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Dr. Lai Chean Hung

Discipline Leader – Robotics and Mechatronics, Senior Lecturer
BEng(Robotics & Mechatronics) (SUTS), PhD (SUTS), CEng MIET

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 886
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E204, Building E
Email: clai@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Chean Hung obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotic and Mechatronics Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus in 2005, and received his Ph.D in Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in 2012. Before joining Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus as a full-time academic staff, Chean Hung was a Senior Process Leader with Taiyo Yuden Sarawak in 2007, and a Project Engineer with Elite Industries Sdn. Bhd. in 2005. In 2017, Dr. Lai was appointed as a Discipline Leader for Robotics and Mechatronics discipline in Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science at Swinburne Sarawak. His research interests include energy management system and control, hybrid energy storage system, control systems, MEMS, robotics, internet of things and smart systems. 

Research Interests

  • Energy management system and control
  • Hybrid energy storage system
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics and Automation

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 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. Energy Management and Optimization of rural microgrid with multi-level control strategy
  2. Greenhouse monitoring and automation system for planting high value crops in the tropics

Please contact Dr. Lai Chean Hung for more information on the above topics

Current RHD Supervision

NameDegreeArea of ResearchStart yearRole
Robin Xavier MoweMEngOptimization of re-manufacturing process2017Principal Coordinating Supervisor
Abel Chai Yu HaoMEngwireless technologies for rural internet2019Coordinating Supervisor
Chai Ching YiPhDEnergy Management 2013Coordinating Supervisor

  • Publications

Publications

  • Book and book chapter W. Wong, L. S. Liew, C. H. Lai, and L. Liu, “Accurate Indoor Positioning Technique Using RSSI Assisted Inertial Measurement”, Future Information Communication Technology and Applications, pp. 121-129, 2013.
  • Book and book chapter Chean Hung Lai, Wallace S. H. Wong, “Longer MEMS Switch Lifetime Using Novel Dual-Pulse Voltage Driver”, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Volume 60, Electronic Engineering and Computing Technology, Springer Netherlands. Page 47-57, 2010.
  • Journal paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Derrick KX Ling, Wallace SH Wong, ML Dennis Wong, “Battery lifetime enhancement via smart hybrid energy storage plug-in module in standalone photovoltaic power system”, Journal of Energy Storage, Volume 21, pages 586-598, 2019.
  • Journal paper Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi, Nasrudin Abd. Rahim, Hang Seng Che, Hideaki Ohgaki, Hooman Farzaneh, Wallace Shung Hui Wong, and Lai Chean Hung, “OPTIMAL SOLAR POWERED SYSTEM FOR LONG HOUSES IN SARAWAK BY USING HOMER TOOL”, ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol 9, No 1 (2019), e-ISSN 2586-9159, Pages 1-14.
  • Journal paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace SH Wong, ML Dennis Wong, “A comprehensive study of battery-supercapacitor hybrid energy storage system for standalone PV power system in rural electrification”, Applied Energy, Volume 224, Pages 340-356, 2018.
  • Journal paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace Wong Shung Hui, M.L. Dennis Wong, “Dynamic Power Allocation of Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage for Standalone PV Microgrid Applications”, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Volume 22, August 2017, Pages 55-64, ISSN 2213-1388.
  • Journal paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace Wong Shung Hui, M.L. Dennis Wong, “Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System in Standalone DC Microgrids: A Review”, in IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 461-469, 3 15 2017.
  • Journal paper Hideaki Ohgaki, Hooman Farzaneh, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Hang Seng Che, Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi, Wallace ShungHui Wong, Lai Chean Hung, “Study on Quality of Life Change for Rural Community through Rural Electrification by Renewable Energy: Preliminary Result”, ASEAN Journal of Management & Innovation, ISSN 2351-0307, Volume 4 Number 2, 2017.
  • Journal paper W. L. Jing, C. H. Lai, W. S. H. Wong, D. M.L. Wong, “Smart Hybrid Energy Storage for Stand-Alone PV Microgrid: Optimization of Battery Lifespan through Dynamic Power Allocation”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 833, pp. 19-26, 2016.
  • Journal paper Wallace S.H. Wong, C.H. Lai, “Mitigation of MEMS switch contact bouncing: Effectiveness of dual pulse actuation waveforms and robustness against variations in switch and waveform parameters”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 194, 1 May 2013, Pages 188-195, ISSN 0924-4247.
  • Journal paper C.H. Lai, W.S.H. Wong, “MEMS Switch Contact Bouncing Mitigation using Novel Dual-Pulse Actuation”, Sains Malaysiana volume 40, no. 3, Feb 2011, page 283-286.
  • Journal paper Wallace S. H. Wong, Chean Hung, Lai, “Longer MEMS Switch Lifetime Using Novel Dual-Pulse Actuation Voltage”, IEEE Transactions on Device and materials Reliability, Vol. 9, No. 4, Pages 569-575, 2009.
  • Conference paper H. Ohgaki, S. Kobayashi, H. Farzaheh, N. Abd Rahim, H.S. Che, M.A. Mohd Radzi, W.S.H. Wong, L.C. Hung, H. Toe, “”Before and After” Study on Impact of Renewable Energy Electrification on Quality of Life in Rural Communities in ASEAN”, 2nd International conference on Energy Research and Social Science, 2019.
  • Conference paper Wenlong Jing, Derrick KX Ling, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace SH Wong, ML Dennis Wong, “Hybrid Energy Storage Retrofit for Standalone Photovoltaic-Battery Residential Energy System”, 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies-Asia (ISGT-Asia), Pages 1-6, 2017.
  • Conference paper Ching Yi Chai, Chean Hung Lai, Hong Siang Chua, Wallace Shung Hui Wong, “Sustainable Load Scheduling Algorithm for Stand-Alone PV-Battery System”, TENCON 2017-2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Pages 2325-2330, 2017.
  • Conference paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace Wong Shung Hui, M.L. Dennis Wong, “Cost Analysis of Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System for Standalone PV Systems”, 4th IET International Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, November 2016.
  • Conference paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace Wong Shung Hui, M.L. Dennis Wong, “Theoretical Analysis and Software Modeling of Composite Energy Storage Based on Battery and Supercapacitor in Microgrid Photovoltaic Power System”, International Conference on Information, System and Convergence Applications, Kuala Lumpur, 2015.
  • Conference paper Wenlong Jing, Chean Hung Lai, Wallace Wong Shung Hui, M.L. Dennis Wong, “Smart hybrid energy storage for stand-alone PV microgrid: Optimization of battery lifespan through dynamic power allocation”, IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, pp. 1-5, Brisbane, 2015.
  • Conference paper Chean Hung Lai and Wallace S.H Wong, “Sensitivity Analysis of MEMS Switch Contact Bouncing using Dual-Pulse Actuation Waveforms”, IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems 2012, October 3 – 5, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper C.H. Lai and W.S.H. Wong, “A Comparison Between Voltage Waveforms to Enhance the Lifetime of MEMS Switch”, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Melbourne, Nov 2011.
  • Conference paper Chean Hung Lai and Wallace S.H Wong, “Temperature Dependent Actuation Voltage for Longer MEMS Switch Lifetime”, 2nd Asia symposium on Quality Electronic Design 2010, 3-4 August 2010, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper W. S. H. Wong and C. H. Lai, “MEMS Switch Contact Bouncing Mitigation using Novel Dual-Pulse Actuation Voltage” Proceeding of Nanotech Malaysia 2009 Symposium B, October 27-29, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Conference paper C. H. Lai and W. S. H. Wong, “Novel Dual-Pulse Actuation Voltage for Longer MEMS Switch Lifetime”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2009 Vol I WCE 2009, July 1 – 3, 2009, London, U.K.