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 road structures, and renewable biomass and waste based construction materials for building sustainable roads.
Research Profile in Google Scholar and Aston Research Explorer.
Research Studentship Opportunities for PhD Students (Note. please check your eligibility and start the application early, and contact Dr. Yuqing Zhang for further information).
China Scholarship Council
Hong Kong Croucher Foundation
Aston VC International Scholarship
Current PhD Research Students:
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.
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