Yanyan Sha

Associate Professor

Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science
KE E-235


Dr. Yanyan Sha is an Associate Professor within the field of civil and marine structures at University of Stavanger. He holds a PhD degree from The University of Western Australia. He has led and participated in a number of research and industrial projects in Norway, Australia and China. He has published more than 40 papers and presented invited talks at international conferences and workshops. He also teaches and coordinates structural engineering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a member of the International Association of Protective Structures and serves as a reviewer for a number of top journals and conferences.

His research interests include:

  • Ship collision with bridge and offshore structures
  • Structural response under blast and impact loads
  • Structural damage identification and strengthening
  • Sustainable design and construction of civil and marine structures


  • 2019.08-Present, Associate Professor, University of Stavanger
  • 2019.05-2019.07, Senior Engineer, Aker Solutions
  • 2019.03-2019.04, Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 2015.03-2019.03, Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology