Dr David Lange

Senior Lecturer - Structural Eng

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 56646


David Lange joined the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland in early 2018 as a lecturer in Structural Fire Engineering. His background is in Structural Fire Safety Engineering, including risk and performance based design methodoloiges and structural mechanics under high temperature. He has several years of experience working in the research and education sector in Europe, where he has participated in a wide range of projects including coordination of a Horizon 2020 research and innovation action and as principal or co-investigator in a variety of nationally and internationally funded projects in the field of fire safety engineering.

His research interests follow two main tracks: structural fire engineering and infrastructure resilience. In the field of fire safety, his work includes: the study of steel, concrete and composite structures exposed to fire; the response of modern engineeried timber structures to fire; studies of the fire performance of novel materials including load bearing glass and composite structures; travelling fires; uncertainty quantification and probabilsitic design. In the field of critical infrastructure resileince, he has studied the enrichment of risk management methodologies with the resiults of resilience assessment studies and the operationalisation of resilience to various infrastructure sectors and communities which may be exposed to natural disasters.

Research Interests

  • Structural Fire Engineering
    The behavior and performance of traditional and novel construction materials, structures, elements and systems exposed to high temperature as a result of fires in buildings.
  • Probabilistic, risk and performance based design
    This includes both the development and application of probabilistic methods and performance based design methodologies to the design of structures for fire; as well as the definition of performance goals for these methodologies.
  • Infrastructure resilience
    The application of resilience concepts to modern infrastructure and the communities which infrastructure assets and systems support


  • Master of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • McLaggan, Martyn S., Hidalgo, Juan P., Osorio, Andres F., Heitzmann, Michael, Carrascal, Jeronimo, Lange, David, Maluk, Cristian and Torero, Jose L. (2019). The Material Library of Cladding Materials. UQ eSpace. (Collection) doi: 10.14264/uql.2019.441

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision