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Research Field: • Structural Engineering • Novel Numerical Modelling • Sustainable Construction Materials • Novel Structures • Maintenance of Infrastructures • Off-site Construction


University of Leeds 12/2000-8/2003

PhD in Structural Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University  9/1997-3/2000

M.Eng (Hons)  in Structural Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University  9/1993-6/1997

First Class B.Eng. (Hons) in Civil Engineering

Work Experience:

            Professor in Civil Engineering, Deputy Head of Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 07/2016-Now

            Professor in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 10/2012-Now

            Structures Team Lead 

School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK 10/2011- 10/2012

            Lecturer in Structural Engineering 

School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK 12/2005- 10/2011

            Senior Structural Engineer

Axis Façade Ltd. USA, 11/2005 – 04/2006 (PT)

            Structural Engineer

Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT), Bath, UK 8/2003-12/2005

            Research Assistant

Hong Kong Polytechnic University 5/2000-9/2000

            Assistant Structural Engineer 

Singapore Wahheng Glass & Aluminium Products (Shanghai) Ltd., China  1/1999-9/1999 (PT) and  9/1999-5/2000  (FT)


            General Director of ICE Shanghai Branch

            Course Evaluator for JBM panel

            Course Evaluator for National Committee for Further and Higher Commission, Malta

            Corresponding Member of Young Member’s Panel,  IStructE

            Committee Member of UKSIPs Technical Branch

            Member of IABSE Working Commission on Structural Glass

            Standards Committee Member of Shanghai Green Building Council

            Committee Member of Chinese Ceramic Society

            Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) Thin-Walled Structures Task Group (TG05) Member

            Editorial Board Member of Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

            Editorial Board Member of Journal of Glass Structures and Engineering

            Editorial Board Member of Magazine of Concrete Research

            Organizing committee member of UKIERI Concrete Congress (2015)

            Visiting professors in China Building Materials Academy

            Editorial Board Member of  Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing: Civil-Comp 2015 (CC2015)

            Editorial Board Member of the Twelfth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST2014)

Research Projects:

            Progressive collapse of PC buildings

            Recycled concrete aggregate and its strengthening methods

            3D modular constructions

            Structural use of glass

            Impact resistance and post-breakage strength of glass

            An innovative building system with structural insulated panels (SIPs)

            Pseudo-plastic design of light gauge steel sections

            Bond strength and ductility of reinforced concrete structures with steel bars of various ductility

            Durability of double glazing units

            Interaction between roof purlins and sheets

            Residual stress of cold-formed sections during rolling process

            Inspection of glass walls under in-service conditions

Selected Publications:

Publications in the recent 3 years:  (More paper can be found in my Research Gate

1.           Jian Yang , Ehsan Mohseni , Babak Behforouz, Mojdeh Mehrinejad Khotbehsara. An experimental investigation into the effects of Cr2O3 and ZnO2 nanoparticles on the mechanical and durability properties of self-compacting mortar. International Journal of Materials Research 2015, accepted.

2.           Ehsan Mohseni, Bahareh Mehdizadeh Miyandehi, Jian Yang, Mohammad Ali Yazdi. Single and combined effects of nano-SiO2, nano-Al2O3 and nano-TiO2 on the mechanical, rheological and durability properties of self-compacting mortar containing fly ash. Building and Construction Materials 2015. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.03.006.

3.           Liu, Q.F, Easterbrook D, Yang J. , Li L.Y. A three-phase, multi-component ionic transport model for simulation of chloride penetration in concrete. Engineering Structures 2015; 86 122–133.

4.           Liu Q.F, Yang J, Xia J, Easterbrook D, Li L.Y, Lu Y. A numerical study on chloride migration in cracked concrete using multi-component ionic transport models. Computational Materials Science. Computational Materials Science2015; 99(03) 396–416. DOI:10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.01.013

5.           Yazdi, M. A. Motaghi, S, Yang, J. The Effect of concrete containing recycled concrete aggregate and crushed clay bricks on slab under dynamic loading. Key Engineering Materials 2015; 629-630: 330-336.

6.           Qapo, M. Dirar, S. Yang, J. Nonlinear finite element modelling and parametric study of shear-strengthened prestressed concrete girders. Construction & Building Materials 2015; 76, 245–255.

7.           Qin, S.D. Dirar, S. Yang, J. CFRP shear strengthening of reinforced concrete T-beams with corroded shear links. Journal of Composites for Construction, 2015. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000548 , 04014081

8.           Su, H.L. Yang, J. Properties of concrete prepared with waste tyre rubber particles of uniform and varying sizes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 91, 2015, 288–296.

Open access; downloadable at

9.           Su, H.L. Yang, J. Ghataora, G. Dirar, S. Surface modified used rubber tyre aggregates: effect on recycled concrete performance. Magazine of Concrete Research. 2014, 66(1), 1-12.

10.        Bao, M.X. Liu, X. Yang, J*. Bao, Y. Novel hybrid vacuum/triple glazing units with pressure equalisation design. Construction and Building Materials , 2014, 73, 645-651.

Open access; downloadable at

11.        Tohidi M, Yang J, Baniotopoulos C. An Improved Tie Force Method for Progressive Collapse Resistance of Precast Concrete Cross Wall Structures. International Journal of Civil, Architectural Science and Engineering 2014; 8, 1-8.

12.        Yazdi, M. A. Motaghi, S, Yang, J. The Effect of concrete containing recycled concrete aggregate and crushed clay bricks on slab under dynamic loading. Key Engineering Materials, 629-630: 330-336, 2014.

13.        Zhao, C. Yang, J. Wang, F. Chang, A.H.C. Rotational stiffness of cold-formed steel roof purlin-sheeting connections. Engineering Structures. 59: 284-297, 2014.(most downloaded article in Sep. 2014)

Open access; downloadable at

14.        Tohidi, M. Yang, J. Baniotopoulos, C. Numerical evaluation of codified design methods for progressive collapse resistance of precast concrete cross wall structures. Engineering Structures. 76: 177-186, 2014.

15.        Hu. Y., Baniotopoulos, J, Yang, J. Effect of internal stiffening rings and wall thickness on the structural response of steel wind turbine towers. Engineering Structures, 81: 148-161, 2014.


Completed the supervision of more than 10 PhD students and over 30 Master level students.

I am currently supervising 8 PhD students (4 Chinese students, 4 International students) and 9 Master students (6 Chinese students, 3 international students).

I am teaching three Master level courses, i.e.  FEM, Sustainable Construction and Project Management and Sustainability

I have taught in a few universities such as University of Bath, University of Birmingham in the U.K. the modules of Structural Engineering and Design, Advanced Structures, Facade Engineering and Construction Materials.

Patents and Applications:

Licenced software of “ Durability Prediction of Concrete using ANN Method”

Patent on “ Hybrid Evacuated/Double Glazing Units”

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