Dr Sing Lo

About

I am the course leader for BEng Aviation Engineering, BSc Aerospace Engineering, BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics and Space Technology ( starting from Sep 2021) programmes. I am also the  Learning, Teaching and Assessment Development Lead Tutor for the Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering. 

Between 2019-2020, I acted as the Interim Head of the Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering. Previously, I was the course leader for the MSc Aerospace Engineering programme from 2008 to 2019. I am the Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and assessor panel member for the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Center (LTEC) at Kingston University. I am interested in the high impact pedagogy of active learning and blended learning. My main focus is on improving the student experience, progression, BME attainment gaps and employability.

 My teaching subject fields are high-speed and low-speed aerodynamics, flight performance, flight dynamics and aerospace design.  I joined Kingston University in 1996 as a senior lecturer. I graduated from Queen Mary College, the University of London in 1989 and received my doctorate degree funded by the EPSRC and the Defence Agency at Farnborough in 1992. At the University of Surrey, I spent three years working as a post-doctorate research fellow working on a project jointly supported by the Defense Research Agency (DRA) and the EPSRC. My research expertise is Large-Eddy Simulations and Pattern Recognition of coherent structures in turbulence shear flows. I performed computational flow simulations using the supercomputers at CERN Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the parallel supercomputers at Edinburgh. Currently, my research interest is the structures of turbulent shear flows and the aerodynamics of the Formula 1 car wings with the use of serrations as passive flow control.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and learning

As the course leader and module leader for various programmes and modules, my key role is to ensure that students have a high quality and engaging learning experience. I led a number of programme reviews, re-validation (ISR, Plan 2020, RAF), and accreditations with the Royal Aeronautical Society in the last couple of years, embedding employability, inclusive practice, authentic assessment and active learning strategies into the curriculum. I have applied research-informed teaching to invigorate the learning materials and student projects in my teaching practice, keeping up-to-date with the latest aerospace technology and sustainability development. I am responsible for the yearly field trip at the National Flying Laboratory Center (NFLC) to provide students with hands-on flight testing experience, which is complemented by the use of the flight simulator to teach flight dynamics theories.

Currently is I am working on the following University funded pedagogical research projects:

1. SEC Summer Research Internship (2021): 

An investigation of SEC PG students' views on Blended Learning and any variations in opinions between demographic groups.

2. SADRAS funded research project on(2020-22):

 An investigation of engineering students' views on Blended Learning and any variations in opinions between demographic groups

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)
  • BSc(Hons) Aeronautical Engineering (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Currently, I am working on PhD supervision of the following projects:

First supervisor:

The Effects of Serrations on the Aerodynamic Performance of Formula One Racecar Wing with a Slotted Flap.

Second supervisor:

Multidisciplinary Structural Design Optimization of High-Aspect-Ratio Aircraft Wing Equipped with Distributed Propulsion System

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 Wen, Yao, Yufeng, Salin, Andrea and Lo, Sing H. (2011) "Numerical analysis of wall properties in crossing-shock-wave/turbulent-boundary-layer interactions." AIAA Journal, 2011(860), ISSN (print) 0001-1452.

Evangelou, A. W., Self, J.E. Allen and S. Lo, (2001) "Trimmed deep stall on the F-16 Falcon fighter", The Aeronautical Journal, ISSN 0001-9240.

Wen, J.X., Liu, F. and Lo, S., (2001) "Performance comparison of a buoyancy modified turbulence model with three LRN turbulence models for a square cavity", Numerical Heat Transfer Part B, 39: 257-276.

Lo, S.H., Voke, P. R. and N. J. Rockliff (2000)  "Three-dimensional Vortices of a Spatially Developing Plane Jet", International Journal of Fluid Dynamics, article 1, Vol. 4.

Lo, S.H., Voke, P. R. and N. J. Rockliff (2000) "Eddy Structures in a Simulated Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layer." Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 64, 1-28.

Wen, J.X., Liu, F. and Lo, S., "Performance comparison of a buoyancy modified turbulence model with three LRN turbulence models for a square cavity", Numerical Heat Transfer Part B, 39: 257-276.

BOOKS

 A. Salin, Y. F. Yao, S. H. Lo,  and A. A. Zheltovodov, (2012) "Flow Topology of Symmetric Crossing Shock Wave Boundary Layer Interactions", 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, pp 425-431, Springer Book ISBN 978-3-642-25684-4.

Lo, S.H., Voke, P. R. and N. J. Rockliff (2000) "Eddy Structures in a Simulated Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layer." Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 64, 1-28.

Lo, S.H., (1995) "Eddy Structure in a Simulated Plane Jet Educed by Pattern Recognition Analysis, Direct and Large Eddy Simulation I", Fluid Mechanics and Its Application, Vol 21, Kluwer Academic Publishers, P25.

Qualifications and expertise

  • PhD thesis: Pattern Recognition of the Eddy-structures in a Numerically Simulated Plane Jet

Areas of specialism

  • Computational Aerodynamics: large-eddy simulation of turbulent shear flows, coherent structures and their identification using pattern recognition and conditional sampling.
  • Applied aerodynamics: passive flow control using leading edge and trailing edge serrations in Formula 1 cars.
  • Teaching and learning pedagogy: Active learning, blended learning and inclusive curriculum

Scholarly affiliations

  • ERCOTAC ( European Research Community on Turbulence and Combustion).