A/Prof. Lan Boon Leong

Head of Discipline (ECSE)
School of Engineering

lan.boon.leong@monash.edu
+603 5514 6214
Room 2-4-32
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Personal statement

A/Prof Lan’s main research interests are in Biomedical Engineering and the Dynamics of Quantum Systems. His research has been funded by FRGS grants and highlighted in the media. Some of the media coverage include NST, Phys Org and The Star. He was awarded a TWAS-Unesco Associateship at the University of the Republic in Uruguay, where he was a visiting professor. For education, he received the Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award - Special Commendation, and the Fuller Fund Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 1990
  • Master in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 1989

Professional affiliations

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Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering: mechanism and early warning of critical transition to disease state (cardiac arrhythmia, seizure); gait dynamics in neuro-degenerative disease; fall detection using AI; noise-enhanced balance

Nonlinear and Statistical Physics: dynamics of complex physical and biological systems

Quantum Physics: accuracy of standard approximations to relativistic quantum mechanics; relativistic quantum dynamics in novel materials

Research projects

Title: Biomedical Engineering

Mechanism and early warning of critical transition to disease state (cardiac arrhythmia, seizure); gait dynamics in neuro-degenerative disease; fall detection using AI; noise-enhanced balance

Title: Quantum Physics

Accuracy of standard approximations to relativistic quantum mechanics; relativistic quantum dynamics

Title: Nonlinear and Statistical Physics

Dynamics of complex physical and biological systems

Education

Units taught

PHS1002 - Physics for Engineering

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Local grants

  • Reliable communication architecture for navigation and guidance of interconnected aerial vehicles, BL Lan (Co-I) with Joanne Lim (PI) et al., 2019-2022, CREST, RM401,625
  • The use of noise in enhancing human somatosensory perception for an improved postural control during activities of daily living, BL Lan (Co-I) with A. A. Gopalai (PI) et al., 2016-2019, FRGS, MOHE, RM58,600
  • Accuracy of standard approximations to relativistic quantum mechanics, BL Lan (PI), 2013-2016, FRGS, MOHE, RM78,000
  • Comparison of Newtonian, special-relativistic and general-relativistic predictions for the motion of chaotic dynamical systems, BL Lan (PI), 2010-2013, FRGS, MOHE, RM52,000

Current supervision

Liew Yew Wai

Mechanism of critical transition to disease state

2015

Monash University Malaysia

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - Faculty of Engineering, 2006
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award - Special Commendation - Monash University, 2005
  • TWAS-UNESCO Associate - TWAS_UNESCO, 2011-2014