Researcher Portfolio

Song Bin (Dr)
Senior Scientist II
Planning and Operations Management
Introduction:Dr. Bin SONG is a Senior Scientist in the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). He is leading a team of researchers on sustainability and life cycle management under the Planning and Operations Management group. He is also leading the US$6.5m innovation in remanufacturing research programme of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR, and the founding director of the Sustainable Manufacturing Centre. His current R&D focus is on methodologies and tools for advancing sustainability in manufacturing operations. Included are closed-loop manufacturing, carbon footprint management and manufacturing energy efficiency. He has over 20 years R&D experiences in product lifecycle management and life cycle engineering. During the period, he has initiated and successfully led many research and industry funded projects, ranging from million-dollar projects by Government Agencies and multi-national companies (MNCs), and smaller projects with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Research Interest:Life Cycle Engineering and Management; Tools and systems for sustainable manufacturing.

Ph.D., Queen Mary College, University of London, 1990.

B.S., Northeast University, China, 1982.

Advanced Professional Diploma in Business Innovation, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 1999.


R.S Ng, Z.Q Yeo, C. W. Shi, F. Rugrungruang, and B. Song, An Algorithmic Approach to Streamlining Product Carbon Footprint Quantification: A Case Study on Sheet Metal Parts. Int. J. of Automation Technology, Vol.6, No.3, 2012.

J.S.C. Low, W.F. Lu, H.M. Lee, B. Song, Methodology for modelling the eco-efficiency of closed-loop product life cycles, Electronics Goes Green 2012, Joint International Conference and Exhibition, September 9 - 12, 2012, Berlin, Germany

Z.W. Zhong, B. Song, P.E. Loh, LCAs of a polycrystalline photovoltaic module and a wind turbine, Renewable Energy 36 (2011) 2227-2237.

C.W. Shi, F. Rugrungruang, Z.Q. Yeo, B. Song, Carbon Footprint Analysis for Energy Improvement in Flour Milling Production, Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Germany, May 2011.

R. Ng, C.W.Shi, S.C. Low, H.M. Lee, B. Song, Comparative Carbon Footprint Assessment of Door made from Recycled Wood Waste versus Virgin Hardwood: Case Study of a Singapore Wood Waste Recycling Plant, Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Germany, May 2011.

Chee Wai Patrick Shi, Fatida Rugrungruang, Zhiquan Yeo, Kenneth Hong Kiat Gwee, Ruisheng Ng, B. Song, Identifying Carbon Footprint Reduction Opportunities through Energy Measurements in Sheet Metal Part Manufacturing, Proceedings of 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Germany, May 2011.        

Q.Z. Yang, G.J. Qi, H.C. Low, B. Song, Sustainable recovery of nickel from spent hydrogenation catalyst: economics, emissions and wastes assessment, Journal of Cleaner Production, 1-11, 2010.

Z.W. Zhong, B. Song, M.B.M.Zaki, Life-cycle assessment of flash pyrolysis of wood waste, Journal of cleaner Production, 18 (2010) pp 1177-1183.

F. Rugrungruang, B. Song, Z.Q. Yeo, H.K. Gwee, A method for applying LCA for eco-performance improvement of complex products, 8th International Symposium and Environmental Exhibition: Going Green - Care Innovation 2010, Vienna, Austria, Nov 2010

Q. Z. Yang,B. Song, Improving the Carbon Footprint of Secondary Nickel Recovered from Industrial Wastes, The 5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Taipai, June 2010

B. Song, R.J. Lee, W.F. Lu, A Study on the eco-performance of plastics in the injection moulding process, Proceedings of 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, China, May 2010.

H.M. Lee, M.W. Lee, K.Y. Ho, B. Song, The life cycle of an eco-product: a case study of a eyewear frame made from nearly 100% recycled materials. Proceedings of Eco-design 2009, Dec 2009, Japan.

Z.W. Zhong, B. Song, C.X. Huang, Environmental impacts of three polyhydroxyalka-noate (PHA) manufacturing processes, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 24 (5) (2009) 519-523.