Hong Guan

  • Node Leader - Performance of Building Components; Executive Board Member
  • Griffith University

Current positions held

Professor in Civil Engineering (Structural)

Research leader, Building Science and Construction Innovation, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University


Professor Hong Guan is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Griffith University. She is an expert in structural engineering and computational mechanics. Her current research focus is on progressive collapse resistance of concrete flat plate structures and mass timber frame buildings. She is internationally recognised as the world’s top 2% scientists based on citations (Elsevier BV) and the world’s top ten most active researchers in disproportionate/progressive collapse research of concrete structures (Scopus). She is the author or co-author of over 340 scholarly publications (including over 150 journal publications), on a wide range of topics in the areas of structural engineering, progressive collapse, concrete and timber structures, seismic simulation, bridge deterioration modelling, health monitoring of structures and structural topology optimisation.

Professor Guan is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. She also serves as Executive Committee Member of the Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring, Associated Editor of Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Editorial Board Member of Engineering Mechanics, and International Steering Committee Member of East-Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC).

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