Rob Y.H. Chai

Rob Chai

Position Title
Professor

3133 Ghausi
Bio

Dr. Chai focuses on performance-based design and assessment of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges. His research is guided by both numerical and experimental simulations. (For completed projects, see https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/chai/research/) Research objectives aim to provide safe and economical solutions to civil engineering structures exposed to extreme overload and normal service load conditions.

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transaction
  • 1997 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, College of Engineering, UC Davis
  • 1996 Research Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency of Japan
  • 1991 Transportation Research Board’s K. B. Woods Award
  • 1990 Best Paper Award – 3rd Int. Conf. on Short & Medium Span Bridges.

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