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PhD projects

Project title 1: Optimization of the performance and exhaust emissions of a diesel engine fueled with ternary biodiesel blends.

Project Title 2: Enhanced micro-explosion, atomization, and combustion behaviors of a biodiesel droplet added with carbon-based nanoparticles.

Project Title 3: Soot modelling development in diesel engine combustion.


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Personal profile


Dr. Ooi Jong Boon is currently a Senior Lecturer at School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. He was an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Engineering & Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) from 2017 to 2021. He was a Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College from 2011 to 2013. He received his Ph.D. from Monash University Malaysia in 2017 and M.Eng. and B.Eng.(Hons) degrees at UTAR in 2013 and 2009 respectively. He has published over 20 papers in high impact international journals. He is also a reviewer for several international journals and serves as an editorial board member for Energy Research Journal, Science Publications. He has teaching experience in undergraduate (Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Dynamics) and postgraduate courses (Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Thermodynamic Systems, and Corrosion of Materials). His research interests are in combustion science, internal combustion engines, biofuels, and nanotechnology. He is also dedicated in training undergraduate and postgraduate students through seminars and workshops.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University Malaysia

Award Date: 16 Nov 2017

Master of Engineering Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (Tunku Abdul Rahman University)

Award Date: 23 Aug 2013

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) , Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) (Tunku Abdul Rahman University)

Award Date: 7 Aug 2009

Research area keywords

  • Combustion
  • Biodiesel
  • Biofuels
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Carbon nanoparticles
  • Fuel blend optimization
  • Emission reduction strategies

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