Tan Yin Ling

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Dr. Tan Yin Ling
PhD. MEng, BEng, (Hons)
Senior Lecturer
Chemical Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939
Location: Skylark 3 
Email: tan.yin.ling@curtin.edu.my

Background

Tan Yin Ling is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Sarawak Campus. Prior to joining Curtin Sarawak, she was a Postgraduate Researcher at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, where she completed her MEng research works. Her areas of specialisation include that of process synthesis and design (focusing on process integration for cleaner production & waste minimisation). She establishes international collaboration with Professor Dr. Dominic Foo Chwan Yee from University of Nottingham Malaysia, and Professor M.M. El-Halwagi from Texas A&M University, USA.

Academic History

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (2013), Curtin University
  • Visiting Scholar in Texas A&M University, USA (Nov 2008 – Jan 2009)
  • MEng in Chemical Engineering (2005), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • BEng in Chemical Engineering (2003), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Awards

  • 2011 Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Award – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Early Career)
  • 2010 Curtin Excellent and Innovation in Teaching Award – Teaching Excellent (Early Career)
  • Two journal papers being recognised in the Top-75 most cited articles published in the IChemE journals 2006 – 2009.
    Tan, Y.L., Manan, Z. A. and Foo, D.C.Y. (2007). Retrofit of Water Network with Regeneration Using Water Pinch Analysis. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 85 (4B): 305-31
    Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y., Tan, R. R. and Tan, Y. L. (2007). Ultimate Flowrate Targeting with Regeneration Placement. Trans IChemE, Part A, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 85(A9): 1253-1267
  • 2008 Best Research Paper Award, Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Research Interests

  • Process Integration for Pollution Prevention
    > Heat Integration
    > Water Minimisation
    > Simultaneous Energy and Water Minimisation
    > Property Integration
  • Process Synthesis & Design

Journal Publications

  1. Tan, Y. L., Ng, D. K. S., El-Halwagi, M. M., Foo, D. C. Y and Samyudia, Y., Floating pinch technique for utility targeting in heat exchanger network (2013) Chemical Engineering Research & Design, DOI:10.1016/j.cherd.2013.06.029.
  2. Tan, Y.L., Ng, D.K.S., El-Halwagi, M.M., Foo, D.C.Y and Samyudia, Y. (2013), Synthesis of heat integrated resource conservation networks using variable operating parameters, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52(22), 7196-7210.
  3. Y.L. Tan, D.K.S. Ng, M.M. El-Halwagi, D.C.Y. Foo and Y. Samyudia, Synthesis of heat integrated resource conservation networks, 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (Editors: I.A. Karimi and R. Srinivasan), Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31: 985-989, Elsevier, 2012.
  4. Ng, D.N.K., Foo, D. C. Y., Tan, R. R., Pau, C.H. and Tan, Y. L. (2009). Automated Targeting for Conventional and Bilateral Property-based Resource Conservation Network. Chemical Engineering Journal 149, 87-101.
  5. Tan, Y. L. and Manan, Z. A. (2008). A new Systematic Technique for Retrofit of Water Network, Int. J. Environment and Pollution (IJEP), 32, No. 4, 519-526.
  6. Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y., Tan, R. R. and Tan, Y. L. (2008) Extension of Targeting Procedure for “Ultimate Flowrate Targeting With Regeneration Placement” by Ng et al., Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 85 (A9), 1253-1267.
  7. Tan, Y. L., Manan, Z. A. and Foo, D. C. Y. (2007). Retrofit of Water Network with Regeneration Using Water Pinch Analysis, TransIChemE Part B, Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 85(B3), 1-14.
  8. Manan, Z. A., Tan, Y. L., Foo, D. C. Y. and Tea, S. Y. (2007). Application of Water Cascade Analysis Technique for Water Minimisation in A Paper Mill Plant, Int. J. Environmental and Pollution (IJEP), 29, 90-103.
  9. Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y., Tan, R. R. amd Tan, Y. L. (2007). Ultimate Flowrate Targeting with Regeneration Placement. Trans IChemE, Part A, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 85(A9): 1253–1267.
  10. Tan, Y. L. and Mana, Z. A. (2006). Retrofit of Water Network with Optimisation of Existing Regeneration Units. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 7592-7602.
  11. Manan, Z. A., Foo, D. C. Y. and Tan, Y. L. (2006), Use Cascade Analysis Technique to Set Baseline Targets and Optimise Water Network, Chemical Engineering Progress, Volume 102, No 7 (July 2006).
  12. Foo, D. C. Y., Manan, Z. A. and Tan, Y. L. (2005). Synthesis of Maximum Water Recovery Network for Batch Process Systems, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 13, No 15, 1381-1394.
  13. Manan, Z. A., Tan, Y. L. and Foo, D. C. Y. (2004). Targeting the Minimum Water Flow Rate Using Water Cascade Analysis Technique, AIChE Journal, Volume 50, No. 12, 3169-3183.

Conference Papers

  1. Tan, Y. L., Ng, D. K. S., El-Halwagi, M. M., Foo, D. C. Y and Samyudia, Y. (2013), Heat integrated resource conservation networks without mixing prior to heat exchanger network, 6th International Conference on Process System Engineering (PSE Asia 2013), Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Y.L. Tan, D.K.S. Ng, M.M. El-Halwagi, D.C.Y. Foo and Y. Samyudia, Synthesis of heat integrated resource conservation networks. The 11th International Symposium on Process System Engineering- PSE 2012, Singapore.
  3. Y.L. Tan and M.M. El-Halwagi, Heat Integrated Resource Conservation Networks, 4th International Conference on Chemical & Bio Process Engineering  (ICCBPE 2012) in conjunction with the 26th symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2012), Sabah, 2012
  4. W.S. Yeo, Y.L. Tan and Y. Samyudia, Development of Systematic Technique for Property and Energy Integration in Continuous Process, 4th International Conference on Chemical & Bio Process Engineering  (ICCBPE 2012) in conjunction with the 26th symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2012), Sabah, 2012
  5. Tan, Y.L. and Samyudia, Y. (2009). Teaching Styles versus Learning Styles: How to match them? Curtin Teaching & Learning Open Forum, Miri, Malaysia.
  6. Tan, Y. L., Pau, C. H., Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y. and Tan, R. R. (2008). Automated Targeting for Property Integration. AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, US.
  7. Tan, Y. L., Foo, C. Y., Tan, R. R. and Ng, D. K. S. (2007), Approximate Graphical Targeting for Water Network with Two Contaminants. paper presented in 10th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling & Optimisation for Energy Saving & Pollution Reduction (PRES 2007) Ischia, Italy.
  8. Tan, Y. L., Foo, C.Y. and Tan, R. R. (2006), Minimum Flowrates Targeting for Multiple Contaminants Water Network, 20th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE), Shah Alam, Malaysia. 
  9. Manan, Z. A., Wan Alwi, S. R., Ooi, B. L., Tan, Y. L. and Foo, C. Y (2004), Water Matrix – A Computer Software for the Reduction of Energy and Water in Industry and Public Buildings, IENA, Nurenberg, Germany.
  10. Tan, Y. L. and Manan Z. A. (2004), Retrofit of Water Network with Mass Transfer Based Processes, 18th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE), Tronoh, Malaysia. 
  11. Foo, C. Y., Manan, Z. A. and Tan, Y. L. (2003) Synthesis of Maximum Recovery Network for Batch Process Systems, paper presented in 6th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling & Optimisation for Energy Saving & Pollution Reduction (PRES 2003) Hamilton, Canada. 
  12. Tan, Y. L. and Manan Z. A. (2003), Retrofit of Water Network in A Paper Making Process based on Water Pinch Analysis, 17th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE), Tronoh, Malaysia. 
  13. Tan, Y.L., Manan Z.A., Foo, C.Y. (2002), Water Minimisation by Pinch Technology – Water Cascade Table for Minimum Water and Wastewater Targeting, Proceeding of the 9th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE), New Zealand.

Research Resource Funding

  • CSRF Grant (11/06 – 11/08): Chief Investigator
    Project title: Property Integration with Regeneration Placement for Continuous and Batch Processes
  • SHELL Malaysia Grant (01/08 – 01/10): Co-Investigator
    Project Title: Design and optimization of a hydrophilic cross-flow ultra-filtration membrane unit for the treatment of oilfield produced water in Sarawak
  • MOSTI Grant (09/07 – 08/09):  Associate Investigator
    Project Title: Development for Property Integration for Waste Minimisations
  • MPB Grant (2008 – 2010): Associate Investigator
    Project Title: Fine Particle Formation by Rapid Expansion of the Supercritical Solution (RESS) of Black Pepper’s Bioactive Compounds – Design, Optimization & Experimental Studies

Consulting Record

  • Involved in two consultancy projects entitle “Process Technology” for Shell Integrated Plant in Bintulu (2007 & 2008).
  • Involved in three batches consultancy projects entitle “Process Technology” for the Government’s Manpower Training Requirement Programme for the Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy (SCORE) (2009 & 2010).

 Professional Associations

  • Associate Member, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK
  • Registered with Board of Engineering Malaysia (BEM)

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