Law Ming Chiat

MC 
Dr. Law Ming Chiat
PhD, BEng (Hons), MIMechE, CEng

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Malaysia
Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 630100 Extn: 2479 
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 364
Email: m.c.law@curtin.edu.my

Research Profile

Research Interests

Microwave heating, ultrasound, heat transfer, fluid flow, multi-scale, multi-physics modeling, micromechanics, nanoparticles

Professional Experience

  • Senior lecturer, Curtin University Malaysia, (since July 2009 – November 2017)
  • Research officer, University of Bath, (March 2007 until end of May 2009)

Worked closely with Airbus and SEIC in one of the Integrated Wings work packages (WP3.3), that focuses on the model-based fault diagnosis and isolation techniques for aircraft fuel systems

Professional Affiliation

Member, Institution of the Mechanical Engineers (UK)

Subjects Taught

  • Manufacturing Technology (5-6 main subjects)
  • Machine Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Supervision

1 PostDoc (Completed) 1 PostDoc (Ongoing)

1 PhD (Completed) 2 PhD (Ongoing)

5 MPhil (Completed) 2 MPhil (Ongoing),

20 UG (Completed) 5 UG (Ongoing)

Journal Publications

2004

  1. Law, M.C., Clarke, A. and Garner, C.P., ”The Effects of Soot Properties on the Regeneration Behaviour of Wall-Flow Diesel Particulate Filters”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 218(12), 2004, pp 1513-1524, ISSN 0954-4070

2005

  1. Law, M.C., Clarke, A. and Garner, C.P., ”A Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Model with a Multi-Step Chemical Reaction Scheme”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 219(2), 2005, pp 215-226, ISSN 0954-4070

2008

  1. Law, M.C., Clarke, A., Garner, C.P. and A M Williams,A Finite-Volume-based two-dimensional wall-flow Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Model”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 222(5), 2008, pp 829 – 857, ISSN 0954-4070

2013

  1. Hii C.L., Law C.L., Law M.C., “Simulation of Heat and Mass Transfer of Cocoa Beans under Stepwise Drying Conditions in a Heat Pump Dryer”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 54(1), pp 264 – 271, 2013

2014

  1. Tay C.L. and Law, M.C. “ Numerical Modeling of MCFC: Effects of gas flow direction in anode and cathodePERTANIKA Journal of Science and Technology, 22(2), 2014.

 2015

  1. J.S. Lim, S.F. Wong, M.C. Law, Y. Samyudia, S.S. Dol, “A review on the effects of emulsions on flow behaviors and common factors affecting the stability of emulsions”, Journal of Applied Sciences, 15(2), 167-172, 2015
  2. Law M.C., Lee V.C.-C, Tay C.L., “Dynamic behaviors of a molten carbonate fuel cell under a sudden shut-down scenario: Effects on temperature gradients”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 82, pp 98-109, 2015
  3. M.C. Law, G. V. Y. Liang, V.C.C. Lee, S.K. Wee, “Temperature and voltage responses of a molten carbonate fuel cell in the presence of a hydrogen fuel leakage”, IOP Conf. series: Material Science and Engineering, 78, 2015
  4. Jessie S.L. Chang, Ming C. Law, Yen S. Chan, Cho P. Leo, “Effects of Microwave Heating on Oil Palm Mesocarp”, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 2015 DOI: http://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545273
  5. Siew Fan Wong, Ming Chiat Law, Yudi Samyudia, Sharul Sham Dol, “Rheology study of Water-in-Crude Oil Emulsions”, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 2015, DOI: http://doi.org/10.3303/CET1545236

2016

  1. W.T. Liew, M.C. Law, “Simulation of a bioreactor with improved fermentation kinetic – fluid flow model”, PERTANIKA Journal of Science and Technology, 24(1), pp 137- 163, 2016
  1. Lee V.C.-C, M.C. Law, S.K. Wee, “Theory to Practice on computer-aided Engineering Tools”, Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 20(2), 2015, DOI: 10.1080/22054952.2015.1116175
  2. M.C. Law, E.L. Liew, Y.S. Chan, C.P. Leo, “Modelling microwave heating of discrete samples of oil palm kernels”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 98, pp 702-726, 2016
  3. S.K. Wee, Y.W. Pok, M.C. Law, V.C.C. Lee, “The study of solid circulation rate in a compartmented fluidised bed gasifier (CFBG)”, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 36, pp 12036, 2016.
  4. V.C.C. Lee, Chang Hong Chai, Ming Chiat Law, S.K. Wee, “Experimental Analysis of Impedance-Driven Reverse Flow Dynamics”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 819, pp305-308, 2016.

2017

  1. Lee V.C.-C., Chai, C.H., Law, M.C., Wee, S.K., “On the analysis of impedance-driven reverse flow dynamics”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 12(2), pp451,459, 2017
  2. Jessie S.L. Chang, Y.S. Chan, M.C. Law, C.P. Leo, “Comparative microstructure study oil palm fruit bunch fibre, mesocarp and kernel after microwave pre-treatment”, International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2017, IOP Conf. series: Material Science and Engineering
  3. S.P. Yeong, M.C. Law, V.C.C. Lee, Y.S. Chan, “Modelling batch microwave heating of water”, International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2017, IOP Conf. series: Material Science and Engineering

2018

  1. Van Hong Leong, Hisham Ben Mahmud, Ming Chiat Law, Henry Chee Yew Foo, Inn Shi Tan, “A comparison and assessment of the modelling and simulation of the sandstone matrix acidizing process: A critical methodology study”, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 57, pp 52-67, 2018
  2. Leong, V.H., Ben Mahmud, H., Law, M.C. et al. “A numerical modelling and simulation of core-scale sandstone acidizing process: a study on the effect of temperature”,  Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-018-0522-8

 2019

  1. S.P. Yeong, M.C. Law, K.Y. You, Y.S. Chan, V.C.C. Lee, “A coupled electromagnetic-thermal-fluid-kinetic model for microwave-assisted production of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate biodiesel”, Applied Energy, 237, pp. 457- 475, 2019
  2. G.L. Lee, M.C. Law, V.C.-C. Lee, “Modelling of liquid heating subject to simultaneous microwave and ultrasound irradiation”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 150, pp. 1126 – 1140, 2019
  3. G.L. Lee, M.C. Law, V.C.-C. Lee, “Model Development and Simulation of Nucleate Pool Boiling in OpenFOAM: Boiling Physics in Bulk Liquid and Roles of Freeboard Region”, 140, pp.255-279, 2019
  4. V.H. Leong, H.B. Mahmud, M.C. Law, CYH Foo, IS Tan, “An optimization framework for sandstone acidizing using design of experiment (DOE) and mathematical modelling, IOP Conference series: material science and engineering, 495(1), 012066
  5. M.C. Law, J.S.L. Chang, Y.S. Chan, D.Y. Pui, K.Y. You, “Experimental characterization and modeling microwave heating of oil palm kernel, mesocarp and empty fruit bunches”, Drying Technology, 37(1), 69-91, 2019
  6. P.N. Y. Yek, M.S. Osman, S.H. Kong, M.C. Law, R.K. Liew, S.S. Lam, “Numerical simulation and experimental validation of microwave torrefaction for empty fruit bunches pellet”, e-Bangi, 16(3), 2019

 2020 – 2021

  1. GL Lee, MC Law, VC-C Lee, “Numerical modelling of liquid heating and boiling phenomena under microwave irradiation using OpenFOAM”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 148, 119096, 2020
  2. Ting Yen Chong, Ming Chiat Law, Yen San Chan, “The Potentials of Corn Waste Lignocellulosic Fibre as an Improved Reinforced Bioplastic Composites”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 2020
  3. Jeevanandam, J., Chan, Y.S., Danquah, M.K., Law, M.C., “Cytotoxicity Analysis of Morphologically Different Sol-Gel-Synthesized MgO Nanoparticles and Their In Vitro Insulin Resistance Reversal Ability in Adipose cells.” Appl Biochem Biotechnol 190, 1385–1410 (2020)

2021

  1. GL Lee, MC Law, VC-C Lee, “Numerical modelling and investigation of microwave heating and boiling phenomena in binary liquid mixture using OpenFOAM”, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 159, 106538, 2021

 

Conference Publications

  1. K.W.H. Kelvin, M.C. Law, F.E. Tang, “CFD Approach for Modelling Pollutant Dispersion Around the Coastal Headland”, 7th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE 2010) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2010.
  2. TCH Ting, HH Lau, M.C. Law, “Compression tests on cold formed steel lipped C-Channel columns-short column”, Proccedings of Conference on Building and Infrastructural Technology, 306-311, 2010.
  3. Nadzim Al-Rash bin Putit, M.C. Law, “Steady-state modelling of a solid oxide fuel cell”, 6th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE 2011) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2011.
  4. Joyceanne Hong Jia Ming, M.C. Law, “Dynamic modelling of a solid oxide fuel cell”, 6th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE 2011) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2011.
  5. S.H. Lee, M.C. Law, “Modeling pollutant dispersion around the coastal headland using COMSOL Multiphysics”, 7th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE2012) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2012.
  6. C.K. Low, M.C. Law, “CFD modeling of vortex-induced vibration (VIV) for flow past 2-dimensional objects”, 7th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE2012) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2012.
  7. S.Z. Lai, M.C. Law, “Development of computational fluid dynamics codes: Higher Order Scheme”, 7th Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE2012) Conference, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2012.
  8. Tay C.L. and Law, M.C. “Numerical Modeling of MCFC”, 26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2012) In Conjunction With 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2012.
  9. Liew E.W.T. and Law M.C., “Preliminary CFD simulation of mixing in bioreactor agitated by Rushton turbine”, 26th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE-2012) in conjunction with 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE-2012), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2012
  10. Chan, Y.S. and Law, M.C., “A short review on the implementation of open-ended laboratory towards innovative and creative thinking in engineering education”, 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Teaching & Learning, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2015
  11. M.C. Law, J. Chang, “Modelling microwave heating of an oil palm mesocarp”, XI International Conference on Computational heat, mass and momentum transfer, May 21 – 24, 2018, Cracow, Poland

Research Grants and Consultancy Projects

All the Research Grants, sponsored or consultancy projects will be listed here

Position

Project Title

Status

Funding Source

Chief-investigator

Fuel cell modelling

Completed (2011-2013)

Sarawak Energy Berhad,

(RM 27,200)

Co-investigator

Experimental investigation of micro-emulsion formation and evolution in pipeline flow

Completed

 

Exploratory Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

(RM 100,000)

Chief-investigator

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

Completed

(2015 – 2018)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

(RM 122,000)

Chief-investigator

Characterization and modelling of oil palm fruits and bunched subjected to microwave heating

Completed

(2015 – 2017)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

(RM 94,000)

Chief investigator

Modelling of crude oil solidification in pipeline flow

Completed

(2015 – 2016)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

(RM 5,000)

Co-investigator

Modelling and design of a rotary vane expander for oil palm wastes-fired organic Rankine cycle power plants

On-going

(2016-2018)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of  Higher Education, Malaysia

(RM 80,000)

Chief investigator

Mathematical formulation and analysis of boiling heat and mass transfer subject to simultaneous microwave ultrasound irradiation

On-going

(2018 – 2021)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of Education, Malaysia

(RM 92,800)

Co-investigator

Flow Physics Modelling and Design Optimization of an Exhaust-air Energy Extractor in the Cooling Tower Applications

On-going

(2018 – 2021)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme,

Ministry of Education, Malaysia

(RM100,000)

Technical lead

Finite element modeling and verification study of a Helidesk perimeter net

December 2018 – February 2019

Consultancy project from

Torr Energy Sdn. Bhd.

(Rm 50,000)

Chief investigator

Magnesium Oxide nanoparticles as a potential alternative to copper based fungicide: The pathogenic capabilities and transport properties

March 2020 – Feb 2023

Catalyst grant

Sarawak Research and Development Council (SRDC)

(RM 190,000)

Student Projects

PhD:

  1. Dr Tina Ting Chui Huo, Behaviour of axially loaded cold-formed steel back-to-back C-channels built-up column, completed in 2014
  2. Dr Yeong Siew Ping, Synthesis of biodiesel and microwave-heated distillation for improved cold flow properties, completed in 2020
  3. Dr Lee Guan Liang, Computational modelling of liquid boiling subjected to microwave and ultrasound irradiation, completed in 2020 (Recipient for Chancellor’s commendation letter)
  4. Dr Yvonne Hii Yiik Siang, Isolation and microencapsulation of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms for enhanced agricultural growth on peat, completed in 2020
  5. Wee Jia Le, on-going

MPhil:

  1. Jessie Chang Sze Ling, Experimental characterization and modelling microwave heating of oil palm fruits and bunches, completed in 2017
  2. Wilson Phua, Performance enhancement of inclined solar chimney power plant using underneath air-vents and thermal storage medium, completed in 2018

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