Xia-Ting Feng, BSc, PhD, and graduated and received PhD degree at Northeastern University of Technology (namely Northeastern University since 1992), China in 1992 and then took the position of lecturer, associate professor and professor at the same university. He joined Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998 as a Professor of Hundred Talent Program of the CAS. He has worked as Director of State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering since 2007. He became Dean of College of Resource and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, China in March 2016.
Prof. Feng was the President of International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) 2011-2015. He is Board member of Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies – FedIGS, President of ISRM Commission on Design Methodology, member of ISRM Commission on Testing Methods, and President of Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME).
He is also Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is members of Editorial Board of International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (2003-present), Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2010-present), Geomechanics and Tunnelling and (2008-present).
His research interests cover true triaxial compressive testing and mechanical models, ‘intelligent’ rock mechanics and engineering, rockburst monitoring, warning and mitigation. He published more than 170 technical papers and the English book “Rock Engineering Design” and “Rock Engineering Risk” with Professor John Hudson. He has edited “Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering” (five volumes, CRC Press).