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Chiew Lin Yap

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Expertise Summary

Biomass conversion into value-added products

Development of new catalysts for organic compound synthesis

Development of green and sustainable production technologies

Soil remediation

Teaching Summary

Dr. Chiew Lin Yap is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She started teaching in universities in 2006. She has been teaching various chemistry modules which include General Chemistry,… read more

Research Summary

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

Selected Publications

Dr. Chiew Lin Yap is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She started teaching in universities in 2006. She has been teaching various chemistry modules which include General Chemistry, Chemistry and Society, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Atoms and Bonding, and Laboratory Practicals in Science. She is also actively involved in teaching and learning research.

Currently teaching on the following modules:

Chemistry 1 (SCIFF027)

Chemistry 2 (SCIFF028)

Teaching and Learning Grant (September 2021 - August 2022):

Augmenting Teaching with Augmented Reality: A Case for Chemistry and Biology in Foundation in Science

Current Research

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 (2019-2023):

Project: Development of oil palm biomass-derived carbon cryogel catalyst for the conversion of oil palm biomass to levulinic acid in gamma-valerolactone solvent for biofuel production

Past Research

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (2015-2018):

Project: Effectiveness, selectivity and kinetics of novel biofuel production via ionic liquid catalysed conversion of palm waste to levulinate esters

Faculty of Science

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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