Dr Tak-Ming Chan (陳德明博士)

 

 

BEng (HKU), MSc (Imperial College), DIC, PhD (Imperial College), CEng, MIStructE

 

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

 

Honorary Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 

Background

Tak-Ming joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering.

Tak-Ming graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering.  He started his structural engineering career by joining Arup as a Graduate Structural Engineer.  He received his master's degree with Distinction in Structural Steel Design in 2004 and was awarded a PhD in the area of Tubular Structures in 2008 both from Imperial College London.

Tak-Ming joined the University of Warwick as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was then promoted to Associate Professor in 2012.  In 2007, he was awarded the First Prize in the Young Researchers' Conference from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).  His first and second PhD students also won the First Prize in the 2012 and 2013 competition respectively.  He is currently an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick.  He is a Chartered Member of the IStructE, committee member of the UK mirror group for Eurocode 3 and the Education and Training Committee of the HK Constructional Metal Structures Association.  He is also an Associate Editor for the Advances in Structural Engineering Journal and a member of the Editorial Board for the Structures and Buildings Journal.

   

Research interests

o   Tubular Structures

o   Steel Structures and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

o   Pultruded FRP Structures and Smart Structures

o   Earthquake Engineering and Impact Engineering

 

Research students’ achievement

Postgraduates

o   Dr Therese Sheehan, 1st Prize (Oral Category) at the IStructE Young Researchers’ Conference 2012, UK

o   Mr Majd Khador, Joint – 1st Prize (Poster Category) at the IStructE Young Researchers’ Conference 2013, UK

o   Dr Thuy Nguyen Tien, Highly Commended (Poster Category) at the Early Career Researchers’ Competition, the 6th biennial Advanced Composites in Construction Conference, UK, 2013

Undergraduates

o   Mr Michael Davies, 3rd Prize, Poster Competition, IStructE, 2009

o   Mr Michael Davies, The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd (BCSA) Prize, 2009

o   Mr Christopher Goodwin, The BCSA Prize, 2012

o   Mr Christopher Goodwin, Young Member Award, Lancashire & Cheshire Regional Group, IStructE, 2012

o   Mr Sahil Amrania, The BCSA Prize, 2013

 

  

 

Majd and Therese (2013, 2012)

Thuy (2013)

Chris with Mr. YK Cheng (2012)

 

Research students’ supervision

Completed

o   Dr Therese Sheehan (2013).  Cyclic behaviour of hollow and concrete-filled circular hollow section braces.  PhD thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick, UK.   

o   Dr Thuy Nguyen Tien (2014).  Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of pultruded fibre reinforced polymer shapes.  PhD thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick, UK.  Principal supervisor; co-supervised with Professor James Toby Mottram.

o   Mr Hong-Liang Shao (2014).  Seismic performance of beam-column joints equipped with Shape Memory Alloy tendons.  MPhil thesis, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China.  Co-supervisor; co-supervised with Professor Wei Wang.

Current

o   Mr Majd Khador, Structural behavior of external diaphragm connection between steel I-section beam and circular hollow section column under cyclic loading.  PhD candidate, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick, UK.

o   Mr Alfred Gand, Buckling behaviour of pultruded fibre reinforced polymer tubular members.  PhD candidate, School of Engineering, The University of Warwick, UK.  Principal supervisor; co-supervised with Professor James Toby Mottram.

o   Mr Jia-Lin, Ma, Strucutral behavior of cold-formed high strength steel tubular section members.  PhD candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  Co-supervisor; co-supervised with Professor Ben Young.

o   Mr Jiong-Yi Zhu, Behaviour of FRP-confined curvilinearized square concrete columns under axial compression.  MPhil candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.  Co-supervisor; co-supervised with Professor Jin-Guang Teng.

o   Miss Yun-Mei Huai, Cyclic behaviour of hollow and concrete-filled tubular members.  MPhil candidate, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China.  Co-supervisor; co-supervised with Professor Wei Wang.

 

Tak-Ming, Thuy, Therese and Majd (2014)

Thuy, Toby, Tak-Ming and Aflred (2014)

Hong-Liang and Tak-Ming (2013)

Jiong-Yi and Tak-Ming          (2013)

 

Research grants and industrial sponsorships

Research grants

o   Chan, T.M. (2010-11).  Seismic response of structures – investigation into structural connections.  Funded by The University of Warwick, UK.

o   Chan, T.M. (2011-13).  The behaviour of semi-rigid connection between steel I-beam and tubular columns under monotonic and cyclic loading.  Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK (EP/I020489/1).

o   Chan, T.M. and Dashwood, R. (2013).  Structural performance of sustainable high strength steel and stainless steel under extreme loads.  Funded by The University of Warwick, UK.

Industrial sponsorships

o   Chan, T.M. (2010-12).  Behaviour of beam and composite column assemblies under various loading conditions/concrete-filled circular hollow sections under cyclic axial loading.  Funded by Corus/TATA Steel, UK.

o   Chan, T.M. (2012-13).  Behaviour of connection between tubular column and I-section beam under cyclic loading.  Funded by TATA Steel, UK.

International collaborative research grants

o   Chan, T.M. (2010-11).  Behaviour of tubular joints under cyclic loading (Portugal).  Funded by the SantanderAbbey Research Grant Fund, UK.

o   Chan, T.M. (2011).  Structural engineering research in China.  Funded by the SantanderAbbey Research Grant Fund, UK.

o   Chan, T.M. and Dashwood, R. (2013-14).  Performance of sustainable high strength steel structures under extreme loadings (China).  Funded by the China Partnership Fund from The University of Warwick, UK.

o   Chan, T.M. (2013).  Establishing structural engineering research link with Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).  Funded by the Brazil Partnership Fund from The University of Warwick, UK. 

 

Visiting scholarships

o   Visiting Associate Professorship, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, January 2014

o   Visiting Associate Professorship, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, September to November 2013

o   William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, January 2013

o   Tsinghua Global Scholars Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, December 2012

o   Kwang-Hua Visiting Professorship, Kwang-Hua Foundation, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, August 2011

 

Tongji University, China (2013)

Tsinghua University, China (2014)

 

Prizes and awards

o   1st Prize, Cyclic response of hollow and concrete-filled CHS braces, Midland Counties Branch Structural Engineering Awards, IStructE, UK, 2012

o   Commendation, Concrete filled elliptical hollow sections, Midland Counties Branch Structural Engineering Awards, IStructE, UK, 2011 

o   1st Prize (Oral Category) at the IStructE Young Researchers’ Conference 2007, UK

o   Joint-Prize Winner, Poster Competition, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK, 2007

o   Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (PhD research), 2004-2007           

o   Chevening Scholarship (MSc degree), 2003-2004

o   Dean’s Honours List, Eliot Hall Memorial Scholarship, Hip Hing Scholarship, Scott Wilson Scholarship, The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association and Donors Scholarships, 1998-2001

 

1st Prize, IStructE (2012)

Commendation, IStructE (2011)

1st Prize, IStructE YRC               (2013 and 2007)

Thuy, Majd, Tak-Ming and Therese            (2013)

 

Journal publications

o   Gardner, L. and Chan, T.M. (2007).  Cross-section classification of elliptical hollow sections.  Steel and Composite Structures, 7(3), 185–2 00, Techno Press.

o   Chan, T.M. and Gardner, L. (2008).  Compressive resistance of hot-rolled elliptical hollow sections.  Engineering Structures, 30(2), 522532, Elsevier.

o   Chan, T.M. and Gardner, L. (2008).  Bending strength of hot-rolled elliptical hollow sections.  Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 64(9), 971–986, Elsevier.  

o   Gardner, L., Chan, T.M. and Wadee, M.A. (2008).  Shear response of elliptical hollow sections.  Structures and Buildings, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, 161(SB6), 301–309, Thomas Telford.

o   Theofanous, M., Chan, T.M. and Gardner, L. (2009).  Structural response of stainless steel oval hollow section compression members.  Engineering Structures, 31(4), 922–934, Elsevier.

o   Chan, T.M. and Gardner, L. (2009).  Flexural buckling of elliptical hollow section columns.  Journal of Structural Engineering, 135(5), 546–557, American Society of Civil Engineers. 

o   Theofanous M., Chan T.M. and Gardner L. (2009).  Flexural behaviour of stainless steel oval hollow sections.  Thin-Walled Structures, 47(6-7), 776–787, Elsevier. 

o   Chan, T.M., Gardner, L. and Law, K.H. (2010).  Structural design of elliptical hollow sections: a review.  Structures and Buildings, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, 163(SB6), 391–402, Thomas Telford.

o   Gardner, L, Chan, T.M. and Abela, J.M. (2011).  Structural behaviour of elliptical hollow sections under combined compression and uniaxial bending.  Advances in Structural Engineering, 7(1), 86113, Multi-Science.

o   Sheehan, T., Dai, X.H., Chan, T.M. and Lam, D. (2012).  Structural response of concrete-filled elliptical steel hollow sections under eccentric compression.  Engineering Structures, 45, 314–323, Elsevier.

o   Nguyen-Tien, T., Chan, T.M. and Mottram, J.T. (2013).  Influence of boundary conditions and geometric imperfections on lateral-torsional buckling resistance of a pultruded FRP I-Beam by FEA.  Composite Structures, 100, 233242, Elsevier.

o   Chen, Y.Y., Sun, W. and Chan, T.M. (2013).  Effect of loading protocols on the hysteresis behaviour of structural carbon steel with yield strength up to 460N/mm2.  Advances in Structural Engineering, 16(4), 707719, Multi-Science.

o   Wang, W., Zhou, Q, Chen, Y.Y., Tong, L.W. and Chan, T.M. (2013). Experimental and numerical investigation on full-scale tension-only concentrically braced steel beam-through frames.  Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 80, 369385, Elsevier.

o   Sabbagh, A.B., Chan, T.M., Mottram, J.T. (2013).  Detailing of I-beam-to-CHS column joints with external diaphragm plates for seismic actions. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 88, 2133, Elsevier.

o   Gand, A.K., Chan, T.M. and Mottram, J.T. (2013).  Civil and Structural engineering applications, recent trends, research and developments on pultruded fiber reinforced polymer closed sections: a review.  Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 7(3), 227244, Springer.

o   Shi, G., Jiang, X., Zhou, W., Chan, T.M. and Zhang, Y. (2013).  Experimental investigation and modelling on residual stress of welded steel circular tubes. International Journal of Steel Structures, 13(3), 495–508, Springer. 

o   Nguyen-Tien, T., Chan, T.M. and Mottram, J.T. (2014).  Lateral-torsional buckling resistance by testing for pultruded FRP beams under different loading and displacement boundary conditions.  Composites Part B – Engineering, Elsevier. 

o   Chen, Y.Y., Sun, W. and Chan, T.M. (2014).  Cyclic stress-strain behaviour of structural steel with yield-strength up to 460 N/mm2.  Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 8(2), 178–186, Springer.

o   Nguyen-Tien, T., Chan, T.M. and Mottram, J.T. (2014).  Lateral-torsional buckling resistance by testing for pultruded FRP beams under different loading and displacement boundary conditions.  Composites Part B – Engineering, 60, 306–318, Elsevier.

o   Li, W., Han, H.L. and Chan, T.M. (2014).  Numerical investigation on the performance of concrete-filled double-skin steel tubular members under tension.  Thin-Walled Structures, 79,108–118, Elsevier. 

o   Sheehan, T. and Chan, T.M. (2014).  Response of hollow and concrete-filled CHS braces under cyclic loading. Structures and Buildings, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, 167(SB3), 140-152, Thomas Telford. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/stbu.12.00033

o   Li, W., Han, H.L. and Chan, T.M. (2014).  Tensile behaviour of concrete-filled double-skin steel tubular members.  Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 99, 35-46, Elsevier. 

 

Knowledge transfer

 

Tak-Ming’s research findings have contributed to the following technical publications:

 

o   Corus (2007). Celsius® 355 Ovals, Sizes & Capacities, British Standards/Eurocode 3/AISC-LFRD Version. Corus Tubes – Structural & Conveyance Business.

o   SCI (2009).  Steel building design: Design data in accordance with Eurocodes and the UK National Annexes. Publication P363, the Steel Construction Institute.

o   Chan, T.M. and Gardner, L. (2009).  Development of design rules for elliptical hollow sections.  The Structural Engineer, 87(13), 30 – 33, Institution of Structural Engineers.

o   Gardner, L., Chan, T.M. and Abela, J.M. (2011). Design recommendations for hot-finished elliptical hollow sections. Non-contradictory, Complementary Information (NCCI). 

o   Sheehan, T. and Chan, T.M. (2012). Cyclic performance of concrete-filled CHS braces.  Innovation & Research Focus, 90(August), 5.