Dr. Hong-Nan Li is the professor and dean of Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. He is the founding director of the Research Center for Structural Health Monitoring and Control at DUT. Dr. Li received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Shenyang Jianzhu University in 1982, his master's degree and PhD in Earthquake Engineering from the China Seismological Bureau in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He currently has some and academic and professional positions: Vice Chairman of the Advanced Materials and Structures Committee, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Vice Chairman of China Panel, International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring, Vice chairman of the board for the Society of Structural Anti-Seismic, a branch of the Chinese Society of Vibration Engineering, etc. He is the associate editors of journals: the “Engineering Anti-Seismic” and “Material of Building and Application”, and more than 10 editorial board members of other journals. His research interests are primarily in safety and security of civil infrastructure systems, focusing on innovative and interdisciplinary science and technology for sensors, health monitoring, and damage assessment. Dr. Li has published more than 300 journal papers, obtained 21 Chinese national invention patents and 3 computer software copyright registration certificates, on these subjects. Dr. Li has received numerous awards and honors. His related achievements have been applied to the health monitoring of 20 major engineering projects, such as the oil drilling platform, high-rise buildings, large-span bridges, stadium and gymnasium.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012