CIVL6043 Special Topic in Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL3129 Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL4102 Final Year Project
Energy and Environmental Geomechanics/Geotechnics
Physico-chemical Processes in Geo-systems
Multi-scale Multi-physics Instabilities in Geomaterials
Unconventional Energy Resources
Geological CO2 Sequestration
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
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).
Tang, Q., Tang, X., Li, X., Wang, Y., Hu, M.M., Zhang, X., Chen Y. (2012). Zn(II) removal with activated Firmiana Simplex Leaf: Kinetics and equilibrium studies.
Journal of Environmental Engineering, 138, 190-199 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000471).
Tang, Q., Tang, X., Hu, M.M., Li, Z., Chen, Y., Lou P. (2010). “Removal of Cd(II) from aqueous solution with activated Firmiana Simplex Leaf: Behaviors and affecting factors”,
Journal of Hazardous Materials, 179, 95-103 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.02.062).