Stephanie Chan Yen San

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Stephanie Chan Yen San
PhD, BEng (Hons), MIEAust
Head of First Year Engineering
Senior Lecturer

Contact Details
Tel: +60 85 443939 Ext:2538
Location: Skylark 3 Room 426
Fax: +60 85 443837
Email: chanyensan@curtin.edu.my

 Academic History

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2014)
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Chemical-Bioprocess), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2010)

Awards

  1. Young Scientist Travel Grant for American Chemical Society (ACS) Global Innocation Imperatives (Gii) Forum 2017
  2. USM fellowship: School of Chemical Engineering, USM from July 2010-June 2013
  3. Gold Chapter Award, Golden Key International Honor Society, 2008
  4. EPGT travel award: Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan and National Tsing Hua University

Research Interest

  • My PhD research specializes in the field of bio-nanotechnology which is a cross disciplinary research area. Hence, I am flexible in conducting research either in Material Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering or Chemical Engineering discipline.
  • I have initiated collaborative work with Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Sarawak Malaysia and International Medical University Malaysia.
  • I am also the lead for the bionanotechnology research area in Bio-Process Technologies Research Group of Curtin Sarawak and produces quality research work.
  • Currently I have strong interest in the following disciplines:
    1. Bionanotechnology
    2. Bioprocessing Engineering & Technology
    3. Biotechnology
    4. Membrane technology
    5. Microwave drying technology

Selected Research Funding & Research Projects

  1. Funder: Curtin Sarawak Research Fund
    Title: Impregnation of silver nanopartilces in a polysulfone membrane: Filtration performance, antimicrobial ability and biofouling resistance studies
    Amount: RM 10,000
    Team member: Dr Stephanie Chan, Ms Lau Shiew Wei, Dr Leo Choe Peng
  2. Funder: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Title: Characterization and modelling of oil palm fruits and bunches subject to microwave heating
    Amount: RM 94,000
    Team member: Dr Stephanie Chan, Dr Law Ming Chiat, Dr Leo Choe Peng, A/P Dr You Kok Yew, A/P Dr Zulkifly Abbas
    Duration: Dec 2014- Dec 2017
  3. Funder: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Title: Development, numerical modelling and experimental verification of a microwave-heated and cavitation-induced distillation vessel to improve the cold flow properties of palm oil biodiesel
    Amount: RM 122,000
    Team member: Dr Law Ming Chiat, Dr Stephanie Chan, Dr Vincent Lee, Dr Wee Siaw Kur, A/P Dr You Kok Yew, A/P Dr Zulkifly Abbas, Dr Ulugbek Azimov
    Duration: Dec 2014- Dec 2017
  4. Funder: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Title: Investigation on shear strength and consolidation behaviour of peat treated using microbial induced calcite precipitation
    Amount: RM 91,800
    Team member: Dr Wong Kwong Soon, Dr Stephanie Chan, Dr Lau Sie Yon
    Duration: Dec 2015- Dec 2018
  5. Funder: MJM (Palm Oil) Sdn Bhd
    Title: Quality determination of organic fertilizer derived from oil palm decanter cake
    Amount: RM 10,000
    Team member: Dr Stephanie Chan, Ir Tian Foon Howe
    Duration: June 2016- August 2016

Selected Publications 

A. Book Chapter

  1. Mat Don, M., Chan, Y. S. and Jeevanandam, J. (2016) Chapter 8: Antimicrobial Properties of Nanobiomaterials and the Mechanicsm. Nanobiomaterials in Antimicrobial Therapy. Applications of Nanobiomaterials Volume 6. 261-312.
  2. Jeevanandam, J., Aing, YS., Chan, YS., Pan, S., Danquah, MK (2016) Chapter 3: Nano-formulation and application of phytochemicals as antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial nanoarchitectonics (1st Edition): From synthesis to application. Elservier.
  3. Nnaji, OC., Jeevanandam, J., Chan, YS, Danquah, MK, Pan, S., Barhoum, A. (2017) Chapter 13: Engineered nanomaterials for wastewater treatment-Current and future trends. Fundamentals of nanoparticles (1st edition) Elsevier.

B. Journal Publications

  1. Phang, RKI, Chan, YS., Wong, KS., Lau, SY. (2018). Isolation and Characterisation of Urease-producing Bacteria from Tropical Peat. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. (In Press).
  2. Jeevanandam, J., Chan, YS., Danquah, MK (2017). Biosynthesis and characterization of MgO nanoparticles from plant extracts via induced molecular nucleation. New Journal of Chemistry 41: 2800-2814.
  3. Jeevanandam, J., Chan, YS., Danquah, MK (2017). Calcination-Dependent Morphology Transformation of Sol-Gel Synthesized MgO Nanoparticles. Chemistry Select 2: 10393-10404
  4. Jessie S.L, Chang, Chan, YS., Law, MC, Leo, CP (2017).Comparative microstructure study of oil palm fruit bunch fibre, mesocarp and kernels after microwave pre-treatment. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 217:012026. (Doi:10.1088/1757-899X/217/1/012026).
  5. Yeong, SP., Law, MC, Vincent Lee, CC., Chan, YS (2017). Modelling batch microwave heating of water. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 217:012035 (Doi:10.1088/1757-899X/217/1/012035).
  6. Jeevanandam, J., Chan, Y. S., Danquah., M. K. (2016). Nano-formulation of drugs: recent developments, impact and challenges. Biochimie 128: 99-112.
  7. A Anand Kumar, J. Jaison, K. Prabakaran, R. Nagarajan, Y. S. Chan (2016). Water Quality Monitoring: A comparative case study of municipal and Curtin Sarawak’s lake samples. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 121:012019. Doi:10.1088/1757-899x/121×1/012019
  8. Jeevanandam, J., Chan, Y. S., Danquah, M.K. (2016). Biosynthesis of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. ChemBioEng Reviews. doi: 10.1002/cben.201500018
  9. M.C., Law, E. L. Liew,. S. L. Chang, Y. S. Chan, C.P. Leo (2016). Modelling microwave heating of discrete samples of oil palm kernels. Applied Thermal Engineering  98:702-726.
  10. Jeevanandam, J., Danquah, M. K., Debnath, S., Meka, V. S., Chan, Y. S. (2015). Opportunity for nano-formulations in type 2 diabetes mellitus treatments. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 16(10):853-870
  11. J.S.L. Chang, M.C. Law, Y.S. Chan, C.P. Leo (2015) Effect of Microwave Heating on Oil Palm Mesocarp. Chemical Engineering Transactions. 45:1633-1638
  12. Jeevanadam, J., Ashok Raja, C., Balakumar, S., Chan, Y. S. (2015). Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of magnesium peroxide nanoparticles. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 78:12005. 1-8.
  13. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2013). Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from Schizophyllum commune and in vitro antimicrobial activity studies. Journal of Physical Science 24(2): 83-96.
  14. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2013). Optimization of process variables for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Pycnoporus sanguineus using statistical experimental design. Journal of Korean Society for Applied and Biological Chemistry 56(1): 11-20.
  15. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2013). Biosynthesis and structural characterization of Ag nanoparticles from white rot fungi. Materials Science and Engineering C. 33:282-288.
  16. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2013). Optimization of process parameters in bioreduction of Ag nanoparticles by Pycnoporus sanguineus. Advanced Materials Research. 626: 95-98.
  17. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2011). A macro view of Bionanotechnology: Application and implications in the near future. Journal of Bionanoscience. 5:97-106.
  18. Mashitah, M.D. and Chan, Y. S (2010). Biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles synthesized by Schizophyllum commune. World Journal of Engineering. Supplement 3: 793. 
  19. Chan, Y.S and Mashitah, M.D. (2010). Synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by Pycnoporous sanguineus. Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Supplement 1:5-6. 

C. Conference Proceedings

  1. A Anand Kumar, J. Jaison, K. Prabakaran, R. Nagarajan, Y. S Chan (2015). Water Quality Monitoring: A comparative case study of municipal and Curtin Sarawak’s lake samples. In Proceeding: The 10th CUTSE International Conference, Curtin University Sarawak, 6-7 November 2015.
  2. Y.S. Chan and M.C. Law (2015). A short review on the implementation of open-ended laboratory towards innovative and creative thinking in engineering discipline. 3rd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. 26-27 Nov 2015 Curtin University Miri Sarawak
  3. Anwar, N, Khandoker, S. Islam, S. Debnath, P. Kumar, Y.S. Chan, M.K. Danquah (2015). Class attendance: A key parameter towards quality engineering graduates. 3rd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. 26-27 Nov 2015 Curtin University Miri Sarawak
  4. Jessie Sze Ling Chang, Ming Chiat Law, Yen San Chan (2015).  Microstructure study on oil palm fruit bunch fibre after microwave drying pre-treatment. In Proceeding: The 3rd Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Research Colloquium 2015, UNIMAS, Sarawak, 14 April, 2015.
  5. Jeevanandam, J, Chan, Y. S., Muthiah, S. (2015). Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Aspergillus tamarii. In Proceeding: The 3rd Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Research Colloquium 2015, UNIMAS, Sarawak, 14 April, 2015.
  6. Jeevanandam, J., Ashok Raja, C., Balakumar, S., Chan, Y. S. (2014). Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of magnesium peroxide nanoparticles. In Proceeding: The 9th CUTSE International Conference, Curtin University Sarawak, 3-5 Dec 2014
  7. Chan, Y. S, Mashitah, M.D., Lim, J.K. and Mohamed, A.R. (2013). Comparative studies on the synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Pycnoporus sanguineus in shake flasks and stirred tank reactor. In: Proceeding of CHEMECA 2013: Challenging Tomorrow. Brisbane, Queensland. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 39-43.
  8. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D. (2012). Optimization of process parameter in bioreduction of Ag nanoparticles by Pycnoporus sanguineus. In: Proceeding of International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering and Technology (ICAMET 2012). Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia, 28-30 November 2012.
  9. Othman, N.Z, Chan, Y. S., Malek, R.A., Ramli, S., Ismail, N.S., Sarmidi, M.R., Aziz, R., El-Enshasy, H.A. (2012). Bioprocess optimization for cell mass production and functional characterization of: Lactobacillus plantarum. In: Proceeding of 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, AlChE2012, Pittsburgh, PA, 28 October -2 November 2012. 
  10. Chan, Y. S. And Mashitah, M. D. (2011). Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from Schizophyllum commune and in vitro antimicrobial activity studies. In Proceeding of The 18thRegional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2011). Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 27-28 October 2011, 
  11. Mashitah, M.D. and Chan, Y. S (2011). Schizophyllum commune as nano-factory for biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles. In Proceeding of The Nineteenth Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-19). Shanghai, China, 24-30 July 2011.
  12. Chan, Y. S. And Mashitah, M. D. (2011). Instantaneous biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by selected macro fungi. In: Proceeding of the 2ndInternational Conference on Biotechnology Engineering, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17-19 May 2011. ISBN: 978-983-42978-3-1. 
  13. Chan, Y.S. and Mashitah, M.D (2010). Synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by Pycnoporous sanguineus. In: Proceeding of International Conference on Natural Products, Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia, 10-12 December 2010. 
  14. Chan, Y.S., El-Enshasy H., Othman, N. Z., Malek, R.A. Bioprocess optimization and functionality characterization of Lactobacillus plantarum. In: Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference of Biotechnology and Wellness Industry. Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-10 October 2010 

HDRs Supervision

  1. HDR Student Name: Hii Yiik Siang
    Supervisors: Dr Stephanie Chan, Dr Lau Shiew Wei, Prof Michael Danquah
    Project: Isolation and microencapsulation of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms for enhanced agricultural growth on peat.
    Status: on-going PhD
  2. HDR Student Name : Jordy Ling Kim Ung
    Supervisors: Dr Stephanie Chan, A/P Dr Jobrun Nandog, Dr Yalun Arrifin
    Project: Antioxidant nanoemulsion formulation from the extract of Mangifera panjang
    Status: on-going PhD
  3. HDR Student Name : Jessie Chang Sze Ling
    Supervisors: A/P Dr Chua Han Bing, Dr Law Ming Chiat, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San
    Project Title: Modeling microwave heating of oil palm fruits and bunches
    Status: Completed
  4. HDR Student Name: Jaison Jevanandam
    Supervisors: Professor Dr Michael Danquah, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San, A/P Dr Sujan Debnath, Dr Srinkath Vekata
    Project: Enhanced synthesis and delivery of MgO nanoparticles for reverse insulin resistance in Type 2 Diabetes
    Status: Under Examination
  5. HDR Student Name: Ivy Yii Siew Aing
    Supervisors: Professor Dr Michael Danquah, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San Chan
    Project: Pressurized solvent-free microwave extraction of garlic oil
    Status: Under Examination
  6. HDR Student Name: Yeoh Siew Ping
    Supervisors: Dr Law Ming Chiat, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San, Dr Vincent Lee Chien g Chen
    Project: Development, modelling and experimental verification of a amicrowave-heated, cavitation-induced distillation vessel to improve the cold-flow properties of palm oil biodiesel
    Status: On-going PhD
  7. HDR Student Name: Tan Kei Xian
    Supervisors: Professor Dr Michael Danquah, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San, Dr John Lau Sie Yon
    Project: Aptameric Formulation for Enhanced Cell-targeted Drug Delivery
    Status: On-going PhD
  8. HDR Student Name: Ignatius Phang
    Supervisors: Dr Wong Kwong Soon, Dr Stephanie Chan Yen San, Dr John Lau Sie Yon
    Project: Investigation on shear strength and consolidation behavior of peat treated using microbial induced calcite precipitation
    Status; On-going PhD

Professional Associations

  • MIEAust (Member of Engineers Australia, 2017)
  • Institutional Representative of American Chemistry Society Malaysia, 2015
  • Committee member of IEM-YES Miri and Editor for IEM Miri’s Newsletter, 2015
  • Graduate Member, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, 2013
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia, 2010
  • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, 2008

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