Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy

Sept 2021 Entry

Introduction


The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering was founded in the 1950s. We are a dynamic and multi-disciplinary Department with a very strong background in applied research. Over the years, the profile of the Department has broadened in scope, and now covers both the industrial and service sectors.

 

We have a critical mass of academic staff members who are world-class researchers in the strategic research areas of the Department, and whose research activities are supported by state-of-the-art research facilities and centres. These include the State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre, the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre, the Micro/Nano Fabrication Laboratory, the Ng Tat Lun Digital Factory and the Integrated Product Design Laboratory.

(Please visit our laboratories website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ise/)

 

The Department offers MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in various areas, as listed below. You are most welcome to approach the corresponding staff member for academic advice. To discuss the possibility of pursuing a research topic not covered in the list, please contact the Departmental Research Committee Chairman, Prof. Felix Chan at (852) 2766 6605; email: f.chan@polyu.edu.hk

Research Areas


Advanced Materials Processing Technologies

Laser materials processing and 3D printing

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Materials technology

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Electronic assembly and LED technologies, green materials, green product design and green manufacturing

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Net shape forming and blanking, and process simulation

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Advanced Optics Manufacturing (State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology)

Ultra-precision machining technologies and optics manufacture

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Aviation and Transportation Logistics

Transport modelling and data analysis, aviation and maritime studies and industrial organisation analysis for the transport industry

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Sustainable transportation

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Operations and Supply Chain Management

Green logistics, inventory management, demand forecasting, and sourcing decisions

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Logistics and supply chain management, distribution scheduling and optimisation strategy

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Distribution requirements, enterprise resource planning and manufacturing information systems

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Modelling for energy, environment, and sustainability

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Knowledge engineering and management, knowledge mining and business intelligence, intellectual capital management, technology forecasting and road mapping

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Intelligent decision support system and multi-criteria decision analysis

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Product Design and Miniaturisation

Green product design and life cycle assessment, and green manufacturing

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Healthcare product design, nanoparticle based biosensing technique and biosensor miniaturisation

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Special forming equipment design and manufacture

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Product lifecycle management, reverse engineering, rapid tooling, CAD/CAE/CAM, geometric modelling and design innovation

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Smart Manufacturing and Robotics

Mechatronics and control, product innovation, intelligent product development and micro-injection and micro-fabrication

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Robotics and automation, intelligent control, compliant mechanism and micro/nano manipulation

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Quality, reliability, safety and innovation

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Smart product-service system, engineering design informatics, industrial intelligence, and manufacturing servitisation

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Research Facilities


Please visit our website for more information about our research facilities.

Other Information


Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and contact our staff to discuss research opportunities.

Supporting Documents


Academic Referee's Report

Compulsory - Two Academic Referee's Reports are required (applicable to applications for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme)

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory - A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Others

Optional - i.e. proof of ranking in class and scholarships/awards received