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Associate Professor Hing-Ho Tsang

Director (Partnerships), School of Engineering
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 and green technologies for enhancing the sustainability of buildings and infrastructure and the safety of people under earthquake, impact and extreme climate events. His research addresses various UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), concerning resilient infrastructure and cities, circular economy, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and reduction of poverty and inequality.

He lectured at The University of Hong Kong (2007-2012), was a Visiting Academic at The University of Melbourne on six occasions (2004-2012), and was a Visiting Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2013, 2016). He has published over 200 articles and is listed amongst the World’s Top 1% of Scientists for Career-long Impact in Civil Engineering (Elsevier, Stanford University). His scholarly achievements have been recognised by a dozen 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. He is the Australian National Delegate to the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE). 

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

  1. Sustainable Construction and Resilient Infrastructure: geotechnical seismic isolation (GSI) systems (, bio-inspired designs, modular construction, strengthening and retrofit techniques
  2. Community Resilience and Sustainability Assessment: vulnerability and risk, casualties, life-cycle analysis, societal risk, science-informed policy and data-driven decision making
  3. Earthquake Actions and Design Code: earthquake ground motions, crustal and soil site effects, dynamic response and failure behaviour, design standards and guidelines

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.


  • 2023, International, Top Cited Article 2021-2022, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics (Wiley)
  • 2022, Swinburne, School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2022, National, RW Chapman Medal, Engineers Australia
  • 2021, International, World’s Top 1% Scientists for Career-long Impact in Civil Engineering, Science-wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators (Elsevier, Stanford University)
  • 2021, International, Editor’s Choice of the Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 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, H. H.; Tsang, Hing‐Ho
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Converting Used Tyres to Road Safety Roller Barrier: Technology Development *; Sustainability Victoria
  • 2021: Road Safety Barriers: Assessment of Standard Systems and Optimisation of Emerging Designs *; Road Safety Innovation Fund
  • 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