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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver


Structural Engineering



Research areas in structural engineering include:

  • Complex Structural Modeling
  • Structural Dynamic Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Bridge Retrofit Techniques
  • Bridge Vibration due to Traffic Loading
  • Structural Condition Evaluation
  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Consulting interests include:

  • Bridge Analysis and Design
  • Structural Dynamic Analysis
  • Structural Seismic Analysis and Design
  • Structural Condition Analysis
  • Bridge Retrofit Design
  • Bridge Bearings and Expansion Joints

Faculty Information

Cheng Yu Li, PhD, PE, SE, Assistant Professor: CTT
Structural Engineering
Office: North Classroom 3023 E


  • BS in Civil Engineering from Northeast Forestry University, China in 1983
  • MS Structural Engineering from Northeast Forestry University, China in 1986
  • PhD in Structural Engineering from Arizona State University in 1995


Related Courses

  • CVEN 4575: Structural Steel Design
  • CVEN 4585: Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CVEN 5111: Structural Dynamics
  • CVEN 5575: Advanced Topics in Structural Steel Design
  • CVEN 5585: Advanced Topics in Reinforced Concrete
  • CVEN 5800: Special Topics - Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVEN 5800: Special Topics - Structural Earthquake Engineering

For complete, up-to-date course descriptions, visit the CU Denver academic catalog and search for the course numbers listed above.