Prof. Wu Shunchuan, PhD, Faculty of Land Resources Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), Yunnan, China
WU Shunchuan, a Professor of Faculty of Land Resources Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), Yunnan, China, obtained his BSc degree of Mining Engineering from KUST (formerly called Kunming Institute of Technology) in 1990, and MSc and PhD degrees of Engineering Mechanics from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 1993 and 2004, respectively.
Currently he holds concurrent post as the chief of Key Laboratory of Geohazard Forecast and Geoecological Restoration in Plateau Mountainous Area, Ministry of Natural Resources, P.R. China, a research fellow of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME), a vice director of Open-pit Mining and Slope Engineering Technical Committee of CSRME, a vice president of Chinese Sub-Society for Soft Rock & Deep Disaster Control. He is editorial board members of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering and International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials.
His research focuses on the disaster mechanism, monitoring and control of slope engineering and excavation of underground space. He established the Engineering Excavation Disaster-Causing Theory and Prevention-Control Technology. His theory laid a theoretical foundation for rock engineering disaster monitoring, warning and control, and was published in prestigious international journals such as Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Engineering Geology, Computers and Geotechnics. He has also addressed himself to some practical issues in the safety control for the whole process of underground engineering excavation and operation, thereby gained many technology achievements which have become the common methods of engineering disaster treatment.
He won two National Science and Technology Progress Awards of China in 2003 and 2012 respectively for his research on the disaster prevention-control of underground engineering and highway engineering. He was recently given the 2022 Natural Science Award of CSRME for his outstanding contribution to the theory and method research on the complex fracture mechanism of rock and the catastrophic prediction.