Chinese Academy of Engineering, China
Professor Qian Qihu, PhD, The Army Engineering University of PLA, China and former President of the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME), is a Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and has been undertaking advanced research in rock mechanics and stress wave analysis as well as practicing Engineering for over 50 years. He is a world renowned expert in rock mechanics and civil engineering and has been on various international committees, journals and leading publications in China and overseas. He has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and has several notable monographs covering “Impact and Explosion Effects in Rock and Soil”, “Study of the Development and Utilization of Underground Space in Chinese Cities” as well as “Calculation Theory for Advanced Protective Structures”. He has been instrumental in developing and steering the various underground development initiatives in China. He is currently editor in chief of the Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and a member of the Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, and China Civil Engineering Journal.