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Yu Hu

Post-doctoral researcher, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
PhD Civil Engineering, 2015

During my PhD I had the chance to undertake advanced research in Structural Engineering. Moreover I have practised my ability to research independently thus I can handle my current research in fatigue properties of concretes.

Currently, I have to continue my research in the area of fatigue behaviours of concrete structures. A lot of large-scale experiments and numerical simulations will be performed during my post-doctorate. In the meantime I have to lead several undergraduate students and master students as a principal investigator of the project.

My advice to current students studying on the degree programme is - be diligent and work hard.

What is the best thing about what you are doing now?
I enjoy doing research.

What motivates you?
My interest in doing research will be the motivation for me during my professional life.

Why did you originally apply to Birmingham?
I originally applied to Birmingham due to the recommendation of a lecturer I know.

What are your fondest memories of the University?
The VIVA defence.

How did you grow as a person by coming to University?
I grew as a person by coming to the university as I studied useful knowledge and exercised my ability to live in a different country.

What did you think of the learning experience within the University?
Exciting and worth memorising.

What inspired you most during your time as a student?
VIVA defence 

What advice would you give to current students?
My advice to current students studying on the degree programme is - be diligent and work hard.

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