Webinar: Group-based MATLAB Project in Process Modelling Unit as a Student-led Learning Platform

Webinar: Group-based MATLAB Project in Process Modelling Unit as a Student-led Learning Platform
  • Date From 7th April 2021
  • Date To 7th April 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Process modelling and simulation is a powerful area that allows chemical engineers to apply mathematical models as basis to explore process options regardless of whether the process exist in reality or not.

MATLAB is one of the most widely used mathematical simulation software for process modelling and simulation globally. This webinar will provide insights into how our Swinburne Sarawak chemical engineering academic team has integrated MATLAB learning into the chemical engineering undergraduate process modelling unit for students with limited prior programming knowledge and skills, and its impact on the learning experience of students. The session will include the rationale, design, and development of the project as well as sharing of the assessment design and detailed marking rubric introduced for the unit.

This webinar is aimed at engineers, educators, and interested students particularly those in the chemical engineering field.


Jaka Sunarso, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Dr Jaka Sunarso received his ST (BE) in chemical engineering from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia in 2004. He obtained his ME and PhD, both in chemical engineering, from the University of Queensland in Australia, in 2006 and 2010, respectively.

Jaka’s research interests are unified by a common broader theme, ie, developing and optimising electrochemical-based materials for sustainable energy delivery. In particular, his works have been consistently focused into three devices applications, ie, batteries, fuel cells and membranes.

Apart from his heavy research and administrative activities, Jaka has also actively developed scholarly teaching innovations to facilitate active and independent student-led learning using different combination of pedagogies for his undergraduate teaching.         

Jiuan Jing Chew, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus 

Dr Jiuan Jing (JJ) Chew received her BEng (Hons) in chemical engineering from Curtin University of Technology in 2006, and her PhD in chemical engineering from Monash University in 2016. She practiced as process engineer for three years before pursuing for her PhD studies.

JJ joined the Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Science, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), as a lecturer in late 2014. Her research interests include green chemical engineering, biomass pre-treatment and upgrade for energy generation, and chemical engineering education. She currently holds a faculty position as the discipline leader for the chemical engineering program, and has been actively involved in the design and continuous improvement of the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum.

Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Education SIG. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


08:00—09:00 BST.


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