Researcher

Professor Chi King Lee

Fields of Research (FoR)

Structural engineering, Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation, Construction materials

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Biography

Professor Chi-King Lee has been working in the areas of finite element modelling and structural engineering for many years. His main research interests include steel structure, sustainable building structure system and protective engineering for structures. He acts as reviewer for many international journals in the areas of numerical modelling, structural mechanics and engineering. He also worked as a consultant for the PSA Singapore on the...view more

Professor Chi-King Lee has been working in the areas of finite element modelling and structural engineering for many years. His main research interests include steel structure, sustainable building structure system and protective engineering for structures. He acts as reviewer for many international journals in the areas of numerical modelling, structural mechanics and engineering. He also worked as a consultant for the PSA Singapore on the dynamic fatigue study of container quay cranes as well as for a building design software company to provide recommendations on the implementation of their analysis and design software.

Due to Prof. Lee's research expertise/impact in structural engineering, he was elected as an Editorial Board member of the international journal Engineering Structures in August 2021.

 

Research Interests
Steel structures and sustainable Building Structure System: Use of high strength steel and engineered cementitious composites in structural engineering, Integrated design procedure for optimal sustainable building structural system

Protective engineering for structures: Explosion safety of ammunition magazines, Impact and ricochet behaviours of explosion debris, Combined blast and fragment loading on structures, Progressive collapse of reinforced concrete structures

 

**Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved UNSW High Distinction (H1) or equivalent in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

Several types of scholarships are available. In general, as admission and scholarship applications are highly competitive. Hence, interesting applicants are advised to using a self-assessment tool to get a general feel for their competitiveness. In addition, all applicants must meet the English language requirements.

For more information, please refer to the following links on how and when to apply for a research degree.

Potential Research Topics

(1) Use of high strength steel and engineered cementitious composites in structural engineering

(2) Development of new engineered cementitious composites and/or other high performance construction material for protective engineering under extreme loading (e.g. fire, impact, blast and fragments)

(3) Protective engineering for structures: Explosion safety of ammunition magazines, Combined blast and fragment loading on structures, Progressive collapse of reinforced concrete structures, protection of infra-structure under impacts (e.g. vehicular and machinery impacts)

 

If you are eligible and interested in working on the above topics or related areas. Please kindly send me the following for my quick review and advise

(1) Your academic CV

(2) Your academic transcripts

(3) The result of your self-assessment

(4) Your main research interest and your research proposal (<150 words)

(5) Links to your Google Scholar page, ResearchGate page, Scopus ID etc. 


My Qualifications

Education
PhD University of London, Imperial College, London 1996
MPhil University of Hong Kong 1993
BSc(Eng) University of Hong Kong 1989

Professional Affiliations
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS)

Career History
June 2015–Present, Professor in Civil Engineering, School of Engineering & IT, UNSW Canberra, Australia
1998-2000 Lecturer, 2000-2001 Assistant Professor, 2002–June 2015 Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
1996-1997 Post-doctoral fellow and honorary lecturer, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

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Location

Room SR102 Office A, Building 32
UNSW Canberra
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600

Contact

+61 2 5114 5173