JiangFeng LIU

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    中国土木工程/岩石力学学会环境土工委员会、青年专委会委员;Journal of Geological Research 期刊编委
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  • Supervisor of Master's Candidates
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    State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics & Deep Underground Engineering

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Biographical Summary

Pro. Liu is currently a professor at State Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Ecole Central de Lille (Central School of Lille) and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-Laboratory of Mechanic of Lille (LML), France, in 2013. His current research focuses on coupled fluid and gas transport in geomaterials, and its application in deep underground radioactive waste storage and deep energy mining. He has published more than 70 papers in refereed scientific journals, and he currently presides over 20 national and provincial scientific research projects.

Academic experience 

2022.01 - current   Professor

UniversityState Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology

2019.10 - 2019.11  Visiting scholar

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Cooperation tutor: Prof. Shen-En CHEN

2016.01 - current  Associated Professor

UniversityState Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology

2015.06 - 2015.12   Lecture

State Key Laboratory for GeoMechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology

2013.06 - 2015.06    Postdoctoral Fellow

UniversityFrench National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-Laboratory of   Mechanic of Lille (LML)

Research subject: Research on the sealing ability of the bentonite, after the dismantling of an underground structure at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland)

2010.09 - 2013.06    PhD degree

UniversityDepartment of civil engineering, École Centrale de Lille (a renowned Graduate Engineering school) - Laboratory of Mechanics of Lille (LML) -France

Ph.D thesis:  Sealing efficiency of an argillite-bentonite plug subjected to gas pressure, in the context of deep underground radioactive waste storage

Supervisor:   Prof. Frédéric. Skoczylas 

2007.09 - 2010.07   Master degree   

University:  College of civil engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University  

Master’s thesis: Research on the Ground Movement Law Due to Metro Station Driven with Enlarging Shield Tunnels

Supervisor:  Prof. Qi Taiyue  

2003.09 - 2007.07   Bachelor degree

University:  College of civil engineering, Guangxi University  

Selected publications 


1.Liu JF*,NI HY, Shao JF, Li Xiaozhao, Hong Yi. Gas permeability evolution of unsaturated GMZ bentonite under thermo-mechanical effects [J]. Engineering Geology, 2023, 313: 106966. 

2. Ni H Y, Liu J F*, Judith K M, Wang ZB, Yang K, Mao XB. Pore structure evolution of unsaturated GMZ bentonite under thermo-hydro effects through ESEM fixed-point observation. Acta Geotechnica, 2023:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11440 -023-01824-5  .

3. Hongyang Ni, Jiangfeng Liu*, Andrey P. Jivkov, Wanqing Shen, Jianfu Shao. A dual-porosity model for analysis of temperature effects on hydro-mechanical behaviour of GMZ bentonite under unconfined conditions..Computers and Geotechnics, 2022, 154, 105127.

4. Lin YJ, Liu JF*, Chen T, Huang BX, Ma SJ, Bai HB. Gas permeability change with deformation and cracking of a sandstone under triaxial compression. Petroleum Geoscience, 23, 29(1),  https://doi.org/10. 1144/petgeo2022-016

5. Meng, Q.B, Liu, J.F*, Pu, H., Zhang, Z.Z, BX Huang, Wu, J.Y. Effects of cyclic loading and unloading rates on the energy evolution of rocks with different lithology, Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 2023, 4, 100455

6. Meng, Q. B., Liu, J. F*, Huang, B. X., Zhang, Z. Z., Long, J. K., & Wu, J. Y.  Experimental analysis of the height–diameter ratio effect of rock energy under uniaxial cyclic loading–unloading conditions. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2023, 82(7), 1-34.


1. Liu JF*, Ma SJ , Ni HY, Pu H, Li XZ, Chen SJ.Quantitative 2D/3D spatial characterization and fluid transport prediction of macro/micropores in Gaomiaozi bentonite.Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2022, 14(5),1568-1579.

2. Liu, J*., Ma, S., Shen, W., Zhou, J., Hong, Y*. Image feature recognition and gas permeability prediction of Gaomiaozi bentonite based on digital images and machine learning. Advances in Geo-Energy Research, 2022, 6(4): 314-323.

3.Ni HY, Liu JF* , XZ Li, Sha ZH, Pu H. An improved fractal permeability model for porous geomaterials with complex pore structures and rough surfaces. Fractals, 2022, 30(1),225002

4.NIi HY, Liu JF*, Chen T, Chen SJ, Meng QB. Coal permeability prediction method based on the microscopic pore-fracture dual-porosity structure.Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2022, 211, 110107

5. NIi HY, Liu JF* , Zhang Q, Ma LK, Guo JN, Mao XB. Water retention behavior and double porosity model study of GMZ bentonite considering temperature effects. Engineering Geology, 2022, 34, 106695 

6. Guo JN, Liu JF* , Zhang Q, Cao SF, Chen ZQ. Gas migration properties through saturated bentonite considering the interface effect. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, 2022, 8(2):1-23.

7. Meng  QB, Liu JF*, Xie LX, Pu H, Yang YG, Huang BX, Qian W.Experimental Mechanical Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Deep Damaged–Fractured Rock.Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2022 81:32


1. Liu JF*, Ni HYPu HHuang BXYao QLMao XB.Test theorymethod and device of gas permeability of porous media and the application. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 2021, 40(1): 137-146.

2. Ni HY, Liu JF*, Pu H, Chen X, Song Y, Mao XB, Skoczylas F.Microscopic pore structure and improved permeability characterization of COx argillite based on SEM images. International Journal of Geomechanics, 2021, 10.1061/(ASCE) GM. 1943-56 22.0002069.

3. Ni HY, Liu JF*, Huang BX, Hai Pu, Qing-Bin MENG, et al. Quantitative analysis of pore structure and permeability characteristics of sandstone using SEM and CT images. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2021,103861.

4. Meng QB, Liu JF*, Pu H, Yu LY, Wu JY, Wang CK. Mechanical Properties of Limestone after high-temperature treatment under triaxial cyclic loading and unloading conditions. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2021, 54: 6413–6437 

5. NIi HY, Liu JF* , Pu H, Zhang GM,Chen X, Skoczylas F. Research on sealing ability of granular bentonite material after 10.5 years of engineered barrier experiment. Geomechanics and Engineering, 2021, 27(6): 583-594 


1.Liu JF*, Cao XL., Xu J, Yao QL, Ni HY. A new method for threshold determination of gray image.   Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, 2020, 6(4):72.

2. Liu JF* , Guo JN, Ni HY, Zhang Q, Skoczylas F. Swelling and gas transport characteristics of saturated compacted bentonite/sand samples considering the scale effect. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, 2020.

3. Liu JF*, Ni HY, Cao XL*, Ma LK, Guo JN, Wang YG, Chen X. Laboratory investigation on gas permeability of compacted GMZ bentonite under a coupled hydraulic-mechanical effect, Engineering Geology, 2020, 105761.

4. Liu JF*, Song SB, Cao XL, Meng QB, Pu H, Wang YG, LIU JF*. Determination of full-scale pore size distribution of Gaomiaozi bentonite and its permeability prediction, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2020, 12(2):403-413.

5. Ni HY, Liu JF*, Guo JN, Yang DS Chen YG. Numerical modelling on water retention and permeability of compacted GMZ bentonite under free-swelling conditions. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2020, 44:1619-1633.

6. Song SB, LIU JF*, Ni HY, Cao XL, Pu H, Huang BX. A new automatic thresholding algorithm for unimodal gray-level distribution images by using the gray gradient information, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2020, 190: 1-7.

7. Meng QB, Liu JF*, Ren, L*, Pu H, Chen YL. Experimental Study on Rock Strength and Deformation Characteristics Under Triaxial Cyclic Loading and Unloading Conditions. Rock Mech Rock Eng, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/ s00603-020-02289-8

8. Guo JN, Liu JF, Li Q , Chen ZQ. Experimental study on the failure law of water-bearing coal and the evolution of permeability under plastic flow. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2020, 79(14).

9. Zhang G, Wang Z., Liu JF, et al. Stability of the bedded key roof above abandoned horizontal salt cavern used for underground gas storage. Bull Eng Geol Environ 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-020-01830-x


1. Meng QB, Wang KC, LIU JF* , Zhang MW, Lu MM, Wu Yu. Physical and Micro-Structural Characteristics of Limestone after High Temperature Exposure, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2019, 79(3), 1259-1274.

2. Li P, Wu Y*, Liu JF*, Pu H, Tao J, Hao Y, Teng Y, Hao G. Effects of injection parameters on heat extraction performance of supercritical CO2 in enhanced geothermal systems, Energy Science & Engineering. 2019, 7(13), 3076-3094, DOI:10.1002/ese3.481

3. Song SB , Liu JF*, Yang DS , Ni HY, Huang BX, Zhang K, Mao XB. Pore Structure Characterization and Permeability Prediction of Coal Samples Based on SEM images, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. 2019,67:160-171.


1. Liu JF*, Ni HY, Chen YG, Wu Y, Song SB, Cao XL. Research on water retention and microstructure characteristics of compacted GMZ bentonite under free-swelling conditions, Environmental Earth Sciences. 2018, 77:583-594.

2. Liu JF*, Wu Y, Cai CZ, Ni HY, Cao XL. Investigation into water retention and gas permeability of Opalinus clay. Environmental Earth Sciences. 2018, 77: 213-226.

3. Liu JF*, Song SB, NI HY, Cao XL, Pu H*, Mao XB, Skoczylas F. Research on the gas migration properties in a saturated bentonite/sand mixture under flexible boundary condition. Soils and Foundations, 2018, 58(1): 97-109.


1. Liu JF*, Skoczylas F, Talandier J, et al. Dismantling of the EB experiment: Experimental research on the retrieved GBM and bentonite blocks. Nuclear Engineering & Design, 2016, 300:297-307.

2. Liu JF*, Song Y, Skoczylas F, Liu J. Gas migration through water-saturated bentonite-sand mixtures, COx argillite and their interfaces. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2016, 53(1): 60-71.

3. Liu JF*, Skoczylas F, Talandier J. Gas permeability of a compacted bentonite–sand mixture: coupled effects of water content, dry density, and confining pressure. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2015, 52(99): 1-9.

4Liu JF, Davy CA*, Talandier J, Skoczylas F. Effect of gas pressure on the sealing efficiency of compacted bentonite–sand plugs. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2014, 170:10-27.

5Liu JF*, Skoczylas F, Liu J. Experimental research on the water retention and gas permeability of compacted bentonite/sand mixture, Soils and Foundations, 2014, 54(5): 1027-1038.

6Liu J *, Qi T , Wu Z . Analysis of ground movement due to metro station driven with enlarging shield tunnels under building and its parameter sensitivity analysis. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology , 2012, 28:287-296.



Educational Experience

  • 2010.9 to Now

    法国里尔中央理工大学 | 土木工程 | Doctor

  • 2007.9 to Now

    西南交通大学 | 地下工程 | 硕士

  • 2003.9 to Now

    广西大学 | 土木工程 | 学士

  • 2000.9 to Now


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