Dear ISRM Members

For the 38th ISRM Online Lecture, the ISRM invited Prof. Yingxin Zhou. The title of the lecture is “The Rock Engineering Process (for Cavern Construction)”. It will be broadcasted on the 23rd June 2022, 10 A.M. GMT at

Dr Zhou is a Senior Consultant with Deeptek Pty Ltd. Prior to joining Deeptek, he was Head Engineering (Underground Facilities) with the Defence Science and Technology Agency (2013 to 2021) and concurrently Assoc (Adj) Prof with the Nanyang Technological University (2011 to 2018) in Singapore. He served as ISRM Vice President for Asia (2011-2015) and first President of the ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics (2008-2011).

Dr Zhou has more than 30 years of experience in research, engineering and teaching in rock engineering and underground space development. He played leading roles in several major rock engineering and research projects and served as technical advisor to many government ministries in Singapore. He led the rock engineering and technology development for the pioneering underground ammunition facility in Singapore and developing new safety standards for underground ammunition storage which have been adopted by NATO.

Dr Zhou received the Defence Technology Prize 2018 Individual (Engineering) Award and was featured twice in the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Who’s Who in Engineering Singapore in 2013 & 2020. He was a key member of the winning teams for the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2004 and the IES Top 50 Engineering Feats 2016.

Dr Zhou is a Fellow of the ISRM and Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore. He is currently a Director (Asia) and Board Member of the Associated research Centers for the Urban underground Space, and member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 technical papers, 8 books and conference proceedings as editor or co-editor, and delivered many keynotes and invited lectures covering topics in rock mechanics, rock dynamics, and underground space. He led the efforts in publishing the first ISRM Suggested Methods for rock dynamic testing in 2012.

The lecture will remain online so that those unable to attend at this time will be able to do it later. As usual, the attendees will be able to ask questions to the lecturer by e-mail during the subsequent five days. All online lectures are available from this page.