Dr Henry Tan

Dr Henry Tan
Dr Henry Tan
Dr Henry Tan

Senior Lecturer


School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building (room 375), King's College, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, United Kingdom


Dr Henry Tan is a Senior Lecturer in Safety & Reliability Engineering of the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the Tsinghua University which is ranked #1 of the Best Global Universities for Engineering by the US News & World Report since 2015. His PhD thesis was awarded the First National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in 1999 by the State Council of China.

Dr Tan is a Chair Professor of Wuhan University. He is the Chairman of the 8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st International Symposiums on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, the series that facilitate the multidisciplinary study of energy solutions from an international perspective, and the Chairman of the International Symposium on Quantum Science and Technology.

Dr. Tan was a Guest Professor at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University, China (2008-2012). Prior to joining Aberdeen, he was a Lecturer in Extreme Loading and Design at the University of Manchester, England (2007-2009); a Research Scientist of the Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2003-2007); a Guest Professor of the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2004-2006); a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA (2001-2003); a Research Assistant Professor of the Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions, University of Utah, USA (1998-2001); and a Postdoctoral Research Associate (1997) of the School of Engineering, Brown University.


Teaching Responsibilities


1st half session:
Safety and Risk Management (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

2nd half session:
Applied Risk Analysis & Management (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Human Factors Engineering (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Process Design, Layout and Materials (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
MEng Group Design (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)


Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Subsea Integrity (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Fluid Dynamics (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Materials and Structures (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Blast and Fire Engineering (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Blast and Fire Resistant Structures (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

Explosion Engineering (University of Manchester, England)
Mechanical Design (University of Manchester, England)
Computation (University of Manchester, England)
Plasticity (University of Manchester, England)
Research Methodology (University of Manchester, England)

Simulation in Materials (Louisiana State University, United States)
Aircraft Structural Analysis (Louisiana State University, United States)
Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials (Louisiana State University, United States)
Engineering Materials Laboratory (Louisiana State University, United States)

Impact of Cellular Materials (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Italy)

Statics (Zhejiang University, China)


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