Jianwei Cheng is a Associate Professor,China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT),China

Jianwei Cheng

Associate Professor

Organizing Committee


China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)


Dr. Cheng, Jianwei is an associate professor in the college of safety engineering at China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT).

Prior to his appointment at CUMT on September, 2012, he finished his academic studies and received three degrees from Safety Engineering and Mining Engineering, respectively: a B.S. and an M.S. from China University of Mining and Technology, and a Ph.D. from West Virginia University (U.S.A.). He also received an associate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from China University of Mining and Technology in 2005. In addition to being a faculty member of CUMT, he is also an Engineer-In-Training at the State of West Virginia, U.S.

Dr. Cheng’s research interests include: coal mine ventilation system design and its assessment, mine accident rescue strategies, mine gas explosion and prevention, etc. Currently, he performs as principle investigator (PI) for several research projects fund by the Chinese government.

Dr. Cheng is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME, since 2008) and the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS, since 2012). He was the recipient of several Chinese awards in mining (2013, 2014, 2015), Faculty Award (2010) of Mining Engineering Department at University of West Virginia and the Distinguished Graduate Award of CUMT (2008). In additional, he serves for several international journals as an editor/reviewer.
In 2015, he accepted the Australia Endeavor Research Fellowship offer and finished an international research project with collaborating with researchers from Curtin University.



a. Refereed Journal Articles
Cheng, J., Wang, Z., Liu, F. and Qi. C., Inclination Effects on Temperature Distribution of Fire Smoke for Highway Tunnel. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Civil Engineering.2020
Cheng, J., Shi, Y., Shi, C., Qi, C., Liu, F., Borowski, M., and Zhang, Y. Model Tests of Effects on Fire Smoke Control in Highway Tunnels. Journal GRADEVINAR (CIVIL ENGINEER), 2019
Cheng, J., Wang, Z., Li, S., Song, W., Lu, W., Zhang, Y. and Zhao, K. Subsurface Strata Failure and Movement Analyses Based for Improving Gas Emission Control: Model Development and Application. Energy Science and Engineering, 2020
Zhu, S., Cheng, J., Wang, Z. and Borowski, M. Physical simulation experiment of factors affecting temperature field of heat adjustment circle in rock surrounding mine roadway. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2020
Zhu, S., Cheng, J., Song, W., Borowski, M., Zhang, Y., Yu, B., Wang, Y., Qi, C., Tukkaraja, P., Hua, G., Xu, Y., Ghosh, A., Wang, C. and Peng, Y. Using seasonal temperature difference in underground surrounding rocks to cooling ventilation airflow: A conceptual model and simulation study. Energy Science and Engineering, 2020;00:1-19
Cheng, J., Song, W., Jing, Y., Zhang, X., Korzec, M. Borowski, M. and Wang, Y. Research on Mine Seal Stability under Explosion Load and Ground
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Pressure in Underground Coal Mines. Archives of Mining Sciences, 2020, 65(1): 71-87
Zhang, X., Cheng, J. Shi, C. Xu, X. Borowski, M. and Wang, Y. Numerical Simulation Studies on effects of Explosion Impact Load on Underground Mine Seal. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 2020, 37(2):665-680
Borowski, M., Życzkowski, P., Łuczak, R., Karch, M. and Cheng, J. Tests to Ensure the Minimum Methane Concentration for Gas Engines to Limit Atmospheric Emissions. Energies, 2020, 13(1): 44
Cheng. J. Mei, J. Peng, S. and Shi, Y. Comprehensive consultation model for explosion risk in mine atmosphere-CCMER, Safety Science, 2019, 120:798-812
Cheng, J. and Shi, Y. Design of risk identification and pre-control platform for gas explosion. Journal of Xi’an University of Science and Technology, 2019, 39(3):395-404 (In Chinese)
Cheng, J. Qi, C., Lu, W. and Qi, K. Assessment Model of Strata Permeability Change Due to Underground Longwall Mining, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2019, 18(6): 1311-1325
Cheng, J. Qi, C. and Li, S. Modelling Mine Gas Explosive Pattern in Underground Mine Gob and Overlying Strata, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2019, 22(4):554-577
Cheng, J., Zhao, G. Feng, G. and Li, S. Characterizing Strata Deformation over Coal Pillar System in Longwall Panels by Using Subsurface Subsidence Prediction Model, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 2020, 24(5):650-669
Cheng, J., Zhang, X., Ghosh, A. Theoretical Explosion Risk Assessment Model for Underground mine Atmosphere. Journal of Fire Sciences, 2017,35(1):21-35
Cheng, J., Liu, F. and Li, S. Model for the prediction of subsurface strata movement due to underground mining. Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 2017,14:1608-1623
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Cheng, J., Zhao, G. and Li, S. Predicting Underground Strata Movements Model with Considering Key Strata Effects. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 2018,36(1):621-640
Luo, Y., Wang, D. and Cheng, J. Effects of Rock Dusting in Preventing and Reducing Intensity of Coal Mine Explosion. International Journal of Coal Science and Technology, 2017, 4(2):102-109
Hao, B. Y., Hu, S.Y., Cheng, J., Huang, H., Wang, K., Kang, L.X. Failure Mechanism Analysis on Hanging Arch Roof Caving at Head of Underground Coal Working Face. Scientific Bulletin of National Mining University, 2017, 158(2): 44-50
Cheng, J., Li, S., Zhang, F., Zhao, C., Yang, S. and Ghosh, A. CFD Modelling of Ventilation Optimization for Improving Mine Safety in Longwall Working Faces. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2016, 40(C):285~297
Yu, Z., Yang, S., Qin, Y., Hu, X. and Cheng, J. Experimental study on the goaf flow field of the “U+I” type ventilation system for a comprehensive mechanized mining face. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 2015, 25(6):1003-1010
Hu, S., Li, Z., Feng, G., Xu, G., Xia, T., Jiang, H., Zhang, Y., Cheng, J., Gao, Q., Wang, Z., Zhang, J., Changes on methane concentration after CO2 injection in a longwall gob: A case study. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, 2016, 29(2):550-558
Cheng, J., Wu, Y., Xu, H., Liu, J., Yang, Y., Deng, H. and Wang, Y. Comprehensive and Integrated Mine Ventilation Consultation Model – CIMVCM, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2015, 45C:166-180
Zhu, S., Wu, S., Cheng, J., Li, S. and Li, M. An Underground Air-Route Temperature Prediction Model for Ultra-Deep Coal Mines. Minerals, 2015, 5(3), 527-545.
Cheng, J., and Wei, L. Failure modes and manifestations in a mine gas explosion disaster, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 2014, 14(5): 601-609
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Cheng, J., Zhou, F. Using Revised Explosibility Diagram to Judge Best Practice of Controlling an Explosive Gas-Mixture. Fire Technology, 2015, 51(2):293-308
Wei, L., Zhou, F., Cheng, J., Li, X. and Luo, X. Classification of Structural Complexity for Mine Ventilation Network. Complexity, 2015, 21(1):21-34
Cheng, J. and Luo, Y. Modeling Atmosphere Composition and Determining Explosibility in a Sealed Coal Mine Volume. Archives of Mining Sciences, 2014, 59(1): 25~40
Shao, H., Zhou, F., Chen, K., Cheng, J. and Melogh, P.H. Study on the Hydrogen Generation Rules of Coal Oxidation at Low Temperature. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 2014, 7(3):90-95
Cheng, J., Zhou, F. Qin, Y. and Li, J. System Dynamic based Simulation Experiments for Evaluating Performances of Mine Ventilation System- A Case Study, Disaster Advances, 2013, 6(S6): 358~374
Cheng, J. Assessment of Mine Ventilation System Reliability Using Random Simulation Method, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2016, 15(4):841~850
Cheng, J. Zhou, F. and Yang, S. A Reliability Allocation Model and Application in Designing Mine Ventilation System, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Civil Engineering, 2014, 38(C1): 61~73
Cheng, J. Luo, Y. and Zhou, F. Explosibility Safety Factor – An Approach to Assess Mine Gas Explosion Risk. Fire Technology, 2015, 51(2):209-323
Zhou, F., Shi, B., Liu, Y., Song, X., Cheng, J. and Hu, S. Coating material of air sealing in coal mine: Clay composite slurry (CCS). Applied Clay Science, 2013, (80-81): 299~304
Zhou, F., Shi, B., Cheng, J. and Ma, L. A new approach to control a serious mine fire with using liquild nitrogen as extinguishing media, Fire Technology, 2015, 51(2):325-334
Zhou, F., Wei, L., Chen, K. and Cheng, J. Analyses of cascading failure in mine ventilation system and its effects in a serious mine gas explosion disaster. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 2013, 13(5): 538~544
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Cheng, J. and Luo, Y. Modified Coward Diagram Method for Determining Mine Gas Explosibility. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2013, 26(4): 714~722
Cheng, J. and Zhou F., A Systematic Approach to Assess Mine Atmospheric Status. Fire Safety Journal, 2013, 58C: 142~150
Guan, W. and Cheng, J. Simulation Model Analysis for Coal Mine Seal Area. Mining Safety & Environmental Protection, 2013, 40(5):91-95 (in Chinese)
Zhang, M., Yang, S., Cheng, J., Wang, D. and Wang, F. Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Simulation Study on Protective Coal Seam at Mayixi Mine, Journal of Mining and Safety Engineering, 2013, 30(1): 123-127 (in Chinese)
Cheng, J., Wang, C. and Zhang, S. Methods to determine the mine gas explosibility. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2012, 25(3): 425-435
Luo, Y., Xiao, L., Cheng, J. and Li, M. Locating and Determining the Status of a Thermal Event in Longwall Panel Using Mine Atmosphere Monitoring Data. 2012 Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Vol. 332, pp. 485-493.
Cheng, J. and Yang S. Improved Coward Explosive Triangle for Determining Explosibility of Mixture Gas. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2011, 89(2): 89-94
Luo, Y. and Cheng, J. Simplifying ventilation network solutions in MEMC systems in U.S. coal mines. Mining Engineering, 2011, 63(2):47-52
Cheng, J., Yang S. and Cheng, T. An overview of Mine Refuge Chamber and its Challenges in China. Coal Science and Technology, 2010, 38(11): 93-96 (in Chinese)
Han, G., Cheng, J. and Yi, G., An Overview of Subsidence Prediction Techniques Due to Underground Mining, Journal of China Safety and Technology, 2011, 7(10): 41-45 (in Chinese)
Cheng, J. and Yang S. A Comprehensive Evaluation Model for Mine Ventilation System Based on Gray Cluster Analysis and Fuzzy Theory. Mining Safety & Environmental Protection, 2009, 36(1): 26-28 (in Chinese)
Luo, Y. and Cheng, J. An influence function method based subsidence prediction program for longwall mining operations in inclined coal seams. Mining Science and Technology, 2009, 19(5): 592-598
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Cheng, J. Yang, S. and Zhang, Z. Determination of Maximum Coal Production for a Longwall Working Face by Using Temperature Checking Method. Coal Science and Technology, 2007, 35(5): 14-17 (in Chinese)
Cheng, J. and Yang, S. A Comprehensive Evaluation Model for Ventilation Effects of a Longwall Working Face. China Safety Science Journal, 2007, 17(5): 156-161(in Chinese)
Yang, S., Ou, X. and Cheng, J. Micro-climate evaluation system in thermal mines. Journal of China University of Mining and Technology,2006, 16(1): 1- 4
b. Refereed Proceedings
Li, S. and Cheng, J. Study on variation of gas explosion range in mine gob and overlying strata using 3D physical model, Proc. 35th Chinese International Conference Ground Control in Mining, Ed. S. Peng and J. Wang, Fuxing, China, 2016, 277-288.
Cheng, J., Zhou, F., Chen, K. and Wei, L. Key Considerations for Coal Mine Ventilation System: A Review, Proc. 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Ed. F. von Glehn and M. Biffi, Sun City, South African, 2014, 513-522
Zhou, F., Cheng, J. and Hu, Y. Failure Analysis of Mine Door and its Cascading effects on Mine Ventilation System: A Case Study, Proc. 10th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Ed. F. von Glehn and M. Biffi, Sun City, South African, 2014, 493-500
Cheng, J. and Yang S. Data Mining Applications in Evaluating Mine Ventilation System. Safety Science, 2012, 50(4): 918-922
Zhang, S., Yang, S. and Cheng, J. Study on Relationships between Coal Fractal Characteristics and Coal and Gas Outburst. Procedia Engineering, 2011, 26: 327-334
Cheng, J., Yang S. and Luo,Y. Mathematical Models for Optimizing and Evaluating Mine Ventilation System, Proc. 13th United States/North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, Ed. S. Hardcastle and D. McKinnon, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada, 2010, 278-285
Luo, Y., Kimutis R., Yang K. and Cheng, J. Mitigation of Longwall Subsidence Effects on Operating Railroad. Proceedings - 29th International
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Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM, Ed. S. Peng, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 2010, 89-96
c. Non-Refereed Articles
Cheng, J. and Luo, Y. An integrated model of Predicting Atmospheric Status in Sealed Mine Area. Proceedings – 29th Int’l Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Sept. 12-15, 2011.
Hao, B. Y., Hu, S.Y., Cheng, J., Huang, H., Wang, K., Kang, L.X. Mechanism Analysis of Rock Breaking Using Static Cracking Agent (SAC), Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2014, 19(Z6):11759-11779
d. Books
Cheng, J (2019). Rock Deformation and its Engineering Applications Due to Underground Mining Influence. Science Press, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-7-03-06166-09 (in Chinese)
Cheng, J. (2018). Explosion in Underground Coal Mines- Risk Assessment and Control. Springer Nature Press, New York, United States. ISBN: 978-3-319-74892-4
Cheng, J.(2013). Applications of Process Safety and Assurance Techniques in Mine Ventilation Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology Press, Xuzhou, China. ISBN: 978-7-5646-2055-4 (in Chinese)
Zhou, F., Wei, L., Zhang, G., Cheng, J. and Chen, K.(2019). Mine Ventilation, China University of Mining & Technology Press, Xuzhou, China. ISBN: 978-7-5646-3523-7 (in Chinese)
Yang, S.; Cheng, Q.; Xie, Y. and Cheng, J.(2016). Dust Control Theory and Prevention technology 2nd edition, China University of Mining & Technology Press, Xuzhou, China. ISBN: 978-7-5646-2976-2 (in Chinese)
Cheng, J. (2019). Introduction to Safety Engineering and Occupational Healthy in Mines, China University of Mining & Technology Press, Xuzhou, China.ISBN:978-7-5464-4311-9
Cheng, J. (2017). Dust Prevention and Control In Mining And Mineral Processing, China University of Mining & Technology Press, Xuzhou, China. ISBN: 978-7-5646-3342-4
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Cheng, J.; Li, Z.; Chen, Y. and Wang, K. (2017). Chinese part for Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Healthy 6nd edition (By Mark A. Friend and James P. Kohn), Science Press, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-7-03-055267-9
Cheng, J. (2020). Chinese part for Integrated Occupational Safety and Health Management. (By Seppo Väyrynen, Kari Häkkinen, Toivo Niskanen), Science Press, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-7-03-064682-8
e. Book Chapters
Cheng, J. (2018). Chapter 8: Analyzing the Status of Thermal Events in Longwall Coal-Mine Gobs In Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective Vol.5: Case Studies – Advances in Field and Laboratory Research. Edited by Glenn B. Stracher. Elsevier, New York, United States. ISBN: 978-0-12-849885-9


  • Mine Ventilation
  • Organic gas explosion and control
  • Dust control
  • Mine accident rescue strategies

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