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Professor Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates Supervisor of Master's Candidates
Prof. Dong studied and worked in Dalian University of Technology (China). He has an internationally recognized track record of publications in engineering mechanics, materials science and civil & hydraulic engineering. Such areas include (but not limited to) (1) exploring the application of fracture mechanics in concrete structural analysis; (2) investigation on shrinkage and creep behaviours of cement-based materials; (3) development on the fracture test method for concrete, rock and other quasi-brittle construction materials; (4) evaluation of safety and durability on the concrete dams in service. The quality of his contributions is reflected in his citation index (679: excluding self-citations in Scopus database accessed on 01/09/2020) with H-factor: 14 and i10-index 22. Prof. Dong has over 10 years of formal teaching experience to undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of backgrounds which gives him challenging and rewarding classroom discussion. In 2016, due to the positive and productive nature of his classroom approach, he won the 1st Class Award of the Young Faculty Teaching Competition of National Hydraulics Discipline in China. He has supervised 57 of BSc and 15 MSc students, and is supervising 3 Ph.D students in their research projects.