Our research aims to create new knowledge and technologies for more sustainable, adaptive and hazard-resilient civil engineering structures. The research focus is to quantify the stochastic dynamic load effects caused by natural hazards (e.g. strong winds and sea waves) on civil structures, and to develop innovative strategies to mitigate and control their effects. More specifically, we aim to develop fundamental understandings of the physics of the dynamical load-structure system and to develop mathematical and computational models that can be employed in engineering analysis and design. The three main interactional topics are:
    (1) Dynamics and control of offshore renewable energy structures, the goal of which is to develop more cost-effective and reliable renewable energy (e.g. wind energy, wave energy) in accordance with the sustainable development requirement. Knowledge of structural dynamics, multi-body dynamics, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and control theory will be integrated in order to obtain deeper understanding of these complicated systems and the innovative solutions.
    (2) Stochastic dynamics in structure systems, the goal of which is to better understand the interaction between the structure and the ever-changing stochastic environmental loads  for better design and maintenance. This includes techniques for quantifying uncertainties, and the propagation of uncertainties through the dynamic systems.
    (3) Adaptive and smart structures, the goal of which is to develop novel structures or structural components having the ability to adapt, evolve or change their properties or behaviour in response to the changing environment.