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PhD projects

1. Engineering innovation teaching tools to improve students' learning / interactive teaching
2. Sustainability assessment of manufacturing processes


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Personal profile


Dr. Jully Tan obtained her first degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Environmental Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She then obtained Ph.D. from Universiti Malaya, research focuses in life cycle assessment and optimization for microalgae production.

Dr. Jully has more than ten years of teaching and leadership experience in chemical and petroleum engineering program. She played significant role in leading the program curriculum development, design and review as well as matters related to accreditation. She is passionate to diverse research in the area of engineering education. This drew her to take up responsibility as senior lecturer, education focused in the School of Engineering.

Research interests

Jully’s currently focuses engineering education research, which aims to initiate, discovery and innovation in engineering teaching and learning, specifically in Chemical Engineering discipline. She is also interested to look into complex engineering activities and problem solutions among multidisciplinary students in preparing them to enter the dynamic and rapid change of workplace.

Jully also contributes in sustainable development. Area of research includes the study of different chemical and or manufacturing production, its process selections analysis and life cycle assessment, and life cycle optimization which focus on environmental impacts (carbon footprint, water footprint, energy footprint and etc.) contributes from different process technologies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Environmental Engineering, Master in Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology Malaysia)

Chemical Engineering, B.Eng., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology Malaysia)

External positions

Engineering Accreditation Panel, Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia

2023 → …

Engineering Accreditation Panel, Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC)

2019 → …

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