LEE CHOY SIN

Designation/Title : PhD, Lecturer
Department: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy
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Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry University of Malaya
2008
BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry University of Malaya
2003

 

Research interests:

  • Organic synthesis
  • Polymer
  • Bioactive oleochemicals

 

Research projects/grants:


National Research & Development Grants:

  • Principal investigator for “Synthesis and antifungal activity of metal incorporated polyesteramide from used frying oil” funded by Malaysian Toray Science Fund (RM25,000) (Dec 2011-Dec 2013).
  • Principal investigator for “Production of biocompatible and biodegradable waterborne porous polyurethane scaffolds from palm oil-based polyester polyol and cellulose nanocrystals for tissue engineering” funded by MOHE Exploratory Research Grant Scheme 2012 (RM50,000)
  • “Preparation of a palm oil-based lipid nanoparticle topical formulation containing griseofulvin for treating tinea”, funded by Malaysian Palm Oil Board Graduate Students Assistantship Scheme.
  • “Metal-incorporated polyester and polyester-amide coating: Synthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial studies”, funded by Malaysian Palm Oil Board Graduate Students Assistantship Scheme
  • “Palm oil-based polyesteramide as functional material for solid dispersion”, funded by Malaysian Palm Oil Board Graduate Students Assistantship Scheme.
  • External co-investigator for “Synthesis of biocompatible polyurethane”, funded by UMRG 2012 [Chuah Cheng Hock (UM), Cheng Sit Foon (UM), Lee Choy Sin (IMU)]

 

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

  • Synthesis of palm oil-based polyol for the production of polyurethane adhesive for wood bonding (Collaborative MSc project with UM)-Mr Ang Khoon Poh (2010-2013).
  • Preparation of a palm oil-based lipid nanoparticle topical formulation containing griseofulvin for treating tinea (MSc project, IMU & MPOB)-Miss Tan Yann Jean (October 2011-current).
  • Synthesis of biocompatible polyurethane (Collaborative PhD project with UM)-Mr Ng Wei Seng (2013-current).
  • Metal-incorporated polyester and polyester-amide coating: Synthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial studies (MSc project, IMU & MPOB)-Mr Chua Bing Wei (2013-current).
  • Palm oil-based polyesteramide as functional material for solid dispersion (MSc project, IMU & MPOB)- Miss Wong Wei Seng (2013-current).
  • Production of biocompatible and biodegradable waterborne porous polyurethane scaffolds from palm oil-based polyester polyol and cellulose nanocrystals for tissue engineering (MSc project)-Miss Yeoh Fang Hoong (2013-current).

Professional affiliations:

  • Malaysian Oil Chemists’ and Technologists’ Association

 

Academic Awards:

  • Excellence Award for Early completion in PhD Research (University of Malaya)

 

Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)

Journal

  • Ang K.P., Lee C.S., Cheng S.F.and Chuah C.H. (2014) Polyurethane Wood Adhesive from Palm oil-based Polyester Polyol. J Adhesion Sci. & Techn. In press
  • Ang K.P., Lee C.S., Cheng S.F.and Chuah C.H. (2013) Synthesis of Palm oil-Based Polyester Polyol for Polyurethane Adhesive Production. J. Appl. Polm. Chem. 131 (6): 39967
  • Lee, C.S. and Lee, S.C. (2010) Characterization of Epoxidized and Non-Epoxidized Fatty Diethanolamides by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography. Am. J. Pharmacology & Toxicology 5 (3): 133-138
  • Lee, C.S. Ooi, T.L. and Chuah, C.H. (2009) The Effect of Reaction Temperature on Retaining Oxirane Oxygen Contents in the Synthesis of Epoxidized Diethanolamides. Am. J. Appl. Sci. 6: 72-77
  • Lee, C.S. Ooi, T.L. and Chuah, C.H. (2008) Water-blown Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Effect of Water Content on Mechanical, Morphology and Thermal Characteristic. J. Sci. & Tech. in Tropics 4: 65-71
  • Lee, C.S., Ooi, T.L., Chuah, C.H. and Ahmad, S. (2007) Synthesis of Palm Oil-Based Diethanolamides. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 84: 945- 952
  • Lee, C.S., Ooi, T.L., Chuah, C.H. and Ahmad, S. (2007) Rigid Polyurethane Foam Production from Palm Oil-Based Diethanolamides. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 84: 1161- 1167
  • Lee, C.S., Ooi, T.L., Chuah, C.H. and Ahmad, S. (2007) Effect of Isocyanate Index on Physical Properties of Flexible Polyurethane Foam. Malaysian J. Sci. 26: 91-98

 

 

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