Du Xiuli is an expert in earthquake engineering, specializing in seismic resistance research for large-scale engineering structures. He was born in December 1962 in Guang’an City, Sichuan Province. In 1990, he obtained his doctoral degree from the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration (CEA). In 2021, he was elected as a Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Du Xiuli has received support from the Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC), and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, as well as titles such “Beijing Strategic Scientists Program,” “Beijing Scholar,” and “National Outstanding Science and Technology Worker”. Throughout his career, Du Xiuli has been actively involved in frontline teaching and research, focusing on seismic resistance studies and practical applications in the field of structural-foundation-encased soil coupling seismic resistance.
Du Xiuli has led five major national-level projects, including the projects supported Major Research Plan of the NSFC, and ones supported by the National Basic Research Program (973) of Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Additionally, he has contributed to nearly a hundred other projects. He has been honored with five second-class State Science and Technology Progress Awards (two of which were ranked first, and three ranked third), as well as four first-class provincial-level Science and Technology Progress Awards (two of which were ranked first). Du Xiuli has authored more than 200 papers as the first or corresponding author in high-quality domestic and international journals, and has published six books in Chinese or English. He has been granted 21 invention patents (including four international patents) as the first inventor. He has also contributed to the completion of five national or industry standards/regulations. Among his graduate students, two have received funding from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and one has been recognized with the “National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award”.
Title: New Challenges for Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure
Abstract: Infrastructure is an essential support for economic and social development and an effective means of improving livelihoods. This presentation summarized the remarkable achievements made in the fields of transportation, energy, water conservancy and new infrastructure since China's reform and opening up. Currently, the development of infrastructure still faces many challenges, such as the improvement of the safe operation of infrastructure and the level of resistance to risk, the development path in the context of “dual carbon” strategy, and the revolution caused by the advancement of information technology. The innovation of science and technology is recognized as the key to the sustainable development of infrastructure. The design of safety, disaster-resistant and resilient of infrastructure during the whole life cycle should be paid more attention, and the ability to prediction and early warning of major risks should be enhanced, to guarantee the safe operation of infrastructure. The green and low-carbon development of infrastructure should be driven by technology innovation. The level of intelligent management and control of infrastructure construction and maintenance should be increased. The construction quality and operation efficiency of infrastructure should be enhanced. This presentation also introduces our team's research results and engineering applications in the field of infrastructure safety, disaster prevention, resilience, low carbon and intelligence.