Hao Wang

BEng MSc

  • Doctoral Researcher

Research and expertise

My research interests include Infrastructure Health Monitoring, Smart Sensors, Structural Strengthening, Fire Engineering and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

My current research is focusing on infrastructure health monitoring, damage identification and life cycle performance management using Machine Learning, Data Fusion and other Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. I have rich industrial experience in:

  • Finite Element (FE) analysis for structural, geotechnical and fire engineering applications
  • Construction management in cooperation with BIM
  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) & Optimal Sensor Placement
  • Structural strengthening
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)


I contribute to learning and teaching activities across the School's programmes, including:


  • Structural Forms and Stress Analysis (Tutorial Session)
  • Mathematical Modelling of Structures (Tutorial Session)


I completed my BEng degree with a First Class Honours in Civil Engineering at University of East London in 2012. I then joined Linton University College, Malaysia as an Academic Assistant in the School of Civil Engineering. I was awarded an MSc degree with Distinction in Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2014 for a thesis titled "External Slender Columns Exposed to Fire" under supervision of Professor Yong Wang.

Prior to joining Loughborough University as a Doctoral Researcher, I was assigned as a Bridge Engineer/Assistant Project Manager in Dr Frieder Seible and Dr Junling Sun's team in Guangzhou, China, focusing on pre-stressed concrete bridges, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and structural strengthening.

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • The University of Manchester
  • Sun Engineering Consultants International, Inc.
  • South China University of Technology
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore, Malaysia Branch (Kolej MDIS Malaysia)
  • Linton University College, Malaysia