Research Areas

Research Interests:
Engineering geologe of tunnels, slopes and dams and other engineering projects; dynamic stability of rock slopes due to blasting and seismic loading; the Finite Element Method, Stereo projection method, geomechanical modeling technology in Engineering Geology; the application of rock acoustics in the engineering geological investigation.


  • M Eng(1959), Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Moscow Institute of Geology, Moscow, USSR.
  • Ph.D(1963), Mineral-Geological Sciences, Moscow Institute of Geology, Moscow, USSR.



  • Since 1963   Associate Professor, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 
  • Since 1981   Professor and Ph.D. student supervisor 
  • 1984-1987   Deputy Director of Institute of Geology, CAS 
  • 1987-1995   Director of Institute of Geology, CAS 
  • Since 1995   Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Board Director, Division of Energy and Mining Engineering  
  • 1997-2003   Director, Joint Research Center for Slope Engineering, CAS and HKU 
  • 2000-2002   Director, Division of Energy and Mining Engineering, CAE 
  • Since 2000   Presidium Councilor, Chinese Academy of Engineering, (CAE) 
  • Vice-president, International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), 1982-1986 and 1992-1998 
  • president, Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), 1987-1995 
  • President, China Committee for Engineering Geology, 1993-2003 
  • Vice-president, Chinese Society for Rock Mechanic and Engineering, 1994-1998 
  • Vice-president, Vice-president, Chinese Society for Quaternary Research, 1994-1998 
  • Member, Commission D-18, American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), 1995-2005 
  • President, China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 1998-2002 
  • President, International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment(IAEG),1998-2002 
  • Councilor, China Union of Science and Technology, 2001-2005 
  • Executive Board Member, International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), 2002-2006 


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  3) S Wang (Editor-in-chief), “Engineering Geological Problems in Asia”. Beijing, Science Press(1986) 
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  6) S Wang, C Wang(ed.), “Geoscience in urban Development”. Beijing, China Ocean Press (1993) 
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  11) S Wang, B Fu, Z Yang (ed.), “Achievements of Rock Mechanics and Engineering in China”, Hehai University Press,Nanjing,China,1-1017(in Chinese) (2004)