Prof. Yuxin PAN 潘宇鑫


PhD in Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Research Area
Research Interests
Earthquake engineering
Timber engineering
Innovative timber systems and hybrid buildings
Seismic analysis and modeling
Structural dynamics
Large-scale structural testing and health monitoring

PhD, The University of British Columbia


Dr Yuxin Pan is an Assistant Professor of structural, timber, and earthquake engineering at HKUST’s CIVL department. He specializes in the design and evaluation of innovative timber structural components and systems, with a focus on hazard-resilient timber and hybrid high-rise buildings for the next generation of sustainable urban development. He received his PhD in structural and earthquake engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2018. Prior to joining HKUST, he held Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow position at both UBC and University of Northern British Columbia, and worked as a Structural Engineer at BC Hydro, Canada. He is interested in performance-based design, advanced numerical modeling, large-scale laboratory and field testing, and deep learning-based structural health monitoring. 

Selected Publications

Pan, Y., Ventura, C.E., Li, T.*. (2021). “Sensor Placement and Seismic Response Reconstruction for Structural Health Monitoring using A Deep Neural Network”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 1-20.

Pan, Y., Ventura, C.E.*, Bebamzadeh, A., Motamedi, M. (2021). “Modelling of A Shake-table Tested Retrofitted Wood-frame Building Subjected to Subduction Ground Motions”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 50, 2510-2528.

Khajehpour, M., Pan, Y.*, Tannert, T. (2021). “Seismic Analysis of Hybrid Steel Moment Frame CLT Shear Walls Structures”, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 35(5), 04021059.

Li, T., Pan, Y.*, Tong, K., Ventura, C.E., de Silva, C.W. (2021). “Attention-based Sequence-to-sequence Learning for Online Structural Response Forecasting under Seismic Excitation”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 52(4), 2184-2200.

Pan, Y., Tannert, T.*, Kaushik, K., Xiong, H., Ventura, C.E. (2021). “Seismic Performance of a Proposed Wood-Concrete Hybrid System for High-rise Buildings”, Engineering Structures, 238, 112194.

Li, T., Pan, Y.*, Tong, K., Ventura, C.E., de Silva, C.W. (2021). “A Multi-scale Attention Network for Sensor Location Selection and Structural Seismic Response Prediction”, Computers and Structures, 248, 106507.

Zhang, X., Pan, Y.*, Tannert, T. (2021). “The Influence of Connection Stiffness on the Dynamic Properties and Seismic Performance of Tall Cross-laminated Timber Buildings”, Engineering Structures, 238, 112261.

Pan, Y.*, Ventura, C.E., Tannert, T. (2020). “Damage Index-based Fragility Assessment of Light-frame Wood Houses in Southwestern British Columbia under Long Duration Subduction Earthquakes”, Structural Safety, 84: 101940.

Pan, Y., Ventura, C.E.*, Xiong, H., Zhang, F., (2020). “Model Updating and Seismic Response of a Super Tall Building in Shanghai”, Computers and Structures, 239: 106285.

Shahnewaz, M.*, Pan, Y., Alam, M.S., Tannert, T. (2020). “Seismic Fragility Estimates for Cross-Laminated Timber Platform Building”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(12), 04020256.

Pan, Y.*, Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D. Xiong, H. (2019). “Effects of Ground Motion Duration on the Seismic Damage to and Collapse Capacity of a Mid-rise Woodframe Building”, Engineering Structures, 197: 198451.

Pan, Y.*, Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D. (2018). “Effects of Ground Motion Duration on The Seismic Performance and Collapse Rate of Light-Frame Wood Houses”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 144(8): 04018112.

Pan, Y.*, Ventura, C.E., Cheung, M. M. S. (2017). “Performance of Highway Bridges Subjected to Blast Loads”. Engineering Structures, 151, 788-801.

Zhang, F., Ventura, C.E., Xiong, H.*, Lu, W., Pan, Y., and Cao, J. (2017). “Evaluation of The Dynamic Characteristics of a Super Tall Building Using Data from Ambient Vibration and Shake Table Tests by a Bayesian Approach”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Vol 25:4 e2121.

Xiong, F., Xie, L.*, Ge, Q., Pan, Y, and Cheung, M. S. (2015). “Reconnaissance Report on Buildings Damaged During the Lushan Earthquake, 20th April 2013”, Natural Hazards, 76.1: 635-650.

Pan, Y., Chan, Y.B., Cheung, M.S.*. (2013). “Blast Loading Effects on a RC Slab-On-Girder Bridge Superstructure Using the Multi-Euler Domain Method”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(11), 1152-1163.