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Vincent (Wai Kei) Ao

Graduate Research Assistant


Wai Kei Ao (Vincent) graduated from the National Taiwan University with MSc and undergraduate qualifications in Civil and Structural Engineering. In his MSc study he did analytical and experimental studies on seismic behaviour of structures with building using passive mass dampers.

After the MSc course he went back to his home town Macau to work at BAHH Engineering Consultants Ltd, Macau. He worked there for one and half years. In this time he did some works including foundation design, structural design, coordinating engineering plans, program design narrative, etc.

He joined the Vibration Engineering Section at the University of Sheffield in October 2012 to study for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Paul Reynolds in control of human-induced vibrations using electromagnetic dampers. In 2013 he moved to University of Exeter to the further PhD life there.

Selected publications

Wai Kei Ao and C.Y.Chen, “Full-Scale Tests of High-Damping Rubber Bearings for Seismic Isolation System Test Report”, NCREE-LT-TQM-D-M1601,2009003.