Dr. Ying Huang

Associate Professor
Welch Faculty Fellow Professor
Office: CIE 201Q 
Phone: (701) 231-7651
Email: ying.huang@ndsu.edu


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, China

Interests Areas

  • Smart Materials and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Smart Cities and Autonomous Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Pavement and Traffic Monitoring
  • Pipeline Corrosion Protection and Mitigation
  • Railroad Damage and Defect Assessment
  • Big Data for Civil Engineering Application
  • Emergency Evacuation for Multi-Hazards
  • Earthquake Engineering, Multi-Hazard Assessment and Mitigation
  • Finite Element Modeling

Professional/Teaching Experience

Prof. Ying Huang currently is an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Dakota State University. She obtained her Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2012. Since 2012, Dr. Huang joined North Dakota State University as a faculty till now. Dr. Huang teaches or taught nine civil engineering undergraduate and graduate courses with high student rating, including CE204 (Surveying, offered in fall semester), CE303 (Materials, offered in spring semester), and CE303L (Materials Laboratory, offered in spring semester), etc., which have more than 100 enrollment each year, in addition to CE456/656 Railroad Planning and Design, CE452/652 Introduction to Oil/Gas Pipeline Design, CE 458/658 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures, CE441/641 Finite Element Analysis, CE782 Introduction to Intelligent Infrastructure. She was or currently is a major advisor for 18 graduate students (12 Ph. D.s and 6 Masters), and six undergraduate research assistants, in addition to advisory committee member for 52 graduate students from civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, construction engineering, and statistics, etc.


Dr. Huang’s research backgrounds are in steel corrosion protection and mitigation, smart cities and autonomous systems, smart materials and structural health monitoring, intelligent transportation systems, pavement and traffic monitoring, railroad damage and defect assessment, big data for civil engineering application, and emergency evacuation for multi-hazards. Dr. Huang obtained over $2.5 million research grants from NSF, U.S. DOT, NASA, etc. She possess two US approved and pending patents, published over 70 high quality peer reviewed publications that include one book chapter, 33 journals, and 38 conference papers, which were cited 500 times with an i10-index of 14 (Till Oct 2018). She has more than 14 keynote and invited presentations and 23 international and national presentations. Dr. Huang received numerous awards including the 2018 Welch Faculty Fellow Professor, 2018 NSF CAREER Award, the 2017 NDSU College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2017 NDSU Centennial Award, 2016 NDSU Forward Leap Research Award, and 2015 NDSU Ozbun Economic Development Award.

Academic Highlights

Dr. Huang is an associate editor and editorial board member for five international journals, committee member for five distinguishing professional society such as ASCE Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings Committee, ASTM Fiber Optic Practices Committee, and SPIE Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies Committee. She organizes and modulates five international conferences such as ASME IMECE, IWSHM, SHMII, SPIE Smart Structures & NDE Conference, and the ASCE Pipelines Conference. She is a grant reviewer for NSF CMMI Program, U.S. DOT PHMSA R&D Program, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore R & D, and Energy Market Authority of Singapore R & D. Dr. Huang is also a frequent peer reviewer for more than 50 international top leading journals (more than 40 journals as reviewer) and conferences, reviewing more than 80 papers per year.

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