Choo Chee Ming

Assistant Professor

Roles and responsibilities

Ir Choo Chee Ming is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.


He has completed some research activities related to the wastewater and membrane technologies, and published several journals and conference papers locally and internationally.

Major research interests:

Process design and optimization, wastewater treatment processes, contaminated land management, health and safety, sustainable development,

Selected publications

Choo, C.M. et al. MS 2468:2012 Practice for Assessment of Attaining Clean Up Level for Contaminated Site Closure (SIRIM)

Choo, C.M. et al. MS 2470:2012 Guide for Developing Conceptual Site Models for Contaminated Sites (SIRIM)

Choo, C.M. et al. 2014. MS 2547: 2014. Landfill safe closure – requirements. Malaysian Standard.

Alias M.S., Laili N, Choo C.M. and Mohd Fazli Z. “Potential Topographic Mapping for Plantation Planning Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)”. 13th International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation (ISG 2014)

C. S. Ong,W. J. Lau,P. S. Goh,B. C. Ng,A. F. Ismail,C. M. Choo, The impacts of various operating conditions on submerged membrane photocatalytic reactors (SMPR) for organic pollutant separation and degradation: a review, Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 2015. (Tier 1-High Impact Journal)

M. K. Chan, S. C. Ng, S. Noorkhaniza, C. M. Choo. “Statistical analysis on the relationship between membrane properties and the contact angle”. The 3rd Innovation and Analytics Conference & Exhibition (IACE) 2016 31 October-1 November 2016, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

Heng Hock Hwee, Hii Ching Poon, Pan Wang Fook, Choo Chee Ming.    “HYDROLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT:  A COMPARISON OF MORNING GLORY SPILLWAY CAPACITY”. Journal of Engineering and Technological Advances, SEGi University (Accepted on November 2016)

Hiew Thong Yap, Su Kong Ngien, Norasman Bin Othman, Norhan Bin Abd Rahman, Chee Ming Choo. “Effect of Inflow And Infiltration in Sewerage System of Residential Area, Kuantan, Pahang.” Regional Conference on Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences 2016, 4–6 December 2016. Copthorne Hotel, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Hazmin. M , K.H. Seah, Aida Isma M.I., C.M. Choo. “Impact of Reaction Time on Soluble Microbial Product Removal in Sequencing Batch Reactor”. Istanbul 38th International Conference on Engineering & Technology, Computer, Basic & Applied Sciences (ECBA- 2017) January 21-22, 2017 Istanbul Gonen Hotel, Istanbul Turkey. ISBN No. 9789696832102


Ir Choo Chee Ming holds a Master of Engineering (Environmental) from Griffith University Australia, and a B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He received with the Griffith Award For Academic Excellence 2001. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and National Engineering Register (NER), and a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate registered with Board of Malaysia (BEM), as well as registered with ASEAN Engineer, APEC Engineer  International Professional Engineer.

His expertise lies in industrial water and wastewater treatment for food industries, contaminated soil and groundwater remediation and Environmental and Health and Safety services related to oil and gas industries. Prior to coming to Heriot-Watt University in 2016, he was employed for 11 years by Fortune 500 companies listed on the NYSE such as ENSR-AECOM and CH2MHill as a chemical/environmental engineer/senior project manager. He has 5 years' experience as a Head of Chemical Engineering Discipline/Senior Lecturer/Industrial and External Linkages Leader in Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at SEGi University. He has been involved in teaching the UK Dual Award Bachelor Degree and the UK Degree Transfer programme. He received with the “Best Faculty Staff Award 2015” in SEGi University.

He was the Principal Investigator for a research grant in a membrane properties study. He is currently the Honour Treasurer of Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter. He is currently theChairman of Environmental Engineering Technical Division, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He serves as Professional Interviewer in IEM as well as the Engineering Accreditation Panel Member for Engineering Accreditation Department (EAD), BEM.

Currently at Heriot-Watt, Ir Choo is the module conveyor for

B40DB Sustainability, Health and Safety (Undergraduate)
B49CB Business Awareness, Safety and Sustainability (Undergraduate)
B48BE Process Design A (Undergraduate)
B51GH Environmental Impact Assessment (Postgraduate)