Cao Liqiang

Name: Cao Liqiang

Gender: Male

Degrees: Ph.D

Title: Assistant professor

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Current Professional Societies

  1. Committee member, Underground Space Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS-USC)

  2. Committee member, Youth Committee of Guangdong Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

  3. Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

  4. Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM)

  5. Member, Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (CSRME)

  6. Member, China Highway and Transportation Society

Research Grants

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China for Young Scholars, 2022-2024

  2. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2022-2022

  3. National Key Research and Development Program of China (Subproject), 2022-2024

  4. Open Project Foundation of the Key Laboratory of Urban Underground Engineering of Ministry of Education (Beijing Jiaotong University), 2021-2022

  5. Basic Research Projects of the Central Universities and College of China, 2015-2016

Research Areas

  1. Tunneling Engineering

  2. Urban underground engineering


Highest Science and Technology Prize of China Highway and Transportation Society, 2019.


  1. Cao Liqiang, Chen Xiangsheng, Lin Xingtao*, Su Dong, Fang Huangcheng, Lu Dechun. Analytical solutions for the restraint effect of isolation piles against tunneling-induced vertical ground displacements. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2023,  2023.03.002.

  2. Cao Liqiang, Chen Xiangsheng, Shen Xiang*, Zhang Dingli, Su Dong, Fang Huangcheng. Theoretical analysis of the barrier effect of embedded isolation piles on tunneling-induced vertical ground displacements. Computers and Geotechnics. 2022, 144, 104609.

  3. Cao Liqiang, Zhang Dingli, Shen Xiang*, Su Jie, Fang Huangcheng, Su Dong. Horizontal mechanical responses of single pile due to urban tunnelling in multi-layered soils. Computers and Geotechnics. 2021, 135, 104164.

  4. Cao Liqiang, Zhang Dingli, Fang Qian*, Yu Lin. Movements of ground and existing structures induced by slurry pressure-balance tunnel boring machine (SPB TBM) tunnelling in clay. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2020, 97, 103278.

  5. Cao Liqiang, Zhang Dingli*, Fang Qian. Semi-analytical prediction for tunnelling-induced ground movements in multi-layered clayey soils. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2020, 102, 103446.

  6. Cao Liqiang, Fang Qian*, Zhang Dingli, Chen Tielin. Subway station construction using combined shield and shallow tunnelling method: Case study of Gaojiayuan station in Beijing. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2018, 82, 627-635.

  7. Shen Xiang, Yuan Dajun, Cao Liqiang*, Fu Yanbin, Jin Dalong, Gao Zhenfeng. Experimental investigation of the dynamic sealing of shield tail grease under high water pressure. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2022, 121, 104343.

  8. Shen Xiang, Yuan Dajun, Cao Liqiang*, Jin Dalong, Chen Xiangsheng, Gao Zhenfeng. Experimental investigation of the failure of shield grease seals under the influence of environmental factors: A case study. Engineering Failure Analysis. 2022, 133, 105975.

  9. Cao Liqiang, Chen Xiangsheng*, Zhang Dingli, Su Dong. Theoretical investigation of restraint effect of isolation piles on vertical ground displacements due to tunneling under the plane state. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2022, 44(5), 1-10.

  10. Cao Liqiang, Zhang Dingli*, Fang Qian, Hou Yanjuan, Sun Zhenyu. Ground vertical displacements due to shield tunnelling in double-layer soil. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 2019, 38(3), 634-648.

Personal Statement

Liqiang Cao obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 2014, and his PhD in Tunneling and Underground Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2020. He worked in Shenzhen University, China, as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2020 to 2022. He is now an assistant professor in Institute of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of Beijing University of Technology, China. He focuses on the mechanical reaction of ground and built environment due to excavation activities. The specific research interests include: (1) ground movement and underground structure-soil interaction due to tunneling/deep excavation; (2) resilience assessment and enhancement of underground structures; and (3) machine/deep learning in excavation activities especially in shield tunneling in urban areas. His academic home page is: