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Li Lihui
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Engineering Geology
Zip Code  
  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029,

Education and Appointments:


  • PhD, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 08/2001- 01/2006
  • Dissertation: Mechanism of Being Integrity for Thousand Years of Longyou Caverns, the Large Ancient Underground Rock Caverns in Longyou, Zhejiang Province
  • Master, Construction Engineering College, ChaoYang Campus, Jilin University, 9/1998-7/2001
  • Thesis: Model test on a new vacuum drainage method for consolidating dredging fill
  • Bachelor, Faculty of Hydrogelogy and Engineeing geology, ChangChun Univerisity of Science and Technology, Changchun, 9/1994-7/1998


  • Professor Institute of Geology and Geophysics 12/2022-current
  • Associate Professor Institute of Geology and Geophysics 1/2010-12/2022
  • Key Laboratory of Engineering Geomechanics for the Chinese Academy of Science Beijing, China
  • Postdoc Fellow in Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing, China, 1/2006-12/2009
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Hongkong, 2003, 2004-2005

Professional Affiliations

  • 2010-2014 General secretary of Committee for structure and behavior of soil and rock mass, IAEG
  • 2013-2017 Vice chairman of committee for Application of the quaternary, Chinese association for quaternary research.

Research Interests:
  1. The rock mechanics in the ancient engineering including the underground caverns and quarry slopes. 
  2. The weathering rate of rock and rock mass. 
  3. The heterogeneity and fragility of Shale reservoir.
Public Services:

  1. 2013,Annual Excellent Paper Award, Chinese Journal of Engineering Geology, in 2012.
  2. 2011,Excellent Paper Award, Annual Conference of Geological Society of China,2011.
  3. 2008,Special Prize, Annual Conference for Postdoctor and Graduate Students, Insitute of Geology and Geophysics,CAS

Supported Projects:
  1. The heterogeneity and fragility of Shale reservoir. XDB10030104 
  2. Controlling mechanism of rock mass structure on the weathering rate of red bed. 4137232 
  3. Back-analysis on the rheological and long-term strength parameters and the stability of ancient quarry slope, 41172269. 
  4. Long-term stability mechnism of undergound caverns filled with water, 40902088 
  5. Consolidation mechanism of saturated soft clay soil under the drainage method 20060390519

  1. Li, L.H., Yang, Z. F.,Yue, Z. Q.,Zhang, L. Q., Engineering geological characteristics, failure modes and protective measures of Longyou rock caverns of 2000 years old. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2009. 24(2): p. 190-207.
  2. Li, L., Wang, Q.,Wang, N.,Wang, J., Vacuum dewatering and horizontal drainage blankets: a method for layered soil reclamation. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2009. 68(2): p. 277-285.
  3. LI Lihui, Wang Qing, Wang Jianping et al, Analysis of stresss path soil’s deformation under the vacuum drainage preloading, Journal of Engineering Geology(in Chinese), 2001,9(2), 170-173.
  4. LI Lihui, Wang Qing, Wang Nianxiang et al, Research on the feasibility of consolidating hydraulic fill in layers by the method of spatial vacuum drainage, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2002, Vol.24(4), 522-524.(EI Page One)
  5. LI Lihui, Yang Zhifa, Zhang Luqing et al, On the engineering scientific problems about the inclined roof design of LongYou Grottoes, Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 2005(in press).(EI)
  6. LI Lihui, Yang Zhifa, Mu Huchong et al, Study on the engineering scientific highlights of the NO.3 Grotto of Beixiangtang Temple Grottoes in Handan, Chinese Journal of Soil and Rock Mechanics, (Accepted).(EI)
  7. Guo Gaimei, LI Lihui, YangZhifa,Tao Bo,Qu Yongxin,ZhengJian, Weathering mechanism of the Cretaceous argillaceous siltstone caverns, Longyou, China. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2005. 64(4): p. 397-407.
  8. Shang, Y.J.Yang, Z. F.,Li, L. H.,Wang, S. J.,Chen, S. G., Scientific and engineering highlights of an 1171-year-old weir in Eastern China. Agricultural Water Management, 2006. 81(3): p. 371-380.
  9. Yang Zhifa, Shang Yanjun, LI Lihui et al.,Long-term stability of large span caverns at the 1400-year Heidong quarry, Episodes 2013, 36(1): 39-46.
  10. Shang, Yanjun, Yang, Zhifa,Li, Lihui,Liu, Daan,Liao, Qiulin, A super-large landslide in Tibet in 2000: background, occurrence, disaster, and origin. Geomorphology, 2003. 54(3-4): p. 225-243.
  11. Shang, Yanjun, Wang, Sijing,Yang, Zhifa,Zhou, Kunshu,Li, Lihui, The Cultural Relics Distribution Characteristics Along the Canal Line and Appraisal of its Influence by the Middle Route Project for Water Transferring from South to North China. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 2003. 9(1): p. 403-420.
  12. Yang, Z.F., Zhang, L. Q.,Shang, Y. J.,Zeng, Q. L.,Li, L. H., Assessment of the degree of reinforcement demand (DRD) for rock slope projects--principles and a case example application. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 2006. 43(4): p. 531-542.
  13. Qi, S.X., Qiang,Zhang, Bing,Zhou, Yuande,Lan, Hengxing,Li, Lihui, Source characteristics of long runout rock avalanches triggered by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2011. 40(4): p. 896-906.
  14. Wang Jianping LI Lihui, The Cinder’s Utilization in Engineering, Journal of Changchun University of Science and Technology(Supplement),1999.
  15. Yang Zhifa LI Lihui Pan Weiet al, Discussions about large-scale ancient underground engineerings,Science and Technology engineering, 2003.10. 
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