Yam Ke San

Yam Ke San

Dr. Ke San Yam
PhD, MSc, BSc.

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939 Extn: 2427 
Fax: +60 85 443837
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 455
Email: yamks@curtin.edu.my


Yam Ke San joined Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia Campus as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in October 2015. He previously has worked as a researcher at the Department of Oil and Gas Engineering at Cranfield University. He previously has obtained his Bachelor degree in Nottingham University and his MSc and PhD from Leeds University.

Research Interest

  • Multiphase Flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics

  • Gravity Currents

Academic History 

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Leeds University
  • Msc in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Leeds University
  • Beng in Mechanical Engineering, Nottingham University Malaysia Campus


Journal Publications

  1. K Yam, AD Burns, DB Ingham, and WD McCaffrey. Influence of lift force on the settling velocities of rotating particles in two-dimensional shear flow. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139(12):1277–1285, 2013

  2. Ke Yam, William D McCaffrey, Derek B Ingham, and Alan D Burns. Cfd modelling of selected laboratory turbidity currents. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49(5):657–666, 2011

  3. K Yam, SD Harris, DB Ingham, and I Pop. Boundary-layer flow of reiner–philippoff fluids past a stretching wedge. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 44(10):1056–1062, 2009

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