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Associate Professor Hing-Ho Tsang

Postgraduate Programme Coordinator (Structural 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 and innovative technologies for enhancing safety of people and structures under extreme events (e.g. earthquake, impact, bomb blast, high wind, flood and landslide), contributing to the sustainability and resilience of cities and our society. His research addresses various UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG 9 “Build resilient infrastructure, … and foster innovation” and SDG 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

He lectured at The University of Hong Kong from 2007 to 2012, and was a Visiting Academic at The University of Melbourne on six occasions during the period 2004-2012 and a Visiting Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2013 and 2016. He has published over 70 Scopus-indexed journal articles (46 SJR Q1). His scholarly achievements have been recognised by a dozen of international research awards and university prizes or fellowships (see below). He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and serves in advisory roles to governments, industry and professional bodies, leading to the development of design standards and guidelines globally.

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

  1. Innovative Structures and Protective Systems: base isolation and energy dissipation devices, 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 Coordinating Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering - 090506
  • Earthquake Engineering - 090504

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Engineering;Earthquake Engineering


  • 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.
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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