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Chemical Engineering and Science

The Faculty offers a range of programs or units that link industry with our students to advance professional opportunities.

Chemical Engineering and Science

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Welcome to School of Chemical Engineering and Science at Swinburne Sarawak. Our school offers degree courses in chemical engineering and science at undergraduate [Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)] and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) levels recognized nationally and internationally. The school is committed to providing students with outstanding educational opportunities in theoretical development and technical application to further the advancement of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.



IChemE F&D SIG Roadshow

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This Road Show was successfully held on 6th November 2021 (Saturday) from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. There were engineering field students from Swinburne University Technology Sarawak (SUTS), IChemE student members, Dr. Elaine Yeu Yee Lee, Dr. How Bing Shen, Asso. Prof. Ir. Dr. Hii Ching Lik was the first invited speaker and Ts. Dr. Muhammad Heikal bin Ismail as the second invited speaker and other engineering field students from other universities.



Chemical Engineering Lecturer receives Best Poster Award in international conference

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PRES’21 (or 24th Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction), a platform for bringing together scientists, engineers and decision-makers, to discuss and to innovate solutions and technologies for improved efficiency and sustainability of industrial and regional systems was held on 31 October to 3 November.



Science students are top communicators in `Start Talking’ and `STEMM Infographic’ competitions 2021

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Six Swinburne Sarawak Biotechnology students – Celestina Jillian-Mae Gtiumiss, Kavinda Juliyan Gunasinghe, Jonathan Lee Wen Han, Muhammad Iqbal bin Abu Talib, Alwi Nurmadi Widyananda and Kirthanaa Sakthi A/P Nagulan were selected as finalists for two Science Communication competitions – Start Talking and STEMM Infographic Competitions held on 14th and 28th October 2021.



IChemE NECC Meet & Greet Series [Pandemic Edition]

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This event is a forum titled career as a Chemical Engineer, a traditional forum headed by Dr. Elaine Yeu successfully took place on 2nd October 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.



Four Swinburne Sarawak Chemical Engineering Students won IChemE POPSIG Articles Honorarium

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Four Swinburne Sarawak Chemical Engineering Students, Ms Hanna Maizura Binti Mohd Noor Hazrin, Ms Tiffany Ang Jia Ning, Mr Chan Liang Wen and Mr Fitra Dhiafallah Akbar, has made the University proud by winning The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG) Articles Honorarium awards



Swinburne Chemical Engineering Lecturer secured Young Researcher Award in both IChemE Malaysia Award 2021 and IChemE Global Award 2021

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Dr. How Bing Shen, our chemical engineering lecturer in Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak has bagged the Young Researcher Awards at the 2021 IChemE Malaysia Awards on 1st October 2021 for his marvelous research contributions to the chemical engineering society and academic community



IChemE Student Chapter highly commended Award and Dr How Bing Shen’s achievement for Young Researcher Award in IChemE Malaysia Awards 2021!

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Swinburne Sarawak’s IChemE Student Chapter has been awarded the “Highly commended Student Chapter Award” while the Young Researcher Award went to Chartered Engineer Dr. How Bing Shen for the IChemE Malaysia Awards 2021 virtual ceremony on 1 October.



Second Runner Up Title for Chemical Engineering Student in RCEUC 2021

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The Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) is an event organised annually by undergraduate students from University of Malaya. This year, the two-day virtually conducted conference is in collaboration with Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC), IChemE Student Chapter and supported by IChemE and ChERaise.



Chemical Engineering New Cycle Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) Accreditation

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On 8th and 9th September 2021, the virtual accreditation visit for Chemical Engineering New Cycle Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) was held. Accreditation is a vital process we are performing at Swinburne to ensure that our engineering courses obtain professional accreditation and recognition.



Internship Preparation Session for Semester 2, 2021

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A Webinar Internship Preparation Session headed by Dr Elaine Yeu successfully took place on 8th September 2021 (Wednesday) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm with 120 participants from different engineering disciplines (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Robotics and Mechatronics)



Machine learning-guided design to fight against bacterial infection

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Dr Xavier Chee has been awarded with a research grant by the Sarawak Research and Development Council with the project entitled “Machine learning-guided design of dual-action MgrA/AgrA inhibitors to suppress S. aureus Virulence and Pathogenesis”.



Invited Talk on Problem Gambling Awareness and Prevention

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School of Chemical Engineering and Science and Swinburne Charity Cruiser Club (SCCC) organised an awareness talk on “Problem Gambling and Prevention” on 11 August 2021 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 4:30 pm through Microsoft Teams./span>



Swinburne Researcher and IChemE Student Chapter secure Finalists Spots in IChemE Malaysia Awards Twice & Thrice in a Row!

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Swinburne’s chemical engineering department has secured two different spots consecutively in the reputable Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2021, which demonstrates its excellence once again.



Virtual Site Tour to TOP GLOVE

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Dr. Elaine Yeu from School of Chemical Engineering and Science led the team of approximately 30 engineering students from various disciplines of Chemical, Mechanical, Robotics & Mechatronics and Electrical & Electronic to join the Virtual Site Tour to Top Glove that organised by Curtin IChemE Student Chapter.



Have your say on the ‘Public Perception of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses in Kuching’ research

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A survey for a research entitled “Public Perception of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses in Kuching” that targets Kuching public aged 18 and above is recently conducted by our Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak team of researchers



Invited Talk on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Process

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School of Chemical Engineering and Science together with Engineers Australia Swinburne Sarawak Student Society and Swinburne Sarawak IChemE Student Chapter organised an invited talk of “Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Process”



Invited Talk on Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification – Renewable Solar Energy

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Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science together with SUTS IChemE Student Chapter organised an invited talk of “Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification (SARES) – Renewable Solar Energy” on 12 April 2021 (Monday) 10:00 am – 11:30 am through Microsoft Teams.



Invited Talk on Career in Quality – What you need to know

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Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science together with SUTS IChemE Student Chapter organised an invited talk of “Career in Quality – What you need to know” on 12 May 2021 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm through Microsoft Teams



SUTS IChemE Student Chapter Committee 2021 formed

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SUTS IChemE student chapter was formed on 4th March 2015, which is previously known as Chemical Engineering Club. IChemE Student Chapter serves as a platform for students to exchange their knowledge and communicate which each other on topics about chemical engineering.



Swinburne Chemical Engineering Researcher Won Best Paper Award

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The Editors-in-Chief of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability will select one best paper for each year based on a list of criteria, including but not limited to assessment of reviewer reports, citation and download statistics, as well as the expert judgment of how papers contribute scientifically to the journal’s core priority areas.



Discover Your Passion – Sago biotechnology

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Everyone knows a little bit about sago in Sarawak. Sago is an edible starch made from sago palm trees. It is a staple food in parts of tropic. In Malaysia, we use it to make our famous Bubur Cha Cha dessert. But how far do you really know this unique plant resource? How can we realize its true potential through biotechnological research and development to produce products from sago?



Dr. How Bing Shen’s knowledge sharing session with Monash University

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Dr. How from School of Chemical Engineering and Science has been invited to conduct a 2-hour workshop to the researchers in Monash University Malaysia on 2 April 2021. The sharing session covers the fundamental application of a novel graph-theoretic optimization tool – P-graph.



Invited Talk on Marine Industries in Sarawak

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science together with SUTS IChemE Student Chapter and Technological Association of Malaysia Swinburne Sarawak Student Section (TAM-SSSS) organised an invited talk of Marine Industries in Sarawak on 22 February 2021 (Monday) 10 – 11:30am through Microsoft Teams.



Yakult Factory Virtual Tour

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science together with SUTS IChemE Student Chapter organised a virtual tour to Yakult Factory on 22 December 2020 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 11:00am through Microsoft Teams.



Swinburne S’wak Chemical Engineering teams sparkle at SEA-GIC 2020

American Chemical Society (ACS) Malaysia Chapter in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and ACS UTP organized the Southeast Asia Global Innovation Challenge (SEA-GIC) 2020 on 3rd December 2020.



Scientist in the making: Tunku Putra students visit for a fun Biotechnology workshop

Twenty-one Form 1 and Form 2 students from Tunku Putra School enjoyed `hands-on’ fun experiments at Swinburne Sarawak’s Science lab on 11 April 2019.



The Human Dimensions in Riverine and Coastal Areas in Sarawak

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Associate Professor Moritz Mueller from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak is a co-investigator of the Newton-Ungku Omar Funded project awarded to a multinational team of researchers led by Dr Claire Evans from the National Oceanography Centre, UK and Dr Aazani Mujahid from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).



Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia (EAC) Interim Visit

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The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) programme was recently visited by Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) panel on 27 March 2019.



Open Day at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak

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The university organized open day on 23 and 24 March just after the STPM result was out. The event has become a useful source of information seeking and an interesting gathering for potential candidates and young students.


Summary Report on “Career opportunities at Johnson & Johnson”

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Mr. Victor Kuan Chee Hoy, Head of Global Orthopaedic Group, Johnson & Johnson Malaysia shared with students about the technical experience, work practice and career opportunities at Johnson & Johnson on 21 Mar 2019 at 2pm in G217.


Antioxidants Could Save Your Life

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Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of mortality globally. According to the World Health Organization an estimated 17.3 million people died of the disease in 2008.