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Dr Zhaohui Huang

Dr Zhaohui Huang
Reader - Civil 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

Wang, Y., Wu, J., Huang, Z., Jiang, J., Yuan, G., Zhang, Y., et al. (2020) 'Experimental studies on continuous reinforced concrete slabs under single and multi-compartment fires with cooling phase'. Fire Safety Journal, 111. pp. 102915 - 102915. ISSN: 0379-7112

Journal article

Wang, Y., Duan, Y., Ma, S., Huang, Z., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., et al. (2019) 'Behaviour of continuous reinforced concrete floor slabs subjected to different compartment fires'. Engineering Structures, 197. pp. 109445 - 109445. ISSN: 0141-0296 Open Access Link

Journal article

Huang, Y., Wu, Y., Chen, C., Huang, Z. and Yao, Y. (2019) 'Dynamic increase factor for progressive collapse of semi-rigid steel frames with extended endplate connection'. Steel and Composite Structures, 31 (6). pp. 617 - 628. ISSN: 1229-9367

Journal article

Lu, L., Yuan, G., Shu, Q., Huang, Z., Zhong, C. and Xu, B. (2019) 'Bond behaviour between early age concrete and steel bar subjected to cyclic loading after fire'. Fire Safety Journal, 105. pp. 129 - 143. ISSN: 0379-7112 Open Access Link

Journal article

Khalaf, J. and Huang, Z. (2019) 'The bond behaviour of reinforced concrete members at elevated temperatures'. Fire Safety Journal, 103. pp. 19 - 33. ISSN: 0379-7112 Open Access Link

Journal article
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