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Sept 2020 Entry



Faculty of Construction and Environment
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy

Introduction

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is dedicated to conducting 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, those in Mainland China and other major cities in Asia. We have a strong team of faculties and have achieved an excellent research and publication track record in civil engineering.

 

The Research Postgraduate Programmes offered by CEE are a combination of coursework and independent research leading to the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). All of our academic staff are actively engaged in research activities through a range of funding from UGC, RGC, ITF and other sources. The principal research areas in CEE include: Environmental Engineering & Science; Geotechnical Engineering; Coastal & Hydraulic Engineering; Structural Engineering and Construction & Transportation.

Research Areas

Coastal and Hydraulic Engineering

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Full-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019
Part-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019

Coastal Hydraulics, Water Quality Modelling, Circulation Modelling

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. K.W. Chau 2766 6014cekwchau@polyu.edu.hk

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Coastal and Environmental Hydraulics

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. C.W. Li2766 6043cecwli@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr H.F. Duan3400 8449hduan@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Onyx W.H. Wai2766 6025ceonyx@polyu.edu.hk

Construction and Transportation

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Full-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019
Part-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Y.H. Wang2766 4489ceyhwang@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. A. Sumalee3400 8328ceasumal@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Mark S.C. Hsu2766 6057smarkhsu@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Z. Leng2766 6007zhen.leng@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. William H.K. Lam2766 6045cehklam@polyu.edu.hk

Transportation Systems Modelling and Analysis, Transportation Network Reliability Analysis, Non-motorised Transportation Modelling, Path Flow Estimator and Planning Applications, Applied Optimisation to Civil Infrastructure Problems

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Anthony Chen3400 8327antchen@polyu.edu.hk

Environmental Engineering and Science

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Full-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019
Part-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Tony N.N. Sze 2766 6062nnsze@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. T. Wang2766 6059cetwang@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. H. Guo3400 3962ceguohai@polyu.edu.hk

Biofuel, Biorefinery, Bio-polymers, Lignocellulosic Biomass, Biological Processes

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Ben S.-Y. Leu3400 8322syleu@polyu.edu.hk

Contaminated Land Remediation, Urban Water Management, Waste Recycling and Resource Recovery, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Daniel C.W. Tsang2766 6072dan.tsang@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. C.S. Poon2766 6024cecspoon@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Y. Jiang2766 6044yijiang@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Frank S.C. Lee2766 6011ceslee@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. X.D.Li2766 6041cexdli@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. W. Chu2766 6075cewchu@polyu.edu.hk

Geotechnical Engineering

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Full-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019
Part-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019

Advanced Constitutive Modelling of Soils, Microstructure and Micromechanics of Soils, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering, Practice of Artificial Intelligence in Geotechnical Engineering

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Z.Y. Yin3400 8470zhenyu.yin@polyu.edu.hk

Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical Behaviour of Soil, Constitutive Modelling of Soil, Energy Foundation, Methane Hydrate Bearing Soil, High-speed Railway Embankment

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr C. Zhou2766 6071cezhou@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. K.T. Chau2766 6015cektchau@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Andy Y.F. Leung2766 6064yfleung@polyu.edu.hk

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 Fibre Sensors and Advanced Instrument, Soil/Structure Interactions, Geotechnical Numerical Analyses, Development of Advanced Soil Lab Testing Apparatus

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. J.H. Yin2766 6065cejhyin@polyu.edu.hk

Structural Engineering

Full-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Part-time PhD Application Deadline:      02 Dec 2019
Full-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019
Part-time MPhil Application Deadline:   02 Dec 2019

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 

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. J.G. Teng2766 6012cejgteng@polyu.edu.hk

Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction, Durability and Life Cycle Management of Marine Concrete Structures; Multi-functional Coating for Concrete Structures, High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Cementitious Composites, Geopolymer Concrete,  Prefabricated Construction

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. J.G. Dai2766 6026cejgdai@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Y. Dong3400 8818ydong@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Eddie S.S. Lam2766 6058cesslam@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr S.K. Lai2766 6060sklai@polyu.edu.hk

Smart Materials and Structures, Structural Vibration Control, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr Songye Zhu3400 3964ceszhu@polyu.edu.hk

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 

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. S.L. Chan2766 6047ceslchan@polyu.edu.hk

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 

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. K.F. Chung2766 6063cekchung@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Y. Xia2766 6066ceyxia@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Y.Q. Ni2766 6004ceyqni@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Dr T.M. Chan2766 6013tmingchan@polyu.edu.hk

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

SupervisorTelEmail
Prof. Y.L. Xu2766 6050ceylxu@polyu.edu.hk

Research Facilities

The Department manages 24 laboratories and 2 workshops (mechanical and electronic) to provide a controlled environment to support teaching, research and services to the community. The Department has the following laboratories and workshops under different units.    

 

Construction and Transportation Unit

 

  • Hong Kong Road Research Laboratory
  • Transport and Highway Engineering Laboratory

 

Environmental Engineering Unit

 

  • Air Pollution Laboratory
  • Atmospheric Research Laboratory
  • Carbon Analysis and Filter Handling Clean Room
  • Environmental Chamber
  • Noise Laboratory/ Semi-anechoic Chamber
  • Odour Research Laboratory
  • Water and Waste Teaching Laboratory
  • Water and Waste Research Laboratory
  • Water Analysis Laboratory

 

Geotechnical Engineering Unit

 

  • Geology Laboratory
  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  • Rock Mechanics Laboratory

 

Hydraulic Engineering Unit

 

  • Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Hydraulics Laboratory (Eco-hydraulics Research Center)
  • Hydraulics Laboratory (Sensors Development Office)

 

Structural Engineering Unit

 

  • Concrete Materials Laboratory
  • Concrete Technology Laboratory
  • Light Structures Laboratory
  • Structural Engineering Research Laboratory
  • Structural Dynamics Laboratory
  • Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory

 

Workshops

 

  • Electronic Workshop
  • Mechanical Workshop

 

Others

 

  • Computer Room

Other Information
Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report:

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required (applicable to applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme)

Research Proposal:

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate:

Compulsory