About Lecture

The Jeme Tien Yow Lecture (JTYL) is in memory of Mr. Jeme Tien Yow (1861-1919), the pioneer of underground space engineering in China, known as the "Father of China's Modern Civil Engineering". As a visionary engineer, he hosted the construction of China's first railway tunnel, Badaling Tunnel, during the late 19th century.


The lecture is hosted and organized by the journal of Underground Space, while the detailed operation about the lecture is fully supported by the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University.


The lecturers of the JTYL are chosen among the most eminent scholars with global reputation in the field of underground space, considering the candidates’ outstanding contributions related to significant scientific/technical developments in key areas of underground space. Each lecture is published in the journal of Underground Space. The editorial office of Underground Space helps organize the selection of the lecturer and the publication of the lecture.


The lecture is held regularly at RM A101, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University during the last week of May each year. A short workshop is held before the lecture. The topic of the workshop is in the same area as the lecture.The lecture is free and open to public. Everyone can register for free to attend the lecture.

About the Journal of Underground Space



Underground Space is an international academic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovations in the field of underground engineering. Since its establishment, Underground Space has been a leading platform for researchers and practitioners to share their insights, findings, and best practices in the utilization and management of underground spaces.


Underground Space features peer-reviewed articles that cover a wide range of topics, including planning, design, construction, safety, risk control, energy efficiency, and smart technologies related to underground spaces. The journal welcomes contributions from various disciplines, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and promoting the integration of knowledge and technologies in underground engineering.


The editorial team of Underground Space is composed of renowned experts and scholars from around the world, ensuring the high quality and relevance of the published content. The journal adheres to strict ethical and publishing standards, ensuring the integrity and authenticity of the research reported.


Underground Space has gained widespread recognition and impact in the academic and engineering communities. It has been indexed and included in various prestigious databases, including SCIE, EI Compendex, and Scopus, reflecting its international standing and influence. The current impact factor of the journal is 6.4 (Journal Rank: JCR - Q1).


With the increasing demand for underground spaces and the challenges posed by urbanization, Underground Space provides a timely and essential platform for researchers and practitioners to stay updated with the latest developments, trends, and innovations in the field. It serves as a bridge between academia and industry, fostering collaborations and partnerships that lead to practical solutions and sustainable development in underground engineering.

Contact Us

Bin Ye, Ph.D
Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-13501691437
Email: yebin@tongji.edu.cn


Hui-Long Ren,Ph.D
Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-13774403899
Email: hl.ren@hotmail.com

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Important Dates
  • Registration

    Before May 26, 2024

  • Lecture Date

    13:30-17:00, May 26 2024

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