Basic Information

Dr. Lu ZUO

Associate Professor, Master Supervisor

Research Team on Loess Mechanics & Geohazards Prevention


2012.9 - 2016.12   Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Civil Engineering, The university of Hong Kong

2007.9 - 2011.7     Bachelor, Department of Civil EngineeringTsinghua University


2022.3 - Present     Associate Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringXi'an Jiaotong University

2020.5 - 2022.2     Assistant Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringXi'an Jiaotong University

2018.4 - 2020.4     Research Assistant, Department of Civil EngineeringXi'an Jiaotong University

2017.1 - 2018.3     Research Assistant, Department of Civil EngineeringThe university of Hong Kong

Research Interests

Soil Mechanics

Engineering Geology


Academic Activities

Géotechnique, Associate Editor, 2022-2024

Registered Civil Engineer (Geotechnical),2017


Kewen Yu, Ling Xu*, Jianbing Peng, Lu Zuo, Guangxi Guan. Development of a new in-situ interface shear box test apparatus and its applications. Journal of Earth Science, 2023, 34(3): 935-939.


Dongdong Yan, Tengyuan Zhao,  Ling Xu*, Lu Zuo, Han Wen, Jie Ren. Statistical modeling of multivariate loess properties in Taiyuan using regular vine copula with optimized tree structure. Transportation Geotechnics, 2023, 41: 101025.


Ling Xu, Guangpeng Zhou, Tengyuan Zhao*, Lu Zuo. Characterization of inherent spatial variability of loess deposit properties in Shaanxi Province, China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 2023, 23: 2862-2877.


Ling Xu*, Chongyang Gao, Lu Zuo, Ke Liu, Luowen Li. The critical states of saturated loess soils. Engineering Geology, 2022, 307: 106776.


Lu Zuo,  Ling Xu*, Beatrice A. Baudet, Chongyang Gao, Chuang Huang. Small strain shear stiffness anisotropy of a saturated clayey loess. Géotechnique, 2022, In Press,


Lu Zuo, Borui Lyu, Ling Xu*, Luowen, Li. The influence of salt contents on the compressibility of remolded loess soils. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2022, 81(5): 185.


Chongyang Gao, Ling Xu*, Matthew R. Coop, Chuang Huang, Lu Zuo. An investigation of particle breakage in loess. Engineering Geology, 2021, 286: 106083.


Lu Zuo, Ling Xu*, Béatrice A. Baudet, Chongyang Gao, Chuang Huang. The structure degradation of a silty loess induced by long-term water seepage. Engineering Geology, 2020, 272: 105634.


Lu Zuo*, Beatrice A. Baudet. Normalised behaviour of a non-plastic silt–pumice sand mixture. Géotechnique, 2020, 70(9): 822-832.


Ling Xu*, Chongyang Gao, Tiangang Lan, Jieyang Lei, Lu Zuo. Influence of grading on the compressibility of saturated loess soils. Géotechnique Letters, 2020, 10(2): 198-204.


Lu Zuo, Sérgio D.N. Lourenço*, Béatrice A. Baudet. Experimental insight into the particle morphology changes associated with landslide movement. Landslides, 2019, 16(4): 787-798.


K.M. Li, Lu Zuo, V. Nardelli, T. M. Alves, S.D.N. Lourenco*. Morphometric signature of sediment particles reveals the source and emplacement mechanisms of submarine landslides. Landslides, 2019, 16(4): 829-837.


Lu Zuo*, Beatrice Baudet. Determination of the transitional fines content of sand-non plastic fines mixtures. Soils and Foundations, 2015, 55(1): 213-219.