Dr Chi Hieu Le

Chi Hieu Le BEng, MEng, MSc, PGCE, DrEng, FHEA

Chi Hieu Le
BEng, MEng, MSc, PGCE, DrEng, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Department of Applied Engineering and Management

Faculty of Engineering & Science

Dr Chi Hieu Le has been a senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK since 2010. Previously Le was the project manager and senior research fellow, Cardiff University, UK. His international academic career includes a post as research associate, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and between 1998-2003, he was a lecturer at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

Dr Hieu is a member of the editorial board of Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering.

Dr Chi Hieu Le has been involving in a wide range of research topics and commercial projects in the last ten years, with the main focus on advanced engineering design and manufacturing technologies, biomedical engineering, and innovative product development. He has produced more than 35 technical papers published in peer reviewed journals, proceedings and book chapters. He is actively working on development of UK and EC research projects and international collaborations in research and technology development (RTD), especially applying state of the art technologies in the development of innovative products for applications in the military, in the aerospace industries and medicine.

He was responsible for preparation of at least nine EC research proposals, and successfully implemented two EC and UK-funded research projects. He has completed more than 145 national and international RTD and commercial projects, especially in the areas of product design and development, 3D modelling and reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and manufacturing (RP&M), computer -aided design in manufacturing and numerical Control (CAD/CAM/CNC), finite element analysis (FEA), metrology and quality control, and biomedical engineering looking at the design and manufacture of implants, surgical tools and medical devices.

In the area of biomedical engineering, Dr Hieu successfully developed the innovative methods and technologies for the development of personalised medical products which are aimed to meet specific requirements for diagnosis and treatment of patients. These developed methods and technologies have had a good impact in the area of medical product development and were cited in many research papers; and a numbers of citations until August 2013 for his three key papers in biomedical engineering: 'Medical Rapid Prototyping Applications and Methods', 'Design for Medical Rapid Prototyping of Cranioplasty Implants', and 'Design and manufacturing of cranioplasty implant by 3-axis CNC milling', are 66, 52, and 60 respectively.

In collaboration with companies in Japan, UK and Vietnam, he has developed innovative products and produced patents which were successfully commercialised in the market, including the ergonomic chairs with the innovative spinal support backpacks for a good posture and healthy sitting, standard cranioplasty implants for treatment of the skull defects, and a new generation of contact lens.

The following are the key expertises and research topics of interest of Dr Hieu:

  • Innovative product design and development
  • 3D graphics and geometrical modelling
  • Design and manufacturing: CAD - CAM - CNC – CAPP - CAE
  • Reverse engineering
  • Rapid prototyping and manufacturing
  • CAE: Kinematics and dynamics analysis, finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Mechatronics: industrial robots and automation
  • Biomedical engineering: Biomechanics, medical image processing, surgical planning, design and manufacturing of implants, biomodels, surgical tools, surgical training models, prostheses, orthotics, and medical devices.
  • Metrology: dimensional inspection
  • Quality control and management
  • Project management
  • Micro and nano manufacturing
  • Operation research: Deterministic optimization models, multi-criteria decision modelling
  • Higher education: Learning, teaching and assessment

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