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Dr Kwong Ming Tse

Lecturer
Ph.D, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) (Hon), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Biography

Kwong Ming (KM) is currently a 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:

  • Computational Injury Biomechanics;
  • Impact Mechanics;
  • Injury Prevention;
  • 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

Computational Injury Biomechanics; Impact Mechanics; Injury Prevention and Protection; Mechanics in Medicine

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Design of a novel expandable helmet for bicyclists: This project aims to compare the effectiveness of a novel expandable bicycle helmet designs with that of the conventional EPS helmet, thus finding the most optimal design to reduce the risk of TBI. In this project, the candidate will need to design and build CAD models, simulate the dynamic event using finite element software, ABAQUS, as well as conduct testing using a prototype.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Design and optimisation of a novel temporomandibular joint implant using computer simulations: The objective of this study is to design a subject-specific prosthesis or implant for total joint replacement surgery of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The candidate will need to design of a computer-aided design (CAD) TMJ prosthesis or implant and do some basic finite element (FE) simulation.

Designing and prototyping a hip protector for elderly: In this project, the candidate will learn how to design and prototype a simplified layered structure system, which offers good protection against blunt trauma. The effectiveness of this prototype will be evaluated by experimental tests and computer simulations.

Development and validation of a finite element-musculoskeletal model of human neck: In this project, the candidate will develop a musculoskeletal neck model combined with the currently available finite element head model, and to validate the neck model by comparing its response during flexion and extension with literature. In this project, the candidate will learn how to design and build musculoskeletal neck model using open-source OpenSim software.

Hemodynamic study of stenosis using computational fluid dynamics - 1: Saphenous veins are commonly used as bypass conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. In order to study the mechanism of stenosis, the candidate will develop 3D patient-specific aorta models from advanced CT scanning and use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques to correlate the hemodynamic parameters with the clinically identified graft re-stenosis.

Hemodynamic study of stenosis using computational fluid dynamics - 2: Saphenous veins are commonly used as bypass conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. In order to correlate the hemodynamic parameters with the graft re-stenosis, the candidate will develop 3D aorta models from advanced CT scanning and use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques to compare the hemodynamics in graft re-stenosis aorta and aorta with patent graft.

Parametric study on smart structures: This project will involve modelling a unit cell (the most basic and least volume consuming repeating structure) of an smart structure. The effect of geometric parameters such as angle and edge lengths on the performance of the structure will be studied through finite element simulations on the unit cell. Prior knowledge in Matlab or Python are preferred.

Fields of Research

  • Biomechanical Engineering - 090302
  • Solid Mechanics - 091308
  • Numerical Modelling And Mechanical Characterisation - 091307

Teaching areas

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

Awards

  • 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

  • 2016 (current): Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2016 (current): Board Member, Biomaterials and Biomechanics in Bioengineering, Select Country/Region
  • 2017 - 2018: Member, Australasian Injury Prevention Network, Australia
  • 2018 (current): Member, International Society of Biomechanics, Select Country/Region
  • 2019 (current): Member, World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers, Select Country/Region

Further information

  • https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=EMERS88AAAAJ&hl=en

Publications

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

  • 2019: Nurturing Graduates for Australian Automotive Engineering Futures - Automotive Engineering Graduate Program *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

* Chief Investigator


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