Hannah, Wan-Huan Zhou 周萬歡


Associate Dean (Academic Affairs), FST

Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (IOTSC) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Science and Technology

The main research programs include Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials, Probabilistic Analysis, Soil-structural Interface Behavior, Environmental Geotechnics Engineering and Advanced Laboratory and Field Testing. 


Welcome to 11th International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

TC204 of the ISSMGE was first established in 1989 as TC28 and has made major commitments towards collecting information concerning the geotechnical aspects of the design, construction and analysis of deep excavations, tunnels and large underground structures in the urban environment. The first symposium was held in New Delhi in 1994 and nine more symposia were held in London (1996), Tokyo (1999), Toulouse (2002), Amsterdam (2005), Shanghai (2008), Rome (2011), Seoul (2014), Sao Paulo (2017) and Cambridge (2022). The 11th International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Macau 2024) will be held in Macao SAR, China on June 14 – 17, 2024. It is organized by State Key Laboratory of IoT for Smart City (IoTSC) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Macau and TC204 of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

The theme of IS-Macau 2024 is “Tunnelling and Underground Construction for Smart Cities”. This highly successful series of TC204 symposium provides a premier forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss new problems, solutions, and technologies in underground construction and related areas. IS-Macau 2024 will solicit high-quality original research for publication in the conference proceedings and a special issue in the journal of Underground Space.

Macao is the single most consistent example of cultural interchange between Europe and Asia. The official languages are Chinese and Portuguese. Having developed into a bustling city with a worldwide reputation in entertainment, Macao is also at the heart of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which promotes its fast development in infrastructure development and underground construction in recent years.

Call for Poster!

The Poster Session will take place during the conference from June 14th to 17th, 2024. Posters will be exhibited at the conference venue throughout the entire four-day event and will also be featured on our website.  A committee composed of international scholars will assess all submissions and choose the winners for the Best Poster Awards.

More Details: https://is-macau2024.skliotsc.um.edu.mo/is-macau-2024/is2024_poster-session/

Call for papers


Insights in Geotechnical Engineering: 2021

Frontiers in Built Environment has launched a new Research Topic, Insights in Geotechnical Engineering: 2021
Topic Editors
Prof. Jie Han, University of Kansas Lawrence, United States
Leon Andreas Van Paassen, Arizona State University Tempe, United States
Wan-Huan Zhou, University of Macau, Macao

Open Access Repository

Our group has developed a GitHub page  to introduce and promote the work conducted by our research team on various topics related to geotechnical engineering. The users can access the multiple repositories on this page containing the data and algorithms related to several key areas.


We have an exciting opportunity for  Ph.D. and Post-doc Fellow candidates who is exceptional, highly motivated and intellectually curious. No entrance exams are required. Applicants should have obtained English CET 6 (430, for students from mainland China) or provide TOEFL(550)/ IELTS(6) scores as proof of English proficiency.  

  1. Recommended Direct Admission (招收推薦免試攻讀博士學位及碩士學位課程): Application deadline: August (1st batch) and Oct. (2ed batch) of each year; Please find more details at graduate school website.
  2. Ph.D. Program: The applicant should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with proven academic records. The excellent applicants will be awarded UM Macao PhD Scholarship (MOP 20,000 per month) and Ph.D. Assistantship (up to MOP 14,000 per month).  Application DDL: Feb. & May of each year.
  3. Post-doctoral fellow position: Please contact us for feasibilities. All the eligible applicants will be funded by UM Macao Postdoctoral Fellowship (MOP 40,000 per month) and Postdoctoral Associateship (MOP 28,000 per month). Application time: ALL YEAR.
  4. IOTSC Funded Ph.D. students and Post-doc fellow position: Application deadline: 25 August (1st batch); Major: Geotechnical engineering and applied mathematics; Ph.D. Scholarship (MOP 12,500 per month) and Post-doc associateship (MOP 25,000 per month) 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact us by Email.(中文版本)