Professor Ir. Dr. Yau Yat Huang obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude Honors degree, in 1994 from Wichita State University, Kansas, USA, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 from the University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Professor Dr. Yau obtained his DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was a prestigious NZAID (New Zealand Agency of International Development) PhD scholar from 2001 to 2004 at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ir. Dr. Yau is also the Carter Bronze Medal holder of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, United Kingdom (CIBSE), for the years 2013 and 2015. He is a well-known international M&E Engineering expert and has been practicing as an M&E engineer for the past twenty-nine years. He has also published numerous technical papers in reputable thermal science and mechanics journals, such as the International Journal of Refrigeration, Indoor Air, Applied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Thermal Science, International Journal of Energy Research, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Energy and Buildings, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Building and Environment, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Experimental Heat Transfer, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Indoor and Built Environment, Building Services Engineering Research & Technology of CIBSE, and Polymer Testing.
Professor Yau is listed as one of the World's top 2% Scientists Career-Long Citation Impact, as well as one of the top 2% Scientists for the years 2019, 2022 and 2023 by Stanford University. Ir. Dr. Yau is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. He is currently the Principal Researcher and Coordinator at the well-known UM-Daikin Laboratory and also the Principal Researcher and Coordinator for the UM-JAF (Japan Air Filter) Laboratory.
Professor Yau was the former Associate Editor of the Journal of Indoor and Built Environment from 2012 to 2017. Additionally, Ir. Dr. Yau was the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaya from 2009 to 2011, and the Deputy Dean (Development) from 2011 to 2012 at the Faculty of Engineering. Furthermore, Professor Yau is a registered mechanical Professional Engineer with a Practising Certificate in Malaysia [PEPC] and a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia [FIEAust, CPEng, NER]. He is also a registered mechanical professional engineer with APEC and EMF (International Professional Engineer), and a Fellow corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (FIEM) and the Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust). He is a full member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), and a life member of the Tau Beta Pi and Golden Key scholastic honor societies of the USA.