Doctor of Philosophy/Dr.Eng, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 1997—2001. Doctor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1992—1996. Bachelor of Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1988—1992.
Research and teaching assistant Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 1996—1997. Center of excellence researcher and adjunct assistant professor Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan, 1997—1999, japan society of civil engineers senior researcher Japan, 1999—2001. Alexander von humboldt research fellow Technology University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, since 2001.
Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (london, uk), Japan Society of Civil Engineers (tokyo, japan), Japanese Geotechnical Society, American Society of Civil Engineers (reston, va).
Married Mei Yang, August 30, 1970. 1 child Mingyu.