Graduate Engineer of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
- Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)
Funder: UCSI University
Project Title: Synthesis of environmental friendly nanocrystalline cellulose pickering emulsion
Duration: 10th March 2017 - 30th September 2018
Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
Amount: RM 25,000
Current Research Project
- Study on different wave irradiation on lignocellulosic pretreatment using deep eutectic solvent (DES)
- Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using anaerobic digester for biogas production
- Enhancement of oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) pretreatment using deep eutectic solvents (DES) incorporated with ultrasonic irradiation
- Enhancing delignification and subsequent enzymatic saccharification of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) by ultrasound assisted-organosolv pretreatment
- Impact of mineralogical variations in reservoir rocks and surfactant adsorption
- Thi, S., Lee, K.M. (2019). Comparison of deep eutectic solvents (DES) on pretreatment of oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB): cellulose digestibility, structural and morphology changes. Bioresource Technology.
- Al-Shorgani, N.K.N., Al-Tabib, A.I., Kadier, A., Zanil, M.F., Lee, K.M., Kalil, M.S. (2019). Continuous butanol fermentation of dilute acid-pretreated de-oiled rice bran by Clostridium acetobutylicum YM1. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 4622.
- Lee, K.M., Zanil, M.F. (2019). Interval type-2 fuzzy logic with Karmen-Mendel algorithm for sequential ionic liquid dissolution-solid acid saccharification. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 94(4), 1073-1081.
- Ang, T.N., Chan, C.-H., Ngoh, G.C., Lee, K.M., Yoon, L.W., Chua, A.S.M. (2016). Assessment of cellulosic biomass saccharification by molten Brönsted acidic 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulphate ([EMIM][HSO4]) via kinetic studies. BioResources, 11(1), 1349-1358.
- Lee, K.M., Ngoh, G.C., Chua, A.S.M. (2015). Ionic liquid-mediated solid acid saccharification of sago waste: Kinetic, ionic liquid recovery and solid acid catalyst reusability study. Industrial Crops and Products, 77, 415-423.
- Lee, K.M., Ngoh, G.C., Chua, A.S.M., Yoon, L.W., Ang, T.N. & Lee, M.G. (2014). Comparison study of different ionic liquid pretreatments in maximizing total reducing sugars recovery. BioResources, 9(1), 1552-1564.
- Lee, K.M., Ngoh, G.C. & Chua, A.S.M. (2013). Process optimization and performance evaluation on sequential ionic dissolution-solid acid saccharification of sago waste. Bioresource Technology, 130, 1-7.
- Ang, T.N., Yoon, L.W., Lee, K.M., Ngoh, G.C., Chua, A.S.M. & Lee, M.G. (2011). Efficiency of ionic liquids in the dissolution of rice husk. BioResources, 6(4), 4790-4800.
Contributions to Society
- “Engineering for All 2.0” organized by Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, IChemE Student Chapter and Hands of Hope, 16th March 2019
- Judge for the First® Lego® League Malaysia 2018 organized by Sasbadi, Malaysia, 2nd – 4th November 2018
- Academic Editor of Research Communication in Engineering Science & Technology (RCEST) by Asian Scientific Journal, 24th September 2018 – 31st December 2019
- “My One-Day Uni-Life 4.0” organized by Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, UCSI University and Hands of Hope, 30th June and 7th July 2018
- “Engineering for All” organized by Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, IChemE Student Chapter, IET Student Chapter and Hands of Hope, 9th June 2018
- Industry Panel for the Final Year Project Conference, ENGENIUS 2018 organized by University of Malaya, Malaysia, 14th May 2018
- External Examiner for 2nd MJIIT Chemical Engineering Design Seminar organized by Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), 19th April 2018
- Judge for the Present Around the World 2018 organized by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) On Campus, UCSI Malaysia, 6th April 2018
- Reviewer for article in Green Engineering for Campus Sustainability published by Springer, 2018
- Reviewer for article in Chemical Engineering Transactions Journal, 2018
- Reviewer for article in Process Biochemistry, 2018
- Associate Editor of Progress in Energy and Environment, 2017-2019
- IET Volunteer, 2017-2018
- Judge for the First® Lego® League Malaysia 2017 organized by Sasbadi, Malaysia, 14th – 16th July 2017
- Judge for The 13th Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Research Day ChemEng URD 2017 organized by University of Malaya, Malaysia, 20th June 2017
- Reviewer for article in Waste Management, 2017
- Judge for the 7th EURECA Research Conference 2016 organized by Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia, 7th – 8th December 2016
- Judge for the 4th IEM Design Competition 2015/2016 organized by Institute of Engineers Malaysia, 28th May 2016
- Reviewer for article in ASEAN Engineering Journal, 2016-2017