Dr. Lai Li Sze

Dr. Lai Li Sze

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Dr. Lai Li Sze

Lecturer | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Areas of Interest
CO2 gas separation
Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Membrane fabrication
Gas transport modeling
Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation
Professional Bodies

Graduate Engineer (BEM)

Publications

  1. Maira R. Cerón, Li Sze Lai, Azadeh Amiri, Matthew Monte, Marcus A. Worsley, Matthew D. Merrill, Sangil Kim, Patrick G. Campbell, “Surpassing the Conventional Limitations of CO2 Separation Membranes with Hydroxide Ceramic Dual Phase Membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 567, pp. 191-198.
  2. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, M. S. Azmi, T. L. Chew, Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Membrane for H2/CO2 Separation: Experimental and Modeling, Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 318, no. 1, pp. 012002.
  3. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, " Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIF) -8 Membrane and Its Process Optimization Study in Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas," Chemical Engineering & Technology, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1031-1042.
  4. NH binti Yahya, Y. F. Yeong, L. S. Lai, Synthesis of Amino-Impregnated ZIF-8 for CO2 Adsorption, Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 226, no. 1, pp. 012164.
  5. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, " Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIF) -8 Membrane and Its Process Optimization Study in Separation of CO2 from Natural Gas," Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 420-431.
  6. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, "CO2 and CH4 Gas Permeation Study via Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF)-8 membrane," Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 34, pp. 509-519.
  7. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and M. S. Azmi, "Preliminary Study on the Synthesis of ZIF-8 Membranes via In Situ and Secondary Seeded Growth Methods," Advanced Materials Research, pp. 649-653.
  8. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, "Effect of Synthesis Parameters on the Formation of ZIF-8 Under Microwave-assisted Solvothermal," Procedia Engineering, vol. 148, pp. 35-42.
  9. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and M. S. Azmi, "Gas Permeation Study of H2 and N2 through Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks-8 Membrane Synthesized via Microwave-assisted Secondary Solvothermal Growth," ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1647-1652.
  10. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, "CO2 and CH4 Permeation through Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF)-8 Membrane Synthesized via In Situ Layer-By-Layer Growth: An Experimental and Modeling Study," RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 79098-79106.
  11. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, "Fast Synthesis of Highly Crystalline ZIF-8 Using Microwave-Assisted Solvothermal Method," Applied Mechanics and Materials, pp. 1133-1137.
  12. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, N. C. Ani, K. K. Lau, and A. M. Shariff, "Effect of Synthesis Parameters on the Formation of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework 8 (ZIF-8) Nanoparticles for CO2 Adsorption," Particulate Science and Technology, vol. 32, pp. 520-528.
  13. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. Keong Lau, and M. S. Azmi, "Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIF): A Potential Membrane for CO2/CH4 Separation," Separation Science and Technology, vol. 49, pp. 1490-1508, 2014/07/03.
  14. L. S. Lai, Y. Yin Fong, N. Che Ani, L. Kok Keong, and M. S. Azmi, "Effect of the Solvent Molar Ratios on the Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework 8 (ZIF-8) and its Performance in CO2 Adsorption," Applied Mechanics and Materials, pp. 69-72.
  15. L. S. Lai, Y. F. Yeong, K. K. Lau, and M. S. Azmi, "Zeolite Imidazole Frameworks Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation from Natural Gas: A Review," Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 14, pp. 1161-1167.
  16. Y. F. Yeong, S. A. Novichaka, L. S. Lai, K. K. Lau, and M. S. Azmi, "Investigation of Ultrasonic Pretreatment on the Synthesis of Zeolite-T and its CO2 Adsorption Characteristics," Advanced Materials Research, pp. 35-38.
  17. S.-A. Ong, L.-N. Ho, Y.-S. Wong, O.-M. Min, L.-S. Lai, S.-K. Khiew, et al., "Photocatalytic mineralization of azo dye Acid Orange 7 under solar light irradiation," Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 48, pp. 245-251.

Conferences

  1. "Gas Transport Model for Hydroxide-Ceramic Dual-Phase Membrane," North American Membrane Society Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, USA, June 2018.
  2. "CO2 Separation Properties of Novel Dual-Phase Membranes Based on Molten Hydroxides," International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, San Francisco, USA, August 2017.
  3. "Effect of Synthesis Parameters on the Formation of ZIF-8 Under Microwave-assisted Solvothermal," International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials, Malaysia, August 2016.
  4. "Gas Permeation Study of H2 and N2 through Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks-8 Membrane Synthesized via Microwave-assisted Secondary Solvothermal Growth," Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology, Malaysia, October 2015.
  5. “Feasible Synthesis of Reproducible Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks-8 ZIF-8 Membrane via Solvent Evaporation Seeding Method and Its Hydrogen Separation Performance,” Advanced Innovation & Engineering Exhibition, Malaysia, August 2015.
  6. “Hydrogen Separation of Stable Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks ZIF-8 Membrane Synthesized via Feasible and Reproducible Solvent Evaporation Seeding method,” 36th Science and Engineering Design Exhibition, Malaysia, December 2015.
  7. "Fast Synthesis of Highly Crystalline ZIF-8 Using Microwave-Assisted Solvothermal Method," International Integrated Engineering Summit, Malaysia, December 2014.
  8. "Effect of the Solvent Molar Ratios on the Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework 8 (ZIF-8) and its Performance in CO2 Adsorption," International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials, Malaysia, June 2014.
  9. "Zeolite Imidazole Frameworks Membranes for CO2/CH4 Separation from Natural Gas: A Review," International Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition, Malaysia, October 2013.
  10. “Trend in Azo Dye Reactive Red 120 Degradation by Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Process”, The 2nd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business, Malaysia, June 2012.
  11. “Pilot Plant of Ozonation and Biological Treatment with Recycling for Advanced Drinking Water Treatment”, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition and Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad, Malaysia, April 2012."

Award and Recognitions

  1. Best paper second prize, Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology 2015, 18 October 2015
  2. Silver medal, Advanced Innovation & Engineering Exhibition 2015, 18 August 2015
  3. "Bronze medal, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition and Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad 2012, 20 June 2012"
  4. "Academic Excellence Award UniMAP, 26 September 2012 Exhibition and Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad 2012, 20 June 2012"