Boyin Ding

Associate Professor Boyin Ding

Associate Prof/Reader

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research manager and mechanical engineer in system dynamics, robotics, control, biomechanics, and ocean renewable energy.

My research involves two primary areas:

Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting

Wave Energy Research at the University of Adelaide was established in 2014. I'm leading the R&D work in this research field including wave energy converter design, optimisation, control and techno-economic assessment in partnership with leading scientists and industries across the globe. I am the deputy director & executive manager within the Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind & Wave Energy Harnessing. I am a key member of the University of Adelaide Acoustics, Vibration and Control Research Group. My research on modelling, modal analysis and control of point absorber wave energy converter was recognized by the Australian Endeavour Fellowship Award.

Robotics, Control and Biomechanics

Based in the Flinders Medical Device Research Institute, I study 6DOF robotic testing technologies and joint biomechanics. My work on developing the 6DOF medical hexapod robot was awarded the 2012 Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award by Engineers Australia, being South Australia's highest annual engineering recognition. 

I have extensive practical experience on real-time control system development, in particular based on the configurable National Instruments and Mathworks solutions. I also have extensive management experience on partnership development for many large-scale research and industrial projects in area such as renewable energy. My consulting rate is reasonable, which guarantees project outcome delivery and achieves value for money.

 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Senior Research fellow University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 Research fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 - 2017 Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2011 - 2017 Biomechanics and control engineer Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Teaching Award Special Commendation - COVID 19 Emergency Teaching Response University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Fellowship Endeavour Research Fellowship Australian Government Australia
    2017 Award ECMS Innovation Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Achievement CSIRO On Prime CSIRO Australia
    2016 Award National Instruments Impact Award Finalist and Runner-up National Instruments United States
    2016 Award Commercial Accelerator Scheme Encouragement Award The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 Invitation Representative for the postgraduate campaign The University of Adelaide Australia
    2012 Award Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia Engineers Australia Australia
    2012 Award Innovation and Development Excellence Award Engineers Australia Australia
    2009 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship (AGRS) The University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 Award SA Division of the Australian Acoustical Society Student Award for Acoustics Australian Acoustical Society Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can peer review
    English Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2007 - 2009 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia ME
  • Research Interests

Government Grants
2021 Innovation Grant: Ocean resource exploration and utilisation CSC $500k
2021 NCMAS: Fast-track to commercialisation of wave energy converters NCI $150k
2019 ACSRF-JRC: Aus-China JRC of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Harnessing DIIS $1m
2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship DET $25k
2017 CRC-P: A standardised power conversion module for ocean energy applications DIIS $2.1m

 

University Grants
2021 DIGI+FAME Strategy Grant DVCR $100k
2021 COVID Recognition Grant ECMS $15k
2019 Career Start-up Grant ECMS  $25k
2018 Strategic Partnership Grant ECMS $10k
2018 Strategic Initiative Grant  CET $17k
2017 Research Partnership Travel Grant DVCR $4k
2016 Commercial Accelerator Scheme Adelaide Enterprise $7k
2016 Interdisciplinary Research Fund   ECMS $18k
2015 Interdisciplinary Research Fund  DVCR  $27k
Lecturer
2021  Acoustics & Vibrations  eSELT 6.7
2020 Dynamics & Control II eSELT 6.3
2019 Dynamics & Control II eSELT 6.0
2017 Dynamics & Control II  eSELT 6.1
2014 Advanced Vibration eSELT 5.7
2014 Dynamics & Control II eSELT 5.9

 

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Ocean wave prediction using machine learning based methods Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tak Yin Pang
    2021 Principal Supervisor Robust Power-Maximising Control of Wave Energy Converters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yifeng Gu
    2020 Co-Supervisor Design of Electrical Power Conversion System for the Hybrid Wind-and Wave-Energy Converter Array Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Qiang Gao
    2020 Co-Supervisor Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Performance of Hybrid Wind and Wave Energy Converters Arrays Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Raphael Alwan
    2019 Co-Supervisor Dynamics and Control of a Hybrid Marine Platform: Wave Energy Converters Integrated to a FOWT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Leandro da Silva
    2013 Co-Supervisor Oscillating Water Column Efficiency Improvement through Impedance matching and Latching Control techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Joseph Hardy
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Three-Tether Wave Energy Converter: Hydrodynamic Modelling, Performance Assessment and Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Nataliia Sergiienko
    2014 - 2020 External Supervisor A study on a single-tether spherical point absorber with an asymmetric mass distribution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fantai Meng
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor On the study of a single-tether point absorber with an asymmetric mass distribution The University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fantai Meng
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Consulting Editor Advances and Challenges in Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Frontiers in Energy Research Switzerland
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Deputy Director and executive manager Aus-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Australia
  • Position: Associate Prof/Reader
  • Phone: 83132579
  • Email: boyin.ding@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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