Dr Koh Yit Yan

Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering) / Program Coordinator /
Student Academic Conduct Officer

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment / School of Engineering
Associate Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)
Graduate Member, Institute of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM)

Career

Biography

Yit Yan graduated from the University of Leeds, specialising in Engineering Fluid Mechanics.  Despite his main research area in Mechanical Engineering, which includes the mathematical modelling of fluid flow with the aid of the supercomputer, he also completed a module on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which emphasises pedagogy, learning, and assessment. In addition to his research in the areas of teaching and learning, he has also been invited as speaker and trainer in seminars and workshops related to teaching and learning, sharing best practices in teaching and learning with fellow colleagues and students.

Yit Yan is currently also the Hononary Secretary of the South East Asia Association of Institution of Research (SEAAIR) and the Young Member Representative of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Singapore Branch.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Engineering), University of Leeds
  • BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

Specialisation

  • Thermofluids

Research Areas

  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Institutional Research
  • Action Research in Teaching and Learning
  • Yoga Practices

Awards

2020

2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

2018

Excellence Academician Award for Full-Time Academics, 2018

2018

University of Newcastle Long Service Award

2013

Best Paper Award for 13th SEAAIR Annual Conference

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

YearCitation
2020Chua, Y. W., Balakrishnan, B., Chai, V.C. and Koh, Y.Y. (2020), Assessing the validity and reliability of creative thinking skills module in a pilot study on engineering undergraduate in Malaysia, Asian Journal of Assessment in Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 77-85
2020Chua, Y. W., Balakrishnan, B., Choong, P. Y. and Koh, Y.Y. (2020), Effectivness of Creative Thinking Module on Figural Creativity of Engineering Undergraduate in Malaysia, International Journal of Higher Education, 9(4), 233-243, https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v9n4p233
2019Chua, Y. L., Asokan, N. and Koh, Y. Y. (2019), Investigation of wind energy generation by moving vehicles in Uniten, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2129(1), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5118029
2019Koh, Y. Y., Lim, J. W. S. and Chua Y. L. (2019), Multigrid solver for 2D heat conduction problems, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2129(1), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5118029

2019

Koh, Y. Y. and Chong, P. L. (2019), Incorporating student feedback into curriculum review according to outcome based education philosophy, Journal of Engineering Science & Technology, 14(2), 541 - 556

2018

Chua, Y. L., Yeo, N. R. S., Tee, T. T., Koh, Y. Y. (2018), Performance evaluation of a V-Trough solar concentrator photovoltaic system, AIP Conference Proceedings 2030, 020001 (2018).
doi https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5066642

2017

Chua, Y. L. and Koh, Y. Y. (2017), Internal Competition in Engineering Education—A Case Study of Project Design Competition in UNITEN, Advanced Science Letters 23 (2), pp. 708-711(4)

2016

Ponciano, J. & Koh, Y. Y. (2016), Innovative assessment strategies in Higher Education. Journal of Institutional Research in SEA, 15(2), pp. 5-17

2016

Ponciano, J. & Koh, Y. Y. (2016), Inspiring career development and employability among undergraduates through reality television programme. Journal of Institutional Research in SEA, 4(1), pp. 83-96.

2012

Koh, Y.Y. and Chua, Y.L. (2012), The Study of Learning Styles Among Mechanical Engineering Students From Different Institutions in Malaysia, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 56, pp. 636 – 642

2009

Koh, Y.Y., Lee, Y.C., Gaskell, P.H., Jimack, P.K. and Thompson, H.M. (2009), Droplet spreading: Quantitative comparisons with experiment, European Physical Journal, vol. 166, pp.117-120

2007

Gaskell, P. H., Jimack, P. K., Koh, Y.Y. and Thompson, H. M. (2007), Development and Application of a Parallel Multigrid Solver for the Simulation of Spreading Droplets, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 56, pp.979-989

2007

Koh, Y.Y. (2007), Promoting Class Peer Assessment in Engineering Education, INTI Journal Special Issue on Teaching and Learning, pp. 52-60

Conference Presentations

YearCitation
2020Sin, M. C., Koh, Y. Y. and Sin, K. Y. (2019), Job Satisfaction and Retirement Age Intention Among School Teachers in Johor State, Malaysia, SEAAIR 19th Annual Conference, Taiwan
2020Koh, Y. Y., Chua, Y. L., Sin, M. C. (2019), Engineering Programme Accreditation: A Comparison Study between the Accreditation Bodies in Malaysia and Singapore, SEAAIR 19th Annual Conference, Taiwan
2019Chua, Y. L., Asokan, N. and Koh, Y. Y. (2019), Investigation of wind energy generation by moving vehicles in Uniten, AIP Conference Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture (IConGDM 2019), Bandung, Indonesia
2019Koh, Y. Y., Lim, J. W. S. and  Chua Y. L. (2019), Multigrid solver for 2D heat conduction problems, 5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture (IConGDM 2019), Bandung, Indonesia
2018 Chua, Y. L., Yeo, N. R. S., Tee, T. T., Koh, Y. Y. (2018), Performance evaluation of a V-Trough solar concentrator photovoltaic system, presented in the International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, Hanoi, Vietnam
2017 Koh, Y. Y. and Chong, P. L. (2017), From Outcome-Based Education (OBE) to Continual Quality Improvement (CQI): Curriculum Review based on the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Philosophy: A Case Study of Teaching Mechanical Engineering at University of Newcastle, Singapore, SEAAIR 17th Annual Conference, Singapore.
2017 Chua, Y. L. and Koh, Y. Y. (2017), Does different Inventories tell the similar stories? A comparison of Different Learning Style Inventories on students in the higher education, SEAAIR 17th Annual Conference, Singapore.
2017 Koh, Y. Y., Chua, Y. L., and Chin, K. K. (2017), Temperature Comparison of Different Reflective Surfaces of A Solar Thermal Collector, presented in the 3rd International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2017, Krabi, Thailand.
2017 Chua, Y. L., Yong, Y. K., and Koh, Y. Y. (2017), Performance Comparison of Single Axis Tracking and 40o Angle Solar Panels for Sunny Weather, presented in the 3rd International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2017, Krabi, Thailand.
2016 Ponciano, J. P. and Koh, Y. Y. (2016), Innovative Assessment Strategies for Student Projects, SEAAIR 16th Annual Conference
2016 Chua, Y. L., Linda, C. Tay, T.T. and Koh, Y.Y. (2016) Overview of Peer Review Assessment for Mechanical Design Process Project in Universiti Tenaga Nasional Malaysia, SEAAIR 16th Annual Conference
2016 Chua, Y. L. and Koh, Y. Y. (2016), International Competition in Engineering Education – A Case Study Project Design Competition in UNITEN, 2016 International Conference on Education, Jakarta
2015 Ponciano, J. P. and Koh, Y. Y. (2015), Career Development and Employability Inspired by The Apprentice, SEAAIR 15th Annual Conference
2015 Koh, Y. Y. and Chong, P. L. (2015), From Outcome-Based Education (OBE) to Continual Quality Improvement (CQI): A Case Study of Teaching Mechanical Engineering at University of Newcastle, Singapore, SEAAIR 15th Annual Conference
2015 Chua, Y. L. and Koh, Y. Y. (2015), Preference of Learning Approaches of Engineering Students, a Pilot Study in UNITEN, SEAAIR 15th Annual Conference
2015 Koh, Y. Y. and Kum, I. Y. S. (2015), Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) at UONS – Challenges and Opportunities, SEAAIR 15th Annual Conference
2014 Chua, Y.L., Ker, P.J., Wong, J.K., Koh, Y.Y. (2014), Comparison of Learning Styles Between Engineering Students and Non Engineering Students in UNITEN, 14th SEAAIR Conference, Legaspi, Philippines
2013 Koh, Y.Y. (2013), Start-Stop-Continue – Continuous Teaching and Learning Improvement through students feedbacks, 13th SEAAIR Conference, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
2013 Koh, Y.Y., Chua, Y.L., Chay, N.S. (2013), Comparison of learning styles among mechanical engineering students from different institutions in Malaysia, 13th SEAAIR Conference, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
2012 Koh, Y.Y. and Chua, Y.L. (2012), The Study of Learning Styles Among Mechanical Engineering Students From Different Institutions in Malaysia, The International Conference on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (ICTLHE) 2012 in conjunction with 4th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2012 (RCEE &RHEd 2012)
2011 Koh, Y.Y. (2011), Start, Stop, Continue – What does it take to change?, 26th International Conference on CADCAM, Robotics & Factories of Future (CARs & FOF 2011), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 Koh, Y.Y. (2008), The Study on the Change of Learning Style Among Engineering Students, 8th SEAAIR Annual Conference, Surabaya, Indonesia
2008 Chan, C.T. and Koh, Y.Y. (2008), Different Degrees of Blending Benefit Students Differently: A Pilot Study, EDU-COM 2008 International Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2007 Idrus, N. and Koh, Y. Y. (2007), Piloting Transformative Learning in teaching Engineering, 7th SEAAIR Annual Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 Ni Lar Win, Koh, Y. Y. and Khin Maung Win (2007), Comparative study on learning styles and educational backgrounds in engineering, International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL), Putrajaya, Malaysia
2007 Koh, Y.Y. (2007), Promoting Class Peer Assessment in Engineering Education, International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL), Putrajaya, Malaysia
2007 Idrus, N., Koh, Y. Y. and Ni Lar Win (2007), Towards a globalized Southeast Asian university through reformation and transformation, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) organized by Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
2004 Gaskell, P.H., Koh, Y.Y., Jimack, P.K., Sellier, M., Thompson, H.M. and Wilson, M.C.T. (2004), Thin film flow over substrates with topography, 12th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium, pp.117-122. International Society of Coating Science and Technology

Grants and Funding

Research Grants Obtained

YearGrantValue
2020Principal Investigator, “Sleep Enhancement through Vinyasa Flow Yoga”, grant application submitted to University of Newcastle Singapore’s Small Project Research Grant 2020S$10,000
2017 Co-Investigator, “A Pilot Feasibility Study of Vinyasa Flow Yoga Therapy coupled with Pranayama for Weight Loss”, grant application submitted to University of Newcastle Singapore’s Small Project Research Grant 2017. S$5,000