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Ir. Associate Professor Chua Hong Siang

Acting Head of School - Engineering and Science, Associate Professor
BEng(Hons) (UMIST, UK), PhD (The University of Manchester, UK), PEng, CEng, MIET, MIEEE, MICST

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 664
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E306, Building E
Email: hschua@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Associate Professor Dr. Chua received his B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Communication and Control Engineering from UMIST, U.K. in 2002. After his first degree, he joined the Microwave Engineering group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a Ph.D. research student under the joint sponsorship of Overseas Research Studentship (ORS), U.K. and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), U.K. During his research, he won the IEE Robinson Research Scholarship in 2003 and 2004. Besides, he was also awarded the IEE travel grant to present a paper in IEEE MTT-s Conference, Long Beach, U.S.A. in June 2005. He completed his Ph.D. by submitting his thesis entitled “Characterisation of wheat grain using microwave, terahertz and magnetic resonance imaging techniques” in January 2006.

After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with The University of Manchester, U.K. His main research interests include the application of microwave sensors to food characterisation, optical sensors for chemical characterisation, and modelling and simulation of micro-grid.

Research Interests

  • Microwave based instrumentation for material characterisation in food processing
  • Optical based instrumentation for chemical characterisation
  • Modelling and simulation of micro-grid
  • Application of sensor technology for smart farming

Professional Memberships

  • Charted Engineer and Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST)
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia.

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Fluorescence sensor utilising carbon nano-dots as receptors
  2. Smart micro-grid modelling and simulation
  3. Algorithm to improve the efficiency of wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
  4. Application of sensor technology for smart farming

Please contact Dr. Hong Siang Chua for more information on the above topics.

  • Publications

Publications

  • Book and book chapter L. Ng and H. S. Chua, “Event Recognition in Parking Lot Surveillance System,” in PRICAI 2012: Trends in Artificial Intelligence. vol. 7458, P. Anthony, M. Ishizuka, and D. Lukose, Eds., ed: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, pp. 875-878. 
  • Book and book chapter M. L. Dennis Wong, Antionette W. -T. Goh & Hong Siang Chua (2009). Medical Image Authentication Using DPT Watermarking: A Preliminary Attempt. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2009, Volume 8, Forensics in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia, Part 1, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-02311-8. Pages 42-53.
  • Journal paper S. M. Ng, D. S. N. Wong, J. H. C. Phung, and H. S. Chua, “Integrated miniature fluorescent probe to leverage the sensing potential of ZnO quantum dots for the detection of copper (II) ions,” Talanta, vol. 116, pp. 514-519, 2013.
  • Journal paper A. A. P. Gibson, S. K. Ng, B. B. M. Noha, H. S. Chua, A. D. Haigh, G. Parkinson, P. Ainsworth and A. Plunkett (2008) An Overview of Microwave Techniques for Efficient Food Materials Measurements, Food Manufacturing Efficiency, Vol. 2, no. 1 (Aug 2008), pp. 35-43.
  • Journal paper W. Tong, H. S. Chua, Z. Hu, P. D. Curtis, A. A. P. Gibson and M. Missous (2007) Fully Integrated Broadband CPW Left-Handed Metamaterials Based on GaAs Technology for RF/MMIC Applications, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, ISSN 1531-1309, Volume 17, IEEE, pp. 592-594.
    (http://www.springer.com/materials/nanotechnology/book/978-3-540-73605-9)
  • Journal paper W. Tong, Z. Hu, H. S. Chua, P. D. Curtis, A. A. P. Gibson and M. Missous (2007) Left-Handed Metamaterial Coplanar Waveguide Components and Circuits in GaAs MMIC Technology, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, ISSN 0018-9480, Volume 55, IEEE, pp. 1794-1800.
  • Journal paper H. S. Chua, G. Parkinson, A. D. Haigh, and A. A. P. Gibson (2007) A Method of Determining the Moisture Content of Bulk Wheat Grain, Journal of Food Engineering, Volume 78, pp. 1155-1158.
  • Journal paper H. S. Chua, A. D. Haigh, F. Thompson, and A. A. P. Gibson (2004) Measurement of the Wet-Mass, Moisture Content, Volume and Density of Single Wheat Grain Kernels, IEE Proceedings, Science, Measurement and Technology, vol. 151, pp. 384-388.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, J. J. L. Tang, P. J. Nishi, G. E. W. Chong, M. G. Wong, K. Persaud, and S. M. Ng, “Prediction of Microbial Water Grade of River Using Metal Oxide Sensors”, in IMCS 2016 – The 16th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Jeju, Korea, 2016.
  • Conference paper S. Brendard, M. Tabassum and H. S. Chua, “Wireless Body Area Networks channel decongestion algorithm,” IT in Asia (CITA), 2015 9th International Conference on, Kota Samarahan, 2015, pp. 1-6.
  • Conference paper L. T. Ng, D. E. L. Ong, W. S. H. Wong, D. A. Gannilegedera, B. F. Jong, and H. S. Chua, “Real-time monitoring and assessment of groundwater responses due to dewatering of an abandoned 7m deep excavation pit in Kuching City,” in The 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (14IACMAG), Kyoto, 2014.
  • Conference paper S. B. Nji, M. Tabassum, and H. S. Chua, “A Survey of Major Inter-User Interference Mitigation Techniques in Wireless Body Area Networks,” in 2014 Society for Design and Process Science, Kuching, 2014.
  • Conference paper T. Y. Ling, H. S. Chua, K. H. Kong, M. K. Haldar, and S. M. Ng, “Design and Development of a Portable Fiber Optic Chemical Sensor Utilizing Fluorescent Carbon Dots as Receptor,” in 1st IEEE EMBS International Student Conference, UPM, 2014.
  • Conference paper J. K. S. Yeo, S. Chen, W. X. Shen, and H. S. Chua, “Energy Evaluation and Smart Microgrid for Rural Sarawak,” in 2014 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference – Asia 2014 Kuala Lumpur, 2014.
  • Conference paper P. J. Ling, K. Y. Soon, and H. S. Chua, “Design And Optimisation Of Hybrid Power System Using Matlab Simulink,” in World Hybrid Technologies and Energy Conference 2013, UNIMAS, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, 2013, p. 14.
  • Conference paper K. Y. Soon, P. J. Ling, and H. S. Chua, “Design And Optimisation Of Hybrid Power System Using HOMER,” in World Hybrid Technologies and Energy Conference 2013, UNIMAS, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, 2013, p. 15.
  • Conference paper S. C. Pang, A. K. Othman, H. Zen, R. Sapawi, H. S. Chua, A. Kho, S. F. Chin, and A. S. Pauzan, “Development of Power Management Circuitry as Battery-Supercapacitor Interface deployable in Portable Electronic Devices,” in World Hybrid Technologies and Energy Conference 2013, UNIMAS, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, 2013, p. 90.
  • Conference paper S. Lee, X. Tu, and H. S. Chua (2012) “Information Management by Data Quantification with Fuzzy Entropy and Similarity Measure,” presented at The 2012 International Conference on Convergence Technology, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, pp. 7-10. (Best Paper Award)
  • Conference paper W. Tong, H. S. Chua, Z. Hu, A. A. P. Gibson, and M. Missous (2007) “Compact integrated MMIC left-handed bandpass filter,” presented at IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium 2007, pp. 4965-4968.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, A. D. Haigh, G. Parkinson, and A. A. P. Gibson (2006) “An Instrument to Measure the Characteristics of Single Wheat Grain Kernels,” presented at 36th European Microwave Conference, Manchester, UK, pp. 1402-1405.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, P. D. Curtis, W. Tong, Z. Hu, A. A. P. Gibson, and M. Missous (2006) “Integrated Left-Handed Metamaterials on MMIC Technology,” presented at European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference, Manchester, UK, pp. 449-451.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, W. Tong, P. D. Curtis, Z. Hu, A. A. P. Gibson, M. Missous, and J. Sly (2006) “Left-Handed Metamaterials for RF/MMIC Applications,” presented at Metamaterials for Microwave and (Sub) Millimetrewave Applications: Electromagnetic Bandgap and Double Negative Design, Structures, Devices and Experimental Validation, The IET Seminar, London, UK, pp. 136-139.
  • Conference paper P. D. Curtis, Z. Hu, W. Tong, H. S. Chua, A. A. P. Gibson, and M. Missous (2006) “Integrated Left-handed Metamaterials for RF/MMIC Miniaturization and Performance Enhancement,” presented at 36th European Microwave Conference, Manchester, UK, pp. 940-942.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, G. Parkinson, A. D. Haigh, and A. A. P. Gibson (2005) “Determination of complex permittivity on compressed bulk wheat grains,” presented at British Electromagnetic Measurements Conference, Teddington, London, UK, pp. 51-52.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, J. Obradovic, A. D. Haigh, P. C. Upadhya, O. Hirsch, D. Crawley, A. A. P. Gibson, L. F. Gladden, and E. H. Linfield (2005) “Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of crushed wheat grain,” presented at 2005 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Long Beach, USA, pp. 2103-2106.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, P. C. Upadhya, A. D. Haigh, J. Obradovic, A. A. P. Gibson, and E. H. Linfield (2004) “Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy of wheat grain,” presented at Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2004 and 12th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2004. Conference Digest of the 2004 Joint 29th International Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 399-400.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, M. D. Mantle, A. D. Haigh, F. Thompson, A. A. P. Gibson, and L. F. Gladden (2004) “Non-invasive measurement of lipid and water in single wheat grains using magnetic resonance imaging,” presented at High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Manchester, UK, pp. 199-204.
  • Conference paper H. S. Chua, A. D. Haigh, F. Thompson, and A. A. P. Gibson (2003) “Microwave based wheat grain kernel characterisation,” presented at High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Belfast, UK, pp. 27-30.