A/Prof Tuan Ngo is the Director of the Advanced Protective Technologies for Engineering Structures (APTES) Group at the University of Melbourne.
The APTES Group led by Dr Ngo is recognised as one of the leading centres in infrastructure modelling and physical infrastructure protection in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The group consists of internationally recognised experts in risk assessment, modelling and vulnerability analysis of buildings and infrastructure against natural and man-made hazards. Dr Ngo's group has been working closely with industry and government organisations to carry out research and consulting work in these areas.
Dr Ngo has made a significant contribution to research in vulnerability modelling of critical infrastructure, particularly in the area of assessment of the effects of natural and technical hazards on buildings and infrastructure. He is the Research Program Manager of the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA). He is recognised as an expert in protective technologies for protecting critical infrastructure by many government organisations and industry.
Dr Ngo has been involved in many projects to provide security assessment, risk modelling and protection solutions. These projects include risk assessment and strengthening of the landmark structures, government buildings, embassies, airports, bridges, tunnels, power stations and critical industrial facilities in Australia and overseas.
Dr Ngo has played a key role in the PrefabAUS, a peak industry body, involving more than 180 companies in the prefabricated manufacturing of modular buildings. He has carried out significant research collaborations with industry and government agencies to perform large-scale experiments of prefabricated modular components of building structures (facades, wall panels and floor slab systems). He has successfully coordinated a large Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing funded by AR
A/Prof Tuan Ngo has been awarded a significant amount of research funding (more than $15M) both from the Australian Research Council (ARC), government agencies and industry. He also won more than $1.6M funding over the last few years from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, National Security Science and Technology (NSST) Branch for developing simulation techniques and protective solutions for buildings and critical infrastructure.
Education and training
University of Melbourne 2005
University of Melbourne 2000
Hanoi University of Civil Engineering 1996
Awards and honors
MSE Teaching Excellence Award,
Defence Materials Technology Centre Conference Award 2014, Capability Improvement Award,
Winner of the 2013 DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security,
Safeguarding Australia Award, Safeguarding Australia Award for Best Contribution to National Security Technology Research,
Finalist, 2011 DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security,
Young Engineer Award by the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, IABSE Prize: Young Engineer Award by the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering,