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Professor Lee Luong 

Position: Adjunct Professor Professor Lee Luong
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Engineering
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus
Office: J1-14B
Telephone: +61 8 830 23504
Fax: +61 8 830 23378
Email: Lee_dot_Luong_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Lee.Luong

Lee has had extensive experience in teaching, research and academic development within the tertiary sector as well as with industry. Prior to joining the University of South Australia, he worked for more than ten years outside the academic environment, including the mining industry, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).

Lee is one of a few pioneers in the applications of Artificial Intelligence techniques in engineering with research and PhD programs in the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain, Cellular and Flexible Manufacturing Systems, and Sustainable Product Design and Manufacture.

Lee has an extensive list of publications in international journals and conferences with ten book chapters, forty-five journal articles and more than one hundred refereed papers in international conferences. He was the Asia-Pacific Editor of the International Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing for five years and currently on its Editorial Board.

Teaching interests

  • Student-centred Teaching and Learning Methodologies
  • Web-based Resources for Teaching and Learning
  • Intensive and distant delivery
  • Curriculum design and development

I teach the following courses

MFET 3010Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
MFET 3011Operations Management for Engineers
MFET 5011Engineering Economic Analysis
MFET 5018Manufacturing Systems and Strategies
MFET 3016Logistics Engineering
(This course is not currently being taught)
MFET 3017Supply Chain Management
(This course is not currently being taught)

Professional associations

Fellow, the Institution of Engineers Australia

Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education


BEng.(Hons), PhD(Monash)

Research interests

  • Cellular and Flexible Manufacturing Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Product Design and Manufacture
  • Lean Manufacture
  • Selection and Economic Justification of CIM systems

Research publications

Fahimnia, B, Luong, LHS and Marian, R. 2008, “An integrated model for the optimisation of a two-echelon supply network”, Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, vol. 31, issue 2, pp. 477-484, December 2008.

Amer, Y., Luong, LHS, Lee, S.H., and Ashraf, M.A. 2008, ‘Optimizing order fulfilment using design or six sigma and fuzzy logic’, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, vol. 3, no. 2, pp.83-99.

Fahimnia, B., Luong, LHS, and Marian, R. 2008, ‘Optimization/simulation modelling of the integrated production-distribution plan: an innovative survey’, WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, vol. 5, issue 3, pp.44-57

Fraser, K., Harris, H. and Luong, LHS 2008, ‘Improving the implementation effectiveness of cellular manufacturing: a comprehensive framework for practitioners’, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 45, no. 24, pp.5835-5856.

Marian, R.M., Luong, L.H.S., and Akararungruangkul, R. 2008, ‘Optimisation of distribution networks using Genetic Algorithms. Part 1 – problem modelling and automatic generation of solutions’, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, vol. 15, no.1, pp.64-83.

Xing, K., Luong, LHS. 2008,’ Modelling and Evaluation of Product Fitness for Service Life Extension’, Journal of Engineering Design’, ISSN 0954-4828 print/ISSN 1466-1837, DOI: 10.1080/09544820701834512, Online 29th August 2008, Taylor & Francis

Marian, R.M., Luong, L.H.S., and Akararungruangkul, R. 2008, ‘Optimisation of distribution networks using Genetic Algorithms. Part 2 – the Genetic Algorithm and Genetic Operators’, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, vol. 15, no.1, pp.84-101

Lai, K., T., Luong, LHS, H., S., Marian, R., M., Lee, M., K., 2008 ‘An Optimisation Framework for the Design of Multi-echelon Production-distribution Networks using Genetic Algorithms’, Asian International Journal of Science and Technology (AIJSTPME) in Production and Manufacturing Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 17 – 29

Amer, Y., Luong, L., Lee, S.H., Wang, W., & Ashraf, M.A. (2007), ‘A systems approach to order fulfilment using design for six sigma methodology’, International Journal of Business and Systems Research, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 302-316.

Fahimnia, B., Luong, L.H.S., Motevallian, B., Marian, R.M., and Esmaeil, M.M. (2007), Analyzing and formulation of product lead-time’, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4, pp.221-225.

Marian, RM, Luong, LHS and Abhary, K, (2006), A genetic algorithm for the optimisation of assembly sequences, Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 503-527.

Motevallian, B, Abhary, K, Luong, LHS and Marian, R, (2006), A heuristic method to generate an optimum disassembly sequence, Advanced Technologies: Research, Development, Application, edited by Bojan Lalic, pIV pro literature Verlag Robert Mayer-Scholz, ISBN 3-86611-197-5, pp. 675-690

Xing, K, Abhary, K and Luong, LHS, (2006), PURE: A fuzzy model for product upgradability and reusability evaluation for remanufacture, Manufacturing the Future: Concepts, Technologies and Visions, edited by V. Kordic, A. Lazinica and M. Merdan, pIV pro literature Verlag Robert Mayer-Scholz, ISBN 3-86611-198-3, pp. 309-336.

Luong, L.H.S., Marian, R.M. and Abhary, K. (2005), Assembly sequence optimization using genetic algorithms, Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems: Business and Technology in the New Millennium, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 234 271.

Xing, K, Luong, LHS and Abhary, K, (2006), An evaluation model of product upgradeability for remanufacture, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 6th October 2006.

Huin, S F, Luong, L H S and Abhary, K (2003), Knowledge-based tool for Enterprise Resources Planning in SMEs, Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, vol. 19 (3).

Marian, R M, Luong, L H S and Abhary, K (2003), Assembly sequence planning and optimisation using genetic algorithms, Part 1. Automatic generation of feasible assembly sequences, Journal of Applied Soft Computing, 2/3F, 2003, pp. 223-253.

Huin S.F., Luong L.S.H. and Abhary K. (2002), Internal supply chain planning determinants in small and medium-sized manufactures, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 32, No. 9, 2002, pp 771-782.

Amer Y.,Luong L.& Lee S.H. 2010 " Case study: Optimising order fulfillment in a global retail supply chain" International Journal of Production Economics Vol.127 Issue 2 pp. 278-291

Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Engineering

  • Academic Administration
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Manufacturing
  • Cellular Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Selection & Implementation of CIM Systems.
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Degree Supervisor

Professor of Manufacturing Engineering with research interests in the areas of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Distribution Network Design, Inventory Management, ERP, Planning and Scheduling), Sustainable Product Design and Manufacture (Design for Dis-assembly, Design for Recyclability and Product Upgrade, Close-loop Supply Chain, LCA and Environmental Impact Assessment), and Cellular and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. Currently supervise about 12 PhD students working in these areas

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