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Population Balances

Distributed Multi-Scale Population Dynamics of Biological Dispersed Phase Systems – Numerical Techniques, Modelling, Optimization and Control
Name of researcher: Dr. Ho Yong Kuen
Research Summary:

The need to understand and manipulate chemical and biological systems at the micro-molecular level to obtain the desired macroscopic specifications calls for the development of multi-scale distributed approaches to model physical systems. Our research is motivated by the use of interesting mathematical ideas to solve important problems in chemical and biochemical engineering, and the main thrust of our work is fundamental. Our primary focus is in the advancement and application of population balances – a broad collective wealth of knowledge which deals with the evolutionary aspects of dispersed phase systems, both in time and perhaps also in space. On-going projects revolve around the application areas of biomass depolymerization, complex biomass polymer fermentation, distributed emulsification dynamics and advanced control of biomedical devices.

Multi-scale distributed modelling framework for complex biomass polymer fermentation systems.


We especially welcome potential collaborators in the field of lignocellulosic hydrolysis and fermentation who can provide us with distributed experimental data. We are also keen to work with experimentalists in protein engineering who might be interested in exploring new computational methods. For more information on our research findings, please refer to the google scholar website below.

Affiliation: Chemical Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering,
Monash University Malaysia.

Contact details:
Dr. Ho Yong Kuen,
Engineering (Chemical),
Building 5, Level 5, Room 38 (5-5-38)
Monash University Malaysia
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
47500 Bandar Sunway
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Contact Email: ho.yongkuen[AT]