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Dr Ming Xia

Research Fellow
Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Master, Tongji University, China; Bachelor, Tongji University, China


Dr. Ming Xia is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction, the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He received his MSc and BSc from Tongji University, China, and his Ph.D. from the Swinburne University of Technology. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Investigation of Cementitious Materials for Powder-based 3D Printing" under the supervision of Prof. Jay Sanjayan.

Dr. Xia’s research interests include 3D concrete printing, Geopolymer concrete, and microstructure characterization of cementitious materials. He looks into innovative approaches to develop Geopolymer and/or Portland cement concrete that can be used in the powder-based 3D concrete printing process for digital construction. Dr. Xia is also passionate about implementing research developments for industrial practice to solve challenges facing 3D concrete printing technology.

Research interests

Construction Materials; Geopolymers


  • 2020, Swinburne, FSET HDR Outstanding Thesis Award, Swinburn University of Technology
  • 2017, National, Victorian State Award for Excellence in Technology & Innovation, Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)


Also published as: Xia, Ming; Xia, M.
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