Wei Sha

    Wei Sha

    Dean of Postgraduates

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4017

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
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    Research Statement

    I graduated from the University of Oxford in 1992 with a PhD in Materials Science after completing a Bachelor degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing. I then joined Imperial College as a postdoctoral research assistant and am now a professor at Queen’s University Belfast. I have never been out of a university since 1981 except for a six-month period in 1997 when seconded to the Steel Construction Institute as a consultant engineer. I have been thoroughly enjoying this academic career though, having authored more than 360 scientific papers and 5 books. I am a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and a Fellow of The Institute of Metal Finishing, and was winner of Engineering Employers’ Federation Trophy and the Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award.

    Research Interests

    Sustainable Construction Materials and Structures


    Member, Editorial Panel of Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 2014-2018.
    Member, Editorial Board of Materials Science and Technology, 2013-.
    Member, Editorial Board of Materials Science and Engineering A, 2012-.
    Member, Editorial Board of Surface and Coatings Technology, 2011-2018.
    Member, Editorial Board of Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2009-.
    Member, Editorial Board of Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 2009-.

    External examiner of PhD theses for B.S. Abdur Rahman University (India), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (India), Andhra University (India), Jilin University (China), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, Queen Mary University of London, University of Southampton, Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland), Varna Technical University (Bulgaria).

    Seminars or lectures given at external organisations:
    College of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, China
    School of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China
    School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University Ningbo Institute of Technology, China
    College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, China
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, India
    Advanced Structural Steel Group, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Advanced Materials Institute, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University
    Mechanics of Materials Research Group, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
    Department of Materials, Queen Mary, University of London
    Materials Research Group, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton
    Sterling Group lecture tour to Kuala Lumpur (4 school/colleges) and Singapore (3 junior colleges)
    Institute of Metal Science, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    School of Materials Science & Engineering, Clemson University
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Ohio State University
    Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials
    School of Materials Science, Harbin Institute of Technology
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Surrey
    Institut de Sciences des Matériaux, Université Paris-Sud
    Faculte des Sciences, Université de Rouen
    Centre for Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University
    Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University

    Willingness to take PhD students


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