Department : Electrical & Computer Engineering
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 718-862-7131
Office : RLC 312
DR. IEM HENG earned his bachelor’s degree from Providence College (Providence, RI) with double majors in the Pre-Engineering Program and mathematics. In addition, he earned another bachelor’s degree from Columbia University (New York, NY) in mechanical engineering and master’s in applied mathematics from Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI); his Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA).
Dr. Heng research activities include in the following areas:
Robotics and Mechatronics
Powers and Solar Energy
Software Development for Embedded Systems with Real Time Simulation
Gaming and Simulation Programming
Web Application Programming
Dr. Heng was a faculty member at NYC College of Technology (City Tech) for six years, and prior to City Tech, he was a faculty member and chair of the CET department at DeVry College (Long Island City, NY) for ten years. He worked as a researcher for NASA Langley Base in Hampton, VA, for two years. In addition, he worked as a software development for Predicate Logics for two years.
Publications & Professional Activities
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS/PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS
 Andy Zhang, Sidi Berri, Iem Heng, and Farrukh Zia. “Attracting College and High School Students to Study Engineering Technology through Hands-on Mechatronics Product Design Projects.” In proceedings of The 120th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 23 -26, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/7129/view
 Ali Harb, Maria Vanegas, Daniel Huljev, Ethan Wong, Andy S. Zhang, Farrukh Zia, and Iem Heng. “Detecting the Formation of a Loop in Endoscopic Tubing Using Fiber Optic Techniques.” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 339, pp. 462 – 467, 2013.
 Iem Heng, Raymond Yap, and Andy S. Zhang. “Use of IOIO and Android Devices in Mechatronics Design Projects.” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 339, pp. 87 – 94, 2013.
. Andy S. Zhang, Ali Harb, Alex Wong, Iem Heng and Farrukh Zia. “Use of Embedded Systems to Engage Undergraduate Students in Research on Mechatronics Design and Applications.” In proceedings of The ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, April 26-27, 2013. Brooklyn, New York: NYC College of Technology of CUNY.
. Bijan Bayat Mokhtari, Aidan Murphy, Fritzpatrick Roque, Ethan Wong, Andy S. Zhang, and Iem Heng. “Gaining Valuable Product Design Experience Through Helping High School Students in Building Competition Robots.” In proceedings of The ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, April 26-27, 2013. Brooklyn, New York: NYC College of Technology of CUNY.
 Andy Zhang, Iem Heng, and Farrukh Zia. “Empowering Students with Practical “Working” Experience through Hands-On Multidisciplinary Design Projects.” Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation (JMEA), Vol. 3, Num. 1, pp. 1-6, 2013.
. Iem Heng, Andy Zhang, and Raymond Yap. “A Novel Design of Human-Robot Finger-Controller.” International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME), Vol. 13, Num. 1, pp. 18-26, Fall/Winter 2012. http://www.ijme.us/issues/fall2012/fall_2012.htm
. Iem Heng, Andy Zhang, Michael Heimbinder, and Pawel Obrok. “Development of Low-cost Mobile Embedded AirCasting Handheld Device.”International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation (IJERI), Vol. 4, Num. 2, pp. 5-11, Fall/Winter 2012. http://www.ijeri.org/issues/fall2012/fall2012.htm
. I. Heng, A. Zhang, M. Heimbinder, and R. Yap, “A Unique Environmental Mobile Device for Detecting Hazardous Chemicals.” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, pp. 59 – 65, December 2012 (ISBN: 978-0-7695-4849-4). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/searchresult.jsp?newsearch=true&queryText=Heng%2C+Iem&x=0&y=0
. Andy Zhang, Iem Heng, and Farrukh Zia. “Acquiring Working Skills and Experience through Hands-on Multidisciplinary Design Projects.” In proceedings of The ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering, November 9 – 15, 2012. Houston, Texas.
. Andy Zhang and Iem Heng. “Using Mechatronics Design Projects to Enhance Technology and Engineering Education.” International-ASET, Inc., pp. 129-1 – 129-7, August 16, 2012 (ISBN : 978-0-9867183-4-2). http://icmem2012.international-aset.com/papers/
. Andy Zhang and Iem Heng. “Changing the Paradigm of Technology Education Through Engaging Hands-on Design Activities.” ACTA Press, pp. 74 -78, August 2, 2012, 2012 (ISBN: 978-0-88986-923-3).
. Andy Zhang, Iem Heng, Farrukh Zia, and Sidi Berri. “Using Hands-on Robotic Projects to Engage and Strengthen High School Students Participation in STEM Education.” In proceedings of The ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, July 16 -17, 2012. Menomonie, Wisconsin. http://tinyurl.com/cy6ob9v
. Iem Heng and Andy Zhang. “Mobile Ground-moving and Wall-claiming (MGMWC) ROBOT.” World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 313 – 321, July 2012 ((ISBN: 978-981-4414-94-1).
. Iem Heng, Andy Zhang, and Raymond Yap. “Mobile Custom-made Handheld Chemical Detection Device.” ThinkMind (TM) Digital Library, pp. 294 – 301, June 24, 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-61208-202-8). http://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=iccgi_2012_13_40_10372
. Andy Zhang, Farrukh Zia, Iem Heng, and Sidi Berri. “Utilizing Project-Based Design Activities to Enhance STEM Education.” In proceedings of The 119th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 10 -13, 2012. San Antonio, Texas.
. Iem Heng, Andy Zhang, and Farrukh Zia. “A Novel Approach in Teaching STEM Subjects Through Cross-Departmental Collaboration in Capstone Courses.” In proceedings of The 119th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 10 -13, 2012. San Antonio, Texas.
. I. Heng, A. Zhang, and A. Harb, “Using Solar Robotic Technology to Detect Lethal and Toxic Chemicals.” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, pp. 409 – 414, December 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-61284-634-7). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/searchresult.jsp?newsearch=true&queryText=Heng%2C+Iem
. Andy Zhang, Farrukh Zia, and Iem Heng, “Bringing Concurrent Engineering into Classroom through Multidisciplinary Product Design Project - Design and Construction of Chemical Detection Robots.” In proceedings of The ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, October 28 – 29, 2011. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.
. Tammie Cumming, Iem Heng, and Rachel Tsang. “Using Direct Assessment to Resolve TAC/ABET Criterion 3 Program Outcomes.” In proceedings of The 118th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 26 -29, 2011. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
. Iem Heng, Andy Zhang, and Farrukh Zia. “New Approach to Teach Product Design that Breaks the Disciplinary Boundaries.” In proceedings of The 118th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 26 -29, 2011. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
. Andy Zhang, Iem Heng, Sidi Berri, and Farrukh Zia. “Introduction of Mechatronic Technology into Cross-Department Product Design Curricula.” In proceedings of The 118th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 26 -29, 2011. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
. Iem Heng, Farrukh Zia, and Andy Zhang. “Wired and Wireless Port Communication.” In proceedings of The 118th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, June 26 -29, 2011. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
. Iem Heng and Farrukh Zia. “Port Communication.” In proceedings of The ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, April 29-30, 2011. Farmingdale, New York: Farmingdale State College of SUNY.
. Andy Zhang and Iem Heng. “A Collaborative Initiative to Teach Product Design to Students in Different Engineering and Technology Fields.” In proceedings of icEME 2011: The 2nd International Conference on Engineering and Meta-Engineering, March 27-30, 2011. Orlando, Florida, p. 104 – 109.
. Heng, I. and Nelson, M., Robotics and Real Graphical Simulation, NOBCChE: National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, 2008 Northeast Regional Conference, Conference Proceeding.
. Heng, I., James, J. and Rainone G., Aerial Guardian, Technology Interface, Vol. 7 No. 1, Fall 2006. (http://technologyinterface.nmsu.edu/Fall06)
. Heng, Iem, Error Correcting Codes Associated with Generalized Hadamard Matrices Over Groups. UMI Company,Michigan, June 2 1999.
. Heng, I. and Cooke, C. H., On the Non-Existence of Some Generalized Hadamard Matrices, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, Vol. 19, pp. 137 – 148, 1999.
. Cooke, C. H. and Heng, I., Polynomial Construction of Complex Hadamard Matrices with Cyclic Core, Applied Mathematics Letters, Vol. 12, pp. 87 – 93, 1999.
. Cooke, C. H. and Heng, I., Error Correcting Codes Associated with Complex Hadamard Matrices, Applied Mathematics Letters, Vol. 11, pp. 77 – 80, 1998.
1. Iem Heng. Drafting and Graphic Communication for Engineers and Technologists. 1st Edition, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-558-46798-2.
2. Iem Heng. Laboratory Manual For Calculus With MathCad. Second Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, June, 2003. ISBN: 978-0-536-6853-15
Honors & Awards
2006 Management Incentive Plan Award
1999 Teaching Excellence Award
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
1. NSF ERC (NSF 13-560 and LIO: L02435133), "NSF Engineering Research Center for Assistive and Healthcare Robotics in Living Environments (ENABLE)", (Pending).
2. NSF ATE Award: DUE-1003712 (Co-PI) for $771,022 for 3 years (8/15/2010- 7/31/2013).
CONFERENCE & POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Over the years, I have been presenting my research works in many major conferences (ASME, IEEE, ASEE, International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology, International Conference on Claiming and Walking Robot, and many others). For instance, in the past 3 years (2010 to present), I have over 50 conference presentations. If you need more details on my conference presentations, I’m glad to forward the information to you.
Courses Teaching in Fall 2013
EECE 321: Embedded Systems Design
EECE 410: Capstone Design I
Microcomputer Systems Technology
Software for Computer Control
Computer-Controlled Systems Design I
Computer-Controlled Systems Design II
Feedback Control Systems
Electromechanical Systems: Software Interface