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Li Bing



Associate Professor
BEng, Ph.D.(Canterbury), CEng MIStructE MHKIE MIPENZ
Office: N1-01c-102
Tel: (65) 6790-5292
Email: cbli{at}ntu.edu.sg

ResearcherID: A-3771-2011
Scopus Author ID: 56227201300
Research Gate ID: Bing LI



Dr Li received his B.Eng. degree in Structural Engineering from Tong Ji University, Shanghai, and his Ph.D. from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His Ph.D. supervisor was Professor Bob Park. After completing his Ph.D. in 1994, he worked for six years in the structural design of tall buildings in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Pacific region for large international engineering firms in Hong Kong. He has been on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University since 1999.

Dr. Li has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of structural design, including courses on the behavior, design, and assessment of reinforced concrete structures.

Dr. Li has research interests primarily in the areas of seismic performance of reinforced concrete building structures. Most recently, Dr Li is actively working in the areas of anti-terrorist design and evaluation for government and commercial facilities, and research & development blast testing for explosive effects on conventional reinforced concrete structures and buildings made from precast concrete.

Dr Li has worked on a variety of consulting projects involving high-rise building structures, risk assessment and mitigation for hazards such as terrorist attacks and earthquakes to government agencies, building owners, corporations and international engineering firms in Singapore and Hong Kong. He was awarded the Defense Technology Prize 2006 by Ministry of Defense, Singapore. The Defense Technology Prize is MINDEF’s most prestigious award to recognize outstanding contributions in defense science and technology to enhance Singapore's defense capability.

Member of Professional Societies

  • Chartered Engineer in United Kingdom, New Zealand
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Corporate Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers, New Zealand


Research Activities:

Earthquake and Blast Resistant Design: Seismic and blast resistant design of reinforced concrete buildings and buildings incorporating precast concrete elements. Development blast testing for explosive effects on reinforced concrete structures.

Structural Concrete: Design and behavior of reinforced and precast concrete structures, reinforcement detailing and cyclic strut-and-tie models.

Structural Dynamics: Non-linear dynamic response of buildings subjected to blast and seismic loadings. Probabilistic performance assessment of reinforced concrete structures in blast environments.



I am active in providing independent, confidential and authoritative consultancy advice and an analytical/testing service for industry, commerce and government agencies.

  • Blast Mitigation Design
  • Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings with Complex Structural Systems
  • Seismic Strengthening and Retrofitting of Existing Buildings
  • Blast and Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing Buildings
  • Multi-Hazard Assessment and Lost Estimation


  • Bing Li, R. Park and H Tanaka, "Constitutive Behaviour of High Strength Concrete under Dynamic Loading" ACI Structural Journal. Vol. 97 July-August 2000. pp. 619-629. » PDF
  • Bing Li, R. Park and H. Tanaka., “Stress-Strain Behaviour of High Strength Concrete Confined by Ultra High and Normal Strength Transverse Reinforcements” ACI Structural Journal, Vol.98 May-June 2001. pp. 395-406. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Wu Yiming and Pan Tso-Chien, "Seismic Behaviour of Non-Seismically Detailed Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints - Part I: Experimental Results" ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 99, No.6, Nov –Dec 2002. pp. 791-802. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Wu Yiming and Pan Tso-Chien. "Seismic Behaviour of Non-Seismically Detailed Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints - Part II: Discussion and Theoretical Comparisons" ACI Structural Journal Vol.100, No.1, Jan – Feb 2003. pp. 56-65. » PDF
  • Bing Li and R Park, "Confining Reinforcement for High Strength Concrete Columns" ACI Structural Journal Vol. 101, No.3, May-June 2004. » PDF
  • Jyh-Hao Khoo, Bing Li and Yip W K., "Tests on Precast Concrete Moment-Resisting Frames with Connections Constructed Away from Column Faces" ACI Structural Journal Vol. 102 No.6 Nov-Dec 2005. » PDF
  • Jyh-Hao Khoo and Bing Li "Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Sub-Frame Sub-assemblage under Cyclic Load Reversals" Journal of Earthquake Engineering, March 2007, pp.215-230. » PDF
  • Haicheng Rong and Bing Li “Probabilistic Response Evaluation for RC Flexural Members subjected to Blast Loadings: Structural Safety” International Journal on Integrated Risk Assessment for Constructed Facilities. Vol.29 March 2007, pp.146-163. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Haicheng Rong, and Tso-Chien Pan, "Drift-Controlled Design of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures under Distant Blast Conditions — Part I: Theoretical Basis" International Journal of Impact Engineering. Vol.34, March 2007, pp.743-754. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Haicheng Rong, and Tso-Chien Pan, "Drift-Controlled Design of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures under Distant Blast Conditions — Part II: Implementation and Evaluation" International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol.34, March 2007, pp.743-754. » PDF
  • Bing Li and Tso-Chien Pan, “Seismic Behaviour of Non-Seismically Detailed Reinforced Concrete Structural Systems and Components – What Have We Been Learning?” - International Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami. Vol.1 No.2 (2007), pp.139-159. » PDF
  • S. A. Kulkarni and Bing Li "Finite Element Analysis of Precast Hybrid-Steel Concrete Connections under Cyclic Loading", Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Vol.64 (2008) pp.190-201. » PDF
  • Bing Li and Cao Thanh Ngoc Tran “Reinforced Concrete Beam Analysis supplementing Concrete Contribution in Truss Models”, Engineering Structures, Oct 2008. pp.3285-3294. » PDF
  • Hai-Cheng Rong and Bing Li "Deformation–Controlled Design of RC Flexural Members Subjected to Blast Loadings", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Oct 2008. pp.1598-1610. » PDF
  • S.A. Kulkarni and Bing Li “Investigations on Seismic Behaviour of Hybrid-Steel Concrete Connections”, Journal of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Winter 2009, Vol.54 pp.67-87. » PDF
  • S.A. Kulkarni and Bing Li "Seismic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Interior Wide Beam-Column Joints", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Jan 2009. Vol. 13 Issue 1, pp.80-99. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Tso-Chien Pan and Anand Nair “A Case Study of the Effect of Cladding Panels on the Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames subjected to Distant Blast Loadings”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol.239, Issue 3, March 2009, Pages 455-469. » PDF
  • Bing Li, S.A. Kulkarni and Chee Lai Leong “Seismic Performance of Precast Hybrid-Steel Concrete Connections" by Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.13, Issue 5 June 2009 , pp.667 – 689. » PDF
  • Bing Li, C T Ngoc Tran and T-C Pan "Experimental and Numerical Investigations on the Seismic Performance of Lightly Reinforced Concrete Joints" ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.135 No.9, Sep 2009. » PDF
  • K Fujikake; Bing Li and S Soeun "Impact Response of Reinforced Concrete Beam and Its Analytical Evaluation" ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.135 No.8 Aug 2009 pp.938-950. » PDF
  • C L Lim; B Li and T-C Pan "Seismic Performances of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Wall-Like Columns" Vol 2, No.2 ,2009-IES Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering. » PDF
  • Bing Li and Cao Thanh Ngoc Tran "Seismic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints with Vertical Distributed Reinforcement”, ACI Structural Journal, V. 106, No.6, Nov-Dec 2009. Pp.790-799. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Tso-Chien Pan and Cao Thanh Ngoc Tran "Effects of Axial Compression Load and Eccentricity on Seismic Behavior of Non-seismically Detailed Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.135 No.7, July 2009 pp.774-784. » PDF
  • Xiaoli Bao and Bing Li "Residual Strength of Blast Damaged Reinforced Concrete Columns", International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol.37, 2010, pp. 295–308. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Tso-Chien Pan and Anand Nair “A Case Study of the Local and Global Structural Responses of a Tall Building in Singapore subjected to Close-in Detonations”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Volume: 20, Issue: 2, March-2011, pp: 223-246. » PDF
  • Bing Li and H.Y Grace Chua “Seismic Performance of Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints Using FRP Composites”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.135 No.10, 2009 pp.1177-1190 . » PDF
  • Bing Li, Tso-Chien Pan and Cao Thanh Ngoc Tran "Effect of Axial Compression Load on Seismic Behaviour of Non-Seismically Detailed Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints", ACI Structural Journal, V. 106, No.5, Sep-Oct 2009 pp.591-599. » PDF
  • Bing Li and Qin Chen “Initial Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls with Irregular Openings", Journal of Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol.39 Issue 4, pp.397 - 417 » PDF
  • Tao Wu and Bing Li “Experimental Verification of Continuous Deep Beams with Openings Designed Using Strut-and-Tie Modelling”, IES Journal Part A: Civil and Structural Engineering Vol. 2, No. 4, November 2009, pp.282–295. » PDF
  • Bing Li and S.A. Kulkarni "Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Exterior Wide Beam-Column Joints", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.136 No.1, 2010 pp.26-36. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Zhi Wei Huang and Chee Leong Lim “The Verification of Non-Dimensional Energy Spectrum Based Blast Design for Reinforced Concrete Members through Actual Blast Tests”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Vol.136 No.6, June 2010 pp.628-636 » PDF
  • Bing Li and Chee Leong Lim “Tests on Seismically Damaged Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls Repaired Using Fiber-Reinforced Polymers”, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol.14, No.5, 2010. pp.597-608 » PDF
  • M. Beppu, T. Ohno, K. Ohkubo, Bing Li and K. Satoh “Explosive-Resistant Performance of Fiber Sheet Reinforced Concrete Plates under Contact Explosion”, International Journal of Protective Structures, Vol.1 No,2 2010 pp.257-270 » PDF
  • Bing Li and Kai Qian “Seismic Behavior of Damaged RC Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints Repaired Using GFRP and CFRP" ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, No.6, 2010. pp.327-338. » PDF
  • Sim Lim Yap and Bing Li “Experimental Investigation of RC Exterior Beam-Column Sub-Assemblages for Progressive Collapse” ACI Structural Journal V.108, No.5, 2011.pp.542-552 » PDF
  • Ke-Chiang Wu and Bing Li, Keh-Chyuan Tsai “Residual Axial Compression Capacity of localised Blast Damaged RC Columns” International Journal of Impact Engineering Vol.38, Jan 2011, pp. 29–40 » PDF
  • H Kuramoto, Bing Li, K Meas and Fauzan “Experimental and Analytical Performance Evaluation of Engineering Wood Encased Concrete-Steel Beam-column Joints” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Vol. 137, No.8, 2011 pp.822-833 » PDF
  • Ke-Chiang Wu and Bing Li, Keh-Chyuan Tsai “The Effects of Explosive Mass Ratio on Residual Compressive Capacity of Contact Blast Damaged Composite Columns” Journal of Constructional Steel Research Vol.67, April 2011, pp.602-612 » PDF
  • Bing Li and Weizheng Xiang “Effective Stiffness of Squat Structural Walls” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering Vol. 137, No.12, 2011 pp.1470-1479 » PDF
  • Bing Li, Anand Nair and Qian Kai “Blast Damaged Residual Axial Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Columns” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Vol. 26, No.3, June 2012 pp.287-299 » PDF
  • Qian K and Bing Li “Slab Effects on the Response of Reinforced Concrete Substructures after the Loss of a Corner column” ACI Structural Journal, V.109, No.6, Nov-Dec 2012, pp.845-855 » PDF
  • C.T.N Tran and Bing Li "Initial Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Moderate Aspect Ratios” Advances in Structural Engineering Vol.15 No.2, 2012, pp.265-276 » PDF
  • Qian Kai and Bing Li “Experimental and Analytical Assessment on RC Interior Beam-Column Sub-assemblages for Progressive Collapse” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol.26, No.4, Sep/Oct 2012, pp.576–589 » PDF
  • Bing Li , Qian K and WC Xue “Effects of Eccentricity on the Seismic Rehabilitation Performance of Non-seismically Detailed Interior Beam-Wide Column Joints" Journal of ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction Vol.16, No.5, 2012 pp.507-519 » PDF
  • Bing Li and C T N Tran "Determination of Inclination of Strut in Variable Angle Truss Models for Shear-Critical RC Beams” Structural Engineering and Mechanics Vol. 41, No.4 (2012) » PDF
  • S D Adhikary, Bing Li and K Fujikake "Dynamic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams under Varying Rates of Concentrated Loading" International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 47 Sep 2012 pp.14-23 » PDF
  • K Meas, Bing Li and I Imran "Seismic Performance of Lightly Reinforced Concrete Exterior Beam-Column Joints" Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 15 No.10 2012,pp.1765-1780 » PDF
  • Zhiwei Huang and Bing Li and P Sengupta “Reliability Assessment of Damaged RC Moment-Resisting Frame against Progressive Collapse under Static Loading Conditions”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(1), Jan 2013, pp.1–17 » PDF
  • Qian Kai and Bing Li “Dynamic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Substructures under the Scenario of the Loss of a Corner Column—Experimental Results” Engineering Structure, 42 (2012) pp.154–167 » PDF
  • Qian Kai and Bing Li “Experimental Study of Drop Panel Effects on the Response of Reinforced Concrete Flat Slabs after the Loss of a Corner Column” ACI Structural Journal 110(2), pp.219-319 » PDF
  • Qian Kai and Bing Li “Performance of Three-Dimensional Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Substructures under Loss of a Corner Column Scenario” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 139(4):584-594 » PDF
  • Zuanfeng Pan and Bing Li “Evaluation of Shear Strength Design Methodologies for Slender Shear-Critical RC Beams” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 139(4):619-622 » PDF
  • Zuanfeng Pan and Bing Li “Truss-Arch Model for Shear Strength of Shear-Critical Reinforced Concrete Columns” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 139(4): 548-560 » PDF
  • Zuanfeng Pan, Bing Li and Zhitao Lü “Re-evaluation of CEB-FIP90 Prediction Models for Creep and Shrinkage with Experimental Database” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol.38 (2013), 1022–1030 » PDF
  • Piyali Sengupta and Bing Li “ Modified Bouc-Wen Model for Hysteresis Behavior of RC Beam-Column Joints with Limited Transverse Reinforcement” Engineering Structure, 46 (2013) pp.392–406 » PDF
  • T P Pham and Bing Li (2013) “Seismic Behaviour of RC Columns with Light Transverse Reinforcement Under Different Loading Directions” ACI Structural Journal 110(5), pp.833-844. » PDF
  • C T N Tran and Bing Li "Ultimate Displacement of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Lightly Transverse Reinforcement” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2013(17), pp. 282–300. » PDF
  • Bing Li, Kai Qian* and C T N Tran* (2013) “Retrofitting Earthquake Damaged RC Structural Walls with Openings by Externally Bonded FRP Strips and Sheets” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 17(2), 259-270 » PDF
  • Kai Qian and Bing Li (2013) “Strengthening and Retrofitting of Flat Slabs to Mitigate Progressive Collapse by Externally Bonded CFRP Laminates” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 17(4), 554–565 » PDF
  • S D Adhikary, Bing Li and K Fujikake (2013) "Strength and Behavior in Shear of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams under Dynamic Loading Conditions" Nuclear Engineering and Design, 259 (6), 14– 28 » PDF
  • T P Pham and Bing Li (2013) “Splitting Failure of Reinforced Concrete Columns” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering ( To Press) » PDF
  • S D Adhikary, Bing Li and K Fujikake (2013) " Effects of High Loading Rate on Reinforced Concrete Beams” ACI Structural Journal (To press) » PDF
  • Kai Qian and Bing Li (2013) “Quantification of Slab Influences on the Dynamic Performance of RC Frames against Progressive Collapse” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (Accepted) » PDF
  • T P Pham and Bing Li “Evaluating the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Plain and Deformed Longitudinal Reinforcing Bars” ACI Structural Journal (To press) » PDF
  • Kai Qian and Bing Li (2013) “Analytical Evaluation of the Vulnerability of RC Frames for Progressive Collapse Caused by the Loss of a Corner Column” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities ( to press) » PDF
  • Piyali Sengupta and Bing Li (2013) “Hysteresis Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Walls” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering ( to press ) » PDF
  • Zuanfeng Pan, Bing Li and Zhitao Lü (2014) “Effective Shear Stiffness of Diagonally Cracked Reinforced Concrete Beams” Engineering Structure, (59) 95-103 » PDF