Dr. Denvid Lau

denvid-at-mit-dot-edu

http://web.mit.edu/denvid/www/

   
       

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Ph.D. (2012), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
S.M. (2009), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
M.Phil.(2006), Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
B.Eng. (2004), Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

 

Research Interests:
Fracture mechanics; Moisture effect on material properties; FRP repairing and strengthening; FRP-reinforced concrete; Atomistic modeling; Multiscale modeling.


Selected Awards:

  1. Harvey Fellowship by Mustard Seed Foundation, Fall 2011.
  2. EMI 2011 Student Poster Award (top 15 posters), Summer 2011.
  3. GSC Travel Grant Award at MIT, Summer 2010.
  4. Marvin E. Goody Awards at MIT, Fall 2007.
  5. Croucher Foundation Fellowship to study for Ph.D., 2006.
  6. DuPont Scholarship for graduate studies, 2005.

Selected Publications:

  1. Denvid Lau, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus J Buehler (2012), "Characterization of the intrinsic strength between epoxy and silica using a multiscale approach", Journal of Materials Research 27(14): 1787-1796.
  2. Denvid Lau, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus J. Buehler (2012), "Multiscale modeling of organic-inorganic interface: From molecular dynamics simulation to finite element modeling", 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, 9-13 April 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  3. Denvid Lau (2012), "Moisture-induced Debonding in concrete-epoxy interface", The HKIE Transaction 19 (3): 33-38.
  4. Oral Buyukozturk, Markus J Buehler, Denvid Lau and Chakrapan Tuakta (2011), "Structural Solution Using Molecular Dynamics: Fundamentals and a Case Study of Epoxy-Silica Interface", International Journal of Solids and Structures 48 (14-15): 2131-2140.
  5. Denvid Lau, Chakrapan Tuakta, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus Buehler (2011), "Modeling of Interfaces: A Continuum to Atomistic Approach", 2011 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 2-4 June 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  6. Denvid Lau (2010), Durability of Concrete/Epoxy Bonded System, ISBN-NR.: 978-3-8433-6932-9, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.
  7. Denvid Lau and Oral Buyukozturk (2010), "Fracture Characterization of Concrete/Epoxy Interface Affected by Moisture", Mechanics of Materials 42 (12): 1031-1042.
  8. Denvid Lau and Hoat Joen Pam (2010), "Experimental Study of Hybrid FRP Reinforced Concrete Beams", Engineering Structures 32 (12): 3857-3865.
  9. Denvid Lau, Markus Buehler and Oral Buyukozturk (2010), "Bond Weakening of Silica-Epoxy Interface Under Moisture – An Atomistic Approach", 2010 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 8-11 August 2010, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  10. Denvid Lau and Oral Buyukozturk (2009), "Moisture Degradation in Concrete/Epoxy Systems", The 9th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures , 13-15 July 2009, Sydney, Australia.
  11. Denvid Lau (2009), Use of Advanced Composite Materials for Innovative Building Design Solutions, S.M. Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  12. Oral Buyukozturk, Chakrapan Tuakta and Denvid Lau (2008), "Durability of Cementitious Materials and Multi-material Systems", Journal of Ready Mix Concrete, No. 89, pp. 64-75, September/October 2008 (in Turkish).
  13. Oral Buyukozturk and Denvid Lau (2007), "High Performance Concrete: Fundamentals and Application", The International Conference on Developments and Application of Concrete Technology, 28-30 November 2007, Istanbul.
  14. Denvid Lau (2006), Flexural Ductility Improvement of FRP-reinforced Concrete Members, M.Phil. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.
  15. Denvid Lau and Hoat Joen Pam (2006), "Ductility Improvement of RCFRP Flexural Members", The 2nd International Fib Congress, 5-8 June 2006, Naples, Italy.

Posters:

  1. Denvid Lau, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus Buehler (2011), "Multiscale modeling of interface : A bottom-up approach", Materials Day 2011, 18 October 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  2. Denvid Lau, Oral Buyukozturk and Markus Buehler (2011), "Moisture-induced Debonding in Bi-material Layered System : A Multiscale Problem", 2011 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, 2-4 June 2011, Boston, MA, USA.

Personal Hobbies:
Violin, Chess, Table Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Church Choir.