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Associate Professor Dr Wu Ta Yeong

Associate Professor Dr Wu Ta Yeong

  • Position EXCO

Professor Wu Ta Yeong received his BEng (Hons), MEng and PhD from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2001, 2003 and 2009, respectively.

Professor Wu is currently a chemical engineering lecturer and researcher in the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. He is a graduate engineer registered under Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and he has been awarded Chartered Chemical Engineer status and elected to Chartered Membership of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

His current research interests include sustainable solid waste management, biorefinery, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment. He has published a book, a book chapter and more than 70 articles in ISI-Web of Science journals with Scopus h-index up to 30 and total citations of more than 2500. Among all the articles, five highly cited papers received enough citations to be placed in the top 1% of the academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

From 2009 to 2018, Professor Wu managed to secure research funding up to RM 877,500 as a principal investigator. As a main supervisor, Professor Wu has guided six PhD students and two Master students until completions and presently is supervising four Master students.

Currently, he is serving as an Associate Editor for “International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology” (Impact factor: 2.037, Springer) as well as Editorial Board Member for “Electronic Journal of Biotechnology” (Impact factor: 1.881, Elsevier), “Journal of Water Process Engineering” (ISI-Web of Science indexed journal) and “International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture” (Scopus indexed journal, Springer).

He is a reviewer for numerous high-impact journals and serving as a Scientific Committee member for several international conferences. Due to his recognition in research, Professor Wu was a recipient of several awards such as Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017, “Excellence in Reviewing” Award for 2017 and Pro Vice-Chancellor Awards.

Professor Wu began his term of serving IChemE POPSIG as the Secretary from March 2018 to 08 March 2021, and later as an EXCO since 08 March 2021.

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