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Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing (1995-1996)Technology
Member (IEEE), Senior Member (ISA), Senior Member (SME), Member, (Fieldbus Foundation Association), Faculty member to NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) Advisory board member for Springer-Verlag series on advances in industrial control. Editorial board member or Associate editor of ISA Transactions, Asian Journal of Control, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Control and Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics and International Journal of Engineering Education. Associate editor of the Asian Journal of Control, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems. Editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Engineering Education. Editorial board of Computers and Electrical Engineering. Guest editor of 15 journal issues (as of 1 March 2017) for IEEE Transactions on Education, International Journal of Engineering Education, Mechatronics, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Asian Journal of Control , Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. Involved in international conference organisation in various capacities including program chairs and other organising and advisory positions.
* Advanced process control and smart automation, * Precision motion control and instrumentation (applications in medical technology and manufacturing)
A total grant of $18.4M as of 1 March 2017. PROJECTS OVER LAST THREE YEARS (from AUG 2014 to JULY 2017) Automated Spinal Landmark Identification to Improve Patient Safety and Efficacy during Neuraxial Anaesthesia Needle Insertion, SHF-NHIC, $100,000, April 2016 to March 2017 Automatic Spinal landmark identification with Ultrasound, KKHHEF, $10,000, October 2015 to September 2016 Wafer handling module for complex equipment, ASTAR, 1.3M, January 2015 to December 2017 Model-based UAV GPS Failure Detection, Isolation and Rejection Scheme, T-Lab, $50,000, January 2015 to December 2015 Office-based Ventilation Tube Applicator for Patients with Otitis Media with Effusion, ASTAR-BEP, $1.95M, September 2013 to August 2017 Beyond rigid body (BRB) control of high-speed repetitive motion systems, SIMTech, $290,000, August 2013 to July 2015 Development of Accurate and Responsive Measurement of Human Core Temperature Conducive for Continuous Strain Monitoring in Active Personnel, MINDEF, $50,000, January 2013 to June 2015 Towards Adaptronics: Motion Performance Optimization Aganist Extraneous Disturbances Via Topologically-optimized Embedded Multisensory Devices, SIMTech, $560,000, January 2013 to January 2015 A novel vocal amplification device in speech impaired individuals, NUS, $25,000, April 2013 to March 2016 Electric Vehicle (EV)-Based Personal Mobility and Mobility-on-Demand System, Toyota-Tsusho Asia Pacific, $4.3M, June 2012 to June 2015 Scaling and Deployment of e-Guardian to Eldercare Centers and Single Elderly Homes, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation, $9,850, January 2013-January 2014 Development of an e-Doctor solution for Remote Monitoring and Care, National Instruments and EDB, $288,000, August 2011 to July 2016 Development of an e-Guardian solution for Remote Monitoring and Care, National Instruments and EDB, $288,000, August 2011 to July 2016 Joint ECE-SIMTech Laboratory in Precision Motion Control and Instrumentation, SIMTech, $1.25M, January 2012 to December 2017
"Method and device of incision and inserting a ventilation tube", Technology Disclosure filed with ASTAR Exploits (Singapore, China, Europe, USA), C Ng, W Liang, KK Tan, LHY Lim, CW Gan, 2017. "Supporting apparatus for office-based grommet tube insertion", Technology Disclosure filed with ASTAR Exploits (Singapore, China, Europe, USA), KK Tan, LHY Lim, CW Gan, W Liang, W Wu, C Ng, 2016. "Device for inserting an implant and method of using the same" , Technology Disclosure filed with ASTAR Exploits (Singapore, China, Europe, USA), KK Tan, W Liang, L Pham, Lynne Lim, CW Gan, June 2012. "Method and device for extracting and/or collecting blood from placenta and/or umbilical cord". US: US 2009/0035845 A1, 2009. "Tissue portable arrayer system", USA, 2007. "System and Method for Mobile E-mail Management (WO 2004/081802)". Singapore: Tan, Rajah and Cheah, 2006. "An adaptive ripple suppression/compensation apparatus for permanent magnet linear motors". NY: WIPO, 2005. "A novel predictive & self-tuning PI control apparatus for expanded process control applications". Patents Application No. 9804845-7, 2002. (Patent No. 82592). "A modified relay feedback apparatus for frequency response estimation". Patents Journal No. 199802A. Singapore, 1998. (Patent No.34225).
Please email for complete publication list. As on 1 March 2017, the faculty has published 260 journal papers and 236 conference papers. He is the main author of six books, a co-author of five books and he has authored 21 book chapters.
Supervised 42 PhD and MEng students as on 1 March 2017.
Won nine research awards over the last three years. Won teaching commendation awards and honours list 1 01/2017 First runner up in NEC Industrial Innovation for "Design and Development of Digital In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Device For Oocyte Retrieval" 2 06/2016 IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2016 (Design and Development of Digital In-Vitro Fertilization Device for Oocyte Retrieval 3 05/2016 Tan Kah Kee Award 2016: Digital In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Aspiration and Flushing Unit 4 12/2015 Best Paper Award: 2015 World Congress on Industrial Control Systems: Kalman Filter Based Vision Servoing Alignment System for Human Ear Surgery 5 10/2015 2015 Engineering Impact Awards ASEAN Regional Contest - Academic Honorary Mention (Solution to an Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integrated with Remote Human Intervention and Supervision) 6 10/2015 2015 Engineering Impact Awards ASEAN Regional Contest - Editor's Choice(Solution to an Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integrated with Remote Human Intervention and Supervision) 7 10/2015 2015 Engineering Impact Awards ASEAN Regional Contest- Advanced Research Award (Solution to an Autonomous Vehicle Platform Integrated with Remote Human Intervention and Supervision) 8 11/2014 Best Presentation Recognition: 2014 IEEE IECON: Automated tube insertion on Tympanic membrane based on vision-servo and tactile sensing 9 08/2014 2014 Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation ICMA (Vision Approach towards Fully Self-Reverse Parking System)
EE3302: Industrial Control Systems EE3302E: Industrial Control Systems EE4307: Control System Design and Simulation EE5109: Applications of Mechatronics EE5110/EE6110: Special Topics in Automation and Control Systems