Dr. G. (Guang) Ye


Dr. Ye is an associate professor in the Section of Materials and Environment of TUDelft. He is the Chair of the research group of Concrete Modelling and Materials Behavior. He received his PhD with honor from TUDelft in 2003. After his PhD, he spent one year as postdoc in Ghent University, Belgium. In 2005 he received VENI grant from NWO and worked as senior researcher in TUDelft, afterwards as assistant, associate professor till now.
Dr. Ye is also a guest professor in the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Faculty of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium since 2006, and a gust professor of several Chinese universities and institutes, like Chinese Building Academy, Southeast University, South China University of Technology.

Dr. Ye received his PhD in Concrete Structures and Materials in 2003. His research interests focus on the properties of cementitious materials, i.e., early age hydration and microstructural development, permeability and durability. As author/co-author, he has published 300 journal/conference papers. He is also the editor/co-editor of 8 conference proceedings and Chapter contribution of 6 books Dr. Ye is the member of several RILEM Technical Committees, like TC-ICC, TC-ATC, TC-SHC, and TC-SAP, TC-DTA and fib committee of 8.10 and 8.12.


Concrete modelling

  • Cement hydration and microstructure model
  • Thermodynamic modelling
  • Integrated multi-schemes numerical models for service life design and durability prediction of concrete
  • Performance based integrated numerical approach for concrete design

Materials behaviour

  • Cement chemistry and microstructure formation
  • Concrete mix design
  • Early age concrete properties
  • Ageing of materials (& structures), shrinkage and creep
  • Self-healing of cementitious materials

Alternative binders and wastes to resources

  • Industrial by-products/regional wastes, i.e., MSWI bottom slags, waste glasses, biomass ashes and construction wastes
  • Alkali activated materials
  • Geopolymer concrete 
  • CIE5110 Concrete science and technology (20hrs/24hrs, responsible lecturer)
  • CIE5146 Micromechanics and numerical modelling of concrete (contribution 12hrs/24hrs)
  • RILEM Multi Scale Modelling of Concrete (MMC) workshop (6 hrs)
  • Summer courses in different universities (HIT, WHUT, COST Action TU1404 doctoral course, ICCC pre-doctoral courses. Topics: concrete technology, durable and sustainable construction materials, cement hydration and microstructure modelling, multi-scale modelling of concrete)
  • Y Zhang, G Ye (2019), A model for predicting the relative chloride diffusion coefficient in unsaturated cementitious materials, Cement and Concrete Research 115, 133-144
  • Y Zuo, M Nedeljković, G Ye (2018), Pore solution composition of alkali-activated slag/fly ash pastes, Cement and Concrete Research 115, 230-250
  • Q Zhang, G Ye (2018), Modelling microstructural changes of ordinary Portland cement paste at elevated temperature, Advances in Cement Research, 1-17
  • S Zhang, A Keulen, K Arbi, G Ye, (2017) Waste glass as partial mineral precursor in alkali-activated slag/fly ash system, Cement and Concrete Research 102, 29-40.
  • H Huang, G Ye (2017), Examining the “time-zero” of autogenous shrinkage in high/ultra-high performance cement pastes, Cement and Concrete Research 97, 107-114
  • H Huang, G Ye, L Pel (2016), New insights into autogenous self-healing in cement paste based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tests,  Materials and Structures 49 (7), 2509-2524 6
  • Y Ma, G Ye, (2015), The shrinkage of alkali activated fly ash, Cement and Concrete Research 68, 75-8.
  • H Huang, G Ye, D Damidot (2014), Effect of blast furnace slag on self-healing of microcracks in cementitious materials,  Cement and Concrete Research 60, 68-82.

Granted projects

  • URBCON: By-products for sustainable concrete in the urban environment (1 Post-doctoral researcher) (2018)
  • DuRSAAM: PhD Training Network on Durable, Reliable and Sustainable Structures with Alkali-Activated Materials (2 PhDs) (2018)
  • Bio mass ash as main ingredient for products of building materials (1 PhD) (2018)
  • Investigation the potential application of MSWI bottom ash as construction materials (2018)
  • Utilization of MSWI bottom slag for producing high value building materials (1 PhD) (2017)
  • Shrinkage and creep of geopolymer concrete, from Lab to construction (2 PhDs) (2017)
  • Associate editor of Journal of Materials and Structures
  • Editorial advisory board of Journal of Cement and Concrete Research.
  • Leader of Group priority 2 of COST Action TU1404


  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd International RILEM conference Microstructural-related Durability of Cementitious Composites (Microdurability) 
  • 2nd, 4th International conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructure 
  • Workshop Multi-scale modelling of Concrete3
  • RILEM Workshop Multi-scale modelling of Concrete (China coordinator)
  • The Joint International Laboratory for Advanced Construction Materials (LACM)
  • USE Joint research center of TU Delft and SCUT, representing CiTG faculty
  • Guang Ye (Eds.)  (2018), Workshop on Concrete Modelling and Materials Behaviour in Honor of Professor Klaas van Breugel, Delft, the Netherlands
  • Guang Ye, Yong Yuan, Claudia Romero Rodriguez, Hongzhi Zhang, Branko Šavija (Eds.) (2018), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures, Delft, the Netherlands
  • E Schlangen, L Sierra Beltran, M Lukovic, G Ye (Eds.)  (2015), Strain hardening cementitious composites, 3rd International RILEM Conference on Strain Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC3), 3-5 November 2014, Dorecht, The Netherlands, RILEM Publications
  • Wang, Y, Ye, G & Breugel, K van (2013). Microstructure of cement paste blended with micronized sand (MS). In V Peixoto de de Freitas & JMPQ Delgado (Eds.), Durability of building materials and components (Building pathology and rehabilitation, 3) (pp. 61-84). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg
  • Ye, G., van Breugel, K., Sun. W., Miao., CW (Eds.) (2012), Micro-structure related durability of cementitious composites, ISBN:978-2-35158-129-2, RILEM proceeding.,
  • Guang Ye, K. van Breugel, P. Lura, V. Mechtcherine Hardening process of binder paste and microstructure development in RILEM state of reports, Application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction, 2011, ISBN: 978-94-007-2732-8, Spring.com
  • van Breugel, K., Ye, G. and Yuan, Y., (Eds.) (2010), Service Life Design for Infrastructures, 2 volumes. Bagneux: Rilem, s.a.r.l. Paris, ISBN: 978-2-35158-113-1 (vol 1) and ISBN: 978-2-35158-114-8 (vol 2)
  • Miao, C. Ye, G and Chen, H (Eds.) (2010), Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, Published by RILEM, Publications s.a.r.l. Paris, France. ISBN: 978-2-35158-098-1.
  • Contribution to the chapter “Modelling/predicting the effects of deterioration mechanisms” in book Concrete Durability, A practical guide to the design of durable concrete structure, edited by Marios Soutsos, Thomas Telfords, 2009
  • Contribution to the book, “Low maintenance infrastructure Fundamentals, Modelling, Simulations and Monitoring”, Under review, 2009
  • Sun, W. van Breugel, K. Miao, C. Ye, G and Chen, H (Eds.) (2008). Microstructure related durability of cementitious composites, two volumes. Bagneux: Rilem. ISBN: 978-2-35158-066-0 (vol 1) and ISBN: 978-2-35158-067-7 (vol 2)
  • Yuan, Y, Walraven, JC, and Ye, G (Eds.). (2006). Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on service life design for underground structures “Serviceability of underground structures”. Shanghai, China: Tongji University Press
  • Principal author of Chapter 2 on the state of the arts report of “Durability of self-compacting concrete”, published by RILEM in year 2007.
  • Breugel, K van, Koenders, EAB, Shah, SP, Sun, Z, and Ye, G (2005). Simulation and modelling. In HW Reinhardt & CU Grosse (Eds.), Advanced testing of cement based materials during setting and hardening; RILEM TC 185-ATAC: final report (RILEM reports, 31) (pp. 311-335). Bagneux, France: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L

Guang Ye

Associate professor


Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Materials and Environment

Chair / Research:
Concrete modelling and Materials behaviour (CMMB)

Jacqueline van Unen-Bergenhenegouwen

Additional information

Dr. G. (Guang) Ye




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  • Academic education     

Dec. 2003  PhD (with Cum Laude) in Structural Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

July 1999 MSc. in Civil Engineering Materials, Asian Institution of Technology, Thailand

July 1991 Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Hunan University, China                                   

  •  Current/previous position

2011 – Now, Associate professor, Microlab, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands

2006 – Now, Guest professor,  Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Department of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

2010 – Now, Chair professor, School of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China

2007 – 2011, Assistant professor, Microlab, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands

2005 – 2007, VENI senior researcher, Microlab, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands

2004 – 2005, Postdoctoral research, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Department of Structural Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium


- Early-age properties of cementitious materials

- Transport phenomena, durability of concrete

- Modelling the hydration, microstructure, permeability and of cementitious materials

- Computational materials science of concrete

- Fire behaviour of High performance concrete and self-compacting concrete

- Non-destructive testing of materials and structures

- Supplementary Cementitious Materials



-       2014-2018 Long-term performance of geopolymer concrete systems for production of environment friendly building materials – GeoCon, STW/M2i, 460,000, PI, one PhD and one post doctor.

-       2013-2015 Durable and sustainable construction materials, SUE research center, TU Delft, 20,000

-       2010-2014, Long-term durability assessment of concrete engineered barriers in a near-surface radioactive waste disposal facility, funding from SCK CEN – Belgium Nuclear Research Center, €400,000, co-applicant, supervisor and co-promoter of PhD student

-       2009-2013, Fly ash based Geopolymers as environmental friendly binders for concrete, funding from Chinese Scholarship Council, , €60,000, applicant, supervisor and co-promoter of PhD student

-       2009 – 2014, Durable repair and radical protection of concrete structures in view of sustainable construction, funding from STW - Dutch  Scientific Foundation, €622,454, co-applicant, supervisor and co-promoter of PhD student.

-       2009 – 2013, Multi-scale modelling of hydration in ternary cementitious system, funding from Ghent University, Belgium, €180,000,  main applicant, supervisor and promoter of PhD student.

-       2005 – 2007, Numerical simulation of connectivity of individual phases in hardening cement-based systems made of blended cement with and without admixtures (VENI), from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, €200,000, PI



  • 2011,  Chutian Scholar Chair professor , Hubei Provincial Department of Education, China
  • 2009, Guanghua scholar professor, Tongji Unveristy, China
  • 2008, Guest professorship, Laboratoire de Génie Civil et Génie Mécanique (LGCGM), INSA-Rennes, France
  • 2005, VENI, award received from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands
  • 2003, Cum Laude PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
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