Associate Professor Wengui Li

Associate Professor Wengui Li

Associate Professor

PhD in Structural Engineering, Tongji University / Northwestern University (USA), Mar 2009 - Nov 2013

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

ARC Future Fellow, Scientia Associate Professor in Construction Materials and Structural Engineering

Wengui Li is a Scientia Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) in Australia. He has earned international recognition for his pioneering research in the fields of intelligent/smart concrete and sustainable construction materials. Wengui received his Joint Doctoral Degree from Tongji University and Northwestern University in 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he studied as a Predoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) at Northwestern University, USA.

With his expertise in connecting material properties of concrete to structural responses at multiple scales, ranging from the nano to structural levels, Wengui has established the "Intelligent Concrete and Infrastructure Materials" (ICIM) research group in the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES) at UNSW. The group focuses on developing new functionalities and nanotechnology for concrete to enhance its properties, making it smarter and more sustainable for future infrastructure. Through his extensive experience collaborating with leading experts from universities and industries worldwide, including Australia, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, China and Japan. Wengui is an International Excellence Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

Wengui’s research interests are centered on multifunctional concrete and low-carbon construction materials, with a particular focus on smart concrete (e.g., self-sensing, self-healing, hydrophobicity, photocatalysis, energy-saving), recycled aggregate concrete materials and structures, solid waste recovery for construction materials, low-carbon concrete, and CO2 mineralized concrete, concrete nanotechnology (e.g., nanomodification, nanocharacterization), concrete durability (e.g., chloride transport, reinforcement corrosion), seawater-sea sand concrete materials and structures, fire resistance of concrete, and pavement materials and technology.

Wengui has an impressive track record in securing research funding from various sources, including the Australian Research Council (ARC), public government, and industry schemes. He was awarded the ARC Future Fellow Project (one of only two in FoR: 4005 – Civil Engineering) in 2023, an ARC DECRA Project in 2015, two ARC Discovery Projects, one ARC Linkage Project, two ARC ITR Hub Component Projects, and two ARC LIEF Projects. He also received an Innovation Connections grant from the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science.

Wengui has a prolific publication record with over 200 refereed journal papers published in Scopus, generating over 10,000 citations, and earning him an h-index of 54. In Google Scholar, he has over 12,200 citations and an h-index of 56. Notably, his work has been highly cited, with seven Highly Cited Papers recognized by Clarivate (Web of Science). He also has an impressive track record as an editor, committee member, and conference organizer. For example, he serves as an editor (associate) or editorial board member for 7 international journals, including Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Case Studies in Construction Materials (Elsevier), and Sustainable Materials and Technologies (Elsevier).

Phone
+61 2 9065 2473
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20), Room 615, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Dong W; Li W; Liebscher M; Mechtcherine V, 2023, 'Development of Self-sensing Cementitious Composites with Improved Water and Chloride Resistance', in RILEM Bookseries, pp. 499 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33187-9_46
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Nguyen Q; Gomes S; Alnahhal M; Li W; Kim T; Castel A, 2023, 'Testing Geopolymer Concrete Performance in Chloride Environment', in International RILEM Conference on Synergising expertise towards sustainability and robustness of CBMs and concrete structures Volume 2, Springer Link, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33187-9_111
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Li W; Dong W; Shah SP, 2022, 'Piezoresistivity of Carbon Black/Cement-Based Sensor Enhanced with Polypropylene Fibre', in RILEM Bookseries, pp. 889 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83719-8_76
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Tang Z; Li W, 2021, 'Utilization of recycled aggregate in geopolymer concrete development: A case study', in Low Carbon Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous Wastes, pp. 343 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824004-5.00015-3
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Zhang X; Tang Z; Ke G; Li W, 2021, 'Mechanical properties and durability of sustainable concrete containing various industrial solid wastes', in Transportation Research Record, pp. 797 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03611981211031236
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Tang Z; Li WG; Li PR; Shah SP, 2020, 'Durability of Sustainable Construction Materials with Solid Wastes', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 3 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_1
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Chen K; Liu Q; Chen B; Zhang S; Ferrara L; Li W, 2024, 'Effect of raw materials on the performance of 3D printing geopolymer: A review', Journal of Building Engineering, 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2024.108501
    Journal articles | 2024
    Ke Y; Zhang SS; Jedrzejko MJ; Lin G; Li WG; Nie XF, 2024, 'Strength models of near-surface mounted (NSM) fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) shear-strengthened RC beams based on machine learning approaches', Composite Structures, 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2024.118045
    Journal articles | 2024
    Lei B; Yang W; Guo Y; Wang X; Xiong Q; Wang K; Li W, 2024, 'Interfacial adhesion between recycled aggregate and asphalt mastic filled with recycled concrete powder', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2023.e02721
    Journal articles | 2024
    Lei B; Yu L; Guo Y; Xue H; Wang X; Zhang Y; Dong W; Dehn F; Li W, 2024, 'Triaxial mechanical behaviours and life cycle assessment of sustainable multi-recycled aggregate concrete', Science of the Total Environment, 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.171381
    Journal articles | 2024
    Li W; Guo Y; Zhang X; Dong W; Li X; Yu T; Wang K, 2024, 'Development of self-sensing ultra-high-performance concrete using hybrid carbon black and carbon nanofibers', Cement and Concrete Composites, 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2024.105466
    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 Q; Cheng S; Sun C; Chen K; Li W; Tam VWY, 2024, 'Steel cable bonding in fresh mortar and 3D printed beam flexural behavior', Automation in Construction, 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2023.105165
    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
    Wang X; Li W; Guo Y; Kashani A; Wang K; Ferrara L; Agudelo I, 2024, 'Concrete 3D printing technology for sustainable construction: A review on raw material, concrete type and performance', Developments in the Built Environment, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dibe.2024.100378
    Journal articles | 2024
    Zhan P; Wang J; Zhao H; Li W; Shah SP; Xu J, 2024, 'Impact of synthetic C-S-H seeds on early hydration and pore structure evolution of cement pastes: A study by 1H low-field NMR and path analysis', Cement and Concrete Research, 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107376
    Journal articles | 2024
    Zhao H; Hu Y; Li Y; Wang K; Dehn F; Li W, 2024, 'Triaxial compressive performance of recycled aggregate/glass sand concrete: Experimental study and mechanism analysis', Journal of Cleaner Production, 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.141006
    Journal articles | 2024
    Zhao H; Li W; Gan Y; Mahmood AH; Zhao X; Wang K, 2024, 'Nano- and Microscopic Investigation on the Strengthening Mechanism of ITZs Using Waste Glass Powder in Modeled Aggregate Concrete', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JMCEE7.MTENG-16956
    Journal articles | 2023
    Deng Z; Li W; Dong W; Sun Z; Kodikara J; Sheng D, 2023, 'Multifunctional asphalt concrete pavement toward smart transport infrastructure: Design, performance and perspective', Composites Part B: Engineering, 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2023.110937
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fan J; Yan J; Zhou M; Xu Y; Lu Y; Duan P; Zhu Y; Zhang Z; Li W; Wang A; Sun D, 2023, 'Heavy metals immobilization of ternary geopolymer based on nickel slag, lithium slag and metakaolin', Journal of Hazardous Materials, 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.131380
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gomes SDC; Nguyen QD; Li W; Castel A, 2023, 'Carbonation resistance of calcined clay-ground granulated blast furnace slag alkali-activated mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.131811
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jahandari S; Tao Z; Alim MA; Li W, 2023, 'Integral waterproof concrete: A comprehensive review', Journal of Building Engineering, 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.107718
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ke G; Duanxiong K; Zhang X; Tang Z; Yang R; Li W, 2023, 'Synthesis of Quaternary Hydrotalcite-Carbon Nanotube Composite and Its Sulfate Adsorption Performance in Cement Paste', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JMCEE7.MTENG-15248
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ke Y; Shi FL; Zhang SS; Nie XF; Li WG, 2023, 'Strength Model for Debonding Failure in RC Beams Flexurally Strengthened with NSM FRP and Anchored with FRP U-Jackets', Journal of Composites for Construction, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JCCOF2.CCENG-4215
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lei B; Xiong Q; Zhao H; Dong W; Tam VWY; Sun Z; Li W, 2023, 'Performance of asphalt mortar with recycled concrete powder under different filler-to-asphalt weight ratios', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2023.e01834
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lei B; Yu H; Guo Y; Dong W; Liang R; Wang X; Lin X; Wang K; Li W, 2023, 'Fracture behaviours of sustainable multi-recycled aggregate concrete under combined compression-shear loading', Journal of Building Engineering, 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.106382
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lei B; Yu H; Guo Y; Zhao H; Wang K; Li W, 2023, 'Mechanical properties of multi-recycled aggregate concrete under combined compression-shear loading', Engineering Failure Analysis, 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2022.106910
    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
    Li P; Li W; Wang K; Zhao H; Shah SP, 2023, 'Hydration and microstructure of cement paste mixed with seawater – An advanced investigation by SEM-EDS method', Construction and Building Materials, 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.131925
    Journal articles | 2023
    Li P; Li W; Wang K; Zhou JL; Castel A; Zhang S; Shah SP, 2023, 'Hydration of Portland cement with seawater toward concrete sustainability: Phase evolution and thermodynamic modelling', Cement and Concrete Composites, 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2023.105007
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lin X; Li W; Castel A; Kim T; Huang Y; Wang K, 2023, 'A comprehensive review on self-healing cementitious composites with crystalline admixtures: Design, performance and application', Construction and Building Materials, 409, pp. 134108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.134108
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lin X; Li W; Guo Y; Dong W; Castel A; Wang K, 2023, 'Biochar-cement concrete toward decarbonisation and sustainability for construction: Characteristic, performance and perspective', Journal of Cleaner Production, 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.138219
    Journal articles | 2023
    Liu Q; Tang H; Chen K; Sun C; Li W; Jiao S; Tam VWY, 2023, 'Improving industrial drying process of recycled fine aggregates as a means of carbonation to improve the mechanical properties and plastic shrinkage of self-leveling mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.133001
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ma M; Tam VWY; Le KN; Butera A; Li W; Wang X, 2023, 'COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND LAWS FOR POLICY MAKERS IN CHINA', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 29, pp. 107 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2023.16581
    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
    Tang Z; Li W; Peng Q; Yan L, 2023, 'Quasi-Static Cyclic Behavior of CFRP-Confined Geopolymeric Composites', Journal of Composites for Construction, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/JCCOF2.CCENG-4138
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wang X; Li W; Huang Y; Zhang S; Wang K, 2023, 'Study on shape-stabilised paraffin-ceramsite composites with stable strength as phase change material (PCM) for energy storage', Construction and Building Materials, 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.131678
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhang X; Wang X; Wan C; Yang B; Tang Z; Li W, 2023, 'Performance evaluation of asphalt binder and mixture modified by pre-treated crumb rubber', Construction and Building Materials, 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.129777
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhao H; Li W; Gan Y; Wang K; Luo Z, 2023, 'Nano/microcharacterization and image analysis on bonding behaviour of ITZs in recycled concrete enhanced with waste glass powder', Construction and Building Materials, 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.131904
    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
    Dong W; Li W; Guo Y; Wang K; Sheng D, 2022, 'Mechanical properties and piezoresistive performances of intrinsic graphene nanoplate/cement-based sensors subjected to impact load', Construction and Building Materials, 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126978
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dong W; Li W; Sun Z; Ibrahim I; Sheng D, 2022, 'Intrinsic graphene/cement-based sensors with piezoresistivity and superhydrophobicity capacities for smart concrete infrastructure', Automation in Construction, 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103983
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Shah SP; Sheng D, 2022, 'Multifunctional cementitious composites with integrated self-sensing and self-healing capacities using carbon black and slaked lime', Ceramics International, 48, pp. 19851 - 19863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.03.260
    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
    Guo Y; Li W; Dong W; Wang K; He X; Vessalas K; Sheng D, 2022, 'Self-sensing cement-based sensors with superhydrophobic and self-cleaning capacities after silane-based surficial treatments', Case Studies in Construction Materials, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2022.e01311
    Journal articles | 2022
    He X; Wang F; Li W; Sheng D, 2022, 'Deep learning for efficient stochastic analysis with spatial variability', Acta Geotechnica, 17, pp. 1031 - 1051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11440-021-01335-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hu JY; Zhang SS; Chen E; Li WG, 2022, 'A review on corrosion detection and protection of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures', Construction and Building Materials, 325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126718
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li W; Dong W; Guo Y; Wang K; Shah SP, 2022, 'Advances in multifunctional cementitious composites with conductive carbon nanomaterials for smart infrastructure', Cement and Concrete Composites, 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2022.104454
    Journal articles | 2022
    Li W; Konsta-Gdoutos M; Shi X; Sobolev K; Shah SP, 2022, 'Editorial: Intelligent Concrete, New Functionalities and Nanotechnology', Frontiers in Materials, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2022.854580
    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
    Lu ZH; Wang J; Tang Z; Zhao YG; Li W, 2022, 'A novel cohesive zone model for predicting the interface bonding behaviours of the ballastless track of high-speed railway', Structures, 41, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.04.082
    Journal articles | 2022
    Luo Z; Li W; Wang K; Shah SP; Sheng D, 2022, 'Nano/micromechanical characterisation and image analysis on the properties and heterogeneity of ITZs in geopolymer concrete', Cement and Concrete Research, 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106677
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen QD; Afroz S; Zhang Y; Kim T; Li W; Castel A, 2022, 'Autogenous and total shrinkage of limestone calcined clay cement (LC3) concretes', Construction and Building Materials, 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125720
    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 | 2022
    Tang Z; Li W; Peng Q; Tam VWY; Wang K, 2022, 'Study on the failure mechanism of geopolymeric recycled concrete using digital image correlation method', Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 11, pp. 161 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2021.1897706
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang L; Tang S; Chen TE; Li W; Gunasekara C, 2022, 'Sustainable High-Performance Hydraulic Concrete', Sustainability (Switzerland), 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su14020695
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang X; Li W; Luo Z; Wang K; Shah SP, 2022, 'A critical review on phase change materials (PCM) for sustainable and energy efficient building: Design, characteristic, performance and application', Energy and Buildings, 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.111923
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang SS; Ke Y; Chen E; Biscaia H; Li WG, 2022, 'Effect of load distribution on the behaviour of RC beams strengthened in flexure with near-surface mounted (NSM) FRP', Composite Structures, 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114782
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhao H; Hu Y; Tang Z; Wang K; Li Y; Li W, 2022, 'Deterioration of concrete under coupled aggressive actions associated with load, temperature and chemical attacks: A comprehensive review', Construction and Building Materials, 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126466
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Guo Y; Sun Z; Tao Z; Li W, 2021, 'Development of piezoresistive cement-based sensor using recycled waste glass cullets coated with carbon nanotubes', Journal of Cleaner Production, 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127968
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Li W; Shen L; Zhang S; Vessalas K, 2021, 'Integrated self-sensing and self-healing cementitious composite with microencapsulation of nano-carbon black and slaked lime', Materials Letters, 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2020.128834
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Li W; Tao Z, 2021, 'A comprehensive review on performance of cementitious and geopolymeric concretes with recycled waste glass as powder, sand or cullet', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105664
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Li W; Vessalas K; He X; Sun Z; Sheng D, 2021, 'Piezoresistivity deterioration of smart graphene nanoplate/cement-based sensors subjected to sulphuric acid attack', Composites Communications, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2020.100563
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Shah SP, 2021, 'Physicochemical and Piezoresistive properties of smart cementitious composites with graphene nanoplates and graphite plates', Construction and Building Materials, 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122943
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dong W; Li W; Zhu X; Sheng D; Shah SP, 2021, 'Multifunctional cementitious composites with integrated self-sensing and hydrophobic capacities toward smart structural health monitoring', Cement and Concrete Composites, 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.103962
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gao C; Huang L; Yan L; Kasal B; Li W; Jin R; Wang Y; Li Y; Deng P, 2021, 'Compressive performance of fiber reinforced polymer encased recycled concrete with nanoparticles', Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 14, pp. 2727 - 2738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.07.159
    Journal articles | 2021
    He X; Wang F; Li W; Sheng D, 2021, 'Efficient reliability analysis considering uncertainty in random field parameters: Trained neural networks as surrogate models', Computers and Geotechnics, 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104212
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jiang S; Shen L; Li W, 2021, 'An experimental study of aggregate shape effect on dynamic compressive behaviours of cementitious mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124443
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lei B; Li W; Luo Z; Li X; Tam VWY; Tang Z, 2021, 'Performance deterioration of sustainable recycled aggregate concrete under combined cyclic loading and environmental actions', Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 10, pp. 23 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2020.1767722
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li P; Li W; Sun Z; Shen L; Sheng D, 2021, 'Development of sustainable concrete incorporating seawater: A critical review on cement hydration, microstructure and mechanical strength', Cement and Concrete Composites, 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2021.104100
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li W; Dong W; Castel A; Sheng D, 2021, 'Self-sensing cement-based sensors for structural health monitoring toward smart infrastructure', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 154, pp. 24 - 32
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li W; Luo Z; Gan Y; Wang K; Shah SP, 2021, 'Nanoscratch on mechanical properties of interfacial transition zones (ITZs) in fly ash-based geopolymer composites', Composites Science and Technology, 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2021.109001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ling Y; Wang K; Wang X; Li W, 2021, 'Prediction of engineering properties of fly ash-based geopolymer using artificial neural networks', Neural Computing and Applications, 33, pp. 85 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-019-04662-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lu ZH; Wu SY; Tang Z; Zhao YG; Li W, 2021, 'Effect of chloride-induced corrosion on the bond behaviors between steel strands and concrete', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-021-01724-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luo J; Zhou C; Li W; Chen S; Habibnejad Korayem A; Duan W, 2021, 'Using graphene oxide to improve physical property and control ASR expansion of cement mortar', Construction and Building Materials, 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luo Z; Li W; Gan Y; He X; Castel A; Sheng D, 2021, 'Nanoindentation on micromechanical properties and microstructure of geopolymer with nano-SiO2 and nano-TiO2', Cement and Concrete Composites, 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103883
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luo Z; Li W; Li P; Wang K; Shah SP, 2021, 'Investigation on effect of nanosilica dispersion on the properties and microstructures of fly ash-based geopolymer composite', Construction and Building Materials, 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122690
    Journal articles | 2021
    Luo Z; Li W; Wang K; Castel A; Shah SP, 2021, 'Comparison on the properties of ITZs in fly ash-based geopolymer and Portland cement concretes with equivalent flowability', Cement and Concrete Research, 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106392
    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
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    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
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    Tam VW; Butera A; Le KN; Li W, 2021, 'CO2 concrete and its practical value utilising living lab methodologies', Cleaner Engineering and Technology, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clet.2021.100131
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    Xiao H; He L; Li X; Zhang Q; Li W, 2021, 'Texture synthesis: A novel method for generating digital models with heterogeneous diversity of rock materials and its CGM verification', Computers and Geotechnics, 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103895
    Journal articles | 2021
    Xue C; Li W; Luo Z; Wang K; Castel A, 2021, 'Effect of chloride ingress on self-healing recovery of smart cementitious composite incorporating crystalline admixture and MgO expansive agent', Cement and Concrete Research, 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106252
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dong W; Li W; Guo Y; He X; Sheng D, 2020, 'Effects of silica fume on physicochemical properties and piezoresistivity of intelligent carbon black-cementitious composites', Construction and Building Materials, 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.120399
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    Dong W; Li W; Luo Z; Guo Y; Wang K, 2020, 'Effect of layer-distributed carbon nanotube (CNT) on mechanical and piezoresistive performance of intelligent cement-based sensor', Nanotechnology, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/abb503
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    Dong W; Li W; Luo Z; Long G; Vessalas K; Sheng D, 2020, 'Structural response monitoring of concrete beam under flexural loading using smart carbon black/cement-based sensors', Smart Materials and Structures, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab7fef
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    Dong W; Li W; Shen L; Sun Z; Sheng D, 2020, 'Piezoresistivity of smart carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforced cementitious composite under integrated cyclic compression and impact', Composite Structures, 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112106
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    Dong W; Li W; Vessalas K; Wang K, 2020, 'Mechanical and Conductive Properties of Smart Cementitious Composites with Conductive Rubber Crumbs', ES Materials and Manufacturing, 7, pp. 51 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.30919/esmm5f711
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    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Guo Y; Sheng D; Shah SP, 2020, 'Piezoresistivity enhancement of functional carbon black filled cement-based sensor using polypropylene fibre', Powder Technology, 373, pp. 184 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2020.06.029
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    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Han B; Sheng D; Shah SP, 2020, 'Investigation on physicochemical and piezoresistive properties of smart MWCNT/cementitious composite exposed to elevated temperatures', Cement and Concrete Composites, 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103675
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Luo Z; Sheng D, 2020, 'Self-sensing capabilities of cement-based sensor with layer-distributed conductive rubber fibres', Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2019.111763
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    Dong W; Li W; Wang K; Vessalas K; Zhang S, 2020, 'Mechanical strength and self-sensing capacity of smart cementitious composite containing conductive rubber crumbs', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 31, pp. 1325 - 1340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X20916788
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    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
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    He X; Xu H; Li W; Sheng D, 2020, 'An improved VOF-DEM model for soil-water interaction with particle size scaling', Computers and Geotechnics, 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103818
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    Lei B; Li W; Liu H; Tang Z; Tam VWY, 2020, 'Synergistic Effects of Polypropylene and Glass Fiber on Mechanical Properties and Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concrete', International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40069-020-00411-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lei B; Li W; Luo Z; Tam VWY; Dong W; Wang K, 2020, 'Performance Enhancement of Permeable Asphalt Mixtures With Recycled Aggregate for Concrete Pavement Application', Frontiers in Materials, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2020.00253
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    Lei B; Li W; Tang Z; Li Z; Tam VWY, 2020, 'Effects of environmental actions, recycled aggregate quality and modification treatments on durability performance of recycled concrete', Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 9, pp. 13375 - 13389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.09.073
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    Li P; Gao X; Wang K; Tam VWY; Li W, 2020, 'Hydration mechanism and early frost resistance of calcium sulfoaluminate cement concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117862
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    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
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    Li W; Dong W; Shen L; Castel A; Shah SP, 2020, 'Conductivity and piezoresistivity of nano-carbon black (NCB) enhanced functional cement-based sensors using polypropylene fibres', Materials Letters, 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2020.127736
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    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
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    Luo Z; Li W; Gan Y; Mendu K; Shah SP, 2020, 'Applying grid nanoindentation and maximum likelihood estimation for N-A-S-H gel in geopolymer paste: Investigation and discussion', Cement and Concrete Research, 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2020.106112
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    Luo Z; Li W; Gan Y; Mendu K; Shah SP, 2020, 'Maximum likelihood estimation for nanoindentation on sodium aluminosilicate hydrate gel of geopolymer under different silica modulus and curing conditions', Composites Part B: Engineering, 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108185
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    Ma M; Tam VWY; Le KN; Li W, 2020, 'Challenges in current construction and demolition waste recycling: A China study', Waste Management, 118, pp. 610 - 625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2020.09.030
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    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
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    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
    Tam VWY; Butera A; Le KN; Li W, 2020, 'Utilising CO2 technologies for recycled aggregate concrete: A critical review', Construction and Building Materials, 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118903
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    Tan X; Hu Z; Li W; Zhou S; Li T, 2020, 'Micromechanical numerical modelling on compressive failure of recycled concrete using discrete element method (Dem)', Materials, 13, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13194329
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    Tang Z; Li W; Tam VWY; Luo Z, 2020, 'Investigation on dynamic mechanical properties of fly ash/slag-based geopolymeric recycled aggregate concrete', Composites Part B: Engineering, 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107776
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    Tang Z; Li W; Tam VWY; Xue C, 2020, 'Advanced progress in recycling municipal and construction solid wastes for manufacturing sustainable construction materials', Resources, Conservation and Recycling: X, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcrx.2020.100036
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    Tang Z; Li W; Tam VWY; Yan L, 2020, 'Mechanical behaviors of CFRP-confined sustainable geopolymeric recycled aggregate concrete under both static and cyclic compressions', Composite Structures, 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112750
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    Tang Z; Li W; Tam VWY; Yan L, 2020, 'Mechanical performance of CFRP-confined sustainable geopolymeric recycled concrete under axial compression', Engineering Structures, 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111246
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    Xue C; Li W; Castel A; Wang K; Sheng D, 2020, 'Effect of incompatibility between healing agent and cement matrix on self-healing performance of intelligent cementitious composite', Smart Materials and Structures, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/aba9ac
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    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
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    Xue C; Li W; Wang K; Sheng D; Shah SP; Shah SP, 2020, 'Novel experimental and numerical investigations on bonding behaviour of crack interface in smart self-healing concrete', Smart Materials and Structures, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab8eb6
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    Yao Z; Li W, 2020, 'Microstructure and thermal analysis of APS nano PYSZ coated aluminum alloy piston', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.152162
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    Ying J; Han Z; Shen L; Li W, 2020, 'Influence of parent concrete properties on compressive strength and chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete with strengthened recycled aggregates', Materials, 13, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13204631
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    Zhang X; Li W; Tang Z; Wang X; Sheng D, 2020, 'Sustainable regenerated binding materials (RBM) utilizing industrial solid wastes for soil and aggregate stabilization', Journal of Cleaner Production, 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122991
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    De Carvalho Gomes S; Zhou JL; Li W; Long G, 2019, 'Progress in manufacture and properties of construction materials incorporating water treatment sludge: A review', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 145, pp. 148 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.02.032
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    Dong W; Li W; Long G; Tao Z; Li J; Wang K, 2019, 'Electrical resistivity and mechanical properties of cementitious composite incorporating conductive rubber fibres', Smart Materials and Structures, 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/ab282a
    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
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    Dong W; Li W; Shen L; Sheng D, 2019, 'Piezoresistive behaviours of carbon black cement-based sensors with layer-distributed conductive rubber fibres', Materials and Design, 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2019.108012
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    Dong W; Li W; Tao Z; Wang K, 2019, 'Piezoresistive properties of cement-based sensors: Review and perspective', Construction and Building Materials, 203, pp. 146 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.01.081
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    Hu Y; Tang Z; Li W; Li Y; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Physical-mechanical properties of fly ash/GGBFS geopolymer composites with recycled aggregates', Construction and Building Materials, 226, pp. 139 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.211
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    Jahandari S; Saberian M; Tao Z; Mojtahedi SF; Li J; Ghasemi M; Rezvani SS; Li W, 2019, 'Effects of saturation degrees, freezing-thawing, and curing on geotechnical properties of lime and lime-cement concretes', Cold Regions Science and Technology, 160, pp. 242 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.02.011
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    Li CY; Chen SJ; Li WG; Li XY; Ruan D; Duan WH, 2019, 'Dynamic increased reinforcing effect of graphene oxide on cementitious nanocomposite', Construction and Building Materials, 206, pp. 694 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.02.001
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    Li W; Tang Z; Tam VWY; Zhao X; Wang K, 2019, 'A Review on Durability of Alkali-activated System from Sustainable Construction Materials to Engineering Infrastructures', ES Materials and Manufacturing, 4, pp. 2 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.30919/esmm5f204
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    Ling Y; Wang K; Li W; Shi G; Lu P, 2019, 'Effect of slag on the mechanical properties and bond strength of fly ash-based engineered geopolymer composites', Composites Part B: Engineering, 164, pp. 747 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.01.092
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    Long G; Li L; Li W; Ma K; Dong W; Bai C; Zhou JL, 2019, 'Enhanced mechanical properties and durability of coal gangue reinforced cement-soil mixture for foundation treatments', Journal of Cleaner Production, 231, pp. 468 - 482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.210
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    Lu ZH; Li H; Li W; Zhao YG; Tang Z; Sun Z, 2019, 'Shear behavior degradation and failure pattern of reinforced concrete beam with chloride-induced stirrup corrosion', Advances in Structural Engineering, 22, pp. 2998 - 3010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1369433219855917
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    Lu ZH; Lun PY; Li W; Luo Z; Li Y; Liu P, 2019, 'Empirical model of corrosion rate for steel reinforced concrete structures in chloride-laden environments', Advances in Structural Engineering, 22, pp. 223 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1369433218783313
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    Luo Z; Li W; Tam VWY; Xiao J; Shah SP, 2019, 'Current progress on nanotechnology application in recycled aggregate concrete', Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, 8, pp. 79 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2018.1519644
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tan X; Li W; Zhao M; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Numerical discrete-element method investigation on failure process of recycled aggregate concrete', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002562
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang Z; Hu Y; Tam VWY; Li W, 2019, 'Uniaxial compressive behaviors of fly ash/slag-based geopolymeric concrete with recycled aggregates', Cement and Concrete Composites, 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103375
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tang Z; Li W; Hu Y; Zhou JL; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Review on designs and properties of multifunctional alkali-activated materials (AAMs)', Construction and Building Materials, 200, pp. 474 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.12.157
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    Tang Z; Li W; Ke G; Zhou JL; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Sulfate attack resistance of sustainable concrete incorporating various industrial solid wastes', Journal of Cleaner Production, 218, pp. 810 - 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.01.337
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    Tang Z; Shan B; Li WG; Peng Q; Xiao Y, 2019, 'Structural behavior of glubam I-joists', Construction and Building Materials, 224, pp. 292 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.082
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    Xue C; Li W; Li J; Tam VWY; Ye G, 2019, 'A review study on encapsulation-based self-healing for cementitious materials', Structural Concrete, 20, pp. 198 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201800177
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    Xue C; Li W; Li J; Wang K, 2019, 'Numerical investigation on interface crack initiation and propagation behaviour of self-healing cementitious materials', Cement and Concrete Research, 122, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2019.04.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chuah S; Li W; Chen SJ; Sanjayan JG; Duan WH, 2018, 'Investigation on dispersion of graphene oxide in cement composite using different surfactant treatments', Construction and Building Materials, 161, pp. 519 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.154
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ke G; Li W; Li R; Li Y; Wang G, 2018, 'Mitigation Effect of Waste Glass Powders on Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR) Expansion in Cementitious Composite', International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40069-018-0299-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lei B; Li W; Li Z; Wang G; Sun Z, 2018, 'Effect of cyclic loading deterioration on concrete durability: Water absorption, freeze-thaw, and carbonation', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002450
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lei B; Li W; Tang Z; Tam VWY; Sun Z, 2018, 'Durability of recycled aggregate concrete under coupling mechanical loading and freeze-thaw cycle in salt-solution', Construction and Building Materials, 163, pp. 840 - 849, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.194
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    Li W; Luo Z; Long C; Huang Z; Huang L; Yu Q; Sun Z, 2018, 'Mechanical strengths and microstructures of recycled aggregate concrete incorporating nanoparticles', Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 7, pp. 188 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/ACEM20160078
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li W; Luo Z; Sun Z; Hu Y; Duan WH, 2018, 'Numerical modelling of plastic-damage response and crack propagation in RAC under uniaxial loading', Magazine of Concrete Research, 70, pp. 459 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.17.00042
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    Li W; Luo Z; Wu C; Duan WH, 2018, 'Impact performances of steel tube-confined recycled aggregate concrete (STCRAC) after exposure to elevated temperatures', Cement and Concrete Composites, 86, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.11.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li X; Liu YM; Li WG; Li CY; Sanjayan JG; Duan WH; Li Z, 2018, 'Corrigendum to “Effects of graphene oxide agglomerates on workability, hydration, microstructure and compressive strength of cement paste” [Constr. Build. Mater. 145 (2017) 402–410] (S0950061817307110) (10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.058))', Construction and Building Materials, 179, pp. 537 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.05.265
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    Li X; Wang L; Liu Y; Li W; Dong B; Duan WH, 2018, 'Dispersion of graphene oxide agglomerates in cement paste and its effects on electrical resistivity and flexural strength', Cement and Concrete Composites, 92, pp. 145 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.06.008
    Journal articles | 2018
    Li Y; Li W; Deng D; Wang K; Duan WH, 2018, 'Reinforcement effects of polyvinyl alcohol and polypropylene fibers on flexural behaviors of sulfoaluminate cement matrices', Cement and Concrete Composites, 88, pp. 139 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.02.004
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    Liu Q; Gao R; Tam VWY; Li W; Xiao J, 2018, 'Strain monitoring for a bending concrete beam by using piezoresistive cement-based sensors', Construction and Building Materials, 167, pp. 338 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.02.048
    Journal articles | 2018
    Long G; Liu H; Ma K; Xie Y; Li W, 2018, 'Development of high-performance self-compacting concrete applied as the filling layer of high-speed railway', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002129
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    Lu ZH; Li H; Li W; Zhao YG; Dong W, 2018, 'An empirical model for the shear strength of corroded reinforced concrete beam', Construction and Building Materials, 188, pp. 1234 - 1248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.08.123
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    Luo Z; Li W; Wang K; Shah SP, 2018, 'Research progress in advanced nanomechanical characterization of cement-based materials', Cement and Concrete Composites, 94, pp. 277 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.09.016
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    Qin L; Gao X; Li W; Ye H, 2018, 'Modification of magnesium oxysulfate cement by incorporating weak acids', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002418
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yu Y; Li W; Li J; Nguyen TN, 2018, 'A novel optimised self-learning method for compressive strength prediction of high performance concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 184, pp. 229 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.219
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chen SJ; Li WG; Ruan CK; Sagoe-Crentsil K; Duan WH, 2017, 'Pore shape analysis using centrifuge driven metal intrusion: Indication on porosimetry equations, hydration and packing', Construction and Building Materials, 154, pp. 95 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.190
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    Hou P; Cai Y; Cheng X; Zhang X; Zhou Z; Ye Z; Zhang L; Li W; Shah SP, 2017, 'Effects of the hydration reactivity of ultrafine magnesium oxide on cement-based materials', Magazine of Concrete Research, 69, pp. 1135 - 1145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.16.00212
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Huang Z; Hu G; Hui Duan W; Shah SP, 2017, 'Early-age shrinkage development of ultra-high-performance concrete under heat curing treatment', Construction and Building Materials, 131, pp. 767 - 774, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.11.024
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Li X; Chen SJ; Liu YM; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2017, 'Effects of graphene oxide on early-age hydration and electrical resistivity of Portland cement paste', Construction and Building Materials, 136, pp. 506 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.01.066
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Li X; Chen SJ; Long G; Liu YM; Duan WH, 2017, 'Effects of nanoalumina and graphene oxide on early-age hydration and mechanical properties of cement paste', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001926
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Long C; Luo Z; Huang Z, 2017, 'Investigation on Failure Mechanism of Nanomodified Recycled Aggregate Concrete', Jianzhu Cailiao Xuebao/Journal of Building Materials, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1007-9629.2017.05.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Long C; Tam VWY; Poon CS; Hui Duan W, 2017, 'Effects of nano-particles on failure process and microstructural properties of recycled aggregate concrete', Construction and Building Materials, 142, pp. 42 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.051
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    Li W; Luo Z; Long C; Huang L, 2017, 'Experimental Study on the Dynamical Mechanical Performance of Nanomodified Recycled Aggregate Concrete', Hunan Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences, 44, pp. 92 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.16339/j.cnki.hdxbzkb.2017.09.011
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Luo Z; Tao Z; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2017, 'Mechanical behavior of recycled aggregate concrete-filled steel tube stub columns after exposure to elevated temperatures', Construction and Building Materials, 146, pp. 571 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.118
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Luo Z; Wu C; Tam VWY; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2017, 'Experimental and numerical studies on impact behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete-filled steel tube after exposure to elevated temperature', Materials and Design, 136, pp. 103 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.09.057
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Sun Z; Luo Z; Shah SP, 2017, 'Influence of Relative Mechanical Strengths between New and Old Cement Mortars on the Crack Propagation of Recycled Aggregate Concrete', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, 15, pp. 110 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.3151/jact.15.110
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li W; Sun Z; Luo Z; Shah SP, 2017, 'Retraction: Influence of relative mechanical strengths between new and old cement mortars on the crack propagation of recycled aggregate concrete (Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology (2017) 15:3 (110-125) DOI: 10.3151/jact.15.110)', Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 15
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li X; Liu YM; Li WG; Li CY; Sanjayan JG; Duan WH; Li Z, 2017, 'Effects of graphene oxide agglomerates on workability, hydration, microstructure and compressive strength of cement paste', Construction and Building Materials, 145, pp. 402 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.04.058
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li X; Lu Z; Chuah S; Li W; Liu Y; Duan WH; Li Z, 2017, 'Effects of graphene oxide aggregates on hydration degree, sorptivity, and tensile splitting strength of cement paste', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 100, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.05.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Su Y; Wu C; Li J; Li ZX; Li W, 2017, 'Development of novel ultra-high performance concrete: From material to structure', Construction and Building Materials, 135, pp. 517 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.12.175
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gao C; Huang L; Yan L; Kasal B; Li W, 2016, 'Behavior of glass and carbon FRP tube encased recycled aggregate concrete with recycled clay brick aggregate', Composite Structures, 155, pp. 245 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.08.021
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Huang Z; Zu T; Shi C; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2016, 'Influence of nanolimestone on the hydration, mechanical strength, and autogenous shrinkage of ultrahigh-performance concrete', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001327
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Kawashima S; Xiao J; Corr DJ; Shi C; Shah SP, 2016, 'Comparative investigation on nanomechanical properties of hardened cement paste', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 49, pp. 1591 - 1604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0597-3
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Luo Z; Long C; Wu C; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2016, 'Effects of nanoparticle on the dynamic behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete under impact loading', Materials and Design, 112, pp. 58 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.09.045
    Journal articles | 2016
    Li W; Zhou ZX; Xiao H; Huang XM; Luo YQ, 2016, 'Effects of Annealing and Training on NiTi Alloy Ring for Clamping Device', Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31, pp. 2011 - 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2015.1127950
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ouyang J; Han B; Cao Y; Zhou W; Li W; Shah SP, 2016, 'The role and interaction of superplasticizer and emulsifier in fresh cement asphalt emulsion paste through rheology study', Construction and Building Materials, 125, pp. 643 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.08.085
    Journal articles | 2016
    Shi C; Li Y; Zhang J; Li W; Chong L; Xie Z, 2016, 'Performance enhancement of recycled concrete aggregate - A review', Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, pp. 466 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.057
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xiao J; Qu W; Li W; Zhu P, 2016, 'Investigation on effect of aggregate on three non-destructive testing properties of concrete subjected to sulfuric acid attack', Construction and Building Materials, 115, pp. 486 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.04.017
    Journal articles | 2015
    Li W; Huang Z; Cao F; Sun Z; Shah SP, 2015, 'Effects of nano-silica and nano-limestone on flowability and mechanical properties of ultra-high-performance concrete matrix', Construction and Building Materials, 95, pp. 366 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.05.137
    Journal articles | 2015
    Li W; Xiao J; Kawashima S; Shekhawat GS; Shah SP, 2015, 'Experimental investigation on quantitative nanomechanical properties of cement paste', ACI Materials Journal, 112, pp. 229 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.14359/51686986
    Journal articles | 2015
    Li W; Xiao J; Shi C; Poon CS, 2015, 'Structural behaviour of composite members with recycled aggregate concrete - An overview', Advances in Structural Engineering, 18, pp. 919 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1369-4332.18.6.919
    Journal articles | 2014
    Li W; Xiao J; Yi W; Shah SP, 2014, 'Experimental study on failure mechanism of modeled recycled aggregate concrete under uniaxial compression', Jianzhu Jiegou Xuebao/Journal of Building Structures, 35, pp. 340 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.14006/j.jzjgxb.2014.S2.050
    Journal articles | 2014
    Li WG; Xiao JZ; Huang L; Shah SP, 2014, 'Experimental study on mechanical properties of interfacial transition zones in recycled aggregate concrete', Hunan Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences, 41, pp. 31 - 39
    Journal articles | 2013
    Xiao J; Li W; Corr DJ; Shah SP, 2013, 'Effects of interfacial transition zones on the stress-strain behavior of modeled recycled aggregate concrete', Cement and Concrete Research, 52, pp. 82 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2013.05.004
    Journal articles | 2013
    Xiao J; Li W; Corr DJ; Shah SP, 2013, 'Simulation study on the stress distribution in modeled recycled aggregate concrete under uniaxial compression', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 25, pp. 504 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000598
    Journal articles | 2013
    Xiao J; Li W; Sun Z; Lange DA; Shah SP, 2013, 'Properties of interfacial transition zones in recycled aggregate concrete tested by nanoindentation', Cement and Concrete Composites, 37, pp. 276 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2013.01.006
    Journal articles | 2012
    Li W; Xiao J; Sun Z; Kawashima S; Shah SP, 2012, 'Interfacial transition zones in recycled aggregate concrete with different mixing approaches', Construction and Building Materials, 35, pp. 1045 - 1055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2012.06.022
    Journal articles | 2012
    Li W; Xiao J; Sun Z; Shah SP, 2012, 'Failure processes of modeled recycled aggregate concrete under uniaxial compression', Cement and Concrete Composites, 34, pp. 1149 - 1158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2012.06.017
    Journal articles | 2012
    Li W; Xiao J; Yuan J, 2012, 'Stress distribution characteristics of modeled recycled aggregate concrete under uniaxial compression', Tongji Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tongji University, 40, pp. 906 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.0253-374x.2012.06.018
    Journal articles | 2012
    Xiao J; Li W; Fan Y; Huang X, 2012, 'An overview of study on recycled aggregate concrete in China (1996-2011)', Construction and Building Materials, 31, pp. 364 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.12.074
    Journal articles | 2012
    Xiao J; Li W; Poon C, 2012, 'Recent studies on mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete in China-A review', Science China Technological Sciences, 55, pp. 1463 - 1480, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11431-012-4786-9
    Journal articles | 2012
    Xiao J; Li W; Sun Z; Shah SP, 2012, 'Crack propagation in recycled aggregate concrete under uniaxial compressive loading', ACI Materials Journal, 109, pp. 451 - 462
    Journal articles | 2011
    Xiao J; Li W; Liu Q, 2011, 'Meso-level numerical simulation on mechanical properties of modeled recycled concrete under uniaxial compression', Tongji Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tongji University, 39, pp. 791 - 797, http://dx.doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.0253-374x.2011.06.001
    Journal articles | 2010
    Liu Q; Xiao JZ; Li WG, 2010, 'Axial tensile test and lattice model simulation on recycled concrete', Sichuan Daxue Xuebao (Gongcheng Kexue Ban)/Journal of Sichuan University (Engineering Science Edition), 42, pp. 119 - 124
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Dong WK; Li WG; Lin XQ; Shah SP, 2023, 'Investigation on Superhydrophobicity and Piezoresistivity of Self-sensing Cement-Based Sensors Using Silane Surface Treatment', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 17 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-3330-3_3
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Guo Y; Lei B; Yu L; Lin X; Li W, 2023, 'Investigation on mechanical properties and failure criterion of multi-recycled aggregate concrete under triaxial compression', in Procedia Structural Integrity, pp. 66 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2023.05.015
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Yuan J; Li W; Jia X; Ma L; Zhou Z, 2022, 'Fatigue models for airfield concrete pavement: Review and discussion', in Green and Intelligent Technologies for Sustainable and Smart Asphalt Pavements - Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering, IFRAE 2021, pp. 175 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781003251125-29
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Li W; Luo Z; Xiao J; Shah SP, 2019, 'Impact behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete with nanoparticles', in FIB 2018 - Proceedings for the 2018 fib Congress: Better, Smarter, Stronger, pp. 3984 - 3992
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Tang Z; Li W, 2019, 'Rate-dependent behaviour of fly ash-slag geopolymer concrete with recycled aggregate', in 13th International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures, SILOS 2019, pp. 413 - 420
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Li W; Luo Z; Xiao J; Shah SP, 2018, 'Impact behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete with nanoparticles', in fib Symposium, pp. 3984 - 3992
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Wu C; Li W; Tao Z, 2018, 'Influence of aggregate spatial distribution of concrete against projectile penetration', in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/431/7/072008
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Li WG; Luo ZY; Long C; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2017, 'Influences of graphene oxide on electrical resistivity development of Portland cement paste', in Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM24 2016, pp. 449 - 452
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Li W; Luo Z; Duan WH; Shah SP, 2016, 'STUDY ON NANOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CEMENT PASTE USING NANOINDENTATION', in Yang Q; Yang Y; Ru J (eds.), FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE, VOLS 1 AND 2, SCIENCE PRESS BEIJING, PEOPLES R CHINA, Beijing, pp. 1770 - 1775, presented at 14th International Symposium on Structural Engineering (ISSE-14), PEOPLES R CHINA, Beijing, 12 October 2016 - 15 October 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000389166200260&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Li W; Luo Z; Long C; Duan WH; Shi C; Shah SP, 2016, 'NANOMATERIALS MODIFICATION ON HIGH PERFORMANCE RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE', in Shi C; Wang D (ed.), 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UHPC MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, R I L E M PUBLICATIONS, PEOPLES R CHINA, Changsha, pp. 64 - 71, presented at 1st International Conference on UHPC Materials and Structures, PEOPLES R CHINA, Changsha, 27 October 2016 - 30 October 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000402993200008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Zhang Z; Shao XD; Li WG; Cao JH, 2014, 'A lightweight composite bridge deck system', in Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, pp. 1422 - 1427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17063-215
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Li W; Xiao J; Corr DJ; Shah SP, 2013, 'Numerical modeling on the stress-strain response and fracture of modeled recycled aggregate concrete', in 13th International Conference on Fracture 2013, ICF 2013, pp. 749 - 759
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Xiao J; Li W; Tawana MM, 2010, 'On 4R principle in the rehabilitation of concrete historic buildings', in Advanced Materials Research, pp. 985 - 990, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.985

Wengui has gained research funding from ARC scheme, public government, industry partners, and other international funding sources.

(1) "Robust cement-based sensors for smart automation in future infrastructure", funded by Australia Research Council Future Fellowship Grant (FT220100177), 2023-2028. (Sole Chief Investigator, $919,584 AUD)

(2) "Novel hydrophobic concrete for durable and resilient mining infrastructure", funded by Australia Research Council Linkage Project (LP230100288), 2024-2027. (First Chief Investigator, $458,910 AUD)

(3) "Self-healing concrete for mitigation of chloride induced steel corrosion", funded by Australia Research Council Discovery Project (DP220101051), 2022-2024. (Second Chief Investigator, $220,000 AUD)

(4) "Maximising the use of waste glass in sustainable composite columns", funded by Australia Research Council Discovery Project (DP220100036), 2022-2024. (Second Chief Investigator, $416,000 AUD)

(5) "Nanofiller reinforced concrete for high performance thermal energy storage", funded by Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Grant (DE150101751), 2015-2018. (Sole Chief Investigator, $351,000 AUD

(6) "Deterioration of recycled concrete under coupled loading and aggressive environmental actions", funded by Australia Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub "Reclaimed waste resources to engineered materials and solutions for a circular economy" Component Project with Wuhan Geoyuan Geotechnical Engineering Co Ltd. (IH200100010), 2021-2023. (Lead Chief Investigator, $60,000 AUD)

(7) "Nano-geopolymer composites for underground prefabricated structures", funded by Australia Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub "Nanoscience-based construction material manufacturing" Component Project with Wuhan Zhihe Geotechnical Engineering Co., Ltd (IH150100006), 2017-2020. (Lead Chief Investigator, $200,000 AUD)

(8) "National facility for physical fire simulation", funded by Australia Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LE220100030), 2022-2023. (Chief Investigator, $1,213,351 AUD)

(9) "Collaborative robotics for structural assembly and construction automation", funded by Australia Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LE210100019), 2021-2022. (Chief Investigator, $664,580.00 AUD)

(10) "Enhanced durability of concrete materials and structures under harsh mining environments", funded by Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Innovation Connections) Grant with Y.A.T. Capital Group Pty Ltd. (ICG002073), 2022-2023. (Lead Chief Investigator, $100,000 AUD)

(11) "Investigating Lidcombe train station platform 2 concrete surface discolouration", funded by Volumetric Concrete Australia (Antoun) Pty Ltd, 2023-2023. (Chief Investigator, $6,000 AUD)

(12) "IPWEA asset management and financial management guidelines - climate resilient materials for infrastructure assets", funded by BMT Commercial Australia Pty Ltd and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, 2020-2021. (Chief Investigator, $60,000 AUD)

(13) "Design development for geopolymer concrete in precast engineered component applications" funded by Australia Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub "Nanoscience-based construction material manufacturing" Component Project with Cement Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (IH150100006), 2017-2020. (Chief Investigator, $200,000 AUD)

(14) "Low Embodied Energy and Carbon Concrete", funded by Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Race for 2030, 2022-2025. (Chief Investigator, $2,075,231 AUD)

(15) "Multifunctional cementitious composites toward future smart concrete infrastructure", funded by UTS-HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) Global Strategic Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme, 2022-2023. (Lead Chief Investigator, $10,000 AUD)

(16) "Multi-functional nano-modified cementitious materials for well cementing", funded by University of Technology Sydney Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant, 2017-2018. (Sole Chief Investigator, $25,000 AUD)

(1) University of New South Wales Scientia Fellowship, 2023
(2) World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University for career-long and single recent year impact, 2022, 2023.
(3) Best International Collaboration Award, SynerCrete'23 - International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete, Greece, 2023
(4) Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), 2023
(5) 2022 Most Downloaded Paper Award "Resour. Conserv. Recycl.: X, 2020, 6: 100036", Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances, 2023
(6) 2022 Most Cited Paper Award "Resour. Conserv. Recycl.: X, 2020, 6: 100036", Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances, 2023
(7) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Energy Build., 2022, 260: 111923", Web of Science, 2023
(8) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Constr. Build. Mater., 2022, 325: 126718", Web of Science, 2023
(9) International Excellence Fellowship of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2022
(10) College of Assessors, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 2022
(11) Best Paper Award, 3rd International Conference on Structural Engineering Research (iCSER2022) and 6th GCSTMR World Congress, Australia, 2022
(12) Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT Level 2), 2022
(13) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Cem. Concr. Compos., 2022, 126: 104379", Web of Science, 2022
(14) Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (principal supervisor), 2022
(15) Winner of UTS FEIT Faculty 2021 HDR Excellence Award (principal supervisor), 2021
(16) Winner of UTS FEIT Faculty 2021 Post Thesis Scholarship (principal supervisor), 2021
(17) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "J. Build. Eng., 2021, 35: 102074", Web of Science, 2021
(18) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Sens. Actuator A Phys., 2020, 310: 111763", Web of Science, 2020
(19) Outstanding Early Career Researcher, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UTS, 2017
(20) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "J. Clean. Prod., 2016, 112(1): 466-472", Web of Science, 2016
(21) Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), ARC, 2014
(22) Highly Cited Paper by Clarivate "Constr. Build. Mater., 2012, 31: 364-383", Web of Science, 2012

Wengui's research interests are in the field of connecting materials property of concrete to structural response, specifically including:

(1) Intelligent/functional concrete (self-sensing, self-healing, hydrophobicity, photocatalysis, energy-saving)
(2) Recycled aggregate concrete materials and structures
(3) Solid waste recovery for sustainable construction materials
(4) Carbon-neutral concrete and CO2 mineralized concrete
(5) Concrete nanotechnology (nanomodification, nanocharacterization)
(6) Concrete durability (chloride transport, reinforcing corrosion)
(7) Seawater sea sand concrete materials and structures
(8) Fire resistance of concrete
(9) Pavement materials and technology

Wengui’s research is focused on advancing intelligent/smart concrete, which has integrated self-healing and self-sensing capacities, to develop sustainable and intelligent infrastructure that is more serviceable and easier to maintain. When concrete is subjected to stress from carrying-on and environmental factors, microscopic defects can form, allowing water, salts, and chemicals to penetrate the concrete. These defects can develop into cracks, which are the major cause of concrete deterioration, including early age cracking due to restrained shrinkage and chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing steel. To overcome this issue, Wengui has used a permeability-reducing admixture to create self-healing concrete. This type of concrete has an intrinsic ability to rapidly heal restrain shrinkage-induced cracks, thereby preventing early chloride-induced corrosion and significantly reducing maintenance costs. 

Meanwhile, Wengui has developed a cement-based sensor that has integrated self-sensing and hydrophobic abilities, making it more robust and resilient for use in future infrastructure. Compared to conventional sensors, this new sensor can provide more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of the presence, location, and severity of cracks in concrete assets. Through his research, Wengui aims to improve the serviceability and resilience of concrete, as well as its overall performance and safety. By making concrete assets more efficient to operate and maintain, he anticipates major reductions in asset management costs. 

Journal Editorial Board
(1) Special Issue Editor, Editorial Board Member, Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier) (JCR Q1; IF: 7.693)
(2) Associate Editor (Cementitious/Brittle Mix), Editorial Board Member, ASCE's Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (JCR Q2; IF: 3.651)
(3) Editorial Board Member, Case Studies in Construction Materials (Elsevier) (JCR Q1; IF: 4.934)
(4) Editorial Board Member, Sustainable Materials and Technologies (Elsevier) (JCR Q1; IF: 10.681)
(5) Scientist Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials (Taylor & Francis) (JCR Q1; IF: 4.000)
(6) Editorial Board, International Journal of Construction Management (Taylor & Francis) (JCR Q2)
(7) Editorial Board, Journal of Green Building (Allen Press) (JCR Q1)
(8) Editorial Board, Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience (Springer Nature)
(9) Guest Editor for Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA): Smart Concrete Issue

Professional Affiliation
(1) Member in NSW State Committee of the Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA), 2023-2025
(2) International Union of Testing and Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures (RILEM)
RILEM 273-RAC (Structural behaviour and innovation of recycled aggregate concrete)
RILEM 278-CHA (Crack-healing of asphalt pavement materials)
RILEM 283-CAM (Chloride transport in alkali-activated materials)
RILEM 302- CNC (Carbon-based nanomaterials for multifunctional cementitious matrices)
(3) American Concrete Institute (ACI)
ACI-555 (Concrete with recycled materials)
ACI-241 (Nanotechnology of concrete)
(4) fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete)
TG4.7 (Structural Applications of Recycled Aggregate Concrete – Properties, Modelling, and Design)
(5) Fellow and Professional Member in Engineers Australia (EA)
(6) Member in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
(7) Member in Committee of Recycled Aggregate Concrete (China Civil Engineering Society)
(8) Member in The Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM)
(9) Member in The International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS)
(10) Member in The Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)
(11) Member in The International Society for the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials (ISCOWA)
(12) Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales

Driven by a passion to generate a positive impact from his research, Wengui has collaborated industry partners to develop the latest guidance for assessing the impact of climate change on infrastructure in Queensland. He also has effectively improved the durability of concrete under harsh mining environments in Western Australia, creating 10 new jobs, and improving the safety and maintenance of operational mine sites. Working with BMT Commercial, Wengui developed a methodology and guidance for asset managers to assess the impact of climate change on the service life of infrastructure. His currently work on hydrophobic concrete is aimed at extending the service life of concrete infrastructure, estimating to save $7.8 billion in annual maintenance costs in Australia. 

Additionally, he actively engages with the community through lectures and workshops to promote the use of smart concrete and sustainable construction materials, inspiring the next generation of researchers and engineers to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact on society.

My Research Supervision

PhD opportunities are available at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney (Kensington Campus).

Several scholarships of $37,684 per annum, including tuition fee waiver for a duration of 3-3.5 years will be provided to strong PhD candidates. 

My Teaching

Teaching interests

Construction Materials (Undergraduate), Coordination and Lecture

Concrete Technology and Practice (Postgraduate), Coordination and Lecture

Design for Durability (Postgraduate), Coordination and Lecture

Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering (Undergraduate), Lecture

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures (Undergraduate), Lecture