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Ir. Ts. Dr. Liew San Chuin, Angelia

Associate Dean – External Engagement and Impact; Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering
B.Eng(Hons), Ph.D(NUS), PEng, CPEng, P.Tech
MIEM FIEAust MBOT APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) ACPE
CIDB Certified BIM Trainer for CIDB Satellite myBIM Center, Qualified MyCREST Facilitator
CubiCost Certified Basic Level for BIM-Based Quantity Takeoff (TBQ C-III TAS C-III and TRB C-IIII)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 632
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E202, Building E, FECS
Email: scliew@swinburne.edu.my
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Biography

Ir. Dr. Liew graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering, in 2004. She worked as a Civil Engineering Design Consultant and Site Engineer for four (4) years prior to her PhD studies. She was conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2012 where she received Best Paper Award for her thesis proposal entitled ““A Novel Approach, Using Regional Climate Model, to Derive Present and Future IDF Curves for Data Scarce Sites”. The award is given out biennial to recognize high quality contribution and to encourage presentation of results on hydraulic and water resources research.

Ir. Dr. Liew was a Research Fellow with Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore (NUS) for 2 years before she decided to come back to Sarawak in 2014. In recognition of her works, she has been engaged as an Independent Consultant by Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore to provide necessary experience, expertise and services to NUS.

Ir. Dr. Liew is currently the main lead of CIDB myBIM Satellite Centre in Swinburne Sarawak and Certified Trainer to conduct BIM Module Training. She leads the university BIM team in the application of BIM in construction industry through education, training, research and development. She is also a Qualified Facilitator for MyCREST (personnel accredited by CIDB to facilitate the industry in adopting MyCREST in building construction project).

She is trained in CubiCost BIM-Based Quantity Takeoff (TBQ C-III TAS C-III and TRB C-III)

Research Interests

  • Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Climate Change Downscaling
  • Climate Change Impacts (Flooding, IDF Curves and Ungauged Sites), Adaptation and Vulnerability
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Impacts of Climate Change (i.e. Economics, Crop Yields, Flood, Drought)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) – 3D, 4D (Time), 5D (Cost), 6D (Sustainability) and 7D (Facility Management), Project and Construction Project Management

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
  • Corporate Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
  • Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • APEC Engineer and IntPE(Aus)
  • Professional Technologists of the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT)
  • Certified Trainer to Conduct CIDB BIM Module Training
  • Qualified Facilitator for MyCREST
  • CubiCost Certified Basic Level for BIM-Based Quantity Takeoff (TBQ C-III TAS C-III and TRB C-III)
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member of Golden Key National Honour Society, Australia
  • Member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences, United Kingdom
  • Member of Hydroinformatics Association Singapore, Singapore
  • Member of Singapore Water Association (SWA), Singapore
  • Member Environmental Management and Research (ENSEARCH) Association of Malaysia

Awards

  • Highly Commended – Swinburne Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Award (Industry Engagement) 2019

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:

  1. Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Rainfall and Drainage Design
  2. Regional Frequency Analysis at Ungauged Sites
  3. Water Related Challenges of Climate Change Impacts to Developing Countries in Southeast Asia
  4. Climate Change Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves of Malaysia (e.g. Kuching, Sarawak)
  5. High Resolution Regional Climate Change Impact Study over Malaysia
  6. Proxy Data from Regional Climate Model (RCM) Re-analysis
  7. Economic Impacts of Climate Change
  8. Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Projects – Financial Approach to Measure Performance Efficiency, GBI, IBS, Water Management etc
  9. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Please contact Dr. Angelia Liew for more information on the above topics.

Current RHD Supervision

NameDegreeArea of ResearchStart yearRole
Ghazaleh KhoshdelnezamihaPhD
(Completed)
Building Information Modelling2016Principal Supervisor
Ohueri, Chukwuka ChristianPhD
(Completed)
Building Information Modelling2016Principal
Supervisor
Ali BenhamPhD
(Completed)
Building Information Modelling2016Co-supervisor
Anson Sim Chin Yung PhDClimate Change/Stormwater Infrastructure Design Curves2017Co-supervisor
Siti Nurfarihin Mohamad RazaliMasterBuilding Information Modelling/Project Management2020Principal Supervisor
Samwel Abuchi MremaPhDBuilding Information Modelling/Life-cycle Assessment2021Co-Supervisor
Esther Law Lik YeePhDRainfall-Induced Soil Nutrient Loss2021Principal Supervisor

  • Publications

Publications

  • Book and book chapter Hadi Nabipour Afrouzi, Yuhani Pamodha Wimalaratna, Jubaer Ahmed, Kamyar Mehranzamir, San Chuin Liew, Chin-Leong Wooi and Bazlul Mobin Siddiquea. 2021. A Comprehensive Review on Available/Existing Renewable Energy Systems in Malaysia and Comparison of Their Capability of Electricity Generation in Malaysia. Entropy and Energy in Renewable Energy, IntechOpen.
  • Book and book chapter Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y. and Vu, M.T. 2011. A Study of Urban Stormwater Modeling Approach on Singapore Catchment. Hydrological Science (HS) Volume of Advances in Geosciences.
  • Book and book chapter Vu, M.T., Liong, S-Y, Liew, S.C. and V. Raghavan, S. 2011. A novel methodology for developing inundation maps under climate change scenarios using one-dimensional model. Hydrological Science (HS) Volume of Advances in Geosciences.
  • Journal paper  Nabipour-Afrouzi, H., Hassen, A., Yuhani, P.W., Ahmed, J., Mehranzamir, K., Liew, S.C. and Abdul Malek, Z. 2021. Sizing and Economic Analysis of Stand-Alone Hybrid Photovoltaic-Wind System for Rural Electrification: A Case Study Lundu, Sarawak. Cleaner Engineering and Technology
  • Journal paper  Charles Hin JooBong, San Chuin Liew, Fang Yenn Teo, Tze Liang Lau, Aminuddin Ab Ghani. 2021. Critical shear stress approach for self-cleansing design of a rectangular channel. International Journal of Sediment Research
  • Journal paper  Chukwuka, C.O., Bamgbade, J.A., Liew, S.C., Wong, N.H. and Enegbuma, W.I. 2021. Best Practices of Building Information Modelling Process Implementation in Green Building Design: the Architects’ Insights. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries
  • Journal paper  Khoshdelnezamiha, G., Liew, S.C., Bong, V.N.S, Ong, D.E.L. 2020. Evaluation of BIM Application for Water Efficiency Assessment. Journal of Green Building
  • Journal paper  Khoshdelnezamiha, G., Liew, S.C., Bong, V.N.S, Ong, D.E.L. 2020. A BIM-Based Automated Assessment Tool for Green Building Index. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Journal paper Khoshdelnezamiha, G., Liew, S.C., Bong, VNS, Ong, D.E.L. 2020. Evaluation of BIM Application for Water Efficiency Assessment.  Journal of Green Building (Accepted)
  • Journal paper Khoshdelnezamiha, G., Liew, S.C., Bong, VNS, Ong, D.E.L. 2019. Approach for Green Buildings in Malaysia.  IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
  • Journal paper Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S and Liong, S-Y. 2014. Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves at ungauged sites: risk management under changing climate. Geoscience Letters .
  • Journal paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y. and V. Raghavan, S. 2012. How to construct future IDF curves, under changing climate, for sites with scarce rainfall records? Hydrological Processes.
  • Journal paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y. and V. Raghavan, S. 2012. A novel approach, using regional climate model, to derive present and future IDF curves for data scarce sites. Journal of Hydro-Environmental Research.
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., Vu, M.T., V. Raghavan, S. and Nguyen, N.S. 2015. Regional Climate Model data: their usefulness besides impact studies, Sustainable Utilization and Management of Water Resources under Changing Environment, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Oct 2015 (KEYNOTE LECTURE)
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., Vu, M.T. and V. Raghavan, S. 2015. What are the Return Periods of the Devastating 2011 Jakarta Flood?. Rangsit University Lecture (27 Jan 2015, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y., and V. Raghavan, S. 2014. Can the Current Drainage Design Cope with Changing Climate? Flood Control Asia 2014 (20 – 21 Nov 2014, Matrade Exhibition and Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., M.T. Liew, S.C., and V. Raghavan, S. 2014. Mining Downscaled Re-Analysis Data for Ungauged Sites and Transboundary Catchments. 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2014) (Keynote Paper) (17 – 21 Aug 2014, The City College of New York , New York City, United States).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynoteLiong, SY, Liew, SC, Vu, MT and Raghavan, VS (2014): “Application of RCM Data for Drainage Designs and Transboundary Catchments”, AOGS conference, July 2014, Sapporo, Japan (INVITED)
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., Vu, M.T. and V. Raghavan, S., 2014. Proxy Data from RCM Re‑Analysis: A Breakthrough for Drainage Design and Catchment Modelling”. Sino‑American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) (May 2014, Suzhou, China) (INVITED TALK).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynoteLiong, S-Y, Liew, S.C, Vu, M.T. and V. Raghavan, S., 2014. Proxy Data from RCM Re-Analysis: A Breakthrough for Drainage Design and Catchment Modelling, Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, May 2014, Beijing, China (INVITED)
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Re-Visiting the Data Rich Dynamical Downscaling Simulations. 2013 APEC Typhoon Symposium (21 – 23 Oct 2013, NTU GIS Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Nguyen, N.S., Vu, M.T. Liew, S.C. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Climate Projection on some rapidly urbanized Southeast Asia Cities: Flooding. Climate Change Challenges in the Cities (18 – 19 Nov 2013, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. 2013. What are the Return Period of 2011 Devastation Jakarta Flood?. Future Cities Workshop (11 – 12 Nov 2013, CREATE Theatre Level 2, CREATE Tower, 1 CREATE Way, Singapore).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. 2013. Surrogate Data, from Dynamically Downscaling of Re-Analysis Data, for Short Rainfall Record Stations. Colloquium at National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) (29 Aug 2013, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Bandung, Indonesia).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Vu, M.T., V. Raghavan, S., Nguyen, N.S. and Liew, S.C. 2013. Does Ensemble of Dynamically Downscaled Climate Data Add Value?. LAPAN (28 Aug 2013, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Bandung, Indonesia).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. 2013. Surrogate Data, from Dynamically Downscaling of Re-Analysis Data, for Short Rainfall Record Stations. (23 Aug 2013, Incheon, South Korea).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T., Nguyen, N.S. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Re-Visiting Data Rich Dynamical Downscaling Simulations. (3 – 5 Jul 2013), Central Library, “Crystal of Knowledge” on the campus of the University of Indonesia, Depok/Jakarta, Indonesia).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Nguyen, N.S., Vu, M.T., Liew, S.C. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Re-Visiting Data Rich Dynamical Downscaling Simulations. Annual meeting of Korean Water Resources Association (23 May 2013, Honam University, Gwangju, South Korea).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Nguyen, N.S., Vu, M.T., Liew, S.C. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Re-Visiting Data Rich Dynamical Downscaling Simulations. Nanjing Hydraulics Research Institute Seminar, Nanjing, China, 6th May 2013.
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Nguyen, N.S., Vu, M.T., Liew, S.C. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. Re-Visiting Data Rich Dynamical Downscaling Simulations. Tianjin University Symposium (3 – 4 May 2013, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T., Liong, S-Y., Nguyen, N.S., Liew, S.C., Yu., X., Liu, J. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. High Resolution climate modeling over Southeast Asia and Vietnam. (6 – 9 Dec 2012, CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C. and V. Raghavan, S. 2012. Deriving Storm Drainage Design Curves for Ungauged Sites with Regional Climate Model. (7 Nov 2012, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, Wuhan, China).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C. and V. Raghavan, S. 2012. Deriving Storm Drainage Design Curves for Ungauged Sites with Regional Climate Model. Advanced Workshop on Changing Hydrological Cycle and Water Security (3 Nov 2012, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China).
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Liew, S.C. 2012. Regional Climate Modelling and Impact Studies. HydroAsia, Incheon, South Korea, 20th – 25th August 2012.
  • Public talk, invited lecture and keynote Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S. and Liew, S.C. 2012. Flood Risks at Rainfall Record Scarce Sites: Climate Model derived IDF curves. APEC Typhoon Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 4th – 7th June 2012.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong ,S-Y., V. Raghavan, S and Liu, JD. 2016. Flood Risk Management For Ungauged Sites In Sarawak Region, Malaysia: Constructing IDF Curves Using Proxy Data From Downscaled Reanalysis, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), (31 July-5 August 2016, Beijing, China)
  • Conference paper Liong ,S-Y., Vu, M.T., Liew, S.C. and V. Raghavan, S. 2015. Can Regional Climate Models provide proxies for sustainable water resources management over data sparse regions?. THA2015 International Conference on Climate Change and Water & Environment Management in Monsoon Asia (Invited paper) (28 – 30 Jan 2015, Bangkok, Thailand).
  • Conference paperLiong, SY, Liew, SC, Vu, M.T., V. Raghavan, S. and Phan V.T. 2014. Searching for Proxy Precipitation Data in data sparse Southeast Asia, IAHR-APD 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Conference paper Liong, S-Y., Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. 2013. IDF Curves at Ungauged Sites under anticipated Changing Climate. 35th IAHR World Congress Handbook. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. (35th IAHR World Congress, 8-13 Sep 2013, Century City International Convention Center, Chengdu, China).
  • Conference paper Liong, S-Y., V. Raghavan, S., Liew, S.C., Vu, M.T. and Nguyen, N.S. 2013. Some water related challenges of climate change impacts to developing countries in Southeast Asia. Asia Oceania Geoscience Society (Keynote paper) (24 – 28 Jun 2013, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia).
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y, V. Raghavan, S. 2013. An Extended Study of the Development of IDF Curves for Ungauged Sites with RCM Simulation Driven by Re-Analysis Data. EWRI 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Ohio, USA.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y, V. Raghavan, S. 2013. Applying downscaled data to develop IDF curves at ungauged sites: essential drainage design curves for urban planning. IAHS – IAPSO – IASPEI Joint Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y, V. Raghavan, S. 2013. IDF Curves at Ungauged Sites Under Anticiptated Changing Climate. Proceedings of the 35th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research World Congress, Chengdu, China.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y, V. Raghavan, S. 2013. IDF Curves at Development Of Intensity-Duration Frequency Curves At Ungauged Sites: Risk Management Under Changing Climate. HATHI (Indonesian Association of Hydraulics Researcher) International Seminar on “Water Related Disaster Solution, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Conference paper Vu, M.T., V. Raghavan, S., Liong, S-Y., Nguyen, N.S., Liu, J., Liew, S.C. and Nguyen, D.T. 2013. How useful are regional climate model data for data sparse trans-boundary regions? ACCESS (6-7 Jun 2013, University Town, National University of Singapore, Singapore).
  • Conference paper Vu, M.T., V. Raghavan, S. Nguyen, N.S., Liew, S.C. and Liong, S-Y. 2012. Uncertainties in Climate Projections Over Southeast Asia. AOGS – AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, Singapore.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S., Liong, S-Y. and Sanders, R. 2012. Development of Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves: Incorporating Climate Change Projection. 10th International Conference on Hydro-Informatics 2012, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., V. Raghavan, S. and Liong, S-Y. 2011. Economic Implications of Climate Change for Southeast Asia Regions. 8th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Conference paper Liew, S. C., V. Raghavan, S. and Liong, S-Y. 2010. Climate Change Modeling to Predict Future Rainfall Event in Jakarta, Indonesia. 9th International Conference on Hydro-informatics 2010, Tianjin, China.
  • Conference paper Liew, S.C., Liong, S-Y. and Vu, M.T. 2010. A Study of Stormwater Modeling Approach Using SOBEK on Urban Catchment. 9th International Conference on Hydro-informatics 2010, Tianjin, China.