Dr Shan-Shan Huang

Shan-Shan Huang

Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5727
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700

Email: s.huang@sheffield.ac.uk
Room: F111c


PhD, MSc, BEng.


Shan-Shan Huang obtained her MSc (Distinction) degree in Steel Construction from the University of Sheffield in 2005. She then joined the Structural Fire Engineering Research Group at Sheffield and completed her PhD The Effects of Transient Strain on the Strength of Concrete-Filled Columns in Fire in 2009. She worked as a Research Assistant on the European collaborative project Design of Joints to Composite Columns for Improved Fire Robustness (COMPFIRE), before taking up the post of Lecturer in Structural Engineering in January 2012.

Her research interests are in the behaviour of buildings in fire, focusing on two main themes which are Robustness and Concrete in Fire.


  • Behaviour of connections and their influence on frame response
  • Progressive collapse of steel/composite buildings in fire

Concrete in Fire

  • Transient strain / load-induced thermal strain of concrete
  • High-temperature concrete spalling
  • Edge cracking of composite slabs

Activities and Distinctions

  • EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award which funded Shan‑Shan’s PhD, 2005-2008
  • University Excellent Graduate Prize for outstanding undergraduate performance, 2003
  • Excellent Final-Year Design Project Prize for the undergr dissertation project, 2003


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Huang SS, Burgess IW & Davison JB (2011) A structural fire engineering prediction for the Veseli fire tests, 2011. Proc. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering (pp 411-416). Prague