Ningsheng CHEN 






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




Disaster prevention and reduction engineering  


2002-2006, PhD in Physical Geography, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chengdu, China   

1988-1991, M. Sc. in Physical Geography, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Chengdu, China  

1981-1985, B. Sc. in Geology, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China  

Employment Record (including international working experience )  

2004.01 to present: Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 

1999.04 to 2003.12: Associate Professor, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 

1991.07-1999.03: Research Assistant, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

1985.07-1988.08: Teacher, Chengdu University of Technology, China 

Running Projects  

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (International Cooperation Project), 41861134008, Cascade landslide-mudflow hazards and risk-based resilient alleviation across different scales, 2018.10-2022.09, 2.9754 million yuan, In research, Direct  

2. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 4167112, Mechanical Mechanism of Mortar Soil Instability Transformation into Glacier Debris Flow under Melt Water, 2017.01-2020.12, 670,000 yuan, In research, Direct  

3. National Key Research and Development Program of China, 2018YFC1505202, Key Technologies for Estimation and Prediction of Debris Flow Soil Mass in Complex Mountainous Areas, 2018.12-2021.11, 3.12 million yuan, In research, Direct 

4. Sichuan Province Science and Technology Plan Project Key research and development projects, 18ZDYF0329, Early Warning Platform Construction of Mountain Disaster Chain, 2018.1-2020.12, 0.992 million yuan, In research , Direct 

5. The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP), 2019.11-2024.10, 2.2 million yuan, In research, Direct 

Academic Society Activities  

1. Director of Chinese Society of Soil and Water Conservation 

2. Member of Mountain Branch of Chinese Geographic Society 

3. Member of Sichuan Geography Association 


1. Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award(China) in 2009 

2. First Prize of Sichuan Province Science and Technology Progress Award 

3. First Prize of CAS Science and Technology Achievement Promotion Award 

4. Second Prize of Xinjiang Science and Technology Progress Award 


127 papers and 4 monographs have been published. Some representative achievements are as follows: 

[1] Chen NS ; Li Jun; Yang Chenglin; Liu Mei,Post-earthquake denudation and its impacts on ancient civilizations in the Chengdu Longmenshan region, Geomorphology, 2018, 309(3): 51-59.   

[2] Chen NS ; Chen Mingli; Li Jun; He Na; Deng Mingfeng; Javed Iqbal; Cai Ming, Effects of human activity on erosion, sedimentation and debris flow activity A case study of the Qionghai Lake watershed, southeastern Tibetan Plateau, China, The Holocene, 2015, 25(6): 973-988.   

[3] Chen NS, Zhou Wei, Yang Ch. L, Gao Yan C, et al., Clay content impact on the mechanism of gravel soil failure and debris flow initiation, Geomorphology, 2010, 121:222-230.   

[4] Chen NS., Yue Z.Q., Cui P., et al., A rational method for estimating maximum discharge of a landslide-induced debris flow: A case study from southwestern China. Geomorphology 2007, 84: 44-58.   

[5] Chen NS., Li T.Ch., Gao Y.Ch., A grent disastrous debris flow on 11 July 2003 in Shuikazi Valley, Danba county, western Sichuan,China, Landslides 2005, 2:71-74. 

[6] Chen NS, Zhang Y, Tian SF, et al. (2020) Effectiveness analysis of the prediction of regional debris flow susceptibility in post-earthquake and drought site. Journal of Mountain Science. 17(2): 329-339 https://doi. org/ 10.1007/s116 29- 019-5684-4. 

[7] Chen NS., Yang Ch.L., Cui P., Wei F.Q., Li Z.L., Han D., Hu G. Sh., A New Total Volume Model of Debris Flows with Intermittent Surges, Natural Hazards, 2011, 56(1):37-57. 

[8] Tian SF, Chen NS(*), Wu H. et al. (2020) New insights into the occurrence of the Baige landslide along the Jinsha River in Tibet. Landslides.  

[9] Hu GS, Tian SF, Chen NS(*), et al. (2020)An effectiveness evaluation method for debris flow control engineering for cascading hydropower stations along the Jinsha River, China. Engineering Geology,266, 

[10] Chen Ningsheng, Yang Chenglin, Zhou Wei, Hu Guisheng, etc. Debris flow survey technology, Science Press, Beijing, 2011. 

[11] Chen Ningsheng, Hu Guisheng, Wang Tao, Ding Haitao, Deng Mingfeng, Yang Chenglin, Formation and Prediction of Mountain Disasters, Science Press, 2017.9.

[12] Chen Ningsheng (third author), Technical Guide for Emergency Monitoring and Early Warning of Geological Disasters, China Association for Geological Hazard Prevention Engineering Industry, 2018 (T / CAGHP 023-2018). 

[13] Chen Ningsheng (fourth author), Survey Specifications for Debris Flow Disaster Prevention Engineering, China Geological Hazard Prevention Engineering Industry Association, 2018 (T / CAGHP 006-2018).