Shenghan ZHANG 張聖涵


PhD, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Assistant Professor
Research Area
Research Interests
Structural Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Structural Health Monitoring
Fiber Optic Sensing
Structural Analysis

PhD, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


Selected Publications

Shenghan Zhang, Han Liu, Sanjay Govindjee, and Matthew DeJong. (2022). Strain Transfer Mechanisms and Mechanical Properties of Optical Fiber Cables. Sensors, 22(24), 9966.

Shenghan Zhang, Han Liu, Esam Darwish, Khalid Mosalam, and Matthew DeJong. (2022). Distributed fiber-optic strain sensing of an innovative reinforced concrete beam–column connection. Sensors, 22(10), 3957.

Peter Hubbard, James Xu, Shenghan Zhang, Matthew Dejong, Linqing Luo, Kenichi Soga, Carlo Papa et al. (2021). Dynamic structural health monitoring of a model wind turbine tower using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 11(3), 833-849.

Tsubasa Sasaki, Shenghan Zhang, Kenichi Soga, Linqing Luo, Barry Freifeld, Yoki Kitayama, Kyojiro Kawaguchi, and Hitoshi Sugiyama. (2021). Distributed fiber optic strain sensing of bending deformation of a well mockup in the laboratory. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 96, 104309.

Shenghan Zhang, Han Liu, Jeffery Cheng, and Matthew DeJong. (2021). A mechanical model to interpret distributed fiber optic strain measurement at displacement discontinuities. Structural Health Monitoring, 20(5), 2584-2603.

Han Liu, Shenghan Zhang, Abdoul Coulibaly, Jeffrey Cheng, and Matthew DeJong. (2021). Monitoring reinforced concrete cracking behavior under uniaxial tension using distributed fiber-optic sensing technology. Journal of Structural Engineering, 147(12), 04021212.

Shenghan Zhang, Han Liu, Abdoul Coulibaly, and Matthew DeJong. (2021). Fiber optic sensing of concrete cracking and rebar deformation using several types of cable. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 28(2), e2664.

Michele Godio, Francesco Vanin, Shenghan Zhang, and Katrin Beyer. (2019). Quasi-static shear-compression tests on stone masonry walls with plaster: Influence of load history and axial load ratio. Engineering Structures, 192, 264-278.

Shenghan Zhang, and Katrin Beyer. (2019). Numerical investigation of the role of masonry typology on shear strength. Engineering Structures, 192, 86–102.

Shenghan Zhang, Seyedeh Mohadeseh Taheri Mousavi, Nicolas Richart, Jean-François Molinari, and Katrin Beyer. (2017). Micro-mechanical finite element modeling of diagonal compression test for historical stone masonry structure. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 112, 122–132.

Shenghan Zhang, Martin Hofmann, and Katrin Beyer. (2018). A 2D typology generator for historical masonry elements. Construction and Building Materials, 184, 440–453.

Shenghan Zhang, Nicolas Richart, and Katrin Beyer. (2018). Numerical evaluation of test setups for determining the shear strength of masonry. Materials and Structures, 51(4), 110.

Jianbing Chen, and Shenghan Zhang. (2014). Probability density evolution analysis of nonlinear response of structures with non-uniform random parameters. Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 46(1), 136–144.

Jianbing Chen, and Shenghan Zhang. (2013). Improving Point Selection in Cubature by a New Discrepancy. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 35(5), A2121–A2149.

Open Positions

Postgraduate student positions (PhD or MPhil) and postdoctoral researcher positions are available. If you are interested, please send an email to with your CV and a brief summary of your research interests for inquiry.