Lee Chuofen

Academic Posts

Professor, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Chair Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering
President, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science

Research Interests

  • Landslide hazard mitigation
  • Earthquake risk evaluation
  • Rock mechanics
  • Tunneling
  • Water resource management

Professional Experiences

2006-now, Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing
1994-now, Chair Professor of Geotechnical Engineering,
University of Hong Kong
1975-1993, Senior Engineer / Chief Engineer/ Engineering Manager
Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Canada

Education

1972, University of Western Ontario, Canada,
Ph.D. (Geotechnical Engineering )
1970, University of Hong Kong, M.Sc (Engineering)
1968, University of Hong Kong, B.Sc (Engineering)

Awards & Honors

2006, Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
2005, Silver Bauhinia Star Medal, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
2004-2005, Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, U.S. State Department
2004, Lumb Lecturer, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
2003, Justice-of-the-Peace, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
2001, Cross-Canada Lecturer, Canadian Geotechnical Society
2001, K.Y.Lo Medal, Engineering Institute of Canada
2001, R.M.Quigley Award ( for best journal paper of the year ) , Canadian Geotechnical Society
2001, Best Geotechnical Paper of the Year, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Selected Publications

1. Chen H., Crosta G.B. and Lee C.F. "Erosional effects on runout of fast landslides, debris flows and avalanches: a numerical investigation." Géotechnique, 56(5), 305-322(2006).
2. Li A., Yue Q.Z.Q., Tham L.G., Lee C.F. and Law K.T. "Field-monitored variations of soil moisture and matric suction in a saprolite slope." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42(1), 13-23(2005).
3. Yue Q.Z.Q., Lee C.F., Law K.T. and Tham L.G. "Automatic monitoring of rotary-percussive drilling for ground characterization-illustrated by a case example in Hong Kong." International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 41, 573-612(2004).
4. Chen H., Lee C.F. and Law K.T. "Causative mechanisms of rainfall-induced fill slope failures." ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 130(6), 593-602(2004).
5. Zhu D., Lee C.F. and Jiang H.D. "Generalized framework of limit equilibrium methods for slope stability analysis." Géotechnique, 53(4), 377-395(2003).
6. Sugawara J., Yue Q.Z.Q., Tham L.G., Lee C.F. and Law K.T. "Weathered rock characterization using drilling parameters." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40(3), 661-66(2003).
7. Sheng Q., Yue Q.Z.Q., Lee C.F., Tham L.G. and Zhou H. "Excavation disturbed zone in permanent shiplock slopes of the Three Gorges Project, China." International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 2002, 39, 165-184(2002).
8. Chen H. and Lee C.F. "Runout analysis of slurry flows with Bingham model." ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128(12), 1032-1042(2002).
9. Deng J.H., Lee C.F. and Ge X.R. "Characterization of the Disturbed Zone in a Large Rock Excavation for the Three Gorges Project." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38 (1), 95 – 106(2001).
10. Dai F.C. and Lee C.F. "Terrain-based mapping of landslide susceptibility using a geographical information system: A case study." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(5), 911-923(2001).