2019 Rock Dynamics Summit – Best Oral Presentation Award

The School congratulates PhD candidate Chunchen Wei on being awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the  2019 Rock Dynamics Summit  held by The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), Okinawa, Japan, May 7-11, 2019.


The school had strong presence at the summit with Professor Ismet Canbulat invited as a keynote speaker and session chair and Professor Serkan Saydam & Dr Chengguo Zhang also chairing sessions.


Rock dynamics involves diverse research scopes ranging from earthquake engineering, blasting, impacts, failure as well as the occurrence and prediction of earthquakes. Rock dynamics has wide applications in civil and infrastructural, resources and energy, geological and environmental engineering, geothermal energy, and earthquake hazard management. The 2019 Rock Dynamic Summit in Okinawa is organized to address scientific research as well as engineering applications. As a high safety risk in underground rock engineering, rock and coal burst has become one of the important areas of research in rock dynamics. The coal burst research conducted by UNSW has been well recognised in the summit.

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