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Zhao Ou










Assistant Professor
B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., DIC
Office: N1-01b-49
Tel: (65) 6790-6934
Email: ou.zhao@ntu.edu.sg



Education

  • Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK, 2012–2015
  • M.Sc., Imperial College London, UK, 2011–2012
  • B.Eng., Central South University, China, 2007–2011

Career details

  • November 2016 – present, Assistant Professor. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • October 2015 – November 2016, Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
  • October 2015 – November 2016, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium



  • Beam-column theory
  • Composite connections
  • Fire engineering
  • High strength steel structures
  • Plate and shell theory
  • Stainless steel structures


  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Experimental study of ferritic stainless steel tubular beam-column members subjected to unequal end moments. Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 142(11), 04016091.
  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Behaviour and design of stainless steel SHS and RHS beam-columns. Thin-Walled Structures, 106, 330–345.
  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Testing and numerical modelling of austenitic stainless steel CHS beam-columns. Engineering Structures, 111, 263–274.
  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Structural performance of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial load and bending – Part 1: Experiments and numerical modelling. Thin-Walled Structures, 101, 231–239.
  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Structural performance of stainless steel circular hollow sections under combined axial load and bending – Part 2: Parametric studies and design. Thin-Walled Structures, 101, 240–248.
  • Zhao, O., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Buckling of ferritic stainless steel members under combined axial compression and bending. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 117, 35–48.
  • Zhao, O., Rossi, B., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2016). Experimental and numerical studies of ferritic stainless steel tubular cross-sections under combined compression and bending. Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 142(2), 04015110.
  • Zhao, O., Rossi, B., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2015). Behaviour of structural stainless steel cross-sections under combined loading – Part I: Experimental study. Engineering Structures, 89, 236–246.
  • Zhao, O., Rossi, B., Gardner, L. and Young, B. (2015). Behaviour of structural stainless steel cross-sections under combined loading – Part II: Numerical modelling and design. Engineering Structures, 89, 247–259.
  • Theofanous, M., Saliba, N., Zhao, O. and Gardner, L. (2014). Ultimate response of stainless steel continuous beams. Thin-Walled Structures, 83, 115–127.


  • Dixon Ph.D. Scholarship from Imperial College London, 2012–2015
  • Joint Ph.D. Scholarship from Imperial College London, 2012–2015
  • Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Postdoctoral fellowship, 2015–2018
  • Best Paper Award in the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016)