Dr. Y. Qian

Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)
Dr. Y. Qian

BEng Huazhong University of Sci & Tech, China
MSc Hokkaido University, Japan
PhD Columbia University in The City of New York, USA

 

 

Office: HW 6-08
Phone: +852 2859 1966
Fax: +852 2559 5337
E-mail: yjqian@hku.hk
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/3dp-hku

 

Teaching Activities
  • CIVL1113 Engineering Mechanics and Materials (Undergraduate Core course)
  • CIVL6603 Advances in Concrete Construction (Postgrad course)
  • ENGG1320 Engineers in the modern world
  • CIVL4102 Capstone Design Project
  • CIVL4101 Final Year Project
  • CIVL7009 Dissertation

 

Research Interests
  • Construction-scale 3D concrete printing
  • Concrete rheology & smart processing
  • Cement-based systems modified with nanomaterials
  • * Fully-funded PhD and Postdoc positions are available in Prof. Qian's group. Please send your C.V. to yjqian@hku.hk

 

Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • Development of construction-scale additive manufacturing process; Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Singapore
  • Fundamental control of concrete rheology by optimizing mixing energy and superplasicizer design; Sponsor: The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium
  • Interaction of Admixtures and its Effect on the Evolution of Thixotropic Breakdown and Recovery of Cementitious Systems; Sponsor: American Concrete Institute, US

 

Professional Activities
  • Member, American Concrete Institute
  • Member, RILEM (The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures)

 

10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Nuoyan Xu, Ye Qian*, Jing Yu*, & Christopher K.Y. Leung. "Tensile performance of 3D-printed Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC) considering material parameters, nozzle size and printing pattern." Cement and Concrete Composites (2022):104601
  • Y.W.D. Tay, Y. Qian* and M.J. Tan. “Printability region for 3D concrte printing using slump and slump flow test.” Composites Part B: Engineering (2019): 106968
  • Ye Qian*, Siwei Ma, Shiho Kawashima and Geert De Schutter. “Rheological characterization of the viscoelastic solid-like properties of fresh cement pastes with nanoclay addition.” Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics (2019): 102262
  • Ye Qian* and Geert De Schutter. “Enhancing thixotropy of fresh cement pastes with nanoclay in presence of polycarboxylate ether superplasticizer (PCE)”. Cement and Concrete Research. 111 (2018): 15-22
  • Ye Qian*, Karel Lesage, Khadija El Cheikh and Geert De Schutter. “Effect of polycarboxylate ether superplasticizer (PCE) on dynamic yield stress, thixotropy and flocculation state of cement pastes in consideration of the Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC)”. Cement and Concrete Research. 107 (2018): 75-84
  • Ye Qian and Shiho Kawashima*. "Distinguishing dynamic and static yield stress of fresh cement mortars through thixotropy". Cement and Concrete Composites. 86 (2018): 288-296
  • Siwei Ma, Ye Qian and Shiho Kawashima*. “Non-linear structural build-up of fresh cement pastes incorporating viscosity modifying admixtures”. Cement and Concrete Research. 108 (2018): 1-9
  • Ye Qian and Shiho Kawashima*. "Use of creep recovery protocol to measure static yield stress and structural rebuilding of fresh cement pastes". Cement and Concrete Research. 90 (2016): 73-79
  • Ye Qian and Shiho Kawashima*. "Flow onset of fresh mortars in rheometers: contributions of paste deflocculation and sand particle migration". Cement and Concrete Research. 90 (2016): 97-103
  • Ye Qian*, Dawei Zhang and Tamon Ueda. "Interfacial tensile bond between substrate concrete and repairing mortar under freeze-thaw cycles". Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology. 14 (2016): 421-432

 

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