Dr Yuqing Zhang

Lecturer, Engineering Systems & Management


Phone number: +44(0)121.204.3391 

Email: y.zhang10@aston.ac.uk 

Room: MB226E

Address: MB226E, Aston University, Aston Triangle,              
               Birmingham, UK, B4 7ET. 


Yuqing joined Aston University in March 2015 as a lecturer in School of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to that, he was a research scientist at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), USA. Yuqing received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University under supervision of Prof. Robert L. Lytton. He was awarded BSc and MSc degrees from Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

Yuqing is leading an infrastructural material research at Aston Institute of Material Research (AIMR). His research is focused on durable, renewable and intelligent transport infrastructures and materials. The current topics include 

  • Advanced mechanics and multiphysics modelling of construction materials
  • Road infrastructures and environments for building an advanced performance prediction system
  • Multiscale modelling of bitumen, asphalt, base and subgrade materials for building durable roads  
  • Renewable biomass and waste derived construction materials for building sustainable roads, and
  • Intelligent road sensing and nondestructive evaluation technologies for building smart cities

 Research Profile in Google Scholar and Aston Research Explorer (full-text available).

Research Studentship Opportunities for PhD Students (Note. please check your eligibility and start the application early, and contact Dr. Yuqing Zhang for further information). 

Research Fellowship Opportunities for Postdocs or Research Fellows
  • PhD., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2008 - 2012;
  • M.Sc., Highway and Railway Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2005 - 2007;
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2001 - 2005.
  • 2015 - present: Lecturer, Aston University, UK;
  • 2014 - 2015: Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA;
  • 2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA;
  • 2008 - 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, USA;
  • 2009 Spring: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, USA;
  • 2005 - 2008: Research Assistant, Southeast University, China.
  • EC1CMT: Construction Materials
  • EC114C: Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Construction
  • EC217C: Introduction to Building Structural Design
  • EC310A: Final Year Project 
  • EM4020: Master Degree Project and Dissertation
  • Principle InvestigatorHealing Multiphysics of Asphalt Materials (HMAM), Sponsored by Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Action - Individual Fellowship, European Union, 2018-2020;
  • Principle InvestigatorAgeing Multiphysics of Asphalt Materials (AMAM), Sponsored by Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Action - Individual Fellowship, European Union, 2017-2019;
  • Principle InvestigatorDiffusion Multiscale Modelling for Superior Recycled Asphalt Pavement, Sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering - Distinguished Visiting Fellowships, UK, 2017;
  • Principle InvestigatorFeasibility Study of Producing Renewable Bitumen from Waste Tyre Rubber and Waste Plastic through Pyrolysis, Sponsored by Royal Society - International Exchange, UK, 2018;
  • Principle InvestigatorLong-term Ageing Performance Evaluation of Bio-bitumen from Municipal Solid Waste, Sponsored by British Council via Newton Fund - UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund, UK, 2018; 
  • Principle InvestigatorMultiscale Modelling and Performance Predictions of Viscoelastic Construction Materials, Sponsored by Aston University - Studentship, UK, 2017-2020;
  • Principle Investigator, Pyrolysis of Municipal Organic Waste for Renewable Road Construction Materials, Sponsored by Global Challenges Research Fund - Networking Grant, UK, 2018-2019;

Current PhD Research Students:

  • Mr. Yangming Gao
  • Mrs. Eman L. Omairey

Open to supervise postgraduate and PhD research students in broad areas of road engineering, bituminous/asphalt materials, unbound granular materials, engineering mechanics, numerical modelling, infrastructural sustainability, nondestructive testing, etc. 

  • The UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow
  • International Road Federation (IRF), Fellow
  • International Society for Asphalt Pavements (ISAP), Member 
  • RILEM, International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures, Member
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associate Member
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Member

Full-text are accessible by DOI links following each paper or available from Aston Research Explorer.