Dr Teck Nam Ang

PhD (Engineering Sciences), BSc (Hons) (Biotechnology)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Teck Nam is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at The University of Auckland. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology and PhD (Bioprocess/Environmental Engineering Science) in 2006 and 2013, respectively. Prior to joining the department, he had been a senior lecturer at Nilai University (2016-2017) and a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Malaya (2014-2016).

His current research interest lies in the separation processes and technologies with emphasis on capture and recovery of volatile anaesthetic gases.

Research | Current

Capture and recovery of volatile anaesthetic gases



  • Distinction Thesis Award (University of Malaya, 2013)
  • Bronze Prize Award for the invention/innovation of "The design and the fabrication of a user-friendly household composter" - Malaysia Technology Expo 2009

Scholarship Fundings

  • University of Auckland Doctoral scholarship (2017)
  • Linnaeus-Palme scholarship (2010)
  • University of Malaya scholarship (SBUM) (2009)

Areas of expertise

  • Separation systems
  • Bioenergy production
  • Waste management
  • Waste biomass valorization
  • Extraction of bioproducts

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ang, T. N., Udugama, I. A., Mansouri, S. S., Taylor, M., Burrell, R., Young, B. R., & Baroutian, S. (2019). A techno-economic-societal assessment of recovery of waste volatile anaesthetics. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 226, 304-314. 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.06.011
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48239
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brent Young, Saeid Baroutian
  • Ang, T. N., Baroutian, S., Young, B. R., Hyland, M. M., Taylor, M., & Burrell, R. (2019). Adsorptive separation of volatile anaesthetics: A review of current developments. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 211, 491-503. 10.1016/j.seppur.2018.10.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Saeid Baroutian, Brent Young
  • See, T. Y., Tee, S. I., Ang, T. N., Chan, C.-H., Yusoff, R., & Ngoh, G. C. (2016). Assessment of Various Pretreatment and Extraction Methods for the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Orthosiphon stamineus Leaf via Microstructures Analysis. International Journal of Food Engineering, 12 (7).10.1515/ijfe-2016-0094
  • Ang, T. N., Chan, C.-H., Ngoh, G. C., Lee, K. M., Yoon, L. W., & Chua, A. S. M. (2015). Assessment of Cellulosic Biomass Saccharification by Molten Brönsted Acidic 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Hydrogen Sulphate ([EMIM][HSO4]) via Kinetic Studies. BioResources, 11 (1).10.15376/biores.11.1.1349-1358
  • Yoon, L. W., Ang, T. N., Ngoh, G. C., & Chua, A. S. M. (2014). Fungal solid-state fermentation and various methods of enhancement in cellulase production. Biomass and Bioenergy, 67, 319-338. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.05.013
  • Lee, K. M., Ngoh, G. C., Chua, A. S. M., Yoon, L. W., Ang, T. N., & Lee, M.-G. (2014). Comparison Study of Different Ionic Liquid Pretreatments in Maximizing Total Reducing Sugars Recovery. BIORESOURCES, 9 (1), 1552-1564.
  • Ang, T. N., Ngoh, G. C., & Chua, A. S. M. (2013). Comparative study of various pretreatment reagents on rice husk and structural changes assessment of the optimized pretreated rice husk. Bioresource technology, 135, 116-119. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.09.045
  • Ang, T. N., Adeline Seak May Chua, & Gek Cheng Ngoh (2013). Development of a novel inoculum preparation method for solid-state fermentation—Cellophane film culture (CFC) technique. Industrial crops and products, 43, 774-777. 10.1016/j.indcrop.2012.08.022

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