Associate Professor Alex Ng

Associate Professor Alex Ng
 Position Director of Graduate Studies
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Email alex.ng@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1237
 Location Floor/Room 2 37 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    • PhD scholarship avaliable, details 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.
    • 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 with strong academic background please contact me directly.

  • Qualifications

    • Grad. Cert. Ed. (Higher Education) (2012) The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • Ph.D. (2011) The University of Queensland, Australia
    • M.Phil. (2007) City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • B.Eng. (1st Class Honours) in Structural Eng. (2005) City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Awards & Achievements

    • The Nishino Prize - 14th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (2016)
    • Excellence in Peer Review - Engineering Structure (2013)
    • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Australian Research Council (ARC) (2013)
    • Best Journal Article Award - The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland (2008/2009)
    • Best Student Paper Award - The 2nd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (2009)
    • Winner of Airbus Fly Your Ideas Challenge Competition - Airbus Limited (2009)

  • Research Interests

    • Guided Wave Non-destructive Evaluation
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • System Identification
    • Structural Dynamics
    • Vibration Measurement
    • Composite Materials

  • Research Funding

    • Competitive Reserach Grants
    • Discovery Project (DP) – (2nd Chief Investigator) (2016-2018) Australian Research Council (ARC), Project: Stress Evaluation with Non-linear Guided Waves
    • Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) – (Co-Chief Investigator) (2015) Australian Research Council (ARC), Project: Development of a World-class Facility for Three-dimensional Dynamic Testing
    • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2013-2015) Australian Research Council (ARC), Project: In-situ Structural Safety Diagnosis for Composite Materials: Lamb Wave Diffraction Tomography Using Multi-frequency Data
    • Catalyst Research Grant – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2014-2016) Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology Government of South Australia, Project: Cost Effective Stress Monitoring Techniques for Rail Tracks using Guided Waves
    • University Competitive Reserach Grants
    • Faculty Research Support Scheme – (1st Chief Investigator) (2016) Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • DVC&VP (R) Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2015) Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide
    • DVC&VP (R) Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant – (Co-Chief Investigator) (2015) Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide
    • Faculty Research Support Scheme – (1st Chief Investigator) (2014) Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • Research Equipment and Infrastructure Fund – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2012) Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide
    • General Reserach Grants
    • Equipment Fund – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2014) Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • Establishment Grant – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2013-2015) Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide
    • General Research Fund – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2011) School of Civil, Environment & Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide
    • Start-up Research Fund – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2011-2013) Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • Travel Grants
    • Special Studies Program – (2016) The University of Adelaide
    • Overseas Conference Leave Scheme – (2015) Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • Overseas Conference Leave Scheme – (2014) Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), The University of Adelaide
    • Travel Fund – (Sole Chief Investigator) (2013-2015) Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research), The University of Adelaide
    • Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant – (2013) The Ian Potter Foundation

  • Professional Associations

    • Asscoiate Editor of Engineering Structures
    • Associate Editor of International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring (SHMIJ) (http://journals.sagepub.com/home/shm)
    • Executive Committee Member of International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring (SHMIJ)
    • Executive Committee Member of Austrlaian Netowrk of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM)
    • Member of National Committee on Applied Mechanics (NCAM), Engineering Australia
    • Editorial Board Member in Journal of Smart Cities
    • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Structures (2014) International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring (IJSHM)
    • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Structural Identification and Monitoring with Dynamic Data (2014) Earthquakes and Structures An International Journal


  • Files

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEngineering, Building & Construction
    ExpertiseVibration measurement and test; modal identification; dynamic; non-destructive evaluation; condition assessment; structural dynamics; system identification; damage detection
    NotesDr. Ching-Tai Ng specialises in fundamental and applied research in structural health monitoring (SHM). His 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.

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