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Faculty - ZENG Qiang

  • ZENG Qiang

    Associate Professor

    Institute of Advanced Engineering Structures and Materials

    B819 An-Zhong Building, Zijingang Campus


Research Interest

Poromechanics, Elastic behaver of cement-based materials (CBM) by phase transition, wet-ting/drying. 
Durability, Durability performance of CBM.
Freeze-thaw, Physical and mechanical behavior of CBM under freeze-thaw actions.
Hydration, Hydration kinetics of cement with or without supplemental binders.
Supplemental Materials, Physical and chemical effect of Supplemental Materials (Fly ash, GGBS, Silica Fume, etc), and optimizing their use.
Research Grants:
2015-2017  National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51408536, CNY 250,000.
2012-2014 General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, No.2012M520288,, CNY 50,000.
2009-2013, China National Major Fundamental Research Grant , No. 2009CB623106,, CNY 1,200,000, with Li Kefei et al..



Ph.D, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
- Title: Poromechanics of freezing behavior of cement-based porous materials saturated with salt solution
Ph.D, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, Champs sur Marne, France.
- Title: Poromechanical behavior of cement-based materials subjected to freeze-thaw actions with salts: modeling and experiments
Master of Science, Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
- Major in Durability of Cement-based Materials.
Bachelor, School of Material Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
- Major in Building Materials

Professional Employment

2014/08–2015/01 Assistant professor (Lecture), College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University , Hangzhou, China.
2012/07–2014/07 Assistant professor (Post doctor), Dept Civil Eng, Tsinghua University , Beijing, China.
2009/09–2010/03 Teaching Assistant, Dept Civil Eng, Tsinghua University .

Selected Publication

27 Q. Zeng, D. Zhang, K. Li, Kinetics and isotherms of vapor adsorption/desorption of cement-based materials. Transp Porous Med. DOI :10.1007/s11242-015-0531-8

 26 Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Pore structure of cement pastes through NAD and MIP analysis, Advances in Cement Research, Accepted.
25 Q. Zeng*, S. Xu, Discussion of "Numerical simulation of moisture transport in concrete based on a pore size distribution model", Cement and Concrete Research, 2015, 73:63-66.
24 Q. Zeng*, K. Li, T. Fen-Chong, Heterogeneous nucleation of ice from supercooled NaCl solution confined in cement paste. J Cryst. Growth. 2015, 409:1-9. DOI:10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2014.09.045
23 Q. Zeng*, Discussion of "Empirical Estimation of Pore Size Distribution in Cement, Mortar and Concrete" by Fuyuan Gong, Dawei Zhang, Evdon Sicat and Tamon Ueda. July 2014, Vol. 26, No. 7, pp. 04014023-1-11, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000945, J Mater Civil Eng. (Accepted)
22 J. Jiang, Y. Yuan, Q. Zeng*, T. Mo, Discussion: Relationship of moisture content with temperature and relative humidity in concrete, Magazine of Concrete Research, 2013;65(24):1494-1496.
21  Q. Zeng*, H. Sun, D. Zhang, K. Li, Characterizing pore structure of the blended cement pastes using water vapor sorption isotherms, Mater Charact. 95:72–84, SCI
20  Zh. Wang, Q. Zeng, YK. Wu, L. Wang, Y. Yao*, K. Li, Relative humidity and deterioration of concrete under freeze-thaw load, Construc Build Mater. 62(2014):18–27. SCI
19  Zh. Wang, Q. Zeng, L. Wang, Y. Yao*, K. Li, Effect of moisture content on the electrical resistivity of cement pastes under freeze-thaw actions, J Mater Sci. (2014) 49:4305–4314. DOI 10.1007/s10853-014-8126-2. SCI
18  Q. Zeng, T. Fen-Chong, K. Li*, Freezing behavior of cement pastes saturated with NaCl solution, Constr Build Mater,  59(2014):99–110. SCI
17  Q. Zeng*, L. Li, X. Pang, Q. Gui, K. Li, Freeze-thaw behavior of air entrained cement paste saturated with 10 wt. % NaCl solution, Cold Reg Sci Tec. 102(2014):21–31. SCI
16  Q. Zeng*, Y. Wang, K. Li, Uniform model for moisture transport in porous materials and its application to concrete at selected Chinese regions. J Mater Civil Eng ASCE. 26(6), 05014001. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000893. SCI
15  Q. Zeng*, K. Li, Reaction and microstructure of cement–fly-ash system, Mater Struc. 48, 1703–1716 (2015) DOI: 10.1617/s11527-014-0266-y. SCI
14  Zh. Wang, Q. Zeng, L. Wang, Y. Yao*, K. Li, Electrical resistivity of cement pastes under cyclic freeze-thaw actions, J Mater Civil Eng, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001042 (Jan. 29, 2014). SCI
13  Zh. Wang, Q. Zeng, L. Wang, Y. Yao*, K. Li, Corrosion of rebar in concrete under cyclic freeze-thaw and Chloride salt action, Constr Build Mater, 53 (2014) 40–47. SCI
12 K. Li*, Q. Zeng, M. Luo, X. Pang, Effect of self-desiccation on the pore structure of paste and mortar incorporating with 70% GGBS, Constr Build Mater, 51(2014):329–337. SCI
11 Q. Zeng, T. Fen-Chong, K. Li*, Elastic behavior of saturated porous materials under undrained freezing, Acta Mechanica Sinica. (2013) 29(6):827–835. DOI:10.1007/s10409-013-0082-6. SCI
10 Q. Zeng, M. Luo, X. Pang, K. Li*, Surface fractal dimension: An indicator to characterize the microstructure of blended cement-based materials, Appl Surf Sci, 282(2013)302–307. SCI
9 Zh. Wang, Q. Zeng, L. Wang, Y. Yao*, K. Li, Characterizing blended cement pastes under freeze-thaw loading by electrical resistivity, Constr. Build. Mater. 44 (2013) 477–486. SCI
8  Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Water removal by freeze-drying of hardened cement paste, Dry. Tech., 31 (2013) 67–71. DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2012.717326. SCI
7  Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Determination of cement hydration and pozzolanic reaction extents for fly-ash cement pastes, Constr. Build. Mater. 27 (2012) 560–569. SCI
Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Analysis of pore structure, contact angle and pore entrapment of blended cement pastes from mercury porosimetry data, Cem. Concr. Compos. 34 (2012) 1053–1060. SCI
5 Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Effect of porosity on thermal expansion coefficient of cement pastes and mortars, Constr. Build. Mater. 28 (2012) 468–675. SCI
4 Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Pore structure characterization of cement pastes blended with high-volume fly-ash, Cem Concr Res 42 (2012) 194–204. SCI
3  Q. Zeng, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, K. Li*, A study of freezing behaviour of cementitious materials by poromechanical approach, Inter. J. Solids Struc. 48 (2011) 3267–3273. SCI
Q. Zeng, K. Li*, T. Fen-Chong, P. Dangla, Surface fractal analysis of pore structure of high-volume fly-ash cement pastes, Appl Surf Sci 257 (2010) 762–768. SCI
1 K. Li, Q. Zeng, Influence of freezing rate on cryo-damage of cementitious material, J Zhejiang University-Science A 10 (2009) 17–21. DOI:10.1631/jzus.A0820108. SCI


2012 Best Thesis, Department of civil engineering, Tsinghua University, China.
2011-2012 Best scholar candidate, Department of civil engineering, Tsinghua University, China.
2010-2011 Best scholar candidate, Department of civil engineering, Tsinghua University, China.
2009-2010 Dongfang Electric LTD Scholarship, Tsinghua University, China.
2008–2009 Grace Scholarship, Tsinghua University, China.