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Dr. Elaine Yeu Yee Lee

BEng (Hons) (Mechanical) (Curtin), PhD (Swinburne)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 884
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E319, Building E, FECS
Email: yyeu@swinburne.edu.my
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Elaine Yeu Yee Lee received her BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) in year 2008. Then she joined Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) (SUTS) as a teaching assistant in 2009 and at the same time, pursued her PhD studies at the same place in the field of heat and mass transfer in porous media. In 2011, she was absorbed as an Associate Lecturer and appointed as a Lecturer in 2014. Her teaching experience includes lectured Physics and Engineering Mathematics in Foundation of Engineering program. She has also been teaching in the broad area of Mechanical and Chemical engineering. Besides her teaching responsibilities, Elaine has been very involved in extra-curriculum and student development work.

In 2018, Elaine received her PhD in Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) and her dissertation research investigated the phase transition in porous media. Currently, her primary research interests are heat and mass transfer in porous media, two-phase heat transfer, thermal energy storage systems, and thermal management.

Research Interests

  • Heat and mass transfer in porous media 
  • Two phase heat transfer
  • Heat pipes and thermosyphons
  • Thermal energy storage systems and heat transfer processes.

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia
  • Associate Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Affiliate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers.
  • Publications


  • Keynote and invited lecturer A.V. Gorin, Y.L. Yeu 2016 – Opening lecture On Transfer Processes at Phase Transition in Porous Structures // 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids – DSL2016, 26-30 June, 2016, Split, Croatia.
  • Journal paper Y.L. Yeu, H. H. J. Tan, A. Gorin, A. Vakhguelt. “Experimental Study of the Rate of Evaporation from Porous Media of Different Matrices”. Defect and Diffusion Forum (DDF) Vol. 379, pp. 171-180, doi: DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.379.171, November 2017.
  • Conference paper Y.L. Yeu, A. Vakhguelt, A. Gorin, An Experimental Study of Evaporation in Porous Media, Proc. World Hybrid Technologies and Energy Conference (World Hybrid 2013)”, Kuching, Malaysia, 2013.
  • Conference paper Y.L. Yeu, A. Vakhguelt, Fundamental Study of Evaporation Heat Transfer in Porous Media, Proc. 3rd International Conference of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IETBIC)”, Brunei Darussalam, pp. 25, 2012.
  • Conference paper Y.L. Yeu, A. Vakhguelt, An Experimental Study in the Fundamentals of Evaporation from Porous Structure, Proc. 10th International Heat Pipe Symposium, Tamsui, New Taipei City, Taiwan, pp. 54 – 60, 2011.
  • Conference paper Vakhguelt A., Bong V., Yeu E., Study of Evaporation Mechanism using Porous Media, Drying and Evaporation, Proc. 19th Int Cong. Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010.
  • Conference paper Y.L. Yeu, N.S. Victor Bong, A. Vakhguelt, Evaporation Mechanism in Porous Medium, Proc. 4th World Engineering Congress, Kuching, Malaysia, PP. 201-208, 2010.
  • Conference paper Y.L.Yeu, Rajamohan, M.D. Raisul, Thermal Modeling in Cryosurgery, CUTSE International Conference, 2008, 24-27 November 2008.