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Ee Von is currently the Head of Common Engineering and a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Discipline, School of Engineering. Her primary research revolves around the flotation technology, in which she focuses on both flotation applications as well as the fundamental principles behind the flotation process including bubble-bubble and bubble-particle interactions. Research projects include remediation of oil-contaminated soil, oil-in-water emulsions in wastewater remediation, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) removal from aqueous environment as well as microalgae extraction via flotation. The latter research works include fundamental studies of bubble-bubble and bubble-particle interactions via Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), contact angle and zetasizer, as well as laboratory-scaled experimental investigations. Besides flotation, her research work also involves heat transfer applications including ionic wind as an alternative heat transfer technology and bubbly flow (two-phase flows) to enhance heat transfer.   

To date, she has received 3 external fundings from Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), and have published a total of 32 ISI-indexed journals. In 2019, she was one of the 10 recipients of the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship.

Her recognitions in teaching has been seen through various teaching awards including PVC’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012), School of Engineering Award for Education Excellence (2020) and Faculty of Engineering Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2020).


Research interests

Applications of flotation technology; Bubble-bubble and bubble-particle interactions; heat transfer via bubbly flow

Monash teaching commitment

  • ENG1011 - Engineering Methods
  • ENG2405 - Thermodynamics

University Service

Ee Von is one of the Grievance Advisors in Monash University Malaysia.

Community service

Ee Von has been serving as the Honorary Secretary of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Malaysia since 2015.

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE), Monash University Malaysia

Award Date: 1 Dec 2014

Engineering, Ph.D., Solvent extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Soil using Vegetable Oils, Universiti Nottingham Malaysia (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)

Award Date: 18 Feb 2012

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Dec 2005

Research area keywords

  • Flotation technology
  • bubble-particle attachment
  • oil-sand detachment
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • bubble-bubble interactions
  • surface modification

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