Dr Henry Tan

Dr Henry Tan
Dr Henry Tan
Dr Henry Tan

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

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+44 (0)1224 272684
Office Address

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

School of Engineering


Dr Henry Tan is a Senior Lecturer in Safety and Reliability Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from Tsinghua University, which US News & World Report ranked #1 of the Best Global Universities for Engineering. Dr Tan publishes scientific findings in top research journals, such as Physical Review Letters, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, and Safety Science. 

Dr Tan is a Chair Professor at Wuhan University. He is also the Chairman of the International Symposiums on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, a series that facilitates the multidisciplinary study of energy solutions from an international perspective, and 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), Invited Lecturer of the International Center for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Italy (2009).

Before joining Aberdeen, he was a Lecturer 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 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.


Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Engineering.

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Accepting PhDs

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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