Academic Profile

Dr. CHEN Songlin is currently a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research is focused on the design and operations of advanced manufacturing/service systems, with special interest in mass customization, system reliability and risk analysis, supply chain coordination and contracting. Dr. Chen obtained his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Prior to that, he had a Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from the National University of Defence Technology in China and a Master degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in U.S.
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Dr Chen Songlin
Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

My research is generally positioned at the interface between engineering and economics concerning the design and operations of advanced manufacturing/service systems. Specific research topics include: Mass customization, Manufacturing and service operations, System reliability and risk management, and Supply chain contracting.

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  • Developing a Magnetic Digital Microfluidics-based Point-of-Care Infectious Disease Diagnostic Platform
  • Chen, S.L., J.X. Jiao, and M.M. Tseng. (2009). Evolutionary product line design balancing customer needs and product commonality. CIRP Annals, 58(1), 123-126.

  • S.L. Chen, M.M. Tseng. (2009). Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design: A Hybrid Negotiation-Auction Mechanism for Design Sourcing. (pp. 229-238)The Design Society.

  • Chen, S.L., Y. Wang, and M.M. Tseng. (2009). Mass Customization as a Collaborative Engineering Effort. International Journal of Collaborative Engineering, 1(1-2), 152-167.

  • Chen, Songlin; Tseng, Mitchell. (2007, September). Procurement Mechanisms for Customized Products. Paper presented at The World Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization, Boston.

  • Chen, S.L and M.M. Tseng. (2007). Aligning demand and supply flexibility in custom product co-design. International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 19(4), 596-611.

  • F. Zhou, R. J. Jiao, S.L. Chen, and D. Zhang, (2010). “A Case-Driven Ambient Intelligence System for Elderly in-Home Assistance Applications”, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, PP(99):1-11

  • F. Zhou, F., R. J. Jiao, D. Schaefer, and S.L. Chen, (2010). “Hybrid Association Mining and Refinement for Affective Mapping in Emotional Design”. ASME Journal of Computing & Information Sciences in Engineering, 10(3).

  • Ou Y. J., Wu Z., S. L. Chen, and Lee K. M., (2010). “An Improved SPRT Control Chart for Monitoring Process Mean”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 51(9-12): 1045-1054

  • Chen, S.L. and M.M. Tseng, (2010). “A Negotiation-Credit-Auction Mechanism for Procuring Customized Products”. International Journal of Production Economics, 127(1): 203-210.

  • Zhang, X.J., C. Lee, and S. L. Chen, (2012), “Supplier Evaluation and Selection: A Hybrid Model based on DEAHP & ABC”, International Journal of Production Research, 50(7): 1877-1889.

  • Ou, Y.J., Z. Wu, K.M. Lee, and S.L. Chen, (2012), “An optimal design algorithm of the SPRT chart for minimizing weighted ATS”, International Journal of Production Economics, 139: 564-574.

  • Haridy, Salah; Wu, Zhang; Chen, S.L.; Knoth, Sven. (2014). “Binomial CUSUM Chart with Curtailment”. International Journal of Production Research, 52(15):4646-4659

  • Chen, S.L., *Wu, S.L., Zhang, X.J., and Dai, H.Y., (2014). “An Evolutionary Approach for Product Line Adaptation.” International Journal of Production Research, 52(20): 5932-5944.

  • Tay, C.K., Chen, S.L., (2016). “Cost Estimation of a Service Family Based on Modularity.” International Journal of Production Research, 54(10): 3059-3079

  • *X.W. Qian, J.F. Mao, C.H. Chen, Chen, S.L., C.P. Yang. (2017). “Coordinated multi-aircraft 4D trajectories planning considering buffer safety distance and fuel consumption optimization via pure-strategy game”, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 81: 18-35.

  • Rezaei Somarin, Chen, S.L., et al. (2017). "A heuristic stock allocation rule for repairable service parts." International Journal of Production Economics 184: 131-140.

  • Rezaei Somarin, Sobhan Asian, Fariborz Jolai, Chen, S.L. (2018). “Flexibility in service parts supply chain: a study on emergency resupply in aviation MRO.” International Journal of Production Research, 56(10): 3547-3562.

  • Xiaojin Zhang, **Shuang Ma, Chen, S.L. (2019). “Healthcare process modularization using design structure matrix.” Advanced Engineering Informatics 39: 320-330.

  • Xiaojin Zhang, **Shuang Ma, Chen, S.L. (2020). “Healthcare service configuration based on project scheduling.” Advanced Engineering Informatics 43.