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Kang Chen

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Dr Kang Chen is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He received BEng and MEng degrees from Chongqing University, in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and a PhD from Nanyang Technological University, in 2018, all in civil engineering.He had a broad range of research areas related to disaster prevention of building structures, such as structural performance under the impact, progressive collapse and earthquake scenarios. More specifically, he has a strong background in the performance of steel and composite frame subassemblies subjected to impact loading.His current research interest is computer-aided civil engineering techniques, especially automated design and construction of modular building structures.He served as a reviewer for several top-tier journals in structural engineering such as ACI Structural Journal, Engineering Structures, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, etc.

Research interests

Computer-aided civil engineering techniques

Impact resistance of engineering structures

Seismic performance of high-rise RC buildings

Anti-progressive-collapse of steel and composite structures

Structural performance of aging RC buildings

High performance composite columns


Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, 2023 to present

Hongshen Lecturer, Chongqing University, China, 2019 to 2022

Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2018 to 2019


CEN101 Design for Engineers

CEN204 Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork

CEN310 Traffic and Highways Design

CEN408 Advanced Structural Design

Awards and honours

2020 Best Paper for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Symposium of Western China on the Background of The Belt and Road Initiative

2020 International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Programme (Talent-Introduction Programme) by the Office of China Postdoc Council

2013 Fulltime PhD Scholarship by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore

2010 Outstanding Graduate of Chongqing

2009 National Scholarship by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China

2007 National Scholarship by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China

2005 Excellent Student Cadre of Henan Province

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 2018

M.Eng., Chongqing University, China - 2013

B.Eng., Chongqing University, China - 2010

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