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Dr Wai Ming Cheung

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

EE Waimingcheung Staffprofile 255He was a Post Doctoral Research Officer at the University of Bath, UK where he conducted research on through-life costing in designing defence electronic systems. Previously he was a researcher at the University of Durham focused on research and applications of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) techniques to capture and reuse of design and manufacturing knowledge to improve the product development process. He obtained his PhD degree in engineering from the University of Durham. Prior to this, he studied master and bachelor degrees in manufacturing and mechanical engineering at Loughborough and Strathclyde.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

To challenge the development of greener and cleaner approach in terms of global product development. His research addresses new advances in “Clean and Sustainable Technology” and reviews its implications in the sustainable industry. His research focuses on various implementation pathways (such as new materials, design approaches, process, production systems, life cycle engineering approaches, etc.) to produce products with minimum material wastages, low carbon footprint, low cost and less energy requirement.

Key Publications

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  • A whole life cycle performance-based ECOnomic and ECOlogical assessment framework (ECO2) for concrete sustainability, Hafez, H., Kurda, R., Al-Ayish, N., Garcia-Segura, T., Cheung, W., Nagaratnam, B. 10 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Crack Detection and Localisation in Steel-Fibre-Reinforced Self-Compacting Concrete Using Triaxial Accelerometers, Ramli, J., Coulson, J., Martin, J., Nagaratnam, B., Poologanathan, K., Cheung, W. 14 Mar 2021, In: Sensors
  • An Investigation into UK Government Policy and Legislation to Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments, Raybould, B., Cheung, W., Connor, C., Butcher, R. 1 Mar 2020, In: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
  • Comparative life cycle assessment between imported and recovered fly ash for blended cement concrete in the UK, Hafez, H., Kurda, R., Cheung, W., Nagaratnam, B. 20 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Rheological properties of self-compacting concrete with 3-dimensional fibres, Ramli, J., Nagaratnam, B., Poologanathan, K., Cheung, W., Suntharalingam, T., Richardson, A. 16 Oct 2020, Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, Orléans, Avestia
  • A Proposed Performance Based Approach for Life Cycle Assessment of Reinforced Blended Cement Concrete, Hafez, H., Cheung, W., Nagaratnam, B., Kurda, R. 13 Jul 2019, Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5), London, Kingston University London
  • A Systematic Review of the Discrepancies in Life Cycle Assessments of Green Concrete, Hafez, H., Kurda, R., Cheung, W., Nagaratnam, B. 10 Nov 2019, In: Applied Sciences
  • Rheological Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete with 3-Dimensional Fibres, Ramli, J., Nagaratnam, B., Poologanathan, K., Cheung, W., Suntharalingam, T., Richardson, A. 27 Oct 2019, 5th International conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology
  • Comparative LCA of technology improvement opportunities for a 1.5 MW wind turbine in the context of an onshore wind farm, Ozoemena, M., Cheung, W., Hasan, R. Jan 2018, In: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
  • Comparison of Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Aluminum Alloy (LM 6) Street Light Housing and Aluminum Alloy (AL SI12CU1{FE}) Housing, Chinombo, M., Vichare, P., Cheung, W. 11 May 2018, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection

PGR Supervision

  • Matthew Ozoemena Sustainability Assessment of Wind Turbine Design Variations: An Analysis of the Current Situation and Potential Technology Improvement Opportunities Start Date: 29/10/2012 End Date: 13/06/2016
  • Haitem Fargani A Framework Incorporating Lean Six Sigma and Life-Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Manufacturing Start Date: 01/09/2013 End Date: 31/01/2018
  • Thomas Woods Process Mapping in New Product Development for Environmental Impact Reduction in Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises Start Date: 06/10/2010 End Date: 21/05/2015
  • Hisham Hafez Developing ECO2: a performance based ecological and economic framework and tool for sustainability assessment of concrete Start Date: 01/10/2018


  • PhD January 01 2008
  • Manufacturing Engineering MSc November 02 1998
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) Engineering Council UK (ECUK) 2010
  • Member (MIMechE) Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 2010

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