|Prof Ling Shih Fu |
Division of Engineering Mechanics
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6790 5505
- PhD Purdue University 1976
- MSME Purdue University 1974
- BS National Cheng Kung University 1969
|Professor Ling Shih Fu was educated in Taiwan and the US during 60’s and 70’s. His academic training began with Mechanical Engineering in general and concentrated later more on Finite Element Method, Mechanical Vibrations, Dynamic Measurement and System Dynamics of Machinery. After PhD from Purdue University, he taught and did research in these areas in Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He graduated 24 MEng students in 5 years of service there.
In 80’s, to gain practical experience he detoured his career into car industry. Started as a vibration and system engineer in car design, he went through jobs in the field of manufacturing and assembly tools of cars, production planning and control, corporate information system and finally got into general management. These exposures to industrial practices embedded in him the believe that simplicity brought in by system thinking is pragmatically necessary in both technology development and business management. Because of some of innovative and pioneering works accomplished during the period, he were known to industrialists and academicians in the field of mechanical engineering in Taiwan.
Professor Ling has been serving in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University since early 90’s. Other than contributing in teaching (undergraduate and graduate courses on vibration, measurement, and design), coaching researchers (8 post-doctors, 5 MEng and 15 PhD students) and managing school (as Center Director, Division Head and School Chair), he has devoted in research works on system dynamics of various electro-mechanical actuators under different loading patterns. The research has resulted in a group of novel transducers, an impedance based method for health monitoring of mechanical systems and a relatively general system dynamics model of electro-mechanical equipment carrying load. Professor Ling currently has 7 issued international patents and over 140 published papers in journals and conferences.
|• Transduction matrix of actuators and their applications
• A class of new transducers capable of simultaneously measuring force, motion and mechanical impedance
• In-process quality monitoring of manufacturing processes
• Impedance matching and power transmission of electro-mechanical systems
• Characterization, evaluation and modeling of mechanical properties of human limbs
|Research Grant |
- Defence Innovative Research Programme (2010-) [by MINDEF - Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA)]
|Current Projects |
- Development of Health Monitoring System Device for Vehicular DC Motors based on Motor Impedance Signature Analysis method
- Development of a novel active motion sensor
- Development of an Ultra-High G Deceleration Measuremeent System - DIRP09
- Micro-channels in MEMS
- Real-time quality monitoring of arc welding processess
- Ling, SF; Wan, LX; Wong, YR; Li, DN. (2010). Input electrical impedance as quality monitoring signature for characterizing resistance spot welding. NDT and E International, 43(3), 200-205.
- Xiaoyan, H; Ling, SF. (2010). A Sensing and Actuating Transducer for Measuring Point Impedance to Moment. Measurement, 43(3), 363-369.
- Xiaoyan Hou, Shih Fu Ling, and John Heng. (2008). A New Transducer for Rotational and Translational Impedance Measurement. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 19, 1207-1215.
- Hou Xiaoyan, Ling S F, John Heng. (2007). A bimorph impedance transducer for multi-directional FRF detection. Measurement Science & Technology, 18(9), 3009-3018.
- Hou, X., Ling, S.F., John Heng. (2007). Sensing translational impedance by a Bimorph Impedance Transducer. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 137(2), 193 - 199.