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Alvin Y. Chua

Engineer, Finalist, Search for Outstanding Teacher at De La Salle University (1996)

Expertise: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Controls

Dr. Alvin Chua is recognized of his important contributions an Associate Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department of De La Salle University, Philippines. He earned his BSME, MSME, and Ph.D. in ME at De La Salle University-Manila. As a scholar under the Department of Science and Technology-Engineering and Science Education Project (DOST-ESEP), he conducted his dissertation research at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He received a special citation for the 2003 NAST-DuPont Talent Search for Young Scientists (Mechanical Engineering). He has published several papers in international conferences like Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), and Advance Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). His research interests are on mechatronics, robotics, optimal estimation, and controls.

Affiliation

Researcher, De La Salle University - Manila, Taft Ave., Manila

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering- De La Salle University-Manila, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila 1004

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member
    • Philippine Society of Mechanical Enginers (PSME), Member
    • Philippine Institute of Mechanical Engineering Education (PIMEE), Member

Employment

    • Toyota Motors Philippines, Design Engineer, 1991-1992
    • De La Salle University, Manila, Associate Professor, 1992-present
    • De La Salle University, Manila, Vice Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Dept., 2000-2001
    • De La Salle University, Manila, Chairman, Mechnanical Engineering Dept., 2001 Ap-S

Award

    • 3rd Place, Philippine Society of Mechanical Enginers (PSME) Academe lnvention Contest, PSME, 2002
    • Finalist, Search for Outstanding Teacher at De La Salle University, DLSU, 1996
    • Special Citation, NAST-Dupont Talent Search for Young Scientists, NAST-Dupont, 2003
    • Gold Medal Thesis of ME-DLSU, DLSU, 2000
    • President, Student Association of the Graduate Engineering School of DLSU, DLSU, 1997

Research

    • Target Tracking via Kalman-Fuzzy Strategy [Completed]
    • Computer-Aided Design of an Axial Flow Pump [Completed]
    • An Active Sensing Strategy using the Kalman Filter to Solve Robotic Uncertainties [Completed]
    • Design and Development oI an Industrial X-Y Plasma Cutting Table [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Estimation of Assembly Uncertainties using a modified KF, World Conference of Science and Technology (WCST), Manila Hotel
    • Mechatronics: Importance and Research, 49th Philippines Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Kalman Filters in the Field of Mechanical Engineering, PSME Convention, Cebu City
    • Random Contact, Strategy using the Kalman Filter to Solve the Robotic Uncertainty Problem, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advance Intelligent Mechatronics, Atlanta, USA
    • Kalman Filters for the Identification of Uncertainties in Robotic Contact, 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florida, USA

Education

    • De La Salle University, Manila, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.ME), 1995-2000
    • De La Salle University, Manila, Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME), 1992-1994
    • De La Salle University, Manila, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), 1987-1991

Publication

    • Chua, A., Katupitiya, J., Calilung, E. , () Solving the uncertainties in robotic part mating and the Kalman Filter Observability
    • International Journal of Inheneriya (Accepted for publication)
    • Chua, A.Y., (2002) Estimation of assembly uncertainties using a modified KF
    • Harnessing Science and Technology to Meet the Global Challenge
    • Chua, A. , (2000 F) An active sensing strategy to solve the problem of uncertainty identification in robotic contact
    • Ph.D. (Dissertation) Mechanical Engineering Department, DLSU-Manila
    • Chua, A. , (2002 Ja) Enhancing the ME Program through the Introduction of Mechatronics
    • Philippine Journal of Engineering Education (PJEE) Volume 2, No. 1

Trainings

    • 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1998 D, Florida, USA
    • IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advance Intelligent Mechatronics, 1999 S 19 - 1999 S 23, Atlanta, USA
    • PSME Convention, 2000 O, Cebu City
    • 49th Philippines Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001 O
    • World Conference of Science and Technology (WCST),, 2001 S 13 - 2001 S 15, Manila Hotel, Philippines