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Dr. Daniel Looi Ting Wee

Discipline Leader – Civil Engineering, Senior Lecturer
BEng (Hons) (UM, Malaysia) PhD and Postdoctoral Fellow (HKU, Hong Kong)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 901
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E207
Email: dlooi@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Dr Daniel Looi is currently a lecturer and discipline leader for the civil engineering programme at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus, Malaysia. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (structural) of Engineers Australia, a member of the Earthquake Committee of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia and a working group member for Eurocode 1 and 8 National Annex. Daniel has published research works in seismic engineering, concrete mechanics, modular buildings, and fastening technologies. He is the recipient of the HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Researcher/Engineer in 2015. In his earlier career, Daniel worked as a structural application engineer in a multinational company, specialised in structural analysis and design computation for buildings and plants. He was trained by the late Ir. MC Hee in his early career as a structural engineer. He is an alumnus of the Civil Engineering Department, University of Malaya and The University of Hong Kong.

Research Interests

  • Seismic engineering
  • Concrete structures
  • Modular buildings
  • Fastening technologies

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Professional Engineer (Structural), Engineers Australia.
  • Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia.
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia.

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Non-linear modelling of concrete structures.
  2. Structural performance of modular buildings.
  3. Post-installed reinforcements and anchors for concrete structures.
  4. Innovative composite panels using bamboo and concrete.

Please contact Dr. Daniel Looi for more information on the above topic.

Current RHD Supervision

NameDegreeArea of ResearchStart yearRole
Robert Lim Zi ChaoPhD (Swinburne Sarawak)Modular buildings2019 Co-supervisor
Nazmus Sakib Master (UKM)Fibre reinforced mortar for precast construction2020 Co-supervisor

International Journal Reviewer

  • ACI Structural Journal – American Concrete Institute
  • Advances in Structural Engineering – SAGE
  • Automation in Construction – Elsevier
  • Construction and Building Materials – Elsevier
  • Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal – Techno Press
  • Engineering Structures – Elsevier (*Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2017)
  • Journal of Building Engineering – Elsevier
  • Journal of Bridge Engineering – ASCE
  • Natural Hazards – Springer
  • Structures – Elsevier
  • Thin-walled Structures – Elsevier (*Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2018)
  • Publications

Publications

  • Book Su, R.K.L.; Looi, D.T.W. and Zhang, Y.L. (2021). “Guide for Design, Installation and Assessment of Post-installed Reinforcements”, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, ISBN 978-988-8528-60-8.
  • Book chapter  Looi, D.T.W.; Lim, E.P. and Hee, M.C. (2018). Chapter 7: “A case study of code compliant design of buildings in regions of low-to-moderate seismicity”, in Lam & Chan (Eds.), Guideline on Design of Buildings and Structures in Low-to-moderate Seismicity Countries. Professional Guide: PG-002, Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong branch, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
  • Book chapter Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H. and Hee, M.C. (2018). Chapter 12.1: “Seismic hazard modelling for Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore”, in Lam & Chan (Eds.), Guideline on Design of Buildings and Structures in Low-to-moderate Seismicity Countries. Professional Guide: PG-002, Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong branch, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
  • Book chapter Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H.; Lam, N.T.K. and Hee, M.C. (2018). Chapter 12.2: “Site classification scheme and response spectrum models for Malaysia”, in Lam & Chan (Eds.), Guideline on Design of Buildings and Structures in Low-to-moderate Seismicity Countries. Professional Guide: PG-002, Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong branch, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
  • Journal paper Shan, Z.W.; Looi, D.T.W. and Su, R.K.L.* (accepted 2020). “Confinement model for RC columns strengthened with direct-fastened steel plates”, Steel and Composite Structures.
  • Journal paper Liu, Q.F.; Looi, D.T.W.; Chen, H.H.N.; Tang, C. and Su, R.K.L.* (2020). “Framework to optimise two-dimensional measurements with DIC for concrete structures at different scales”, Structures, 28, 93-105.
  • Journal paper Shan, Z.W.; Looi, D.T.W. and Su, R.K.L.* (2020). “A novel seismic strengthening method of RC columns confined by direct fastening steel plates”, Engineering Structures, 218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110838.
  • Journal paper Shan, Z.W.; Looi, D.T.W.; Cheng, B and Su, R.K.L.* (2020). “Simplified seismic axial collapse capacity prediction model for moderately compressed RC shear walls adjacent to transfer structure in tall buildings”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 29(12). https://doi.org/10.1002/tal.1752.
  • Journal paper Looi, D.T.W.; Lee, A.Y.F.*; Su, R.K.L. and Zhang, Y.L. (2020). “Design and Installation of Post-Installed Reinforcement: A state-of-the-art review”, HKIE Transactions, 27(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/1023697X.2020.1740110.
  • Journal paper Looi, D.T.W. and Su, R.K.L.* (2020). “Seismic axial collapse of shear damaged heavily reinforced shear walls experiencing cyclic tension-compression excursions: A Modified Mohr’s Axial Capacity Model”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering. 24(10), pp. 1602-1623. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2018.1475314.
  • Journal paper Shan, S; Looi, D.T.W.; Cai, Y; Ma, P; Chen MT; Su, R.K.L.; Young, B and Pan, W. (2019). “Engineering modular integrated construction for high-rise building: a case study in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Civil Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1680/jcien.18.00052.
  • Journal paper Cheng, B.; Zhou, M.J.; Looi, D.T.W. and Yang, C.T. (2019). “Experimental study on collapse resistance performance of existing reinforced concrete shear wall strengthened by slotted steel plate”, Building Structure, 2. (in Chinese).
  • Journal paper Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H.; Hee, M.C. and Lam, N.T.K. (2018). “Seismic Hazard and Response Spectrum Modelling for Malaysia and Singapore”, Earthquakes and Structures, 15(1), pp. 67-79.
  • Journal paper Looi, D.T.W.; Su, R.K.L.; Cheng, B. and Tsang, H.H. (2017). “Effects of axial load on seismic performance of RC walls with short shear span”, Engineering Structures, 115, pp. 312-326.
  • Journal paper Su, R.K.L and Looi, D.T.W. (2017). Reply to discussion on “Revisiting the Unreinforced Strut Efficiency Factor”, ACI Structural Journal, 114(1), pp. 291-293.
  • Journal paper Su, R.K.L and Looi, D.T.W. (2016). “Revisiting the Unreinforced Strut Efficiency Factor”, ACI Structural Journal, 113(2), pp. 301-312.
  • Journal paper Looi, D.T.W.; Su, R.K.L. and Lam, E.S.S. (2015). “A unified shear stress limit for reinforced concrete beam design”, HKIE Transactions, 22(4), pp. 223-234. (*The HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Researcher/Engineer 2015)
  • Engineering article Looi, D.T.W. and Ng, B.H. (2019). “Post-installed Reinforcement System: Latest Guidelines and Standards Relevant to Malaysian Practice”, Master Builder Journal, 117(4), 70-72.
  • Engineering article Hee, M.C.; Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Looi, D.T.W.; Zaeem, A.H. and Lim, E.P. (2016). “Evolution of IEM Study Group”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 12-14.
  • Engineering article Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Looi, D.T.W.; Wilson, J.L. and Hee, M.C. (2016). “Design response spectrum models for rock sites”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 16-18.
  • Engineering article Tsang, H.H.; Lam, N.T.K.; Looi, D.T.W., Wilson, J.L. and Hee, M.C. (2016). “Site Classification and Response Spectrum Model for Soil Sites”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 20-27.
  • Engineering article Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Wilson, J.L.; Looi, D.T.W. and Hee, M.C. (2016). “Performance criteria and design parameters”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 30-35.
  • Engineering article Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Wilson, J.L.; Looi, D.T.W. and Hee, M.C. (2016). “Static and Dynamic Analysis Methods”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 36-40.
  • Engineering article Hee, M.C.; Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Looi, D.T.W.; Zaeem, A.H. and Lim, E.P. (2016). “Summary Update of Cost Implication on Proposed Malaysian NA for EC8 on Office Buildings and Link Houses”, JURUTERA (the monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia). January Issue, 42-44.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H. and Lam, N.T.K. (2020). “Simplifying Eurocode 8 Ductile Detailing Rules for Reinforced Concrete Structures”, 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 17WCEE 2021, September 13-18 (rescheduled to 2021), Sendai, Japan.
  • Conference paper Ng, L.T.; Wong, E.S.W. and Looi, D.T.W. (2020). “Feasible design tensile capacity of post-installed anchors based on the new Eurocode 2: Part 4 (2018)”, 5th International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Structures and Construction Materials, SCESCM 2020, Dec 8-9, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Chiang, J.C.L.; Tsang, H.H. and Lam, N.T.K. (2020). “Potential Issues Faced on Reservoir-Triggered Earthquakes in Malaysia”, L. Mohd Sidek et al. (Eds.): ICDSME 2019, WRDM, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 158–166
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H. and Lam, N.T.K. (2019). “The Malaysian Seismic Design Code: Lessons learnt”, Proceedings of the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, April 04-06, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Conference paper Lam, N.T.K.; Lumantarna, E.; Tsang, H.H.; Looi, D.T.W. and Wilson, J. (2019). “Site and Event Specific Response Spectra and Accelerograms for Low to Moderate Seismicity Regions”, Proceedings of the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, April 04-06, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W. and Su, R.K.L. (2018). “Seismic axial collapse of short shear span RC shear walls above transfer structure”, 14TH International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, CONCET 2018, Aug 07-10, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (*The Best Presenter Award under the theme of “Structural Health Monitoring & Seismic Engineering”)
  • Conference paper Chiang, J.C.L.; Looi, D.T.W. and Hee, M.C. (2017). “Intricacies of addressing distant and local earthquakes in Malaysia in the official design standard EC8 Malaysia NA”, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2017 Conference, Nov 24-26, Canberra, Australia.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Tsang, H.H. and Hee, M.C. (2017). “Seismic Hazard Modelling for Malaysia and Singapore”, Mini symposium in International Association of Structural Engineering & Mechanics conference ASEM17, Aug 28-Sept 01, Seoul Korea.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Lim, E.P. and Hee, M.C. (2017). “Case studies of code compliant design of buildings in regions of low to moderate seismicity”, Mini symposium in International Association of Structural Engineering & Mechanics conference ASEM17, Aug 28-Sept 01, Seoul Korea.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Su, R.K.L; Cheng, B. and Zhou, M.J. (2017). “Ultimate drift prediction models of rectangular squat reinforced concrete shear walls”, in Hao & Zhang (Eds.), Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges (pp. 1653-1659). Taylor & Francis Group, London.
  • Conference paper Su, R.K.L; Liu, K.C. and Looi, D.T.W. (2017). “Simplified dynamic analysis of reinforced concrete tall buildings using Timoshenko beam model”, in Hao & Zhang (Eds.), Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges (pp. 1661-1667). Taylor & Francis Group, London.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W. and Su, R.K.L (2017). “Predictive seismic shear capacity model of rectangular squat RC shear walls in flexural and shear zones”, Proceedings of 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE 2017, Jan 09-13, Santiago, Chile.
  • Conference paper Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H.; Looi, D.T.W.; Lumantarna, E. and Wilson, J.L. (2016). “Seismic Hazard Modelling for Malaysia”, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2016 Conference, Nov 25-27, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Conference paper Looi, D.T.W.; Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H. and Hee, M.C. (2015). “Seismic analysis in the low to moderate seismicity region of Malaysia based on the draft handbook”, Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Nov 06-08, Sydney, Australia.
  • Conference paper Hee, M.C.; Lam, N.T.K.; Tsang, H.H. and Looi, D.T.W. (2015). “Draft National Annex to Eurocode 8 for Malaysia and cost implication for residential buildings with thin size elements”, Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Nov 06-08, Sydney, Australia.
  • Conference paper Su, R.K.L.; Looi, D.T.W.; Tang, T.O. and Law, C.W. (2014). “Performance Based Seismic Design for Tall Buildings in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of presentation at HKIE/IStructE Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar 2014 Advances in Seismic Engineering, May 19, Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.