The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a leading research institute providing high-quality education and advanced research capabilities in Hong Kong (it has been ranked 6th in the QS Top 50 Universities Under 50 Years Old in 2015). In the 2015/16QS Subject Rankings, PolyU has been ranked 11th in the Civil and StructuralEngineering discipline and 12th in the Architecture/Built Environment discipline.
By deploying a sophisticated long-term SHM system on the suspension Tsing Ma Bridge (6 anemometers, 19 accelerometers, 110 strain gauges, 115 temperature sensors, 2 displacement sensors, 14 GPS receivers, 10 leveling sensors, and 6 dynamic weigh-in-motion sensors), the cable-stayed Kap Shui Mun Bridge (2 anemometers, 3 accelerometers, 30 strain gauges, 224 temperature sensors, 2 displacement sensors, 6GPS receivers, and 5 leveling sensors) and the cable-stayed Ting Kau Bridge (7 anemometers, 45 accelerometers, 88 strain gauges, 83 temperature sensors, 2 displacement sensors, 7 GPS receivers, and 6 dynamic weigh-in-motion sensors).
Yi Qing Ni
Prof. Y.Q. Ni has been serving as a Principal Investigator (PI) for over 30 research projects and over 10 consultancy projects. Some recent projects: “Development of structural condition rating system for inspection and maintenance of Stonecutters Bridge under in-service conditions”, “Smart railway technology and applications”.
Prof. Y.Q. Ni has published more than 130 SCI-cited journal papers with an H-index of 27 in the Web of Knowledge Core Collection and over 250 international conference papers. His paper “Mega-Structure Diagnostic and Prognostic System” received a Gold Medal and a Grand Prize at the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva (2009), and “Intelligent Ship-Bridge Anti-Collision Surveillance System” received a Gold Medal and a Grand Prize at the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva (2013).