Dr Qing Quan Liang is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering in the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University in Australia. He is the Founder and President of Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS). He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and had served on the ASCE Technical Committees on Optimal Structural Design and on Composite Construction. He received the ASCE 2005 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from ASCE. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals, including Steel and Composite Structures ― An International Journal.
Associate Professor Liang's research focuses on developing efficient computational methods and computer simulation technologies for the optimal structural design and nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel-concrete composite structures, steel structures and concrete structures. He has contributed over 90 publications. He is the sole author of the research book entitled "Performance-Based Optimization of Structures: Theory and Applications" and of the textbook entitled "Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures" published by Taylor and Francis Group, and the co-author of the research book entitled "Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns". More than 85% of his journal articles were published in SCImago Journal Rank Q1 high impact international journals. Associate Professor Liang's teaching is directly informed by the latest research in structural engineering.