Dr Tianjian Ji is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Tianjian's specific area of technical expertise is in the field of structural vibration induced by human movements, such as dance floors and grandstands subjected to rhythmic crowd loading. He pioneered the research of human-structure interaction. He has studied theoretically and experimentally human loads generated from jumping, bouncing and walking, dynamic behaviour of floors and grandstands, and their responses to human loads, and published over 100 articles. In addition to research and teaching, he has actively taken consultancy work for helping to solve practical vibration problems, including vibration measurement of the London Eye and consultancy on vibration of the Wembley Stadium. He has also worked as a consultant for solicitors for providing and reviewing remedial schemes of dance floors with low natural frequencies. He published a book, Seeing and Touching Structural Concepts, by Taylor and Francis in 2008 which demonstrated a combination of his teaching, research and practice relating to structural concepts (www.structuralconcepts.org). The book has been translated into Chinese and published by the Higher Education Press in China in 2009.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012