Dr Seng Chong

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre (AMPMC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: +44 (0)116 207 8011

E: skchong@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr. Chong is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Media and Sustainable Development of the Faculty of Technology, and a member of the Mechatronics Research Group within the Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre of the Faculty of Technology. He is also the programme leader of the MSc Mechatronics and MSc project Coordinator; and the year 1 tutor for BEng Mechanical Engineering and BEng Mechatronics. He teaches Electrical and Electronic Principles at the undergraduate level, and Mechanics of Machines and Control System Engineering at the Postgraduate level.

Dr. Chong has previously engaged in technical research in several major projects in the area of Mechatronics, namely: (i) Virtual engineering / digital manufacturing, (ii) Product life cycle information management and product service system, (ii) Pervasive computing, information and communication technologies and equipment management for connected homes.

He has also led research in a number of projects which helped develop research and development capabilities within the Mechatronics Research Centre in: (i) system architectures and engineering for remote service delivery to connected homes / eHome technologies, and (ii) new techniques and methods in the realisation of life cycle products and systems.

The underlying competencies / technologies facilitating such research and development include (i) component-based architectures / framework design & systems integration; (ii) control systems design, data acquisition & telemetry; (iii) information management systems design / implementation; (iv) information and communication technologies; and (v) eHome technologies & services / smart-home technologies.

Research group affiliations

Mechatronics Research Group of the Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre.

Publications and outputs 

  • The Architecture and Development of Multi-Role Course Design of a Web-Based Group Training System
    The Architecture and Development of Multi-Role Course Design of a Web-Based Group Training System Guo, X.; Chong, Seng Kwong; Dyson, Sue, 1960-; Picinali, Lorenzo Due to the fast development of information technology there are new opportunities for traditional training systems. Many e-training systems are proposed and implemented, however, there is rarely any research on group based e-training system that allow people to train in a group that involves different roles. This paper proposes an architecture for a web based surgery group training system that supports multi-role group training courses. A course model based on XPDL (XML Process Definition Language) is introduced to bridge the understanding of a graphical multi-role course design and the computer application. There is also an explanation on how the multi-role courses are designed and used in applications. Finally a demonstration experiment is given.
  • Bridging the Gaps in a Model-Based System Engineering Workflow by Encompassing Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
    Bridging the Gaps in a Model-Based System Engineering Workflow by Encompassing Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Kalawsky, R.; O'Brien, J.; Chong, Seng Kwong; Wong, Chi Biu; Jia, Haibo; Pan, Hongtao; Moore, P. This paper discusses how gaps in a model-based system engineering (MBSE) workflow can be bridged through the use of special model transformation tools. The goal is to create an integrated workflow tool chain to facilitate integration of various subsystems and verification of the overall system performance to meet a set of desired system requirements. This paper describes an implementation in a model-based representation that encompasses real system hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) components to verify the effectiveness and capability of the development platform. Discussion is provided on the developed model transformation processes that make this possible and is explained through the application of our approach to the development of subsystems for a vehicle system. The key contributions of research include: 1) identification of a suitable model-based systems design methodology and toolset (based on IBM Rhapsody/Mathworks Simulink combination) to include HIL for system verification; 2) design and development of model transformation tools to facilitate bidirectional transformation of an IBM Rhapsody model to a Simulink model; and 3) successful mapping between platform independent models and platform-specific models involving HIL. The research outcomes show particularly promising results that are anticipated to benefit the MBSE community.
  • Model Driven System Engineering for Vehicle System utilizing Model Driven Architecture approach and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
    Model Driven System Engineering for Vehicle System utilizing Model Driven Architecture approach and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Wong, Chi Biu; Chong, Seng Kwong; Jia, Haibo; Pan, Hongtao; Moore, P.; Kalawsky, R.; O'Brien, J.
  • Runtime Support Framework for Agile Manufacturing Machinery A Component-Based Approach underpinned by Advanced Virtual Engineering / Digital Manufacturing Technologies
    Runtime Support Framework for Agile Manufacturing Machinery A Component-Based Approach underpinned by Advanced Virtual Engineering / Digital Manufacturing Technologies Chong, Seng Kwong; Moore, Philip R.; Wong, Chi Biu
  • Intelligent products: from lifecycle data acquisition to enabling product-related services.
    Intelligent products: from lifecycle data acquisition to enabling product-related services. Moore, Philip R.; Chong, Seng Kwong; Yang, Xiaoyu
  • Product life cycle information acquisition and management for consumer products
    Product life cycle information acquisition and management for consumer products Yang, Xiaoyu; Moore, Philip R.; Wong, Chi Biu; Pu, Junsheng; Chong, Seng Kwong An output from EU Framework funded Environmental Lifecycle Information Management and Acquisition (ELIMA) collaborative research project (GRD2-2000-30097). ELIMA resulted from “Life Cycle Data Acquisition Methods and Devices for Consumer Products and Machines (Whitebox)”. EPSRC Design for Whole Life Cycle Programme, Grant GR/L74392 (Assessed as top-rated Alpha 5 for research outcome and excellent management and use of resources). Prototype product service systems were piloted in multi-country field trials (Indesit/Hotpoint refrigeration products - tim.cock@indesitcompany.com) and SONY PlayStation consoles -bodenhoefer@sony.de), designed and implemented with the framework and tools described. Partners also included Motorola, Cybernetix, SAT and Sheffield Hallam. Total project value was €3.9M.

Click here to view a full listing of Seng Chong's publications and outputs.

Research interests/expertise

  • Model based system engineering
  • Advanced machine and product design
  • Virtual engineering
  • Assisted living technologies.

Areas of teaching

  • MSc. Mechatronics Programme Leader
  • Year one tutor for BEng Mechanical Engineering and BEng Mechatronics
  • Module Leader and Instructor for Electrical and Electronics Principles (ENGD1004)
  • Module Leader and Instructor for Electromechanics (ENGT5101)
  • Module Leader and Supervisor for Individual Project (ENGT5301)
  • Instructor for Engineering System: Dynamics and Control (ENGT5201)
  • Assessor for Research Methods (ENGT5204)
  • Tutor for DESP 2035: Innovative Design and Technology integration
  • Supervisor for Final Year Project (ENGD3000).

Qualifications

  • PhD – Component-based Runtime Support Framework for Agile Manufacturing Machinery (De Montfort University)
  • MSc Mechatronics with Distinction (Winner of the NEC Excellence Design  Award) (De Montfort University).

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • CEng MIET

Conference attendance

Chong, S., Wong, C., Jia, H., Pan, H., Moore, P., Kalawsky, R. and O’Brien, J. (2011), “Model Driven System Engineering for Vehicle System utilizing Model Driven Architecture approach and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation”, ICMA 2011: IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, 7-10 August 2011, Beijing, China.

Externally funded research grants information

DTI Global Watch Mission: Mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Mechatronics: Applications in Specialised Machinery, Production, Aerospace and Defence Sectors; 13-17 November 2006 (Dr. Chong was the Principal investigator and mission coordinator of the mission).

Internally funded research project information

Feasibility Study of a Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment for Surgical Teams, Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF5), Jan 2012 – March 2013 as Principal Investigator.

Co-Investigators: Dr Sue Dyson, Dr. Lorenzo Picinali and Prof Joseph Dias, Head of School of Surgery, East Midlands (South) Deanery, University of Leicester.

Assisted Living Collaborative Research Network (Assisted Living CRN), Researcher Innovation Fund (RIF2), Jan – July 2011 as Principal Investigator.  To bring together and maintain a multidisciplinary team within DMU to gather critical mass for the formation of an “Assisted Living Collaborative Research Network”. Engaged in various open days, seminars and project meetings.

Co-Investigators: Dr. Xi Chen, Prof. Andrew Hugill, Prof. MRD Johnson, Prof. Robert John, Dr. Simon Coupland, Dr. Eric Goodyer. 

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