Dr Sing Lo

About

 I have been the course leader for the BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) since Sep 2021. In addition, I was the course leader for three other programmes: BEng Aviation Engineering (2017-2021), BSc Aerospace Engineering (2016-2020) and MSc Aerospace Engineering (2008-2019). Between 2019-2020, I acted as the Interim Head of the Department.  I am also the  Learning, Teaching and Assessment Development Lead Tutor. My main focus is on improving the student experience, progression, BME attainment gaps and employability. I am a chartered engineer, Senior Fellow and Change Agent of the Higher Education Academy and assessor panel member for the KAPS scheme at Kingston University. I am committed to incorporating evidence-based pedagogical strategies such as active learning approaches, hands-on learning activities, project-based learning and inclusive practices into the curriculum.

 My teaching subject fields are high-speed and low-speed aerodynamics, flight performance and dynamics.  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 PhD funded by the EPSRC and the Defence Agency at Farnborough in 1992. At the University of Surrey, I worked 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 low-speed aerodynamics, Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) and Pattern Recognition of coherent structures in turbulence shear flows. Currently, my research is focused on the use of passive flow control devices in the applications of F-1 racing cars and wind turbines.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

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

Teaching and learning

As the course leader and module leader for various programmes and modules, my key role is to ensure students from a range of different backgrounds receive an excellent teaching experience that will maximise completion and employment outcomes. I led the course teams a number of programme redesign, re-validation events; Internal Subject Review (2014, 2019), Plan 2020, Revised Academic Framework (2012), and accreditations with the professional body the Royal Aeronautical Society (2014, 2019), embedding employability, inclusive practices, authentic assessment and active learning strategies into the curriculum. I have applied active learning techniques, project-based learning, technology-enhanced learning and 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. I was in charge of the development of the flight simulator facilities at the RV campus.

I have been the assessor for the HEA KAPS scheme panel since 2019. 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. (Sing Lo & Olivia Retallack)

 

2. SADRAS project (SADRAS21-03, 2021-22)

 An investigation of engineering students' views on Blended Learning and any variations in opinions between demographic groups (Sing Lo, Michael Kariuki, Amber Williams, Kevin Okoh & Jetto Aji)

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 (SFHEA)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

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

First supervisor:

1.The Effects of Serrations on the Aerodynamic Performance of F-1 Race Car Wing with a Slotted Flap.

Mr. Daulayefa Paul Omoniyei

2. Steady-state aerodynamic characteristics of morphing wing with both variable trailing and leading edges in lift high applications.

Miss Muram Abbadi

3. Aerodynamic Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Morphing F1 Front Wing.

In addition, I am working on the pedagogic research on blended learning during the Covid pandemic.

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

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Reviewer for Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Journal
  • Reviewer for Royal Aeronautical Journal
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

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).

Research student supervision

Leadership and management

I was the Interim Head of the Department between Oct 2019 and Dec 2020.