E-mail : kai.lou@connect.polyu.hk

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2019 - now
  • M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2017 - 2018
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology, 2012 - 2016

Research interests

  • Physical model test on marine reclamation
  • Influence of different factors (e.g. initial water content, salinity, dip angle) on soil behavior
  • Numerical modelling of sedimentation and consolidation

Topic 1:A fast soil improvement method for reclamation over marine deposits

  • Contribution: conducted a large physical model test and three small physical model tests to find a fast way for soil improvement.
  • Significance: developed a new reclamation method that the construction period is much shorter than traditional ways.

Topic 2:Salinity and sampling angle effects on soil behaviour

  • Contribution: conducted a series of tests with different salinity and sampling angles, including settling column test, oedometer test, hydrometer test, SEM test, XRD test.
  • Significance: find the influence of salinity and sampling angle on the behavior of Hong Kong marine deposits.