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Department of Mechanical Engineering
PostDoc researcher

Dr. Peipei Li



Room: Maschinenbaugebäude 1, Raum U06

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Research interests

  • Structural reliability analysis and updating.
  • Structural reliability design
  • System reliability analysis methods.
  • Reliability-based structural optimization methods


Further information

  • 2023 - now: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chair for Reliability Engineering, TU Dortmund University, Germany.
  • 2022 – 2023: Postdoctoral fellow of the Institute of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • 2018 – 2022: Doctoral Degree in Structural Engineering, Department of Architecture and Building Engineering, Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan. Dissertation title: Reliability analysis under imperfect information and information updating. (Advisor: Prof. Y.G. Zhao)
  • 2015 – 2018: Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China. Dissertation title: Structural reliability assessment considering uncertainties of distribution parameters.
  • 2010 – 2014: Bachelor’s Degree in Bridge Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China.


  • Winner of the Student Paper Award at the 7th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and Its Applications (APSSRA2020), Tokyo, Japan. (First Author, 2020.10).
  • Excellent Paper Award at the 6th International Engineering Mechanics Forum (IEMForum 2020), Yokohama, Japan. (First author, 2021.2).
  • Best Doctor Paper Award at the 8th International Symposium on Reliability and Risk Management (ISRERM 2022), Hannover, Germany. (First author, 2022.9).



  • Yoneda Yoshimori Education Scholarship, Kanagawa University (2021)
  • Incentive scholarship, Kanagawa University (2021)
  • Yoneda Yoshimori Education Scholarship, Kanagawa University (2020)
  • Incentive scholarship, Kanagawa University (2020)
  • Excellent Student of Central South University, Central South University (2013)

Journal Paper:

  1. Li, P.P., Ren, L., Zhao, Y.G.* (2023): Efficient method for updating the failure probability of a deteriorating structure without repeated reliability analyses. Structural Safety. 102:102314.
  2. Zhao, Z., Zhao, Y.G., Li, P.P.* (2023): A novel decoupled time-variant reliability-based design optimization approach by improved extreme value moment method. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 229:108825.
  3. Pan, P.F., Yang W.W.*, Zhang, Y*, Li, P.P. (2023): Optimized strength modelling of foamed concrete using principal component analysis featurized regressors. Structures. 48:1730-1745.
  4. Li, P.P., Zhao, Y.G., Zhao, Z.* (2022): Efficient method for fully quantifying the uncertainty of failure probability. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 399: 115345.
  5. Li, P.P., Lu, Z.H.*, Zhao, Y.G. (2022): An effective and efficient method for structural reliability considering the distributional parametric uncertainty. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 106: 507–523.
  6. Zhao, Z., Zhao, Y.G., Li, P.P.* (2022): Efficient approach for dynamic reliability analysis based on uniform design method and Box-Cox transformation. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 172: 108967.
  7. Ren, L., Li, P.P.*, Zhao, Y.G. (2022): An efficient and effective method for reliability assessment of project duration. Quality Technology & Quantitative Management. 1-18.
  8. Li, P.P., Lu, Z.H.*, Zhao, Y.G. (2021): Bayesian updating of time-dependent structural reliability using the method of moment. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering. 7(4): 04021066.
  9. Li, P.P., Lu, Z.H., Zhao, Y.G.*(2021): Practical method for determining load and resistance factors using third-moment transformation. Structural Engineering and Mechanics. 80(2): 143–155.
  10. Ren, L.*, Zhang, H.Z., Li, P.P., Zhao, Y.G. (2021): Reliability evaluation of project completion time using fourth-moment normal transformation. Journal of structural engineering. B, 67: 279-285.
  11. Zhao, Y.G., Li, P.P., Lu, Z.H.* (2018): Efficient evaluation of structural reliability under imperfect knowledge about probability distributions. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 175: 160-170.


  1. Li, P.P., Zhao, Y.G.* (2021): Load and resistance factor design involving random variables with unknown probability distributions. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure. Boca Raton. CRC Press. pp. 425-450.