Closing the loops towards Zero-waste: from Waste Management to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
Dr Chew Tin Lee received her PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, U.K in 2004. She currently serves as the Associate Professor in the Faculty of Chemical & Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. She is passionate on promoting sustainable organic waste management through 3R campaign. Lee is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier). She severs as the Guest Editor for Clean Technology & Environmental Policy (Springer) since 2015. She was the Director for Global Education (2014-2016) and Regional Manager for Europe (2008-2014) in UTM International Office. She has involved in many initiatives to enhance global reputation for UTM and student mobility programmes. She is now the key driver and Co-chair for the International Conference of Low Carbon in Asia (www.utm.my/iclca) since 2015. Every year, she runs UTM international summer programs to promote sustainability for the international and UTM students. She is currently the advisor and founder of UTM Green DNA student society. Her passion and vision is to continuously promoting sustainability, notably towards zero waste society, to the young generation and local authorities. She provides advice to the local governments, community and corporate for implementing green practices. She actively contributes to low carbon policy in Malaysia (i.e. Iskandar Malaysia region, and Kuala Lumpur City Council). She was the Erasmus Scholar in University Politechnica Madrid (2015), a graduate member of IChemE U.K. and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.
Expertise areas: Organic waste management; Composting; life cycle analyses of products and processes; Waste treatment technology; Wastewater treatment; Environmental assessment; Waste to energy; Low-carbon emissions policy; Socio-economic impacts; Greenhouse gas mitigation.