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Wei Victor Liu, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor


School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering

About Me


  • Ph.D., 2013, Mining Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Post Graduate Program., 2009, Mining Safety Technology and Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China
  • B.Sc., 2008, Fire Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, 2014- present, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Geotechnical Engineer, E.I.T., 2013-2014, Arctic Region at Tetra Tech EBA, Canada


Research Interests

My research interests are centered on the areas of cement-based materials (e.g.,
shotcrete and grout) and geothermal modeling. In addition, I have extended interests in
the control of mine dust at surface mining. In these areas, all graduate students have
been guaranteed research projects with clear scopes and objectives. These projects
and related publications can be found on my research website (link), which is regularly

  • Delta Chi Teaching Award, Delta Chi Alberta, 2017
  • Analogy Originality Award, U of A Mining Club, 2017
  • Underground Mining Teaching Award, U of A Mining Club, 2016


  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), The Association of Professional Engineers and
    Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Editor, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Elsevier)