Dr. Tan Yin Ling

Dr. Tan Yin Ling

PhD, MEng BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Environmental Engineering Program
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering 

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2637
Location: Skylark 3 Room 449
Email: tanyinling@curtin.edu.my

Academic History

  • PhD (Chemical Engineering), Curtin University, 2013
  • MEng (Chemical Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering) (Hons.), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Oct 2022 – Present
    Senior Lecture, Environmental Engineering program, Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia
  • Jan 2010 – Nov 2013
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia
  • Nov 2008 – Jan 2009  
    Visiting Scholar in Texas A&M University, USA
  • Feb 2006 – Dec 2009 
    Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia
  • Jul 2005 – Sep 2005   
    Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia

Awards

  • 2011 Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Award – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Early Career)
  • 2010 Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award – Teaching Excellence (Early Career)
  • Two journal papers 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): 305-317
    • 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 Malaysia
  • 2nd Runner Up (Postgraduate Division) in the Shell Inter-Varsity Paper Presentation Competition 2004
  • Awarded National Science Fellowship (NSF) scholarship from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment for postgraduate (MEng) studies (2003 – 2005)
  • Fully sponsored by Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) as a participant at the 9th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2002), New Zealand
  • Research selected as the Best Working Paper at the Paper Presentation 2002 organised by the IEM

Research Interest and Expertise

  • Resource Conservation with Process Integration – Heat Integration, Water Minimisation, Property Integration, Simultaneous Energy and Mass Minimisation
  • Batch Process Modelling & Optimisation
  • Process Synthesis & Design

List of Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Yeo, W. S., Tan, Y. L. and Samyudia, Y. (2018), Development of an Integrated Technique for Energy and Property Integration in Batch Processes, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(6), 2178-2191.
  2. Goh, W. S., Tan, Y. L. and Ng, D. K. S. (2015), Floating Automated Targeting for Resource Conservation Networks, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(23), 6135-6145.
  3. Tan, Y. L., Ng, D. K. S., El-Halwagi, M. M., Foo, D. C. Y and Samyudia, Y. (2014), Heat integrated resource conservation networks without mixing prior to heat exchanger network, Journal of Cleaner Production, 71, 128-138.
  4. Tan, Y. L., Ng, D. K. S., El-Halwagi, M. M., Foo, D. C. Y and Samyudia, Y. (2014), Floating pinch technique for utility targeting in heat exchanger network, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 92(1), 119-126.
  5. 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.
  6. Tan, Y.L., Ng, D.K.S., El-Halwagi, M.M., Samyudia, Y. and Foo, D.C.Y. (2012). 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.
  7. Ng, D.N.K., Foo, 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y., Tan, R. R. amd Tan, Y. L. (2007). Ultimate Flowrate Targeting with Regeneration Placement. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 85 (9), 1253-1267.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
  16. 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. Yeo, W. S., Tan, Y.L. and Samyudia, Y. (2014) Development of Systematic Technique for Property and Energy Integration in Batch Processes, The 2nd Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Colloquium, Miri, Malaysia.
  2. 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, Malaysia.
  3. Yeo, W.S., Tan, Y.L. and Samyudia, Y. (2013) Development of Systematic Technique for Property and Energy Integration in Batch Process, Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research (POCER 2013), Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
  4. Tan, Y.L. and El-Halwagi, M. (2012) 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, Malaysia.
  5. Yeo, W.S., Tan, Y.L. and Samyudia, Y. (2012) 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, Malaysia.
  6. Tan, Y.L. and Samyudia, Y. (2009). Teaching Styles versus Learning Styles: How to match them? Curtin Teaching & Learning Open Forum, Miri, Malaysia.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

Postgraduate Supervision

  1. Yeo, W. S. (2014), Development of Systematic Technique for Energy and Property Integration in Batch Processes, Master of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering), Curtin University.

Research Grants 

  • 2007-2008  Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) Grant
    Title: Property Integration with Regeneration Placement for Continuous and Batch Processes
    Amount: RM 10,000
    Role: Chief Investigator
  • 2007-2009  Shell Malaysia Grant
    Title: Design and optimization of a hydrophilic cross-flow ultra-filtration membrane unit for the treatment of oilfield produced water in Sarawak
    Amount: RM 170,000
    Role: Co-investigator
  • 2007-2009  Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia
    Title: Development for Property Integration for Waste Minimisations
    Amount: RM 190,000
    Role: Co-investigator
  • 2007-2010  Malaysia Pepper Board
    Title: Fine Particle Formation by Rapid Expansion of the Supercritical Solution (RESS) of Black Pepper’s Bioactive Compounds – Design, Optimization & Experimental
    Amount: RM184,600
    Role: Co-investigator

Consultation Projects 

  • 2009-2010  Manpower Training Requirement Programmes for the Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy (SCORE) (worth 2.35 million)
    Client: Ministry of Industrial Development, Sarawak State Government
    Role: Trainer
  • 2007-2008  Process Plant Technology
    Client: Shell Integrated Plant, Bintulu
    Role: Consultant

Affiliation and Membership 

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