International Collaborative Partner (ICP)

Name Dr Sim Yoke Leng
Qualification Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry, University of Malaya, MALAYSIA
B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry University of Malaya, MALAYSIA
Organization Yayasan Science-to-Action, Malaysia
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UTAR Contact Person Dr Tee Chong Siang
  • Consulting firm, Science to Action PMC Sdn. Bhd.-Present
  • Associate Professor in Department of Chemical Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Research Publications
  • Thermal transformation of Palm Waste to high-quality Hydrocarbon Fuel. Chai Yu Kuan, Mark Low Yoong Neng, Yu-Bin Chan, Yoke-Leng Sim, Joel Strothers and Lawrence M. Pratt. Fuel, 1, 2-14, 2020.
  • Physicochemical characteristics and photocatalytic performance of TiO2/SiO2 catalyst synthesized using biogenic silica from bamboo leaves. Is Fatimah, Nurcahyo Iman Prakoso, Imam Sahroni, M. Miqdam Musawwa, Yoke-Leng Sim, Fethi Kooli, and Oki Muraza. Heliyon, 5, e02766, 2019.
  • Combined Chemical, Physical and Biological Treatment Using Chlorella Vulgaris sp. on Landfill
    Leachate. Subramaniam-Swarna Kamala, Lai-Hock Tey, and
    Yoke-Leng Sim. AIP Conference
    Proceeding, in-press,
  • Green Conversion of Citral and Citronellal using Tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II) – Supported Saponite Catalyst Under Microwave Irradiation. Is Fatimah, Septian P. Yudha, Dwiarso Rubiyanto, Nurcahyo I Prakoso, Amri Yahya, Yoke-Leng Sim, Shaobin Wang. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, in-press, 2019
  • ZrO2 supported on Bamboo Leaves Ash as Heterogeneous Catalyst in Microwave-Assisted Biodiesel Conversion. Is Fatimah, Dwiarso Rubiyanto, Yoke-Leng Sim. Journal of Advanced Research, in press. 2019
  • Insights into membrane fouling and performance of membrane bioreactor system operated at low dissolved oxygen for domestic wastewater treatment. Khac-Uan Do, Yoke-Leng Sim, Hung C. Duong. Chapter 7 in “Membrane Bioreactors and Fouling: A Review and Directions for Research”, 2018
  • Conversion and characterization of activated carbon fiber derived from palm empty fruit bunch waste and its kinetic study on urea adsorption. Chee-Heong Ooi, Wee-Keat Cheah, Yoke-Leng Sim, Swee-Yong Pung, Fei-Yee Yeoh. Journal of Environmental Management, 2017, 197, 199-205.
  • Chemical Reactions in the Pyrolysis of Brown Grease. Yoke-Leng Sim, Nitthia Meyappan, Non Siau Yen, Swarna Kamala a/p Subramaniam, Khoo Choon Hean, Wing Lam Cheah, Dickens St. Hilaire, Travis Pinnock, Beatrice Bacolod, Zhuo Biao Cai, Devya Gurung, Rifat Hasnat, Joel Strothers, Cristine T Remy, Patrick K. Gentles, Sam Groveman, Michele Vittadello, Jihyun Kim, and Lawrence M. Pratt. Fuel, 2017, 207, 274–282. (ISI/Scopus Journal)
  • Liquid Fuels from Food Waste: An Alternative Process to co-Digestion. Yoke-Leng Sim, Boon-Juok Ch'ng, Yau-Cheng Mok, Sok-Yee Goh, Dickens Saint Hilaire, Travis Pinnock, Shemlyn Adams, Islande Cassis, Zainab Ibrahim, Camille Johnson, Chantel Johnson, Fatima Khatim, Andrece McCormack, Mary Okotiuero, Charity Owens, Meoak Place, Cristine Remy, Joel Strothers, Shannon Waithe, Christopher Blaszczak-Boxe and Lawrence M. Pratt. AIP Conference Proceeding, 2017, 1828, 020003 (Scopus Journal)
Awards & Honours
  • Awarded 2008 Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) Tan Sri Datuk Ong Kee Hui Postgraduate Chemistry Award (for best national postgraduate thesis in chemistry).
  • Being selected as one of the awardees of six young scientists to represent Malaysia in the Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates with Young Scientists in Lindau, Germany from 26th June 2005 to 1st July 2005
  • Awarded 2003 Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) Graduate Chemistry Medal for best performance in the 2003 Applied Chemistry Honours Examination of University of Malaya
  • Nominated for the “Anugerah Pelajaran Diraja” of year 2002/2003, University of Malaya.
  • Pingat Emas Peringatan R.A. Robinson for best performance in Chemistry Honours Examination of University of Malaya for session 2000-2003.
Professional Memberships
  • Founder of Yayasan Science-to-Action (S2A), 2018 – present. (National)
  • Deputy Director for International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT) 2019 under American Chemical Society (ACS) Malaysia Chapter, 2019. (National)
  • Visiting Professor Program to Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta on Physical Organic Chemistry, between 28/5/2016 to 10/6/2016. (International)
  • Consultant Chemist Kimagri Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Project Title: Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements of Pesticides, May 2014 – June 2015. (Private)