Dr. HUA Meng (許教明)

BSc(Hons), MPhil, PhD, CEng, FInstMC, FIMechE

Visiting address
YEUNG-B6617
Phone: +852 34428443

Author IDs

Activities

Other professional affinities and activities

  • Reviewed articles for several international journals (typically: (a) Measurement Science and Technology, (b) Tribology Letters, (c) Trans ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, (d) Surface Engineering, (e) International Journal of Solids and Structures, (f) International Journal of Production Research, (g) Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (h) Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, (i) International Journal of Machine Tools, (j) Journal of Materials Processing Technology, and (k) Surface and Coatings Technology)
  • Section Secretary, Hong Kong Section, Institute of Measurement and Control, U.K (From 3rd May 2005 onwards)
  • Committee Member of the Committee of Society of Wear and Surface Engineering, Institute of Tribology Engineering, China Institute of Mechanical Engineers (term period 2000 - 2002)
  • Senior Member of the China Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 2000
  • Committee Member of Society of Materials, China Institute of Mechanical Engineers, 2000
  • Guest Professor of Nanchang Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Nanchang, China (1999)
  • Member of Deputy Directorate Committee of Society of Wear and Surface Engineering, Institute of Tribology Engineering, China, China Institute of Mechanical Engineers (term period 1998 - 2000)
  • Guest Associate Professor of Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China (1998)
  • Member of Society of Wear and Surface Engineering, Institute of Tribology Engineering, China, China Institute of Mechanical Engineers since 1998
  • Member of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics since 1998

Qualifications/Experiences

Working Experiences

As a Graduate Trainee Engineer at Machine Tools Industry Research Association, Macclesfield, U.K., in 1978; a Research Assistant at School of Power Engg, Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic, U.K., in 1979-1982; a Research Assistant at Dept. Mech. & Prod. Engg., Aston University, U.K., in 1982-1986; a Research Officer at School of Mech. Engg., Bath University, U.K., in 1987-1989; a Senior Mechanical Engineering Consultant in Lawton Development Co., Hong Kong, in 1989; a Senior/Chief Mechanical Engineer in Dataproducts Components (HK) Ltd., in 1989-1991; a Products Manager in Harting Electronik Ag., Hong Kong, in 1991-1992; a Product Engineering Manager in Dataproducts Components Co., Hong Kong, in 1992-1993; since 1993 a University Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in City University of Hong Kong.

Research

Following lists the research projects undertaken at MEEM Dept., City University of Hong Kong

 a) As Principal Investigator

  • Influence of Ag content and nanograin size on microstructure, mechanical and sliding tribological behaviour of Ag-DLC films (SRG, CityU)
  • Feasible study of welding aluminium matrix Composites by low temperature pulse quick welding technique using Nd:YAG pulse laser (SRG, CityU)
  • Characterisation and optimisation of the Austensitic-martensitic transformation in forming of austensitic stainless steel under sliding deformation conditions (SRG, CityU)
  • Laser Surface Polishing and Texturing of Tool Steel Mold (CERG, CityU)
  • Characterization of laser cleaning of submicroscopic particles on super-smooth substrate surface (SRG, CityU)
  • Analysis and modelling for mouldless perform forging under thermal differential heating (CERG, CityU)
  • Development of numerical 3D contact model for analysing stress distribution in wear (DAG, CityU)
  • Mathematical modelling and computer aided simulation on the mechanics of continuous four-roll plate bending process (CERG, CityU)
  • Mathematical modelling and computer aided simulation on the mechanics of continuous four-roll plate bending process (SRG, CityU)

b) As Co-Investigator

  • Quality optimisation of arc spraying process for rapid mould making (SRG, CityU)
  • Diamond coatings for Hong Kong manufacturing industry (ITF, CityU)
  • Development of a new analytical approach for prediction of forming limits for sheet metal applications (CERG, CityU)
  • Development of a new analytical approach for prediction of forming limits for sheet metal applications (SRG, CityU)
  • An integrated CAD/CAM system for the design and manufacture of stamping dies (SRG, CityU:)

c) Administration

  • Deputy Program leader of BEngMSE since January 2008
  • Programme leader, chairman of JSSCC and programme management committees of MEng in Manufacturing Engineering with Business Management since 96/97 academic year
  • Member of JSSCC and programme management committees of BEngME since 95/96 and BEngMISE (BEng in Manufacturing Informative System Engineering Programme, which being the new name of BEngME after 01/02 academic year) from 96/97 onwards, and BEngS&T from 02/03 onwards
  • Member of program committees of MEngEE (Master of Engineering in Electronic Engineering) in duration of 98/99 to 01/02 academic years, MSc in Materials Technology and Manufacturing (MScMTM) in 02/03 and 03/04 academic years, and MSc in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology (MScMEN) in 03/04 academic year, and BSc in Applied Physics (BScAP) in 04/05 academic year