Zhang Min Hong


Postal Address: Department of Civil and
  Environmental Engineering,
  National University of Singapore
  1 Engineering Drive 2, E1A 07-03
  Singapore 117576
Tel: (65)6516 2273
Email: ceezmh@nus.edu.sg
Office: E1-07-06


Dr. Min-Hong Zhang is Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore. She obtained her Doctoral degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Prior to joining NUS, she was a Research Scientist at Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology. Professor Zhang is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, Canada, and a Fellow of American Concrete Institute. She serves as Director of Centre for Protective Technology, Faculty of Engineering, NUS, since 2010.


  • Dr.Eng. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 1989
  • B.Sc. Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1982

Honours & Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Research in Concrete Technology in Singapore at the Twelfth International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2012
  • Elected Fellow of America Concrete Institute, 2004
  • ACI-Singapore Chapter Award 2002 for an outstanding and original paper entitled "Determination of Water-to-Cement Ratio by Optical Microscopy for Concrete Used in Tropical Environment" at the 27th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, 29-30 August 2002. The paper was co-authored with MEng student Zhang Shu Qiang
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, January 1986 - December 1989
  • United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Fellowship, May - November 1985

Professional Activities

  • Professional Engineer, registered in Ontario, Canada
  • Fellow, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member, ACI Committee 213 - Lightweight Aggregates and Lightweight Aggregate Concrete, Committee 234 - Silica Fume in Concrete and 238 – Workability of Fresh Concrete
  • Member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee C01 - Cement, Committee C09 - Concrete
  • Director, Singapore Concrete Institute (2001-2003, 2005-2015)

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Materials
  • Advance Concrete Technology

Research Interests

  • High-strength high-performance concrete
  • Lightweight concrete
  • Microstructure of composite materials
  • Fiber-reinforced composite materials
  • Durability of concrete


Recent Research Projects

  • High-Performance Concrete for Protective Structures (Sponsor: Ministry of Defence, Singapore)
  • Singapore-Berkeley-Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBest) (NRF), Co-PI
  • Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Lab for sustainable energy, water and waste-to-resource technologies (NRF)


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Last Updated on 14 June 2016, by Department of Civil and Environmental Enginering