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Professor Lin Ma

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management

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Name
Professor Lin Ma
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Discipline *
Mechanical Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 5340
Fax
+61 7 3138 1469
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), BEng (Beijing University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Chair of Maintenance Engineers Society Australia (MESA), Queensland Chapter and a MESA national council member from 2004-2006
  • Member, International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) Technical Committee 108, Subcommittee 5, appointed 2004
  • Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS); 1993-2000
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); 1993-2001
  • Society of Industrial Engineering, Institution of Engineers (IIE) 1996-2000
Keywords

Asset health predition, Engineering asset management, Enterprise resources planning (ERP), Life Cycle Costing and engineering cost analysis, Production planning and control, Reliability modelling

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Main area of research: Engineering Asset Management (EAM)

Grants

Prof Ma’s collaborative work with other colleagues both at QUT and at other institutions has attracted over $3.3 million in competitive research funding.

  • 2008-2009: Integration and Feasibility Study – CIEAM (CRC fund) – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($200,000)
  • 2006-2009: Asset Health Manager (ID206) – CIEAM (CRC fund) – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($903,000)
  • 2006-2009: Multi-criteria Asset Management Decision Support (MD301) – CIEAM (CRC fund) – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($502,000)
  • 2006-2009: Asset Management process modelling (PhD project) – Queensland Rail – Principal Supervisor ($30,000)
  • 2005-2007: Open System Architecture and Web Services for Condition Based Maintenance – Mainpac/CIEAM – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($116,996)
  • 2004-2009: CIEAM Post-graduate Research Projects – CIEAM PhD top-up scholarship Award – Principal Supervisor ($278,000)
  • 2004-2006: Integrated Asset Decision for the Water Utility Industry (ID201) – CIEAM (CRC fund) – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($664,700)
  • 2004-2006: Asset Management Process Modelling and Framework (MD102) – CIEAM – 1st Chief Investigator & Project Leader ($131,268)
  • 2004-2005: Strategic Directions in Asset Management (MD103) – CIEAM – Chief Investigator ($14,450)
  • 2003-2007: An Intelligent Maintenance Decision System for the Water Utility Industry – ARC Linkage – 1st Chief Investigator ($215,511)
  • 2002-2003: An extended proportional hazard model using integrated condition monitoring and reliability data – ARC Small research Grant – 1st Chief Investigator ($14,000)
  • 2001-2003: Predictive Maintenance in Aluminium Smelting Strategic – Industry Collaboration – 3rd Chief Investigator ($90,000)

Awards and recognitions

  • Queensland’s Smart State-Smart Woman Award 2007
  • QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence – Research (2007)

Career history

2008 – Present: Professor (Engineering Management) School of Engineering Systems, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

2005 – 2008: Associate Professor (Engineering Management) School of Engineering Systems, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

2001 – 2005: Senior Lecturer (Engineering Management) School of Engineering Systems, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

2000 – 2001: Lecturer (Engineering Management) School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

1996 – 1999: Lecturer (Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University

1995 – 1996: Lecturer (Manufacturing Systems), School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

1993 – 1995: Associate Lecturer (Manufacturing Systems), School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology

1989 – 1992
: Tutor (Part time, whilst enrolled as a PhD student), Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Queensland.


This information has been contributed by Professor Lin Ma.

Teaching

Teaching areas

Professor Ma’s teaching covers a broad subject range in Engineering Management: from manufacturing systems, operations management and traditional industrial engineering to the relatively new disciplines of engineering management and asset management. The units/subjects developed and taught are as follows:

  • Manufacturing Resources Planning (Enterprise Resources Planning) (for Master of Engineering Management students and Double degree – BE (Manufacturing Engineering)/BBusiness – 4th year)
  • Manufacturing Practice – 1st year engineering coursers
  • Manufacturing Engineering I – 2nd year mechanical based courses
  • Design for Manufacturing II – 3rd year mechanical based courses
  • Technology Management – 3rd year mechanical based courses
  • Total Quality Management – Master of Engineering Management
  • Cost Analysis and Asset Management – Master of Engineering Management
  • Reliability and Maintenance Management – Master of Engineering Management
  • Enterprise Resources Planning – Master of Engineering Management
  • Engineering Asset Maintenance and Management – 4th year mechanical based course
  • Professional Studies (General engineering management) – 4th year engineering systems courses.

Teaching innovation and engagement

  • Experimented with the Total Quality Management (TQM) unit by involving students in the teaching process
  • Designed a flexible web-based delivery site for teaching the Master of Engineering Management course before the implementation of QUT OLT
  • Developed explicit links between the teaching and the profession, through my distinctive research network with industry
  • Developed and experimented with innovative peer assessment methods for group-based projects in the Technology Management and Professional Studies units
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Experience

External collaboration

  • UniSA
  • Queensland Rail (QR)
  • Rio Tinto
  • UWA
  • DSTO
  • SunWater
  • Delta Electricity
  • National TsingHua University, Taiwan
  • ANSTO
  • Pall Corp
  • AIG
  • ASC
  • University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Beijing Chemical University of Technology, China
  • Shanghai JiaoTong University, China

Interests and community service

  • Elected as the Chair for Maintenance Engineering Society Australia (MESA), Queensland Chapter, as the first academic and female individual for the position
  • Councillor in MESA’s national council and contributed to strategic issues such as establishing the inaugural Asset Management Council (AMC)
  • Active member of the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) Technical Committee 108, Subcommittee 5, “Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics”
  • Chairperson of the organising committee for the First World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) in 2006.

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Lin Ma.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
An Intelligent Maintenance Decision System for the Water Utility Industry
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0349050
Start year
2004
Keywords
Reliability Engineering and Modelling; Data mining; Condition monitoring; decision models; signal processing

Supervision