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Yan Xiao

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Adjunct Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering



B.S. - 1982 - Tianjin University - Tianjin, China
M.S. - 1986 - Kyushu University - Fukuoka, Japan
Ph.D. - 1989 - Kyushu University - Fukuoka, Japan

Research Summary

* Seismic analysis and design of structures;
* Experimental analysis of structures, components and materials;
* Implementation of new materials into structural design and retrofit;
* Development of modern bamboo structures.


  • 2010 Awarded as one thousand talent National Expert by the Ministry of Education of China, and the one-hundred talent by the Hunan Provincial government
  • 2009 Hunan Provincial Government, China Hunan Provincial Award for International Cooperation
  • 2009 American Concrete Institute (ACI)) Elected Fellow
  • 2008 Popular Science Magazine Best of What's New in 2008 / Popular Science Inventor of 2008
  • 2005 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, US Section George V. Chillingar Medal of Honor
  • 2004 University of New South Wales Visiting scholarship
  • 2001 Ministry of Education of China Chun Hui Scholar
  • 2001 Ministry of Education (MOE), China Cheung Kong Scholar
  • 1996 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
  • 1996 Chinese NSF, Tongji University, Shanghai, China Invited Chun Hui scholar lecturer
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Kaprielian Hall
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2531

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-6130
  • yanxiao@usc.edu


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