Dr Meini Su

Lecturer in Structural Engineering

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Biography

Meini SU is Lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at University of Manchester. She is engaged in teaching at undergraduate level and working in the Structural and Extreme Environments group.

She joined the university in November 2017. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in Shenzhen University, China. She obtained her Bachelor degree from The University of Hong Kong in the year of 2010, PhD degree from Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong in the year of 2014.

Her principal research interests, in respect of which she has co-authored one textbook and some 40 papers, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for FRP strengthened RC structures in marine environment as well as steel and aluminium alloy structures. In particular, through her involvement in the research projects, she has proposed the continuous strength method (CSM) for aluminium alloy structures, a dual-functional intervention method – the impressed current cathodic protection & structural strengthening (ICCP-SS) technique and a green recylcing method for FRP composites.

She is a Chartered engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers and an editor of the Technical Specification of Electrochemical Technology for Durability of Concrete Structures and the FIB Model Code 2020. She is also serving as a committee member of Task Groups 2.6 and 3.4 in FIB, in the technical committee in RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) and the Northwest committee of the Concrete Society. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Task Group 2.6 and 3.4 of The International Federation for Structural Concrete (FIB)
  • SHE Committee of International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM)
  • Northwest region committee of Concrete Society.

External positions

Reviewer, Associate College, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Sep 2020 → …

Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Oct 2016 → …

Areas of expertise

Keywords

  • Structural design, Fire engineering, Cathodic protection, Graphene modified construction materials, FRP recycling, Aluminium alloys, steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, Durability of structures

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), The Higher Education Academy (2020)
  • 2019 - Chartered Engineer, Institution of Civil Engineers (2019)
  • 2014 - Doctor of Philosophy, Behaviour and Design of Aluminium Alloy Structural Elements, Imperial College London (University of London) (2011 - 2014)
  • 2010 - Bachelor of Engineering University of Hong Kong (2007 - 2010)

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