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Prof

Tuan Ngo

Professor
Infrastructure Engineering
science & technology
technology
engineering
materials science
engineering, civil
construction & building technology
materials science, multidisciplinary
mechanics
behavior
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Prof

Tuan Ngo

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Prefabricated Modular Buildings and Off-site Construction
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Prof

Tuan Ngo

 

Prof Tuan Ngo is the Director of the Advanced Protective Technologies for Engineering Structures (APTES) Group at the University of Melbourne. He initiated and coordinated the bid to establish of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC-CAMPH) and he is currently the Research Director of ARC-CAMPH.

He is also the Research Director of the Building 4.0 CRC, a new $130m initiative to transform how buildings are designed and manufactured in Australia.

The APTES Group led by Prof Ngo is recognised as one of the leading centres in advanced materials & structural systems, and physical infrastructure protection in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. His group has been working closely with industry and government organisations to carry out research in these areas.

Prof 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 recognised as an expert in protective technologies for protecting critical infrastructure by many government organisations and industry.

Prof Ngo has been involved in many projects to provide security assessment, risk modelling and protection solutions. These projects include design and strengthening of high-rise structures, government buildings, embassies, airports, bridges, tunnels, power stations and critical industrial facilities in Australia and overseas.

Prof Ngo 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). The national and international research interactions have given Prof Ngo widespread recognition amongst the scientific community and industry as an expert in design and manufacturing of building components and systems using high performance materials.

Prof Ngo is leading a team of researchers in Protective Armoured Systems of the Defence Material Technology Centre (DMTC). His team has developed novel material testing and characterisation techniques and a multi-scale simulation framework for modelling ultra-high strength armour materials and vehicle structural components subjected to extreme mine blasts and ballistic attacks.

Prof Ngo is the winner of the 2013 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. He received the Safeguarding Australia Award for Best Contribution to National Security Technology Research in 2011. He also received the Award for Excellence in Concrete by the Concrete Institute of Australia-Vic Branch in 2017 and the University of Melbourne Excellence Award for Industry-engaged Research.

Research expertise:
- Prefabricated modular buildings
- Extreme loadings: blast, impact and fire
- High strength concrete
- Wind engineering and computational fluid dynamics
- Modelling urban systems and design of sustainable precincts

Projects

Displaying the 70 most recent projects by Tuan Ngo.

70

Projects

Project Types


39

Research Grant


24

Research Contracts


7

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 357 most recent scholarly works by Tuan Ngo.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

MSE Excellence in Engagement Award

2017

Award for Excellence in Concrete - Technology and Innovation - Concrete Institute of Australia (VIC branch)

2017

University Excellence Award in Industry-engaged Research

2014

MSE Teaching Excellence Award

2014

Defence Materials Technology Centre Conference Award 2014

Capability Improvement Award

2013

Winner of the 2013 DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security

2011

Safeguarding Australia Award

Safeguarding Australia Award for Best Contribution to National Security Technology Research

2011

Finalist, 2011 DSTO Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security

2002

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

9

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Infrastructure Engineering

Member

Concrete Institute of Australia

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (1st class Honours) (Civil Engineering)

National University of Civil Engineering