Dr. Yong Wai Fen & CME Students Publish in Environmental Research


The Center for Postgraduate Studies and Research congratulates Tee Guat Teng, Gok Xie Yuen and Associate Professor Dr. Yong Wai Fen from XMUM School of Energy and Chemical Engineering for their recent article published in Environmental Research, an SCI Q1 journal with a latest impact factor of 6.498.

Tee Guat Teng is an XMUM alumnus ofClass of 2022, while Gok Xie Yuen is currently a master student at XMUM under the supervision of Dr. Yong Wai Fen, the corresponding author of this review.

Entitled “Adsorption of pollutants in wastewater via biosorbents, nanoparticles and magnetic biosorbents: A review”, this paper is a critical review focusing on the preparation, modification, application, and regeneration of the biosorbents, nanoparticles and magnetic biosorbents for the wastewater treatment. It is anticipated that this review will provide insights into engineering advanced and suitable materials to achieve cost-effective and scalable adsorbents for practical and sustainable environmental remediation.

The article can be accessed at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.113248.

Testimonies from Tee Guat Teng and Gok Xie Yuen:

Tee Guat Teng: “I would like to express my gratitude to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yong Wai Fen, who directed me throughout the whole journey. She encouraged me when things seem impossible, provided suggestions when I was lost, andstrengthened my confidence when no one else was there. Thank you for pushing me to be my best self and instilling in me a passion for learning to excel. Last but not least, I hope that this review provides an insight into the adsorption process by using biosorbents in wastewater treatment.”

Gok Xie Yuen: “First of all, I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr. Yong Wai Fen, and my peer, Tee Guat Teng, for giving me a chance to participate in writing this review. Their support and guidance allow the review to be completed, while givingmethe chance to learn about magnetic biosorbents and various parameters which may affect the performance. This review also enhances my review writing skills and inspires my master’s research project. Finally, I hope this paper can contribute to the development of practical and sustainable environmental remediation by synthesizing cost-effective and scalable adsorbents.

Dr. Yong Wai Fen is an Associate Professor at School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia. With a PhD degree from National University of Singapore, her research interests include sustainable materials and membrane technologies for CO2 capture, biogas separation, industrial air purification and water purification. She is also a Chartered Engineer under the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. She has won several prestigious awards including the Green Talents Award in 2016, Top 50 outstanding Green Talents alumni from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the Finalist of the Energy and Sustainability Awards from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Singapore.

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