Senior Lecturer

Su Vin Cent @ Tai Vin Cent

NameSu Vin Cent @ Tai Vin Cent
DesignationSenior Lecturer


M.Sc in Aerospace Engineering (Brunel Univesity, 2009)

B.Eng Mechanical – Aeronautics Engineering (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2008)


  1.  CEng MIMechE (UK)
  2. The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) – Graduate Member
  3. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) – Graduate Engineer


Optimisation, renewable energy, thermodynamics, applied aerodynamics, computatinal fluid dynamics



  1. L.K. Moey, M.F. Kong, V.C. Tai, T.F. Go, N.M. Adam, Effects of roof configuration on natural ventilation for an isolated building. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, accepted.
  2. L.K. Moey, Y.H. Sing, V.C. Tai, T.F. Go, Y.Y. Sia, Effect of opening size on wind-driven cross ventilation, International Journal of Integrated Engineering, accepted.
  3. L.K. Moey, K.L. Chan, V.C. Tai, T.F. Go, P.L. Chong, Investigation on the effect of opening position across an isolated building for wind-driven cross ventilation. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, 15 (2), 8141-8152, 2021.
  4. A. Elgadi, Y.C. Tan, V.C. Tai. Thermal Performance Evaluation of Binary Fatty Acid/Expanded Graphite Composite as a Thermal Storage Medium for Solar Air Heater. International Review of Mechanical Engineering (IREME), Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 626-634.
  5. N.F.A. Rahman, A.A.H. Awangku, V.C. Tai, M. Mohammad, S.H. Haron, K. Khalid, M.Z.A. Rasid, S.M. Shariff. Site Selection of Water Reservoir based on Weighted Overlay in ArcGIS (Case Study: Bachok, Kelantan). Science International (Lahore), Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 135-139, 2021.
  6. V.C. Tai, Y.C. Tan, N.F.A. Rahman, Y.Y. Sia, C.C. Wang, L.H. Saw. Reliability Based Multi-Objective Thermodynamic Cycle Optimisation of Turbofan Engines Using Luus-Jaakola Algorithm. Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1057-1068, 2021.
  7. V.C. Tai, Y.C. Tan, N.F.A. Rahman, C.M. Chia, M. Zhakiya, L.H. Saw. A Novel Power Curve Prediction Method for Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines Using Artificial Neural Networks. Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.3, pp. 507-516, 2021.
  8. V.C. Tai, Y.C. Tan, N.F.A. Rahman, H.X. Che, C.M. Chia, L.H. Saw, M.F. Ali. Long-Term Electricity Demand Forecasting for Malaysia Using Artificial Neural Networks in the Presence of Input and Model Uncertainties. Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.3, pp. 715-725, 2021.
  9. N.F.A. Rahman, J. Mohamad, M. Mohammad, M.S.M. Shariff, V.C. Tai, K. Khalid. Nutrient Concentration and Load Analysis at Langat River Basin. Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences, Special Issue, No. 9, pp. 181-188, 2020.
  10. K.H. Cheong, V.C. Tai, Y.C. Tan, N.F.A. Rahman, K.S. Chiong, L.H. Saw. An outlook on large-scale solar power production in Peninsular Malaysia for scenario year 2030. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 463, pp. 012154, 2020.
  11. K. Obaideen, Y.C. Tan, P.S. Yap, M. Awang, A.A.A. Ghani, V. Subramaniam, and V.C. Tai. Analysis of the human health damage and ecosystem quality impact of the palm oil plantation using the life cycle assessment approach. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 268, pp. 012036, 2019.
  12. V.C. Tai, and K. Uhlen. Resampling of data for offshore grid design based on kernel density estimation and genetic algorithm. Energy Procedia, Vol. 80, pp. 365 – 375, 2015.
  13. V.C. Tai, and K. Uhlen. Design and optimisation of offshore grids in Baltic Sea for scenario year 2030. Energy Procedia, Vol. 53, pp. 124 – 134, 2014.
  14. V.C. Tai, P.C. See, and C. Mares. Optimisation of energy and exergy of turbofan engines using genetic algorithms. International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 25 – 42, 2014.
  15. P.C. See, V.C. Tai, and M. Molinas. A binary ACO for controlling all-electric power takeoff system in wave energy converters. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 172 – 190, 2013.
  16. V.C. Tai, P.C. See, S. Merle, and M. Molinas. Sizing and control of the electric power takeoff for buoy type point absorber wave energy converter. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, No. 10, paper 781, ISSN: 2172 – 038X, 2012
  17. P.C. See, V.C. Tai, and M. Molinas. Ant colony optimization applied to the control of the ocean wave energy converter. Energy Procedia, Vol. 20, pp. 148 – 155, 2012
  18. Z. Taha, V.C. Tai, and P.C. See. Design and manufacture of a miniature UAV using 3D prototyping. Advanced Material Research, Vols. 308 – 310, pp. 1425 – 1435, 2011
  19. M. Dahalan, V.C. Su, and M. Ammoo. Development of a computer program for rocket aerodynamic coefficients estimation. Jurnal Mekanikal, No. 28, pp. 28 – 43, 2009

Conference Proceedings & Technical Reports

  1. N. Helistö, V.C. Tai. OffshoreDC: Electricity market and power flow impact of wind power and DC grids in the Baltic Sea. Research report VTT-R-05999-15, Espoo, Finland, 2015.
  2. N.A. Cutululis, L. Zeni, W. Ziad El-Khatib, J. Holboll, P.E. Sorensen, G. Stamatiou, O. Carlson, V.C. Tai, K. Uhlen, J. Kiviluoma, T. Lund. Challenges Towards the Deployment of Offshore Grids: the OffshoreDC Project. In 13th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power (WIW 2014).
  3. V.C. Tai, K. Uhlen, and J. Kiviluoma. Offshore grid design and market impact — preliminary results, D2, OffshoreDC project, Nov 2013.
  4. V.C. Tai, P.C. See, M. Molinas, and K. Uhlen. Performance assessment of two active power filter control strategies in the presence of non-stationary currents. ArXiv:1206.1625.2012, Jun 2012.
  5. P.C. See, V.C. Tai, M. Molinas, K. Uhlen, and O.B. Fosso. Enhanced active power filter control for nonlinear non-stationary reactive power compensation. ArXiv:1206.4232.2012, Jun 2012.


  1. Project: A novel GEP/TEP optimisation algorithm amalgamated with statistical modelling of wind power and system load dynamics for resilient national energy security
    Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Grant No.: FRGS/1/2016/TK07/SEGI/02/1)
    Amount: 88,200.00 MYR
  2. Project: An active control strategy for a novel PTO system for maximum ocean wave power extraction in near-equatorial territoriesFunding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Grant No.: FRGS/1/2017/TK07/SEGI/02/1)
    Amount: 55,005.00 MYR
  3. Project: Modelling of a novel multi-expert system embedded MMP-BIM optimisation algorithm to enhance logistics and warehouse operations.
    Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Grant No.: FRGS/1/2018/TK03/SEGI/02/1)
    Amount: 112,000.00 MYR
    Funding: SEGiIRF/2019-5/FoEBE-25/88
    Amount: 20,000 MYR


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