School of Civil Engineering

Professor Simon Washington and Professor Chien Ming Wang were featured in the June 2017 issue of Concrete in Australia.

From the magazine:

Professor Chien Ming Wang has been appointed as the Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Chair Professor Structural Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ). 

As a chartered structural engineer, Wang’s research interests are wide, covering areas in structural stability, vibration, optimisation, plates/shells, nano-structures, computational mechanics and large floating structures.

He has made significant contributions to these areas by authoring over 400 journal papers, five books, has edited four other books and been involved in several conference proceedings. Wang has been listed as the most cited researcher in civil engineering in the Shanghai ranking for academic subjects 2016 and is globally renowned for his work on very large floating structures (VLFS) that and many applications such as floating oil storage facilities, bridges, restaurants, and piers/berths.

Wang’s most recent journal articles in 2017 include ‘An approximate model for optimising Bernoulli columns against buckling’; ‘Semi-analytical solutions for optimal design of columns based on Hencky bar-chain model’ (both published in Engineering Structures); and ‘Small length scale coefficient for Eringen’s and lattice-based continualised non-local circular arches in buckling and vibration’ (published in Composite Structures).

Professor Simon Washington has been appointed Head of School, Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland.

He is recognised internationally for his contributions in the field of transportation and travel, in particular behavioural econometrics applied in transport and urban planning, transport safety and risk across all travel modes, and travel behaviour.

Simon is also associate editor or editorial advisory board member on six leading international transport journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and a second edition of a textbook adopted in over 20 countries, as well as six book chapters.

Prior to joining UQ, Simon served on the faculties of Queensland University of Technology, UC Berkeley, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Washington has also been a visiting professor at Ajou University (South Korea), University of Sydney, and Loughborough University (UK).