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Dr Ching-Tai Ng

Telephone +61 8 8313 1237
Position Senior Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 4359
Building Engineering North
Floor/Room 2 37
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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Biography/ Background

Dr. Ching-Tai Ng specialises in fundamental and applied research in structural health monitoring (SHM). He earned his B.Eng. with First-class honours and M.Phil. from the City University of Hong Kong in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Queensland under a full scholarship. During his study, he received a number of awards, such as Arup Best Student Award, Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Student and Best Student Paper Award by the International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, and won the Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge Competition in 2009.

Dr. Ng is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He joined the School in 2011 and was subsequently awarded a prestigious "Australian Research Council - Early Career Research Awarded (ARC-DECRA)" in international open competition. He has supervised and been supervising a number of Ph.D. students, and MEng and B.Eng. students in their research project. He has published over 40 refereed technical papers in journals and conference proceedings and delivered some 20 talks at international conferences and public seminars in different countries. He has successfully secured competitive research grants in the capacity of chief investigator from government and university.

Dr. Ng's research interests include SHM, guided wave non-destructive evaluation, system identification, engineering reliability and risk analysis and composite materials. He is interested in applying SHM techniques to different engineering areas. He has worked with industry, e.g. CRC-ACS and Airbus Limited, and is currently holding an international patent. Dr. Ng is a member of executive committee of Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM).

Dr. Ng was born in Hong Kong. he can read and write Chinese and is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Find out more about my research and PhD opportunity at my personal website
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PhD scholarship avaliable, detail can be found in my personal website or the attached file at the bottom of this webpage.

Prospective Postgraduate Students:

A number of projects leading to M.Phil. or Ph.D. are available in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. The Unviersity of Adelaide provides a number of scholarships for postgraduate students. Details of available scholarships can be found at Postgraduate Scholarships page. Generally the scholarships are in the following form:

  • Living allowance: approximately $25,392 per annum (2014 rate), tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).
  • Full tuition fees: two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree.

For applicants from China, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The University of Adelaide are jointly offering postgraduate research scholarships to students from People's Republic of China to understake a postgraduate research degree at the University of Adelaide.

Prospective cadidates please contact me directly.


Ten Representative Publications

  1. Ng CT, Veidt M, Rose LRF, Wang CH (2012). Analytical and Finite Element Prediction of Lamb Wave Scattering at Delaminations in Quasi-istropic Composite Laminates. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331(22), pp. 4870-4883.
  2. Ng CT, Veidt M (2012). Scattering Characteristics of Lamb Waves from Debondings at Structural Features in Composite Laminates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(1), pp. 115-123.
  3. Ng CT, (2011). Probabilistic Methods for Structural Safety Evaluation, Damage Detection and Reliability Analysis of Structures. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmbH & Co. KG. ISBN: 978-3-639-36789-8.
  4. Ng CT, Veidt M (2011). Scattering of the Fundamental Anti-symmetric Lamb Wave at Delaminations in Composite Laminates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(3), pp.1288-1296.
  5. Veidt M, Ng CT (2011). Influence of Stacking Sequence on Scattering Characteristics of the Fundamental Anti-symmetric Lamb Wave at Through Holes in Composite Laminates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 129(3), pp. 1280-1287. 
  6. Ng CT, Veidt M, Lam HF (2009). Guided Wave Damage Characterisation in Beams Utilising Probabilistic Optimisation. Engineering Structures, 31(12), pp. 2842-2850.
  7. Ng CT, Veidt M (2009). A Lamb-wave-based Technique for Damage Detection in Composite Laminates. Smart Materials and Structures, 18(7) 074006, pp.1-12.
  8. Lam HF, Ng CT, Lee YY, Sun HY (2009). System Identification of an Enclosure with Leakages Using a Probabilistic Approach. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 322(4-5), pp. 756-771.
  9. Lam HF, Ng CT (2008). The Selection of Pattern Features for Structural Damage Detection Using an Extended Bayesian ANN Algorithm. Engineering Structures, 30(10), pp. 2762-2770.
  10. Lam HF, Ng CT, Veidt M (2007). Experimental Characterization of Multiple Cracks in a Cantilever Beam Utilizing Transient Vibration Data Following Probabilistic Approach. Journal of Sound and Vibration 305(1-2), pp. 34-49.


Entry last updated: Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014

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