Conference Summary — 15th IACMAG in Wuhan, China

Just came back from the 15th IACMAG held in Wuhan, China. I’m happy and honored to be able to attend this conference. It was such an enriching experience! I only wish that I had taken more pictures…

I’m glad that my presentation on Modeling of Seismic Energy Dissipation in Elastic-Plastic Materials successfully attracted the attention of many attendees who asked some spot-on questions during and after my speech. Researchers also showed interests in the Real ESSI Simulator, as we have been seeing significant increases in the number of visitors to its main page and my personal website. If you want to know more about my research or Real ESSI, feel free to send me an email!


There were a number of very interesting and well-prepared speeches and presentations. I had the opportunities to listen to and discuss with many great professors and excellent researchers. To name a few speakers (in chronological order):

Prof. Xiating Feng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Qihu Qian (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, The Army Engineering University of PLA)
Prof. Xiurun Ge (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Prof. John Carter (The University of Newcastle)
Prof. Manchao He (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing)
Prof. Giovanni Barla (Polytechnic Univerisity of Turin)
Prof. Antonia Gens (Technical University of Catalonia)
Prof. Yangping Yao (Beihang University)
Prof. Chandrakant S. Desai (University of Arizona)
Prof. Qiang Yang (Tsinghua University)
Prof. Ga Zhang (Tsinghua University)
Prof. Mahdi Taiebat (University of British Columbia)
Prof. Gang Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Prof. Duruo Huang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Jian Chen (RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational  Science)
Prof. Marco Barla (Politecnico di Torino)
Prof. Yaoru Liu (Tsinghua Univerisity)
Dr. Guangliang Feng (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Deepankar Choudhury (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)


I had the chances to talk to many excellent young scholars from all over the world. I’m sure they will have great achievements in the field of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. I wish them the best of luck in the future!

Other than academic activities, I had the time to taste some very delicious Chinese food (especially breakfast!), which I have been thinking about a lot recently, haha. I visited the famous Yellow Crane Tower and Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge with my parents. They are such beautiful views and amazing engineering projects.


I absolutely enjoyed this journey to the 15th IACMAG in Wuhan and can’t wait to participate in more international conferences!

Hope everybody is having a good day!

Best regards,

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