Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Texas Tech University

  Xinzhong Chen, Ph.D


B.S. in Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, 1983
M.S. in Civil Engineering, China Academy of Railway Sciences, 1986
Ph. D in Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, 1995
Pos-Doc in Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1998-2004


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Wind load effects on Bridges and Buildings; Fatigue and Extreme Loads and Responses of Wind Turbines; Structural Reliability and Performance-Based Structural Design



Assistant Associate, and Full Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University (2004-present)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (1998-1998)
Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (1986-1991)
Research Engineer, Institute of Railway Engineering, China Academy of Railway Sciences, Beijing, China (1991-1995)


  • Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Outstanding Researcher award, Texas Tech University, 2018
  • The Jack E. Cermak Medal, ASCE, 2017
  • The Ed and Linda Whitacre Faculty Fellowship, 2014-2017, Texas Tech University
  • Whitacre Engineering Research Award, 2012, Texas Tech University


  • Editorial Board Member for Journal of Bridge Engineering, Engineering Structures, and Wind and Structures, an international journal
  • Member of System Reliability Review Panel, ASCE/SEI Pre-standard for PBD of Tall Buildings for Wind
  • Committee Member of ASCE/SEI Wind Effects Committee, ASCE EMI Dynamics Committee, ASCE/SEI Tall Buildings Committee
  • Keynote (Invited) Presentations in High-end Forum on Structure and Wind Engineering in 2017 (IHFSEWE 2017), October 14-15, 2017, Chongqing, China; 14th International Symposium on Structural Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-15, 2016; Workshop on Research Frontier of Bridge and Structural Wind Engineering, Shijiazhuang, China, October 8-9, 2016; the 2nd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Performance of Bridge and Structures,, Changsha, Huna, China, December 17-20, 2015; the 5th International Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering (ISISS-2013), Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, July 6-7, 2013; the 16th National Conference on Structural Wind Engineering, Chengdu, China, July 29- August 3, 2013
  • Scientific Committee Member/International Advisory Committee Member/Session Chair for the International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, June 18-22, 2018, Seoul, Korea; the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, December 3-7, 2017, Auckland, New Zealand; the 8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Application (BBAA8), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 7-11, 2016; 14th International Symposium on Structural Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-15, 2016 (Primary session chair); the 2014 International Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS’14), 24- 29, August 2014, Seoul, Korea