Imperial College London

Dr Ruizhi Zhang

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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Dr Ruizhi Zhang is a Research Associate in the Steel Structures Research Group at Imperial College London, and she is currently working on the EPSRC funded project — RESilient Infrastructure using STainless steel (RESIST). 

Her research expertise lies in the areas of testing, simulation and optimisation of metallic 3D printed structural members and resilience of steel framed structures. 

Ruizhi obtained her PhD in structural engineering from Imperial College London in 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Leroy Gardner. Ruizhi has co-supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects, and has peer reviewed submissions for technical journals including Thin-Walled Structures and Structures. She has also delivered several guest lectures at Tongji Universitiy and Chongqing University.



Zhang R, Gardner L, Amraei M, et al., 2023, Testing and analysis of additively manufactured stainless steel corrugated cylindrical shells in compression, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol:149, ISSN:0733-9399

Zhang R, Meng X, Gardner L, 2022, Shape optimisation of stainless steel corrugated cylindrical shells for additive manufacturing, Engineering Structures, Vol:270, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1-14

Huang C, Kyvelou P, Zhang R, et al., 2022, Mechanical testing and microstructural analysis of wire arc additively manufactured steels, Materials and Design, Vol:216, ISSN:0264-1275

Zhang R, Buchanan C, Matilainen V-P, et al., 2021, Mechanical properties and microstructure of additively manufactured stainless steel with laser welded joints, Materials and Design, Vol:208, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:1-20


Zhang R, Mohsen A, Piili H, et al., Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Cross‐sectional Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel Cylindrical Shells, SDSS 2022 - The International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures

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