Wenxing Zhou

Associate Professor

PhD in Structural Engineering, Western
MSc in Structural Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing
BSc in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai


Dr. Wenxing Zhou's expertise is on structural reliability and risk assessments, Bayesian analysis, fracture mechanics, and design and integrity management of oil and gas pipelines. He teaches courses on structural mechanics and capstone design projects at the undergraduate level, and on the design and assessment of energy pipelines as well as advanced structural dynamics at the graduate level.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship for Research (short-term), 2015

  • Paper co-authored by graduate students Zijian Yan and Yifan Huang selected as a Student Competition Finalist at IPC2014, Paper No. IPC2014-33219, “Accuracy of the double-clip on gauge method for evaluating CTOD of SE(T) specimens”.

  • Nominated for the best paper award (first author), 9th International Pipeline Conference (IPC2012), Calgary, AB, 2012, Paper No. IPC2012-90335, “Model error assessment of burst capacity models for corroded pipes”

  • Paper co-authored by graduate student Mohammad Al-Amin selected as a Student Competition Finalist at IPC2012, Paper No. IPC2012-90509, “Hierarchical Bayesian corrosion growth model based on in-line inspection data”.

  • Financial Support for attending 8th International Conference on Application of Statistics and Probability (ICASP8) in Sydney, Australia, the International Association for Civil Engineering Reliability and Risk Analysis (CERRA), 1999

  • International Graduate Student Scholarship, Western, 1997~1999

  • Guanghua Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 1994

  • Bao Steel Award, Tongji University, 1992

Professional Activities

  • Member, CSA Z662 (Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems) Reliability Based Design and Assessment Methodology Task Force (2007 - present)