Steel structures, Cold-formed metal structures, 3D printed structures, Composite structures, Residual stresses, Cold-forming effect, Steel fabrication, Structural repair.
Prof. Wai-Meng Quach (Stephen) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Macau, and an Associate Editor for “Advances in Structural Engineering – An International Journal”. He is also an Expert (Structural Engineering) in the National Science and Technology Programs Expert Database, China. He was the Head of the CEE Department at the University of Macau (2013-2016), the founding Chairman of Executive Board of the Macau Society of Metal Structures (MSMS, 2007-2010), and the Honorary Advisor of the Macau Construction Association (MCA, 2008-2010).
His research interests include steel/stainless steel structures, cold-formed metal structures, 3D printing in construction, residual stresses, cold-forming effect, steel fabrication, and structural repair. He has been the principal investigator (PI) of some internal and external research projects funded by the Fundo para o Desenvolvimento das Ciências e da Tecnologia (FDCT) of Macao S.A.R, the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) of the Malaysia Ministry of Education, and the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory. Findings from these projects already led to the publication of two proceedings and over 60 papers in journals and conferences. His total citations: over 1000. The highest citations of a single paper: over 200. Impactio Academic Ranking** : Top 0.01% in Structural Engineering, Top 0.03% in Composite Material, and Materials Science (https://www.impactio.com/researcher/wmquach).
Prof. Quach received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Macau, his Master degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester (known as University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - UMIST before October 2004), and his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005. In 1996, he was awarded a Top-Student Prize from UMIST for his outstanding performance in his graduate study. Immediately after he graduated from UMIST in 1997, he obtained an academic position at the University of Macau.
As the recognition of his academic contributions, he has been invited to give public lectures and to serve as the session chair in some international and technical conferences/symposiums, including an invited presentation in the 4th International Experts Seminar* organized by The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)#. He has also been being active in organizing academic activities. He has been the chairman, co-chair and member of the International Scientific Committee, organizing committees and editorial committees of some international and technical conferences/symposiums. He also serves as a reviewer (or examiner) for some research grant proposals, international journals, and conferences.