Jan. 2013 - Mar. 2017, Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Sep. 2010 - Sep. 2012, Master in Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China
Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2010, Batchelor in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China
Jul. 2022 - present, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, China
Oct. 2018 - May 2022, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, USA
May 2017 - Sep. 2018, Senior Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Apr. 2018 - Jun. 2018, Visiting Scholar, University of Twente, Netherlands
International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, TC105 Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Committee Member
American Geophysical Union (AGU-EPSP), Member
American Physical Society (APS-DFD), Member
Master’s & Ph.D. Advising
We study the flow and transport of granular materials (soil, sediment, ice) and other related phenomena in nature and engineering using a multiscale approach (from particle to continuumscales) combining experiments, simulations, and theory. The overarching theme is “Multi-Scale Mechanics for Earth and its Environment”, in line with the UN’s and China’s sustainable development goals. Our ultimate goal is to promote scientific solutions for geohazard mitigation, sediment management, and ecological restoration in fluvial and coastal environments.
1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (2022-2025, PI)
2. National Science Foundation, USA (2019-2023, participant)
3. Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR (2022-2025, participant)
4. Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR (2021-2024, participant)
5. Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR (2014-2018, participant
 Jing, L., Ottino, J.M., Umbanhowar, P.B., Lueptow, R.M. Drag force in granular shear flows: Regimes, scaling laws, and implications for segregation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2022, 948, A24.
 Duan, Y., Jing, L., Umbanhowar, P.B., Ottino, J.M., Lueptow, R.M. Segregation forces in dense granular flows: Closing the gap between single intruders and mixtures. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2022, 935, R1.
 Jing, L., Ottino, J.M., Lueptow, R.M., Umbanhowar, P.B. A unified description of gravity- and kinematics-induced segregation forces in dense granular flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2021, 925, A29.
 Jing, L., Ottino, J.M., Lueptow, R.M., Umbanhowar, P.B. Rising and sinking intruders in dense granular flows. Physical Review Research, 2020, 2(2), 022069.
 Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Leung, Y.F. Micromechanical origin of particle size segregation. Physical Review Letters, 2017, 11(118): 118001.
 Jing, L., Yang, G.C., Kwok, C.Y., Sobral, Y.D. Flow regimes and dynamic similarity of immersed granular collapse: A CFD-DEM investigation. Powder Technology, 2019, 345, 532–543.
 Jing, L., Yang, G.C., Kwok, C.Y., Sobral, Y.D. Dynamics and scaling laws of underwater granular collapse with varying aspect ratios. Physical Review E, 2018, 98(4): 042901.
 Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Leung, Y.F., Zhang, Z., Dai, L. Runout scaling and deposit morphology of rapid mudflows. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2018, 8(123): 2004-2023.
 Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Leung, Y.F., Sobral, Y.D. Characterization of base roughness for granular chute flows. Physical Review E, 2016, 94, 052901.
 Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Leung, Y.F., Sobral, Y.D., Extended CFD-DEM for free-surface flow with multi-size granules. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2016, 40(1): 62-79.
 Cui, K.F.E., Zhou, G.G.D., Jing, L. Particle segregation and diffusion in fluid-saturated granular shear flows. Physical Review Fluids, 2022, 7, 014305.
 Cui, K.F.E., Zhou, G.G.D., Jing, L. Viscous effects on the particle size segregation in geophysical mass flows: Insights from immersed granular shear flow simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2021, 126, e2021JB022274.
 Cui, K.F.E., Zhou, G.G.D., Jing, L., Chen, X., Song, D. Generalized friction and dilatancy laws for immersed granular flows containing large and small particles. Physics of Fluids, 2020, 32, 113312.
 Zhou, G.G.D., Cui, K.F.E., Jing, L., Zhao, T., Song, D., Huang, Y. Particle size segregation in granular mass flows with different ambient fluids. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2020, 125, e2020JB019536.
 Yang, G.C., Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Sobral, Y.D. Size effects in underwater granular collapses: Experiments and coupled lattice Boltzmann and discrete element method simulations. Physical Review Fluids, 2021, 6, 114302.
 Yang, G.C., Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Sobral, Y.D. Pore-scale simulation of immersed granular collapse: Implications to submarine landslides. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 2020, 125(1), e2019JF005044.
 Yang, G.C., Jing, L., Kwok, C.Y., Sobral, Y.D. A comprehensive parametric study of LBM-DEM for immersed granular flows. Computers and Geotechnics, 2019, 114, 103100.
 Weinhart, T., Orefice, L., Post, M., et al. Fast, flexible particle simulations - An introduction to MercuryDPM. Computer Physics Communications, 2020, 249, 107129.
 van der Vaart, K., Thornton, A.R., Johnson, C.G., Weinhart, T., Jing, L., Gajjar, P., Gray, J.M.N.T., Ancey, C. Breaking size-segregation waves and mobility feedback in dense granular avalanches. Granular Matter, 2018, 20(3), 46.
 Duan, K., Kwok, C.Y., Wu, W., Jing, L. DEM modeling of hydraulic fracturing in permeable rock: influence of viscosity, injection rate and in-situ states. Acta Geotechnica, 2018, 13(5), 1187–1202.
 Meng, Y., Zhu, H.J., Kwok, C.Y., Kuo, M., Jing, L., Huang, X. Effect of coefficient of friction on arch network in shearing process under low confinement. Powder Technology, 2018, 335, 1–10.
Awards and Honors
Recipient of an NSFC early career award, 2021
Best Paper Award for Young Researcher, 2016