Dr. Hongyu Zhou

Nick Zhou 2


2013       Ph.D.Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2012       M.S.E. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2010       B.S.Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Dr. Hongyu Zhou received his Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering from Tongji University in 2010.  He received his Master of Science in Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University in 2012 and 2013, respectively.  Dr. Zhou's research interests include the development and characterization of innovative infrastructural materials, structural multi-hazards damage mitigation, advanced composite materials, and micromechanics. His Ph.D. research was funded by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Science Foundation, and he received a fellowship from DHS in 2012 to perform joint research with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study the microstructures and micromechanical behaviors of advanced composites.

Research Interests

  • Damage mitigation and retrofit of infrastructures under extreme loading conditions
  • Advanced composites and structural materials
  • Experimental and computational structural mechanics
  • Microstructural and micromechanical characterization of structural materials
  • Experimental testing of structural systems
  • Structural damage evaluation using sensors technologies


Peer-Refereed Journals:

Zhou H.*, Dhiradhamvit K., and Attard T.L. (2014), Tornado-borne debris impact performance of an innovative storm safe room system protected by a carbon fiber reinforced hybrid-polymer matrix composite. Engineering Structures, 59:308-319.

Zhou H.*, Attard T.L., Wang Y., Wang J.A., and Ren F. (2013), Rehabilitation of notch damaged steel beam using a carbon fiber reinforced hybrid polymeric-matrix composite. Composite Structures, 106(1):690-702.

Zhou H.*, Attard TL., Zhao B., Yu J., Lu W. and Tong L. (2013), Experimental study of retrofitted reinforced concrete shear wall and concrete-encased steel girders using a new CarbonFlex composite for damage stabilization. Engineering Failure Analysis, 35:219-233.

Zhou H.* and Attard T.L. (2012), Rehabilitation and strength sustainability of fatigue damaged concrete-encased steel flexural members using a newly developed polymeric carbon-fiber composite. Composites Part B: Engineering, 45(1): 1091-1103.

Attard T.L.*, Wharton C.R., and Zhou H. (2012), Developing LH controller to model low-high velocity behavior in prototype MR damper. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(9):1-11.

Technical Reports & Non-Refereed Articles:

Attard T.L., Zhou H. and. Dhiradhamvit K., Report of CarbonFlex composite for structural sustainability (SERRI 90300). US Department of Homeland Security, South Region Research Initiative, July 2013.

Sham T.L., Wang Y.L., Jetter R.I., Zhou H., Report on progress in development of creep-fatigue design method and experimental procedure based on simplified model test approach (ORNL/TM-2012/428).  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Aug. 2012.

Zhou H., The comparative life cycle assessment of structural retrofit techniques. Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management (SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-009), Arizona State University.


Zhou H., Dhiradhamvit K., and Attard T.L., Enhancing the performance of safe rooms: a new composite provides superior impact resistance for storm shelter design. Journal of High-Performance Materials, 2013, 1(2): 32-34.

Dhiradhamvit K., Attard T.L., and Zhou H., Evolutionary Viscous Damping and Energy Absorption using a New “Sustainable Negative Stiffness” Composite. Journal of High-Performance Materials, 2012, 1(2): 27-34.

Conference Proceedings:

Attard, T.L. and Zhou H. Impact resistance of tornado shelters using a load bearing composite having a multi-phase hybrid polymeric interfacial cohesion mechanism. Proc. 2013 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, August 4 – 7, 2013.

Dhiradhamvit, K., Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Tornado debris impact tests of a new composite storm shelter room system,” Proc 3rd Intl Conf on Construction, Architecture and Engineering, Athens, Greece, June 10 –12, 2013.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Bridge Girder Damage Quantification and the Retrofitting,” ASNT - NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conf., New York, NY, Aug 21–24, 2012.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Sustainability of strength of already-damaged concrete-encased steel girders using a novel energy-dissipating composite to stabilize crack growth,” Proc 2nd Intl Conf on Construction, Architecture and Engineering, Athens, Greece, June 18–21, 2012.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. "Anisotropic plasticity model for the failure analysis of sheet metal structures,” Fifth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA), The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1–4, 2012.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Strength and ductility analysis of fatigue damaged concrete-encased steel girders rehabilitated using CFRP and a newly developed CarbonFlex composite,” Fifth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis (ICEFA), The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1–4, 2012.

Zhou, H. and Attard, T.L. “Seismic damage mitigation of already-damaged steel-encased reinforced concrete beams and shear walls,” Proc. 11th European Conference of Civil Engineering (ECCIE'11), Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, December 10 –12, 2011.

Dhiradhamvit, K. Attard, T.L., and Zhou, H. “Development of a New Lightweight ‘Rubberized-Carbon’ Composite for Wood Home Protection.” Proc.1st Intl Conf on Construction, Architecture and Engineering, Athens, Greece, June 20–21, 2011.