Engineering and Information Sciences


Shishun Zhang

Current Positions:



B.Eng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2003
M.Eng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2005
Ph.D, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012

Research Interests:

FRP-strengthened concrete structures
Novel hybrid FRP structural members
Nonlinear finite element analysis of structures
Fiber-optic sensing systems for civil structures
Seismic retrofit of RC frames

Professional Activities:

Secretary, International Centre for Composites in Infrastructure (ICCI)

Member of the Specialty Committee on Emerging Structural Materials and Systems, Architectural Society of China

One of the main contributors, Chinese national standard Technical Code for Infrastructure Application of FRP Composites

One of the main contributors, Hong Kong design guideline Guide for the Strengthening of Concrete Structures using FRP Composites (to be issued soon)

One of the main developers, the software package Composite Strengthening Designer for the strengthening design of concrete structures using FRP composites

Chair, mini-symposium on Applications of Sustainable Composites in Civil Infrastructure at the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015, 9¿11 December 2015, Brisbane, Australia)

Organizer and Chair, mini-symposium on Near-surface mounted (NSM) Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) Technique for Structural Strengthening at the 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016, 14-16 December 2016, Hong Kong)

Co-organizer and Chair, mini-symposium on Infrastructure Application of FRP Composites at the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, 6-9 December 2016, Perth, Australia)

Secretary-general, 8thNational Conference on FRP in Construction, 5-6 August 2013, Harbin, China.

Secretary-general, 9thNational Conference on FRP in Construction, to be held on 17-18 May 2015, Chongqing, China.

Member of the Organizing Committee, International Summer School on Composites in Infrastructure, University of Wollongong

Reviewer for a number of SCI-indexed international journals, such as Advances in Structural Engineering, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering-ASCE, Journal of Composites for Construction-ASCE, Engineering Structures, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Measurement, Construction and Building Materials


"FCE Award for Outstanding PhD Theses", The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2012.

Research Students

  • Chun Wa Chan : Structural Behaviour of Hybrid Multiple-tube Concrete Columns Incorporating FRP Composites