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Fangying Wang

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Fangying Wang is an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham. She is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is working in the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

She joined the university in July 2020. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University. She obtained her BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in 2014. Afterwards, she was awarded the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship to pursue her PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and obtained the degree in 2018. She was a visiting PhD student at Imperial College London from 2017 to 2018.

Expertise Summary

Dr Fangying Wang's principal research interests lie in the areas of laboratory testing, numerical modelling and the assessment and development of design rules for high-performance steel and composite steel structures. In particular, her current research focuses on various domains of structural engineering including, but not limited to, local and global stability of stainless steel tubular structures, high strength steel open section structures, and concrete-filled steel tubular structures. She has been leading in research projects on sustainable constructions with green and recycled materials, and structural resilience of steel structures after fire hazards.

Full publication list: https://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=MN89KJIAAAAJ&hl=en

Teaching Summary

Civil & Structural Steel Design Project (CIVE 2041)

Introduction to SAP 2000 (CIVE 2043 B6)

Advanced Structural Analysis (CIVE 4097)

Research Summary

1. Avery DAQ Upgrade for 5000kN hydraulic compressive testing machine (3,2022-9,2022), supported by Equipment Funding from Faculty of Engineering, 8000 GDP (Principle Investigator).

2. Structural performance of a novel compound concrete-stainless steel composite stub column incorporating high volume demolished concrete, supported by Undergraduate Research Grants from the Institution of Structural Engineers, 800 GDP (Principle Investigator).

Selected Publications

Past Research

  1. Structural behavior and design of concrete-filled double skin stainless steel members. 2014.9-2018.9, supported by a grant from the University of Hong Kong under the seed funding program for basic research. (Main participant)
  2. Structural performance of a novel concrete-steel composite system - recycled aggregate concrete-filled stainless steel tube (190k Singapore dollar=107k GDP), supported by Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 1 Grant (Project ID: 2018-T1-001-243) from the Ministry of Education, Singapore. (Main participant)

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas:

  1. Steel-concrete composite structures
  2. Stainless steel structures
  3. High strength steel structures
  4. Composite connections

Scholarship information :http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/scholarships-fees-and-finance/scholarships/research-scholarships/research-scholarships.aspx

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics

The University of Nottingham
The Faculty of Engineering,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 84 68933