Dr. T. M. CHAN was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch). He is currently an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr. Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He started his structural engineering career by joining Arup (Hong Kong) as a Graduate Structural Engineer. He received his master's degree with Distinction in Structural Steel Design in 2004 as a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, and was awarded a Ph.D., funded by the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, in the area of Tubular Structures in 2008, both from Imperial College London. He also received his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice at the University of Warwick and was an academic staff at the same institution between 2007 to 2014. He is currently an honorary academic staff at the University of Warwick.
Dr. Chan is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (United Kingdom) since 2011. He is currently a committee member of the United Kingdom mirror group for Eurocode 3 on steel structures and a committee member of the Technical Activities Division Structural Members Committee of the Technical Administrative Committee on Metals at the Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers in the United States.
In 2007, Dr. Chan was awarded the First Prize in the Young Researchers' Conference from the Institution of Structural Engineers. His first PhD student also won the same prize in the 2012 competition and his second PhD student won the joint-1st prize in the poster category in the 2013 competition.
Dr. Chan serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering and a member of the Editorial Board for: Structures and Buildings (Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom), Advanced Steel Construction (An International Journal), Steel and Composite Structures (An International Journal), Structures (Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom) and International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering.
His current research interests focus on the area of Adaptable and Resilient Infrastructure which spans from the efficient use of traditional, new and high performance construction materials to adaptable structural connections.