Professor Siu-Lai CHAN
Chair Professor in Computational Structural Engineering at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic  University.
Adjunct professor of Tongji University Shanghai, CHINA since 2007,
Adjunct Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, CHINA since 2004,
Visiting Professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, CHINA since 1995,
and Visiting Associate Professor at Purdue University, U.S.A. in 1993.

EMAIL    : ceslchan@polyu.edu.hk
FAX        :   (852) 2334-6389
TEL         :  (852) 2766-6047
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Speciality
Steel Structure, Analysis and Design of Steel Structures, Second-order Analysis,
Nonlinear Analysis, Buckling, Stability, Glass Structures, Scaffoldings, Fire in Steel Structures

Academic & Professional Qualifications |
Publications in Books, Journals and Invited Lectures

ACADEMIC  AND  PROFESSIONAL  QUALIFICATIONS

Academic Qualifications
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structures) at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1987 by an Australia scholarship
M.Sc. Degree with rank 1st in class in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Wales, U.K. in 1983

Professional Qualifications
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Structural Discipline), FHKIE
Registered and Professional Engineer (RPE)
Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K. (MIStructE)
Chartered Engineer, U.K.(CEng)

Award and Scholarship
Queensland University Scholarship for the Ph.D.
"Highly Commended" award by the Institution of Structural Engineers U.K. for model analysis in 1983.
Research Fellowship by K.C. Wong Foundation
Consultancy award in 2003 by PTec Ltd.
Most active consultant merit award by PTec 2004.
Supervisor of the student awarded the best ASCE (Hong Kong Chapter) project award in 2007.
Supervisor of the student awarded the most outstanding PolyU student in 2008.
PolyU Dean’s research award for RGC performance in 2007.
PolyU Dean’s award for Outstanding Technology Transfer by the project for drafting of Code of Practice for Structural Uses of Steel 2005, Hong Kong.
Class I award by The Ministry of Education in Mainland China for work in nonlinear analysis and design of high rise buildings. (教育部科技發展中心 -- 二零零八年度高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎﹝科學技術﹞自然科學一等獎).
Best paper award in transaction of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers 2011 for the paper “Capacities of concrete-filled steel beams of unequal double spans by testing and code, vol., 18, no.1, March, 2011, pp.1-5”.
Chief supervisor of the PhD Fellowship in 2011 which is an open bidding research grant for PhD candidature among all universities in Hong Kong.
Supervisor of the student whose thesis entitled “Comparison Study between using linear first order analysis and second order analysis for a single layered dome” was given the ”Merit Award” by the ICE, HKA G&S Papers Competition 2011.
Grand (Top) Award by the Structural Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers UK for a project of “Flower Dome and cloud forest conservatories” in Singapore in 2013.

Editorial work of the following international / national journals

Journal title

Publisher

Official title

Remarks

International Journal Advanced Steel Construction

the Hong Kong Institution of Steel Construction

Managing and chief editor

SCI

Steel and Composite Structures – an International Journal

Techno-press in Korea

Editor-in-chief for Asia-Pacific region and founding editor

SCI indexed.
served from 2002-2005

International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering”

Technical University Press, Zielona Gora, Poland

Regional editor for Asia

Its members mostly in Europe

International Journal of Constructional Steel Research

Elsevier Science

Member of editorial board

SCI

International Journal of Engineering Structures

Elsevier Science

Member of editorial board

SCI

International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics

World Scientific

Member of editorial board

SCI

Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering

Chartered institution of Civil Engineers, U.K.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Panel

SCI

Advances in Structural Engineering

Multi-science

Member of editorial board

SCI

“Steel Construction - Design and Research”

the European Convention for Constructional Steelworks, published by  Ernst & Sohn (Wiley).

Member of editorial board

Its members mostly in Europe

Journal “Steel Structures”

Beijing, China.

Member of editorial board

in Chinese

Progress in Steel Building Structures

Tongi University, Shanghai, China (in Chinese)

Member of editorial board

in Chinese

International Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering

Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

Member of editorial board

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Founding and incumbent President of the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction with more than 150 members, which also organized  25 seminars in the past two years, attracting an average of 80-100 participants for each event (web : www.hkisc.org )

Member international expert panel of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Member of technical publication panel and research panel of The Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K. since 2011 - present

Elected as a prestigious Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Structural Steel Society for year 2009. Other recipients include Professors Nethercot as Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial College, WFChen as member of American Academician in Engineering, E.Bijlarrd as Chairman of Eurocode-3.

Hong Kong Representative of the research panel of the Institution of Structural Engineers, http://www.istructe.org/members/committeemembers.asp?CID=51

Presenter of seminars at Buildings Department on Glass Structures in December 96 and at Headquarters of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers on design of steel structures and glass structures

Assessor, Quality Building Award, 2012.

External assessor for the Applied Research and Development Scheme for the Hong Kong Government

Assessor for the Laboratory Assessments issued by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia, which is also a HOKLAS assessor qualification

Assessor for research grant supported by Australian Research Grant (ARC)

One of the authors for the "Design Tables for Structural Use of Steel, 1987" which is widely used by the Hong Kong engineers for practical design of steel structures in Hong Kong.

Member in the review and drafting committee for the Code of Practice for the Design of Steel Buildings in Hong Kong, Buildings Department, Hong Kong.

Member of the Appeal Board for safety of amusement equipment for the Recreation and Culture Department, Hong Kong Government.

Examiner for Ph.D. and M.Phil. Students for the university of New South Wales, Hong Kong University, HKUST, City University, National University of Singapore, Sydney University and Queensland University.

SCHOLARLY  ACTIVITIES

        -    President of Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction
        -    Chief Editor of the International Journal "Steel and Composite Structures" from 2002 to 2005
        -    Chief Editor of the International Journal "Advanced Steel Construction", printed by the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction (see www.hkisc.org)
        -    Regional Editor of the International Journal "Applied Mechanics and Engineering"
        -    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Engineering Structures"
        -    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Constructional Steel Research"
        -    Member of the sub-committee of Review of the Use of Glass in Building Works,
              and of Structural uses of Steel in Buildings, Buildings Department, Hong Kong SAR Government.
        -    Associate editor of the Journal "Advances in Structural Engineering", published by
             "Multi-Science" with editorial office  in
Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
        -    Member of the Task Group on design guide "Structural Design of Glass Facade and
              Roof Systems" of the Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K.
        -    Advisory editor, Journal "Progress in Structural Engineering (in Chinese)", Tongji University.

PUBLICATIONS  IN  BOOKS,  JOURNALS  AND  INVITED  LECTURES

Books

Chapters in Books

Editorial

Keynote and invited papers and presentations

Journal papers

Chinese Journal Papers

Discussion Papers

Seminar papers / lecture note for engineers

Conference Papers


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