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2018 Laureate Profile: Distinguished Professor Hong Hao

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Distinguished Professor Hong Hao

Distinguished Professor Hong Hao

Administering Organisation: Curtin University

Discipline Area: Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences

Fellowship project summary:


This project aims to develop next generation construction of multi-hazard resilient structures for the safety and wellbeing of the public, society and economy, as well as structural health monitoring techniques for effective engineering asset management. Sustainable infrastructure development involves the use of green materials to reduce greenhouse gas emission, and new technologies to reduce construction and life-cycle maintenance cost. The project will use new green materials and techniques to prefabricate structural components which can be easily assembled and dismantled to meet the requirement for adaptation to technology advancement, urban planning and climate change. The project will advance the construction practice for sustainable infrastructure development.

Australian Research Council funding: $2,253,312

About Professor Hao

Distinguished Professor Hong Hao is a civil engineer based at the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University.

Professor Hao’s research interests include structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, blast and impact engineering, and structural health monitoring.

For his work, Professor Hao was named a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 2016, and was a finalist in the 2010 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Defence Science and Technology. He served as President of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society from 2011–2013, and since 2010 has held the position of Deputy President of the International Association of Protective Structures. Professor Hao is also Chief Editor of the International Journal of Protective Structures and International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering.

Find out more about Professor Hao’s research by visiting his profile page on the Curtin University website.

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.

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