Dr. Feng Zhang is a professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT, National University Association, Japan) since 2005. He got Ph.D. degree from Kyoto University in 1995. He served as the head of Civil Engineering Department of NIT during 2006 to 2008 and the director of Advanced Disaster Prevention Engineering Center of NIT during 2011 to 2014. His main research interests are in constitutive modeling in soil mechanics & rock mechanics, numerical analyses in geotechnical engineering and seismic evaluation of earth structures. He is recipient of the awards including the Best Paper Medal of Soils & Foundations (2002, 2011) and the Best Paper Medal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (2007).