Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Jun Jie Chong

Assistant Professor


Dr JJ Chong is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University Singapore. 


  • 2021: PUB Global Innovation Challenge for project on “Automated Identification and Enumeration of Midge Populations”
  • 2018: UWE Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Development Award
  • 2018: UWE Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics Internal Funded Research Award
  • 2011: SET for BRITAIN, Finalist at House of Commons (Engineering Section) – UK Parliament
  • 2007: Japan JSAE Formula Student, 1st Runner-up in Unique Design
  • 2006: Japan JSAE Formula Student , 2nd Runner-up in Fuel Economy


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Engineering Modelling and Simulation Research Group (EMSG), UWE


  • Wei-Chin Chang, Jun Jie Chong, Rong-Xing Gao, "Shock Absorbing Structure for A Vehicle," Taiwan Patent I 348424. Issued 11 September, 2011.


Research Profile

  • 2018 – 2020: The Royal Society, International Exchanges Scheme – Cost Share Programme. The Future Urban Mobility: Towards a WIREless Charge-While-Driving for Electric Scooters Range Extension (WIREScooters).
  • 2016 – 2017: European Union's Horizon 2020. Range of Electric SOlutions for L-category Vehicles (RESOLVE) Project.
  • 2014 – 2015: South Africa National Funding. Proposal Title: “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (KP3), HVF Systems Integration and Technology Validation”.
  • 2008 – 2009: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Proposal Title: “VIN Index Project, Effect of Fuel Additives on Engine Fuel Economy & Emissions”.

Current Research Interest

  • Human-in-the-loop Virtual Environments (Autonomous & Electric Vehicles)
  • Neurocontrol and Musculoskeletal Modelling, Smart Sensing for Real-Time Applications,
  • IoT (Future Mobility, Manufacturing, Aging and Healthcare).

Areas for PhD Supervision/Potential PhD Projects

  • Digital Twin of Mobile Collaborative Robot in Dynamic Structured Environment (Year 1)
  • Machine Learning in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Application (Year 2)



  • MME2131 Design of Mechanical Systems
  • MME3151 Mechatronics Systems 
  • MME3152 Robotics
  • NUS8206 Energy Storage