RILEM Regional Convener: : Dr. Prof. Yamei ZHANG 


In August 2016, RILEM reorganized somewhat its international structure of regions, in order to optimize international communication and development. China has become a RILEM Region on its own, no longer being part of the East-Asia Region. As a consequence of this reorganization, the Chinese National RILEM Group has now become the Chinese Regional RILEM Group: CHN-RILEM.


CHINA National Group Presidium (i.e. Elected Office Bearers until 2024)

President: Prof. LI Zongjing, Macau University 

First vice president: Prof. GU Xiang Lin, Tongji University of Technology


  • Prof. HU Shu Guang, Wuhan University of Technology
  • Prof. YAO Yan, China Building Materials Academy
  • Prof. XU Shi Lang, Zhejiang University
  • Prof. LIU Jia Ping, Jiangsu Research Institute of Building Science

Honorary President: Prof. MIAO Changwen, Southeast University

General Secretary: Dr MU Song, Jiangsu Sobute New Materials Co., Ltd.


Launch of RILEM China National Group, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 02 - 03 August 2014

On 3 August 2014, the RILEM China National Group was successfully launched in an inaugural meeting at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. Prof Miao Changwen, elected President of RILEM China Group, chaired the meeting, and gave a warm and friendly welcome to all participants, who numbered about 50 including local students. He then briefly summarised the Minutes of the Preparatory Meeting of RILEM China Group, held in Nanjing in October 2013. 

On behalf of RILEM International, President Mark Alexander made a presentation about RILEM and its membership benefits and opportunities. He also mentioned the work over many years of Prof Geert de Schutter in promoting RILEM in China. As the representative of the local organizing committee of HKUST, Prof Christopher K.Y. Leung humorously talked about his understanding and expectation for RILEM and its division of China. Thereafter, Prof Miao and the participants discussed a revised version of the Statutes of the RILEM China National Group, as well as activities that could be organized in coming years. All participants showed lots of interests in RILEM and its national division in China. There was also discussion about possible future collaboration between members of RILEM China Group, and an exchange of views on translation of RILEM publications and the possibility for a new journal. 

To conclude the meeting, Prof LI Zongjin from HKUST, elected as the first Vice-President of RILEM China National Group, was invited to make an academic report on latest progress of cementitious materials.  Finally, a group photograph was taken with the impressive signature statue of HKUST in the background.

Participants express their good expectations in RILEM and its division in China, and looked forward to making their contributions for the development of materials and structures, and to sharing their own knowledge and experience with international colleagues.  


National China Group

China National Group

Prof. Mark Alexander

China National Group

Prof. Changwen Miao

China National Group

Prof. Mark Alexander