No. 9, Block 4, South Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, People’s Republic of China
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Dynamics of debris flow and mitigation,
Granular flow and Multiphase flow
09/2005—01/2010, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China. Ph. D in Geotechnical Engineering. Dissertation: “The Mechanisms of Debris Flow”.
09/2001—07/2005, Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. B. E. in Civil Engineering.
Employment Record (including international working experience )
10/2017-present: Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
2016: Visiting Assistant Professor of the university of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
09/2015-present: Director of the Dongchuan Debris Flow Observation and Research Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences
01/2015-present: Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, Chinese Academy of Sciences
09/2013-09/2017: Associate Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
05/2010-08/2013: Assistant Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
02/2010-04/2010: Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2017, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11672318): “Research on the mechanisms of solids segregation and their effect on the debris-flow mobility” (0.6M RMB) (Principal Investigator)
2016, Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS (grant no. QYZDB-SSW-DQC010), “Failure mechanisms of moraine soils in Qinghai Tibet Plateau and the correlated hazards dynamics” (2.5M RMB) (Principal Investigator)
2016, Key construction project of the Dongchuan Debris Flow Observation and Research Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences (10M RMB+6M HK$) (Project Coordinator)
Academic Society Activities
Scientific Editor of the “Journal of Mountain Science” (SCI) since 2012;
Reviewer of the “Canadian Geotechnical Journal”, “Engineering Geology”, “Granular Matter”, “Powder Technology”, “Particuology”, “Landslides”, “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment”, “Journal of Mountain Science”, “International Journal of Sediment Research”, “Acta Geologica Sinica”, “China Science Technological Sciences”, “PLOS ONE”, and “Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface”;
Association of Geohazard Professionals: Chair of the sub-committee for field monitoring
Awardee of “IAG/AIG GRANTS for Young Geomorphologists”, on the 8th IAG/AIG International Conference on Geomorphology in 2013 (Paris);
Excellent membership of “Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences”, in 2015
Awardee of “Tianfu Ten-thousand Talents Program”, Sichuan Province, China
Gordon G. D. Zhou, Mingjun Zhou*, Mandira Singh Shrestha, Dongri Song, Clarence E. Choi, Kahlil Fredrick E. Cui, Ming Peng, Zhenming Shi, Xinghua Zhu and Huayong Chen (2019). Experimental investigation on the longitudinal evolution of landslide dam breaching and outburst floods. Geomorphology, 334: 29-43.
D. Song, Gordon G. D. Zhou*, C. E. Choi, S. Li, and Y. Zheng. (2019). Quantitative Analysis of Debris-Flow Flexible Barrier Capacity from Momentum and Energy Perspectives. Engineering Geology. 251: 81–92.
Gordon G. D. Zhou, H. S. Hu*, D. Song, T. Zhao, and X. Q. Chen (2019). Experimental Study on the Regulation Function of Slit Dam against Debris Flows. Landslides. 16(1):75-90.
Gordon G. D. Zhou, S. Li*, D. Song, C.E Choi, and X. Q. Chen. (2019). Depositional mechanisms and morphology of debris flow: physical modelling. Landslides. 16(2): 315-332
D. Song, C. W. W. Ng, C. E. Choi, Gordon G. D. Zhou*, R. C. H. Koo, and A. Y. Su (2019). Debris flow impact on flexible barrier: effects of debris-barrier stiffness and flow aspect ratio. Journal of mountain science.
Leilei Chen, Gordon G. D. Zhou*, Qingyi Mu, Kahlil Fredrick E. Cui and Dongri Song (2019).Compressibility characteristics of re-compacted glacial till. Journal of mountain science.
Gordon G. D. Zhou, Leilei Chen*, Qingyi Mu, Kahlil Fredrick E. Cui and Dongri Song (2019). Effects of Water Content on the Shear Behavior and Critical State of Glacial Till in Tianmo Gully of Tibet, China. Journal of mountain science
Mingjun Zhou, Gordon G. D. Zhou*, Kahlil Fredrick E. Cui, Dongri Song, Xueqiang Lu (2019). Influence of inflow dis charge and bed erodibility on outburst flood of landslide dam. Journal of mountain science. 16(4): 778-792.
C. E. Choi, Yifei Cui, Gordon G. D. Zhou*, (2018). Utilizing Crowdsourcing to Enhance the Mitigation and Management of Landslides, Landslides,15(9), 1889-1899
Gordon G. D. Zhou, D. Song*, C. E. Choi, and A. Pasuto (2018). Surge Impact of Granular Flows: Effects of Water Content. Landslides. 15(4), 695–709
Gordon G. D. Zhou*, Nigel G. Wright, Q. C. Sun, and Q. P. Cai (2016). Experimental Study on the Mobility of Channelized Granular Mass Flow. Acta Geologica Sinica. 90(3):988-998.
Gordon G. D. Zhou*, P. Cui, J. B. Tang, H. Y. Chen, Q. Zou, and Q. C. Sun (2015). Experimental Study on the Triggering Mechanisms and Kinematic Properties of the Large Debris Flows Occurred in Wenjia Gully. Engineering Geology, 194, 52-61.
Gordon G. D. Zhou*, Charles W. W. Ng, and Q. C. Sun (2014). A new theoretical method for analyzing confined dry granular flows. Landslides. 11(3), 369-384.
Gordon G. D. Zhou*, K. H. Hu, and P. Cui (2013). Study of Sediment Transport in Granular Avalanches. Journal of flood risk management, 6(2):156–165.
Gordon G. D. Zhou, P. Cui*, H. Y. Chen, X. H. Zhu, J. B. Tang, and Q. C. Sun (2013). Experimental Study on Cascading Landslide Dam Failures by Upstream Flows. Landslides. 10(5), 633-643.
P. Cui*, Gordon G. D. Zhou, X. H. Zhu, and J. Q. Zhang (2013). Scale Amplification of Natural Debris Flows Caused by Cascading Landslide Dam Failures. Geomorphology. 182, 173-189.
Gordon G. D. Zhou*, and Q. C. Sun (2013). Three-dimensional Numerical Study on Flow Regimes of Dry Granular Flows by DEM. Powder Technology, 239: 115-127.
Gordon G. D. Zhou* and Charles W. W. Ng, (2010). Dimensional analysis of natural debris flows. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47(7): 719-729.
Gordon G. D. Zhou* and Charles W. W. Ng, (2010). Numerical investigation of reverse segregation in debris flows by DEM. Granular Matter, 12(5): 507-516.