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Staff Profile

Dr Janie Ling Chin

Research Associate



I joined Newcastle University in September 2009. My roles have changed from over the years, which include Network Coordinator, Project Manager, Research Assistant, Research Associate and Network Manager. Whilst my main research area focuses on life cycle assessment (LCA), I also manage research projects on thermal management, in which I plan and organise engagement activities including forums, conferences and special issue publications to incorporate knowledge and experience among academia, industry, NGOs and other stakeholders through these platforms. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage research network which involves all elements associated with project management, for example planning, coordinating, organising, budget monitoring etc.
  • Perform LCA study on various systems, for example carbon capture and storage systems (on-going); and the power management system onboard cargo ships (completed)
  • Organise engagement events such as international conferences and workshops to facilitate research dissemination
  • Prepare technical documents such as reports and journal articles for research dissemination 
  • Support Newcastle University's engagement with the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)

Previous Engagement and Research Dissemination Events

I have delivered the following national and international stakeholder engagement events and special issue publications:

  • The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Conference on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management (TEM2010, SusTEM2011, SusTEM2015 and SusTEM2017) which were peer-reviewed and complemented by poster exhibitions
  • 3 field trips to external organisations in the UK and Netherlands (2010, 2015 and 2017)
  • 8 one-day workshops/forums in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • A visit by academics from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore to Newcastle University and numerous industrial organisations in the North East of England (2012)
  • 5 special conference sessions at the International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2012 in China and ICAE2013 in South Africa)
  • Special issues including
  1. Virtual Special Issue on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management published by Applied Thermal Engineering in 2018 
  2. Virtual Special Issue on Sustainable Thermal Energy Management published by Energy Conversion and Management in 2018
  3. Special Issue: Sustainable Thermal Energy Management published by Applied Energy in 2017, Volume 186
  4. Special Issue on Energy Storage published by Applied Energy in 2015, Volume 137
  5. Special Issue: Clean Transport published by Applied Energy in 2015, Volume 157
  6. PRO-TEM Special Issue published by Applied Thermal Engineering in 2013, Volume 53
  7. Special Issue on Thermal Energy Management in the Process Industries published by Applied Energy in 2012, Volume 89


  • PhD in Life Cycle Assessment on Marine Power Systems
  • MSc in Project Management
  • BEng (Hon) in Petroleum Engineering
  • PGEC (Mathematics)


English, Malay and Chinese

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I am currently working as the Thermal Energy Challenge Network Manager and my research focuses on life cycle assessment (LCA).  I have completed LCA studies on the power systems onboard Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ships; and I am exploring the environmental impact of other products.  

Research projects that I am/was involved are listed as follows:

  1. Current roles and research projects: 
    • Network Manager - Thermal Energy Challenge Network (EP/P005667/1)
    • Research Associate - CCS from Industrial clusters and their Supply chains (CCSInSupply) (EP/N024567/1)
  2. Previous roles and research projects : 
    • Network Manager - SusTEM Network: Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network (EP/K039377/1;
    • Research Assistant - Innovative Energy Management System for Cargo Ship (FP7: 266082) 
    • Project Manager - Small Items of Research Equipment at Newcastle University: Developing the Research Base in Healthcare Technologies, Sustainability and Digital Economy (EP/K031678/1)
    • Network Coordinator - PRO-TEM Network: Process Industry Thermal Energy Management Network (EP/G059284/1;