Dr. Tianyang Guo earned his Ph.D. degree in Rock Mechanics from the Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Hong Kong in 2020. He earned his bachelor's and master’s degree from Wuhan University (WHU) in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He was awarded the National Scholarship for Graduate in 2015 and graduated from WHU as an outstanding graduate. Before joining Stanford, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) under PolyU Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2021.

His research interests include (1) Cracking mechanisms and induced microseismicity during the injection of CO2 into reservoir rocks. (2) Application of machine learning in acoustic emission (AE) data interpretation. (3) Microcracking mechanisms of granite based on AE and microscopic observation.

Honors & Awards

  • The Excellent Reviewer Award 2021, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Feb. 22, 2022)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, The University of Hong Kong (Sep., 2016-Aug., 2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Wuhan University (May, 2016)
  • National Scholarship for Graduate, Ministry of Education, PRC. (Dec. 2015)
  • First-class Academic Scholarship, Wuhan University (Sep., 2013-Jun., 2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Geophysical Union (2019 - Present)
  • Member, American Rock Mechanics Association (2021 - Present)
  • Member, International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2021 - Present)
  • Member, Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics & Engineering (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, Rock Mechanics (2020)
  • Master of Engineering, Wuhan University, Hydraulic Structure Engineering (2016)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Wuhan University, Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering (2013)


  • Ming Chen, Tianyang Guo, Wenbo Lu, Peng Yan. "China P.Rep. Patent 1 0294135.8 A Loading and Unloading Device Based on Explosion Self-destruction Effect", Jan 1, 2015

All Publications