Engineering and Information Sciences


Tao Yu

Current Positions:

Head of Postgraduate Studies


-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
Associate Editor, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Composites for Construction ASCE
Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Building Structures
Reviewer for Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Engineering Structures, Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE


Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2013

Future Research Topics:

Infrastructural Application of Composites

Research Students

  • Hongchao Zhao : Novel Hybrid FRP Tubular Standing Roof Supports for Long-wall Mining
  • Amin Izadi : Nonlinear Inelastic Analysis of Elliptical Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns
  • 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