Fuping Gao is a professor in offshore mechanics, deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Mechanics in Fluid Structure Coupling System (LMFS) at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Fuping obtained his PhD (2001) from CAS. He was a visiting scholar (2000) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, then a post-doctoral research fellow (2001-2002) at Griffith University and the University of Western Australia. Fuping’s research interests are in offshore soil mechanics & geotechnical engineering, with focus on wave/current-structure-seabed interactions. Fuping has published over 120 journal and conference papers.