Assistant Professor


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




Community-based disaster risk management, mountain disaster risk reduction


09/2011 - 01/2016  Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Scieces, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Ph.D in Physical Geography.

09/2008 -07/2011:  College of Resource and Environmental Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China. M.A. in Soil Science.

09/2004-06/2008:  Department of Resource and Environmental Science, Mianyang Normal University, China. B.S. in Geographic Science.

Employment Record (including international working experience )

2016/01- present   Key Laboratory for Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, CAS, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS

Running Projects

2017, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 41601571): “Research on  risk management of mountain disasters during emergence avoidance process in country resort ” (0.22M RMB) (Principal Investigator)

2019, Sichuan Science and Technology Program (Grant No.  2019YFH0040): “Dynamic monitoring and early warning of flash floods based on the formation and evolution process”(0.30M RMB) (Principal Investigator)

2019, Sub-topics of Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDA23090504): “Collaborative Model of Risk Integrated Management and Green Development and Demonstration” (5.94M RMB) (Co-Investigator)

Academic Society Activities

Rong Chen. Community-based mountain disaster risk management practices in Wenchuan earthquake area in 2012 IRDR international round-table conference on November 6, 2012

Rong Chen. Emergency refuge mode in mega geological disasters in the training of disaster risk assessment and monitoring - theory and practice: UNDP expert’s lectures and advanced seminars in late June 2013

Rong Chen. Case study on mountain disaster risk reduction during post-disaster reconstruction in international workshop on disaster risk and mitigation on November 16, 2013

Rong Chen. Risk analysis and management of mountain disasters related to the M8.0 Wenchuan earthquake during the reconstruction periods in MAIRS Open Science Conference 2014 on April 27, 2014

Rong Chen. Risk analysis and management of mountain disasters in western China in IRDR Seminar 2014 on June 11, 2014

Rong Chen. How to implement community-based disaster risk management in mountainous areas in developing countries in IRDR CHINA capacity building workshop on June 4-5, 2015.

Rong Chen. Mountain Disaster Risk Reduction during Emergency Evacuation Process in Countryside Resort Area Affected by the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake & Damage to Reconstructed Settlements Caused by Mountain Disasters in the Wenchuan Earthquake-hit Area in International Conference on Silk-road Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development (SiDRR Conference) on May 11-12, 2019.


“The best Oral Presentation Award for Young Scientist” in SiDRR Conference 2019

“PhD national scholarship” Ministry of Education, China, 2013

“Excellent Student, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 2013

“Social Activity Activist”, Chengdu branch, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012

“Second prize in the literary competition”, IMHE, CAS ,2012


Rong Chen, Su-chin Chen, Chung-ming Wu, Peng Cui.(2012). Debris flow disaster mitigation and prevention countermeasure in Taiwan. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 43(s2): 186-192.(In Chinese)

Rong Chen, Peng Cui. (2013). Current situation and prospect of community-based disaster risk management. Journal of Catastrophology, 28(1):133-138.(In Chinese)

Rong Chen, Peng Cui, Zhiman Su, et al. (2014). Survey and analysis on public awareness of disaster reduction in the severest disaster areas of 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake. Journal of Catastrophology, 29(2) :228-233. (In Chinese)

Peng Cui, Rong Chen, Lingzhi Xiang, Fenghuan Su. (2014). Risk analysis of mountain hazards in Tibetan Plateau under global warming. Advances in Climate Change Research,10(2):103-109.(In Chinese)

Lijiang Kabi, Rong Chen, Mingming Xiang, Lu Zheng.(2014). Management capability improvement for post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction project on infrastructure in cities or towns. (Textbook in Chinese)

Guohu Song, Rong Chen, Ji Zhang, Long Zou.(2016). Research on the cause and erosion-deposit properties of “8.24”debris flow in Zhonggang gully, Baoxing County. Journal of Engineering Geology. 24(s):455-462.(In Chinese)

Shengwei Shi, Rong Chen, Yong Zhang. (2019). Identification and avoidance of common geohazards. Beijing : Science Press. (In Chinese)

Shusong Li, Qiang Zou, Rong Chen, Jianxi Tang.(2018). Hazard assessment of debris flow in Bailong River Basin. Science of soil and Water Conservation, 16(4):83-88. (In Chinese)

Na He, Ningsheng Chen, Mei Zeng, Rong Chen. (2014). Runout Prediction of Aizi Gully Debris Flow Based on Model Calculation. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering,19, Bund. Z4:17039-17051.

Chao Zeng, Peng Cui, Zhiman Su, Yu Lei, Rong Chen. (2015). Failure modes of reinforced concrete columns of buildings under debris flow impact. Landslides,12(3):561-571.

Na He, Ningsheng Chen, Lao Li, Mei Zeng, Rong Chen. (2015). Characteristics of Haizi Gully Debris Flow in Baihetan Hydropower Station Near-Zone Area Based on Disaster HistoryElectronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 20 (25):12171-12184.