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 Fei Jin

Fei Jin


School of Engineering

Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


I joined the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in July 2020. In the past few years, I have been mainly working on cementitious materials, in particular MgO-bearing cementitious materials for their applications in land remediation and energy infrastructure. I am dedicated to tackling geoenvironmental engineering issues mainly via material and process innovations.  Specifically my research interests include: 1. Magnesia and alkali-activated cements; 2. In-situ soil/water remediation; 3 Carbon sequestration and storage in waste and construction materials and 4. Clay minerals and their modifications.


  • 2010 – 2014     PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2005 - 2009      BEng. in Civil Engineering, Southeast University, China

Honours and awards

  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal Fredlund Award (2019)
  • Travel grant to the Global Young Scientist Summit, Singapore (2017)
  • Excellence in reviewing for Chemosphere (2016)
  • Cambridge Philosophical Society research grant (2014)
  • Best paper award in the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies, Japan (2013)

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Professional Member of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM) (2018-present)

Academic positions

  • Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Singapore Campus (2017-2020)
  • Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK (2014-2017)

Speaking engagements

  • Keynote speaker at International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA’20) (Virtual conference)
  • Invited speaker at 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology 2019 (BEEM2019), Hong Kong, China
  • Invited speaker at 2nd Tsinghua Forum on Environmental Remediation, Beijing, China (2019)
  • Invited speaker for seminars at Tsinghua U, Southeast U and Nanjing Tech U in China (2018)
  • 37th Annual Cement Concrete Science Conference, UCL, UK (2017)
  • Innovation in Low-carbon Cement and Concrete Technology, University College London, UK (2016)
  • 34th Annual Cement Concrete Science Conference, University of Sheffield, UK (2014)
  • 2nd International Conference on Chemically Activated Materials, Hunan University, China (2014)
  • 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT3). Kyoto, Japan (2013)
  • International Conference of Geotechnical Engineering. GeoShanghai, China (2010)

Committees and reviewing

  • Editorial board member, ICE-Environmental Geotechnics (2019-present)
  • Guest Editor, Environmental Pollution Virtual Special Issue (VSI): Global Soil Pollution, Elsevier (2018-present)
  • Scientific Committee Member, 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’20), 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology 2019 (BEEM2019), 2nd Tsinghua Forum on Environmental Remediation.
  • Grant reviewer, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Czech Science Foundation, The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, National Science Centre of Poland, United Arab Emirates University and Nanyang Technological University
  • Journal reviewer, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Cement and Concrete Research, Cement and Concrete Composites, Journal of CO2 Utilisation, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Pollution, Chemosphere, RSC Advances and many others.













Please refer to my research expertise for potential topics to work on together but I am always open to new ideas. Please contact me if you are interested in geoenvironmental research at Cardiff. Informal enquiries can be made to

Prospective students should investigate potential funding and/or scholarships before getting in touch.