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Professor Xiaodong Huang

Professor of Engineering Mechanics


Xiaodong Huang is the Professor of Engineering Mechanics and ARC Future Fellow at Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Swinburne in 2004, after an MEng in Solid Mechanics from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Before he joined Swinburne in 2017, he had worked at RMIT University since 2004. Over his academic career, Dr. Huang has won a number of awards: ARC APD fellowship; Early-Career Research Award by the Australian Academy of Science; RMIT Teaching Award; and ARC Future Fellowship.

Research interests

Topology Optimizaiton; Structural Engineering; Structural Materials; Computational Mechanics

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

  • Structural Engineering - 090506
  • Numerical Modelling And Mechanical Characterisation - 091307
  • Solid Mechanics - 091308

Teaching areas

Solid Mechanics


Also published as: Huang, Xiaodong; Huang, X.; Huang, X. D.; Huang, Xiao Dong
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2019: Blast and Shock Modelling Phase 2 - 9.82 *; DMTC
  • 2019: Nurturing Graduates for Australian Automotive Engineering Futures - Automotive Engineering Graduate Program *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2018: 2018 visiting fellowship scheme - Prof. Tongxi Yu *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions
  • 2018: 3D printing of automotive spare parts and high value accessories *; Excellerate Australia
  • 2018: Topological Optimisation for Metallic Additive Manufacturing *; DMTC
  • 2013: Topology Optimisation for Three-dimensional Periodic Nanophotonic Structures *; ARC Future Fellowships

* Chief Investigator