Assoc Prof Dr. Yating Zhang | Civil Engineering | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Jiangnan University, China

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Yating Zhang embarked on her academic journey by earning a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Liaoning University in 2013. Subsequently, she pursued her passion for research by obtaining a Ph.D. in Road and Transportation Engineering from Zhejiang University, where she delved into the complexities of construction and pavement materials.

Professional Endeavors:

Her professional career began as an Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental and Civil Engineering at Jiangnan University, where she contributed significantly to research and education in her field. Over the years, she rose through the ranks, demonstrating her expertise and dedication to her field, and currently serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Jiangnan University.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Her research interests encompass various aspects of civil engineering, with a particular focus on construction and pavement materials, functional concrete materials, and the utilization of industrial solid wastes. Her research endeavors aim to develop innovative solutions for sustainable infrastructure and low-carbon concrete materials, while also conducting life cycle analysis of construction materials and structures. Additionally, her expertise extends to finite element analysis, further enhancing her contributions to the field.

Accolades and Recognition:

Throughout her career, She has been honored with several awards and accolades, including the Excellent Mentoring Award at the 13th National College Students "TH Sware Cup" Innovation Competition-BIM Modeling Competition in 2021, and the Second Prize for the 10th Young Teachers Lecture Competition of Civil Engineering in Jiangsu Province in 2020. Her recognition as a High-Level Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent of Jiangsu Province in 2019 underscores her significant contributions to academia and innovation.

Impact and Influence:

As a respected member of various professional associations, including the International Society for Concrete Pavements and the China Highway & Transportation Society, Dr. Zhang's influence extends beyond academia. Her leadership roles in these organizations reflect her commitment to advancing research and promoting collaboration within the civil engineering community.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

Her legacy in civil engineering is characterized by her dedication to research excellence, innovation, and sustainability. Her ongoing research projects, including those funded by prestigious organizations like the National Natural Science Foundation of China, highlight her commitment to addressing critical challenges in infrastructure development and construction materials. As she continues to make strides in her field, Her impact on civil engineering research and practice will endure, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.


A total of  133 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

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  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 7
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Notable Publications 

A comprehensive assessment of nanomaterials reinforced lightweight aggregate concrete containing high-volume artificial shale ceramsite

An investigation of the hybrid effect of pre-absorbed lightweight aggregate and basalt-polypropylene fiber on concrete performance

Evaluation of pore and fiber distribution characteristics of hybrid fiber reinforced lightweight aggregate concrete using X-ray computed tomography

Durability of internally cured concrete with silicon‚Äďaluminum based fine lightweight aggregate exposed to combined sulfate and wetting‚Äďdrying attack

Enhancing effect of carbon nanotubes on the performance of concrete containing surface-treated fly ash cenosphere

Synergistic effects of nano-silica and fly ash on the mechanical properties and durability of internal-cured concrete incorporating artificial shale ceramsite

Effect of nano-silica on the mechanical performance and microstructure of silicon-aluminum-based internal-cured concrete

Predicting transverse crack properties in continuously reinforced concrete pavement

Influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on the multi-scale performance of internally cured concrete containing pre-wetted lightweight aggregate

Multi-criteria optimization of concrete mixes incorporating cenosphere waste and multi-minerals


Yating Zhang | Civil Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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