Researcher Portfolio

Yong Ming Shyan John (Dr)
Director - Industry Development Office
+65 6590 3118
Forming Technology
Introduction:Dr John Yong is the director of the Industry Development Office at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech); a research institute of A*STAR. He is also the director for the Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation (PE COI). PE COI was set up in 2007 with funding from A*STAR and SPRING Singapore, it serves as a resource centre to assist PE companies and spearheads several industry initiatives to help companies venture into high growth industries. PE COI has initiated more than 45 Collaborative Industry Projects, completed more than 484 industry projects and 154 consultancy cases, and organised 260 events with over 10,589 participants. John has 18 years of experience in light alloy research, particularly on aluminium and magnesium. His areas of interest include liquid forging and casting of non-ferrous material, magnesium bulk and sheet forming, processing of metal matrix composites, bio- and nanostructured materials. John obtained his doctorate degree in precision casting of magnesium alloys and composites from Loughborough University, UK. He and his research team were awarded the 2008 National Technology Award for their contribution to the development of liquid forging technology. He has also received the Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist of the Year Award 2004 for his research on novel manufacturing processes for light weight metal and as well as the Lord Austin prize by The Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1997 for his research on magnesium alloy.
Research Interest:Liquid forging and casting of non-ferrous material, forming of magnesium and titanium alloys, processing of composites, bio and nanostructured materials.
BioNotes:Master of Business Administration (2006), Nanyang Technological University, 2006 

PhD in Precision Casting, Loughborough University, 1999 

BEng (First Class Honours) in Manufacturing Engineering & Management, Loughborough University, 1996
Publications:

The effects of through-the-thickness stitching on the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of flax/epoxy composite laminates; M. Ravandi, W.S. Teo, L.Q.N. Tran, M.S. Yong, T.E. Tay; Publication Year 2016; Volume 109; Pages 659–669; Materials & Design

Effects of The Natural Fiber Stitching on the Impact and Compression after Impact Response of the Flax/Epoxy Composites; M. Ravandi, W.S. Teo, L.Q.N. Tran, M. S. Yong, T. E. Tay; Date 26-30 Jun 2016; European Conference on Composites Materials (ECCM); Germany

Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of natural fiber stitched flax/epoxy composite laminates – Experimental and numerical analysis; Ravandi, W.S. Teo, L.Q.N. Tran, M.S. Yong, T.E. Tay; Publication Year 2016; Date 19-22 Sep 2016; 31st Technical Conference and ASTM Committee D30 Meeting; USA

In vitro degradation behavior of M1A magnesium alloy in protein-containing simulated body fluid; Y.Wang, C.S.Lim, C.V.Lim, M.S.Yong, E.K.Teo, L.N.Moh; Publication Year 2011; Volume 31; Pages 579–587; Materials Science & Engineering C

Liquid forging of thin Al-Si structures; S. Murali, M.S. Yong; Publication Year 2010; Volume 210; Pages 1276-1281; Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Printing of Titanium Implant Prototype; F.E.Wiria, J.Y.M Shyan, P.N.Lim, C.W.Goh, J.F.Yeo, T.Cao; Publication Year 2010; Volume 31; Pages S101–S105; Materials & Design

Impact fracture behaviour of nylon 6-based ternary nanocomposites; S.H.Lim, A.Dasari, G.T.Wang, Z.Z.Yu, Y.W.Mai, Q.Yuan, S.L.Liu, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2010; Volume 41; Pages 67-75; Composites Part B: Engineering

Synthesis and bioactivity of porous Ti alloy prepared by foaming with TiH2; Y.W.Gu, M.S.Yong, B.Y.Tay, C.S.Lim; Publication Year 2009; Volume 29; Pages 1515-1520; Materials Science & Engineering C

Recent Developments in the Manufacturing of Components from Aluminium-,Magnesium-,and Titanium-Base Alloys; A.E.W.Jarfors, K.U.Kainer, M.J.Tan, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2009;Volume 5; Pages 23-58; Cosmos

Simulation-enabled casting product defect prediction in die casting process; M.W.Fu, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2009; Volume 47; Pages 5203-5216; International Journal of Production Research

Porous NiTi fabricated by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of elemental powders; B.Y.Tay, C.W.Goh, Y.W.Gu, C.S.Lim, M.S.Yong, M.K.Ho, M.H.Myint; Publication Year 2008;Volume 202;Pages 359-364;Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Squeeze casting of aluminium alloys for higher formability in cold forging; K.K.Tong, B.W. Chua, T. Muramatsu, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2008; Volume 21; Pages 139-143; International Journal of Cast Metals Research

Cold rotary forming of thin-wall component from flat-disc blank; C.C.Wong, A.Danno, K.K.Tong, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2008; Volume 208; Pages 53-62; Journal of Materials Processing Technology

Design solution evaluation for metal forming product development; M.W.Fu, M.S.Yong, K.K.Tong, A Danno; Publication Year 2008; Volume 38; Pages 249-257; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Studies on the fabrication of tool steel components with micro-features by PIM; S.X.Zhang, M.Chandrasekaran, Q.F.Li, M.S.Yong; Publication Year 2008; Volume 38; Pages 278-284; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Die fatigue life design and assessment via CAE simulation; M.W.Fu, M.S.Yong, T. Muramatsu; Publication Year 2008; Volume 35; Pages 843-851; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Awards:

2008 National Technology Award (Winner) by Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) For the outstanding contributions to the development of liquid forging technology for the manufacturing of high strength components

2008 Ministry of Trade and Industry and A*STAR Borderless Award - In recognition and reward staff and teams who exemplify borderless values through proactive cross agencies collaboration respectively

2007 A*STARSTAR Employee Award

2004 Young Scientist Award (Winner) by Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) - In recognition of his contribution & research on novel manufacturing processes for light weight metals

1998 Diploma awarded by The Institute of British Foundrymen, UK - For the Best paper published in that year

1997 The Lord Austin Prize by The Institute of Electrical Engineers, UK – For the best Nationwide BEng Production Technology project