Dr. Cancan Yang – Faculty of Engineering
Cancan Yang

Dr. Cancan Yang


Prestressed concrete bridges, structural application of novel materials, damage mitigation, accelerated bridge construction, seismic resiliency and sustainability, large-scale structural testing, nonlinear structural analysis, reinforced concrete structures

Areas of Specialization

Research Clusters

Current status

  • Accepting graduate students

  • Assistant Professor

    Civil Engineering


Dr. Cancan Yang received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Structural and Earthquake Engineering) in 2019 at University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (UB). She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Chongqing University (China) and UB respectively.

Dr. Yang’s research focuses on highway bridge engineering, specifically regarding precast concrete bridges. She uses experimental and computational methods to investigate structural systems and materials that can reduce earthquake-induced damage to precast concrete bridges. Her research contributes to deploying accelerated bridge construction in seismic regions.

Block Heading

  • B.Sc. (Chongqing University)
  • M.Sc., Ph.D. (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York)