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Dr Seng Chong

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

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




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.

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).


  • 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.