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Assistant Professor Ir Dr Lee Jin Chai


Assistant Professor | Department of Civil Engineering

Academic Qualifications

PhD Civil Engineering
MSc Structural Engineering
BSc Construction Engineering
Dip Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest
Structural Engineering and Materials
Lightweight concrete
Health and Safety
Nanoparticles in Concrete
Professional Bodies

  1. Member, Board of Engineer Malaysia
  2. Graduate Member IEM


  1. Payam Shafigh, Lee Jin Chai, Hilmi Bin Mahmud, Mohammad A. Nomeli. (2018). A comparison study of the fresh and hardened properties of normal and lightweight concretes. Journal of Building Engineering. 15, 252-260.
  2. Lee Jin Chai, Payam Shafigh, Hilmi Bin Mahmud. (2017). Production of high strength lightweight concrete using waste lightweight oil-palm-boiler-clinker and limestone powder. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. 1-20.
  3. "Jin Chai Lee, Payam Shafigh, Hilmi Bin Mahmud, Muhammad Aslam. (2017). Effect of Substitution of Normal Weight Coarse Aggregate with Oil-Palm-Boiler Clinker on Properties of Concrete. Sains Malaysiana. 46(4), 645-653. "
  4. Jin Chai Lee, Payam Shafigh, Syamsul Bahri. (2019). Comparative study of mechanical properties for substitution of normal weight coarse aggregate with oil-palm-boiler clinker and lightweight expanded clay aggregate concretes. Journal of Design and Built Environment, Vol: 19(3) 62-77. 


  1. Yoong H. Chan, Brenda C.T. Lee, Jin C. Lee. (2014). Sustainability in the Construction Industry in Malaysia: The Challenges and Breakthroughs, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Education, Economics and Management Engineering Vol: 8, No: 4. 

  1. Herry Hartono, Lee Jin Chai and B.C.T. Lee. (2016). Lightweight Concrete using Oil Palm Boiler Clinker (OPBC) – A Review. MATEC Web of Conference Vol: 47, 01012.  

  1. Jin Chai Lee, Payam Shafigh, Hilmi Bin Mahmud, See Kim Lee. (2016). Mechanical Properties of High Strength Semi-Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Containing High Volume Waste Materials. Proceedings of AIP Conference on International Conference On Advanced Science, Engineering And Technology (ICASET): Advanced Science, Technology and Engineering: Lighting the Way Towards Sustainable Future Penang, Malaysia 21st – 22nd Dec 2015.  

  1. May Yen Chu, Teik Hua Law, Hussain Hamid, Siong Hook Law and Jin Chai Lee. (2019). The motorcycle to car ownership ratio: inflation and it’s indirect effects. 10th Malaysian Road Conference & Exhibition 2018. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 512 (2019) 012015. 

  1. Jin Chai Lee, Payam Shafigh and See Kim Lee. (2019). High Strength Concrete Incorporation Oil-Palm-Boiler Clinker as Lightweight Coarse Aggregate. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and EngineeringVolume 601conference 1

  1. P Shafigh, S Yousuf, J C Lee and Z Ibrahim. (2020). The effect of cement mortar composition on the pH value. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 770 (2020) 012026. 

  1. Jin Chai Lee, Payam Shafigh, See Kim Lee. (2020). Durability Property of Oil-Palm-Boiler Clinker Lightweight Concrete Based on Water Absorption Test. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 476 012016 

Research Grant

  1. Pioneer Science Incentive Fund (PSIF) (Project Leader)
    Title: Study on the engineering properties of high strength lightweight concrete incorporating agricultural waste
    Duration: 2 years (Sep 2019 – Aug 2021)
    Amount: RM 49,900
    Project Status: On-going
  2. Pioneer Science Incentive Fund (PSIF) (Project Member)
    Title: Statistical analysis of potential evapotranspiration in Malaysia
    Duration: 2 years (Aug 2019 - July 2021)
    Amount: RM 49,270
    Project Status: On-going
  3. Pioneer Science Incentive Fund (PSIF) (Project Leader)
    Title: The Direct and Indirect Effects of Inflation on the Motorcycle to Passenger Car
    Duration: 2 years (Jun 2016 – Oct 2019)
    Amount: RM 15,440
    Project Status: Completed

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Study on the engineering properties of high strength lightweight concrete incorporating agricultural waste (Project Leader of PSIF Grant) 

  1. Statistical analysis of potential evapotranspiration in Malaysia (Project Member of PSIF Grant)