Reporter Topic: Disaster risk of the Sichuan-Tibet railway and its prevention
Reporter: Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Peng Cui, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS
Time: 09:30, Mar.26, 2021
Location: Yingding Old Library of Wuhan University
Brief Introduction of Professor Peng Cui
Prof. Peng Cui, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a leading scientist in physical geography and water and soil conservation. He currently serves as the Co-Director General (Chinese side) of China-Pakistan Joint Research Center on Earth Sciences, Co-Director of Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction (ANSO-DRR), Science Committee Member of IRDR of ISC/UNDRR. Prof. Peng Cui is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Mountain Science, and also the Vice-Chief Editor in Progress in Geography and Science of Water and Soil Conservation. He has published more than 400 papers, and owns 16 patents, 3 software copyrights, 7 monographs.
Prof. Cui has been long engaged in geo-hazards researches with a focus on debris flow, landslide, and dammed lake, as well as in water and soil conservation studies. He has led over 30 major national projects. He has made outstanding achievements in hazard formation and movement mechanism, fostering condition, risk assessment, monitoring and early warning. His integrated disaster risk reduction and mitigation theories and techniques have been widely adopted during the mega natural hazards treatment in China and other countries, such as earthquakes in Nepal and large dammed lake in Pakistan.
As an eminent scientist in China, he has also made great contributions to the scientific and technological collaborations between China and Pakistan. He has a profound affection for Pakistan and its people, being dedicated to the bilateral scientific collaborations and disaster risk reduction and mitigation along the Karakoram Highway. He co-initiated the China-Pakistan Joint Research Center on Earth Sciences with Professor Asif Khan, aiming to establish a national science, technology and education platform, contributing to the CPEC construction and China-Pakistan S&T collaborations.