Shucai LI is a full professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Shandong University, an academician of China Engineering Academy, a distinguished professor of the Changjiang Scholars Program and recipient of the National Science Found for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. He is now the president of Shandong University, director of Engineering Research Center of Large Underground Cave Group, Ministry of Education, former vice president of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, president of underground space branch of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, and co-editor-in-chief of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. His main research field is advance geological prediction, disaster prevent and control of water and mud inrush in tunnel and underground engineering, etc. His research achievements have been successfully applied to more than 300 tunnel and underground engineering in railway, expressway, and water conservancy fields, etc., which help avoid serious disasters such as water and mud inrush, collapse. He has obtained 1 second-class National Award for Technological Invention of China, 4 second-class National Award for Progress in Science and Technology of China, 5 first-class prizes of Provincial and Ministerial-level Science and Technology Award, prize of Supreme Science and Technology Award of Shandong Province, and prize of Guanhua Engineering Technology Award.
Zhenhao XU is a full professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Shandong University, recipient of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China, and recipient of the Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Shandong Province. He now serves as the deputy dean of School of Qilu Transportation and the director of the Urban Underground Space Engineering Department in Shandong University, chair of Youth Group (Asia) of the Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS YG Asia), vice chair of the National Executive Committee Member for YES-Network in China (YESChina), and vice Chair of Youth Working Committee of Geological Society of China. His main research fields are identification of adverse geology, disaster prevent and control in tunnel and underground engineering, karst hydrogeology, numerical simulation method of groundwater and grouting process, advance geological prediction, risk assessment and control of water and mud inrush disaster, etc. He has published 2 monographs and over 150 research papers. He has presided over more than 30 scientific and engineering research projects, participated in the compilation of 3 standards, been granted more than 40 invention patents from China, United States, and other countries. He has won more than ten prizes, such as provincial and ministerial level science and technology award, Qianqihu Award, Youth Science and Technology Award of Shandong Province, etc.
Xin HUANG is a lecturer and faculty of Henan Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. from Shandong University in 2019. He is now a member of the National Executive Committee Member for YES-Network in China (YESChina), member of Young Scientists Committee of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, and member of the Technical Committee of Tunnel Disaster-causing Mechanism and New Prevention Technology for Complex Geology, World Transport Congress. His main research field is mechanism, prevention and control of water and mud inrush disaster in tunnel engineering. He has published more than 20 research papers. He has been granted 4 software copyrights and more than 20 invention patents from China and the United States. He has won four provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards.
Yuchao DU is a senior engineer of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology at Shandong University. His main research field is karst hydrology and engineering geology. He has rich practical experience in geological fields, such as exploitation and utilization of karst groundwater resources, environmental geological disasters, karst geological environment treatment, and tunnel karst hydrogeology. He has published more than 20 research papers and presided over more than 10 scientific research projects on karst hydrogeology investigation.