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Dr David Bohua Tann

Head of School

Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

    David has twenty-six years of teaching, research and management experience in the UK higher education sector, starting as a lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer and then took up academic leadership and managerial positions since 2005. As an academic, he has been actively engaging in curriculum development, validation, accreditation, student experience, international partnerships, student recruitment, external examination and a variety of committee activities. Prior to joining UEL he was the Assistant Dean (International) at the School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, having previously served as Head of Department at London South Bank University and Deputy Head of Department of Engineering at the then University of Glamorgan (now South Wales). He worked at British Coal South Wales and as a Structural Design Engineer in Cardiff for a number of years, structures that he was the main designer for include the Cardiff Copthorne Hotel and SHAW building in Wales. David was one of the youngest university graduates and tutors in China after graduating with a top student of the year award at the age of nineteen and before settling down in the UK.  

    His research interests are in the area of numerical modelling, sustainability, and strengthening of degraded concrete structures using fibre reinforced polymer composites, in particular the ductility and deformability issue of such structures of which he contributed to the UK Concrete Society’s design guides. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He chairs the ICE’s Academic Qualifications Panel; and is a visiting professor of South China University of Technology; University of South China; Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Henan Polytechnic University in China. Outside academia, he is active in contributing to the society, having served as an Independent Advisor to the South Wales Police for a number of years till 2011, and assisted the Welsh Assembly Government in attracting inward investment from the Far East. He has also been an active member of the Scottish Parliament's Cross-Party Group on China till recently when he moved to UEL.  





    Chair - Academic Qualifications Panel, Institution of Civil Engineers 

    Overview

    Funding

    EPSRC - 2001 (£60K) (Results rated as “tend to outstanding”)
    Queening Hi-Tech, Taiwan 2000-2006 (£230K)
    DuPont (Switzerland) – 2003 (£37K)
    Exchem Mining and Construction Plc – 1999-2003 (£45K)
    Network Rail 2005 (£30K)
    RAEng International Travel Grants, 1999 & 2003 (£2K)
    RAEng 2011-2014 (£54K)
    Lighting Education Trust 2013-2017 (£10K)
    RAEng STEM Adaptor 2013-2014 (£7.5K)
    Erasmus+ Mobility Funds 2015 (£1K) 
    International Mobility fund (consortium of Chinese universities) 2016 (£15K)  
    Scottish Government Outward Mobility Funds 2016 (£9.8K with Dr Y. Liang)


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Book:
    Li, H. and Tann, D. B. (2016) “Civil Engineering Surveying,” Chongqing University Press, Chongqing, China. January 2016, (299 pages)
    ISBN 978-7-5624-9291-7.

    (This book has been adopted by a number of  Chinese universities as a standard text in their civil engineering programmes, taught via the medium of English)

    Jorrnal and conference papers:

    1. Chien, Hung-Ju and Tann, D. B. (2017) “Study of a multigenerational learning program in Taiwan” Educational Gerontology, Vol.43, No.12 pp619-629, ISBN0360-1277


    1. Counter, B. J., Abu-Tair, A., Tann, D. B. and Franklin, A. (2016) “Sustainable Maintenance of Ballasted Track Systems in the UK A brief review of asset management and climate change,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Cagliari, Sardinia, Ed, J. Pobmo, Italy 5-8 April 2016. Civil-Comp Press. ISSN 1759-3433.

     

    1. Counter, B., Abu-Tair, A., Franklin, A. and Tann, D. B. (2015) “Refurbishment of Ballasted Track System: The technical challenges of installation quality & ongoing track quality and appropriate  decision support tools,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, September Issue, Vol.92, pp51-57. ISSN 0950-0618.

     

    1. Ye, Z, Tann, D. B., Chaer, I. and Beasley, P. (2015) Feasibility Study On Integration Of Low Carbon Technologies To Existing Domestic Dwellings In The UK, International Conference on Going North for Sustainability, 23-25 November 2015, London South Bank University.

     

    1. Daas, V., Tann, D. B. and Datoo, M. (2015) An Investigation into the Structural Behaviour of Concrete Reinforced with Polypropylene Fibres,” International Association for Housing Science, Housing Science Journal. September 2015. ISSN-0146-6518

     

    1. Beasley, P., Ye, Z., Tann, D. B. and Chaer, I (2014) “Applying Low Carbon Heating Technologies to Existing Domestic Dwellings in the United Kingdom,” Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Low Carbon and Eco City and Engineering Structural Safety. 25-27 August 2014, Chongqing, China.

     

    1. Chaer, I., Tann, D. B. and Dunn, A. (2013) UK Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB) - Lessons Learned After 3 Years of Operation”, Proc. International Conference and Exhibition on Application of Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies in Low Cost Buildings and Construction RENEWBUILD, Keynote Address, Turkey September 2013, pp 208-221. ISBN 978-975- 507-268-5.

     

    1. Counter, B., J., Abu-Tair, A., Tann, D., B., and Franklin, A. (2013) “Sustainable Railway Track Asset Management and Life Extension Technologies,” Application of Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies in Buildings and Construction, pp. 382-400.Turkey. September 2013. ISBN: 978-975-507-268-5.

      Daas, V., Tann, D. B. and Datoo, M. (2013) “Recycled Fibres: A Sustainable Alternate in Concrete Reinforcement,” Proc. International Conference and Exhibition on Application of Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies in Low Cost Buildings and Construction RENEWBUILD, Turkey September 2013, pp 31-41.  ISBN 978-975-507-268-5.

     

    1. Counter, B., Abutair, A., Franklin, A. and Tann, D. B. (2012) “Heavy Rail Maintenance Machinery and System Innovations: The Technical, Procedural and Human Challenges Posed by their Introduction and Piloting within the United Kingdom,” Permanent Way Institution Journal and Report of Proceedings, V.130, Pt.1, pp18-21. ISSN 0031-5524.

     

    1. Counter, B., Abutair, A., Franklin, A. and Tann, D. B. (2012) “Railway Track Maintenance Machinery and System Innovations,” Proceedings of the First International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, 18-20 April 2012, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,

      Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK.

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      ai, J. and Tann, D.B. (2011) Zero Carbon Development for Sustainable Homes in the UK,” (Keynote) Proceedings  of   3rd    International   Conference   on  Contemporary   Problems   in   Architecture   and Construction,  Beijing  University  of  Civil  Engineering  and  Architecture,  Beijing,  China,  20-24 November 2011, pp.(3)305-312. ISBN 978-1-84919-506-5.


    2. Ren, Z.H., Tann, D.B. and Zeng, X.T (2011) “Experimental Study of RC Beams Strengthened with Near-surface Mounted Truss Helical Rib  Rebars,” Proceedings  of  3rd International Conference on Contemporary Problems in Architecture and Construction, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China, 20 -24 November 2011, pp.(2)104-107. ISBN 978-1-84919-506-5.

     

    1. Ali, M.K., Tann, D.B. and Abu-Tair, A. (2011) “Flexural Behaviour of Concrete Beams Reinforced With CFRP Composites” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair - Concrete Solutions 2011 Dresden, 26-28 September 2011.

     

    1. Davies, P. and Tann, D.B. (2011) “Determination of Ductility Indices of FRP-strengthened RC Beams”, Proceedings of Advanced Composites in Construction, University of Warwick, 6-8 September 2011.

     

    1. Counter, B., Franklin, A., Abu-Tair, A. and Tann, D.B (2011) Life Extension of Railway Track Systems,” Proceedings of Railway Engineering-2011, ed. Ford, M., 29-30 June 2011, London.

    1. Abu-Tair, A., Bai, J., Tann, D. B. and McParland, C. (2010) Modelling Deterioration of RC Bridges Using the Factor Method, Proceedings of The Structural Faults and Repair 2010 Conference, ed., Ford, M., 15-17 June 2010, Edinburgh (in CD).

     

    1. Ke, G., Bai, J., Tann, D. B. and Abu-Tair, A. (2010) The Effect of Glass Waste on Concrete Performance Under High Temperatures, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management, Oct. 2010, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Ed.: J. Z. Xiao et al, ISBN: 978-2-35158-102-5 e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-103-2 Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL.

     

    1. Davies, P., Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2009) “Further Investigations into the Ductility and Deformability of FRP Strengthened RC Elements, The 9th Fibre Reinforced Polymer in Reinforced Concrete Structures, FRPRCS-9, Sydney 13-15 July 2009. Summary in p77, full paper in CD, ISBN 978 0980675504.

     

    1. Faleye, B. O., Tann, D. B., Gordon, R. S. and Delpak, R. (2008) “Strengthening of metallic structural elements with AFRP composites, The Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE - 16), Kunming, China, 20-26 July 2008.

     

    1. Faleye, B. O., Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2008) Strengthening Glue Laminated (Glulam) Beams with FRP Composites,” Proceedings of the 3rd Research Workshop, University of Glamorgan,Ed. P. Plassmann and P. Roach, pp. 46-48, ISBN 978-1-84054-193-9

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2007) “A review of design models for FRP shear strengthening of RC beams,” J. of Industrial Construction, Vol. 37, No. 411, Dec 2007, pp18-25, same paper also as Invited Keynote on the 5th Chinese National FRP Conference in Construction, South China University of Technology, 15- 16 December 2007. (ISSN 1000 8993)

     

    1. Xie, S. B., Hu, L., Zhang, X.J., Chen, Z.Yang, J. and Tann, D. B. (2007) Bioremediation of Uranium by Bacillus subtilis: Efficiency, Models and Mechanism, ISEST 2007 Progress in Environmental Science and Technology Vol.1.,2007(1): pp293-298,   13-16 November 2007, Beijing,

      China. (EI

     

    1. Davies, P., Tann, D. B. and Delpak R. (2007) “Further investigations into the ductility and deformability of frp strengthened RC elements,” The 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-8), University of Patras, Ed. Triantafillou, T.C., pp148-149, full paper in CD-Rom. (ISBN 978 960 89691)

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2007) “Numerical Modelling of FRP strengthened reinforced concrete flexural elements,” The 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-8), University of Patras, Ed. Triantafillou, T.C., pp132-133, full paper in CD-Rom. (ISBN 978 960 89691)

    2. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R., Gailius, A., and Bai, J. (2007) Preliminary investigation into use of woodwool and strength development of woodwool-lime based mixtures,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, May 16–18, Vilnius, Lithuania. Pp190-194.

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R., Gailius, A., and Bai, J. (2007) Preliminary investigation into use of woodwool and strength development of woodwool-lime based mixtures,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, May 16–18, Vilnius, Lithuania. Pp190-194.

     

    1. Davies, P., Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (2007) Relative performance of FRP strengthened RC beam sections with varying levels of initial steel reinforcement,” in Advanced Composite in Construction, ACIC 2007, University of Bath Press, pp363-370. (ISBN 0861971388).

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2005) “How precise are reinforced concrete design equations?” CONCRETE, Vol. 39, No.8, pp44-45.

     

    1. Bai, J., Kinuthia, J. and Tann, D. B. (2005) “Concrete materials research for sustainable development,

    CONCRETE, Vol. 39, No.8, pp37-39.

     

    29. Tann, D. B. (2005) “Determination of ductility and deformability indices for FRP strengthened RC slabs,” Repair and Renovation of Concrete Structures, Proceedings of 6th Int. Congress Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunity, Ed., Dhir, R. K., Jones, M. R. and Zheng, L (ISBN0- 7277-3405-9).

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R. and Davies, P. (2004) Ductility and Deformability of FRP Strengthened Flexural RC Elements,” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, Volume 157, SB 1, pp19-30.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. and Davies, P. (2004) Strength and ductility of solid RC slabs strengthened by FRP composites,” Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Advanced Composites in Bridges and Structures,” ed. Mamdouh El-Badry and Dunaszegi, L (ISBN 1-894662-06-7).

       

    2. Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2004) Influences of freeze and thaw cycles and elevated temperature on the properties of FRP composites,” in Advanced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction, ed. Hollaway, L. Chryssanthopoulos, M/ K. and Moy, S. S. J., pp.611-618

       

    3. Tann, D. B. (2004) Design Guidance for Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fibre Composite Materials; Technical Report TR 55 (2nd Ed), The Concrete Society, ISBN 1 904482 14 7, Dec. 2004, Surrey, England (contributed as a corresponding member of the project committee).

     

    1. Andreou, A., Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2004) “A viewpoint of crack propagation and failure modes of FRP strengthened flexural RC elements,” in Advanced Polymer Composites for Structural

     

    Applications in Construction, ed. Hollaway, L. Chryssanthopoulos, M/ K. and Moy, S. S. J., pp.179-186. (ISBN 1 85573 736 1)

     

    1. Tann,  D.  B.  and  Delpak,  R.  (2003)  “Research  into  FRP  strengthening  of  concrete  structures,

    CONCRETE, Vol. 37, No.6, pp35-36.

     

    1. Shih, J. K. C, Tann, D. B., Hu, C. W., Delpak, R. and Andreou, E. (2003) Remote sensing of air blisters in concrete-FRP bond layer using IR thermography,” International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol.19, No.1-2, pp174-187.

       

    2. Shih, J. K. C, Delpak, R., Hu, C. W. Tann, D. B. and Moore D B (2003) The use of IR thermography in structural health monitoring, in Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings of SHMII-1-2003 Conference, Japan, 13-15 November 2003, Bulkema Pubs., Vol I, pp 687-692. (ISNB 90 5809 648 3)

    3. Tann, D. B. and Hu, C. W. (2003) Void and Fault Detection in FRP Strengthened Elements Using Thermography,” Invited speaker at the Concrete Society/CoSACNet/NGCC joint conference on Monitoring and Management of FRP Structures, BRE, Watford, 19 February 2003.

    4. Tann, D. B., Moore, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2003) “Behaviour of FRP strengthened concrete beam subjected to fire, The 3rd NGCC Annual Conference on Fibre Reinforced Polymers in the Build Environment, Nottingham, November 2003.

     

    1. Wawrzynek, A., Shih, J. K. C., Hu, C. W., Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (2003) “Use of direct and inverse analyses in structural health monitoring,” in Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings of SHMII-1-2003 Conference, Japan, 13-15 November 2003, Bulkema Pubs., Vol II, pp 805-814. World Scientific Publs. (ISNB 90 5809 649 1)

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2003) Semi-Empirical Approach for Prediction of Deflections of FRP Strengthened RC Slabs, in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-6, Volume 1), K. H. Tan (ed), pp357-366.

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Davies, P. and Delpak, R. (2003) “Review of Ductility Determination of FRP Strengthened Flexural RC Elements,” in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-6, Volume 1), K. H. Tan (ed), pp347-356. (ISNB 981 238 403 3)

     

    1. Delpak, R., Tann, D. B. and Hu, C. W. (2002) “Advantages of structural strengthening by FRP composites and defect detection using Infrared thermography,” A paper presented to the joint meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Region and the Institution of Structural Engineers Wales Branch, Cardiff University, 21November 2002. (Awarded IStructE Wales Best Paper of the Year in October 2003).

     

    1. Hu, C. W., Shih, J. K. C., Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (2002) Detection of air blisters and crack propagation in FRP strengthened concrete elements using infrared thermography,” Proceedings of Infrared Thermography Application Conference, Orlando, USA, Vol. 3, pp133-140. (ITC 035 A 2002- 08-01)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R. and Andreou, E. (2002) “Ductility and deformability of FRP strengthened concrete beams,” in Advanced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction, Ed., Shenoi, R. A., Moy, S. J. and Hollaway, L. C., Thomas Telford, pp117-124. (ISBN 0 7277 3122 X)

       

    2. Delpak, R., Tann, D. B., Andreou, E., Abuwarda, M. and Pugh, D. K. (2002), Behaviour of FRP strengthened flexural RC elements subjected to degradation influences,” in Advanced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction, Ed., Shenoi, R. A., Moy, S. J. and Hollaway, L. C., Thomas Telford, pp143-151. (ISBN 0 7277 3122 X)

       

    3. Robery, P., Hu, C. W., Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (2002) “Assessment of degradation in concrete bridges and the effectiveness of FRP strengthening,” Proceedings of 1st IABMAS Conference, Barcelona, Spain, July 2002. (ISBN 84-95 999-05-06)

     

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R. and Andreou, E. (2001), “Design aspects of shear strengthening of RC elements using externally bonded CFRP composites,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Structural Faults and Repair, 4th-6th July, London. (ISBN 0-947644-47-4)

     

    1. Andreou, E, Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (2001) “Strengthening of RC beams with different FRPS A comparative study,” Proceedings of the 9th Int. Conference of Structural Faults and Repair, 4th 6th July, London. (ISBN 0-947644-47-4)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R. and Andreou, E. (2001) Optimum design of RC elements strengthened by FRP composites,” in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Elsevire, pp475-482. (0-08-043945-4)

       

    2. Delpak, R., Andreou, E. and Tann, D. B. (2001) Influence of different shear spans and anchorage lengths on performance of FRP strengthened RC beams,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Structural Faults and Repair, 4th - 6th July, London. (ISBN 0-947644-47-4)

    3. Delpak, R, Shih, J. K. C., Andreou, E., Hu, C. W. and Tann, D. B. (2001) Thermographic blister detection in FRP strengthened RC elements and degradation effects on section performance,” in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Elsevire, pp1135-1142. (0-08-043945-4)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (2000) Shear strengthening of continuous reinforced concrete beams using externally bonded carbon fibre composites, Proceedings the 10th Annual British Cement Association Conference, University of Birmingham, 29-30 June, pp325-338. (ISBN 0-7210-1570-0)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (2000) “Design guidelines for flexural strengthening of RC structures using FRP composites,” Proceedings of International Conference on High Performance Concrete, Hong Kong, pp447-457. (ISBN 962-85937-4-9)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (2000) “Ductility of FRP strengthened RC beams,” The 7th International Conference on Composite Engineering, 3-8 July, Denver, USA, pp865-866.

     

    1. Shih, J. K. C., Delpak, R., Hu, B. and Tann, D. B. (2000) “Finite element modelling of behaviour of reinforced concrete beams in fire,” International Conference on Computing in Structural Technology, Leuven, Belgium, Civil-Comp Press, pp115-118. (ISBN 0-948749-71-7)

     

    1. Hu, B, Delpak, R. Andreou, E. and Tann, D. B. (2000) “Finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures using externally bonded FRP composites,” International Conference on Computing in Structural Technology, Leuven, Belgium, Civil-Comp Press, pp125-128. (ISBN 0-948749-71-7)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Delpak, R. and Andreou, E. (2000) “Ultimate Capacity and Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Elements Strengthened by Externally Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymers,” Presentation to the Institution of Structural Engineers, Wales Branch, 18 September 2000. (Awarded IStructE Wales prize of “Joint Best Paper” in October 2001).

       

    2. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (1999) “Experimental investigation of concrete beams reinforced with narrow carbon fibre strips, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Structural Faults and Repair, 13-15 July, London. (ISBN 0-947644-41-5)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (1999) “Repair and strengthening of RC beams using carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites,” Proceedings of the 9th Annual British Cement Association Conference on Higher Education and the Concrete Industry, Cardiff University, 8-9 July, pp191-205. (ISBN 0- 7210-1548-4)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (1999) “Behaviour of concrete beams strengthened by carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites, The 6th International Conference on Composite Engineering, 27 June - 3 July, Orlando, USA, pp833-834.

     

    1. Shih, J. K. C., Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (1999) “Repair of reinforced concrete beams using high strength cementitious mortars,” International Conference on Advances on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Seoul, 23-25 August, pp1185-1191. (ISBN 89-950042-7-4-94530)

    2. Tann, D. B. (1999) Structural Repair and Strengthening, R & D and Design Practice,” Presented to the Concrete Society Wales Region’s Concrete Day, 15 September 1999, University of Glamorgan Conference Centre.

     

    1. Li, B., Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (1999) “A new semi-empirical formulation for predicting excavation-induced ground movement,” Proceedings 6th International Conference on Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp165-174. (ISBN 9986-05-234-4)

     

    1. Tann, D. B., and Delpak, R. (1997) Repair and strengthening of mechanically damaged concrete beams,” Proceedings 5th International Conference on Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp102-110. (ISBN 9986-05-323-4)

    2. Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (1997) “Determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes of circular arches using a strain-based curved element,” Journal of Jiaozuo Institute of Technology, V.16, No.1, pp33-42. (ISSN 1001-9103)

       

    3. Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (1996) “Explicit formulation of stiffness and mass matrices for an arch finite element,” Informatics, V.3, N.10, pp36-44. (ISSN 1392-1436)

     

    1. Delpak, R. and Tann, D. B. (1995) Strain energy distribution of circular arches in free vibration,” Proceedings 4th International Conference on Building Materials, Structures and Techniques, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp212-219. (ISBN 9986-05-182-7)

     

     

     

    UK National Conference Papers:

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2013) “An Inspirational Teaching, Research and Demonstration Laboratory whose Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Technologies are a Teaching Tool, The 2013 Effective Laboratory Conference, University of Liverpool, 18-19 June 2013 (http://www.goodcampus.org/s-lab/)

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (2004) “Behaviour of fibre strengthened concrete elements in fire, Invited speaker at the Composites Processing Association Annual Conference 2004, 23 April 2004, Bromsgrove, England.

     

    1. Delpak, R., Hu, C. W. and Tann, D. B. (2004) “Use of NDT/E methods in upgrading of concrete structures,” CoSACNet Conference on FRP strengthened structures, University of Surrey, 14 January 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. and R Delpak (2003) “Controlling Ductility and deformability for optimised design of fibre reinforced concrete structures, Invited presentation to the 8th CoSACNet Conference held at the University of Glamorgan Conference Centre, 25 June 2003.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R. (2000) “Strengthening for ductility and high performance of reinforced concrete structures using externally bonded FRP composites, Conference on Advances in Composites for Strengthening Civil Engineering Structures, Aston University, 16 May 2000.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. (1999) “Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic - A Flexible Friend,” Presentation to the British Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Wales Branch, University of Wales Cardiff, 4 March 1999.

     

     

     

    Newspaper and Magazine Technical Articles:

     

    1. Tann, D. B., Carbon fibre, a flexible friend - new material for bridge strengthening,” South Wales Echo, 5 March 1999.

       

    2. Tann, D. B., Advanced fibre composites for strengthening structures,” Advances Wales, Issue 39, May 2003.

       

       

    3. Tann, D. B., Changes afoot at top university, The Western Mail, Civil Review Supplement, 27 August 2003.

       

    4. Tann, D. B., The story so far: construction technology,” (contributor) Advances Wales, issue 43, May 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B., “New research on the behaviour of FRP strengthened concrete elements in fire,” Net Composites News (published online at: ww.netcomposites.com/news.asp?2111), 19 May 2004, also published on Composites in Construction News, Issue No.15, Summer 2004.

    2. Tann, D. B., “Faculty forging closer links with industry trough tailored courses, The Western Mail.

      Civil Review Supplement, 24 July 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B., “Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Glamorgan,” The Institution of Structural Engineers Newsletter, August 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. and Delpak, R., “Strengthening of concrete bridges with externally bonded FRP composites

       A  demonstration, poster  at  a  public  presentation  organised  by  the  WDA  and  NGCC  Wales, University of Wales Swansea, 9 November 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B, Delpak, R. and Davies, P. Towards a sustainable built environment - Civil Engineering staff at the University of Glamorgan study the behaviour of fibre composites strengthened bridges,” Materials Technology Forum News Bulletin, WDA, November 2004.

     

    1. Tann, D. B. “Supervised work experiences for students on sandwich awards in the UK Higher Education sector,” The 3rd conference of Presidents of Chinese construction and civil engineering universities, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, October 2007, Beijing, China.

     

    1. Tann, David “£10 a week to save the word,” Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers - CIBSE Journal, August issue, 2012, pp19.

     

    1. Tann, David, “Abandon silos, engineers urged,” Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers - CIBSE Journal, December issue, 2012, pp8.

     

    1. Panellist in the Guardian’s Engineering in higher education: a bright future? live chat, Sponsored Q&A, online discussions on developing the next generation of engineers,” 24 January, 12-2pm, http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/jan/20/engineering-higher-education- teaching-debate

     

    1. David Tann and Ina Colombo, “An inspirational Teaching, Research and Demonstration Laboratory whose Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Technologies are a Teaching Tool,” S-lab Award and Conference, Supporting World Class Science 2013 Conference, University of Liverpool, 18-19 June 2013. (Winner of the Teaching and Learning Award).

     

    1. Tann, David, “Showcasing Intelligent Energy Solutions in the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings,” S-lab Award and Conference, Supporting World Class Science 2014 Conference, King’s College, London 2-3 September 2014.

     

    1. Appeared in the Engineering Happiness” film, produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers, September 2014.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4zymdaEJlA

     

    1. Contribution to THE interview: Landmarks, ‘starchitecture’, green reuse, city-centre strategies: Chris Parr on forces shaping the sector’s bricks and mortar, 11 December 2014, Times Higher Education, pp46.

     




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