Dr. Ong Hwai Chyuan research interests are wide-ranging under the general umbrella of renewable energy. However, his main interests are biofuel & bioenergy, solar thermal and green technology & environmental engineering. He has published more than 100 high impact SCI journal papers with H-index 28 (WOS). In 2018, 2017 & 2016, he received the Malaysia's Rising Star Award (young researcher) and Malaysia's Research Star Award (frontier researcher) by Ministry of Higher Education and Clarivate Analytics. In 2018, he also received both the outstanding research award and the most highly cited paper award by University of Malaya Excellence Award.
Currently, he is Associate Editor of Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (IF:1.511) and guest editor in Energies (SCI IF=2.707) journal under special issue of “Biofuel and Bioenergy Technology”. He is also a Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council (CEng) under Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), United Kingdom.