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


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


Phone: (806) 834-6794


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