Dr Quincy Ma
BE (Hons), PhD
Quincy is a lecturer at The University of Auckland where he has lectured structural dynamics and structural analysis since 2006. He is experienced in the simulations of seismic loads on structures as well as static and dynamic structural experimentations. Quincy currently leads a project developing online hybrid testing capability in Auckland.
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.
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
- Structural Engineering
- University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research
Teaching | Current
- CIVIL210 Introduction to Structures
- CIVIL211 Structures and Design 1
- CIVIL719 Matrix Structural Analysis
- CIVIL720 Earthquake Engineering
- CIVIL745 Seismic Assessment of Existing Structures
Structures Group Leader
Departmental Exchange Advisor
- Fellow, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)
- Management Committee, Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand (SESOC)
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Rad, A. A., MacRae, G. A., Hazaveh, N. K., & Ma, Q. T. (2018). Shake Table Testing of a Low Damage Steel Building with Asymmetric Friction Connections (AFC). Key Engineering Materials, 763, 400-405. 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.763.400
- Cutfield, M. R., & Ma, Q. T. M. (2018). Solution strategies for three problems in empirical fragility curve derivation using the maximum likelihood method. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 22, 435-453. 10.1080/13632469.2016.1233918
- Chandramohan, R., Ma, Q. T., Wotherspoon, L. M., Bradley, B. A., Nayyerloo, M., Uma, S. R., & Stephens, M. T. (2017). Response of Instrumented Buildings Under the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50 (2), 237-252.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon