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Assoc Prof Dr. Yu Wang | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Best Researcher Award

University of Salford, United Kingdom

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

His academic journey commenced with a BEng in Automotive Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology, China. This was followed by an MSc in Engineering Mechanics from Chongqing University, China. He furthered his academic pursuits with a PhD in Civil Engineering from Aston University, UK, where he delved deep into the realm of civil engineering.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey saw him occupy various roles, from Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK, where he focused on advanced composite molding manufacturing processes, to his current position as an Associate Professor/Reader at the University of Salford, UK. Throughout his career, he has been actively engaged in teaching civil engineering programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research primarily revolves around construction materials, structural durability, and environmental aspects. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of hydro-physics of construction materials, unsaturated hydrology, geomaterial mechanics, and material-environment interaction. His expertise lies in the domain of sustainable infrastructure, with a particular focus on advancing recycled aggregate concrete.

Accolades and Recognition

His dedication and contributions to the field have garnered him recognition and accolades. Notably, he has been honored with the title of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and holds professional memberships in esteemed organizations such as the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM).

Impact and Influence

His impact extends beyond academia. As a Review Editor for Frontiers in Materials and an Academic Editor for Advances in Civil Engineering, he actively contributes to the scholarly dissemination of knowledge. Additionally, his role as a PhD co-supervisor at the Department of Civil Engineering, State Central University, Taiwan, underscores his commitment to fostering the next generation of researchers and professionals in the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With over 70 research articles and two books to his name, He has already left a substantial mark on the field of civil engineering. His ongoing supervision of PhD candidates and continued engagement in research and knowledge transfer activities promise a future characterized by further advancements in sustainable infrastructure and construction materials. His legacy will undoubtedly endure through his impactful contributions to academia and the broader engineering community.


A total of  380 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            380
  • h-index              11
  • i10-index           12

Notable Publications 

A sustainable pavement concrete using warm mix asphalt and hydrated lime treated recycled concrete aggregates
A Albayati, Y Wang, Y Wang, J Haynes
[57] 2018

An experimental study of cathodic protection for chloride contaminated reinforced concrete
HM Oleiwi, Y Wang, M Curioni, X Chen, G Yao, L Augusthus-Nelson, ...
[23] 2018
Yu Wang | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Best Researcher Award

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