School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Yilin Gui

BEng, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering


Dr Yilin Gui joined the Geotechnical and Structure group (GEST) in the School of Engineering in 2017. He is the Peer Mentor Coordinator for Civil Engineering Program in Newcastle University. His research interests are focused on rock and soil mechanics, computational and constitutive modelling of geomaterials and Geoenvironmental Engineering and other related areas. His current research projects include THM in rock mechanics, environmental impact on soil structures and application of computation methods in Geotechnics. He welcomes PhD candidates who are interested in his research.

Dr Gui is moving to QUT Australia in Nov 2019, please forward any enquiries about collaboration and PhD admission to


  • PG Certificate: Newcastle University
  • PhD: UNSW
  • BE: CSU

Previous Position

  • Research Fellow: Nanyang Technological University
  • Research Fellow: Monash University.

Professional Association membership

  • Singapore Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
  • International Society for Rock Mechanics
  • The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
  • American Rock Mechanics Association
  • UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
  • EPSRC associate peer review college


  • Scientific Editor for Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ELSEVIER)

Journal Reviewer

  • Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (SPRINGER)
  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment (SPRINGER)
  • Acta Geophysica (SPRINGER)
  • Journal of Zhejiang University-Science (SPRINGER)
  • Engineering Structures (ELSEVIER)
  • Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (ELSEVIER)
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (ELSEVIER)
  • Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ELSEVIER)
  • Geomechanics and Engineering (TECHNO PRESS)
  • Geothermics (ELSEVIER)
  • Materials (MDPI)
  • Energies (MDPI)
  • Sustainability (MDPI)
  • Geotechnique (ICE)
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics (ELSEVIER)
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (ELSEVIER)
  • Engineering Geology (ELSEVIER)
  • Advances in Civil Engineering (HINDAWI)
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal (Canadian Science Publishing)

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Research interests


   Computational Geomechanics,

   Geotechnical Engineering

Dr Gui accepts PhD candidates who wish to conduct research in Geotechnical Engineering at Newcastle University.


2018/2019 academic year

CEG1201   Geotechnical Properties of Soils and Rocks (Module leader)

CEG2201   Geotechnics (Module leader)

CEG8099   Investigative Research Project (project supervisor)

CEG8296   MSc Project and Dissertation in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology (project supervisor)

CEG8296   MSc Project and Dissertation in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology (Module leader)

CEG8396   MSc Project and Dissertation in Structure Engineering (Module leader)