Professor Lee Chew Ging

Professor Chew Ging Lee

Head of Business School
Professor Chew Ging LEE is a Professor in Economics. He joined the University of Southampton Malaysia on 1 August 2022. He received his Bachelor degree from the University of London and Master degree from the National University of Singapore and completed his PhD at the University of Portsmouth. Currently, he serves as the Head of Southampton Malaysia Business School and Chair of Academic Advisory Board of the University of Southampton Malaysia.

He had held different senior leadership roles at other higher education institutions, such as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Wawasan Open University, the Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor of INTI International University, the Deputy Chief Academic Officer of INTI International University & Colleges, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Nottingham Malaysia, and the Dean of Nottingham University Business School of the University of Nottingham Malaysia

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute. He was appointed as an assessor for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Entry into Qualifications Recognized by Malaysian Qualifications Framework at Level 7 by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency. He also served as an expert to assist Malaysian Qualifications Agency to develop the first and second editions of Programme Standards: Business Studies. He is a member of Board of Examiners, the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

He has published more than 50 journal articles. His research interests focus on economics of sports, economics of development and economics of tourism.

A complete list of Professor Lee's publications can be found on ORCID and Google Scholar.

ECON1008 Mathematics for Economics

ECON1022 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON2029 Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON2042 Econometrics with Big Data

Professor Chew Ging Lee

Head of School

Southampton Malaysia Business School

University of Southampton Malaysia

C0302, Blok C Eko Galleria

Jalan Eko Botani 3

Taman Eko Botani

79200  Iskandar Puteri



Tel: +60 7 560 2591


Associate Professor Dr. Jo-Han Ng

Associate Professor Dr. Jo-Han Ng

Head of Research

Dr Jo-Han Ng is currently the Head of Research at the University of Southampton Malaysia, after relinquishing his previous duties as the Head of Academic Quality & Innovation and Director of the Foundation Programme & Head of Quality Assurance. He is a Green Engineer (or Greengineer as he would like to call it) with research interests on green technologies.

He obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) with First-Class classification in 2007 from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and was offered a fully-paid research scholarship to conduct his PhD research in the same university. The nature of his PhD led him to conduct research work in the trans-disciplinary field of mechanical/automotive and chemical (kinetics) engineering.

His research interest lies in the field of renewable energy with particular interest in biodiesel lubricity, renewable fuel productions, chemical kinetics of transesterification reaction, combustion reaction mechanisms, CFD simulation of diesel engines, experimental studies on performance and emissions characteristics of biodiesel fuelled diesel engines. His collaborations have also led him to be a visiting researcher at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2014-2015. He is also currently an Associate Research Fellow at UTM-Centre for Low Carbon Transportation in cooperation with Imperial College (LoCARTic). In 2023, he founded the Carbon Neutrality Research Group, leading a group of scientists to battle climate change.

He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers Malaysia (JSAEM) and Carbon Neutrality (Springer). He was also part of the team that won the Japanese TORAY (Malaysia) Science Education Award six times in 2015-2022 for their contribution in innovating science education, and won the UoS’ ILIAD PCAP award 2015. He has obtained his Fellowship under the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy and serves the faculty by providing training to other new academics as the USMC Leader of Postgraduate Certificate for Academic Practice. He is also a Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy (UK).

Dr Ng has published around 100 original peer-reviewed research articles, involved in 20 research grant/industrial projects and has won awards from SEAMEO (ASEAN), Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), World Federation of Scientists (Switzerland), Falling Walls (Malaysia/Germany), Autoliv (Sweden/USA), PILC (China), Al-Dabbagh (Saudi Arabia), TORAY Foundation (Malaysia) and Elsevier. In 2022, he also won the Best Award Energy Cluster in PECIPTA ’22.

Dr Jo-Han’s research primarily revolves around both technical and pedagogical research.

A) Technical Research

His primary research interest revolves around:

  • Sustainable biofuels (biodiesel, biojet fuels, pyrolysis oil, and syngas)
  • Energy-water-food (EWF) nexus
  • Life cycle assessments (LCA)
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) and advanced Statistical Analysis methods
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of reactive flows
  • Combustion of engines and swirling flow studies
  • Microwave-assisted chemical reactions (including transesterification)

Prospective PhD students and collaborators are encouraged to discuss about potential research by dropping a line to Funding is available for selected projects.

B) Education Research

Jo-Han also works on pedagogical research covering themes such as:

  • Science-themed Escape Rooms through the Creative and Playful Learning (CPL) pedagogical approach.
  • Game-based learning through Minecraft (He was also the first Malaysian to be a Microsoft Minecraft Global Mentor in 2017.)
  • Gamification of education through the use of phone app. (Quizona Chemistry)

He encourages fellow educators at all levels (K-12 to university) to collaborate on modern pedagogical techniques in reaching out effectively to students from the digital native generation.

Dr Jo-Han Ng has authored around a hundred scientific publications. A complete list of his publication can be found on:

He has also authored five books, including Elsevier’s Biojet Fuel in Aviation Appplication (ISBN: 9780128228548)

Presently teaching the following modules:

  • FEEG1003 Thermofluids
  • SESM2017 Thermodynamics
  • SESM1016 Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • MATH1054 Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment

Previously taught the following modules:

  • SESG1005 Fluid Mechanics
  • SESM1015 Professional Engineering and Functional Materials
  • FEEG2006 Engineering Management and Law
  • MATH1055 Mathematics for Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • PGCAP-Prep UoSM

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jo-Han Ng

Head of Research, Research Management Centre,

University of Southampton Malaysia,

C0301, C0302, C0401, Block C Eko Galleria,

Jalan Eko Botani 3,

Taman Eko Botani,

79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,



Phone: +607-5602462

Room Number : UoSM 3L011

Personal Website: Online CV

Dr. Sagaya Amalathas

Associate Professor Dr. Sagaya Amalathas

Head of Computer Science Programme

Dr Sagaya Amalathas is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Computer Science Programme at the University of Southampton, Malaysia.

She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. During her PhD candidature, she was awarded the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and Asia Pacific Society of Computers in Education (APSCE) merit award. She has also attained a Certificate in Big Data and Business Analytics from Harvard Business School.

Dr Sagaya has extensive experience not only in academia and research but also in the computing industry. She has played vital roles in research, design, development, and implementation of applications that are widely used in the agriculture technology, medical and telecommunication industries in Malaysia. She was a Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence at MIMOS, Malaysia's national applied research and development centre under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). She has also successfully managed software projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines.

Prior to joining University of Southampton, she held academic leadership roles at UNITAR International University and Taylor’s University Malaysia. She has a strong passion for curriculum innovation. She is committed towards achieving growth and innovation in Computer Science education in Malaysia and the wider region of South East Asia through academic excellence, industry engagement and research.

Current Research Focus:

  • Artificial Intelligence technologies
  • Big Data Analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT)

Topics of interest:

  • Artificial intelligence techniques for plant disease and nutrient deficiency detection
  • Retail analytics using Big Data Analytics
  • Diagnostic and predictive analytics for software error
  • Text analytics and sentiment analysis
  • Intelligent and contextualised learning techniques.   
Associate Professor Dr. Suan Hui Pu

Associate Professor Dr. Suan Hui Pu

Head of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics & Astronautics Programmes

Associate Professor Dr. Suan Hui Pu received the MEng degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College London. He remained at Imperial for his PhD where he worked on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) design and fabrication. Prior to joining the University of Southampton Malaysia, he was working in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. His current research interests include printed flexible electronics and wearable sensors.

He is a visiting academic in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. Dr Pu has served as a technical committee member for IEEE Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC) and a reviewer for IOP Smart Materials and Structures, IOP Flexible and Printed Electronics and IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, amongst others. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) UK.

Printed electronics and sensors, Wearable sensors for health monitoring, MEMS/NEMS sensors and actuators, Energy harvesting


  • Co-I, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2021/TK0/USMC/03/4
  • Co-I, MOE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2018/TK10/USMC/03/1
  • Co-PI, Essilor Amera Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2016
  • Co-PI, NRF Singapore, NRF2014NRF-POC002-035, 2014 to 2016
  • PI, CREST Grant, Malaysia, 2014, PC01C2-14
  • PI, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/2/2014/TK03/USMC/02/1
  • Co-I, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2014/TK01/USMC//1
  • PI, UoS Internationalisation Fund Award, 2012
  • PI, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2012/TK02/USMC/03/2

Research project(s):

  • Printed sensors for wearable health monitoring
  • Triboelectric nanogenerators for energy harvesting
  • Wearable technology for myopia prevention

PhD Supervision:

  • Xue Chen (2025) – Smart composite materials
  • Deladem Agbelengor (2025) - Printed sensors for wearable health monitoring
  • Deborah Carey (2025) – Wearable technology for health applications
  • Alasdair Brown (2021) – Metal halide perovskite devices
  • Ulises Tronco Jurado (2020) – Energy harvesting using triboelectric nanogenerators
  • Samuel Jellard (2019) – Energy harvesting using water drop impacts
  • Ting Yang Ling (2019) – Thin-film nanographite moisture and gas sensors
  • Sahar Mirzaei (2018) – Metamaterial sensors for biosensing
  • Sam Fishlock (2016) – Nanographite MEMS and membranes
  • Graham Wood (2016) – Coupled-resonator MEMS sensor
  • Chun Zhao (2016) – Coupled-resonator MEMS sensor

I am actively seeking qualified candidates to work on a PhD project along my research interests. Funding is available for outstanding candidates.


  • Printed/flexible sensor development
  • MEMS fabrication process development
  • MEMS/NEMS modelling and design
Dr. Siow Yong Low

Associate Professor Dr. Siow Yong Low

Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Programme

Dr. Siow Yong Low is an Associate Professor and Head of the Electrical and Electronic (EEE) Programme at the University of Southampton Malaysia. He was funded by Australian based scholarships for both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Curtin University WA Australia. From 2005 – 2010, he held a variety of post-doctoral and research engineer posts in WA Australia before moving to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Sarawak campus as a Senior Lecturer. He has taught broadly on the EEE curriculum, in particular teaching electrical systems, circuits, signals and systems, microprocessors and software technology. As an electronics and communications engineer, Siow Yong applies his research in signal processing into making assistive listening devices and hearing aids more responsive and seamless for the hearing impaired.

Siow Yong’s research is in the broad area of acoustics signal processing. In simple terms, his research involves the electronic manipulation of acoustic signals. One example is speech enhancement application in assistive listening devices or hearing aids, where noisy speech signals can be processed in such a way that the noise signal is reduced and the overall speech intelligibility is increased. Currently, he is looking into the demarcation capability of the modulation space in noisy settings and to establish key speech modulation features most relevant to speech intelligibility. In addition to academic teaching and research, he has provided consultancy work for the industry. For instance, his forensic work with the Northam Police Department in Western Australia, which involved the forensic audio analyses of some emergency calls for a homicide investigation. The police wanted an enhanced version of the background noise as they believed there were some noisy and faint background conversations in the recorded call, which could potentially reveal foul play. The challenge was to suppress the speech (the caller and the operator) and to enhance the background noise. An “inverse” algorithm was created to help the extraction process and the favourable results actually led to a similar consultancy work with the Organised Crime Squad in Perth, Western Australia.

Speech and hearing are the two fundamental blocks in verbal human communication. It takes two to tango and if either one fails, verbal communication collapses. For instance, conversations will be difficult if there is background noise or there is some form of hearing loss from the persons involved. For people with normal hearing capability, tackling the noise will not be a problem. In fact, with good ears, our brains are capable of filtering out the speech from the noise to a certain extent. But the big challenge here is when you have hearing impairment and environmental noise at the same time. We live in a noisy world, so the aim is to electronically reduce the environmental noise and simultaneously compensate or amplify the speech signals according to one’s hearing profile. Naturally, the processed signal must be seamless, intelligible and void of electronic artefacts. That way, people with hearing impairments will have no issues with conversations in noisy settings.

Specific areas of Siow Yong’s research interest are signal processing for acoustic applications, compressive speech enhancement, blind signal extraction, sensor array networks. His full list of publications can be found at 

  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic Systems
  • Mathematics