Vai Kuong SIN
冼偉光 Associate Professor Associate Head of Department of Electromechanical Engineering (EME) |

Academic Qualifications

- B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1981)
- M.Sc. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, USA (1985)
- Ph.D. in Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau, Macao (2000)

Working Experiences

09/2008 – present | Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macao | |

11/2000 – 08/2008 | : | Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macao |

9/1991 - 10/2000 | : | Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macao |

9/1989 - 8/1991 | : | Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of East Asia, Macao |

9/1988 - 8/1989 | : | Lecturer, Junior College, University of East Asia, Macao |

9/1987 - 8/1988 | : | Mathematics and Science teacher, Yuet Wah College, Macao |

1/1986 - 7/1987 | : | Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, California, USA |

8/1982 - 12/1985 | : | Research Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA |

9/1981 - 6/1982 | : | Design Engineer, Tatung Company, Taipei, Taiwan |

Teaching

University of Macau

B.Sc. Courses

- Statics (EMEB122)
- Applied Mechanics (MECH102)
- Structure and Properties of Materials (MECH103)
- Product Design I (MECH305)
- Fluid Mechanics (MECH307)
- Thermodynamics (MECH315)
- Heat Transfer (MECH316)
- Theory of Mechanisms (MECH408)
- Hydraulics I (CIVL230)
- Mechanics I (EDUC312)

- Computational Method for Thermo-Fluid System (IMEM010)
- Introduction of Research ((IMEM002)
- Thesis (IMEM999)

Academy of Security Forces of Macao (ESFSM)

- Mechanics I
- Mechanics II
- Hydraulics I
- Hydraulics II

Research

Research Interests

- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Two-phase Turbulent Flow
- Applied Numerical Linear Algebra
- Indoor Air Quality
- Fire Dynamic Simulation

- Active mixing due to vortices generated by Rayleigh-Stokes second problem for a finite oscillating plate., 2012-2013, Principal Investigator.
- Design and Optimization of Passive and Active Control on Aerodynamic Coupling between Wind Field and Wind Turbine Blade, 2011-2013, Co-Principal Investigator.
- Numerical simulations of AC electrokinetically-induced fluid flow in a microchannel, 2011, Principal Investigator.
- Wall Shear Stress and Temperature Profiles in Non-Isothermal Stagnation-Point Flow with Constant Wall and Freestream Temperature, 2009-2011, Principal Investigator.
- Preconditioning Techniques for Large Linear Systems and Their Applications, 2009, Co-Principal Investigator.
- Numerical Simulation of Stagnation-point Flow with the Full Navier-Stokes (NS) Equations, , 2008, Principal Investigator.
- Preconditioning Techniques for Large Linear systems and Their Applications, 2008, Co-Principal Investigator.
- PCG Method for Biharmonic Equation Appeared in 2-D Steady-State Incompressible Flow, January 2007 –December 2007, Principal Investigator.
- Preconditioning for the Saddle Point Problem from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), January 2006 –December 2006, Principal Investigator.
- Numerical Methods in Financial Derivatives and Saddle Point Problem, January 2006 –December 2007, Co-Principal Investigator.
- Numerical Methods in Financial Modeling, January 2005 –December 2005, Co-Principal Investigator.
- Fast Iterative methods for solving large algebraic systems arising from Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2004, Co-Principal Investigator.
- Circulant Preconditioner for Solving Neutral Differential Equations (NDEs) , 2003, Co-Principal Investigator.
- BVM Solvers for Delay Numerical Equations (DDEs) codes, 2002, Co-Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

Book/Chapter Contributions (Since 2002 - present)

**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “Computational of Non-Isothermal Reversed Stagnation-Point Flow over a Flat Plate”, Chapter 8 of the Book –*Computational Simulations and Applications*, pp.159-174, Edited by Jianping Zhu, InTech, 2011, ISBN: 978-953-307-430-6.**Vai Kuong Sin,**“Particle Motion in Stationary Homogeneous Isotropic Turbulence”, Chapter 10 of the Book –*Recent Advances in Computational Mathematics*, pp. 151-161, Edited by X. Q. Jin, D. Ding, H. W. Sun, International Press and Higher Education Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-57146-132-2

**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “Another Approach of Similarity Solution in Reversed Stagnation-point Flow”,*World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology*, Issue 59, November (2011), pp. 785-789- M. Ferdows,
**V. K. Sin,**M. Z. I. Bangalee and Masahiro OTA, “Further Results on Order of Chemical Reaction,, Thermophoresis and Radiation on the Variable Viscosity on Heat and Mass Transfer Flow Over an Inclined Surface with Darcian Effects”,*Canadian Journal of Science and Engineering Mathematics*, Vol. 2, No. 3, October 2011, pp. 94-113. **Vai Kuong Sin**, “Similarity Solution in Stagnation-Point Flow with Thermal Radiation”,*International Journal of Heat and Technology*, Volume 28, No. 2, (2010), pp. 3-6.**Vai Kuong Sin**, “Effect of thermal radiation on temperature variation in 2-D stagnation-point flow”,*World**Academy**of Science, Engineering and Technology*, Issue 68, August (2010), pp. 105-108.- C. M. Cheng, X. Q. Jin,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, “Stability of T. Chen’s preconditioner from numerical range”,*Numerical Mathematics, A Journal of Chinese Universities*(English series), Vol. 16, No. 1, (2007), pp. 28-36. **Vai Kuong Sin**, H. I. Sun, “A Numerical Investigation of Indoor Air Quality with CFD”, Korean Society of Computational Fluids Engineering,*Journal of Computational Fluids Engineering*, Vol. 10, No. 1, March (2005), pp. 87-93.- X. Jin
**, Vai Kuong Sin**, L. Song, “Preconditioned WR-LMF-Based Method for ODE systems”,*Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics*, Vol. 162 (2004), pp. 431-444. - X. Jin,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, L. Song, “Circulant Preconditioned WR-BVM Methods for ODE systems”,*Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics*, Vol. 162 (2004), pp. 201-211. - X. Jin,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, L. Song, “Circulant-Block Preconditioners for Solving Ordinary Differential Equations”,*Applied Mathematics and Computation*, Vol. 140 (2003), pp. 409-418. - K. Kou,
**Vai Kuong Sin**and X. Jin, “A Note on the Fast Algorithm for Block Toeplitz Systems with Tensor Structure”,*Applied Mathematics and Computation*, Vol. 126 (2002), pp. 187-197. **Vai Kuong Sin,**“Relative Velocity between Particle and Fluid in a Two-phase Turbulent Flow”,*WSEAS Transactions on Systems*, Issue 2, Vol. 1, April (2002), pp.159-164.

**Vai Kuong Sin, Wen Yue Deng, Wei hang Xiao,**“Study of Motion of Flexible Eel form the wake of Bluff body in a Cross Flow”,*Proceedings of The International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2012 (ICNAAM 2012)*,*The Seventh Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer*, September 19-25, 2012, Kos, Greece, pp. 161-164, Eds Theodore E. Simos, George Psihoyios, Ch. Tsitouras, and Zacharias Anastassi, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1479, ISBN 978-0-7354-1091-6.

doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4756087**Vai Kuong Sin,**“Numerical investigation of AC electrokinetically induced fluid flow in a circular microchannel”, The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP’12),*Proceeding of the 2012 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods (MSV’12)*, July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 329-332, Editors, Hamid R. Arabnia Leonidas Deligiannidis, Andy Marsh, Ashu M. G. Solo, ©CSREA Press, ISBN: 1-60132-226-7.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “Another Approach of Similarity Solution in Reversed Stagnation-point Flow”,*World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology**conference*, WASET 2011 Paris, France International Conference Program, November 14-16, 2011, Holiday Inn Paris,*World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology*, Issue 59, November (2011), pp. 785-789, pISSN: 2010-376X, eISSN: 2010-3778.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF PRESSURE IN TRANSIENT REVERSED STAGNATION-POINT FLOW”,*Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology (ICMET 2011)*, August 26-27, 2011, Dalian, China, Volume 2, pp.553-557,*ASME PRESS*, ISBN: 978-0-7918-5981-0**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “Reversed Stagnation-Point Flow: Numerical Simulation and Asymptotic Solution”,*Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE 2011)*, June 8-10 2011, Macao, China, pp.17-22, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1146J-USB, ISBN: 978-1-61284-472-5**Vai Kuong Sin,**Ian Kai Wong, “Numerical study of Stokes’ second flow problem”,*Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Computational and Information Sciences (ICCIS2010)*, 17-19 December 2010, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, pp. 242-245, IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS), IEEE Computer Society Order Number E4270, ISBN-13: 978-0-7695-4270-6.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Chon Kit Chio, “Study of Reversed Stagnation-Point Flow”,*Proceedings of the 2010 IRAST International Congress on Computer Applications and Computational Science (CACS 2010)*, 4-6 December 2010, Singapore, pp.1051-1054, Editors: Sriram Chellappan, Allen C. Cheng, Manki Min, Vinh Nguyen Quang, Ponnusamy Ramalingam, and Hsin-Chang Yang, ISBN: 978-9811-08-6846-8.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “The Aspect Ratio Effect on Temperature of 2-D Non-Isothermal Stagnation-Point Flow”,*Proceedings of The International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2010 (ICNAAM 2010)*,*The Fifth Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer*, September 19-25, 2010, Rhode, Greece, pp. 763-766, Eds Theodore E. Simos, George Psihoyios, and Ch. Tsitouras, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1281, ISBN 978-0-7354-0576-9.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Temperature variations in Non-Isothermal Stagnation-Point flow”,*Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ICMS2010)*, June 4-6, 2010, Wuxi, P. R. China, Volume 1: Engineering Computation and Finite Element Analysis, pp. 13-16, Eds Yong JIANG and Xiaogang CHEN, World Academic Union (World Academic Press), ISBN 978-1-84626-151-0.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Man Cheng Chen, “Non-isothermal stagnation-point flow with convective boundary condition”,*Proceedings of The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM II) and the 12th International Conference on**Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' XII)*, November 30 – December 3, 2009, Hong Kong – Macau, PART TWO, pp. 1255-1260, Eds Jane Wei-Zhen Lu, Andrew YT Leong, Vai Pan Iu, and Kai Meng Mok, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1233, ISBN 978-0-7354-0778-7.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Ian Kai Wong, “Study of Mixing in Microvortices Generated in Diamond-Shaped Microchamber”,*Proceedings of The International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2009 (ICNAAM 2009)*,*The Fourth Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer*, September 18-22, 2009, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, Volume 2, pp. 629-632, Eds Theodore E. Simos, George Psihoyios, and Ch. Tsitouras, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1168, ISBN 978-0-7354-0708-4.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Stagnation-Point Pressure Distribution and Wall Shear Stress: Numerical Simulation and Similarity Solution”,*Proceedings of the World Congress 2009 (WCE2009) – The International conference of Mechanical Engineering),*July 1-3, 2009, Imperial College London, London, UK, pp. 1673-1678. ISBN: 978-988-18210-1-0, IAENG, Publisher: Newswood Limited, International Association of Engineers**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Simulation of Plane Stagnation-Point Flow with different Aspect Ratios”,*Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, The 5th Jiansu – Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and its Application, symposium on the Development on Mechanics in Macau,*March 13-14, 2009 Hong Kong and Macau, pp. 15, Editors A. K. Soh and C. O. Ng, Published by HKSTAM, Hong Kong 2009.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Simulation of Stagnation-Point Flow and Analysis of Nonzero Vorticity Region”,*Proceedings of the 2008 Asia Simulation conference – 7th International conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing (ICSC’2008),*October 10-12, 2008, Fragrant Hill Hotel, Beijing, China, pp. 1453-1456. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0858D-CDR, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1787-2, Library of Congress: 2007907366.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Comparison of Numerical Simulation of 2-D Stagnation-Point Flow with Similarity Solution”,*Proceedings of The International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2008 (ICNAAM 2008)*,*The Third Symposium on Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer*, September 16-20, 2008, Kos, Greece, pp. 763-766, Eds Theodore E. Simos, George Psihoyios, and Ch. Tsitouras, American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 1048, ISBN 978-0-7354-0576-9.**Vai Kuong Sin,**Tai Yin Tong, “Finite Volume Simulation of Plane Stagnation-Point Flow”,*Proceedings of abstract of the sixth National Conference of Modern Scientific Computing*, July 21-24, 2008, Kunming, China, Accepted for presentation.**Vai Kuong Sin,**“Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method for Biharmonic Equation in 2-d Viscous Incompressible flow”,*The Third East Asia SIAM Conference*, November 2-5, 2007, Xiamen, China.**Vai Kuong Sin,**“Krylov Subspace Method with Preconditioning for Biharmonic Equation in Applied Mechanics of Engineering”,*Proceedings of The Third National Conference on Mathematics and Its Application*, July 30-August 2, 2007, Kunming, China, pp359-362.**Vai Kuong Sin,**L. M. Tam, S. K. Lao, H, F. Choi, “Numerical Simulation of Atrium Fire using Two CFD Tools”,*Proceedings of the**Tenth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' X)*, August 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp170, Tsinghua University Press and Springer.- L. M. Tam,
**Vai Kuong Sin,**S. K. Lao, H, F. Choi, “CFD Analysis of Fire in a Forced Ventilated Enclosure”,*Proceedings of the**Tenth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' X)*, August 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp172, Tsinghua University Press and Springer. - L. M. Tam,
**Vai Kuong Sin,**H. I. Sun, K. I. Wong, “Investigation of Particulate Matter with the aid of CFD”,*Proceedings of the**Tenth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' X)*, August 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp171, Tsinghua University Press and Springer. - L. M. Tam,
**Vai Kuong Sin,**I. S. Leong, H. K. Tam, “An Investigation of the Usage of Small Scale Furnace for Fire Resistance Test”,*Proceedings of 2005 GHMT Guangzhou - Hong Kong – Macau - Taiwan Engineer (Macau) Forum,*November 11, 2005, Macao SAR, China, pp. 113-118. **Vai Kuong Sin,**“T. Chen’s Circulant Preconditioner for saddle point problem in CFD”,*Book of Abstract of**the Sixth Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference (ACFD6)*, October 24-27, 2005, Taipei, Taiwan, Session 4C-4-2.- Che Man Cheng, Xiao Qing Jin,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, “Stability of T. Chan’s Preconditioner from Numerical Range”,*Poster Presentation, Program and Abstracts of The 3rd International congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM 2004)*, December 17-22, 2004, Hong Kong SAR, China, pp. 191. - L. M. Tam,
**Vai Kuong Sin,**H. K. Tam, H. F. Choi, C. K. Ao, “Design, Construction, and Verification of a Small Scale Furnace for Fire Resistance Test”,*Proceedings of Symposium on Applied Science and Technology Development in Macau*, November 27, 2004, Macau SAR, China, pp. 184-189. Eds. Chui Sai Peng, Iu Vai Pan, Wong Pak Kin, Yang Zhixin, Vong Chi Man. **Vai Kuong Sin,**Xiao Qing Jin, “Strang’s Circulant Preconditioner for CFD”,*Proceedings of abstract of the 4th National Symposium on Modern Scientific Computing*, July 26-31, 2004, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, pp. 2-3.**Vai Kuong Sin**, H. I. Sun, L. M. Tam, K. I. Wong, “Numerical Experiment of Thermal Comfort in a Bedroom Equipped with Air-Conditioner”,*Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' IX)*, November 25-28, 2003, Macao SAR, China, pp. 787-794. Eds. V. P. Iu, L. N. Lamas, Y. P. Li, K. M. Mok.**Vai Kuong Sin**, H. I. Sun, “A Numerical Investigation of Indoor Air Quality with CFD”,*Proceedings of the Fifth Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference (ACFD5)*, October 27-30, 2003, Busan, Korea, CD-ROM, Paper no. 045, pp. 226-233. Eds. K. S. Chang, S. K. Hong.- L. M. Tam, K. T. Sou,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, K. I. Wong, and H. I. Sun, “Experimental Investigation of the Positive-Negative Pressure Ventilation Systems for Infectious Patient Rooms Using Tracer Gas Techniques”,*Proceedings of The 11th Academic Research Conference on Industrial Safety and Health*, pp 435-440, September 17-20, Macau SAR, China, 2003 - L. M. Tam,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, C. W. Cheung, H. I. Sun, K. I. Wong, “Experimental Evaluation of the Ventilation Systems for Infectious Patient Rooms”,*Seminar of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Quality*, 25th of July, Macau, 2003 - X. Jin,
**Vai Kuong Sin**, L. Song, “A Brief Survey of Strang-type Circulant Preconditioner for Solving ODEs, DAEs and DDEs”,*Proceedings of the 6th Conference of China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM’2002)*, August 2002, Beijing, China, pp. 15-28. Eds: D. Li, X. Zhang, Y. Yuan, Research Information Ltd. **Vai Kuong Sin,**“Relative Velocity between Particle and Fluid in a Two-phase Turbulent Flow”,*Proceedings of the 4th WSEAS International Mechanical Engineering Multiconference (MEM 2002*), May 12-16, 2002, Cancun, Mexico, CD-ROM. Eds. A. Zemliak, N. E. Mastorakis.

Services

Professional Services (Since 2002 - present)

- Journal of Computational Fluids Engineering.
- Journal of Mechanics
- International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO)

- International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO)

University Services (Since 2002 - present)

- Member of academic council of FST of University of Macau (1989–present)
- Program leader of program accreditation of EME (2010 - present)
- Member of Program Revision Committee of EME (2007 - present)
- Member of Recommended Direct Admission panel of Department of Electromechanical Engineering (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011)
- Member of master student selection panel of Department of Electromechanical Engineering (2004, 2005)
- Representative of Staff-Student committee for FST (2002)

Community Services (Since 2002 - present)

- Board Member of The Macau Institution of Engineers (1988-present)
- Senior Member, Board Member of the Macao Institution of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (2007-present)
- Member of organizing committee of the Workshop on Scientific Computing and Matrix Analysis, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Macao handover, December 28-30, 2010, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China
- International Advisory Board, The 7th International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids Collaboration with International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Urumqi,China, August 27-30, 2007
- Main organizer of distinguished lecture in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of University of Macau. “Research Directions, Challenges and Issues in Computational Mechanics” by Professor Antonio Sousa, September 4, 2006, Macao SAR
- Session Chair of the Tenth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' X), August 21-23, 2006, Sanya, Hainan, China,
- Juror of the 21st China Adolescent Science and Technology Invention Contest held in Macau on August 3-7, 2006.
- Main organizer of distinguished lecture in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of University of Macau. Part I: Impact Response of Composite Sandwich Structures with a Hybrid Core, Part II: Educational Projects Associated with LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives, by Dr. Su-Seng Pang, May 18, 2006, Macao SAR
- Member of organizing committee of the International Workshop on Computational Mathematics and Finance, December 15-16, 2006, Macao SAR
- Lecturer for the course of “Performance-based smoke management in large space”. October 7, 2005, Macao SAR. Organized by IDQ, UM and Fire Department of Macao SAR
- Member of organizing committee of the Workshop of Computational Mathematics and The Editorial Board Meeting of Computational Mathematics, April 6-7, 2004, Macao SAR
- Session Chair of the Ninth International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (EPMESC' IX), November 25-28, 2003, Macao SAR, China
- Member of consultative committee for qualification of engineer and professional registration (appointed by the Macao SAR), 2002-2004
- Member of study panels for registration and qualification of people working in (a) low voltage electrical installations, (b) air-conditioning and refrigeration installations, (c) lift and escalator installations (panel leader) in 2002 (appointed by the Macao SAR)

Professional Affiliations

- Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Member of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES)
- Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- Member of the American Physical Society (APS)
- Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
- Board Member of the Macau Institution of Engineers
- Board Member of Macao Institution of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
- Senior Member of Macao Institution of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Macau, E11

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,

Macau, China

Room: E11-4077

Telephone: (853) 8822-4368

Fax: (853) 8822-2426

Email: vksin

Personal Homepage: http://www.cis.umac.mo/~fstvks