Qingliang Yu is Associate Professor of Functional Building Materials in the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests primarily concern cement-bound materials, from materials to structural behavior understanding, covering micro-, meso- and macro-level. His current research topics include functional building materials with air purifying, self-cleaning, or (ultra)high performance, concerning sustainability including alternative binders design like alkali-activated binder and application of industrial by-products or waste materials and durability under different exposure environment. His research follows the complete chain of knowledge from materials at molecular level to structural element, applying both experimental and modelling approaches. The current portfolio is well supported by his unique educational background from Civil Engineering to Materials Science.
Qingliang Yu studied Civil Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT), and earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and Master’s degree in 2006. His Master’s thesis was on materials design of high performance pre-stressed concrete structure. He then worked as researcher in WHUT until December 2007, where he worked on concrete structural analysis and health monitoring. He started his PhD research at University of Twente in January 2008, and moved to Eindhoven University of Technology in September 2009 following his supervisor professor H.J.H. Brouwers, where he gained his PhD degree in May 2012, with the research topic of designing advanced calcium sulfate-based building materials for improved indoor air quality. From January 2012 to January 2014, he was post-doctoral researcher at TU/e. In January 2014 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the group Building Materials at TU/e and received tenure in December 2016. In September 2019, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He has authored 3 book chapters, about 80 scientific journal papers and 80 international conference papers. He is editor of journal Construction and Building Materials, and reviewer of over 30 leading journals.
Photocatalytic performance and dispersion stability of nanodispersed TiO2 hydrosol in electrolyte solutions with different cationsJournal of Environmental Sciences (2020)
Development and properties evaluation of sustainable ultra-high performance pastes with quaternary blendsJournal of Cleaner Production (2019)
Uptake of heavy metal ions in layered double hydroxides and applications in cementitious materialsConstruction and Building Materials (2019)
Enhancing flexural performance of ultra-high performance concrete by an optimized layered-structure conceptComposites. Part B: Engineering (2019)
Properties of multifunctional lightweight mortars containing zeolite and natural fibersJournal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials (2019)
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