Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Tye Ching Thian is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, Engineering campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She received her doctoral degree at The University of British Columbia, Canada in 2006, specializing in catalysis and chemical reaction engineering. Previously, she obtained her MSc. and B.Eng (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering degrees from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She worked on a heavy oil upgrading project during her PhD and since she has been working on projects related to petroleum downstream processing. Over the past decade, Dr. Tye has been involved in investigating the fundamental issues of catalyst such as the effects of its morphology and structure in cracking and treating of different unconventional energy resources like heavy oil, residue, used motor oil and palm oil. Likewise, she is also interested in reaction and reactor modelling and simulations. Dr. Tye is also interested in cross field collaboration, such as investigation of asphalt characteristic enhancement (chemical engineering) in road pavement technology (civil engineering), to create a greater value to the society.
Reaction Engineering, Heavy Oil Processing Catalysis, Modelling & Simulation