Biography: Dr Zongjin LI is Chair professor of Institute of
Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM).
He joined UM after his service at The Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology from 1994 to 2016. He received his B.E. from Zhejiang
University, Hangzhou, China in 1982 and obtained both his M.S. and PhD
from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A, in 1990 in 1993,
respectively. He is a fellow of American Concrete Institute and a
registered professional engineer in Hong Kong, China. He is a member of
committees of ISO/TC71, First vice Chair of China Group of RILEM and
Founding President of ACI China Chapter.
He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China. As the founding chair of Gordon Research Conference, ‘‘Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Development’ in 2014, he has brought the research conference of building materials into a higher scientific level.
He has published 5 technical books, in which ‘Advanced Concrete Technology’ published by John Wiley has been collected by many national libraries and most major university libraries and used by many universities as text or reference books for civil engineering. He has also published more than 400 technical papers with a SCI H-index of 39 and Scopus H-index of 43. In 2016, he has been selected as the one of the 150 most cited authors in Civil engineering field. He has also been awarded five US and seven Chinese patents. Three of his patents have been developed into commercial products.
He received the Arthur R. Anderson Medal from American Concrete Institute in 2017 and Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Award from British Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.