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“Realizing a sustainable and durable built environment requires the proper understanding of materials properties to structural behavior, concerning ecology, economy and environment.”

Research profile

Qingliang Yu is full professor at Wuhan University and holds a part-time associate professor appointment 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.

Academic background

Qingliang Yu studied Civil Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and Master’s degree in 2006. He obtained his PhD degree in 2012 at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. H.J.H. Brouwers. He has been first an assistant professor and then associate prosessor at TU/e. Currently he is a full professor at Wuhan University and holds a part-time associate professor appoinment at TU/e. He has authored 3 book chapters, 92 scientific journal papers and about 80 international conference papers. He is editor of journal Construction and Building Materials, and reviewer of over 30 leading journals and a number of research funding organizations. 

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Research Output

A nonlinear rate-dependent model for predicting the depth of penetration in ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)

Cao, Y. Y. Y., Tan, Q. H., Jiang, Z. G., Brouwers, J. & Yu, Q., 1 Feb 2020, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 106, 16 p., 103451.

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    A promising process to modify cellulose nanofibers for carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption

    Sepahvand, S., Jonoobi, M., Ashori, A., Gauvin, F., Brouwers, H. J. H., Oksman, K. & Yu, Q., 15 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 230, 10 p., 115571.

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  • Effects of hydrophobic natural expanded silicate aggregates on the properties of structural lightweight aggregate concrete

    Yu, Q. L. Q., Glas, D. J. & Brouwers, H. J. H. J., 2020, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 32, 6, p. 06020006-1- 06020006-10 10 p.

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    Functionally graded ultra-high performance cementitious composite with enhanced impact properties

    Li, P., Sluijsmans, M. J. C., Brouwers, H. J. H. J. & Yu, Q. L. Q., 15 Feb 2020, In : Composites. Part B: Engineering. 183, 9 p., 107680.

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    Additive manufacturing of functional construction materials on-demand

    Sandra S. Lucas (Recipient), Jos Brouwers (Recipient) & Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Recipient), 18 Nov 2019

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Construction and Building Materials (Journal)

    Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Editorial board member)
    15 Sep 201914 Sep 2022

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Student theses

    Application of an innovative binder in wood wool cement board

    Author: Caprai, V., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 1), Yu, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Doudart de la Grée, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Material and structural design aspects of a prefabricated balcony of lightweight concrete

    Author: van Heuveln, E., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Wijte, S. (Supervisor 1), Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2), Bos, F. (Supervisor 2) & Yu, Q. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Microorganism applications in designing hydrophobic concrete

    Author: Zheng, Y., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Qu, Z. (Supervisor 1), Guo, S. (Supervisor 2), Yu, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Performance based design of a structural lightweight concrete, reaching an optimal balance between density and other properties

    Author: Glas, D., 31 May 2017

    Supervisor: Yu, Q. (Supervisor 1), Brouwers, H. (Supervisor 2), Pero, H. (External person) (External coach) & van Casteren, A. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master