Basic Information

 

YEO Sok Yee

 Distinguished Research Fellow

  PhD (Arch), MA (Conservation studies),  BSc with merits (Biology)

 

Research interests

  • Structural mechanism of traditional timber structures

  • Historic building conservation

  • Conservation science

Contact

Email:

yeosokyee@xjtu.edu.cn

yeosokyee@outlook.com

Mailing address:

Department of Architecture 

School of Human Settlement & Civil Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Qujiang Campus, West 1 block
No. 99, Yanxiang road, Yanta district
Xi’an city, Shaanxi province, 710054, China
 
Education background & Working experiences

Education background

Sep 2009 - May 2016      PhD in Architecture, Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China

  (Thesis topic: Structural performance of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013       Overseas research student, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013       (RISH), Kyoto University, Japan

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013        Overseas research student, RISH, Kyoto University, Japan

Oct 2005 - Sep 2006        MA in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), University of York, UK

 (Dissertation topic: Cross cultural assessment of ecological value on historic buildings and monuments: UK & Singapore)

Jul 1998 - Jun 2002          BSc (Biology) with Merits, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Working experiences 

Jan 2019 – to-date           Distinguished Research Fellow (Full-time), Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Jun 2016 – Dec 2018       Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Full-time), Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China
Sep 2009 – May 2016      Research Assistant (Part-time), Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China
Nov 2007 – Aug 2009      Historic Building Researcher (Full-time), Hsin-Yi Chung Architecture Company,
Nov 2007 – Aug 2009      Taiwan, China
Sep 2007 – Oct 2007       Archival Consultant (Project-based), Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore
Jan 2007 – Aug 2007       Intern (Temporary Position), Preservation of Monuments Board, Singapore
May 2002 – Aug 2005      Project Officer (Full-time), Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore
Nov 2000 Apr 2002       Assistant Project Coordinator (Temp position), Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore

 

Academic related positions, awards etc.

Academic related positions

  • International Council on Mounuments and Sites (ICOMOS): Member for Singapore (since 2017)
  • Reviewer for International Journals:

International Journal of Architectural Heritage (SCIE)

Advances in Structural Engineering (SCIE)

Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering (SCIE)

Earthquake and Structures, An International Journal (SCIE)

Engineering Structures (SCIE)

 

Awards etc
  • 2018: Recipient for Xi'an Jiaotong University "Young Talent Support Plan"
  • 2017: Recipient for ‘Excellent Paper Award for Young Scholars’ at EAAC2017
  • 2013-2014: Recipient for Taiwan ‘NCKU Department of Architecture Graduate Student Scholarship’
  • 2012: Recipient for Singapore ‘Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in Humanities’
  • 2012-2013: Recipient for Taiwan ‘NCKU Transnational Study and Research Scholarship Grant’
  • 2012: Recipient for Japan ‘RISH-Kyoto University Short Term Study Grant’
  • 2011: Recipient for Taiwan ‘NCKU Department of Architecture PhD Student Scholarship’
  • 2009-2012: Recipient for Taiwan ‘NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship’
Scientific Research

Book chapters

  1. Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Lin Chung, Yu-Hsiang Yeh, Min-Fu Hsu, Akihisa Kitamori, Takuro Mori, Hiroshi Isoda (In-press). Shear Resistance Performance of Traditional Timber Beam-Column Connections Reinforced by Self-tapping Screws. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  2. Yeo Sok Yee, Ho Weng Hin, Tan Kar Lin (2019). Timber structures. In: Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) eds. URA-ICOMOS Conservation Technical Handbook series: Volume 4 – Structure [online]. 1st ed. Singapore: URA. pp. 39-53. [Viewed 1 September 2019]. Available from: https://www.ura.gov.sg/-/media/Corporate/Guidelines/Conservation/Best-Practices/Volume-4-Structure.pdf?la=en
  3. S. Y. Yeo, M. F. Hsu, K. Komatsu, W. S. Chang (2013). Dynamic characteristics of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber structures. Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIII, ed. Brebbia, C.A., 481-490. Southampton: WIT Press. DOI:doi.org/10.2495/STR130401

Journal articles 

  1. Sok Yee Yeo, Min-Fu Hsu, Kohei Komatsu, Yu-Lin Chung, Wen-Shao Chang. 2018. Structural behaviour of traditional Dieh-Dou timber main frame. Special issue on “Existing Timber Structures”, International Journal of Architectural Heritage 12 (4):555–577. DOI:doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2018.1442518SCIE
  2. 郭禎涵,鍾育霖,楊淑燕,葉玉祥,徐明福,2018,傳統疊斗式木構造接頭抗彎行為研究,《文化資產保存学刊》,43期,頁19-34,文化部文化資產局,台中。 
  3. Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Lin Chung, Min-Fu Hsu (2017). Structural behaviour of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber beam-column connection. Journal of Cultural Heritage Conservation, 39: 7-21.
  4. Sok Yee Yeo, Kohei Komatsu, Min-Fu Hsu, Zeli Que (2016). Mechanical model for complex brackets system of the Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber structures. Advances in Structural Engineering, 19(1):65-85. DOI:doi.org/10.1177/1369433215618269SCIE
  5. Sok Yee Yeo, Min-Fu Hsu, Kohei Komatsu, Yu-Lin Chung, Wen-Shao Chang (2016). Shaking table test of the Taiwanese Traditional Dieh-Dou Timber Frame, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 10(5): 539–557. DOI:doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2015.1009574SCIE
  6. S.Y. Yeo, M.F. Hsu, W.S. Chang, J.L. Chen (2011). Life Cycle Assessment of Timber Components in Taiwan Traditional Temples. Procedia Engineering, 14: 2683-2691. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.337
Conference articles
  1. Sok-Yee Yeo, Hsuan-I Hung, Yu-Lin Chung, Min-Fu Hsu (2019). A preliminary numerical analysis study on the oriental historic timber-frame buildings. The 2nd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Wood Mechanics (CompWood 2019). Växjö, Sweden, 17-19 June 2019. 
  2. Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Chih Huang, Yu-Lin Chung, Yu-Hsiang Yeh, Min-Fu Hsu (2018). Out-of-plane Behaviour of the Taiwanese Traditional Complex Bracket Systems. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). Seoul, Korea, 20-23 August 2018.
  3. Yu-Lin Chung, Yu-Chih Huang, Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Hsiang Yeh, Min-Fu Hsu (2018). Seismic behaviour of the traditional Dieh-Dou type Timber roof frame when subjected to in-plane shaking. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). Seoul, Korea, 20-23 August 2018.
  4. Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Lin Chung, Yu-Hsiang Yeh, Min-Fu Hsu, Akihisa Kitamori, Takuro Mori, Hiroshi Isoda (2017). Shear Resistance Performance of Traditional Timber Beam-Column Connections Reinforced by Self-tapping Screws. International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture (EAAC). Tianjin, China, 13-17 October 2017. (Recipient for ‘Excellent Paper Award for Young Scholars’ at EAAC 2017)
  5. Yu-Lin Chung, Sok Yee Yeo, Yu-Hsiang Yeh, Wen-Shao Chang, Min-Fu Hsu (2017). Flexible performance of traditional timber joints with various joint. Timber Structures 2017: the 1st International Conference on Timber Structures and Engineering. New Forest, UK, 13-15 June 2017.
  6. Yeo, S.-Y., Kitamori, A., Aoyama, T., Chung, Y.-L., Mori, T., Hsu, M.-F., Komatsu, K., Isoda, H. (2016) Lateral shear performance of traditional Taiwanese timber column with half and full-penetrating beams. World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). Vienna, Austria, 22-25 August 2016.
  7. Kitamori, A., Yeo, S.-Y., Aoyama, T., Chung, Y.-L., Mori, T., Hsu, M.-F., Komatsu, K., Isoda, H. (2016). Experimental study on restoring force of Japanese traditional column combined with tie beam and bearing block. The 14th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). Vienna, Austria, 22-25 August 2016.
  8. Sok Yee Yeo, Min-Fu Hsu, Kohei Komatsu, Yu-Lin Chung, Wen-Shao Chang (2014). Damage behavior of Taiwanese Traditional Dieh-Dou Timber Frame. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE). Quebec city, Canada, 10-14 August 2014.
  9. 小松幸平、北守顕久、中島昌一、藤田和彦、小松賢司、Yeo Sok Yee (2014). 全ネジスクリュー斜め打ちによる集成材のせん断性能向上効果. In: JWRS (Japan Wood Research Society), 64th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Matsuyama, Japan, 13-15 March 2014. Ehime: JWRS.
  10. S. Y. Yeo, M. F. Hsu, K. Komatsu, W. S. Chang (2013). Dynamic characteristics of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber structures. In: WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (131): 481-490, The 13th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture (STREMAH 2013); New Forest, UK, 25-27 June 2013. Southampton: WIT. 
  11. Yeo Sok Yee, Kohei Komatsu, Hsu Min-Fu, Chang Wen-Shao, Takehiro Wakita, Yasuo Kataoka (2013). A Preliminary Study on the Structural Stiffness of Taiwanese Traditional Dieh-Dou Asymmetric Timber Frame. In: Proceedings of the JWRS (Japan Wood Research Society), The 63th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Morioka, Japan, 27-29 March 2013. Iwate: JWRS.
  12. Yeo Sok Yee, Chang Wen-Shao, Hsu Min-Fu, Kohei Komatsu (2011). The structural behaviour of timber frame under various roof weights - using Taiwanese traditional Die-Dou timber frame as case study. In: Proceedings of the East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference (EAAC), 12-14 May 2011. Singapore: NUS.
  13. S. Y. Yeo, M. F. Hsu, W. S. Chang & J. L. Chen (2011). Life Cycle Assessment of Timber Components in Taiwan Traditional Temples. The Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, (EASEC), 26-28 January 2011, Hong Kong SAR, China.

  14. Sok Yee Yeo, Wen-Shao Chang, Min-Fu Hsu (2010). A Preliminary Research on the Life Cycle of Historic Timber Building in Taiwan – using eight traditional temples as a case study. In: Proceedings of the JWRS (Japan Wood Research Society), 60th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, 17-19 March 2010. Miyazaki: JWRS.
  15. 徐明福、张纹韶、杨淑燕、商博渊,2009,木构造古迹或历史建筑生命周期评估之研究 - 以台南市金华府为例,古迹暨历史建筑保存科技研讨会,20091016日,台北,中国台湾。

Projects: Scientific

  1. 2018: Bureau of Cultural Heritage (BOCH) 4th-year R&D Project - Seismic analysis and structural repair techniques for traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame (PG10703-0158); NTD 888,000; Participating

  2. 2017: BOCH 3rd-year R&D Project - The In-Plane and Out-of-Plane structural behavior of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame (RG10612-0328); NTD 1,176,000; Participating

  3. 2016: BOCH 2nd -year R&D Project - Structural performance of the Taiwanese traditional beam-column system subjected to bi-axial bending (RG10507-0026); NTD 1,192,000; Participating

  4. 2015: BOCH 1st -year R&D Project: Structural performance of the traditional Nuki-column system (RG10412-0268); NTD 1,357,000; Participating

  5. 2012-2013: Personal overseas study - Investigation on the Structural Performance of Taiwanese Traditional Dieh-Dou Wooden Frame Structures with Bracket Complex (Kumimono); SGD 10,000 & NTD 127,500; Leading

  6. 2012-2013: Taiwan “NSC” Research Project -Static tests on the Effect of Roof Weight on Structural Bahaviour of Traditional Dieh-Dou Timber Structures in Taiwan (NSC101-2221-E-006-258); NTD 926,000; Participating

  7. 2011-2012: Taiwan “NSC” Research Project: Dynamic Behaviour of Traditional Dieh-Dou Timber Structures (NSC100-2221-E-006-225); NTD 706,000; Participating

  8. 2010: International collaboration between NCKU and RISH, Kyoto University, Japan - Static tests on Taiwanese Dieh-Dou Wooden Frames; NTD 359,000; Participating

  9. 2010: Taiwan “ABRI” - Monuments and Historical Building Preservation, Restoration and Renovation Science and Technology Project: Sub-project 2 Structural Safety Appraisal Handbook on the Taiwanese Traditional Timber Frames; NTD 950,000; Participating

  10. 2009: Taiwan “ABRI” - Monuments and Historical Building Preservation, Restoration and Renovation Science and Technology Project: Sub-project 1 Study on the Life Cycle Evaluation of the Taiwanese Traditional Timber Structures – using traditional temple buildings as case studies; NTD 915,000; Participating

 

Projects: Research and Investigation, Conservation etc.

2019 - to-date

  1. 2019 - on-going:  Preliminary work on the traditional timber frame inspection of two national monuments (Da Xiong Bao Dian & Tian Wang Dian) of Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore; Leading

2009 - 2018 (Doctoral studies & post-Doc term in Taiwan)

  1. 2018 Research and Conservation Proposal for Tainan city historic building: Long-Chi government officer’s residence; Participated
  2. 2017 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kaohsiung city historic building: Kaohsiung port train signal station; Participated
  3. 2016-2017 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kaohsiung city historic building: Kaohsiung train station; Participated
  4. 2016 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kaohsiung city historic building: Song family building complex; Participated
  5. 2015 Research and Conservation Proposal for National Cheng Kung University Principal’s residence; Participated

2007 - 2009 (Employment term in Taiwan)

  1. 2008 Research and Conservation Proposal for Hsinchu county Historic Building: Da-Shan-Bei Le-Shan Temple; Participated
  2. 2008 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kee-Lung city Historic Building: Military Officers’ Japanese Vernacular Houses; Participated
  3. 2008 Hsinchu city Cultural Heritage Management and Disaster Preventive Project – Using Hsinchu city Historic Building Xin Zhi-Ping Principal’s Residential House as case study; Participated
  4. 2008 Preliminary Research and Conservation Proposal for Zhang-Liao Ancestral Hall of Yunlin County; Participated
  5. 2009 Research and Conservation Proposal for Hsinchu county Conservation Buildings: Hukou Military Armoured Section Housing Clusters; Participated
  6. 2009 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kaohsiung city Historic building: Chi-Hou Tian-Hou Temple; Participated
  7. 2009 Research and Conservation Proposal for Kaohsiung city Historic building: Chiang Kai-Shek Temporary Presidential Office; Participated

Teaching experiences

In-campus teachings (during doctoral and post-doc period)

2016 - 2018

  • Lectures given for the Architecture undergraduates taking the “Chinese ancient architectural history” and “Building construction” modules:

 (1) Traditional building construction;

 (2) Decorations of traditional buildings;

 (3) Vernacular architecture of multi-ethnic groups in China;

 (4) Introduction of traditional timber structures in cultural heritage

2010 - 2011

  • Field visits lectures for the Architecture undergraduates on the “Taiwanese architectural history” module 

Off-campus teachings

2017

  • Shih Chien University, Taiwan; Invited lecture for postgraduates on the “Chinese ancient architectural history” module; Topic: “Traditional building construction”

2016

  • NCREE, Taiwan; Invited lecture for NCREE researchers on traditional timber structure; Topic: “Structural behaviour of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame”

2012 (Feb 23 - 25)

  • National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture; Co-organized a 3-day workshop entitled “The 2nd NUS-Tan Chin Tuan Annual Workshop - Timber Architecture Conservation and Repair Techniques” at NUS-TTCL Centre for Asian Built Heritage, Melaka, Malaysia.