Hui Tong Chua

HonFIEAust, CPEng, EngExec, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus), FIChemE, CEng, CSci, RPEQ, Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Dr Hui Tong Chua, PhD (NUS), M.Eng. (NUS), B.Eng (1st Class Hons, NUS), is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA). His research interest covers Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Process Engineering and Waste Heat Utilisation. Six of his international peer reviewed journal articles are among the top 1% percentile in the field of Engineering in terms of citation.

One of his key research achievements is the successful spinning off of his catalytic methane cracking technology, now known as the Hazer Process, as Hazer Group Ltd., which raised $5m in their Initial Public Offering on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:HZR) in November 2015. Hui Tong is one of the original inventors of the technology.

Hui Tong holds a Ph.D., an M.Eng. and a B.Eng.(1st Class Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Prior to joining UWA, Hui Tong was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Singapore.

Hui Tong's ResearcherID is B-1317-2008 (Web of Science).

Previous positions

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (1999-2004)

Senior Tutor, National University of Singapore (1998-1999)

Professional Officer, National University of Singapore (1993-1996)

Teaching overview

ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer


Waste heat driven desalination and evaporation technology
High flux bright light synthesis of nanoparticles.
Geothermal energy



Mandarin Chinese

Cantonese Chinese

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research expertise keywords

  • Chiller diagnostics and performance monitoring
  • Cooling science and engineering ranging from vapour compression to heat driven chillers
  • Hydrogen production technologies
  • Gas storage and measurement
  • Geothermal desalination
  • Geothermal air conditioning
  • Joule-Thomson cryocooler
  • Sorption engineering
  • Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Thermophysical properties of refrigerant


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