Dr Joseph Chan Chang Lun

Research Fellow
School of Engineering

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Room 5-2-18

Personal statement

Dr. Joseph Chan CL received the B.Eng. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees from Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia, in 2013 and 2019, respectively. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research in Monash University Malaysia in 2019. He was a Brain Korea PLUS (BK21+) Postdoctoral Fellowship Scholar with Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea, where he was also a Postdoctoral Researcher from 2019 to 2021. He rejoined Monash University Malaysia in 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research interests include the application of sliding mode observers in non-infinitely observable descriptor systems and other practical systems, as well as fault reconstruction in non-linear systems, and the development of observers for monitoring peer-to-peer transactions in microgrids with power generation and storage elements.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University Malaysia, 2019
  • Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (Hons), Monash University Malaysia, 2013

Professional affiliations

  • Member of Board of Engineers, Malaysia
  • Member of Institute of Engineers, Malaysia

Research Interests

Descriptor systems, fault reconstruction, infinite observability, nonlinear observer and filter design, robust estimation, sliding mode observers, smart grids

Research Projects

Title: Observers for robust and efficient peer-to-peer energy distribution in microgrids

This project investigates the use of observers to monitor microgrids with power generation and storage, as well as peer-to-peer energy distribution. The observer aims to estimate the states within the microgrid to coordinate transactions in the energy market, and also detect faulty behaviour if and when they occur for timely remedial action to be taken.

Title: Development of sliding mode observer schemes for non-infinitely observable descriptor systems

Existing observers for descriptor systems often rely on the system being infinitely observable. This constraint can however be difficult to satisfy due to additional costs and physical requirements. The project aims to develop observers which do not require the system to be infinitely observable, thus increasing their applicability over existing works.


Local grants

International Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Brain Korea 21 PLUS (BK21+) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award-HOPE-IT Human Resource Development Centre-BK21 Plus, Jeonbuk National University
  • Certificate of Service as Article Reviewer 2020-Journal of the Franklin Institute
  • Best Graduate Award for BEng (Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering, Sunway Campus, Nov-13-Monash University Malaysia

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