Shuai LI  




Associate Professor  


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




Dynamics of mountain hazards e.g. debris flow, landslide and flood; Geophysical mass movements from generated seismic waves; Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics  


2010.09 - 2015.06  P.H.D. (Hydraulics) Sichuan University, China   

2006.09 - 2010.06  B.Sc. (Hydraulics) Xinjiang Agriculture University, China  


Employment Record (including international working experience )  

2020.01 - 2022.01 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) 

2018.12 - 2019.12 Visiting Scholar, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna 

2015.07 - present Researcher, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences  

Running Projects  

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China: Predicting of debris flow accumulation morphology based on particle segregation (grant No. 42007270), 2021-2023.  

2. OCPC-HELMHOLTZ Postdoc exchange program (grant No. ZD2019042), 2020.01-2022.01.  

3. Science and Technology Project of Sichuan, China: Study on Erosion and Abrasion of Debris Flow on Drainage Channel (grant No. 2019YJ0009), 2019-2021.  


Academic Society Activities  

Member of American Geophysical Union  



Helmholtz-OCPC Postdoc Program fellow   

Young scholars of "the light of the west" of Chinese Academy of Sciences   



[1] Shuai Li, Chong Peng, Wei Wu, Shun Wang, Xiaoqing Chen, Jiangang Chen, Gordon G. D. Zhou, Bhargav K. Chitneedi. Role of baffle shape on debris flow impact in step-pool channel: an SPH study. Landslides. 2020.   

[2] Gordon G.D. Zhou, Shuai Li*, Dongri Song, Clarence E. Choi, Xiaoqing Chen. Depositional mechanisms and morphology of debris flow physical modelling. Landslides. 2019, 16(2), 315-332.   

[3] Shuai Li, Yong You, Xiaoqing Chen, Jinfeng Liu, Jiangang Chen. Regulation effectiveness of a window-check dam on debris flows. Engineering Geology. 2019, 253, 205-213.   

[4] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Gordon G. D. Zhou. Air concentration and velocity downstream of an expanding chute aerator. Journal of Hydraulic Research. 2018, 56(3), 412-423.   

[5] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Wei-lin Xu. Numerical investigation of air water flow properties over steep flat and pooled stepped spillways. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2018, 56(1):1-14. 

[6] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Jiangang Chen. Three-Dimensional Aerators: Characteristics of the Air Bubbles. Water, 2018, 10(10), 1430-1449. 

[7] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Jiangang Chen, Gordon G. D. Zhou. Cavity length downstream of a sudden fall-expansion aerator in chute. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2018, 18(6), 2053-2062. 

[8] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, Gordon G. D. Zhou, Jiangang Chen. Characteristics of aeration flow downstream the radial gate with sudden fall-expansion aerator in discharge tunnel. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2018, 18(3), 790-798. 

[9] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Wei-lin Xu, Jian-gang Chen, Yong Peng. Evolution of Pressure and Cavitation on Side Walls Affected by Lateral Divergence Angle and Opening of Radial Gate. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 2016, 142(4):050160031. 

[10] Shuai Li, Jianmin Zhang, Weilin Xu, Jiangang Chen, Yong Peng, Junning Li, Xiaolong He. Simulation and experiments of aerated flow in curve-connective tunnel with high head and large discharge. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 2016, 14: 23-33.