Dr. Linfeng Fan is currently a Research Fellow at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. He obtained his Ph. D. in Environmental Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His PhD dealt with the hydro-mechanical triggering mechanism of rainfall-induced landslide, including the development of catchment scale landslide prediction models combining hydrology and soil mechanics, and the analysis of the hydro-mechanical processes that control landslide initiation and runout. The results were published in peer-reviewed journals, e.g., Geophysical Research Letters, Water Resources Research, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Geomorphology. His current research focuses on surface water-groundwater interaction and groundwater contaminant transport.
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Research Fellow
2012/10-2016/12: Ph.D., Environmental Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2009/09-2012/07: M. Eng., Geological Engineering, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2005/09-2009/07: B. Sc., Geological Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China
2012/10-2016/12: ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Research and teaching assistant
2009/09-2012/07: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Research assistant
1）Surface water-groundwater interaction
2）Groundwater contaminant transport
3）Triggering mechanism of geohazards (e.g., landslide, debris flow)
4）Geohazard risk assessment based on GIS
 Fan, Linfeng, P. Lehmann, and D. Or (2017), Load redistribution rules for progressive failure in shallow landslides – threshold mechanical models, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 228-235.
 Fan, Lineng, P. Lehmann, B. McArdell, and D. Or (2017), Linking rainfall-induced landslides with debris flows patterns towards catchment scale hazard assessment, Geomorphology, 280, 1-15.
 Fan, Linfeng, P. Lehmann, and D. Or (2016), Effects of soil spatial variability at the hillslope and catchment scales on characteristics of rainfall‐induced landslides, Water Resources Research, 52, 1781-1799.
 Fan, Linfeng, P. Lehmann, and D. Or (2015), Effects of hydromechanical loading history and antecedent soil mechanical damage on shallow landslide triggering, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 120(10), 1990-2015.