Dr Mingming Tong
Funded Investigator

Dr. Mingming Tong is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Science and Engineering of NUI Galway. Following a B.Sc in Physics from the Beijing Institute of Technology (1998), Dr. Tong was awarded the degree of D. Phil. (Materials Engineering) at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004 based on his research on computational modelling for solid state phase transformation of steels during hot rolling. The PhD project drew him to his particular research area of computational modelling of material processing. Between 2004 and 2016, he took employments at UCD and Imperial College London, conducting research on various topics. In late 2016, he started working at NUI Galway as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. 

Research Interests (Lay Summary)

 Dr Mingming Tong’s main research focus areas are in the fields of metallurgy, computational modelling and materials processing. The main application areas include metal forming, welding, casting, atomisation, flotation and additive manufacturing. His research team at NUI Galway is currently running computational modelling research on advanced manufacturing (additive manufacturing and linear friction welding) and advanced materials (e.g. advanced photocatalyst). The modelling activities are aimed at developing computational predictive tools and methodologies, which can be used by manufacturing partners to enhance development speed and competitiveness. The group’s work is also contributing to the general body of knowledge by developing a deep understanding of related material physical, metallurgical and thermomechanical processes.


Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Bonding/Joining Characterisation, Advanced Manufacturing, Materials Processing, Computational Mechanics, Materials Structure-Property Analysis, Materials Characterisation, Mechanical Characterisation, Metallurgy, Process Modeling