Dr Fulin Qu

Dr Fulin Qu

Senior Research Associate
Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Fulin Qu is a Senior Research Associate at the Intelligent Concrete and Infrastructure Materials (ICIM) research group within the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Dr Qu earned a PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in early 2022. Prior to joining UNSW Sydney in 2024, Dr Qu was part of the Research Centre for Resources Engineering towards Carbon Neutrality (RCRE) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr Qu's research is at the forefront of sustainable civil engineering materials, focusing on innovative solutions such as biomass-derived biochar-enhanced composites, advanced geopolymer and coal-based materials, and the utilization of seawater and sea sand. His work also emphasizes the high-volume incorporation of industrial by-products like slag and fly ash, as well as the use of recycled aggregates, all contributing to significant strides in decarbonization and the advancement of a circular economy. Furthermore, Dr Qu's research rigorously assesses the durability and performance of these intelligent, sustainable, and low-carbon materials under extreme conditions, including marine, mining, and sulfate corrosion, as well as high-temperature environments.

Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20), UNSW High Street, Kensington, NSW, 2033
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Lei B; Li X; Guo Y; Qu F; Zhao C; Tam VWY; Wu V; Li W, 2024, 'Recycling of copper tailing as filler material in asphalt paving mastic: A sustainable solution for mining waste recovery', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2024.e03237
    Journal articles | 2024
    Li Y; Zhao H; Hu Y; Qu F; Zhu D; Wang K; Li W, 2024, 'Effect of pore water pressure on mechanical performance of recycled aggregate concrete under triaxial compression', Cement and Concrete Composites, 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2023.105402
    Journal articles | 2024
    Liu J; Wu Y; Qu F; Zhao H; Su Y, 2024, 'Assessment of CO2 Capture in FA/GGBS-Blended Cement Systems: From Cement Paste to Commercial Products', Buildings, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings14010154
    Journal articles | 2024
    Liu X; Chen Z; Lu S; Shi X; Qu F; Cheng D; Wei W; Shon HK; Ni BJ, 2024, 'Persistent free radicals on biochar for its catalytic capability: A review', Water Research, 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2023.120999
    Journal articles | 2024
    Lu D; Fu C; Jiang X; Chen Z; Qu F; Huo Y; Leng Z; Zhong J, 2024, 'Sustainable microwave-heating healing asphalt concrete incorporating functional aggregates and waste ferrite', Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2024.104117
    Journal articles | 2024
    Lu D; Jiang X; Qu F; Huo Y, 2024, 'Mitigating sulfate ions migration in concrete: A targeted approach to address recycled concrete aggregate's impact', Journal of Cleaner Production, 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.141135
    Journal articles | 2024
    Lu D; Qu F; Punetha P; Zeng X; Luo Z; Li W, 2024, 'Graphene oxide nano-engineered recycled aggregate concrete for sustainable construction: A critical review', Developments in the Built Environment, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2024.100444
    Journal articles | 2024
    Meng Y; Zhu X; Zhang Y; Su Y; Qu F; Poon CS; Yan J; Tsang DCW, 2024, 'Valorizing inherent resources from waste streams for in-situ CO2 capture and sequestration in the steel industry', Journal of Cleaner Production, 458, pp. 142486 - 142486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.142486
    Journal articles | 2024
    Qu F; Su Y; Lu D; Li N; Zeng X; Li W, 2024, 'Anti-cracking and shrinkage performance of sustainable concrete incorporating high-volume natural pozzolans: A case design for high-speed railway concrete slab tracks', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2024.e03207
    Journal articles | 2024
    Qu F; Zhang Y; Zhu X; Xu W; Poon CS; Li W; Tsang DCW, 2024, 'Roles of wood waste biochar for chloride immobilization in GGBS-blended cement composites', Construction and Building Materials, 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.134389
    Journal articles | 2024
    Su Y; Qu F; Zhang J; Zhang X, 2024, 'A new bacteria-based self-healing system triggered by sulfate ion for cementitious material', Journal of Building Engineering, 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2024.108886
    Journal articles | 2024
    Xu W; Zhang Y; Li M; Qu F; Poon CS; Zhu X; Tsang DCW, 2024, 'Durability and micromechanical properties of biochar in biochar-cement composites under marine environment', Journal of Cleaner Production, 450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.141842
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lei B; Yu L; Guo Y; Mahmood AH; Qu F; Wang X; Li W, 2023, 'Failure behaviour and damage evolution of multi-recycled aggregate concrete under triaxial compression', Engineering Failure Analysis, 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2023.107572
    Journal articles | 2023
    Qu F; Zhao H; Wu K; Liu Y; Zhao X; Li W, 2023, 'Phase transformation and microstructure of in-situ concrete after 20-year exposure to harsh mining environment: A case study', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2023.e02287
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhou S; Lu Y; Pan Y; Li J; Qu F; Luo Z; Li W, 2023, 'Flowability prediction of recycled α-hemihydrate gypsum for 3D powder printing under combined effects of different glidants using response surface methodology', Developments in the Built Environment, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2023.100265
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dong W; Li W; Guo Y; Qu F; Wang K; Sheng D, 2022, 'Piezoresistive performance of hydrophobic cement-based sensors under moisture and chloride-rich environments', Cement and Concrete Composites, 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104379
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dong W; Li W; Guo Y; Sun Z; Qu F; Liang R; Shah SP, 2022, 'Application of intrinsic cement-based sensor for traffic detections of human motion and vehicle speed', Construction and Building Materials, 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.129130
    Journal articles | 2022
    Du T; Chen J; Qu F; Li C; Zhao H; Xie B; Yuan M; Li W, 2022, 'Degradation prediction of recycled aggregate concrete under sulphate wetting–drying cycles using BP neural network', Structures, 46, pp. 1837 - 1850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.11.035
    Journal articles | 2022
    Du T; Li C; Wang X; Ma L; Qu F; Wang B; Peng J; Li W, 2022, 'Effects of pipe diameter, curing age and exposure temperature on chloride diffusion of concrete with embedded PVC pipe', Journal of Building Engineering, 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104957
    Journal articles | 2022
    Guo Y; Li W; Dong W; Luo Z; Qu F; Yang F; Wang K, 2022, 'Self-sensing performance of cement-based sensor with carbon black and polypropylene fibre subjected to different loading conditions', Journal of Building Engineering, 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.105003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li W; Qu F; Dong W; Mishra G; Shah SP, 2022, 'A comprehensive review on self-sensing graphene/cementitious composites: A pathway toward next-generation smart concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.127284
    Journal articles | 2022
    Qu F; Li W; Guo Y; Zhang S; Zhou JL; Wang K, 2022, 'Chloride-binding capacity of cement-GGBFS-nanosilica composites under seawater chloride-rich environment', Construction and Building Materials, 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.127890
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qu F; Li W; Dong W; Tam VWY; Yu T, 2021, 'Durability deterioration of concrete under marine environment from material to structure: A critical review', Journal of Building Engineering, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.102074
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qu F; Li W; Tang Z; Wang K, 2021, 'Property degradation of seawater sea sand cementitious mortar with GGBFS and glass fiber subjected to elevated temperatures', Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 13, pp. 366 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.04.068
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qu F; Li W; Wang K; Tam VWY; Zhang S, 2021, 'Effects of seawater and undesalted sea sand on the hydration products, mechanical properties and microstructures of cement mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125229
    Journal articles | 2021
    Qu F; Li W; Wang K; Zhang S; Sheng D, 2021, 'Performance deterioration of fly ash/slag-based geopolymer composites subjected to coupled cyclic preloading and sulfuric acid attack', Journal of Cleaner Production, 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128942
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gomes SDC; Zhou JL; Li W; Qu F, 2020, 'Recycling of raw water treatment sludge in cementitious composites: effects on heat evolution, compressive strength and microstructure', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104970
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li P; Li W; Yu T; Qu F; Tam VWY, 2020, 'Investigation on early-age hydration, mechanical properties and microstructure of seawater sea sand cement mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118776
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lu ZH; Wang HJ; Qu F; Zhao YG; Li P; Li W, 2020, 'Novel empirical model for predicting residual flexural capacity of corroded steel reinforced concrete beam', Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 14, pp. 888 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11709-020-0637-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Qu F; Li W; Tao Z; Castel A; Wang K, 2020, 'High temperature resistance of fly ash/GGBFS-based geopolymer mortar with load-induced damage', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-020-01544-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Qu F; Li W; Zeng X; Luo Z; Wang K; Sheng D, 2020, 'Effect of microlimestone on properties of self-consolidating concrete with manufactured sand and mineral admixture', Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 14, pp. 1545 - 1560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11709-020-0678-4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Xue C; Li W; Qu F; Sun Z; Shah SP, 2020, 'Self-healing efficiency and crack closure of smart cementitious composite with crystalline admixture and structural polyurethane', Construction and Building Materials, 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119955
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dong W; Li W; Lu N; Qu F; Vessalas K; Sheng D, 2019, 'Piezoresistive behaviours of cement-based sensor with carbon black subjected to various temperature and water content', Composites Part B: Engineering, 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107488
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zeng X; Li Y; Ran Y; Yang K; Qu F; Wang P, 2018, 'Deterioration mechanism of CA mortar due to simulated acid rain', Construction and Building Materials, 168, pp. 1008 - 1015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.03.033
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liang K; Zeng X; Zhou X; Qu F; Wang P, 2017, 'A new model for the electrical conductivity of cement-based material by considering pore size distribution', Magazine of Concrete Research, 69, pp. 1067 - 1078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.16.00535
    Journal articles | 2017
    Yang K; Qiu X; Qu F; Zeng X; Wang P, 2017, 'Application of XRD and TG-DTG-DTA for Analysis of Content and Components of Asphalt in CA Mortar', Jianzhu Cailiao Xuebao/Journal of Building Materials, 20, pp. 820 - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1007-9629.2017.05.027
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zeng X; Dai Y; Qu F; Ye Y; Xue Y; Wang Z; Zheng Y, 2017, 'Morphology of Limestone Manufactured Sand Based on Image Processing Technology', Xinan Jiaotong Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University, 52, pp. 69 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.0258-2724.2017.01.010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zeng X; Yang K; Wang P; Yan H; Yang R; Qu F, 2016, 'Erosion damage mechanism of CA mortar in slab ballastless track under simulating acid rain', Jianzhu Cailiao Xuebao/Journal of Building Materials, 19, pp. 472 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1007-9629.2016.03.010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zeng XH; Xie YJ; Deng DH; Wang P; Qu FL, 2016, 'A study of the dynamic mechanical properties of CRTS i type CA mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 112, pp. 93 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.08.024

(1)Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "J. Build. Eng., 2021, 35: 102074", Web of Science, 2021;

(2)Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Cem. Concr. Compos., 2022, 126: 104379", Web of Science, 2022.