Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Kew Hong Chew

Assistant Professor



PhD  in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

MSc in Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Management (with Distinction), Aberdeen University

BE of Chemical Engineering (Hons), University of Malaya


Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Chartered Engineer, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Summary of work experiences:

More than 5 years of teaching experience in Institutions of higher learning.

25 years of process, project, operations and safety engineering experiences in oil & gas and chemical industries.


Research Profile

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
  • Total site heat integration to improve energy efficiency
  • Production optimisation

Areas for PhD Supervision/Potential PhD Projects

  • Environmental sustainability in shipping practices



  • CHE3023 Solids Handling
  • CHE2032 Chemical Process Optimisation
  • CHE2031: Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)
  • CHE3031: Final Year Plant Design Project


  • NUS8015 Safety, Health and Risk Management in Process, Petroleum and Offshore Engineering
  • NUS8106 Hazard Identification and Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • NUS8109 Project Dissertation