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Dr Andy Lung

Associate professor

About

I am an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which is part of the School of Engineering and Environment. After my graduation from Aston University in Birmingham with a first class honours degree in Production Technology, I furthered my study there and obtained a PhD degree. The project was sponsored by a company specialised in manufacturing design and CAD/CAM based in Aston Science park. My PhD title was Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and particularly specialised in data management in manufacturing. I have since broadened my research interest into other management aspects, including Project & Risk Management, Operations Management, Resources simulation, Just-In-Time production, Smart Manufacturing, Performance measurement and Productivity Benchmarking.

I am currently a course leader of two successful MSc courses, Manufacturing and Engineering Projects, both recognised by the IMechE for chartered engineer application. The manufacturing course is also franchised to a university (UniWA) in Athens which has received high esteem in Europe.

I am also a chartered engineer and a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Areas of specialism

  • Engineering Projects Management
  • Discrete Simulation Modelling
  • Industrial Operations Management
  • Just In Time and Lean Manufacture
  • Productivitiy and Performance measurement
  • Smart Manufacturing

Qualifications

  • BSc (1st Honours) in Production Engineering at Aston University in Birmingham
  • PhD in Computer Integrated Manufacturing at Aston University
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professional membership

I am a registered Chartered Engineer, and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research

 I did my PhD degree at Aston University in Birmingham, which was sponsored by an industrial company specialised in manufacturing and CAD/CAM. My PhD title was Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and the specialisation was information management in an integrated manufacturing environment. I have since expanded my research interest into other management aspects, including Project & Risk Management, Operations Management, Resources simulation, Just-In-Time production, Smart Manufacturing and Benchmarking Productivity.

I have written and co-written many research papers, and have seen the completion of 4 PhD students.

I have also been an external examiner for 4 PhD students outside Kingston University.

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