Dr Quincy Ma

BE (Hons), PhD

Biography

  • Lecturer

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.

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
  • University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research

Teaching | Current

 

  • CIVIL210 Introduction to Structures
  • CIVIL211 Structures and Design 1
  • CIVIL719 Matrix Structural Analysis

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

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

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
  • Lu, Y., Henry, R., Gultom, R., & Ma, Q. (2017). Cyclic testing of reinforced concrete walls with distributed minimum vertical reinforcement. Journal of Structural Engineering, 143 (5).10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001723
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36241
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rick Henry, Yiqiu Lu
  • Hazaveh, N. K., Rad, A. A., Rodgers, G. W., Chase, J. G., Pampanin, S., & Ma, Q. (2017). Shake table test a structure retrofitted using 2-4 Direction Displacement Dependent (D3) viscous dampers. Paper presented at NZSEE 2017; New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference and Anti-Seismic Systems International Society 15th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Wellington, New Zealand. 27 April - 29 April 2017. (pp. 7).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35781
  • Rad, A. A., MacRae, G., Hazaveh, N. K., & Ma, Q. T. (2017). Shake table testing of a low damage steel building with Asymmetric Friction Connections (AFC). Paper presented at NZSEE 2017: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference and Anti-Seismic Systems International Society 15th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures, Wellington, New Zealand. 27 April - 29 April 2017. (pp. 7).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35778
  • Cutfield, M. R., & Ma, Q. T. M. (2017). Solution to the PEER framing equations accounting for dependence of earthquake repair costs on the number of damaged components. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 1-10. 10.1080/15732479.2016.1260600
  • Tan, H., Ma, Q. T., Beskhyroun, S., Wotherspoon, L. M., & Simkin, G. (2017). Comparison of existing damage detection algorithms on Structural Health Monitoring. Paper presented at 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE 2017, Santiago, Chile. 9 January - 13 January 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Haozhi Tan, Liam Wotherspoon
  • Beskhyroun, S., Ma, T., & Wotherspoon, L. M. (2017). Development of a monitoring system for damage assessment of buildings after earthquakes. Paper presented at 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE 2017, Santiago, Chile. 9 January - 13 January 2017. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Liam Wotherspoon

Contact details

Primary office location

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