Johnson Zhang

Johnson Zhang

Dr Johnson Zhang

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Zhang joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2004, as a Senior Research Fellow, following a PhD in Civil Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a three years practice as a structural engineer in China. He became a lecturer in 2005.

Dr Zhang research involves finite element analysis and experimental study for plate structures in tall buildings, temporary works (scaffolding) structures and timber glulam materials. His recent research focus on close range photogrammetry method for measuring the timber materials and developing innovative timber-bamboo glulam materials.

Dr Zhang has been involved in and led a number of Knowledge Transfer projects working with timber and construction industries. His research has been published widely in both journals and conference proceedings. He is member of Editorial Board for International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing and special session organiser.

Esteem

Reviewing

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Structures
  • Structures
  • Materials and Structures
  • Proceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers - Structures And Buildings
  • International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law

 

Editorial Activity

  • American Journal of Civil Engineering - Editorial Panel(2018-present)
  • Member of Editorial Board - The Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015
  • Member of Editorial Board - The Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Cagliari, Italy, 2013

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD External Examining 2017 - The University of West London

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Paper award 2017 - 19th International Conference on Wood Science and Engineering, Japan, 2017
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize 2015, Innovation in Timber Engineering and Wood Science.
  • Project shortlisted for Scottish KTP Award - KTP Action Scaffolding (KTP007069)
  • Project shortlisted for Scottish KTP Award - KTP Diageo Plc (KTP006209)

 

Conference Activity

  • (International) Invited International Conference Special Session Organiser: "Analysis, Modelling and Design of Timber Structures", 2015
  • (International) Invited International Conference Special Session Organiser: "Analysis, Modelling and Design of Timber Structures", 2013
  • (International) Co-organised International Telford-UKIERI Workshop with The University of Edinburgh

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Panel Member for MSc Programme Validation: The University of West London, 2014
  • External Examiner for BSc Civil Engineering Programme in University of Abertay Dundee

 

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