ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SR NORHAYATI BINTI MAHYUDDIN

Associate Professor Dr. Sr Norhayati Mahyuddin holds a degree from University of Science Malaysia, in Housing Building and Planning majoring in Architecture and obtained MSc in Integrated Design Construction Management from University of Technology MARA in 2002. In 2011 she was awarded a PhD degree from University of Reading, United Kingdom under the Indoor Environment and Energy Research Group. She is currently a Registered Building Surveyor and a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Malaysia (MRISM). She is an accomplished researcher with an exceptional track record of research success. Her research interests include Indoor Environmental Quality, Building Performance, Sustainable Built Environment and Computational Fluid Dynamics. She served as the Head in the Department of Building Surveying at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya (2014-2018). In addition, she was Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE), and Head of Research Unit (Building Science & Performance). She is a resourceful academic advisor and has served (and is currently supervising) post-graduate students at the University of Malaya. To date, a total of 7 Phd students and 2 Master by Research have graduated under her supervision. Presently, she is a member of SIRIM?s Technical Committee, serving as Expert Advisor ISO on 'IAQ and Workplace Atmospheres'. In a non-governmental organization (NGO), she currently served as a Secretary General for The Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS) 2016 ? 2021. The quality of her work has led to many awards and recognitions such as the University of Malaya Excellence Service Award and Excellence Service Certificate, the Hitachi Research Fellowship Award from The Hitachi Scholarship Foundation Japan. She also obtained 2 Gold Awards at the International Research Innovation Invention Solution Exposition, University of Malaya in 2018 and another Gold and Bronze Award at the 6th International Innovation, Invention and Design Competition in 2017. Recently she received the Best Presentation Award by the Program Committee International Science Council (WASET 2019) in London. Based on Google Scholar, the H-Index is 17 and i10-index of 22, she has published over 60 research articles with 1000 citations.

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DR. CHEONG FEI WEN

Cheong Fei Wen obtained her Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Science (with distinction) from University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia in 2009. She passed her PhD with distinction early 2015 and received her PhD scroll in UM convocation 2015. She is currently holding the post of senior lecturer in Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, UM. Since PhD study, she explored into several malaria-related aspects, including protein expression of the Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface proteins; immunogenicity study using animal model; and epitope mapping. Her current research interests include phenotypic and genotypic measures on Plasmodium sp. resistance against anti-malarials, immunogenicity profiling of potential malarial vaccine candidates, and genome engineering in P. knowlesi using CRISPR-Cas9 system. With her deep passion in research, she has been successfully selected and awarded to attend several international workshops/courses including Ungku Omar-Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop: Neglected Disease in SEA: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling (University of Malaya, Malaysia & Imperial College London, UK) in 2017 and Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course: Malaria Experimental Genetics (WGCAC, UK) in 2018. She has also obtained and be part of several research grants, including UM Research Fund Assistance (BKP), Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP), Frontier Research Grant (FRG), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), and Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS). With that, she has published several articles in ISI-indexed journals. She is currently the editor of the Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC), associate editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (APJMBB), and editorial board member of Tropical Biomedicine. She was the council member for Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) in 2019-2020. She has received certificate of excellent service, UM in 2019. She is currently the department course coordinator for courses Diagnostic Parasitology and Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology in Bachelor?s Degree of Biomedical Science Programme, committee member of Quality Assurance Programme - Quality Committee Faculty of Medicine (FOM), committee member of Seminar Proposal Defence for Postgraduates FOM, committee member for Jawatankuasa Kurikulum di Peringkat Jabatan (JKKJ) and Jawatankuasa Pengajian (JKP) for the department new master programme, Master of Medical Parasitology and Entomology Programme. She has been appointed as programme coordinator for Master of Medical Parasitology and Entomology in 2021.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. UBAGARAM JOHNSON ALENGARAM

Associate Professor Dr U. Johnson Alengaram is the Director of Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT), a Research Centre under the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Madras, India. He is also a Chartered Civil Engineer of world-renowned Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK) and the Engineering Council (UK); he is also a Companion member of Institution of Engineer Malaysia (CIEM), and a member of the American Concrete Society (ACI-Kuala Lumpur Chapter) and a life member of the Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM). His current Web of Science (WoS) h-index stands at 36 with the publication of over 140 publications in refereed journals and conferences. He is instrumental in starting the University of Malaya's Institution of Civil Engineers Student Chapter (UMICESC) in 2015 and currently, he is the staff Advisor; UMICESC serves as the professional body for the undergraduate students to enhance their professional career and attitude. In his Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering, as part of his MEng thesis, he utilized jute as a sustainable replacement material for conventional wood. His MEng research project was acclaimed as one of the best innovative works and the specimens of his research project-Jute Sandwiched Plywood was displayed at the International Exhibition held in Delhi, India. Dr Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India (then Union Finance Minister) who inaugurated the exhibition had a special word for his work on jute; he continued his research for his doctoral research using sustainable industrial by-products and investigated mechanical and structural behaviour that provided in-sight into vital characteristics on the ductility behaviour of oil palm shells-that he went on to develop as a blast-resistant concrete-using oil palm shell as a whole replacement for normal aggregate. Assoc. Professor Dr U. Johnson Alengaram has been in academic, consultancy, research, and administration for over twenty years and contributed to society in different capacities in India, Bahrain, and Malaysia. His current research involves the utilization of industrial by-products and waste materials in concrete, lightweight aggregate, material characteristics, lightweight aggregate concrete, foamed concrete, geopolymer concrete and impact & blast-resistant concrete; his experimental works revolve around investigations on the microstructural behaviour, mechanical properties and durability characteristics, structural behaviour, functional behaviour etc. He has supervised many Master of Engineering Science and Doctoral candidates to the successful completion of their degrees. He is the recipient of outstanding achievement awards in most of the Institutions he served. He and his research team won gold and silver medals at international and national exhibitions on concrete engineering & technology. He was the Project Director of two housing projects at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that utilized industrial by-products. His decade long research work on geopolymer concrete enabled him and his team to construct the second housing project on the cement-free superstructure-with the collaboration of Vinci Construction, a French-based construction conglomerate; this house is currently being used by bus drivers and serves as a research hub. He received numerous research grants from the University of Malaya research fund, the ministry of higher education Malaysia, national and international grants including prestigious Newton-Ungku Omar Coordination Fund: UK-Malaysia Research & Innovation Bridges Competition. He has a research collaboration with various universities in Malaysia, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, China, France, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Jordan, Oman, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam. He has been invited by various Universities in different countries to give the keynote lectures in international conferences, seminars, and research workshops. Assoc. Prof. Dr U. Johnson Alengaram serves as an Associate Editor in the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Chairperson of SIRIM Committee for "Eco Labelling of Criteria for Reused By-Products Aggregates", and reviewer of multiple international journals. He has organized workshops, conferences, seminars and trained school students to win local and international awards; further, as the Director of CICIT, he has pioneered the activities of the centre to contribute to the society and thus many national and international researchers and students are being trained on a regular basis in the centre. He has been Organizing Secretary, Co-Chair, Chair and Advisor of International Conferences and Workshops.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Mahat, MR; Talik, NA; Abd Rahman, MN; Anuar, MA; Allif, K; Azman, A; Nakajima, H; Shuhaimi, A; Abd Majid, WH (2020). Electronic Surface, Optical and Electrical Properties of P - Gan Activated Via in-Situ Mocvd and Ex-Situ Thermal Annealing in Ingan/Gan Led. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing


  • Al-Huseini, A; Kasi, R; Shafaamri, A; Ma, IAW; Subramaniam, R (2020). Study of The Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Hybrid Paint System Based On Zinc-Rich Primer for Mild Steel Protection. Pigment Resin Technology


  • Lim, WY; Goh, CH; Thevarajah, TM; Goh, BT; Khor, SM (2020). Using Sers-Based Microfluidic Paper-Based Device (Mu Pad) for Calibration-Free Quantitative Measurement of Ami Cardiac Biomarkers. Biosensors Bioelectronics


  • Wei, S; Ching, YC; Chuah, CH (2020). Synthesis of Chitosan Aerogels as Promising Carriers for Drug Delivery: a Review. Carbohydrate Polymers


  • Syafiq, A; Vengadaesvaran, B; Ahmed, U; Abd Rahim, N; Pandey, AK; Bushroa, AR; Ramesh, K; Ramesh, S (2020). Facile Synthesize of Transparent Hydrophobic Nano-Caco3 Based Coatings for Self-Cleaning and Anti-Fogging. Materials Chemistry and Physics


LATEST AWARDED GRANT

  • Satreps : Anti-Dengue and Anti-Malarial Drug-Lead Optimisation of Bioactive Natural Resources


  • Developing a Neurorehabilitation Program Guideline for Adults With Severe Brain Injury in Malaysia


  • The Clinical Application of Human Amniotic Membrane as a Cell Delivery Vehicle in Cellular Therapeutic Approach for Treating Damaged Cartilage: Pre-Clinical and Phase I Human Clinical Trials


  • Clinical Development of Autologous Platelet-Derived Extracellular Vesicles (Pev) Combined With Peripheral Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Pb-Msc) as a Prototype for The Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Clinical Trials Involving Phase I and Phase Ii


  • Development of Industrial Prototype of Polymeric Targeted and Non Targeted Nanoparticle Formulation for The Treatment of Cancer: Preclinical and Technical Evaluation


  • An Exploration of Stigma Associated With Chronic Knee Pain in Thailand, Malaysia and Asian People in The Uk


  • Developing a Sustainable Model of Office Demand in Malaysia


  • Forecasting Malaysian Office Market: Dynamic Growth Model Approach