DR. MEOR HAKIF BIN AMIR HASSAN

Dr. Meor Hakif Amir Hassan (PhD, DIC, P.Geol.) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geology, UM. He teaches undergraduate courses in Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. He is also Programme Coordinator for the MSc Petroleum Geology Programme, in which he also teaches topics in Reservoir Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy. He also leads sedimentology, stratigraphy and petroleum geology fieldtrips to the Palaeozoic strata of NW Peninsular Malaysia and the hydrocarbon-bearing, Neogene strata of Sarawak and Labuan. Dr. Meor is also the Faculty advisor for the AAPG Student Chapter of UM and is a Council Member and Life Member of the Geological Society of Malaysia. He has been an external assessor for research grants at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS and also for scholarship awards by the Perdana Leadership Foundation. Dr. Meor Hakif is a clastic sedimentologist by training, having done his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Howard Johnson at Imperial College London. His research interests in sedimentology mainly lies in the facies composition and stratal architecture of Neogene, hydrocarbon-bearing, coastal to marine facies of Borneo, with focus on their application in hydrocarbon reservoir characterization and management, and also their relation to the tectonic development of the region. His interests also include the facies analysis of deepwater deposits of Borneo. His research is mainly field-based, with field experience in Sarawak (Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Marudi, Limbang, Lawas), Labuan and Sabah. He also has experience demonstrating on two field seasons to the Book Cliffs, Utah. Dr. Meor's field-based work is frequently used as outcrop analogues for geological studies of onshore and offshore petroleum fields in Malaysia. He has worked for short periods in the petroleum industry as a consultant, and was previously an Executive Geoscientist with the Basin Studies Group, Petroleum Management Unit, PETRONAS before continuing his PhD. He worked on foram and nannoplankton-based sequence sratigraphy of the Sarawak Basin during his time at PETRONAS. His close ties with industry has resulted in him being the industrial liaison for data requests and the Industrial Training Coordinator for the undergraduate programme at the Department of Geology, UM. Dr. Meor Hakif has a MSc from UM in Palaeozoic stratigraphy and palaeontology, where he studied under Prof. Lee Chai Peng. He is an expert on the stratigraphy of the Palaeozoic succession of Perlis, and recently has identified the earliest record of glacial marine conditions in the region. Dr. Meor has specialised in the palaeontology and biostratigraphy of Devonian tentaculitoids and graptoloids, having been trained at the Technische Universitat Berlin by Prof. Bernd Erdtmann, under a Deutscher Academischer Austauchdienst (DAAD) scholarship. He is still very much interested in the stratigraphic development of the Palaeozoic basins of Peninsular Malaysia, and is currently searching for evidence of the Mid-Palaezoic extinction events in the geologic record of Perlis.

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DR. TAN KIT MUN

Dr Tan Kit Mun is a consultant geriatrician in the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She received her medical degree from Trinity College, (MB. BCh. II Hons) University of Dublin, Ireland in 1999. Dr. Tan is a member of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, (MRCP) UK since 2002. She completed her specialist training and received her Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) in Geriatric Medicine from the Irish Committee of Higher Medical Training, Royal College of Physicians Ireland in 2009. She was practising as a consultant geriatrician in Dublin, Ireland until 2012. Dr. Tan's special interest include stroke, atrial fibrillation, dementia, osteoporosis, hypertension in the older person and comprehensive geriatric assessment of the complex older person. Dr. Tan is also Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She is a trainer for the Malaysian Geriatric Medicine Specialist Training Scheme, Masters of Internal Medicine Programme in University of Malaya as well as the University of Malaya Medical Programme (UMMP). She is a member of the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM) and participates as a speaker and presenter of research findings at the annual Malaysian National Geriatrics Conference (NGC).

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SR HAFEZ SALLEH

Dr. Sr Hafez Salleh is an Associate Professor, former Deputy Dean (Undergraduate) and Head at Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, and University of Malaya, Malaysia. He has an educational background in quantity surveying and IT in construction. He has a BSc, MSc and PhD Degree from School of the Built Environment and top rated, 6* Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, United Kingdom. He has 19 years experience in both academia and industry practice and has been an active researcher and research supervisor. He is the recipient of Excellence Service Award by University of Malaya in 2010, 2011 and 2014. He has supervised a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate research students in various research themes. His main research interest is IT/IS strategic management in construction and sustainable design. His previous research was the development of IT/IS Readiness Model that focuses on evaluation of organizational readiness prior IT/IS investment. He is currently working on the theme of IT/IS evaluation in construction with a particular interest in the links between ‘hard’ & human issues and BIM Implementation in construction industry. He is a Registered Quantity Surveyor with Board of Quantity Surveyor Malaysia (BQSM), the technical committee member of Malaysian Construction Industry Master Plan (CIMP) 2005-2015, Strategic Thrust 6: Leveraging Information Technology, Editorial Board Members, Journal of Surveying, Construction & Property and Lead Auditor for QMS ISO 9001:2008, University of Malaya. Recently, he was appointed by CIDB as Committee Member for Building Information Modelling (BIM) In Construction Industry.

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