Dr. WANG Jianfeng Jeff (王劍鋒)

BSc, MSc, PhD Virginia Tech CEng, MASCE, MHKSTAM    

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426787

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Wang received his BSc and MSc degrees from Tongji University, China and his PhD degree from Virginia Tech, USA.  Dr. Wang is an internationally recognized expert in the field of micromechanical characterization and modeling of granular soils. His research aims to explore the multiscale physics and mechanics underlying the macroscopic soil behavior using the discrete element method (DEM) simulation and X-ray computed tomography (CT). His works over the past 20 years include the X-ray CT characterization of micro-structures and micro-morphologies of geomaterials, and the DEM modeling and analysis of fundamental soil behaviors of crushable sands and their applications in various kinds of geotechnical engineering problems such as pile foundation, slope stability and retaining structures, etc.  Dr. Wang has received a number of prestigious international research awards including VEBLEO fellow 2022,  International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) award 2022, Geotechnical Research Medal (UK Institution of Civil Engineers) 2011 and Higher Education Institutions Outstanding Research Award - Natural Science Award (the Ministry of Education of China) 2010. His research has attracted over 8 million HKD of external grants including the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong SAR and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr. Wang currently serves as an Associate Editor of Géotechnique, and Editorial Board Member of Computers and Geotechnics, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and Soils and Foundations. So far Dr. Wang has published over 90 SCI journal papers and delivered over 30 keynote/invited lectures, and has a Google Scholar H-index of 31. Dr. Wang is among the list of world's top 2% scientists in 2022.



  • BC2674: Construction Materials
  • BC4682: Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • BC4682P: Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • CA2689: Strength of Materials
  • CA4682: Advanced Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • CA4688: Rock Engineering

Research Interests/Areas

Micromechanics of granular media; Discrete Element Modelling (DEM); Slope stability; Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials; Multiscale modelling and simulation of geomaterials; Computational geomechanics