Associate Professor

Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Yong Chai

Name Ir. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Yong Chai
DesignationAssociate Professor

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION :

PhD in Engineering (University of Portsmouth, UK)

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering University of Portsmouth, UK)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION :

  1.  Chartered Engineer, UK (CEng)
  2. Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
  3. Professional Engineer, Malaysia (PEng)
  4. Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM)

RESEARCH AREA :

Automation, Robotics, Expert System

PUBLICATION LIST :

  1. Tai, V. C., Tan, Y. C., Abd Rahman, N. F., Sia, Y. Y., Wang, C. C. & Saw, L. H. (2021). Reliability Based Multi-Objective Thermodynamic Cycle Optimisation of Turbofan Engines using Luus-Jaakola Algorithm. Energy Engineering, 118 (4), ISSN: 1546-0118.
  2. Tai, V. C., Tan, Y. C., Abd Rahman, N. F., Che, H. X., Chia, C. M., Saw, L. H. & Ali, M. F. (2021). Long-Term Electricity Demand Forecasting for Malaysia using Artificial Neural Networks in the Presence of Input and Model Uncertainties. Energy Engineering, 118 (3), ISSN: 1546-0118.
  3. Tai, V. C., Tan, Y. C., Abd Rahman, N. F., Chia, C. M., Zhakiya, M. & Saw, L. H. (2021). A Novel Power Curve Prediction Method for Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines using Artificial Neural Networks. Energy Engineering, 118 (3), ISSN: 1546-0118.
  4. Moshery, R., Tan, Y. C., Sopian, K., Fudholi, A. & Al-Waeli, A. H. A. (2021). Thermal Performance of Jet-Impingement Solar Air Heater with Transverse Ribs Absorber Plate. Solar Energy. 214, ISSN: 0038-092X, pp. 355-366.
  5. Elgadi, A., Chan, M. K. & Tan, Y. C. (2021). Palmatic Acid – Lauric Acid/Expanded Graphite as Form-Stable Composite Phase Change Material for Low-Temperature Energy Storage Applications. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series). ISSN: 1005-9113.
  6. Elgadi, A., Tan, Y. C. & Tai, V. C. (2020). Thermal Performance Evaluation of Binary Fatty Acid/ Expanded Graphite Composite as a Thermal Storage Medium for Solar Air Heater. International Review of Mechanical Engineering, 14 (10), ISSN: 1970-8734.
  7. Cheong, K. H., Tai, V. C., Tan, Y. C., Abd Rahman, N. F., Chiong, K. S. & Saw, L. H. (2020). An Outlook on Large-Scale Solar Power Production in Peninsular Malaysia for Scenario Year 2030. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 463, DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/463/1/012154.
  8. Obaideen, K., Tan, Y. C., Yap, P. S., Awang, M, Abd Ghani, A. A., Subramaniam, V. & Tai, V. C. (2019). 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, 268, DOI:10.1088/1755-1315/268/1/012036.
  9. Obaideen, K., Yap, P. S., Tan, Y. C., Awang, M, Abd Ghani, A. A. & Subramaniam, V. (2018). A Review of Life Cycle Assessment Papers of the Palm Oil Biodiesel in Malaysia. Proceedings of 136th The IRES International Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 7 – 8 August, 2018.
  10. Obaideen, K., Yap, P. S., Tan, Y. C., Awang, M, Abd Ghani, A. A. & Subramaniam, V. (2018). Life Cycle Assessment of the Production of the Germinated Oil Palm Seeds, and the Production of Oil Palm Seedling. International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 7 (77), ISSN: 2251-8843, pp. 39-43.
  11. Sanders, D. A., Haddad, M., Wiltshite, D., Gegov, A., Ikwan, F. & Tan, Y. C. (2018). A Rule-Based Expert System to Decide on Direction and Speed of a Powered Wheelchair. Intelligent Systems and Applications: Proceedings of the 2018 Intelligent Systems Conference, ISSN: 2194-5357, pp. 822-838.
  12. Tan, Y. C., Lee, J. V., Loo, J. L., Tang, P. Y., Chue, W. Y., Wang, C. C. & Tai, V. C. (2017). Design and Performance Evaluation of an Automated Filtration System for Sustainable Fish Culturing. Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances, 2 (2), ISSN: 2550-1437.
  13. Wang, C. C., Kam, H. K. & Tan, Y. C. (2017). Effect of Tool Eccentricity on the Joint Strength and Fatigue Strength in Mechanical Clinching Process. Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances, 2 (2), ISSN: 2550-1437.
  14. Ho, M. S., Tan, Y. C., Ong, C. W., Chuah, Y. D. & Lee, J. V. (2016). Modeling and Simulation of Crank Slider Mechanism using Bond Graph Approach: A Case Study. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 11 (6), ISSN: 0973-4562.
  15. Chuah, Y. D., Kim, L. H., Loo, J. L., Tang, P. Y., Tan, Y. C., Lee, J. V. & Cheah, E. L. (2014). Design Requirements Clarification for Body Area Network: Application to In-Patients. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (2), ISSN: 1991-8178.
  16. Pang, C. H., Lee, J. V., Chuah, Y. D., Tan, Y. C. & Debnach N. (2013). Design of a Microcontroller based Fan Motor Controller for Smart Home Environment. International Journal of Smart Home, 7 (4), ISSN: 1975-4094.
  17. Lee, J.V., Loo, J.L., Chuah, Y.D., Tang, P.Y., Tan, Y.C. & Goh, W.J. (2013). The Use of Vision in a Sustainable Aquaculture Feeding System. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6 (19), ISSN: 2040-7459.
  18. Lee, J.V., Loo, J.L., Chuah, Y.D., Tang, P.Y., Tan, Y.C. & Wong, C.H. (2013). The Design of a Culture Tank in an Automated Recirculating Aquaculture System. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(2), ISSN: 2305-8269.
  19. Teoh, C.W., Tan, C.S. & Tan, Y.C. (2010). Design Considerations of Autonomous Amphibious Vehicle. IEEE 1st Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology 2010.
  20. Tee, Y.H., Teoh, B.Y., Tan, D.E.B., Wong, Z.Y., Tan, C.S. & Tan, Y.C. (2010). Ground Plane Detection for Autonomous Vehicle in Rainforest Terrain. IEEE 1st Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology 2010.
  21. Tan, Y.C., Lee, K.L., Khor, Z.C., Goh, K.V., Tan, K.L. & Lew, B.F. (2010). Automated Food Ordering System with Interactive User Interface Approach. 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6502-6.
  22. Tan, Y.C., Lew, B. F., Tan, K. L, Goh, K. V., Lee, K. L., Khor, Z. C. (2010). A New Automated Food Delivery System using Autonomous Track Guided Centre-Wheel Drive Robot. 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6502-6.
  23. Tee, Y.H., Tan, Y.C., Teoh, B.Y., Tan, E.B. & Wong, Z.Y. (2010). A Compact Design of Zero-Radius Steering Autonomous Amphibious Vehicle with Direct Differential Directional Drive – UTAR-AAV. 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6506-4.
  24. Teoh, C.W., Tan, C.S., Tan, Y.C. & Wang, X. (2010). Preliminary Study on Visual Guidance for Autonomous Vehicle in Rain Forest Terrain. 2010 4th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6506-4.
  25. Sanders, D. A., Tan, Y. C., Tewkesbury, G. E. & Rogers, I. (2009). An Expert System for Automatic Design-for-Assembly. Journal of Assembly Automation, 29(4), ISSN: 0144-5154.
  26. Tan, Y. C. (2006). Multi Expert Concurrent Engineering System to Assist a Designer. PhD Thesis. (Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth)
  27. Tan, Y. C., Sanders, D. & Tewkesbury, G. (2004). Control, Programming and Automation of Intelligent Production Machines using a Task Oriented Approach. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering & Technology, ISBN: 9-83-264338-4, pp. 162-166.
  28. Tan, Y. C., Sanders, D. & Tewkesbury, G. (2004). Creating a New Smart Workplace using Intelligent Task Machines. 7th International Conference on Work with Computing Systems, ISBN: 9-83-417420-9, pp. 120-125.
  29. Tan, Y.C. & Tewkesbury, G. (2004). Modelling Task Oriented Machines using Object Oriented Programming Techniques. Jnl Int Mob, 7(2), ISSN 1472-7633, pp 97-103.

GRANTS RECEIVED :

  1. MOHE FRGS – RM112,000.00 (Co-Researcher) – Modelling of a Novel Multi-Expert System Embedded MMP-BIM Optimisation Algorithm to Enhance Logistics and Warehouse Operations.
  2. MOHE FRGS – RM51,000.00 (Principal Researcher) – An Active Control Strategy for a Novel PTO System for Maximum Ocean Wave Power Extraction in Near-Equatorial Territories.
  3. Top Glove (Principal Researcher) – A Comparison Study on the Process Difference between R&D Robotic Simulator (RRS) and Actual Production for Rubber Glove Manufacturing.
  4. MOHE ERGS – RM110,000.00 (Co-Researcher) – Potential Use of Local Macroalgae Biomass for Bioethanol Production Towards Sustainable Energy Generation.
  5. MOSTI Science Fund – RM125,800.00 (Co-Researcher) – Develop A New Technique to Reduce Finite Element Analysis Model Derivation Time and Adoptable by Commercial Packages.
  6. ORS Awards Scheme (PhD Student) – Multi Expert Concurrent Engineering System to Assist a Designer.

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