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Prof. Xia-Ting Feng elected President of FedIGS The ISRM immediate Past-President Prof. Xia-Ting Feng was elected President of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS), for the 4-year term starting on 15 July 2018. Prof. Feng will succeed to Prof. Jean-Louis Briaud as President of the Federation.
Prof. Xia-Ting Feng received his PhD at Northeastern University of Technology (namely Northeastern University since 1992), China in 1992 and then took the position of lecturer, associate professor and professor at the same university. He joined the Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998 as a Professor of Hundred Talent Program of the CAS and as Deputy Director in Charge and Director in 2001-2005. He has worked as Director of State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2007-2018. He works at Northeastern University, China as a Vice President since September 2017. In 2019, Prof. Feng was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
He is President of Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies – FedIGS, President of ISRM Commission on Design Methodology, member of ISRM Commission on Testing Methods, and President of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (JRMGE), and a member of Editorial Board of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2010-present). He was the past President of International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) 2011-2015.
His research interests cover rock mechanics for deep rock engineering, intelligent rock mechanics, rock engineering design, and rockbursts. He published more than 170 technical papers and the English book “Rock Engineering Design” and “Rock Engineering Risk” with Professor John Hudson. He has edited five volumes of the book “Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering“ (CRC Press) and the book “Rockburst: ” published by Elsevier.