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Dr Ching-Tai (Alex) Ng
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Dr. Ching-Tai Ng is a Chinese-Australian scholar specialising 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 joined the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2011 as a Lecturer (tenurable, Level B). He subsequently received Australian Research Council - Early Career Research Awarded (ARC-DECRA) in international open competition. He has supervised and been supervising three Ph.D. students, and a number of MEng and B.Eng. students in their one year 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). He has been a member of programme committee and session chair in the International Conference on Multi-functional Materials and Structures (MFMS2008), the 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-12) and the 7th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM7). He is a referee for Engineering Structures; Composite Structures; Smart Materials and Structures; Computers and Mathematics with Applications; Journal of Sound and Vibration; Shock and Vibration; Australian Journal of Structural Engineering and a number of international conferences.
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PhD Positions Available, 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 and Composite Materials. The deadline for the main scholarship applications for overseas students is August 31, and for domestic students is October 31.
Details of available scholarships can be found at Postgraduate Scholarships page. Generally the scholarships are in the following form:
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.
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