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Lai Jia Chi

BEng (Hons), MPhil (Chemical) (Curtin)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 899
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E103, Building E, FECS
Email: jlai@swinburne.edu.my
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J.C. Lai received her BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Sarawak campus, in 2011. She received her MPhil from the same institution in 2016. J.C. joined the School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) (SUTS) as an Associate Lecturer in October 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lecturer in 2016.

Her research interests include oil palm wastes treatment and advancement of composting method on empty fruit bunches.

Research Interests

  • Oil palm wastes treatment
  • Advancement of composting method on empty fruit bunches

Professional Memberships

  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Student Member, The Institute of Engineers Malaysia
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia

  • Publications


  • Book and book chapter Lai, J.C, Chua, H.B, Saptoro, A. and Ang, H.M., (2013), Effect of Isolated Mesophilic Bacterial Consortium on the Composting Process of Pressed-Shredded Empty Oil Palm Fruit Bunch, in R. Pogaku et al. (ed), Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology, pp. 27-33. New York: Springer (ISBN: 978-1-4614-6207-1).
  • Conference paper J. C. Lai, H. B. Chua, A. Saptoro and M. Ang. Effect of isolated mesophilic bacterial consortium on pressed-shredded empty fruit bunch composting process. 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012) in conjunction with the 26th symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2012), Sabah, 2012.