Yue Li

Yue Li


Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Yue Li joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as the Donald and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Structural Engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011.

Dr. Li’s research interests include structural reliability analysis, probabilistic design, natural and man-made hazard mitigation, structural load modeling and combinations of loads, structural monitoring and condition assessment, bridge engineering, performance-based engineering, earthquake engineering, wind engineering, wood engineering, and effects of climate change on infrastructure risk assessment and climatic adaptation. He has published in such journals as ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE Natural Hazards Review, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, Engineering Structures, Structural Safety, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Natural Hazards, and IEEE Sensors Journal. His research is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DOD), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), State of Michigan, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability (CIPAR) in Australia. He received Michigan Tech Research Excellent Fund Award in 2008. Dr. Li teaching interests include basic structural engineering, Timber and Masonry Design, Structural Dynamics, Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability, and Performance-based Structural Design.

Dr. Li currently serves as Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. He is chair of ASCE/SEI Committee Design of Wood Structures (2011-2014). He is a founding member of ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) Committee on Multiple Hazard Mitigation, and serves as vice chair for the committee since 2010. He serves ASCE Task Committee on Strength Criteria (Load Combinations) in the ASCE-7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (since 2011), and ASCE/SEI Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structural Systems as a control member  (2009-2013). He has worked as a structural engineer for five years, and was involved in the design of new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Structural reliability analysis and probabilistic design
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation
  • Resilient civil infrastructure and sustainability
  • Effects of climate change on infrastructure risk assessment and climatic adaptation
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wood engineering
  • Wind engineering


  • Bjarnadottir, S., Li, Y. and Stewart, M.G. (2012) “Risk-Based Economic Assessment of Mitigation Strategies for Power Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes,” Journal of Structural and Infrastructure Engineering (In Press).
  • Park, S. van de Lindt, J.W. and Li, Y. (2012) “ABV Procedure Combined with Mechanistic Response Modeling for Wind-Surge Loss Estimation in Hurricanes,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE (In Press, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000397).
  • Bjarnadottir, S., Li, Y. and Stewart, M.G. (2012) “Hurricane Risk Assessment of Power Distribution Poles Considering Impacts of A Changing Climate,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE (In press, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000108).
  • Li, Y. and Van de Lindt, J. (2012) “Loss-Based Formulation for Multiple Hazards with Application to Residential Buildings,” Engineering Structure, 38(1), 123-133.
  • Li, Y. (2012) “Assessment of Damage Risks to Residential Buildings and Cost-Benefit of Mitigation Strategies Considering Hurricane and Earthquake Hazards,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 26(1), 7-16.
  • Li, Y., Ahuja, A. and Padgett, J. (2012) “A Review of Methods to Assess, Design for, and Mitigate Multiple Hazards,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE 26(1), 104-117.
  • Li, Y., van de Lindt, J.W., Dao, T., Bjarnadottir, S., and Ahuja, A. (2012) “Loss Analysis for Combined Wind and Surge in Hurricanes,” Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, 13(1), 1-10.