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Building Safety and Resilience


Professor USMANI Asif Sohail

  • Further Development of OpenSees structures-in-fire (SiF) Simulation (Competitive Research Grant)
  • Investigation of the Fire Performance of Stainless Steel Composite Structures (Central Research Grant)
  • Simulating Large-scale Progressive Collapse of Tall Buildings and Bridges, (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme award, RGC Hong Kong, HK$ 730,000)
  • Collapse analysis of Plasco building using OpenSees, (CNERC Hong Kong Branch, HK$ 279,056)
  • Smart Firefighting for the Greater Bay Area, Co-I with Dr Huang (RISUD, PolyU HK$ 1,119,720)
  • SureFire: Smart Urban Resilience and Firefighting, (Theme-based Research Scheme, RGC Hong Kong, HK$ 33.333 Million) – PhD and Post-doctoral research positions AVAILABLE !!!

 Professor CHEN Mingli

  • Pioneer Observations of Upward Lightning Initiated from Tall Grounded Structures (Competitive Research Grant)
  • New Approach for Evaluating the Effect of Electromagnetic Field Propagating over Rough Earth Surface with Lightning Data and Its Result Interpretation with Modelling (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Study of the Leader Evolution and its Associated Space Electric Field based on VHF Source Mapping and Electric Field Measurement of Lightning Downward Leaders (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Study of the Effect of Hydrometeor Dynamics on Lightning Initiations Within a Thundercloud Based on Cloud Modelling and Lightning Observations (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Modelling of Currents, Lights and Electromagnetic Fields of Lightning Return Strokes Based on Maxwell Integral Equations and its Validations with Observations (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Probing of the Low Ionosphere Based on a Lightning Sferic Detection Network with a Ray Theory Based Earth-Ionosphere-Waveguide Model (RGC General Research Fund)

Professor DU Yaping

  • Evaluation of Lightning Surges in Radio Base Stations for Mobile Communication (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Developing the Traveling Wave Theory for Lightning Transients on Vertical Structures (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Lightning-Generated Electromagnetic Transients in a Planar Structure Using a PEEC Approach (RGC General Research Fund)
  • A Stable Extended FDTD Thin-Wire Model for Lightning Surge Analysis (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Development of an Extended FDTD Thin-wire Model for Lightning Surge Analysis (Central Research Grant)

Dr HUANG Xinyan

  • Fundamental Study on the Firebrand Ignition of Building Insulation Materials (Competitive Research Grant)
  • Microgravity Combustion and Fire Safety in Space Applications
  • Thermal Safety of Energy Storage Materials
  • Wildland Fire Dynamics and Fire Ecology

Dr LAI Hung Kit

  • Optimisation of Operating Resources and Carbon Footprints for Attaining Sustainable Commercial Buildings (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Development of an Analytic Facilities Management Performance Evaluation Method for Hospital Buildings (RGC General Research Fund)
  • Optimisation of Operating Resources and Carbon Footprints for Attaining Sustainable Commercial Buildings (Central Research Grant)
  • Building Operation and Maintenance: Key Performance Indicators for Commercial Buildings and Manpower in Hong Kong

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