Prof. Kai Qian is doctoral supervisor at Guilin University of Technology (GLUT). He is the Chair of the College of Civil Engineering and Architecture at GLUT. He is also a recipient of National Natural Science Funds for Excellent Youth Scholars, a backbone member of Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, a committee board member of Singapore Section of ASCE, a vice-chairman of the Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists, a vice-chairman of the Youth Committee of Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Reduction in Infrastructure of Seismological Society of China, a member of ASCE Multihazard Mitigation Committee, a member of ASCE Disproportionate Collapse Committee.

   His research areas include basic theory of structures to resist progressive collapse, innovated precast concrete structures and its application in practical projects, new materials and solid waste re-utilization. He has presided several national or provincial projects including three projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China.

   Prof. Qian published 2 academic books and 80 articles indexed by SCI (h-index = 23) in a wide variety of high-level journals in the field structural engineering. 2 papers were included in the top 1% of cited papers in ESI and 12 papers were published in ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering. The total citation of his publication was exceeded 1600 times (Google Scholar). He owns 10 authorized invention patents and software copyrights and published 2 books either Chinese or English. He participated in the compilation of one national standard. Additionally, he is a reviewer for 20 high-level leading journals, such as ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, International Journal of Impact Engineering, etc.