Hongyan MA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Materials Engineering

Research Interests

  • Hydration kinetics of (blended) cementitious materials
  • Microstructural characterization and modeling of cement paste, interfacial transition zone and mortar/concrete
  • Measuring and multi-scale modeling of transport properties of concrete
  • Mechanisms and properties of novel construction/rehabilitation materials
  • Magnesia-phosphate cement (MPC) and MPC-based functional materials
  • Deterioration mechanisms of sea sand concrete and marine concrete structures
  • Molecular simulation of C-S-H
  • Acoustics-based NDT

Courses Taught

Construction materials and Advanced Concrete Technology

Professional Experience

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST, (2013-2015)
  • Part-time Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST (2012-2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST, (2008-2012)

Major Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, HKUST, (2008-2012)
  • Namtai Scholarship, Shenzhen University, China, (2007)

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013
  • M. Eng. Structural Engineering, Shenzhen University, China, 2008
  • B. Law, Chongqing University, China, 2005
  • B. Eng. Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering, Chongqing University, China, 2005