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Dr. Yee Sing Chin

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


Yee Sing has graduated with a first class honours in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Petroleum, received the Energy Prize from Cranfield University and obtained her Ph.D degree from University of Leeds. She is passionate about renewable energy, particularly energy from biomass and solar. One of her projects on solid fuel briquettes bagged a gold medal in the International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva, Switzerland and she is one of the patent holders for the intellectual property: Oil Palm Biobriquetting Process. In collaboration with various energy related industry in the UK, she performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of biomass-coal co-firing and assessed the self-heating fire risk of using biomass fuel in UK power stations. For solar energy, she applies her knowledge in thermal-fluid science in improving the solar chimney design for better power generation efficiency.


Member of:

  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Technical paper reviewer of the following engineering communications or technical conferences:

  • Chemical Engineering Communications (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • Teaching & Learning Innovation Festival (TLIF)
  • International Conference on Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection (ICEEEP)
  • International Conference on Production, Energy & Reliability in the biennial world Engineering, Science and Technology Congress (ESTCON)
  • International Conference on Plant Equipment and Reliability (ICPER)

Key Publications

I E Jamil, C Y Sing, H H Al-Kayiem (2020). Rudimentary analysis for solar chimney enhancement. IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 863 (2020) 012063, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/863/1/012063

Y.S. Chin, L. I. Darvell, A. R. Lea-Langton, J. M. Jones, and A. Williams. Ignition Risks of Biomass Dust on Hot Surfaces. Special Issue: International Symposium on Combustion Processes, Energy & Fuels 2016, 30, p4398−4404, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02622

Chin Yee Sing and M. Shiraz Aris (2013). A Study of Biomass Fuel Briquettes from Oil Palm Mill Residues. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 6: 537-545.

Chin Yee Sing, Mohd Shiraz Aris, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem (2013). Experimental Investigations on the Characteristics of Biomass and Coal-biomass Fuel Briquettes. Advanced Materials Research, 683, 246

Goo Jia Jun, Vijay R. Raghavan and Chin Yee Sing (2012). Experimental Study on the Hydrodynamics of Swirling Fluidized Bed. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 229-231, 756

H.H. Al-Kayiem, K. Yin Yin and C. Yee Sing (2012). Numerical simulation of solar chimney integrated with exhaust of thermal power plant. The 12th International Heat Transfer Conference, Transaction of Wessex Institute.

Chin Yee Sing and Mohd. Shiraz Aris (2012). An Experimental Investigation on the Handling and Storage Properties of Biomass Fuel Briquette from Oil Palm Mill Residues. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 2621-2625


  • Fire hazards associated with using organic solid fuels
  • Environment friendly, renewable solid fuel briquettes
  • Solar chimney power plant

PhD Supervision

Renewable energy projects related to biomass fuel briquettes, biomass self-heating hazard or solar chimney design for improvement in power generation.

Other department members

Adrian Oldknow
Emeritus Professor
Alec Coutroubis
Associate Lecturer in Engineering
Emmanuel Edet
Dr Emmanuel Edet
Lecturer in Electronics & Electrical Engineering

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