Dr Quincy Ma

BE (Hons), PhD

Biography

Quincy is a senior lecturer and the current structural engineering group leader at the University of Auckland. Quincy has research interests on a range of earthquake engineering topics, such as risk-based cost-benefit analysis, low-damage design, seismic structural health monitoring, the modelling and performance of non-structural elements and machine learning as applied to earthquake engineering.

Quincy completed his BE with 1st class honours and later his PhD at The University of Auckland. Quincy's doctoral study outlined an investigation into the fundamental mechanics of rocking structures subjected to ground motion.

Qualifications 

PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Auckland (2010)

BE (Honours) 1st class Civil Engineering, The University of Auckland (2003)

Research | Current

 

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Theoretical structural analysis
  • Physical testing
  • Finite element analysis
  • Active and passive devices for seismic protection

Research groups

  • Structural Engineering
  • QuakeCoRE

Teaching | Current

 

  • CIVIL210 Introduction to Structures
  • CIVIL713 Structures and Design 4
  • CIVIL719 Matrix Structural Analysis
  • CIVIL720 Earthquake Engineering

Responsibilities

Structural Engineering Group Leader

Departmental Conjoint Degree Advisor

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)
  • Management Committee, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)
  • Management Committee, Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand (SESOC)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Beskhyroun, S., Navabian, N., Wotherspoon, L., & Ma, Q. (2020). Dynamic behaviour of a 13-story reinforced concrete building under ambient vibration, forced vibration, and earthquake excitation. JOURNAL OF BUILDING ENGINEERING, 2810.1016/j.jobe.2019.101066
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon
  • Rad, A. A., MacRae, G. A., Hazaveh, N. K., & Ma, Q. (2019). Shake table testing of a low damage steel building with asymmetric friction connections (AFC). Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 155, 129-143. 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.12.013
  • Roeslin, S., Ma, Q. T. M., & Juárez García H (2018). Damage Assessment on Buildings Following the 19th September 2017 Puebla, Mexico Earthquake. Frontiers in Built Environment, 4 (72)10.3389/fbuil.2018.00072
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46916
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Samuel Roeslin
  • Roeslin, S., & Ma (4/9/2018). Development of a Seismic Damage Prediction Model Using Data Science Techniques. Poster presented at QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting 2018, Taupo, New Zealand.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45689
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Samuel Roeslin
  • Lu, Y., Gultom, R. J., Ma, Q. Q., & Henry, R. S. (2018). Experimental Validation of Minimum Vertical Reinforcement Requirements for Ductile Concrete Walls. ACI Structural Journal, 115 (4).10.14359/51702048
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rick Henry, Yiqiu Lu
  • Ma, T., Parshottam, S., & Montalla, M. (2018). Modelling Rocking Behaviour Using Physics Engine Simulation. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering Los Angeles, U.S.A.: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43111
  • Roeslin, S., & Ma, T. (2018). A New Approach for the Seismic Loss Estimation of Existing Buildings. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering Los Angeles, U.S.A.: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43110
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Samuel Roeslin
  • Hazaveh, N. K., Rad, A. A., Rodgers, G. W., Chase, J. G., Pampanin, S., & Ma, Q. T. (2018). Shake Table Testing of a Low Damage Steel Building with 2-4 Displacement Dependent (D3) Viscous Damper. Key Engineering Materials, 763, 331-338. 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.763.331

Contact details

Primary office location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 12, Room 1208
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand