Tung Chai Ling

Biography


Tung-Chai Ling (Bill), Ph.D., a Professor with extensive international working experience, currently working in Construction Materials Department (sector: Sustainable Waste Recycling), at Hunan University. He has lived and worked across three continents: Asia (Malaysia, Hong Kong and China), Europe (UK) and North America (USA). For the past few years, he has successfully secured over USD 2 Million for research projects and published 89 peer-reviewed journal papers, with an ISI H-index of 28

With his own Environmental Green Construction Materials research team, his main research focus is developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly concrete products through innovative materials science and CO2  technology. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A (SCI Journal), and serves as a reviewer for a number of leading international journals. He is also an active member of RILEM TC 258-AAA, RILEM TC WRM, RILEM TC CCC, ACI-555, ACI-China Chapter, American Ceramic Society-Cement Division and the Chinese Ceramic Society-Solid Waste Division.

 

Education 


Ph.D.   (Civil Engineering)
University of Technology Malaysia, 2008

M.Eng. (Highway & Traffic Engineering)
University of Technology Malaysia, 2005 


B. Eng. (Civil Engineering)
University of Technology Malaysia, 2003
 
 

Working Experience



Feb 2016 – present Professor, Hunan University, China.

Jun 2015- Jan 2016 United States National Academies (NRC) Senior Research Associate, Federal Highway Administration (USA)
 
Jun 2014- May 2015 Project Leader, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited (HK)
 
Jan 2014- Jun 2014 Research Fellow, PolyU Technology & Consultancy Company Limited (HK)
 
Mar 2012-Dec 2013 Lecturer, University of Birmingham (UK)
 
July 2013-Aug 2013 Visiting Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK)
 
Jun 2009-Feb 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK)


Scientific Societies and Committees



- Fellow of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute.

- Senior Member of RILEM and the following technical committees:
  1. RILEM TC 258-AAA , Avoiding Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete – Performance-Based Concept. Contributing to reviewing ASR prevention approaches using prior prior, during and after the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China.
  2. RILEM TC CCC , Carbonation of Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials. Contributing to the interaction of CO2 with different waste materials.
  3. RILEM TC WMR , Valorization of Waste and Secondary Materials for Roads. Contributing to the recycling and use of glass and rubber in concrete pavements.
- Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and of ACI Committee 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials.
- Member of the ACI-China Chapter.
- Member of the American Ceramic Society (Cements Division).
- Member of The Chinese Ceramic Society- Solid Waste Subcommittee.

- Guest Editor for:
A special issue of Alternative cementitious materials, and their composite (2017) by the journal Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (SCI).

- Editorial Board Member for:
The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal, Journal of Zhejiang University- Science A (SCI), Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology.

- Peer Reviewer for Scholarly Journals:
Materials and Structures, Cement and Concrete Composites, Waste Management, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Environmental Science and Technology, ASCE Journal Materials in Civil Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, Construction and Building Materials-Outstanding Contribution (2014), International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Computers and Concrete, Thermochimica Acta, Chemosphere, Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Indian Journal of Engineering And Materials Science, Proceedings of the ICE- Construction Materials, Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Case Studies in Construction Materials,Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, Buildings, International Journal of Physical Science,  Sustainable Environment Research.


Teaching Experience 


Main Courses Taught:
2016-present (Hunan University, China)
 
CE04009-Materials in Civil Engineering (Undergraduate)
CE06081 -Composite Materials in Civil Engineering (Undergraduate)
A1601050M-Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structure (Postgraduate)
A1601045M-Microstructure Testing and Analysis of Cement-based Materials (Postgraduate)
  
Prior to 2016 (University of Birmingham, UK)

Structural Engineering (Undergraduate)
Construction Practice & Management (Undergraduate)

Multi-Disciplinary Design Project (Undergraduate)
Civil Engineering Research Project (Postgraduate)
Construction Technology (Postgraduate)


Awards and Honors



► Robert L'Hermite medalist, 2020.
ESI hot paper and highly cited paper "Characteristics of steel slags and their use in cement and concrete-A review", 2019.
 ESI highly cited paper " Recycling difficult-to-treat e-waste cathode-ray-tube glass as construction and building materials: A critical review", 2018.
►  30 Finalist of Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian  Award ,  Malaysia, 2015.
►  The  Thousand Young Talent Program for Young  Expert , China, 2014.
►  National Research Council  Senior Research Associate  Fellowship , United State of America, 2014.
►  Paper entitled "  Use of phase change materials for thermal energy storage in concrete: An overview  "has been recognized as  Most Cited  Articles for Construction and Building Materials for articles published since 2011, extracted from Scopus.
►  Most Downloaded Articles  for Cement and Concrete Composites, July-September 2011.
►  Best paper  in the NICOM4, ​​2012 and published in a Special Issue in Cement and Concrete Composites
►  Best paper  in the ISWA, 2011 and published in a Special Issue in Environmental Technology
►  Best paper  in the 1st SusCoM 2010 and published in Journal of Wuhan University of Technology
►  Best paper  award in 7th Malaysia Road Conference 2007
►  UT Fellowship Award (2003-2005)
►  UT Dean's Endowment (1999-2000)


Master and Doctoral Theses Guidance



Supervision Summary:

7 Junior and Senior Researchers supervised since 2016
 
- 5 Post-Doctoral Researchers
- 8 PhD Candidates (2 are co-supervised with Prof. Mo, K. H and Prof. CS Poon respectively) 
  
19 Master Students and Undergraduate Students (SIT) supervised since 2016
 
Researchers and Students Summary:

Name Position Project Status Role
Dr. Nicholas LIPPIATT Post-Doctoral Researcher Completed Main Supervisor
Dr. Senthil Kumar K Post-Doctoral Researcher Completed Main Supervisor
Dr. Sarra DRISSI Post-Doctoral Researcher Completed Main Supervisor
Dr. Hamideh Mehdizadeh Post-Doctoral Researcher Ongoing Main Supervisor
Dr. Lufan Li Post-Doctoral Researcher Ongoing Main Supervisor
Yi LIU PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Yuxuan LIU PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Pengfei Ren PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Suqing YANG PhD Candidate Ongoing Co-Supervisor
Tan Tee How PhD Candidate Ongoing Co-Supervisor
Jixin Wei PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Hao Yu PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Xin Shao PhD Candidate Ongoing Main Supervisor
Xiao XU Master Student Ongoing Main Supervisor
Yi JIANG Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Xiaoxiao JIA Master Student Ongoing Main Supervisor
Yazi MENG Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Xuemiao LI Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Weihao TIAN Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Xiongfei CHENG Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Quan CHENG Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Minjiao SHI Master Student Completed Main Supervisor
Fang Ping ZHU Master Student Ongoing Main Supervisor
Chen Xi TANG Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Yuqin Wu Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Yujia Xiao Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Rumeng Chen Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Shaoxiang DENG Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Yingting Wang Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Xinzhuo ZHONG Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Mengting MA Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor
Yuanlan ZHANG Master Student Ongoing Main supervisor