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Waileung Chan,

Ph.D. Candidate, C.Phil.


Structural Systems and Control Laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411
Phone: (858) 534-6146 
FAX: (858) 822-3107 
E-Mail: waileung@ucsd.edu

Office: EBU I 2114

Curriculum Vitae: PDF file

Advisor | Research Interests | Education | Academic Experience | Publications | Professional Experience | Other Interests


Research Interests

  • Linear Control
  • Systems Design
  • Theoretical and numerical analysis of deployable structures

  • Experimental design and construction of structures for active vibration isolation and deployment

  • Left-handed material design and analysis


University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California USA 
  • C.Phil., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,  2002.
    • Advisor: Robert E. Skelton
  • M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, May 2002.
  • M.S., Physics, 1999.  (Qualified - not official)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • B.S., Physics, 1997.
  • Dissertation Fellowship,  Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego. 2004
  • Tuition Award, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, 1997-1998.
  • Madam Wong Ming-Yeun Scholarships, Hong Kong, 1996-1997.

Academic Experience

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California USA
  • Research Assistant/Graduate Student, Structural Systems and Control Lab, 1999 - present

    • Static and dynamics analysis of deployable structures, experimental design and construction of tendon controlled structures using piezoelectric sensors/actuators, microprocessors and motors for active damping and deployment.

  • Teaching Assistant, Physics Department 1997 - 1999
    • Discussion sections and problem sessions, grading quizes and exams.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Research Assistant/Undergraduate Student, Department of Physics, 1995-1997
    • Micro-Fabrication of semiconductor for optical devices, material characterization, random network (coaxial cables) setup and data acquisitions for microwave propagation (Energy localization).


  • Skelton, R.E.,Helton, J.W., Adhikari, R., Pinaud, J.P., Chan, W., An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures. The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control, CRC Press, 2001.

  • T.T.H. Eng, J.Y.L. Ho, P.W.L. Chan, S.C. Kan, G.K.L.Wong, Large Core(60 um) SOI MultimodeWaveguides for Optical Interconnect. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol, 8, No. 9, September 1996.

Conference Papers


Professional Experience

Yasuda Reinsurance Company Ltd.
  • Clerk 1995-1997

    • General office work, data entry, part-time.

Other Interests

  • Weight lifting
  • Basketball