Chun-Qing Li


Professor Chun-Qing Li has been a professor of civil engineering since 2006 initially in the UK and now at RMIT, Australia. He obtained his PhD in 1994 on time-dependent reliability theory and its application to structural assessment. He is the fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers of UK (FICE) as well as the Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust). He is also a chartered professional engineer of these two institutions. He was the Head of School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at RMIT University from 2011 to 2016 during which period he changed the culture of the School and doubled the research outputs of the School.

His core research expertise is time-dependent reliability theory and its application to service life prediction of deteriorating materials and structures. His contribution in time-dependent reliability theory is that he derived a closed-form solution for first passage probability for non-stationary Gaussian stochastic processes in 1993 and more recently (2016) he derived a new solution to first passage probability for nonstationary and non-Gaussian process. Professor Li is one of the first researchers to advance research on corrosion from material perspective to mechanical and structural perspectives since 1998; one of the first to apply first passage probability method to service life prediction of deteriorating structures since 2004; one of the first to propose risk-cost optimisation for developing maintenance strategy for deteriorating structures since 2007; and one of the first to develop models for mixed modes fracture failures of buried pipes since 2013.

He recently discovered that the fracture toughness consists of both elastic and plastic parts and developed models for total fracture toughness in 2016. His research in risk-based service life prediction of civil infrastructure was rated "international leading" (i.e., 4* - the highest rating) in UK's 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. He has published over 250 papers and more than 120 papers are published in high quality international journals. He has been awarded many research grants in total over $10 m since 2000 as lead or sole CI from both national research councils of UK and Australia where he has worked.

Research Interests:

  • Structural risk assessment
  • Corrosion and its effect on material degradation
  • Underground pipes

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