STAFF DIRECTORY

At Taylor's University, we pride ourselves on having our staff work as a tight unit. Together, we ensure that the programmes run without hindrance, and that courses are taught and presented at the strictest level of quality. Each of our faculty members is dedicated to all aspects of students’ welfare, with the ultimate goal of streamlining their paths to academic excellence.
Academic Staff
Dean/ Deputy Dean/ Associate Dean
  Head of School
Satesh.Namasivayam@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Engineering Education
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Technology
  • Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Project Management
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I work on enhancing the overall student experience through innovating on pedagogy and measuring its success. I am involved in mathematical modelling and experimental analysis in the areas of heat transfer, energy efficiency and green technology.
  Associate Dean for Research & Development
hosseini@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Sound and Vibration Control
  • Machine Condition Monitoring
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My research interests are all over the area of sound and vibration, including but not limited to Human sound and vibration comfort, machine condition monitoring, acoustics materials and environmental acoustics. I’ve been supervising projects dealing with design optimization, based on studying the modal behavior of structure. Another area of my research is to implement natural fibers as sound absorbers, replacing the synthetic fibers currently being used in sound absorption panels. I’m also interested to harvest energy from vibration and use it to power electrical and electronics devices. My profile on Google Scholar is public here.
  Associate Professor
chinyau.edwinchung@taylors.edu.m y

Research Interests
  • Asynchronous Circuit Design
  • Creativity, Design and Innovation
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Much of the gain in speed for electronics devices, such as CPUs, in the past 2 decades can be attributed to advancement in semiconductor technology. The smaller we can fabricate transistors, the faster they switch and the faster CPUs and similar devices made from these transistors are. However, we have reached a point where the delay through logic devices are now comparable with wire delays worsening the effect of clock skews. And as we design more complex devices we are experiencing difficulties extracting more compute power from these technological advancement in fabricating smaller and faster transistors. This has lead to the adoption of CPU devices with multiple cores we have today.

Since the mid 80s, researchers have looked at asynchronous circuits as a means to overcome this limitations. A number of methodologies and techniques for asynchronous design are now available and there are still work to do before asynchronous design methodology is ready to compete with its synchronous counterpart commercially. One of this methodology is based on the use of Signal-transition graphs (STGs) as the description of circuit behaviour in combination with the technology for the translation of STGs into their circuit implementations. A key difficulties in this technology that is puzzling researchers is the generation of circuits that is insensitive to circuit hazards.

Seeing that STGs are translated into state graphs before translating it into its logical implementation, Edwin proposed in the early 90s a method of viewing the whole synthesis process as transitions within a multidimensional Boolean space and from that he was able to predict the necessary timing constraints that will ensure that the circuit implementation will be free from circuit hazards. Another area of particular interest to asynchronous circuit design is completion detection of a computation such as an addition. Working with Edwin are postgraduate students researching into both means to deterministically detect completion of operation and implementation of an asynchronous design methodology.

In addition to asynchronous circuit design, Edwin other research interest lies in the art and science of creativity, design and innovation. More specifically, how we as human innovate and how we could teach individual to innovate and organisation to innovate systemically.
  Programme Director/ Stream Coordinator
 
Eunice Phang Siew Wei
Lecturer
siewwei.phang@taylors.edu.my
 
Dr. Azadeh Ghadimi
Lecturer
azadeh.ghadimi@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Nanofluid
  • Design a mattress and bed to prevent bed sores
  • Industrial Gas turbine
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I work on homogenization, stability, heat transfer, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity of aqueous and non-aqueous nanofluids. Nanofluids application in electro-battery is one of the current projects that I am working in interdisciplinary area. In addition, designing of intelligent mattress and bed to prevent the bedsores is ongoing project related to interdisciplinary areas.

My industrial experience is related to the power plants. Mathematical modeling of deterioration of industrial gas turbine related to the fault detection of power plants in terms of erosion and fouling in compressor and turbine are my expertise. Furthermore, projects have been fulfilled regarding to CHP (Combined heat and power generation, economical load distribution, compressor cooling methods and calibration of power plants sensors (temperature and pressure).
 
 
Dr. Mohsen Nabi Poor
Programme Director - Electric & Electronic Engineering
mohsen.nabipoor@taylors.edu.my< br />
Research Interests
  • MEMS / NEMS (Micro / Nano Electro Mechanical Systems)
  • Electronic Moisture Sensor (soil moisture sensor, water in oil detection, dry rubber content sensor)
  • Analog & Digital IC Design
  • Nanotechnology
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MEMS / NEMS: I am interested in design and fabrication of MEMS / NEMS sensors and actuators such as miniaturized accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, gas sensors and etc. for environmental and healthcare applications. In the previous projects, my team and I have developed MEMS pressure sensor, micro humidity sensor, nano breath sensor, and temperature sensor.

Electronic Moisture Sensor: I am interested in characterizing and optimizing electronic moisture sensor for soil moisture measurements, water in oil detection, immediate dry rubber content detection. A capacitive-based soil moisture sensor has already been developed in the previous projects and the new projects need to cover the characterization and optimization of the sensor platform as well as implementation of the electronics readout circuit.

Analog & Digital IC Design: I am also interested in ASIC & FPGA implementation. For Analog design, I am more interested in designing sensor analog interface and for Digital IC design, I am interested in implementation of telecommunication channel coding and decoding such as Viterbi, Turbo Codes, etc.
 
Ir. Dr. Siva Kumar A/L Sivanesan
Programme Director - Postgraduate
sivakumar.sivanesan@taylors.edu .my

Research Interests
  • Ceramics
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Research Areas Include:
Nanoceramics such as Zirconia, Alumina, Hydroxyapatite, Ceramics Composites, Forsterite, Steatite and biomaterials such as Hydroxyapatite, Forsterite, Zirconia, Alumina. Also deeply involved in the microstructural analysis of ceramics and failure analysis of ceramics. Recently developed a keen interest in Engineering Education after implementing i-Pad teaching for the module Physics 1 at the Foundation level, which was delivered through the iBook. Research grants obtained include Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) worth RM14,000 to facilitate research on the Mechanical Properties and Low Temperature Degradation of Zirconia Ceramics.
 
Dr. Lee Chia Ping
Lecturer
chiaping.lee@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • RF and Microwave
  • Antenna and Propagation
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My research interests range widely, but I have been doing research on Ultra Wideband (UWB) antenna for my postgraduate studies. The need of high data transmission rates of the order of several hundred megabits per second wirelessly warrants the use of UWB technology. One of the challenges of implementing ultra wideband (UWB) systems is the development of an antenna that can transmit pulses on the order of a nanosecond in duration with minimum distortion.


Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer
  Senior Lecturer
abdulkareem.mahdi@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft/Missile Performance and Stability
  • Heat Transfer
  • Engineering education
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Aerodynamics: Estimation / prediction of aerodynamics characteristics of airplanes and missiles at subsonic and supersonic speeds. This work also includes developing and designing the external configuration and integrating it with other aircraft systems. The methods used in this estimation are analytical methods, numerical (panel methods and CFD) and experimental methods using wind tunnels.

Aircraft / Missile Performance and Stability: This area of research includes the calculations of the stability derivatives (longitudinal, lateral-directional) which are used with the aerodynamics characteristics as input data to calculate the performance and trajectory of missiles and aircraft.

Heat transfer: May include design of power plant, heat exchangers and refrigeration systems. Analytical, numerical and experimental approaches are used in developing methods to estimate the heat transfer by conduction and convection at different operational conditions.

Engineering education: this area focuses on conducting research that is aligned to the Reverse-engineer the brain, Enhance Virtual Reality, Advance personalized learning, Engineer the tools of scientific discovery grand challenges for engineering under one or combination of disciplines.
  Lecturer
azadeh.ghadimi@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Nanofluid
  • Design a mattress and bed to prevent bed sores
  • Industrial Gas turbine
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I work on homogenization, stability, heat transfer, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity of aqueous and non-aqueous nanofluids. Nanofluids application in electro-battery is one of the current projects that I am working in interdisciplinary area. In addition, designing of intelligent mattress and bed to prevent the bedsores is ongoing project related to interdisciplinary areas.

My industrial experience is related to the power plants. Mathematical modeling of deterioration of industrial gas turbine related to the fault detection of power plants in terms of erosion and fouling in compressor and turbine are my expertise. Furthermore, projects have been fulfilled regarding to CHP (Combined heat and power generation, economical load distribution, compressor cooling methods and calibration of power plants sensors (temperature and pressure).
  Lecturer
charlesraymond.sarimuthu@t aylors.edu.my
 
Dr. Cheah Kean How
Lecturer
keanhow.cheah@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Space Micropropulsion
  • Ceramic Microfabrication
  • Ceramic Nanocomposites
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Dr. Cheah Kean How obtained his B.Eng (Aerospace) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and PhD in Engineering from University of Nottingham. He is currently a lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Program at School of Engineering, Taylor’s University. Prior to joining the university, he spent two years as post-doctoral researcher at Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His past research experiences include development of electric micropropulsion system for satellite application, fabrication of ceramic micro- devices and study on ceramic composites material. His future research direction is to develop a chemical micropropulsion system for next generation micro- and nanosatellites. He is also interested to develop robust and efficient catalysts using nanotechnology.
  Lecturer
weijen.chew@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Image Processing & Pattern Recognition
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My main research interest is in the field of image processing and pattern recognition. Projects that I was involved in includes face recognition using 3D images, drowsy driver detection system and attendance capturing system.
 
Dr. Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam
Senior Lecturer
chockalingamaravin d.vaithilingam@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Electrical Machine Design
  • Energy Efficient Renewable Systems
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Electrical Machine Design: I work on designing advanced and novel electrical machines for both low power and high power applications based on electro-magnetic flux design inside the machine. Current projects includes dual stator IPM machine for electric bike, synchronous, BLDC and SR machines for fractional horsepower applications.

Energy Efficiency Renewable Systems: Use of the indigenously developed electrical machines to improve the efficiency of renewable systems for standalone and integrated applications of micro-hydro, solar thermal renewable systems and the vertical axis wind turbines.
 
Dr. Chou Pui May
Lecturer
puimay.chou@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Waste Water Purification
  • Environmental Pollution Management
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My main research interest is in the areas of chemically modified metal oxide photocatalysts (e.g titanium dioxide), particularly apply in environmental pollution management (e.g. organic dyes / persistent organic pollutants degradation via advanced photocatalytic oxidation). I am working on the development and optimization of the technology lies in the synthesis of nanoparticles, and metal oxide nano-architecture which are of high significance for green technology applied in environment applications.
 
Dr. Chow Yin Hui
Lecturer
yinhui.chow@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Product purification/recovery/extraction
  • Process and Food Engineering
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Product purification/recovery/extraction: My research interests are centered on the development of rapid and cost effective purification, recovery and extraction method for the downstream processing of the targeted product such as antibodies, enzymes and other proteins. These research works include establishment of effective purification method, optimization of the system and the purity of the targeted product.

Process and Food Engineering: Another stream of research work that I have been active in is the processing of raw food product into the final finished product, such as fruit juices. This also includes the study of physical, chemical, thermal and textural properties of the food.
 
Dr. Chua Bee Lin
Lecturer
beelin.chua@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Herbal Processing Technology
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Natural Product Chemistry and Herbal Processing Technology: I work on the natural product chemistry and herbal processing technology in variety of contexts including the phytochemical analysis, isolation, identification, separation, purification, structure elucidation, chemical profiling of herbs using chromatographic methods and spectroscopic techniques and optimization of natural products using response surface methodology. Current projects include extraction, identification and optimization of active compounds in herbs.
 
Douglas Tong Kum Tien
Senior Lecturer
douglaskumtien.tong@taylors.edu .my
 
Felicia Wong Yen Myan
Lecturer
feliciayenmyan.wong@taylors.edu .my
  Lecturer
ghafour.amouzadmahdiraji@t aylors.edu.my
  Lecturer
choonlih.hoo@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Anti-windup controller
  • Engineering education
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Anti-windup controller: I work on anti-windup proportional- integral (PI) control application in resolving the saturation phenomenon in motor control system. My current research includes the development of a novel non-switching anti-windup PI controller that provide tuning gain decoupling effect on motor speed and position control.

Engineering education: I am interested in enhancing learning experience through the use of technology in blended and project based learning. Current work includes study on the effect of the use of iPad and Arduino in developing the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.
  Senior Lecturer
ismail.hjmohdjamil@taylors.edu.m y
 
Dr. Kelvin Chew Wai Jin
Lecturer
kelvinwaijin.chew@taylors.edu.my< /a>

Research Interests

  Lecturer
seongchun.koay@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Polymer composites from agro-waste
  • Sustainable additives for polymer composites
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Polymer composites from biomass: I work on the utilization of different type of agro-wastes in producing of polymer composite materials. The research was included the preparation of biomass, chemical modification, compounding of polymer composites, and properties analysis.

Sustainable additives for polymer composites: I also work on the synthesis of sustainable additives for polymer composites, such as green coupling agents made from different sources of fatty acid. The research was included the use of green coupling agents to improve the properties of polymer composite materials.
  Senior Lecturer
mohammadtaghi.hajibeigy@tay lors.edu.my
 
Mohd Farid Aladdin
Lecturer
mohdfarid.aladdin@taylors.edu.my< /a>
 
Lecturer
hardie.hidayat@taylors.edu.my
 
Noor Zafirah Abu Bakar
Senior Lecturer
noorzafirah.abubakar@taylors.e du.my
 
Norhabibah Binti Mohamad
Lecturer
norhabibah.mohamad@taylors.edu.m y
  Lecturer
nurhazwani.ismail@taylors.edu.my< /a>
 
Lecturer
nurmalairdawaty.hassan@taylo rs.edu.my
  Lecturer
mingmeng.pang@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Polymer composites
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My research interests are in the polymer composites, particularly biopolymers (biodegradable and biobased polymers), polymer processing and carbon footprint assessment. Prior to join Taylors, I have 5 years working experience as scientific researcher in Texchem Polymer Research Centre, involved in new polymer compound research, scale up activities and biobased product certification.

My current research activities involved utilization of agricultural waste as reinforcement agent in polymer composites. The agricultural waste that I explored including sugarcane bagasse, empty fruit bunch waste, tapioca waste and etc. One of the research objective is to produce a fully biobased composites consists of agricultural waste for thermoforming or injection molding application. The material characterization tests including thermal resistance, mechanical properties, degradation studies, heavy metals test and carbon footprint study.
 
Dr. Phoon Chow Lin
Lecturer
chowlin.phoon@taylors.edu.my
 
Dr. Rajesh Rajasekaran
Lecturer
rajesh.rajasekaran@taylors.edu.m y

Research Interests
  • Food and BioProducts Processing
  • Wastewater Treatment
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Food and Bioproducts Processing: I am working in the field of Food and Bioproducts processing for the last seven years. In this century packed food is inevitable, since it can be stored for longer duration. Currently I am working on few projects to determine the antioxidant potential of Malaysian herbs, plants and fruits which can replace the synthetic antioxidants, later was found to be carcinogenic. Spray drying and novel hybrid drying technology is my focus to produce nanoparticles which in turn can be used in Food and bioproduts and pharmaceutical industry.

Wastewater Treatment: I have an experience of designing the wastewater treatment plant for different scale for Residential and Industrial unit. Recently effluent from the Industry (Malaysia) has been tested and monitored before they discharge the wastewater into river water, lake and reservoir. This is one of the latest project. Besides effluent from the Palm oil effluent treatment plant has also been tested and recommendation was given to further reduce the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) level. Ultimate aim of these project is to have sustainable environment and provide them for the future generation.
  Senior Lecturer
rashmigangasa.walvekar@taylo rs.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Nanofluids Stability and Heat Transfer
  • Deep Eutectic Solvents Nanofluids Synthesis
  • Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Flows
  • Rheology and Tribology
  • Nano and Bio-composite
  • Solar Panel Cooling
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Nanofluids are gaining more interest in heat transfer applications due to its enhanced thermal conductivity and heat transfer enhancement properties. Dr Rashmi is working towards producing stable nanofluids which are in homogeneous suspension. The stable suspensions were synthesized either by adding dispersants like natural polysaccharides (Gum Arabic) or by using functionalized nanoparticles. The stability studies are characterized using UV spectrophotometer, centrifuge techniques or zeta potential measurements. Heat transfer properties of nanofluids have also shown more than 250% enhancement with negligible increase in viscosity. The nanoparticles of interest are carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene. Rashmi’s research work is also extended into theoretical modelling and CFD simulations to predict the thermal conductivity and behavior of nanofluids in natural and forced convection systems. Recent work includes utilizing green solvents (deep eutectic solvents) for nanofluids preparation.
  Senior Lecturer
reynatoandal.gamboa@taylors.edu .my
 
Dr. Se Yong A/L Eh Noum
Programme Director - Foundation in Engineering
seyong.ehnoum@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Polymer Composites and Extrusion
  • Carbon Thin-film and Thin-film Depositions
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Polymer composites and extrusion: I worked on the extrusion of polymer composites, which is able to provide a faster way of polymer matrix and reinforcement phases mixing process. This has opened an opportunity to adopt the same process in the emerging 3D-printing where customised polymer composites can be produced according to the printing needs. Future research direction will be to explore the feasibility of using polymer composites as a 3D-printing ready materials.

Carbon thin-film and depositions: I worked on the carbon thin- film coating via plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) to produce uniform and nanometers-thick protective layer on a conducting surface. Carbon thin-film, even at a thickness of below 3nm, can acts as a corrosion protection layer and as well as a protective layer against any mechanical contact. Future research direction will be to work on the development of thin-film polymer solar cell.
 
Dr. Suganti Ramarad
Lecturer
suganti.ramarad@taylors.edu.my< br />
Research Interests
  • Addressing polymeric waste issue
  • Use of radiation energy to enhance material properties
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Addressing polymeric waste issue: My research interest is to recycle waste polymers and develop biodegradable polymers to ensure sustainable use of polymeric compounds. I have experience recycling waste tire rubber and compounding biomass reinforced biodegradable polymer.

Use of radiation energy to enhance material properties: Radiation energy such as electron beam irradiation can be safely utilized to enhance material properties. Malaysia Nuclear Institute encourages research participation for the use of safe radiation. I am interested in utilizing radiation energy to enhance polymeric/materials properties.
 
Dr. Viknesh Andiappan Murugappan
Lecturer
VikneshAndiappan.Muruga ppan@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Process systems engineering tools biomass energy systems
  • Risk assessment tools for renewable energy policy making
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Process systems engineering tools biomass energy systems: Dr. Andiappan works on developing process system engineering tools (e.g., mathematical programming, simulation) that aid process engineers to design, optimise, analyse and operate biomass energy systems. These tools incorporate operation challenges faced in biomass energy systems as part of its design considerations.

Risk assessment tools for renewable energy policy making: Dr. Andiappan also works on the development of tools or models which allow policy makers to analyse the true investment and operational risks of renewable energy systems such as industrial clusters, smart-grids and etc. These tools provide a basis of negotiation for policy makers to stimulate participation of industrial stakeholders in the renewable energy marketplace.
 
Dr. Wan Yoke Kin
Lecturer
yokekin.wan@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Sustainable Process Synthesis and Design, Process Integration and Optimisation
  • Biomass Processing and Integrated Biorefineries
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Sustainable Value Chain Synthesis
  • Life Cycle Optimisation
  • Waste Recovery
  • Techno-economic Evaluation
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Sustainable Process Synthesis and Design, Process Integration and Optimisation: I work on the sustainable process synthesis and design. This research considers several aspects of sustainability. For example, economic aspect (e.g., profit, payback period, etc.), environmental aspect (e.g., carbon emission/footprint, water footprint, etc.), and social aspect (e.g., safety and health, risk, job opportunity, etc.). This research involved process integration and optimization. The processes can be integrated in order to increase the sustainability. An optimum integrated process can be determined by developing a mathematical approach which can be solved by commercial optimization software (i.e., LINGO, GAMS).

Biomass Processing and Integrated Biorefineries: I work on biomass processing and integrated biorefinery. This included pre-treatment and different conversion technologies. In addition, these different conversion technologies could be integrated to form an integrated biorefinery. A mathematical approach will be developed based on a superstructure, which showing all the possible process pathways using different conversion technologies, to determine the optimum integrated biorefinery.

Sustainable Resource Management: I work on sustainable resource management with considering the sustainability aspects. This research work included development of resource conservation network (RCN) that involved three typical elements, which is material reuse/recycle, regeneration, and waste treatment for discharge.

Sustainable Value Chain Synthesis: I work on sustainable value chain synthesis. This research included development of superstructure of value chain, development of novel approach for value chain synthesis considering the sustainability aspects.

Life Cycle Optimisation: I work on life cycle optimisation. This research included development of product life cycle using superstructure approach, development of mathematical approach for life cycle optimisation considering the aspects of sustainability.

Waste Recovery: I work on waste recovery. This research was incorporated with the concept of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), which can quantify the waste streams into monetary units. In addition, this research involved determination of cost associated with waste streams that to be recovered.

Techno-economic Evaluation: I work on techno-economic evaluation. This research included investigation on the feasibility of processes. In addition, economic, technical, and environmental performance analysis of processes also included to examine the feasibility and viability of process implementation.
  Lecturer
lengchuan.yong@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomimicry
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Dr. Yong Leng Chuan is the secretary of Health Research Group at the School of Engineering, Taylors University Lakeside Campus. She has been intensively involved in numerous research projects that are collaborated locally and internationally. Her research interests include the areas of Rapid Prototyping Technology, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and biomimicry engineering. She is a member of several professional scientific societies including Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), and Tissue Engineering Society Malaysia (TESMA).
 
Dr. Yoon Li Wan
Lecturer
liwan.yoon@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Bioprocess Engineering
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My research interest is on developing a sustainable waste management scheme via biological route. Some examples include deriving value-added products from lignocellulosic waste via fermentation and biopolymer production rom waste substrate by using mixed microbial culture. I am also interested in the field of molecular biology.

My research is about the production of cellulase and ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass by co-culturing filamentous fungus and yeast using in situ saccharification and fermentation system. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, search for suitable filamentous fungus strain to be co-cultured with yeast and optimization of in situ saccharification and fermentation system are the current focus of my research.

Besides, I was also involved in research which produces biodegradable plastic from the byproduct of biodiesel industry. The related molecular techniques involved DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, agarose gel electrophoresis, qPCR and next generation sequencing (NGS).
 

 
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Wong Meng Chi
Manager - Academic Services
mengchi.wong@taylors.edu.my



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