Dr. Ke KE joined the CNERC in February 2018 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests include steel connections, seismic engineering, and seismic resilience of steel structures. He is also interested in cross-disciplinary research such as seismic application of smart materials. Dr. Ke received his BSc degree in civil engineering from Hunan University and PhD in structural engineering from Tongji University. He worked as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Hunan University, and has published over forty academic papers in refereed journals and international academic conferences. He received the T.K. Hsieh Best Paper Award, ICE in 2018.