Lau Shiew Wei

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Lau Shiew Wei

Ph.D., M.Eng., B.Eng. (Hons)
Chemical Engineering Program Coordinator
Lecturer 

Contact Details

Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 3824 
Location: Prinia 1 (GP401).L1.204
Email: lau.shiew.wei@curtin.edu.my

Background

Shiew Wei is a Lecturer of Chemical Engineering at Curtin Malaysia. She has worked for Curtin Malaysia since 2004 and is currently pursuing her part-time PhD in Chemical Engineering with Curtin Perth.

Academic History

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Curtin University.
  • Master of Engineering (Chemical), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 2002 – 2004
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 1997 – 2001

Research Interests

  • Separation processes
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Biomass utilisation

Book Chapter

  • Lau S. W., Chong S. H., Ang H. M., Sen T. K. and Chua H. B. 2013 Dewaterability of Anaerobic Digested Sludge with Cations and Chitosan as Dual-Conditioners. In: Developments in Sustainable Chemical and Bioprocess Technology, edited by Pogaku R., A. Bono and C. Chu, Springer, pp. 11-17.

Journal Publications

  • Lau S. W., Tan T. P. L. and Goh S. M. 2013 Teaching Engineering Ethics Using Blocks Game. Science and Engineering Ethics, 19(3), 1357-1373.
  • Mohd Setapar, S. H., S. W. Lau, E. Toorisaka, M. Goto, S. Furusaki and H. B. Mat. 2008. Reverse Micelle Extraction of Antibiotics. Jurnal Teknologi Series F 49: 69-79.
  • Mohd Setapar,  S. H., S.W. Lau, Y. Chen, P. L. Cen, S. J. Yao and H. B. Mat. 2008. Partitioning Behaviour of Selected Antibiotics in Organic Solvents. Journal of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering – Sustainable Process for Natural Resources Special Edition: 100-112.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Lau S.W., Ang H.M., Sen T.K., and Chua H.B. 2014. Assessment of Chitosan Conditioning in a Synthetic Anaerobic Digested Sludge System. Chemeca 2014, 28 Sep-1 Oct 2014, Perth.
  • Lau S.W., Tang S.D., Ang H.M., Sen T.K., and Chua H.B. 2014. Dual-Conditioning of Sludge using Chitosan and Metal Cations. Water Convention 2014, 1-4 June 2014, Singapore.
  • S.W. Lau, S.H. Chong, H.M. Ang, T.K. Sen and H.B. Chua, Dewaterability of anaerobic digested sludge with cations and chitosan as dual-conditioners, 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012)/26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2012), Malaysia, 2012
  • Z.Y. Chan, S.W. Lau and H.B. Chua, Dewatering of anaerobic digested sludge with oil palm biomass as novel physical conditioner, 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012)/26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2012), Malaysia, 2012
  • Lau, S. W., H. B. Mat, Y. Chen, P. L. Cen and S. J. Yao. 2008. Chemeca, September 28-October 1, 2008: Reactive Extraction of Antibiotics with TOMAC/Kerosene System: I. Equilibrium. Newcastle, Australia.
  • Lau, S. W., H. B. Mat, Y. Chen, P. L. Cen and S. J. Yao. 2008. Chemeca, September 28-October 1, 2008: Reactive Extraction of Antibiotics with TOMAC/Kerosene System: II. Kinetics. Newcastle, Australia.
  • Lau, S. W., Y. Chen, P. L. Cen, S. J. Yao, and H. B. Mat. 2006. Twentieth Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, December 19-21, 2006: Reactive Extraction of Antibiotics in Trioctylmethyl Ammonium Chloride (TOMAC)/Kerosene System. Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  • Loh, K. F., S. E. Lau, S. W. Lau, S. H. Mohd Setapar, K. S. N. Kamaruddin, N. Othman, A. N. Sadikin, and H. B. Mat. 2004. Eighteenth Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, December 13-14, 2004: Reverse Micelle Extraction of Erythromycin. Perak, Malaysia.
  • Lau S. W., S. H. Mohd Setapar, Y. Chen, P. L. Cen, S. J. Yao, and H. B. Mat. 2004. Tenth Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Conference, October 17-20, 2004: Solubility Behaviour of Selected Antibiotics in Organic Solvents. Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • S. H. Mohd Setapar, S. W. Lau, E. Toorisaka, M. Goto, S. Furusaki, and H. B. Mat. 2004. Tenth Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Conference, October 17-20, 2004: Reverse Micelle Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Antibiotics. Kitakyushu, Japan.

Research Resource Funding

  • CSCR Grant (2012-2013): Project Leader Project Title: “The Dual Conditioning Effect of Salt and Chitosan on the Dewaterability of Anaerobically Digested Sludge”
  • CSCR Grant (2012-2013): Co-Investigator Project Title: “Prediction of Gas Hydrate Formation Conditions using Hybrid Intelligent System”
  • CSCR Grant (2009-2011): Co-Investigator Project Title: “Extraction of Algae Oil for the Production of Transport Liquid Biofuel”
  • MOSTI Grant (2009-2011): Co-Investigator Project Title: “Development of Food Microstructures to Reduce Sodium in Foods”

Professional Associations

  • 2008-Present   ASSOCIATE MEMBER, the Institution of Chemical Engineers UK
  • 2005-Present   GRADUATE ENGINEER, the Board of Engineers Malaysia

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