|Dr. Zhou Yingxin is Senior Principal Engineer and Programme Manager for Underground Technology & Rock Engineering with the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA). Since obtaining his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, USA, in 1988, he has worked as a geologist for the Virginia State Division of Mineral Resources, and as a Research Associate with Virginia Tech before joining the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Research Fellow In 1991. |
Since joining DSTA in 1994, Dr Zhou has been actively involved in the planning and development of Singapore’s first rock cavern storage facility, being in charge of all rock engineering aspects. He led the team of DSTA, NTU, and SAF Mapping Unit that update and published the Geology of Singapore (2nd ed) in 2009. He is currently the programme co-ordinator of a long-term joint DSTA-NTU research programme on Underground Technology & Rock Engineering. He is also a Technical Advisor to JTC on the Jurong Rock Cavern Project for underground hydrocarbon storage.
Dr Zhou is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology.He is currently founding President of the Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering Geology Singapore, Chairman of the Singapore National Group for the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) and International Association of Engineering Geology & the Environment (IAEG), and President of the ISRM Commission on Rock Dynamics. He was Organising Chair of the 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (2006), and is currently Congress Co-chair of the ISRM 2011 International Congress on Rock Mechanics in Beijing China, Chainman of the Organising Committee for the 13th World Conference of the Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (nov 2012), and serves as member of several International Conference Advisory/Scientific committees.
Dr Zhou was a key member of the winning teams for the Defence Technology Award 2007 (Engineering) Team Award, “The Underground ammunition facility project”; The Defence Technology Award 2006 (R&D) Team Award, “Protective Technology R&D”; The IES Prestigious Engineering Achievements Award 2004, Institute of Engineers Singapore, for project on “Maximising the land use in Singapore,”; and leader ofthe DSTA-NTU-SMU team for the DSTA Innovation Excellence Award 2009. “Updating and publishing of the Singapore geology report”.
He is editor or co-editor of the following proceedings volumes: “Joint Singapore Norway Technical Workshop on Ground Shock,” 1999;
“Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction,” ISRM 2006 International and 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Nov 2006, Singapore.
“Analysis of discontinuous deformation – recent advances and applications,” the 9th International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation, Nov 2009, Singapore; and an edited book entitled "Recent advances in rock dynamics and its applications", 2011 (in press).
Dr Zhou lectures regularly at IES, NUS, and NTU on topics related to rock mechanics and rock engineering to practing engineers, underground and post-graduate students. He is also a lecturer at DSTA College.
- Zhao, J., Chen, S.G., Cai, J.G., Zhou, Y.X. (1999). Discrete element modelling of a field explosion test, part C: correlation and calibration of the field explosion test. International Journal for Blasting and Fragmentation, .
- Zhao, J., Zhou, Y.X., Hefny, A.M., Cai, J.G., Chen, S.G., Li, H.B., Liu, J.F. (1999). Rock dynamics research related to cavern development for ammunition storage. Tunnelling and underground space technology, 14.
- Zhao, J., Zhou, Y.X., Sun, J.C., Low, B.K., Choa, V.C.E. (1995). Engineering geology of the Bukit Timah granite for underground cavern construction. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology, 28, 153-162.
- Wallace, J.C., Ho, C.E., Bergh-Christensen, J., Zhao, J., Zhou, Y.X., Choa, V.C.E. (1995). A proposed warehouse-shelter cavern scheme in Singapore granite. Tunnelling and underground space technology, 10, 163-167.
- Zhao, J., Zhou, Y.X., Choa, V.C.E. (1994). Utilization of rock caverns in the Bukit Timah granite for civil defence purposes. Journal of the Institution of Engineers, 134, 72-76.