Yong Xiang Zhao was born in Chengdu, China, in 1963. He received his Ph.D. degree in solid mechanics from Southwest Jiaotong University in 1998. And then, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow up to April 2000 at the same University. And since then, he served for the University as an Assistant Professor first and then, a Professor since 2002, and now Head of the Institute of Engineering Reliability and Safety, Traction Power State Key Laboratory, Southwest Jiaotong University. His major interests are structural reliability and safety, fatigue and fracture, and maintainability. Additionally, he serves as an Editorial Member of the two journals: Journal of Mechanical Strength (in Chinese) and International Journal of Fatigue.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2011