The Institute of Structural Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University has a staff of39 people, which includes 1 Academician from the Chinese Academy of Engineering,1 member ofthe New Century Excellent Talentsfrom the Ministry of Education in China, 1 member ofthe AcademicLeaders in Chongqing, a total of 13 professors. 8 associate professors and 18 lecturers. The Institute includes Steel Structure Research Centre,PrestressedStructural Research Center, Research Center of Strengthening Structures and Modern Steel Structure Center. The research areas of the institute cover structural steel and hybrid composite structures, performance and design of concrete structures, prestressed structures, wood and bamboo structures, structural inspection and reinforcement. The institute is committed to long-term research work in the field ofstructural engineering and has so far completed 89 research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation and the national ministries in China, including 6national key researchprojects. Through theoretical and experimental research-based study,the institutefocuses on transformation and application of research results in national and local engineering construction. In recent years, the institute has published more than 400 domestic and foreign journal papers, obtained 3 national awards, 31 provincial awards, won 33 national invention patents,edited 19 national standards, 14 industry standards,published 4 monographs and 7nationaltextbooks under “11th Five-year Plan”. The Institute has made important contributionsin
all levels such as harnessing professionals forthe constructions and economic development for the whole country and Chongqing as well.