Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan [curriculum vitae

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

Director of Wind Hazard Mitigation (WHAM) Laboratory

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO, 65409

Tel: +1 (573) 341 6280

Email: yang@mst.edu



Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China, 2006        
M.S.,   Structural Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China, 2002
B.S.,   Civil Engineering, Harbin Commerce University, Harbin, P.R. China, 1998                                               


Research Interests

  • Wind hazard mitigation and computational fluid dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring and condition assessment
  • Resilient civil space structures and bridges in multi-hazard environments
  • Nonlinear system identification and damage detection

Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor (Aug. 2012- Aug. 2014)
       Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
  • Lecturer (Feb. 2010-Aug. 2012)
       School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Oct. 2009-Feb. 2010)
       School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Jun. 2008-Sept. 2009)
       Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace and Structural Engineering, Washington University            in St. Louis
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Jun. 2007-May 2008)
       Dept. of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Polytechnic University of  Turin, Italy


  • CE/ArchE 3210 Structural Design in Metals
  • CE 3343 Structural Analysis I (UTEP)
  • CE 5318 Bridge Engineering (UTEP)
  • CE 5305 Advanced Structural Analysis (UTEP)


  • UTEP Outstanding Research Performance Award, 2014
  • NSF Fellow for ENHANCE (NSF-National Science Foundation), 2013
  • TRB faculty Mentor (TRB-Transportation Research Board)