Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Yang En-Hua
Associate Chair (Academic), CEE
Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Yang, En-Hua is Associate Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University. He received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering (Materials) from the University of Michigan. Dr. Yang specializes in cement-based material characterization and tailoring and micromechanics-based fiber cement optimization. His principal areas of research are high performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites, intelligent cement-based materials, and waste to resource for construction materials. He is experienced in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system and is a LEED Accredited Professional certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Sustainable Cement-based Materials, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Built Environment - Construction Materials, Guest Editor of Engineering Structures, and Section Editor of Handbook of Cementitious Composites.
Dr. Yang has about 160 SCI tracked journal publications with >10,000 citation and a H-index of 52 (Google Scholar, Aug. 2023). He is among the Stanford ranked top 2% scientists for both career and single year since 2020. He was the recipient of the CEE Innovation Award (2023), the IA-FraMCoS Young Researcher Best Paper Award (2019), the Nanyang Education Award (2016), and the Awards of Highly Cited Original Papers of Applied Energy (2016). He is the inventor of 34 intellectual properties (IP) in construction and building materials. Among them, four IPs have been licensed. His research on innovative construction and building materials have been implemented in full-scale field trails by industries and agencies.
High performance fiber-reinforced cementitious materials; Intelligent cement-based materials; Waste to resource for construction materials
 
  • “Breaking the ground” in Semakau Landfill: technological solutions for site investigation and material reuse
  • A sustainable and economical binder for construction of low permeable and high durable seepage cut-off wall in marine environment: preparing for sea-level rise in Singapore
  • Investigation of thermoelectric properties of inorganic-based alkali-activated materials (AAMs) and its potential for thermal energy harvesting
  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
  • Skid resistance study on footpaths and cycling paths
  • The Self-healing Cement Additive and Its Applications
  • Topic 5: Large-scale applications of carbon in concrete (WP3) (IAF-ICP)
  • Utilization of freshwater sludge and carbide sludge to produce expansive agent for civil engineering applications
US 2017/0334781 A1: Engineered Self-Cleaning Cementitious Composites (2021)
Abstract: The present invention relates to a cementitous composite specifically engineered to possess self-cleaning abilities while maintaining their unique strain-hardening behaviour and the preparation of the said composite. The cementitious composite comprises a hydraulic cement, a plurality of fibers, in particular polyvinyl alcohol fibers wherein the ratio of the plurality of fibers to the hydraulic cement is in a range from 1 to 3% by volume; a self-cleaning agent, in particular nanoparticulate titanium dioxide (TiO2) wherein the weight ratio of the self-cleaning agent to the hydraulic cement is in a range from 0.01 to 1.
Awards
CEE Innovation Award (2023)
IA-FraMCoS Young Researcher Best Paper Award (2019)
Nanyang Education Award (School) 2016
Awards of Highly Cited Original Papers of Applied Energy (2016)
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Top 2% scientists (Career and Single Year) ranked by Stanford University and Elsevier since 2020
The “Most Cited Article” in Journal of Cement and Concrete Research (2014)
Riggs Fellowship (2006)