Dr Chi Hieu Le graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST, Vietnam), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and University of Greenwich (United Kingdom) respectively in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Higher Education. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), and a fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom (UK). Dr Chi Hieu Le is currently a Member of Advisory Board in Science and Technology for Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Vietnam, and Hi-Tech companies such as MD24 House Call (USA), Robot3T (Vietnam), and he is a CEO of VietSolutions (UK). Before working for University of Greenwich, he had been working for HUST and Cardiff University (UK) as a lecturer and a senior research fellow for 12 years.
Dr Chi Hieu Le has been actively working in Higher Education (Learning, Teaching and Assessment), Research & Technology Development (R&D), Technology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, especially in Innovative Product Development, Advanced Manufacturing (CAD/CAM/CNC, 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Micro-Nano Manufacturing), Robotics & Automations, Engineering Management, and Biomedical Engineering (Telehealth, In-Home Healthcare, 2D/3D Medical Image Processing, Personalised Implants, Biomedical Hi-Tech Products & Services).
Since 2000, Dr Chi Hieu Le and his team have been fruitfully collaborating and working with medical doctors and surgeons in Vietnam, including Central Military Hospital 108 and Cho Ray Hospital, in Biomedical technology transfer, and innovative development of Biomedical Hi-Tech products and services to improve the safety and quality of medical diagnosis and treatments, which were well-featured in Newspapers in Vietnam such as Tuoi Tre, Vietnam News and Tia Sang, especially innovative developments of personalised implants and medical devices for bone reconstructions and surgical planning.
Dr Chi Hieu Le also served as a member of editorial boards for several scientific and technological journals, and frequently a member of the scientific and organising committee of international conferences. He is also a project evaluator for funding organisations such as Wellcome Trust (UK), The Royal Society (UK: Global Challenges Research Fund), Welsh Assembly Government (UK), NIHR – Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme (Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research – DH NIHR, UK), and British Council. He annually serves as a visiting professor and an invited speaker at Higher Education Institutions in Vietnam, Thailand, China and Europe.
Dr Chi Hieu Le is a co-founder of the Vietnam-UK Network of Higher Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (www.vuheie.org), which has been successfully secured at least 600,000 USD of the external funding for R&D activities in the last 4 years, with the active engagements and networking activities from scientist, researchers and experts between Vietnam, ASEAN and the UK, as well as the fruitful University-Business collaborations.