Daniel S.H. Lo

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 2004 at the The University of Hong Kong

Professor Lo graduated with B.Sc.(Eng.-Civil) and M.Ph. degrees at the University of Hong Kong and Doc-Ing degree at L’ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees of Paris, France in 1986. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong in 1988, and has become a Professor since 2000. He has published more than 170 international refereed journal papers and 70 conference papers; two books, “Finite Element Implementation” by Blackwell Science in 1996 co-authored with Profs Y.K. Cheung and A.Y.T. Leung and “Finite Element Mesh Generation” by CRC Press in 2015. Prof. Lo is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.


As a CI of the AOE project “Theory, Modeling and Simulation of Emerging Electronics”, Professor Lo is interested in the mesh generation for the computer chips. This is a most daunting task for the large number of very thin wires within a much confined space, for which the design, modeling and many technologies remain as industrial secrets. Tall buildings are major assets in Hong Kong. Yet, a rapid and rigorous assessment of tall buildings under earthquake load is still a big challenge in structural design, and the equivalent frame approach proposed in the GRF application is a feasible method allowing engineers to evaluate the structural response of reinforced-concrete buildings based solely on ordinary structural analysis software. Although most important laminated composite structures are curved in shape including the fuselage of spaceship, aircrafts and automobile etc., current research is confined to flat geometry. About 20 journal papers have already been published on the “global-local” model developed in the last five years for composite plates and along with knowledge on the formulation of curved hybrid-stress shell elements, we are at a privileged position to merge these technologies to produce the first composite curved shell element to improve the general understand and design of curved composite structures.

Apart from research work and daily teaching activities, currently, Professor Lo is a member of the Steering Committee of the Code of Practice for the structural use of glass.