CIVL8023 Special Topic: Modern geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL6004 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CIVL3129 Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL4102 Final Year Project
Environmental Geomechanics and Geotechnics
Physico-chemical Processes in Geo-systems
Multi-scale Multi-physics Instabilities in Geomaterials
Pattern Forming Instabilities in Porous Materials
Geomechanics for Unconventional Energy Resources
Geological CO2 Sequestration and Utilisation
Deep/Shallow Geothermal Energy
Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
General Research Fund: "Environmental Geomechanics: from Chemical Aging to Biochemically Improved Soils", PI, by Research Grant Council, HK [Top-quality students in need; Can support HKPF/HKU-PS]
Early Career Scheme: "A Multi-physics Study on Enhanced Cracking in Geo-energy Engineering", PI, by Research Grant Council, HK.
Discovery Project: "The role of pressure waves on the mechanics of earthquakes and faulting", PI, by Australian Research Council.
Industrial Collaboration: "The Effect of Laboratory Chemical Aging on the Incremental Compressibility of Sediments", PI, by Eni, S.p.A.
Seed Fund for Basic Research: "Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanics in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)", PI, by University of Hong Kong
Corresponding member, Energy Geotechnics Committee (TC308), HK chapter, ISSMGE
Corresponding member, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro Committee (TC105), HK chapter, ISSMGE
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member, Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE
Selected Representative Publications
Liu C., Calo V., Regenauer-Lieb K., Hu M.M. (2023) Coefficients of reaction-diffusion processes derived from patterns in rocks.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. E2022JB026253. (doi.org/10.1029/2022JB026253)
Tang X. and Hu M.M. (2022) A reactive-chemo-mechanical model for weak acid assisted cavity expansion in carbonate rocks.
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 56: 515-533. (doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-03077-2)
Hu M.M., Sun Q., Schrank C., Regenauer-Lieb K. (2022) Cross-scale dynamic interactions in compacting porous media as a trigger to pattern formation.
Geophysical Journal International. 230(2): 1280-1291. (doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggac115)
Hu, M.M., Schrank, C., Regenauer-Lieb, K. (2020) Cross-diffusion waves in hydro-poro-mechanics.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 135: 103632 (doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2019.05.015).
Hu, M.M. and Hueckel, T. (2019) Modeling of Subcritical cracking in acidized carbonate rocks via coupled chemo-elasticity.
Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. 19: 100114 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2019.01.003).
Hu, M.M. and Regenauer-Lieb, K. (2018) Entropic Limit Analysis Applied To Radial Cavity Expansion Problems.
Frontiers in Materials, 5, 47 (doi: 10.3389/fmats.2018.00047).
Hu, M.M., Veveakis, M., Regenauer-Lieb K. (2018) “Influence of stress field anisotropy on drilling-induced tensile fracture”,
Environmental Geotechnics, 1-7 (https://doi.org/10.1680/jenge.17.00064).
Ilgen, A., Newell, P., Hueckel, T., Espinoza, D.N., Hu M.M. (2018). Coupled Chemical-Mechanical Processes Associated With the Injection of CO2 Into Subsurface.
Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formation Chapter 15 (ISBN: 9780128127520).
Hu, M.M., Veveakis, M., Poulet, T., Regenauer-Lieb K. (2017) The role of temperature in shear instability and bifurcation of internally pressurised deep boreholes.
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering., 50, 3003-3017 (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s00603-017-1291-2)
Hu M.M. and Hueckel T. (2013). Environmentally Enhanced Crack Propagation in a Chemically Degrading Isotropic Shale.
Géotechnique, 63(4), 313-321. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geot.SIP13.P.020).