He is an Associate Professor , School of Water Resource and Environment, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China. His research interests include ground sediment, groundwater, hydrology, geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering. He received Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical engineering from China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing, China. He has research experience in the hydraulic engineering department of Tsinghua University as a Post doctor and in University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a visiting scholar. He is the chief editor of the journal International Journal of Ground Sediment & Water.