Seng Kin LAO, Skelton劉承堅
Senior Instructor

Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Teaching | Research | Professional Affiliations | Services | Awards | Selected Publications | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau (2014)
  • M.Sc. in Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau (2001)
  • B.Sc. in Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau (1997)

Working Experience

  • 2008 –, Senior Instructor, FST, University of Macau
  • 2003 – 2008, Invited Research Assistant, FST, University of Macau
  • 2001 – 2003, Senior Research Assistant, FST, University of Macau
  • 1997 – 2001, Junior Research Assistant, FST, University of Macau

Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  1. Engineering Drawing I (EMEN1001)
  2. Engineering Drawing II (EMEN1002)
  3. Heat Transfer (EMEN3003)
  4. Computer Engineering (EMEN3004)
  5. Computer Technology in Engineering (EMEN3010)
  6. Electronics & Instrumentation (EMEN3014)
  7. Fire Protection Engineering (EMEN3025)
  8. Design Project (EMEN4000) – English report writing, Introduction to Engineering Ethics

B.Sc. Final Year Project Supervision

  1. K.F. Ng and K.I. Chan, “Design of smoke management system for high-rise buildings with HVAC systems,” May 2019.
  2. I.N. Chong and S.U Ma, “Design of HVAC system in Igreja de S. Domingos using CFD approach,” An industry-cooperated final year project. May 2019.
  3. H.T. Chong and H.F. Wan, “Study and design of fire scenario in a high rise building with exterior claddings,” May 2018. (Awarded FST Dean’s Final Year Project List 2017/2018)
  4. N.H. Chan and C.F. Lao, “Design of fire safety protection systems for two-room apartments in Macau,” May 2018.
  5. I.W. Tang and K.H. Lam, “Fire simulation in a longitudinal ventilated tunnel and analysis of smoke flow by the CFD method,” May 2018.
  6. K.S. Leong and C.Y. Hui, “Design of an assessment tool for fire resistance test,” May 2017.
  7. K.W. Wong and C.K. Chan, “Study and design of fire scenarios in a mini storage,” May 2017.
  8. C.T. Lei and I.C. Lo, “Design and investigation of fire scenarios in a single bedroom apartment,” May 2016.
  9. W. I. Lo and C. H. Wong, “Design of a fire safety system for atria under tropical storm attack,” June 2015. (Awarded FST Dean’s Final Year Project List 2014/2015)
  10. K. T. Lei and T. Cassamo, “Design of smoke management system for high-rise buildings,” June 2015.
  11. J. M. Deng and K. L. Ieong, “Design and development of a chaotic Lorenz water wheel,” June 2014. (video)
  12. C. F. Long and K. C. Wan, “Design of smoke management system for an atrium using FDS,” May 2013.
  13. C. L. Leong and K. F. Chan, “Simulation of smoke in an atrium using FDS,” May 2011.
  14. P. H. Fu, “Numerical anallysis of conduction heat transfer,” June 2010.

Research

Research Interests

  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Chaos Theory
  • Fractional Calculus
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Control Theory

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Services

Professional Services (Since 2002 present)

  • Lecturer of “Hidráulica”, prepared for the Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau (EPFSM) (2015/2016, 2018/2019)
  • Lecturer of “Introduction to Thermal Engineering”, prepared for the Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau (EPFSM) (2010, 2012)
  • Speaker of paper plane sharing activities to high school students
    • The Affiliated School of the University of Macau (2016, 2018, 2019)
    • Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College, Macau (2017)
    • Pui Ching Middle School, Macau (Oct 2016, Apr 2016)
    • Yuet Wah College, Macau (2016)
  • Invited consultant for the 1st Student Paper Plane Contest in UM, Macau Institution of Engineers, University of Macau Students’ Union (2016)
  • Judge for the 5th Students’ Paper Plane Contest in Macau, MIIA (2015)
  • Invited tutor of “Paper plane training course” for the Pui Ching Middle School, Macau (2015)
  • Reviewer of international journals
    • Nonlinear Dynamics
    • International Journal of Dynamics and Control
    • Heat Transfer Engineering
    • Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity
    • Entropy
    • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems

University Services (Since 2002 present)

  • College Affiliate of Stanley Ho East Asia College (SHEAC) (2015 – present)
  • Coach of UM Paper Plane Team (2015 – present)
  • Coach of students participating in the International Red Bull Paper Wings paper plane contest held in Hong Kong and World Finals in Salzburg, Austria (2015)
  • Leader of student participating in the annual Students’ Paper Plane Contests held by the Macau Innovation and Invention Association (MIIA) in Macau (2012, 201320142015201620172018)
  • Organizer of Paper Plane Workshops on UM Open Day (2015 – present)
  • Adviser of Student Exchange Programs, EME, FST (2012 – present) 
    Students advised successfully and applied for outgoing exchange:

    • Lam W. I. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 1st Sem., 2019/2020)
    • Leong K. K. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 1st Sem., 2019/2020)
    • Chan K. S. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 1st Sem., 2019/2020)
    • Xiao Y. H. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 1st Sem., 2018/2019)
    • Sio P. L. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2nd Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Chan N. H. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2nd Sem., 2016/2017)
    • * U K. L. (University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2nd Sem., 2016/2017)
    • *,# Lao C. F. (University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2nd Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Leong C. W. (University of Southern Denmark, 1st Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Cheang K. L. (University of Southern Denmark, 1st Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Li J. (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1st Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Ye T. (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1st Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Ke Y. (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1st Sem., 2016/2017)
    • Chau H. K. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2nd Sem., 2015/2016)
    • Chan K. C. (Tamkang University, Taiwan, 2nd Sem., 2014/2015)
    • Wu K. K. (Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2nd Sem., 2013/14)
    • Li J. (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1st Sem., 2013/14)
    • Xu Y. (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1st Sem., 2012/13)

      *: Lao C. F. and U K. L. received the Endeavour – Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program (ECKSEP) scholarships from Australian Government.

      #: Lao C. F. received the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize 2017 from IET Hong Kong.

  • Member of Programme Accreditation Committee, EME, FST (2010 – present)
  • Member of Departmental Advisory Committee, EME, FST (2010 – present)
  • Member of Departmental Information Committee, EME, FST (2010 – present)
  • Member of Postgraduate Programme Self-Assessment Committee, EME, FST (2013 – present)
  • Member of BSc Final Year Project Examination Committee, EME, FST (2012 – present)
  • Adviser of Student Exchange Programs, EME, FST (2012 – present)
  • Member of Faculty Advisory Committee of Program Reform and Accreditation (2010 – present)
  • Representative in the consultation session in Principal’s Recommended Admission Talk (2015 – present)
  • Leader of students participating in the 5th Greater China Design Competition organized by IMechE in Guangzhou (2016)
  • Co-opted member of Campus Outlet User Committee, UM (2010 – present)
  • Leader of students participating in the annual Paper Aeroplane Competitions held by Macau Innovation and Invention Association (MIIA) in Macau (2012 – present)
  • Fellow of Stanley Ho East Asia College (2015 – present)
  • School briefing representative to secondary schools, FST (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  • Representative of Lecturers and Instructors in Academic Council, FST (2010 – 2012, 2016 – 2018)
  • Mentor for Faculty Mentorship Program, FST (2010 – 2012)

Awards

  • FST Teaching Excellence Award 2017/2018, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau
  • Long Service Award for over 20 years (2019), University of Macau
  • Long Service Award for over 15 years (2014), University of Macau
  • The Most Popular Professor Awards 2010, University of Macau Students’ Union
  • The Most Popular Professor Awards 2009, University of Macau Students’ Union
  • My Favorite Teacher of FST Week 2008, University of Macau Students’ Union

Selected Publications

Journal Papers (Since 2002 present)

  1. S. K. Lao, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, and L. J. Sheu, “Hybrid stability checking method for synchronization of chaotic fractional-order systems,” Abstract and Applied Analysis, Vol. 2014, Article ID 316368 (2014). (SCI) DOI:10.1155/2014/316368(full text)
  2. S. K. Lao, Y. Shekofteh, S. Jafari, and J. C. Sprott, “Cost function based on Gaussian mixture model for parameter estimation of a chaotic circuit with a hidden attractor,” International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 1450010 (2014). (SCI) DOI:10.1142/S0218127414500102
  3. S. P. Wang, S. K. Lao, H. K. Chen, J. H. Chen, and S. Y. Chen, “Implementation of the fractional-order Chen-Lee system by electronic circuit,” International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 23, ssue 02, ID1350030 (2013). (SCI) DOI:10.1142/S0218127413500302
  4. H. K. Chen, L. J. Sheu, L. M. Tam, and S. K. Lao, “A new finding of the existence of Feigenbaum’s constants in the fractional-order Chen-Lee system,” Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 68, Issue 4, pp. 589-599 (2012). (SCI) DOI:10.1007/s11071-011-0240-y
  5. L. M. Tam, S. K. Lao, L. J. Sheu, and H. K. Chen, “Impulsive synchronization and its implementation in Chen-Lee systems,” International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 25, No. 29, pp. 3893-3903 (2011). (SCI) DOI:10.1142/S0217979211101430
  6. L. J. Sheu, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, and S. K. Lao, “Alternative implementation of the chaotic Chen-Lee system,” Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Vol. 41, Issue 4, (2009) pp. 1923-1929. (SCI) DOI:10.1016/j.chaos.2008.07.053
  7. L. J. Sheu, L. M. Tam, S. K. Lao, Y. Kang, K. T. Lin, J. H. Chen, and H. K. Chen, “Parametric analysis and impulsive synchronization of fractional-order Newton-Leipnik systems,” International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 33-44 (2009). (SCI) DOI:10.1515/IJNSNS.2009.10.1.33

Conference Papers (Since 2002 present)

  1. P. H. Fu, H. K. Tam, S. K. Lao, L. M. Tam, V. K. Sin, I. W. Tang, and K. H. Lam, “Simulation of smoke flow in a longitudinal ventilated tunnel in Macau,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2018), Rome, Italy, August 2018. (fulltext)
  2. H. Y. Leung, H. K. Tam, L. M. Tam, and S. K. Lao, “CFD analysis of the heat transfer of fire doors under the standard time-temperature curve,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2017), Guilin, China, July 2017. (fulltext)
  3. S. K. Lao, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, L. J., Sheu, and J. H. Chen, “Ruelle-Takens-Newhouse route to chaos in the high-fractional-order Chen-Lee system,” CSME Conference, Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 2016.
  4. S. K. Lao, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, L. J. Sheu, and J. H. Chen, “Comprehensive study on stability analysis of the Chen-Lee system with fractional order,” CSME Conference, Kaohsiung Taiwan, December 2015.
  5. S. Y. Li, L. W. Ko, C. T. Lin, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, and S. K. Lao, “System modeling and synchronization of nonlinear chaotic systems with uncertainty and disturbance by innovative fuzzy modeling strategy,” IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ), Hyderabad, India, July 2013. DOI:10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2013.6622554
  6. S. K. Lao, H. K. Chen, L. M. Tam, and L. J. Sheu, “Hybrid projective synchronization for the fractional-order Chen-Lee system and its circuit realization,” International Conference on Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics (ICMAM2012), Hong Kong, China, Dec 2012, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 300-301, pp. 1573-1578 (2013). DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.300-301.1573
  7. S. K. Lao, L. M. Tam, H. K. Chen, and L. J. Sheu, “Passivity-based synchronization of the hyperchaotic Chen-Lee systems and its electronic circuit realization,” International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Control (ICECC 2012), Zhoushan, China, Oct 2012, pp. 122-125 (2012).
  8. L. J. Sheu, H. K. Chen, J. H. Chen, L. M. Tam, W. C. Chen, S. K. Lao, and K. T. Lin, “Complete synchronization of two Chen-Lee systems,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol. 96, 012138, Shanghai, China, IOP Publishing (2008). DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/96/1/012138
  9. L. M. Tam, V. K. Sin, S. K. Lao, and H. F. Choi, “CFD Analysis of Fire in a Forced Ventilated Enclosure,” Computational Methods in Engineering and Science (EPMESC X), pp. 222-229, Aug. 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China, Tsinghua University Press & Springer-Verlag (2006). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-48260-4_18 (fulltext)
  10. L. M. Tam, V. K. Sin, S. K. Lao, and H. F. Choi, “Numerical Simulation of Atrium Fire using Two CFD Tools,” Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, (EPMESC X), pp. 207-215, August 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China, Tsinghua University Press & Springer-Verlag (2006). DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-48260-4_16

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-4083
Telephone: (853) 8822-4496
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: skeltonl