Yoke Chin Lai

Yoke Chin Lai

Ph.D., M.Sc., M.Eng., B.Sc., Assoc. Professor


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Language: English (Full professional); Chinese (Native/Bilingual); Malay (Professional Working), Danish (Limited Working), Japanese (Elementary)

Research and development areas

Research interests: Renewable Energy (Solar Energy and Solar Thermal Storage), Human-Centered Design in Product (Re) Design and Development, Systems Thinking, System Dynamics in Sustainability, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in Product Design, LCA, product circularity assessment, Augmented Reality application in industry 4.0, Ontology in knowledge management, Structural Condition Monitoring.

Teaching Experiences: PBL, Active learning, Blended learning, Human-Centered Design, System Thinking for sustainability, Biopolymer and Sustainability, LCA, Renewable Energy, Innovative Design of Products, Material Science, Strength of Materials, Machine Element, Material and Design, Product Use and Design, 3D modelling with Inventor, Linear Algebra Application with Matlab, Digital Modelling and Augmented Reality workshop, Innovation workshop.

Education/Academic qualification

University Teacher Education for Assistant Professor, Aalborg University

Award Date: 28 Feb 2011

IT in Collaborative Design, Ph.D., Aalborg University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Environmental Science & Sustainability Studies, Master of Science (M.Sc.), Lund University

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

Structural Integrity Monitoring for High Rise Building, Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), University of Technology Malaysia

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc. Eng.), University of Technology Malaysia

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996


Researcher, Aalborg University


Research Assistant, National University of Singapore


Research Assistant, Malmo University


Research Officer, University of Technology Malaysia


Lektor, VIA University College


  • research
  • Renewable Energy
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Systems Thinking
  • Systems Dynamics
  • Structural Condition Monitoring
  • engineering science
  • sustainability
  • LCA
  • Product Circularity
  • Augmented Reality
  • 3D haptic modelling
  • engineering education
  • PBL
  • Blended learning
  • Mathematics difficulties
  • philosophy of science


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