Delan Yin, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a forward-thinking engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the bridge-design industry, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
During her stint as chief bridge engineer for the China office of T.Y. Lin International (2005-2015), Yin’s project work and dedication to innovation, quality, and technical excellence were fully demonstrated. Being responsible for the Bridge Department’s design and project management functions, she oversaw the firm’s teams on numerous, long-span bridge projects. Among them were the partially cable-supported Twin River Bridges and Jialing River Bridge, and the steel truss arch Chaotianmen Bridge, all complex road-rail bridges in Chongqing, China.
Yin’s track record distinguishes her as an expert in structural analysis (both static and dynamic) as well as steel-bridge design. Her interest in bridge engineering history is tied to her passion for providing education and training for the next generation of bridge-design engineers and project managers. In the first decade of her career, she was a lecturer and associate professor at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, where she taught courses in steel structures and steel-bridge design and mentored graduate engineering students. She also worked on research projects for the National Science Foundation of China on such topics as the buckling and fatigue behavior of steel structures.
Her experience in the United States includes 10 years of structural design work in Houston, TX, mostly involving prestressed concrete and steel-plate girder bridges. Yin’s broad range of experience takes in a thorough understanding of AASHTO, ACI, UBC, and AISC codes, as well as Chinese Bridge design specifications.