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Dr Kwong Ming Tse

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; B.Eng (Hons), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore


Kwong Ming (KM) is currently a senior lecturer in Department of Mechanical Engineering and Product Design Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology. He obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and PhD from National University of Singapore (NUS) (2014). During his PhD, KM had developed and validated a finite element model of human head which has then been used extensively in the applications of head injuries. He continued in the same university as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Protective Technology (CPT), from Dec 2013 to Nov 2015, working on a defence project funded by Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore. Thereafter, KM joined the University of Melbourne as a postdoctoral research fellow working on a defence project funded by Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, Australia, studying lumbar spine injuries under extreme loadings (Nov 2015 – Dec 2017). His work on head injuries led to international collaboration with institutions in China and Spain. KM has extensive experience working with defence organizations and hospitals in Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom, and has successfully initiated collaboration with international institutions in China, India, Singapore and Spain.

His research interests are in:

  • Biomechanics;
  • Protective Equipment;
  • Impact Mechanics;
  • Injury Prevention;
  • Finite Element Modelling;
  • Mechanics in Medicine (orthopaedic biomechanics, re-engineering and design of prostheses, surgical procedures, cardiovascular biomechanics).
KM believes that the research is an emerging multidisciplinary field involving engineering sciences, medicine, health and ergonomics, which has the potential to revolutionise the ways of improving health and quality of life for millions of people worldwide. He looks forward to continue working in the field of injury biomechanics and injury prevention mainly on implementing novel engineering materials in protective equipment for military soldiers, sportsmen and elderly.

Research interests

Mechanics in Medicine; Biomechanics; Protective Equipment; Injury Prevention; Finite Element Modelling

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

  • Biomechanical Engineering - 400303
  • Solid Mechanics - 401707
  • Numerical Modelling And Mechanical Characterisation - 401706

Teaching areas

Statics and Mechanics;Structural Mechanics;Mechanics of Materials;Mechanics of Machines;Solid Mechanics;Engineering Mathematics;Engineering Visualisation and Modelling


  • 2019, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award (Early Career), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, Swinburne, FSET Travel Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, International, Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Biomechanics
  • 2017, Other, Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant, University of Melbourne
  • 2016, Other, Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant, Melbourne School of Engineering
  • 2014, International, Best Paper Award, The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM)
  • 2013, International, Young Investigator Award (YIA) Special Merit Prize, Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore)
  • 2009, Other, NUS Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2009, Other, NUS Dean List, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2008, Other, NUS Award for Study Abroad (NASA) for Student Exchange Program, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2008, Other, DSTA Achievement Award (Merit), Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)

Professional memberships

  • 2020 (current): Board Member, Bioengineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2016 (current): Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2016 (current): Board Member, Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2020 (current): Board Member, Life, Select Country/Region
  • 2023 (current): Board Member, Defence Technology, Select Country/Region
  • 2011 (current): Reviewer, Journal of Biomechanics, Select Country/Region
  • 2013 (current): Reviewer, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2016 (current): Reviewer, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2017 (current): Reviewer, Materials & Design, Select Country/Region
  • 2017 (current): Reviewer, Composite Structures, Select Country/Region
  • 2017 - 2018: Member, Australasian Injury Prevention Network, Select Country/Region
  • 2018 (current): Member, International Society of Biomechanics, Select Country/Region
  • 2019 (current): Member, World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers, Select Country/Region
  • 2019 (current): Reviewer, Composites Part B: Engineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2020 (current): Reviewer, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Select Country/Region
  • 2021 (current): Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics (ANZSB), Australia

Further information



Also published as: Tse, Kwong; Tse, K.; Tse, Kwong Ming; Ming Tse, Kwong; Tse, K-M; Tse, K. M.; Tse, K.-M.; Tse, Kwong-Ming
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Formula Racing Driver Extrication after Crash – Proof of Concept of Sensor system *; Federation Internationale de l’Automobile Swisterland Fund Scheme
  • 2021: A new energy absorption system for brain injury mitigation *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2021: Quantification and development of helmet blunt impact protection for the future combat helmet *; Defence Science Technology Group
  • 2020: Effects of near-infrared laser photobiomodulation therapy on soft tissues *; Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award
  • 2020: Predicting lumbar fracture risk using the Hybrid lumbar spine *; The University of Melbourne
  • 2020: Quantification and development of helmet blunt impact protection for the future combat helmet *; Defence Science Technology Group
  • 2019: Nurturing Graduates for Australian Automotive Engineering Futures - Automotive Engineering Graduate Program *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

* Chief Investigator