Two ME PhD students, Liang Yu and Liu Lili won the Student Competition Awards in the 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32) held at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore in Singapore on 14-19 July 2019. Since the inception of the International Symposium on Shock Wave (ISSW) in 1957, ISSW has served as authoritative platforms for the international scientific community to meet and exchange ideas on the study of shock wave and blast wave related phenomena and their applications. ISSW32 is a continuation in the series of biannual international symposia that have been held throughout the world. It had over 400 participants, including more than 370 overseas delegates. Student authors were encouraged to participate in the Student Competition. Winners were selected based on the best oral and poster presentations.