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Mr Michele Win Tai Mak

Mr Michele Win Tai Mak

PhD Student

EDC Loft
University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 1223 332758


Michele is a PhD student in the Concrete & Composite Structures Group within the Civil Engineering Division; he joined the Department of Engineering in 2017. His research focuses on the assessment of concrete bridges and half-joint structures; his project is funded by the Engineering Physical Sciences & Research Council (EPSRC) and it is carried out in collaboration with Highways England. Michele’s PhD Supervisor is Prof. Janet Lees.

Prior to joining the Department, he worked as Structural Engineer at Ove Arup & Partners.

Michele holds a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l'Industrie de Paris (ESTP) and a master’s degree in Engineering/Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. He also attended Stanford University as visiting researcher.

Michele is a member of Sidney Sussex College.

Research Interests

His research interests include the analysis, design and assessment of reinforced concrete structures, half-joints, fibre-reinforced cementitious composites, failure analysis, seismic engineering; he has a particular interest in the effects of load cycles on reinforced concrete components.

Michele believes in a holistic approach to design and cross-disciplinary thinking, he is passionate about the integration between architecture and structural engineering.


BArch/MArch Final Year Project Tutorials - Manchester School of Architecture (2016)

MArch Final Year Project Tutorials - University of Sheffield (2015)

MSc Technical Architecture Project - Politecnico di Milano (2010)

Other Publications

Toniolo G, di Prisco M, Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2 (English Edition by Michele Win Tai Mak), Springer 2017

Nezosi D, Mak M (2016) Jokey Club Innovation Tower – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Kowloon, Hong Kong, Arketipo Magazine 104/2016 pp.64-77

Mak M (2011) Holistic Approach to the Design of a Movable Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015. Nonlinear Finite Elements Analysis and Application of an Energy-Dissipating Fiber Reinforced Concrete Infill Panel System. Master’s Thesis, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mak M (2009) Etude du Comportement Structurel d'une Tour Atypique - La Tour Triangle. Master’s Thesis, ESTP, France