Yao Kai


Profile

Prof. Yao Kai obtained his PhD from National University of Singapore in 2017, and he joined the School of Qilu Transportation at the Shandong University as a Full Professor in 2020. His core expertise is on urban underground space development, in particular in the areas of soft ground improvement, deep excavation as well as tunnelling. Prof. Yao has published over 40 journal papers (including 3 ESI highly cited papers), and he has also composed 2 book chapters. He is an associate editor for Arabian Journal of Geosciences, editor for Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Engineering/Environmental Geotechnics/Journal of Renewable Materials, junior editor for International Journal of Mining Science and Technology/Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering/Hazard Control in Tunnelling and Underground Engineering. Prof. Yao received ICTIM2017/GeoChina2021 Best Paper Award, as well as Shandong Highway Society First Prize.

Educational Experience

2013.1 -- 2017.6

National University of Singapore       Geotechnical Engineering       Postgraduate (Doctoral)       Doctor

2010.9 -- 2013.6

Shandong University       Highway and Railway Engineering       Postgraduate (Master's Degree)       Master

2006.9 -- 2010.6

Shandong University       Civil Engineering       Undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree)       Bachelor

Work Experience

2020.10 -- Now

Shandong University      School of Qilu Transportation      Professor

2019.3 -- 2020.10

National University of Singapore      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering      Research Fellow

2018.9 -- 2019.2

Nanyang Technological University      SJ-NTU Corporate Lab      Research Fellow

2017.1 -- 2018.8

National University of Singapore      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering      Research Fellow