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Yufeng Hu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., P.E.

G-236, Parkview Campus
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Ph.D.        University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2007                                
M. S.        Shanghai Tiedao University, Shanghai, China, 1999
B. S.         Civil Engineering, Shanghai Tiedao University, Shanghai, China, 1996

Professional licensing

California State registered P.E. #75314

Research Interest

Performance-based seismic engineering; structural reliability; decision-making in civil engineering

Professional Experience

1/2009 – Present  Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)

Courses taught
  • CCE2360 Geomatics
  • CCE3860 Structural Analysis
  • CCE4360 Construction Estimating, Bidding and Cost Control
  • CCE4400 Introduction. to Structural Design
  • CCE4500 Reinforced Concrete Design II
  • CCE4550 Steel Structure Design
  • CCE5560 Foundation Design
  • CCE5610 Design of Wastewater System
  • CCE6020 Modeling and Analysis of Civil Engineering Application
 Supervising Capstone Senior Design Projects

02/2007 – 12/2008 Popli Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, Rochester, New York
Structural Engineer

  • Various concrete, prestressed concrete and steel bridges load rating
  • New highway bridges superstructure and substructure design
  • Seismic vulnerability assessment of New York Thruway bridges
  • Steel truss bridges gusset plate analysis

05/2003 - 01/2007
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Research Assistant

Project: Evolutionary Decision Support for Enhancing Seismic Resilience
 (Funded by NSF and Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research)

08/2002 – 05/2003   University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Teaching Assistant for “Statics” and “Mechanics of Materials

03/1999 - 07/2002 Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Research Engineer
Project: Large Span Membrane Structure

Professional organizations

04/2005 – Present   Member of ASCE
07/2010 – Present   Member of AISC
04/2011 – Present   Member of International Association of Life-cycle Civil Engineering
05/2011 – Present   Member of International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety

Awards / Honors

Spring 2010/2011 Recognized for the Outstanding Service to the Students by College of Engineering and Applied Science at Western Michigan University
Spring 2004    Elected to Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges
Spring 1999    Outstanding Student of Shanghai Tiedao University