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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 2006, 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 and automation, internet of things and smart systems.

Research Interests

  • Energy management system and control
  • Hybrid energy storage system
  • Control Systems
  • Robotics and Automation
  • IoT and Smart Systems

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK
  • 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:

  • Energy Management and Optimization of rural microgrid with multi-level control strategy
  • Robotics and Automation
  • IoT and Smart Systems

Research Grants

  • Cloud-Based Contract Admin System |Industry Grant |2021 |RM 28,000 |Principal Investigator
  • Legal Document Retrieval System using Natural Language Processing Technique | Industry Grant |2020 |RM 20,000 |Principal Investigator
  • Car Parking Management System for Optimum Usage of Parking Space |Industry Grant |2020 |RM 30,600 |Principal Investigator
  • Solar-Genset Hybrid power System with switching solution |Consultancy Project |RM 47,904 |Principal Investigator
  • Feasibility study on the deployment of the practical internet framework for future rural area digital infrastructure development | Sarawak Multimedia Authority Grant |2019 |RM 140,000 |Project Member
  • Digital Payment Parking System |Industry Grant |2018 |RM 30,000 |Principal Investigator
  • Power Management and Control Strategy of Hybrid Energy Storage System for Rural Microgrids |SUTS Strategic Research Grant |2014 |RM 154,000 | Principal Investigator
  • “Before and After’’ Study on the impacts of the electrification by renewable energy on villagers’ QOL in rural areas in ASEAN |The Kurata Grants 2018 |JYP1,000,000 |Project Member
  • Study on Rural Electrification using Renewable Energy Impact on Lifestyle in Rural Community |Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP-net) |Project member
  • Hybrid Energy Storage System in Islanded Microgrid for Rural Electrification |Swinburne Sarawak Research Grant |2014 |RM 23,400 | Principal Investigator
  • State-of-Charge Estimations for Charging/Discharging Optimization Scheme Electric Car Battery |SUTS Seed Grant |2012 |RM3,000 | Principal Investigator

Awards

  • Best Paper Award – Cost Analysis of a Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage System for Standalone PV Systems, the 4th International Conference on Clean Energy and technology 2016.
  • Best Paper Award – Parametric Model Study for Outdoor Routers Cost Estimation, 13th International UNIMAS Engineering Conference (EnCon) 2020.

Publications

  • Abel Chai Yu Hao, Chean Hung Lai, Hieng Tiong Su, Yi Lung Then, Fei Siang Tay, Patrick Hang Hui Then, Natalie Lim Chen Yi, “Cost estimation methods for internet infrastructure deployment in rural Sarawak: a review”, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol 19, Page 1375-1383, 2020.
  • Abel Yu Hao Chai, Chean Hung Lai, Hieng Tiong Su, Natalie Chen Yi Lim, Chamath K Vithanawasam, Yi Lung Then, Fei Siang Tay, Lisa Yong, “Parametric Model Study for Outdoor Routers Cost Estimation”, 2020 13th International UNIMAS Engineering Conference (EnCon), Pages 1-7.
  • Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Hang Seng Che, Hideaki Ohgaki, Hooman Farzaneh, Wallace Shung Hui Wong, Lai Chean Hung, “Optimal solar powered system for long houses in sarawak by using homer tool”, ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol 9, Page 1-14, 2019.
  • 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, Vol. 21, Page 586-598, 2019.
  • 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, Vol 224, Page 340-356, 2018.
  • 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), Page 1-6, 2017.
  • 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”, IET Renewable Power Generation, 2017, 11, (4), p. 461-469.
  • 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, 2017.
  • Wallace S.H. Wong, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, December 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.