Christine Yeo Wan Sieng

Christine

Ir. Dr. Christine Yeo Wan Sieng
PhD., MPhil. BEng. (Hons.), PEng, AMIChemE, FHEA 
Program Coordinator (Department of Engineering First Year and Foundation)
Lecturer

Contact Details
Location: Skylark 3 Room 344
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2471
Fax: +60 85 630 254
Email: christineyeo@curtin.edu.my

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=-WAtieEAAAAJ
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ir_Dr_Yeo_Sieng
SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57199053825
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3248-3521

Background

She is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia. She obtained her PhD and MPhil in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University, and Bachelor degree (Hons) in Bioprocess (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She also has working experience in both environmental and oil & gas industries before entering the academic field.

Academic History

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering (2019), Curtin University
  • MPhil in Chemical Engineering (2014), Curtin University
  • BEng in Bioprocess – Chemical Engineering (Hons) (2007), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Awards

  • Best paper award in the Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology 2021.
  • The 1st Runner up in the Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) 2020 for the paper writing competition.
  • Finalist for the Region Chemical Engineering Congress 2019
  • Best Poster in 7th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (ICSCC 2019)
  • Best Paper in One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference (OCPC 2018)
  • Staff study support for Doctor of Philosophy by research, 2015 to 2019
  • Curtin University Postgraduate Stipend Scholarship, 2013
  • Curtin University, Higher Degree by Research Scholarship, 2011 to 2013
  • Gold Medal and Dean List for overall excellent academic achievement, 2007
  • Dean List Awards, 2003 to 2007

Professional History

  • As a conference committee for the International Conference on Industrial, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, (ICIMEE 2021) on 6 -7 December 2021.
  • Conference session chair for the International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST) July 7 – 9, 2021 Virtual Conference.
  • Chairperson for a parallel session for 1st Borneo Building Information Modelling, BIM 2019 Symposium in Curtin University Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Advisor for the Institute of Materials Malaysia Student Chapter, Curtin University Malaysia, 2020 – present
  • Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, Curtin University Malaysia, 2019 – present
  • Program Coordinator in Engineering First Year Department, Curtin University Malaysia, 2019 – present
  • Associate Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, Curtin University Malaysia, 2014 – 2019
  • Associate Lecturer in Engineering First Year Department, Curtin University Sarawak Campus, 2014
  • Associate Lecturer in Foundation in Engineering and Science, Curtin University Sarawak Campus, 2013
  • Teaching Assistant in Engineering First Year Department, Curtin University Sarawak Campus, 2011 – 2013
  • Technical Support Engineer in Delta Region Engineering Sdn. Bhd., Sarawak, 2008 – 2010
  • Environmental Engineer in Cahajasa Sdn. Bhd., Sabah, 2007 – 2008
  • Chemical Engineer (Trainee) in Veolia Water System Industrial Service (M) Sdn. Bhd., Penang, 2006

Research Interests

  • Inferential Sensor Design
  • Process Integration for Pollution Prevention
  • Hydrolysis of Palm Olein
  • Agriculture Fertilizer (Paddy, Palm Oil and Pineapple)
  • Wastewater Treatment

Research Project and Funding

  • An Improved Fertilizer for Better Quality of Fresh Golden Pineapple (MD2) Plantation (Project Leader – Funded by Koperasi Pembangunan Pertanian Bersatu Timur Bhd. and Botanium Agro-Tech Sdn. Bhd., 2019 – 2020).
  • The Application of Stage-Released Fertilizer on Oil Palm Plantations and Paddy Field (Project Leader – Funded by Botanium Agro-Tech Sdn. Bhd., 2018 – 2020).
  • Enhancing EFY Students’ Learning with Lot Project in this New Digital Era (Co-investigator – Funded by Curtin university Malaysia, RM2,000, 2019 – 2020).

Journal & Online Publications

  1. Sahil Mohedin Hawa, Hillry Gibson Anak Panjang, Ericson Nyagang, Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro, Shiew Wei Lau, Tze Khiun Jong and Alex Choon Teck Jong. 2021. “Management for Paddy, Oil Palm, and Pineapple Plantations in Malaysia: Current Status and Reviews.” Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 8(2): (Accepted).
  2. Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “Prediction of yellowness index using partial least square regression model.” IEEE Xplore (Accepted).
  3. Wan Sieng Yeo and Aun Naa Sung. 2021. “A yellowness index simulation model.” IEEE Xplore (Accepted).
  4. Teck Fu Thien and Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “A comparative study between PCR, PLSR, and LW-PLS on the predictive performance at different data splitting ratios”. Chemical Engineering Communications (Accepted). https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2021.1957853.
  5. Cindy Li Yin Lee and Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “A basic characterisation study of bioplastics via gelatinization of corn starch”. Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 8(2): (Accepted).
  6. Wan Sieng Yeo and Woei Jye Lau. 2021. “Predicting the whiteness index of cotton fabric with a least squares model “. Cellulose (Accepted). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04096-y.
  7. Shi Min Lim, Michelle Siao Li Lau, Edward Ing Jiun Tiong, Mun Min Goon, Roger Jhee Cheng Lau, Wan Sieng Yeo, Sie Yon Lau and Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak. “Process design and economic studies of two-step fermentation for production of ascorbic acid”, SN Applied Sciences 2:816. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2604-8.
  8. Yeo, Wan Sieng, Agus Saptoro and Perumal Kumar. 2020. “Missing data treatment for locally weighted partial least square based modelling: A comparative study, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 15 (2): e2422. https://doi.org/10.1002/apj.2422.
  9. Yeo, Wan Sieng. “Adaptive Soft Sensors for Non-Gaussian Chemical Process Plant Data Based on Locally Weighted Partial Least Square.” PhD diss., Curtin University, 2019. https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/77028
  10. Yeo, Wan Sieng, Agus Saptoro and Perumal Kumar. 2019. “Adaptive soft sensor development for non-Gaussian and nonlinear processes.” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58(45):20680-20691. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03821.
  11. Chin Hao Lai, Abdul Rasyid Harsha Settinayake, Wan Sieng Yeo, Shiew Wei Lau, Tze Khiun Jong. 2019. “Crop nutrients review and the impact of fertilizer on the plantation in Malaysia: a mini review.” Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 50(17): 2089-2105. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1654510
  12. Vivianna Maria Mickel, Wan Sieng Yeo, and Agus Saptoro. 2019. “Evaluating the performance of newly integrated model in nonlinear chemical process against missing measurements.” Chemical Product and Process Modeling. 14 (4) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cppm-2018-0066.
  13. Wan Sieng Yeo, and Adhi Yuniarto. 2019. “The external mass transfer model for the hydrolysis of palm olein using immobilized lipase in a scaled-up recirculated packed-bed reactor”. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 7: 103185 – 103192. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2019.103185.
  14. Wan Sieng Yeo, Yin Ling Tan, and Yudi Samyudia, 2018. “Development of an Integrated Technique for Energy and Property Integration in Batch Processes.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 57(6): 2178 – 2191. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03803.
  15. Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro and Perumal Kumar, 2017. Development of Adaptive Soft Sensor Using Locally Weighted Kernel Partial Least Square Model. Chemical Product and Process Modeling. 12(4): -. Retrieved 2nd Aug., from DOI: 10.1515/cppm-2017-0022.
  16. Agus Saptoro, Siaw Khur Wee, Shiew Wei Lau, Wendy Pei Qin Ng, Mahmood Anwar, Christine Yeo, Ee Huey Khor, 2017, Editorial Note: Special Issue of 29th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE) 2016, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 206, 011001, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/206/1/011001 (Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science cited-publication).
  17. Yeo, Wan Sieng. “Development of systematic technique for energy and property integration in batch processes.” Master., Curtin University, 2013. https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/2422

Conference Papers

  1. Joyce Chen Yen Ngu and Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “Locally weighted kernel partial least square model for nonlinear processes: A case study.” 32nd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2021), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 15-16 July 2021 Virtual Conference.
  2. Sheng En Tew and Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “A literature review on fish feeds using different protein sources.” 32nd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2021), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 15-16 July 2021 Virtual Conference.
  3. Christina Lee Min Eh, Wan Sieng Yeo and Aun Naa Sung. 2021. “A literature review on colour measurements.” 32nd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2021), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 15-16 July 2021 Virtual Conference.
  4. Wan Sieng Yeo and Aun Naa Sung. 2021. “A yellowness index simulated model.” 2021 International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST) July 7 – 9, 2021 Virtual Conference.
  5. Wan Sieng Yeo. 2021. “Prediction of Yellowness index using partial least square regression model.” 2021 International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST) July 7 – 9, 2021 Virtual Conference.
  6. Hillry Gibson Anak Panjang, Wan Sieng Yeo, Shiew Wei Lau, Chin Hao Lai, Tze Khiun Jong. 2020. “Effect study of newly developed Fertiliser with different applications on amount of crop yield, crop growth, and nutrient availability for paddy plantation”. Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Congress 2020 (RCEUC 2020), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th to 9th September 2020.
  7. Abdul Rasyid Harsha Settinayake, Chin Hao Lai, Wan Sieng Yeo, Shiew Wei Lau, Tze Khiun Jong. 2019. “Effect of Xpike fertilizer application on paddy plantations”. Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Congress 2019 (RCEUC 2019), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th to 9th July 2019.
  8. Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro, and Perumal Kumar. 2019. “Non Gaussian Locally Weighted Kernel PLS based Adaptive soft sensor.” 7th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication 2019, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 28th to 30th June 2019.
  9. Chin Hao Lai, Abdul Rasyid Harsha Settinayake, Wan Sieng Yeo, Shiew Wei Lau, Tze Khiun Jong. “Effect of Xpike fertilizer application on palm oil plantation.” Imperial Hotel, 8th International Forum On Industrial Bioprocessing, IBA-IFIBiop 2019, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 1st to 5th May 2019.
  10. Vivianna Maria Mickel, Wan Sieng Yeo, and Agus Saptoro. 2018. “The development of trimmed scores regression locally weighted Kernel partial least squares for nonlinear chemical process data with missing measurements.” Proceeding of one Curtin international postgraduate conference (OCPC) 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 26th to 28th November 2018.
  11. Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro, and Perumal Kumar. 2018. “PLS based non-Adaptive and LW-PLS based Adaptive soft sensor development with missing data.” Proceeding of one Curtin international postgraduate conference (OCPC) 2018, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 26th to 28th November 2018.
  12. Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro and Perumal Kumar. 2017. “Adaptive Soft Sensor based on modified locally weighted partial least square algorithm for non-Gaussian and nonlinear processes.” Proceeding of one Curtin international postgraduate conference (OCPC) 2017, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 10th to 12th December 2017.
  13. Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro and Perumal Kumar. 2016. “Development of Adaptive Soft Sensor using Locally Weighted Kernel Partial Least Square Model.” 29th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, 1st to 3rd December 2016.
  14. Wan Sieng Yeo, Yin Ling Tan and Yudi Samyudia,  Development of Systematic Technique for Property and Energy Integration in Batch Processes, Colloquium 2014, organized by Curtin University and co-organized by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Miri, Sarawak.
  15. Wan Sieng Yeo, Yin Ling Tan and Yudi Samyudia, Synthesis of Heat and Property Integration in Batch Processes,  2nd Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research 2013 (POCER 2013), Genting Highland, Pahang, 2013.
  16. Wan Sieng Yeo, Yin Ling Tan and Yudi 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.

Journal/Conference Reviewer

  • International Conference on Sustainable Engineering Advanced Technology (ICSEAT 2022)
  • International Conference on Industrial, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, (ICIMEE 2021)
  • Region Chemical Engineering Congress (RCEUC) 2021
  • International Conference on Green Energy, Computing and Sustainable Technology (GECOST 2021)
  • Second International Conference of Material Technology and Energy 2019 (ICMTE 2019)
  • Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) 2020
  • Chemical Engineering Science

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow Member, FIMM, The Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM), 2020
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA, 2020
  • Professional Engineer, PE, The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), 2019
  • Corporate Member, MIEM, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), 2019
  • International Association for Agricultural Sustainability online member, International Association for Agriculture Sustainability (IAAS), 2019
  • Associate Member, AMIChemE, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK, 2015
  • Graduate Engineer, GE, The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), 2009

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