Editorial Board of Technical Journals: Prof. Zhao
- Editor-in-Chief (2001–), Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (Elsevier).
- Editor-in-Chief (2015–), Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources (Springer).
- Co-Editor (2006–), Geomechanics and Geoengineering – An International Journal (Taylor & Francis).
- Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Reviewer for Technical Journals: Dr. Zhang
- International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science
- Engineering Fracture Mechanics
- Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials
- Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
- International Journal of Impact Engineering
- Acta Geotechnica
- Journal of Testing and Evaluation
- Computer and Geotechnics
- International Journal of Mining Science and Technology
- Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
- Journal of Sensors
- Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
- The First International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-1), June 6-8, 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Grounds (TBM DiGs) An International Conference, November 18-29, 2015, Singapore.
- The Second International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-2), May 18-20, 2016, Suzhou, China.