Assistant ProfessorRoom 206, River Research Institute, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, ChinaEmail: email@example.com
2016, Doctor of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada2012, Master of Science (Thesis) in Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada2009, Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P. R. China
2019 – now, Assistant Professor, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University2018 – 2019, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 2016 – 2018, Postdoc fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology2009, Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dynamic Mechanism and Risk Reduction of Debris Flow
Physical and numerical modelling on compound geohazard chain, Coupled Discrete Element Method with fluid flow, Hazard early warning system, Internal erosion of soil.
Principal Investigator, Initial Grant, 2019, funded by State Kay Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering – Tsinghua UniversityPrincipal Investigator, Open funding, Understanding the initiation failure of large-scale construction solid waste landfill and the subsequent movement mechanism, 2016-2018, funded by State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University.Participant, Theme based project, Understanding debris flow mechanisms and mitigating risks for a sustainable Hong Kong, 2015-2020, funded by The Research Grant Council of HKSAR
Secretary-General, Young Committee of Branch China of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical EngineeringVice Chairman, Geoscience Youth Network for “Belt and Road”IRDR Young scientistProfessional member, Debris Flow Hazard Mitigation Committee, The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP)Professional member, European Geosciences UnionEngineer in Training, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGGA), Alberta, Canada
Honors and Awards
Asian Network on debris flow best presentation awardComputer and Geotechnics outstanding reviewer 2018
Selected International Journal Publication  Cui, Y. F., Cheng, D. Q., Choi, C. E., Jin, W., Lei, Y., Kargel, J. S. (2019). The cost of rapid and haphazard urbanization: lessons learned from the Freetown landslide disaster. Landslides. 16(6), 1167-1176. Cui, Y. F., Jiang, Y., and Guo, C. (2019). Investigation of the initiation of shallow failure in widely graded loose soil slopes considering interstitial flow and surface runoff. Landslides. 16(4), 815-828. Cui, Y. F. (2019). Effect of joint type on the shear behavior of synthetic rock. Bulletin of the engineering geology and the environment. 78(5): 3395-3421. Cui, Y. F, Cheng, D. Q., Chan, D. (2019). Investigation of Post-Fire Debris Flows in Montecito. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 8(1), 5. Qiu, H. J., Cui, Y. F., Hu, S., Yang, D. D., Pei, Y, Q., Yang, W. L. (2019). Temporal and spatial distributions of landslides in the Qinba Mountains, Shaanxi Province, China. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. 10(1): 599-621 Zhang, Z. H., Cui, Y. F., Chan, D., Taslagyan, K. (2018). DEM simulation of vibrational fluidization of granular material. Granular Matter. 20(71).  Choi, C. E., Cui, Y. F., Zhou, G. G. D. (2018) Utilizing Crowdsourcing to Enhance the Mitigation and Management of Landslides, Landslides. 15(9): 1889-1899.  Su, Y., Cui, Y. F., Choi, C. E., Ng, C. W. W., Kwan, J. S. H. (2018). Effects of particle size and thickness on the cushion efficiency of granular materials. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56(2), 198-207. Choi, C. E., Cui, Y. F., Au, K. Y. K., Liu, H. M., Wang, J., Liu, D. Z., Wang, H. (2018). Case Study: Effects of a Partial-debris Dam on Riverbank Erosion in the Parlung Tsangpo River, China. Water, 10(3), 250. Cheng, D. Q., Cui, Y. F., Su, F. H., Jia, Y. (2018). The Characteristics of the Mocoa Compound Disaster Event, Colombia. Landslides, 15(6), 1223-1232. Cui, Y. F., Choi, C. E., Liu, H., Ng, C. W. W. (2018). Effects of Particle Size of Monodispersed Granular Flows Impacting a Rigid Barrier. Natural Hazards, 91(3), 1179-1201. Cui, Y. F., Chan, D., Nouri, A. (2017). Coupling of Solid Deformation and Pore Pressure for Undrained Deformation – a discrete Element Method Approach. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 41(18), 1943-1961. Cui, Y. F., Chan, D., Nouri, A. (2017). Discontinuum modelling of solid deformation pore water diffusion coupling. International Journal of Geomechanics. 17(8). Cui, Y. F., Zhou, X. J., Guo, C. X. (2017). Experimental study on the moving characteristics of fine grains in wide grading unconsolidated soil under heavy rainfall. Journal of Mountain Science. 14(3), 417-431. Cui, Y. F., Nouri, A., Chan, D., Rahmati, E. (2016). A new approach to the DEM simulation of sand production. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 147, 56-67.