Vincent Lee Chieng Chen

Associate Professor Vincent C C Lee
BEng (Hons) PhD Nott, CEng MIMechE, MIMM
Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Science

Contact Details
Telephone : +60 85 443939 ext. 2475
Facsimile : +60 85 443837
Location : Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 438


Dr. Lee is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), United Kingdom. He is also a Professional Member of the Institution of Materials Malaysia (IMM) and Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). Dr. Lee is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Chairperson of Industrial and External Relations Committee of Faculty of Engineering and Science. Dr Lee joined Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia in 2013.  Prior joining Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia, he served as a Research Engineer at Daikin Malaysia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Nottingham in 2009 and 2013, respectively.  Dr. Lee’s research focuses on the use of numerical and experimental methods of non-linear dynamics to solve engineering problems. The current foci of his attention are simultaneous microwave and ultrasound irradiation, resonant valve-less pumping, chatter vibrations in metal cutting, and sports engineering.  In the engineering community, Dr. Lee works closely with the Young Member Section of IMechE Malaysia Branch and IMM Miri Branch promoting professional engineering practices, and public awareness of engineering, science, and technology.


  • National Science Fellowship, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, 2009-2012
  • Research Led Fund Award, Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research, 2011

Teaching Units

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Vibration

Research Interests

  • Chatter vibrations in metal cutting
  • Electro-mechanical systems
  • Energy harvesting techniques
  • Non-linear mechanical vibrations
  • Resonant valve-less pumping
  • Simultaneous microwave-ultrasound irradiation
  • Sports engineering and technologies

Research Resource Funding

  1. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – 2014
    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
  2. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) – 2014
    Enhancing Machinability of Nickel Super Alloys using Advanced Tools in End Milling Operation


For list of publications, click here.

Professional Activities

  • Young Member Section, IMechE Malaysia Branch, and
  • Academic Liaison Officer, Curtin IMechE Student Chapter
  • Public Liaison Officer, IMM Miri Branch, and
  • Academic Advisor, Curtin IMM Student Chapter
  • Organising, and technical committee of international, and national conferences (ICMST 2014 and 2016, CUTSE 2013-2015, POCER 2011)


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