After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 2003 with a master degree in electronic engineering (communication), Ling Ting Soon started teaching with the local college in Kuching. In 2004 Ling joined the Swinburne University of technology as a lecturer in the School of engineering computing and science. In 2005, he was also able to Setup and Operate IP Test and Measurement Laboratory funded by Swinburne seed grant and ICDS.
Dr Ling is interested on steel connection research, especially on steel connections in thin-walled structures, tubular structures and finite element analysis. His research has involved steel connections in both experimental and numerical studies.