Dr. Hailong YE

Associate Professor (Structural Engineering)
Ir Professor Hailong YE

BEng, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
MSc, Zhejiang University, China
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, USA


Licensed Structural Engineer (PRC), Member of HKIE


Office: HW 6-20
Phone: +852 3917 8132
Fax: +852 2559 5337
E-mail: hlye@hku.hk
Homepage: https://hkuconcrete.weebly.com


Teaching Activities
  • ENGG1300 Fundamental Mechanics (Undergraduate)
  • ENGG1320 Engineers in the Modern World (Undergraduate)
  • CIVL3138 Advanced Theory and Design of Structures (Undergraduate)
  • CIVL4101 Capstone Design Project (Undergraduate)
  • CIVL7015 Durability Design of Concrete Structures (Postgraduate)


Research Interests
  • Cement Chemistry
  • Innovative Construction Materials
  • Alkali-Activated Concrete and Geopolymers
  • Durability of Concrete Materials and Structures


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • PI, Design and Fabrication of Low- Carbon Clinkerless Ultra-High Performance Concrete (Sponsor: Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality)
  • PC, Integrating Advanced Building Materials and Automated Manufacturing for Energy-Efficient Modular Construction (Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Fund)
  • PI, Functionalized Geopolymer Concrete for Improved Sustainability and Durability in Concrete Infrastructure against Microbial Corrosion (Sponsor: Research Grants Council)
  • PI, Sustainable Smart and Functional Concrete for Steel Corrosion Control in Concrete Infrastructure (Sponsor: Research Grants Council)
  • PI, Chloride Penetration and Rebar Corrosion Initiation Behaviors in Alkali-Activated Concrete (Sponsor: National Natural Science Foundation of China)


Professional Memberships
  • Member, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member, The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM)
  • Member, The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)


  • Editor, CEMENT, Elsevier
  • Associate Editor, ASCE’s Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Editorial and Advisory Board Member, Heliyon, Cell Press


10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Kang, X. & Ye, H.* (2023). Composition, nanostructure and stability of Cu-modified C-A-S-H in antibacterial alkali-activated slag. Cement and Concrete Research, 172, 107256.
  • Chen, Z. & Ye, H.* (2023). Understanding the impact of main seawater ions and leaching on the chloride transport in alkali-activated slag and Portland cement. Cement and Concrete Research, 164, 107063.
  • Tian, Z. & Ye, H.* (2022). Mechanisms underlying the relationship between electrical resistivity and corrosion rate of steel in mortars. Cement and Concrete Research, 159, 106867.
  • Kang, X. & Ye, H.* (2022). Antimicrobial performance and biodeterioration mechanisms of alkali-activated slag. Cement and Concrete Research, 158, 106844.
  • Cai, R. & Ye, H.* (2021). Clinkerless ultra-high strength concrete based on alkali-activated slag at high temperatures. Cement and Concrete Research, 145, 106465.
  • Chen, Z. & Ye, H.* (2021). Sequestration and release of nitrite and nitrate in alkali-activated slag: a route toward smart corrosion control. Cement and Concrete Research, 143, 106398.
  • Ye, H.* (2021). Autogenous formation and smart behaviors of nitrite- and nitrate-intercalated layered double hydroxides (LDHs) in Portland cement-metakaolin-dolomite blends. Cement and Concrete Research, 139, 106267.
  • Ye, H.*, Chen, Z. & Huang, L. (2019). Mechanism of sulfate attack on alkali-activated slag: The role of activator composition. Cement and Concrete Research, 125, 105868.
  • Ye, H.* & Radlińska, A. (2017). Shrinkage mitigation strategies in alkali-activated slag. Cement and Concrete Research, 101, 131-143.
  • Ye, H.* & Radlińska, A. (2016). Shrinkage mechanisms of alkali-activated slag. Cement and Concrete Research, 88,126-135.


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