Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Miss Qianqian Li

PhD Student


Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Qianqian is interest in complex networks and its application to infrastructure systems. Her PhD focuses on analysing the resilience of critical infrastructure system under extreme climate change. 

Recent activities and achievements

Research projects:
2018 Summer: Exploring Factors Influencing Resources Utilisation Efficiency in Cites Using Statistical Approach of Network Typology
2017 Summer: Ecological Network Analysis of intra-city Metabolism of Functional Urban Areas in England and Wales.
2016 Summer: Mapping RISE Intellectual Horizon.



MEng Architectural Engineering Design (Class One Honors)

Research project(s)

Mapping RISE Intellectual Horizon

A co-citation analysis gauges the distance and relation of different records based on their concurrence in the cited references of a third publication (co-occurrence coupling). As such, two publications are considered connected if they appear in the references of another record where the weight and strength of their connection is...


(2020). On the use of random graphs in analysing resource utilization in urban systems. The Royal Society , (Full Text)., Abstract: Urban resource models increasingly rely on implicit network formulations. Resource consumption behaviours documented in the existing empirical studies are ultimately by-products of the network abstractions underlying these models. Here, we present an analytical formulation and examination of a...
Tan, L.M.; Arbabi, H.; Li, Q.; Sheng, Y.; Densley Tingley, D.; Mayfield, M.; Coca, D. (2018). Ecological network analysis on intra-city metabolism of functional urban areas in England and Wales. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 138 (), pp. 172-182. (Full Text)., Abstract: The UK has one of the world’s most urbanised societies where nearly 83% of the total population lives in cities. The continuing population growth could lead to increases in environmental pollutions and congestion within cities. The framework of urban metabolism uses an analogy between cities and...