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Dr Zhaohui Huang

Dr Zhaohui Huang
Reader/MSc Course Director - Structural Engineering


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • BEng., Fujian Forestry College, China, 1982.
  • PhD., University of Central Lancashire, UK, 1995.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning for University Lecturers, University of Sheffield, UK, 2003.
  • Full membership of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007.

Academic Career

  • Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Fujian Forestry College, 1982-1990.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Silsoe Research Institute, AFRC, 1990-1991.
  • Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, 1996-2004.
  • Lecturer, University of Sheffield, 2004-2011.
  • Reader, Brunel University London, 2011-now.


Peer esteem

  • Visiting Professor, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, since 2008.
  • Editorial board member of “The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal”.
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Buildings’ Behaviour in Fire” for the Open Construction and Building Technology Journal (Volume 4, 2010).
  • Invited expert to review the research proposals for EPSRC, “Swiss National Science Foundation”, “The Qatar National Research Fund” and “The Georgia National Science Foundation”.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for international conferences.
  • Invited peer reviewer for numerous high quality international journals.


  • Recipient of 2005 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper published on Journal of Structural Engineering, 2003.
  • As one of the main developers of the designer's version of Vulcan, the software won two of the “British Computer Society's Annual Awards: the Technology: Applications category and the BT Innovation Flagship Award for Technology”, 2005.
  • Recipient of Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship by Nanyang Technological University, 2005.


  • Ahearne Fire Engineering Consultants Ltd (Ireland), Korean Institute of Construction Technology (South Korea), Corus (UK), Locke Carey (UK),  Arup (UK), Buro Happold (UK).

Newest selected publications

Shu, Q., Yuan, G., Huang, Z., Lu, L. and He, X. (Accepted) 'The seismic performance of end-perforated RC frame beams strengthened with CFRP sheets'. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings. ISSN: 1751-7702 Open Access Link

Journal article

Liao, F. and Huang, Z. (Accepted) 'Modelling Cracks of Reinforced Concrete Slabs under Fire Conditions'. Journal of Structural Engineering. ISSN: 0733-9445 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lu, L., Yuan, G., Huang, Z., Shu, Q. and Li, Q. (2017) 'Performance-based analysis of large steel truss roof structure in fire'. Fire Safety Journal, 93. pp. 21 - 38. ISSN: 0379-7112 Open Access Link

Journal article

Li, Q., Huang, X., Huang, Z. and Yuan, G. (2017) 'Bond characteristics between early aged fly ash concrete and reinforcing steel bar after fire'. Construction and Building Materials, 147. pp. 701 - 712. ISSN: 0950-0618 Open Access Link

Journal article

Li, Q., Liu, L., Huang, Z. and Yuan, G. (2017) 'Residual compressive strength of cement-based grouting material with early ages after fire'. Construction & Building Materials, 138. pp. 316 - 325. ISSN: 0950-0618 Open Access Link

Journal article
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