Rob Y.H. Chai

Rob Chai

Position Title

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
3133 Ghausi

Dr. Chai focuses on performance-based design and assessment of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges. His research is guided by both numerical and experimental simulations. (For completed projects, see Research objectives aim to provide safe and economical solutions to civil engineering structures exposed to extreme overload and normal service load conditions.

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transaction
  • 1997 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis
  • 1996 Research Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency of Japan
  • 1991 Transportation Research Board’s K. B. Woods Award
  • 1990 Best Paper Award – 3rd Int. Conf. on Short & Medium Span Bridges.