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Biography After Professor An received a BEng (Hons) and a MSc in Civil Engineering from Chang’an University in 1983 and Xian Jiaotong University in 1990, respectively, he was a Civil Engineer and then a Chief Civil Engineer in two Design & Research Institutes for more than nine years. He was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham in 1993, and then he joined Heriot-Watt University as a PhD Research Student in 1994 and received his PhD in 1997. He was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Liverpool JM University and then a Lecturer in 1997. He joined Coventry University in 2001 and was a Lecturer and the Director of the Engineering Design Research Centre (EDRC) until May 2003. He re-joined the University of Birmingham in June 2003 and was a Reader Professor of Construction and Risk Management, the Director of MSc/PGDip in Construction Management, MSc/PGDip in Civil Engineering, and MSc/PGDip in Civil Engineering & Management programmes, Leader of Construction Project and Risk Management, Leader of the JBM Accreditation Response Committee on H&S, Leader of MEng Management Research Projects until May 2016. He joined the University of Salford as a Professor of Construction and Risk Management in June 2016, and the Leader of Infrastructure Research Group. He has worked as a Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer, a Reader and then a Professor for about twenty-six years.

Professor An is also an Honorary Professor in two overseas Universities (China and Portugal); Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board for 12 International Journals (UK, Canada, USA and India). He has been involved in the development of new techniques and methodologies to facilitate design, construction and maintenance reliability and safety risk analysis and management in the fields of civil, construction, highway, railway, oil & gas, nuclear and transportation industries. This work has been sustained over the past forty years and has resulted in more than 200 technical papers in academic journals and at conferences related to project design, construction process, railway, highway, offshore oil & gas, nuclear, and transportation safety and reliability. A research network with a wide range of industrial partners including more than 30 major industrial players (end user of the research) has been established, and much information has been collected in these fields. There have been already many interesting findings, which have firmly established the research in this area at an excellent international level. His research work has been funded from a variety of sources including EPSRC, EU, government agencies and industry. He was/is a PI of 2 EPSRC grants, 1 EU grant and 1 DfT grant, a Co-I of 1 EPSRC and 2 EU grants, and a PI/Co-I of 18 industrial financed contracts. He is currently involved as a Co-I in about 8 funded research projects. Furthermore, He has successfully supervised 30 research students (28 PhDs and 2 MPhils), 6 RFs, 2 RAs and 13 Visiting Research Scholars. He is currently supervising 7 PhDs and co-supervising 1 PhD. He has also supervised more than 280 MSc and MEng projects. He has delivered many workshops to transfer research results to the industry. His research works have led to improvements in processes and practices and the publication of best-practice for the wider improvement of performance in the industrial companies. He has been awarded two special prize, two first-prizes and two second prizes in advanced science and technology for my scientific research, and many excellent keynote lecture awards at the conferences and best paper awards.
Research Interests Construction Safety and Risk Management, Project risk assessment and management, Railway & Highway Safety and Reliability Analysis (systems and Infrastructures), Offshore Oil & Gas Safety and Risk Assessment, Nuclear Reliability Assessment and Management.
Teaching and Learning • Discipline Research Project, CRN 28681/32018, Level 6.
• Value and Risk Management, CRN 55423/55616, Level 7.
• Construction Health and Safety and Environment, CRN 54072/55646, Level 7.
• Research Methods, all of MSc programmes in Built Environment, Level 7.
• MSc Dissertation Co-ordinator, all of MSc programmes in Built Environment, Level 7.
• MSc Individual Project supervision, all of MSc programmes in Built Environment in the areas of risk management, project management, health & safety management in construction sites, asset management, construction waste management, lean construction, construction management, contracts, quantity survey etc.
• Supply Chain Management in the Built Environment, CRN 32702/32703, Level 7.
• Financial & Risk Management, CRN 31200-I2, 31201-I5, 33779, 34010, 34011, Level 7
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics The PhD applications are welcome in:
• Construction Safety and Risk Management,
• Project risk assessment and management,
• Railway & Highway Safety and Reliability Analysis (systems and Infrastructures),
• Offshore Oil & Gas Safety and