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I would like to participate in a wide scope of activities ranging
from innovative research work to basic social practices, from
professional training to orientated communications. More
importantly, I hope I can reach out to the world to get involved in
and also favor the networking between isolated hearts and brains. So
please do not hesitate to contact me if you have got a spark that
may result in a future friendship or cooperation.
I am a
person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many
things I like to do, to see, and to experience. I like to read, I
like to write; I like to think, I like to dream; I like to talk, I
like to listen. I like to see the sunrise in the morning, I like to
see the moonlight at night; I like to feel the music flowing on my
face, I like to smell the wind coming from the ocean. I like to look
at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, I like to do thought
experiment when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. I like
flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in
winter. I like to sleep early, I like to get up late; I like to be
alone, I like to be surrounded by people. In general, I am an
open-minded, trustworthy, generous, caring and easy-going person in
daily life and would like to be a little bit strict in my work.
The goal of
my research is to advance the science and engineering by taking
advantage of creative thinking, engineering practice, and scientific
methodology and spirit. And my area of specification in Civil
Engineering is Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure, and
Sustainability, which have a broad coverage of foundations,
pavements, bridges, tunnels, water and waste water utilities, etc.
But the scope of my research is much broader than traditional
geotechnical studies. My current research focuses on the
multiphysics simulation and innovative characterization in porous
materials. It is very interdisciplinary research with applications
in sustainability of infrastructures, energy resources, environment
protection, and innovative materials. The major object of study,
porous materials, are frequently devoted to a variety of
applications, including catalysis, chemical separation and tissue
engineering and can even set to contribute to developments in areas
ranging from microelectronics to medical diagnose. Research efforts
have been forwarded to the topic in the past years including
multiphysics simulations of soil freezing, cement hydration, and gas
hydrate dissociation, and innovative characterization using time
domain reflectometry sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and tensiometers.
I will keep up the hard work for a holistic understanding on various
multiphysical processes in porous materials and for more solid and
convenient technologies for characterizing porous materials.