Fangwei YU



Assistant Professor


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




Geotechnical Engineering


Sept. 2014 Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

July 2010   M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China.

July 2007   B.S. in Civil Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, China.

Employment Record (including international working experience )

March 2015-PresentAssistant Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Dec. 2017-Dec. 2018Visiting researcher, The University of Tokyo.

Running Projects

Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41807268), Sichuan Science and Technology Program (Grant No. 2018JY0195), Program of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. 2018408), CAS "Light of West China" Program (Grant No. Y6R2250250), Program of Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. Y6K2110110), Program of Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant no. Y6K1100100).

Academic Society Activities

 As a reviewer forInternational Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE,Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE,Powder Technology,Particulate Science and Technology,European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering,Geoscience Frontiers,Construction and Building Materials,Advances in Materials Science and Engineering,Journal of Mountain Science, etc.


Certificate of Recognition to Fangwei Yu for his presentation “Particle breakage and the critical state of sand” at the 2016 YOUNG RESEARCH FORUM in the 14th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction held in Chengdu, China on Oct. 10-13, 2016. 




Yu, F.W.* (2019). The behavior of coral sands incorporating particle breakage in triaxial tests. International Journal of Geomechanics.

Yu, F.W.* (2018). Particle breakage and the undrained shear behavior of sands. International Journal of Geomechanics, 18(7):04018079.

Yu, F.W.* (2018). Particle breakage in triaxial shear of a coral sand. Soils and Foundations, 58(4):866-880.

Yu, F.W.* (2017). Characteristics of particle breakage of sand in triaxial shear. Powder Technology, 320:656-667.

Yu, F.W.* (2017). Particle breakage and the critical state of sands. Géotechnique, 67(8):713-719.

Yu, F.W.* (2017). Particle breakage and the drained shear behavior of sands. International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(8):04017041.

Yu, F.W.* (2017). Stress-dilatancy behavior of sand incorporating particle breakage. Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, 14(1):55-61.

Yu, F.W., Peng, X.Z.*, Su, L.J. (2017). A back-propagation neural-network-based displacement back analysis for the identification of the geomechanical parameters of the Yonglang landslide in China. Journal of Mountain Science, 14(9):1739-1750.

Yu, F.W.*, Su, L.J.* (2016). Particle breakage and the mobilized drained shear strengths of sand. Journal of Mountain Science, 13(8):1481-1488.

Yu, F.W.*, Towhata, I. (2015). Particle breakage and its influence on soil behavior under undrained condition. Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication, 2(9):386-390.

Chen, Y.*, Irfan, M., Uchimura, T., Wu, Y.*, Yu, F.W.* (2019). Development of elastic wave velocity threshold for rainfall-induced landslide prediction and early warning. Landslides, 16(5):955-968.

Su, L.J., Sun, C.N., Yu, F.W., Ali, S. (2018). Seismic stability analysis of slopes with pre-existing slip surfaces. Journal of Mountain Science, 15(6):1331-1341.