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Shee-Meng Thai known as Shee Meng

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Qualifications

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, PhD

Experience

2015-present – Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of South Wales.

2012-2015 – Research Fellow, Engineering Research Centre, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of South Wales.

2010-2012 – Research Fellow, Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC), University of Glamorgan.

2006-2010 – Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan.

Publications

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J. and Ward, J. Monitoring, Modelling and Controlling Stoker Boiler Plant, 6th European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications, Kent, UK, September 5-7, 2006.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Chong, A.Z.S. and Ward, J. Development of a Neural Network Based Control System for a Stoker Fired Hot Water Boiler. Journal of the Energy Institute, 80(3), 153- 161, 2007.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Chong, A.Z.S., Ward, J. and Proctor, A. An Intelligent Methodology for the Co-Combustion of Blends of Coal and Unprepared Biomass. 8th INFUB Conference, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, March 25-28, 2008.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Chong, A.Z.S. and Ward, J. Combustion Optimisation of Stoker Fired Boiler Plant by Neural Networks. Journal of the Energy Institute, 81(3), 171-176, 2008.

Chong, H.S., Tan, C.K., Wilcox, S.J., Thai, S.M., Ward, J. and Andrews, G. Development of an Intelligent Flame Monitoring System for Gas-Fired Steel Reheating Furnaces. 5th European Thermal-Science Conference, Eindhoven, the Netherland, May 18-22, 2008.

Thai, S.M., Chong, H.S., Wilcox, S.J., Tan, C.K., Ward, J. and Andrews, G. Monitoring and Diagnosis of Steel Reheating Burners. ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31-November 6, 2008.

Valliappan, P., Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Ward, J., Tan, C.K. and Jagiełło, K. Detecting Burner Instabilities using Joint-Time Frequency Methods whilst Co-firing Coal and Biomass. Proceeding of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 13-17, 2011.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Chong, A.Z.S., Ward, J. and Proctor, A. Development of fuzzy based methodology to commission co-combustion of unprepared biomass on chain grate stoker fired boilers. Journal of the Energy Institute, 84(3), 123-131, 2011.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Tan, C.K., Ward, J. and Andrews, G. Development of an Intelligent Flame Monitoring System for Steel Reheating Burners. Proceeding of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Part A, Journal of Power and Energy, 226(8), 1014-1031, 2012.

Thai, S.M., Wilcox, S.J., Tan, C.K., Chong, A.Z.S., Ward, J. and Andrews, G. Monitoring Regenerative Steel Reheating Burners using an Intelligent Flame Diagnostic System. Journal of the Energy Institute, 87(1), 48-58, 2014.

M. Akram, C. K. Tan, R. Garwood, S.M. Thai. Vinasse – A potential biofuel, co-firing with coal in a fluidised bed. 10th ECCRIA – European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications, University of Hull, United Kingdom, September 15-17, 2014.

Purser, B.J., Thai, S.M., Fritz, T., Esteves, S.R., Dinsdale, R.M. and Guwy, A.J. An Improved Titration Model Reducing Over Estimation of Total Volatile Acids in Anaerobic Digestion of Energy Crop, Animal Slurry and Food Waste. Water Research, 15(61), 162-170, 2014.

M. Akram, C.K Tan, R. Garwood, S.M Thai. Vinasse – A potential biofuel – Cofiring with coal in a fluidised bed combustor. Fuel 158 (2015), 1006–1015, 2015.

Research

The Carbon Trust, “The Optimisation of Biomass Combustion on Chain Grates”, in collaboration with British BioGEN and James Proctor Ltd. (2005).

Research Fund for Coal & Steel (RFCS), “Real-time Intelligent Diagnostics and Optimisation of Reheating Furnace Performance” (SMARTFIRE), in collaboration with Corus UK, MEFOS Sweden, BFI Germany and Aceralia-Grupo Arcelor Spain (2005).

Research Fund for Coal & Steel (RFCS)," Intelligent Monitoring and Control of Large Burners Fired by Pulverised Coal and Coal/Biomass Blends" (SMARTBURN), in collaboration with Universidad de Zaragoza, Union Fenosa, IEN Poland, INDRA Sistemas Spain (2008).

Part funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, “Mechanical and Systems Development for Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production”, CymruH2Wales Project (2010).

EU FP7, “Carbon Reduction by Auxiliary Firing TEchniques for glass Melter” (CRAFTEM), in collaboration with GDF SUEZ, Owens Illinois Europe, SiseCam and Global Combustion Systems Ltd (2012).

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