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Dr

Sam Yuen

Honorary
science & technology
technology
engineering
environmental sciences & ecology
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental sciences
engineering, environmental
refuse disposal
environmental monitoring
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Dr

Sam Yuen

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Geo-Environmental Engineering
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Dr

Sam Yuen

 

Dr Yuen is recognized both nationally and internationally for his active research on solid waste management with specific interests in bioreactor landfills, waste containment systems, leachate recirculation, landfill hydrology and landfill gas management. He served the industry for over 12 years practising as a consulting engineer in a wide range of geotechnical and environmental projects before commencing his academic career with the University of Melbourne in 1996 .

He is the Research Team Leader of the national Australian Alternative Cap Program co-funded by the Australian Research Council and the Waste Management Association of Australia. His is also a member of the Landfill Aftercare and Management Expert Advisory Group appointed by EPA Victoria.

Dr Sam Yuen from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering has been awarded the 2012 University of Melbourne Staff Engagement Excellence Award for his work on sustainable waste management. As the instigator and principal architect of the project, "Phytocapping for sustainable waste management systems and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and odour from waste disposal sites", which was completed in 2011.
Supported by the Australian Research Council and industry, the project brought together a wide range of stakeholders including waste management operators represented by their peak industry body, the Waste Management Association of Australia, several leading environmental consultancies, all mainland state regulators, the CSIRO and five other universities. The government agencies have started to embrace the improved landfill cover design in their policies and regulations. The interdisciplinary nature of the program has provided research training opportunities for graduate students. Research findings have been conveyed to the public through a project web site and 12 peer-reviewed publications.
The Staff Engagement Excellence Award recognises projects with external partners that have enhanced the University's teaching and research programs, and provided demonstrable returns to community or partner organisations.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 78 most recent scholarly works by Sam Yuen.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Recipient of the University of Melbourne Vice Chancellors Engagement Excellence Award 2012

The University of Melbourne

2002

Recipient of the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award 2002

The University of Melbourne

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Infrastructure Engineering

Member

Course Advisory Committee, School of Engineering and Science, Victoria University

Member

Institution of Engineers Australia

Member

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

Member

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Member

The Institution of Engineers

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Engineering Science

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Engineering

Aston University