Assistant Professor


Dr Yuze Wang obtained her PhD degree in the University of Cambridge in 2019, and worked in Durham University, UK, as a postdoctoral research associate during 2019-2020 before she joined the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, as an Assistant Professor. Her current research field is marine geotechnical engineering, and her research interests are seabed stabilization, marine bio-geotechnics, marine geo-energy, and marine geotechnics from micro to macro. She has been doing significant research on theory of reactive fluid transport behavior in porous medium, Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation from micro to macro scales, and biopolymers for soil stabilization. In recent years, Dr Wang has published more than 10 high-quality journal/top conference papers journals such as journal papers in Géotechnique, JGGE, Engineering Geology, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, and conference proceedings such as ICSMGE and ICEG. She regularly serves as reviewer for several top journals including JGGE and ES&T.



2014-2019 Ph.D. in Engineering,University of Cambridge, UK

2011-2014 Master of Geotechnical EngineeringZhejiang University, China

2007-2011 Bachelor of Civil EngineeringJilin University, China


Work Experience

2020- Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Durham University, UK

2016-2018 Part-time Teaching assistant, University of Cambridge, UK


Honors and Awards

2017       Cambridge Trust Scholarship (£7000)

2017       Cambridge Philosophical Society Research Studentship (£2250) 

2017       Great Britain-China Education Trust Scholarship (£1500)

2017       Santander Mobility Grant (£800)

2014       Sun Hung Kai Properties-Cambridge Trust PhD Scholarship (£104.3K, offered)

2014       CSC-Cambridge Trust PhD Scholarship (£104.3K, accepted)

2010       China National Undergraduate Scholarship (8000)


Research project

  1. EPSRC, EP/R041903/1, Biopolymer treatment for stabilisation of transport infrastructure slopes,2018-2021,£238k, participated
  2. NSFC, National 973 Project, 2012CB719804, Landfill leachate pollutes underground environment and anti-fouling barrier, 2011 / 09-2016 / 08, ¥4.93m, participated
  3. NSFC, National 863 Project, 2011AA11A102, Groundwater Exploration and Pollution Control Technology in Water-scarce Areas, 2011-2014, ¥7.5m, participated


Representative journal publications

*corresponding author

Journal publications

  1. Xu H, Qiu H, Zhu G, Zhan L, Zhan Z, Xu X, Chen Y, Wang Y*. Comparison of settlement behaviors of high-food-waste-content (HFWC) and low-food-waste-content (LFWC) MSWs and assessment of their prediction models. Science China Technological Sciences, 2019,62,1-22
  2. Wang Y*, Soga K, DeJong J, Kabla A. Microscale visualization of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) processes. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2019, 145(9)
  3. Wang Y*, Soga K, DeJong J, Kabla A. A microfluidic chip and its use in characterizing the particle-scale behaviour of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP). Géotechnique, 2019, 145(9)
  4. Wang Y, Chen Y, Xie H, Zhang C, Zhan L. Lead adsorption and transport in loess-amended soil-bentonite cut-off wall. Engineering Geology, 2016 (215):69-80
  5. Chen Y, Wang Y, Xie H. Breakthrough time-based design of landfill composite liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 2015 (43):196-200
  6. Guan C, Xie H, Wang Y, Chen Y, Jiang Y, Tang X. An analytical model for solute transport through a GCL-based two-layered liner considering biodegradation. Science of the Total Environment, 2014 (466-467): 221–231


Journal publications In Chinese

  1. Zhang L, Gong B, Lan J, Wang Y, Chen Y. Field and numerical investigation on migration of leachate in loess soil. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science), 2016 (6): 1196-1202
  2. Chen Y, Wang Y, Xie H, Jiang Y. Lead adsorption characteristics of loess modified natural silt: equilibrium and non-equilibrium test, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 201436(7): 1185-1194
  3. Zheng C, Chen C, Su J, Xu N, Wang Y. Experimental study on SEBS (styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene) modified asphalt, Chinese Journal of Highway Engineering, 2011(36):34-37


Conference papers/abstracts

  1. Wang Y*, Soga K, DeJong J, Kabla A. Microscale visualization of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) processes by different treatment procedures. IS-Atlanta 2018 Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro - ICSMGE TC 105, 2018
  2. Wang Y*,Soga K, DeJong J, Kabla A. Micro-scale experimental study of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP) by using microfluidic devices. AGU Fall Meeting,2017
  3. Wang Y*, Soga K, Jiang N. Microbial induced carbonate precipitation (MICP): the case for microscale perspective. 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical EngineeringICSMGE, 2017
  4. Wang Y* and Soga K. Pore-scale study of microbial-induced calcium carbonate precipitation. 1st International Conference on Geo-Energy and Geo-environment, 2015
  5. Wang Y*, Xie H, Chen Y, Jiang Y, Chen Y. Pb(II) Adsorption characteristics of loess modified soil-bentonite: equilibrium and non-equilibrium Test. 7th International congress on environmental Geotechnics, 2014


Academic and social participation

Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), American Chemical Society(ACS), Cambridge University Engineering Society (CUES), Cambridge University Geotechnical Society (CUGS); Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society (CPS)

Reviewer of Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering; Environmental Science &Technology; Transport in Porous Media; Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, International Journal of Geomechanics

Recruitment Information

The research group of Dr Wang has various research positions in the field of marine geotechnics with the focus of marine bio-geotechnics and marine geo-energy to apply, including research assistant, PhD, and postdoctoral research fellow. The salary will be comparable to international standards. Self-motivated candidates are welcome to contact Dr Yuze Wang with your CV and personal statement to apply.



Office: Room 212, Chuangyuan Building 9, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen City, China

Email: wangyz@sustech.edu.cn

Office phone:(+86)075588015278