Boyin Ding

Dr Boyin Ding

Research Fellow

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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

I'm an early career researcher within the School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide. My research involves two primary areas:

Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting

The Ocean Energy Research Group at the University of Adelaide was established in 2014 based on an ARC Linkage Project in collaboration with Carnegie Clean Energy. The group now consists of 6 academics, 6 postgraduates, and several honours students. I'm leading the R&D work within the group such as wave energy converter design, optimisation, control and techno-economic assessment.

Robotics and Biomechanics

The Biomechanics and Implants Research Group is part of the Medical Device Institute at Flinders University. I'm a biomechanics and control engineer within the group, offering 6DOF robotic testing solution for biomechanics research.

I've developed three world-class 6DOF robotic testing systems for dynamic 3D tests that contribute to a wide range of advanced research applications in materials, biomechanical, aerospace, maritime, and civil engineering.


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Research manager and fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2014 - 2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2011 Biomechanics and control engineer Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    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 Fee Scholarship (AGFS) 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
    2003 - 2007 Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai China BE
  • Research Interests

University Grants

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


Government Grants

2017           CRC-P: A standardised power conversion module for ocean energy applications                DIIS                                $2.1m  

2017           Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation Grant                                        AFRAN                           $2k

2017           Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ON Prime Grant                 CSIRO                            $3k


2014        Advanced Vibration Course       School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide             eSELT 5.7/7

2014        Dynamics & Control II                School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide            eSELT 6.7/7



2009-2013        Dynamics & Control II                School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide           


  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83132579
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  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 24e
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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