Xiangming Zhou is a senior lecturer in civil engineering at School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. He joined Brunel in October 2008. Before that, he was a lecturer then senior lecturer in structural engineering at University of Greenwich from January 2007. He has conducted Postdoc research at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also holding two degrees, B.E. degree in civil engineering and M.E. degree (Res) in structural engineering, both from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Xiangming’s research covers a board range of topics in construction materials and structural engineering. In the area of construction materials, he focuses on advanced concrete technology such as extrusion and low carbon and low energy cementitious and cementless materials such as magnesium oxychloride cement and geopolymer concrete made from metakaolin, calcined clay, pulverized fly ash (PFA), and/or ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), testing and modeling of rheology and early-age engineering properties of cement-based materials, fracture testing and modeling of concrete, synthetic, and/or natural fibre reinforced concrete. In structural engineering, his research covers seismic testing, analysis and design of steel-concrete composite high-rise building, performance-based multihazards mitigation of building structures under extreme loadings, precast concrete segmental bridges, and multiscales (nano-, micro-, meso-, and macro-) modeling of fracture and structural behavior of construction materials and infrastructures which brings his expertise in construction materials and structural engineering under one umbrella.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2013