Smart materials & structures; Multifunctional structural materials; Strain, stress and damage sensing; Structural health monitoring; Structural vibration control; Electromagnetic interference shielding; Traffic & evacuation monitoring; Energy generation
Recent research relates to the use of multifunctional cement-based materials developed by Professor Chung to sense strain, stress and damage and to generate electricity. Stress sensing is relevant to evacuation monitoring in relation to buildings and highways. Damage sensing is relevant to damage assessment and hazard mitigation. Electricity generation by cement-based materials allows individual structures to generate their own energy, thereby alleviating the problem of power outage. The multifunctional cement-based materials technologies are available for licensing and field testing.