Dr Hezhen Yang
- Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering) (Infrastructure & Environment)
Dr. Hezhen Yang is assistant professor with University of Glasgow (UoG) in Singapore. He is also the Degree Programme Director for Civil Engineering at the Singapore campus. Before joining the UoG, He worked as a Research Fellow at NUS (National University of Singapore). From 2007 to 2015, He was an associate professor worked for the State Key library of Ocean Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From 2005 to 2007, He worked for Korean Maritime University as a visiting scholar.
Dr. Yang’s research focuses on offshore structures dynamic analysis, parametric instability prediction, Ship optimization design, reliability-based design optimization for offshore wind turbine. He is also active in many aspects of naval architecture and offshore wind energy research. Over his academic career, he has authored over 100 papers including over 40 papers in leading, peer-reviewed journals.
Specific areas of research include:
Parametric resonance analyses for offshore structures (Spar, TTR, Semi) in irregular waves
Seismic Risk Assessment of Residential Buildings
Knowledge based engineering technology for ship structural optimization design
Robust design optimization for offshore wind turbine support structures
Structural health monitoring of offshore Platform based on ambient vibrations
If you are interested in carrying out research at Glasgow please contact Hezhen.Yang@Glasgow.ac.uk.
- Sep. 2000-Jul. 2004 Ocean University of China, China, PhD in Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
- Sep. 1996-Jun. 2000 Ocean University of China, China, BEng. in Structural Engineering
- Nov. 2017-present Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow Singapore
- Jul. 2015-Oct. 2017 Research Fellow, Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Feb. 2007-Jul. 2015 Associate Professor, State Key Lab of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Feb. 2005-Jan. 2007 Visiting Scholar, Korea Maritime University, South Korea
Title of Project
National Research Foundation of Singapore
Study of innovative technology of ultra-deep water drilling risers for drillship and drilling SEMI
National Natural Science Foundation of China (2013-2016)
Coupled element modeling scheme and fatigue reliability based design optimization analysis for deepwater umbilical
National Natural Science Foundation of China (2011-2013)
Dynamic response analysis and damage detection for subsea umbilical structures
Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (2008-2010)
Damage diagnostics for offshore platforms by cross spectral energy method with output-only responses
National Key Natural Science Foundation of China (2008-2011)
On the key technologies of new type of risers for deepwater oil & gas exploration
National Natural Science Foundation of China (2005-2007)
Structural modal parameter identification and damage diagnosis of offshore platforms under ambient excitation
Ministry of Education and Finance (2005-2012)
Knowledge-based Ship-design Hyper-integrated Platform (KSHIP)
I am always looking for opportunities to work with PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, as well as visiting scholars. If you would like to work with me in research areas related to vibration, dynamics, reliability and optimization, and their applications, feel free to contact me for the possibility of funding and application process.
If you are interested, please send me your CV and a proposed research topic or plan. Information regarding China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarships could be found here. Note all applications need to go through the University's standard admission procedure. Exchange students and visiting scholars are also welcome.
PhD scholarships for Polytechnic Staff in Singapore
I am seeking PhD students who are interested in research topics above. Currently, there are several PhD scholarships available for Polytechnic staff in Singapore. Applicants wishing to be considered for these opportunities should submit their applications and CV to my email address Hezhen.Yang@Glasgow.ac.uk.
Research Degree Scholarships (PhD, MPhil) in Singapore
University of Glasgow Singapore currently offers several PhD and MPhil scholarships for employees who conduct a research project for their employer.
The Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP), run in collaboration with the Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore, will place PhD/MbR (Masters by Research) trainees with companies based in Singapore.
The scheme will offer trainees the opportunity to receive postgraduate training in a research and development environment with the aim of extending knowledge exchange and partnership possibilities.
- trainee’s full MSc/PhD tuition fees
- monthly basic salary (Fixed rate of S$3,500 per month as long as the trainee earns a basic monthly salary of at least S$4,000)
- co-sharing between EDB and company of research grants (capped at S$25K (MSc) S$50K (PhD))
This sponsorship carries no bonding requirement and the IP developed by the trainee as part of his/her PhD study belongs to the trainee.
The trainee will be enrolled as a full-time MbR/PhD student (up to a maximum period of 2 years (MbR) / 4 years (PhD)) at the University of Glasgow Singapore while working on an industry project with a Singapore-based company.
Applicants wishing to be considered for these opportunities should submit their applications and CV to my email address Hezhen.Yang@Glasgow.ac.uk.
Graduate Students Supervision
Guided eleven graduate students in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Two of them gained “Shanghai excellent master thesis” award.
(1) Jun-Jie Fu（M.S. student）, Dynamic analysis of deepwater steel catenary risers and fatigue characteristic assessment at the touchdown point, 2007-2010.
(2) Jin-Feng Chen （M.S. student）, Knowledge based engineering methods for developing ship structure quick design, 2008-2011 (Shanghai excellent master thesis)
(3) Wen-Qing Zheng（M.S. student）, Fatigue stochastic design optimization of deepwater steel catenary riser, 2008-2011
(4) Ai-Jun Wang（M.S. student）, Dynamic analysis of deepwater umbilical and fatigue reliability analysis of bending stiffener, 2009-2012 (Shanghai excellent master thesis)
(5) Qing-quan Li （M.S. student）, Reliability assessment for reeling installation and multiaxial fatigue analysis on reeled deepwater pipelines, 2009-2012
(6) Hao Liu （M.S. student）, Mechanical performance analysis and optimization design study of deepwater composite riser, 2010-2013
(7) Qi-jing Lu （M.S. student）, Probabilistic dynamic optimization design for support structure of offshore wind turbines, 2010-2013
(8) Fei Xiao (M.S. student), Stability analysis and reliability evaluation of deep sea top tensioned riser under multi-frequency parametric excitation, 2011-2014
(9) Hao Jiang (M.S. student), The dynamic and mechanical performance analysis for deep-sea flexible risers, 2011-2014
(10) Pei-ji Xu (M.S. student), Investigation on prediction of parametric pitch of spar platforms in irregular waves, 2012-2015
(11) Yun Zhu (M.S. student), Robust design optimization of fixed support structure of offshore wind turbine, 2012-2015
I teach the following courses as part of UoG-SIT Civil Engineering programme at Singapore.
CVE1121 Statics & Structural Mechanics*
CVE2121 Structural Analysis I*
CVE1212 Graphical Communication*
CVE2222 Structural Design
*I lead the module
Finite Element Analysis*
Design of Offshore Structures I*
Design of Offshore Structures II
Offshore Structural Engineering*
Design of Special Purpose Offshore Structures
Post Graduate Teaching:
Dynamics of Offshore Structures*
Computational Structural Analysis*
*I lead the module