Staff Profile

We follow set of rules and regulations in our administrative, operational and academic functions

Ir. 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
Google Scholar   Scopus   ORCID


Ir. Dr. 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 research focused on thermal-fluid, building services, biomass waste-to-wealth and material science.

Research Interests

  • Thermal Fluid
  • Building Services
  • Biomass Waste-To-Wealth
  • Material Science
  • Heat and mass transfer in porous media
  • Two-phase heat transfer

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Professional Engineer and Member, Engineers Australia (EA CPEng MIEAust)
  • APEC Engineer & International Professional Engineers Australia (IntPE(Aus))
  • Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (Grad. Eng)
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Grad. IEM)
  • Associate Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)
  • Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE)

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail yyeu@swinburne.edu.my for more information.



 Research Grants

  • Pyrolysis and thermogravimetric studies of agro-biomass-derived lignin via low transition temperature mixture green solvent route. Research Micro Fund by Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak – RM 5,000 (In-progress)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis and combined kinetic study on the pyrolysis of empty fruit bunches lignin extracted using sucrose-malic acid-water low transition temperature mixture. POPSIG Student Research Project Bursary – RM 3,000 (In-progress).
  • Thermal Insulation Materials from Plastic Bottles Waste for the Construction Industry in Sarawak. Bright Spark Research Grant – RM 5,000 (Complete)


  • Vice-Chancellor’s 2019 Community Engagement Award by Swinburne University of Technology – Highly Commendable


  • 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, A. Gorin., Two-Phase Region Effect on Film Condensation on an Inclined Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium, DOI: 10.37934/arfmts.78.2.6784, December 2020.
  • 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.