Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Cindy Lee

Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (DELT)



Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (DELT) (2017-Present)

Newcastle University International Singapore

Assistant Professor (2012-Present)

Newcastle University International Singapore, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Project Leader (2008-2011)

Food Group, FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies B.V (Netherlands Research Consultancy)

Research Fellow (2006-2007)

Particle Technology and drug delivery laboratory (Prof CH Wang) (National University of Singapore)


PhD (MEBCS, Singapore-MIT Alliance, NUS) 

MSc (Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems, Singapore-MIT Alliance)

B.Eng (Honours) (Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore)


Associate Fellowship of the HE Academy (2013)

Singapore MIT Alliance PhD research Scholarship (2003)

Singapore MIT Alliance MSc Scholarship (2002)

NUS University Scholar Programme  (1998 -2002)

Professional Activities

Executive Committee Member, Awards Chair (2016): 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2016, Singapore)

Executive Committee Member, Awards Chair (2016): 8th Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium (GCCE2016, Singapore)

Editorial Board Member: Advanced Powder Technology (Elsevier) (2012 - Present) 

Organizing Committee (2016) 5th  Asian Particle Technology Conference (APT2012, Singapore)

Member of BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) (2012 - Present)

Member of World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET) (2017 - Present)

Member of the International Society for Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (2017 - Present)


Research Interests

Supercritical CO2 Technologies (Laboratory experiments to scale up design and analysis)

Food waste processing, sustainable process development

Microencapsulation and controlled release systems for food and pharmaceutical applications

Current Projects

Collaboration with EWTCOI, Ngee Ann Polytechnic on "Sustainable Regeneration of supercritical CO2"  (PhD project: Mr Soh Soon Hong) (MOETIF grant: Aug 2016 - July 2018)

Using Chemical Process Simulation software (e.g UniSim Design Suite/ Aspen HYSYS) to simulate and perform techno-economic analysis on supercritical CO2 processes

Recent  Projects

UROP collaborative supervision (with Prof CH Wang, NUS) on "Study of the supercritical drying of wet okara" (NUS UROP research student: Mr Lin Yanjie) - Oral presentation at 15th International conference of sustainable energy technologies (SET2016)

UROP collaborative supervision (with Prof CH Wang, NUS) on "Studies on curcumin loaded Eudragit L100 microparticles prepared using supercritical antisolvent technique" (NUS UROP research student: Ms Sharanya Vedula) - Poster presentation at Insights to Emerging Trends in Food Science and Technologies (2016) conference (Nanyang Poly)

Final Year Plant Design Project (Newcastle University Stage 3 students) on "Case study on supercritical CO2 drying plant and CO2 regeneration options" (Mr Fitre Mohye, Mr Jonathan Chua, Mr Yaseen Muqaffa, Ms Rebecca Lek, Ms Woon Siew Hua, Ms Loo Mei Hui) - Poster presentation at BioEnergy and Biorefinery Conference ‐ Southeast Asia 2016 (30th May – 1st Jun) - Achieved Best Poster Award (Merit Prize)

FYP collaborative supervision (with Prof CH Wang, NUS) on "Drug release from polymeric foams using supercritical foaming technique" (NUS FYP research student: Ms Jolene Ong Yi Xian)

FYP collaborative supervision (with Prof CH Wang, NUS) on "Supercritical CO2 drying of Okara and Waste Spent Grain" (NUS FYP research student: Mr Nicholas Sim)


Stage 2 

CME2121: Engineering Practice (Heat Exchanger Networks)

Stage 3

CME3105: Solids Handling (Module Leader)

CME3110: Renewable Energy Technologies (Module Leader)

CME3105: Process Design, Process Economics, Project Management (Currently taught by SIT adjunct) (Module Leader)

CME3109: Final Year Plant Design Project (Module Leader and Coordinator)

Other roles and responsibility 

Stage 2 tutor (AY2016/2017)

Senior tutor, CEAM NUIS (2016 - 2017)

Student-staff Committee (till 2017)