Mountain Sicence, 2016,13(2):203-212.   

[5] Huayong Chen, Jin-feng Liu, and Wan-yu Zhao. Effects of Y-type spillway lateral contraction ratios on debris-flow patterns and scour features downriver of a check dam, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences,2016,16:1-10.  

[6] Huayong Chen, Kaiheng Hu, Peng Cui, and Xiaoqing Chen.Investigation of vertical velocity distribution in debris flows by PIV measurement. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 2017,16:1-12. 

[7] Huayong Chen, Peng Cui, Xiao-Qing Chen, JinBo Tang. Study on the surge wave induced by glacier avalanche and its effects on dam failure process. International Journal of Erosion Control Engineering. 

[8] Robin Neupane, Huayong Chen*, and Chunran Cao. Review of moraine dam failure mechanism. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 2019, 10(1):1948-1966. 

[9] Gordon G.D. Zhou, P. Cui, H.Y. Chen, X.H. Zhu, J.B. Tang, and Q.C. Sun. Experimental Study on Cascading Landslide Dam Failures by Upstream Flow. Landslides, 2013, 10(5): 633-643. 

[10] Chen JG, Chen XQ, Chen H.Y. et al. Characteristics of viscous debris flow in a drainage channel with an energy dissipation structure. Journal of Mountain Science, 2015,12(5).