Engineering and Information Sciences


Tao Yu

Current Positions:

Senior Lecturer


-BEng, Zhejiang University, 2001
-PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2007

Research Interests:

My research interests are in the general field of emerging structural materials and systems, including the application of innovative structural materials (e.g. fibre reinforced polymer) in both new construction and the rehabilitation of existing structures, and the nonlinear finite element analysis of hybrid structures.

Professional Activities:

Associate Editor, Advances in Structural Engineering
Reviewer for Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Engineering Structures, Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE


Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2013

Future Research Topics:

Hybrid FRP-concrete-steel tubular columns

Research Students

  • Kaidi Peng : Compressive Behavior of Hybrid FRP-Concrete-Steel Double-Skin Tubular Columns with a Rib-Stiffened Inner Steel Tube
  • Hongchao Zhao : Novel Hybrid FRP Tubular Standing Roof Supports for Long-wall Mining
  • Junaid Ahmad : Assessment and Retrofitting of Existing Concrete Structures
  • Mohammed Hussein Ali Almalome : Structural behavior of perlite and vermiculite concrete beams reinforced with moulded and pultruded fiberglass grating mesh
  • Le Huang : Structural Behaviour of FRP-Confined Concrete Encased Steel Columns
  • Chun Wa Chan : Structural Behaviour of Hybrid Multiple-tube Concrete Columns Incorporating FRP Composites