Dr. Chiew Lin Yap graduated from the University of Putra Malaysia in 1998 with Master of Science in Chemistry. Her master thesis in the synthesis of surfactant was awarded the Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui Chemistry Medal, as the most outstanding postgraduate chemistry thesis of the year, by Malaysian Institute of Chemistry. After graduation, she joined a palm oil refinery plant as a chemist before she left for a film manufacturing company where she worked as a polymer engineer. After 3 years of working, she was promoted to assistant R&D manager. In 2006, Chiew Lin joined INTI-IUC as a chemistry lecturer. After two years of teaching, she continued her doctoral study in School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. In 2013, she obtained her PhD degree in the area of soil remediation. She is currently an assistant professor in Foundation in Science.
Biomass conversion into value-added products
Development of new catalysts for organic compound synthesis
Development of green and sustainable production technologies
SCIFF012 - Laboratory Practicals in Science
SCIFF011 - Physical Chemistry
SCIFF018 - Organic Chemistry
Dr Chiew Lin Yap's current main research interest is on the oil palm biomass conversion into value-added products especially biofuel and fuel additives. She is also keen on developing new catalysts,… read more
Dr Chiew Lin Yap's current main research interest is on the oil palm biomass conversion into value-added products especially biofuel and fuel additives. She is also keen on developing new catalysts, as well as sustainable and green production technologies for the synthesis of various organic compounds. In addition, her research areas also encompass the development of green technologies for soil remediation which include various chemical and biological treatments and the impact of treatment on soil quality.
Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), NFHS0001 (2015-2018):
Project: Effectiveness, selectivity and kinetics of novel biofuel production via ionic liquid catalysed conversion of palm waste to levulinate esters
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