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Yong Wang, BA, PhD, CEng, FIStructE


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Yong Wang graduated from South West Jiao Tong University in China in 1984 and was awarded a British Council Scholarship. He came to the UK in 1985 and earned his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1988. He worked for eight years at the Building Research Establishment (including as a core member of the BRE team that carrid out the Cardington structural fire tests) prior to joining the University of Manchester in 1997. His main research interests are structural and fire engineering, steel and composite structures and fire protection materials and systems. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the UK's Higher Education Academy.

He is the Leader of the Structural & Fire Engineering theme.

Research interests

  • Fire Engineering
  • Structural behaviour
  • Connections
  • Material properties
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Fire protection materials, Intumescent coating
  • Fire risk assessment
  • FRP composites
  • Numerical modelling
  • Fire resistant testing
  • Sandwich construction
  • CFD modelling of fire spread
  • Structural Engineering
  • Steel and composite
  • Thin-walled structures
  • Concrete filled tubes
  • Impact resistance of structures
  • Sustainable materials

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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Visiting Chair Professor, Tsinghua University


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