IEM honours UTAR staff

The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) awarded  Assistant Professor Dr Lee Tin Sin (picture) from the Department of Chemical  Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul  Rahman (UTAR) the IEM Young Engineers Award 2012 on 21 April 2012.

The award, presented during IEM's annual general  meeting dinner, was conferred in recognition of Dr Lee's significant  contribution in academic research and development (R&D).

Dr Lee researches in the areas of bio-polymer  particularly in the application of bio-plastic as a sustainable and  environmental friendly material that reduces the plastic waste in dumping  grounds.   From a basic idea, he  discovered a bio-plastic and developed it through a full cycle and it is ready  for commercialisation. His invention has also won him the silver medal in  Malaysia Technology Expo 2010. He has also filed three patents related to polymer.

Dr Lee has authored 30 publications in international  journals, conference, and book chapter.  Among  them was his publication titled "Computational  modeling and experimental infrared spectroscopy of hydrogen bonding  interactions in polyvinyl alcohol-starch blends", which appeared in the POLYMER,  an international refereed journal. In addition, Dr Lee is an active reviewer  for seven international journals.

Serving as a committee member in the Chemical  Engineering Technical Division of IEM, Dr Lee believes that a good engineer  must work ethnically, efficiently and be generous with knowledge and time for  the betterment of mankind.

  Lee  (right) receiving the award from IEM President, Ir. Vincent Chen Kim Kieong


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