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Dr Hing-Ho Tsang

Senior Lecturer; Postgraduate Programme Coordinator (Structural Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Dr. Hing-Ho Tsang aspires to develop new knowledge and innovative technologies for enhancing structural safety of buildings and civil infrastructure under extreme events (e.g. earthquake, high wind, flood, landslide, impact and bomb blast), contributing to the sustainability and resilience of cities and our society. He lectured at the University of Hong Kong from 2007 to 2012, and was a Visiting Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2013 and 2016. He served as an Advisor and co-developed a seismic design guideline for the Hong Kong Housing Authority, and was a specialist consultant for major infrastructure projects, such as the world’s longest cross-sea bridge: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. He is a key contributor to the latest revision of Australian earthquake loading standard, as well as the development of seismic design codes respectively for Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. He has authored or co-authored 65 journal articles and 100 conference papers. His research achievement has won him four international awards and three university prizes (as shown below).

Research interests

Advanced Structural Engineering; Earthquake Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Innovative Design and Protective Technologies

Resilience and Robustness of Structures

Structural Safety Policy and Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Civil Engineering - 090500

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Engineering;Earthquake Engineering


  • 2017, Swinburne, Research Impact Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016, International, Visiting Professorship, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • 2015, Swinburne, Top Teaching Award, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, International, Visiting Professorship, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • 2011, International, Asian Innovation Awards Finalist, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company
  • 2008, International, Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who
  • 2008, International, Listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
  • 2008, International, Hsai-Yang Fang Research Award, International Society of Environmental Geotechnology
  • 2007, Other, Norman W. M. Ko PhD Prize (Faculty Best PhD Thesis, 2005-2007), Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2007, Other, Li Ka Shing Prize (University Best Thesis, 2005-2006), Graduate School, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2006, Other, University Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2005, International, RNSA Highly Commendable Paper Award, Sixth International Conference on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures, Perth, Australia
  • 2005, International, Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Award, Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training
  • 2002, Other, Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Hong Kong


Also published as: Tsang, Hing-Ho; Tsang, H.; Tsang, Hing Ho; Tsang, H. H.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Cost -effective mitigation strategy development for building related earthquake risk *; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC - Contract
  • 2014: Cost -effective mitigations strategy development for building related earthquake risk *; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC - Contract
  • 2013: Development of earthquake loading model for East Malaysia *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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