Zongji YANG 






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




Risk analysis and early warning of mountain hazards 


2004/9-2009/6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D and Master degree, majoring in Geo-science.   

2000/9-2004/8 Sichuan Normal University, Bachelor Degree, majoring in Geo-science.  


Employment Record (including international working experience )  

2009/7- now. Institute of mountain hazards and environment, Chinese Academy of Science. 


Running Projects  

1. “Early warning technology for mountain hazards along Sichuan-Tibet Railway” Science and Technology Service Network Initiative, Chinese Academy of Science, 2020-2021, Project leader.  

2. “Permeability and T-H-M mechanism of till landslides along Sichuan-Tibet Transport Corridor” National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2018-2021, Project leader.  

3. “Evolution and mechanism of rainfall-induced mass remobilization generated debris flow after giant earthquake”, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2015-2018, Project leader. 

4. “Experimental research of rainfall induced landslides after giant earthquake”, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2010-2012, Project leader. 


Academic Society Activities  










[1] Yang Z*, Wang L, Qiao J, Uchimura T, Wang L Application and verification of a multivariate real-time early warning method for rainfall-induced landslides: implication for evolution of landslide-generated debris flows. Landslides. 2020 (SCI).   

[2] Liu, W., Z. Yang* and S. He. "Modeling the landslide-generated debris flow from formation to propagation and run-out by considering the effect of vegetation." Landslides, 2020, : 1-16. 10.1007/s10346-020-01478-4 (SCI).   

[3] Zongji Yang*, Huan Cai, Wei Shao. et al. Clarifying the hydrological mechanisms and thresholds for rainfall-induced landslide: in situ monitoring of big data to unsaturated slope stability analysis.[J]. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment. 2018: (SCI).   

[4] Cai H, Yang Z-J*, Wang L-Y, et al.  (2019) An Experimental Study on the Hydromechanical Behaviours of the Evolution of Postearthquake Landslide Deposits Geofluids 2019:18 (SCI).   

[5] Wei Shao, Zongji Yang*, Junjun Ni, et al. Comparison of single- and dual-permeability models in simulating the unsaturated hydro-mechanical behavior in a rainfall-triggered landslide. Landslides: Landslides 2018, 15(12): 2449-2464 (SCI).  

[6] Yang Z*, Qiao J, Uchimura T, et al. Unsaturated hydro-mechanical behaviour of rainfall-induced mass remobilization in post-earthquake landslides[J]. Engineering Geology, 2017, 222: 102-110. (SCI). 

[7] Yang Z*, Shao W, Qiao J, Huang D, Tian H, Lei X, Uchimura T. A Multi-Source Early Warning System of MEMS Based Wireless Monitoring for Rainfall-Induced Landslides. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(12):1234. doi:10.3390/app7121234 (SCI). 

[8] Zongji Yang*, Jian-Ping Qiao, Dong Huang, et al. Experimental Identification on Thresholds for Early Warning of Rainfall-induced Failure on Fractured Slopes after Giant Earthquake, Sai. Mal. 2017,46(11):2029-2034 (SCI). 

[9] Lei X, Yang Z*, He S, et al. Numerical investigation of rainfall-induced fines migration and its influences on slope stability, Acta Geotechnica, 2017, 12(6), 1431-1446.DOI :10.1007/s11440-017-0600-y (SCI). 

[10] Lei, X., Yang, Z.*, He, S. et al. Hydro-mechanical analysis of rainfall-induced fines migration process within unsaturated soils. J. Mt. Sci. (2017) 14(12): 2603-2619. (SCI).