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Major Research Areas of CEE Staff

Staff of the CEE Department are dedicated to carry our fundamental and application-oriented research to develop scientific, engineering and management solutions that are appropriate to sustain the urban development in densely-populated cities, such as Hong Kong, in Mainland China and other major cities in Asia.

The major research areas of CEE staff are:

Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering

kwchau

Prof. K.W. Chau

PhD, Queensland U, Australia

Tel: 2766 6014

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chau-k-w  

Research Interests:

 

Coastal Hydraulics, Water Quality Modelling, Circulation Modelling

 

 hfduan

Dr H.F. Duan

PhD, HKUST

Tel: 3400 8449

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/duan-h-f

Research Interests:

 

Pipe Fluid Dynamics, Urban Water System Assessment and Optimisation, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Wave Analysis and Application, Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

 cwli

Prof. C.W. Li

PhD, HKU

Tel: 2766 6043

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/li-c-w

Research Interests:

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Coastal and Environmental Hydraulics

 

 onyxwai

Prof. Onyx W.H. Wai

PhD, Ohio State U, USA

Tel: 2766 6025

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/wai-w-h-onyx

Research Interests:

 

Sediment Transport Phenomena and Modelling, Environmental Sediment Dynamics, Ecohydraulics, Greenroof Technology, Coastal and Estuarine Processes and Protection

 

Construction and Transportation

 anthonychen

Prof. Anthony Chen

PhD, UCI, USA

Tel: 3400 8327

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chen-anthony

Research Interests:

 

Transportation Systems Modeling and Analysis, Transportation Network Reliability Analysis, Non-motorized Transportation Modeling, Path Flow Estimator and Planning Applications, Applied Optimization to Civil Infrastructure Problems

 

 markhsu

Dr Mark S.C. Hsu

PhD, Maryland U, USA

Tel: 2766 6057

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/hsu-s-c-mark  

Research Interests:

 

Project Organisation Management, Infrastructure Life Cycle Assessment, Infrastructure Resilience, Construction Complex Systems

 

 williamlam

Prof. William H.K. Lam

PhD, Newcastle U, UK

Tel: 2766 6045

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lam-hing-keung-william

Research Interests:

 

Transportation Engineering, Travel Demand Forecasting, Transport Network Modeling and Analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Public Transport and Pedestrian Studies

 

 zleng

Dr Z. Leng

PhD, UIUC, USA

Tel: 2766 6007

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/leng-z  

Research Interests:

 

Sustainable Pavement Materials and Technologies, Transportation Structure Nondestructive Evaluation, Pavement Material Characterisation and Modeling, and Accelerated Pavement Testing and Instrumentation

 

 asumalee

Prof. A. Sumalee

PhD, Leeds U, UK

Tel: 3400 8328

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/sumalee-a

Research Interests:

 

Intelligent Transportation System, Smart City, Transport modeling, Operation Research in Transport and Logistics, Transport Economics

 

 tonysze

Dr Tony N.N. Sze

PhD, HKU

Tel: 2766 6062

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/sze-n-n-tony 

Research Interests:

 

Accident Prediction, Injury Prevention, Applications of Statistical Model for Safety Analysis, Human Behavior for Safety Studies and Safety Policy and Regulation

 

 yhwang

Dr Y.H. Wang

PhD, Kentucky U, USA

Tel: 2766 4489

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/wang-y-h 

Research Interests:

 

Construction Project/ Program Management, Sustainable Construction, Infrastructure Systems, Sustainable Infrastructure, Pavement Engineering

 

Environmental Engineering

 wchu

Prof. W. Chu

PhD, Purdue U, USA

Tel: 2766 6075

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chu-w  

Research Interests:

 

Water/Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Effluent Treatment and Design, Environmental Chemistry, Soil Remediation

 

 hguo

Prof. H. Guo

PhD, Murdoch U, Australia

Tel: 3400 3962

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/guo-h

Atmospheric Research Group

Research Interests:

 

Atmospheric Chemistry, VOC Photochemistry, Source Apportionment, Acidic Ultrafine Particles, Secondary Organic Aerosol, Indoor Air Chemistry

 

 yjiang

Dr Y. Jiang

PhD, Washington U, USA

Tel: 2766 6044

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/jiang-yi

Research Interests:

 

Environmental Nanotechnology, Aerosol Technology, Advanced    Water Treatment, Environmental Sensing, Environmental Chemistry

 

 sklai

Dr S.K. Lai

PhD, CityU

Tel: 2766 6060

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lai-siu-kai-ken

Research Interests:

 

Smart Materials and Structures, Nonlinear Dynamics, Noise Control and Mitigation, Thermo-acoustics and Structural Vibration Control

 

 sclee

Prof. Frank S.C. Lee

PhD, UC Berkeley, USA

Tel: 2766 6011

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lee-s-c

Atmospheric Research Group 

Research Interests:

 

Indoor Air Pollution, Toxic Air Pollutants, Emission Source Characterisation, Carbonaceous Aerosol Characterisation

 

 henrylee

Dr Henry P.H. Lee

PhD, Iowa State U, USA

Tel: 2766 6067

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lee-po-heng-henry

Research Interests:

 

Energy Capture from Wastewater, Fermentation, Anaerobic Digestion, Anammox, Meta'omic Analysis, Thermodynamic Computation

 

 benleu

Dr Ben S.Y. Leu

PhD, UCLA, USA

Tel: 3400 8322

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/leu-s-y-ben 

Research Interests:

 

Biofuel, Bio-composites, Lignocellulosic Biomass, Biological Model, Activated Sludge Process

 

 xdli

Prof. X.D. Li

PhD, Imperial College, UK

Tel: 2766 6041

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/li-x-d

Research Interests:

 

Sediment Quality Assessment, Urban Environmental Geochemistry, Phytoremediation of Contaminated Land, Air Pollution Monitoring and Assessment, Hazardous Waste Treatment

 

 cspoon

Prof. C.S. Poon

PhD, Imperial College, UK

Tel: 2766 6024

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/poon-c-s

Research Interests:

 

Eco-friendly Construction Materials, Concrete Technology, Waste Recycling and Management

 

 tonysze

Dr Tony N.N. Sze

PhD, HKU

Tel: 2766 6062

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/sze-n-n-tony

Research Interests:

 

Accident Prediction, Injury Prevention, Applications of Statistical Model for Safety Analysis, Human Behavior for Safety Studies and Safety Policy and Regulation

 

 dantsang2

Dr Daniel C.W. Tsang

PhD, HKUST

Tel: 2766 6072

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/tsang-c-w-daniel 

Research Interests:

 

Contaminated Land Remediation, Urban Water Management, Waste Recycling and Resource Recovery, Environmental Chemistry

 

 twang

Prof. T. Wang

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Tel: 2766 6059

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/wang-t

Atmospheric Research Group

Research Interests:

 

Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution Meteorology, Instrument Development, Field Measurements and Data Analysis

 

Geotechnical Engineering

 ktchau

Prof. K.T. Chau

PhD, Northwestern U, USA

Tel: 2766 6015

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chau-k-t  

Research Interests:

 

Geomechanics, Damage and Fracture Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Rock Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Landslides, Rockfall, Debris Flow, Dynamic Impacts, Tsunami

 

 ymcheng

Dr Y.M. Cheng

PhD, HKU

Tel: 2766 6042

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/cheng-y-m

Research Interests:

 

Numerical Methods, Discrete Element Analysis, Slope and Pile, Deep Excavation

 

 andyleung

Dr Andy Y.F. Leung

PhD, Cambridge U, UK

Tel: 2766 6064

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/leung-y-f-andy

Research Interests:

 

Pile Group/Piled Raft Optimisation, Interaction between Foundation and Superstructure, Optical Fibre Strain Sensing, Spatial Variability of Soil Properties, Ground Improvement

 

 jhyin

Prof. J.H. Yin

PhD, Manitoba U, Canada

Tel: 2766 6065

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/yin-j-h  

Research Interests:

 

Testing Studies of the Properties and Behaviour of Soils, Constitutive Modelling, Soft Soil Improvement, Geosynthetics-Reinforcement and Modelling, Slope Analysis and Stabilisation, Monitoring of Geotechnical Structures Using Optical Fiber Sensors and Advanced Instrument, Soil/Structure Interactions, Geotechnical Numerical Analyses, Development of Advanced Soil Lab Testing Apparatus

 

 zyyin

Dr Z.Y. Yin

PhD, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Tel: 3400 8470

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/yin-z-y 

Research Interests:

 

Constitutive modelling of geomaterials (elasticity, plasticity, viscoplasticity), Artificial intelligence in geotechnics (optimization, Bayesian updating), Microstructure and micromechanics of soils (from discrete to continuum), Numerocal analysis of geotechnical structures (FEM, FDM, SPH, MPM), Multi-scale and multiphysics modelling in geotechnics (water, temperature, etc.)

 

Structural Engineering

 slchan

Prof. S.L. Chan

PhD, Queensland U, Australia

Tel: 2766 6047

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chan-siu-lai

Research Interests:  

 

Steel Structures, Non-linear Solution Methods, Buckling, Stability, Advanced Nonlinear Design, Glass Structures, Non-linear Finite Element Analysis, Second Order Analysis, Steel and Bamboo Scaffolding and Structures

 

 tmchan Dr T.M. Chan

PhD, Imperial College, UK

Tel: 2766 6013

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chan-t-m

Research Interests:

 

Tubular Structures, Steel Structures and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Earthquake Engineering

 

 kfchung Prof. K.F. Chung

PhD, Imperial College, UK

Tel: 2766 6063

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/chung-kwok-fai

Research Interests:

 

Steel Structures, Steel-concrete Composite Structures and Cold-formed Steel Construction, Code Development, Fire Engineering and Fire Protection, Fire Resistant Design, Development of Steel Building Products, Bamboo Structures

 

 jgdai Prof. J.G. Dai

PhD, Hokkaido U, Japan

Tel: 2766 6026

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/dai-j-g

Research Interests:

 

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction, Durability and Life Cycle  Management  of  RC  Structures  in  Marine  Environments,  Structural  Applications of  Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites, Geopolymer concrete, Prefabricated construction

 

 ydong Dr Y. Dong

PhD, Lehigh University, USA

Tel: 3400 8818

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/dong-y

Research Interests:

 

Life-cycle Engineering, Resilient Infrastructure, Reliability and Risk Assessment, Sustainable and Smart Materials, Stochastic Modeling, Coastal Engineering, Multi-hazard and Climate Change Adaptation

 

 eddielam

Dr Eddie S.S. Lam

PhD, Southampton U, UK

Tel: 2766 6058

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lam-s-s-eddie

Research Interests:

 

Seismic Design and Analysis, Concrete Structures, Retrofitting and Strengthening, Construction Law

 

 sklai Dr S.K. Lai

PhD, CityU

Tel: 2766 6060

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/lai-siu-kai-ken

Research Interests:

 

Smart Materials and Structures, Nonlinear Dynamics, Noise Control and Mitigation, Thermo-acoustics and Structural Vibration Control

 

yqni

Prof. Y.Q. Ni

PhD, HKPU

Tel: 2766 6004

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/ni-y-q

Research Interests:

 

Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Dynamics and Control, Monitoring and Control in Rail Engineering, Smart Materials and Strcutures, Sensors and Actuators 

 

cspoon

Prof. C.S. Poon

PhD, Imperial College, UK

Tel: 2766 6024

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/poon-c-s

Research Interests:

 

Eco-friendly Construction Materials, Concrete Technology, Waste Recycling and Management

 

jgteng

Prof. J.G. Teng

PhD, Sydney U, Australia

Tel: 2766 6012

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/teng-j-g

Research Interests:

 

Emerging Structural Materials and Systems, Retrofit and Construction of Structures with FRP Composites, Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Structures, Life-Cycle Structural Engineering, Steel Structures, Thin-Walled Structures

 

yxia

Prof. Y. Xia

PhD, Nanyang Technological U, Singapore

Tel: 2766 6066

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/xia-y

Research Interests:

 

Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Condition Assessment and Damage Detection, Finite Element Model Updating, Nonlinear Vibration   of Cables, Structural Dynamics

 

ylxu

Prof. Y.L. Xu

PhD, Sydney U, Australia

Tel: 2766 6050

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/xu-y-l

Research Interests:

 

Wind Engineering, Bridge Aerodynamics, Field Measurement, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Vibration Control, Smart Structures, Earthquake Engineering

 

syzhu

Dr S.Y. Zhu

PhD, Lehigh U, USA

Tel: 3400 3964

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Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/staff/academic-staff/zhu-s-y

Research Interests:

 

Smart Materials and Structures, Structural Health Monitoring, Hazard Mitigation, Performance-based Design Methodology