Kevin Sze Chiang Kuang

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kevin Sze Chiang Kuang is presently a Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, having been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow since 2003. He was a Senior Research Associate from 2002 to 2003 at the University of Liverpool following the completion of his Ph.D. degree in the same institution. He also spent a period of time in the European Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, researching on smart structures in 2000. Moreover, he has been active in the research area of smart structures, advanced composites, structural health monitoring, wireless remote sensing, and sensor technology in particular plastic optical fibre-based sensors. He graduated with a 1st class honor in mechanical engineering from the Leeds University, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool, UK, in materials science and engineering. He also obtained an M.B.A. degree from the University of Leicester, UK, specializing in total quality management. He was awarded the IMechE (UK) Project Prize, Overseas Research Scholarship (by universities in UK), and 2nd runner-up in the UK IoM National Lecture Competition 2001, among other awards. In his research, he has commercialized an optical fiber sensor educational kit and holds a patent granted by USPTO on optical fiber sensor. He has published over 30 papers in international journals and conferences and has received more than 200 citations (SCOPUS) for his work in optical fiber sensors and smart structures in the past 6 years. He has been invited to give talks at the Institute of Engineers Singapore, SPRING Technical Conference, and Singapore Science Centre and presented his research in international technical conferences. Dr. Kuang has taught and tutored courses including structural analysis, engineering mathematics, statics and mechanics, geographical information system, and engineering professionalism.

Biography Updated on 22 November 2010

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