Dr. Yu Wang

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room LG05

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Current positions

Lecturer in Civil Engineering


I have had a long standing academic background in computational fluid dynamics and numerical modelling of mass transfer in porous materials. I had varied research experiences in a wide range of areas covering civil, environmental, physical geographical, material and mechanical engineering applications and related fundamental sciences.

I did a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology in China, an MSc in Engineering Mechanics at Chonqing University in China, and a PhD in Civil Engineering at Aston University in the UK. Following my PhD, I had 7 years of post-doc research experience at the University of Bristol, Imperial College London and the University of Plymouth.  I moved to Salford in 2007 when I was appointed as an RCUK Academic Fellow working in the area of engineering materials. I am now a lecturer in civil engineering.

Areas of research

Materials, Structures, Environment, Modelling, Fluid Dynamics


  • Civil Engineering Application
  • Construction Materials
  • Introduction to Structural Design with Computer Applications - Building Materials Durability
  • Further Design with Applications to Building Structures – Fire
  • Bridge Engineering – Durability/Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Capillarity of porous media
  • Fluid flow in porous media
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Finite element methods, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics
  • Unsaturated soils, Constructed wetlands, Concrete durability, composites manufacturing.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BEng,
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • MICE
  • FHEA