Country Representative, China (2009-present)
Committee, Competitions (2012)
College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University
Research Institute of Steel Construction, Ministry of Education
Dr. Guo-Qiang Li is currently a professor of structural engineering at the College of Civil Engineering at Tongji University and the Director of the Research Institute of Steel Construction within the Ministry of Education in China. His main specialties are on the behavior of multi-story steel buildings and the fire-resistance of steel structures. He is an author of 12 technical books and 400 journal papers in English and Chinese on his research topics. He has developed physical models and a practical approach for analysis of the behavior and failure of steel structures for multi-story buildings subjected to wind, earthquakes, fire and explosion, which has been adopted into Chinese codes for the safety of steel structures.
Dr. Li has a BEng. In Civil Engineering, an M.S.and PhD in Structural Engineering and has been a Visiting Professor for many Institutions dating from 1993. This includes The University of Nottingham, Hong Kong Technology University, The University of Hong Kong, University of Trento in Italy, and Nanyan Technology University in Singapore. As a result, he was the Vice-President of Tongji University from 1999 through 2009 and still teaches there today.
He has also been heavily involved in many other committees and organizations including holding the Chairmanship for the Chinese Association for Fire-Resistance of Steel Structures. In addition, Dr. Guo-Qiang Li has held a chair for the Committee on Structures in Fire through the Chinese Architectural Society and Vice-Chairmanships for the Chinese Steel Construction Association, Chinese Association for Engineering Standardization, and several other Shanghai Societies.