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Associate Professor Hing-Ho Tsang

Director (Partnerships), School of Engineering; Postgraduate Program Director (Structural)
BEng(Hons), PhD (University & Faculty Best Thesis Prizes), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Dr. Hing-Ho Tsang aspires to develop frontier knowledge, innovative solutions, green and smart technologies for enhancing safety of people and structures under extreme events such as earthquake, impact, bomb blast, high wind, flood and landslide. His research addresses various UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in relation to resilient infrastructure and cities, circular economy, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduction of poverty and inequality.

He lectured at The University of Hong Kong (2007-2012), and was a Visiting Academic at The University of Melbourne on six occasions (2004-2012) and a Visiting Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2013, 2016). He has published over 200 articles including 50 papers in Q1 journals. His scholarly achievements have been recognised by a dozen of international awards and university prizes or fellowships. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and serves in advisory roles to governments, industry and professional bodies, developing design standards and guidelines globally.

Dr. Tsang’s holistic and multidisciplinary research program has three main thrusts:

  1. Innovative Structures and Protective Systems: geotechnical seismic isolation (GSI) systems, bio-inspired structures, smart systems, strengthening and retrofit techniques
  2. Community Resilience and Risk Assessment: structural vulnerability and failure risk, casualties, science-informed safety policy and decision making
  3. Structural Design and Building Code: structural response and collapse behaviour, characterisation of extreme actions, design standards and guidelines

Research interests

Advanced Structural Engineering; Earthquake Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering - 400510
  • Earthquake Engineering - 400506

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Engineering;Earthquake Engineering


  • 2021, International, Editor’s Choice of the Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2020, International, World’s Top 2% Scientists for Career-long Impact (and Top 1% in 2019) in Civil Engineering, Science-wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators
  • 2019, Swinburne, Faculty Research Translation Commendation Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2019, Swinburne, Research Impact Award (1st in Science, Engineering and Technology), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Research Impact Award (1st in Engineering), 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.; Tsang, Hing‐Ho
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Road Safety Barriers: Assessment of Standard Systems and Optimisation of Emerging Designs *; KSI Global Australia Pty Ltd
  • 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