DR Xuemei Liu

DR Xuemei Liu


  • Concrete steel sandwich composites; concrete filled steel tubular columns
  • Development of ultra lightweight cement composites with high compressive strength and other special cement based construction materials
  • Hydration and time dependent deformation of concrete, permeability and chloride resistance
  • Runway pavement materials to resist impact loadings; protective pavement systems



  • Dr Xuemei Liu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. She received her PhD with research scholarship from National University of Singapore and worked as a research fellow at National University of Singapore after graduation. She then moved to Queensland University of Technology as a Lecturer from in 2013. Dr Liu is best known for her expertise in developing durable lightweight concrete, concrete durability improvement through internal curing, time-dependent deformation of concrete structures, development of ultra-lightweight cement composites with high compressive strength, impact resistance of construction materials, sandwich composite, as well as the mechanical properties of concrete filled steel tubular columns. This gives her a leading advantage in solving outstanding engineering problems in the fields of infrastructural engineering and developing durable construction materials. Dr Liu has published more than 40 international journal papers and conference papers. She has been awarded more than AU$1 million research grants from both internal and external resources. She is the Editorial Board Member of Advances in Civil Engineering. She is also an invited technical assessor (Civil) for Singapore Accreditation Council – Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SAC-SINGLAS).    


Member of

  • Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme. Technical assessor 2012 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • New Generation Facility for Impact Testing, ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities, LE180100101, 2018. ARC Research Hub For Nanoscience Based Construction Material Manufacturing (Industrial Transformation Research Hubs) awarded by AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL 2016 - 2021    


Education and training

  • PhD, National University of Singapore 2010

Awards and honors

  • New generation facility for impact testing, Australian Research Council, 2018



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • PhD vacancies available in projects but not limited to (1) concrete characterisation (2) bio-inspired concrete materials, and (3) impact resistance of cement based materials. Please contact by email for further information.