DR. SAMIRA BAGHERI

Dr. Samira Bagheri is a senior lecturer in the Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre, University of Malaya. She received her PhD (2013) from Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre, University of Malaya. Samira’s main research interests are in the areas of carbon nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene oxide and graphene nanosheets, metal oxide nanocomposites advance smart nanohybrids, especially apply in electrochemical sensors, supercapacitors, fuel cells and environmental pollution management.

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PROF. DR. JAFFAR ALI BIN M. ABDULLAH

Dr Jaffar Ali is a citizen of Malaysia. Born on 30 October 1955. A descendant of Turkish traders and missionaries (called Rowthers/Ravuthers). He completed his early education in 1972, Microbiology (BSc, 1977) and Biochemistry (MSc, 1979). He was a recipient of the International Merit PhD Scholarship of the Australian National Univesityin 1989. He obtained his PhD at the Australian National University (Dec 1989-Oct 1992) in embryo culture/cryopreservation under tutelage of early pioneers in preimplantation embryology, Drs JN Shelton, WK Whitten and PJ McCullagh. He is currently a Professor and Consultant Embryologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Malaya. Prior to this he was (i) Consultant and Head of IVF Laboratory & Embryology, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia; (ii) Consultant and Director, IVF Laboratory, Women’s Hospital, Doha, Qatar; (iii) Research Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore; (iv) Associate Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Malaya, (v) Senior Embryologist, Kelinik Dr Hamid Arshat; (vi) Research Assistant, JCSMR, ANU; (vii) (Scientific Officer, National Population and Family Development Board, spanning over 3 decades beginning January 1980 to the present. He has published /presented 145 research works in refereed journals/conferences, 4 book chapters and 2 books (published in Australia and Malaysia). Wrote and won a total of nine research grants worth about USD$1.29 million from national/international sources. His pioneering contributions: (i) development of protein-free embryo culture medium (PFM); (ii) ultra micro drop culture; (iii) development of ultra-rapid cryopreservation of mammalian embryos.  He was conferred eight (n=8) international/national awards for his pioneering research contributions. He has patents in over 78 countries; awarded in Norway, USA, Russia, Australia, Canada, European Union (35 countries), Malaysia, Singapore and in African OAPI countries for his research invention of the synthetic Protein-Free Embryo Culture Medium. Two more patent applications has been lodged. Another four patent applications are in preparation. He is Editor,Journal of Reproductive and Stem Cell Biotechnology; Corporate Advisor to Cellcura, Norway and Consultant to FertiPro, Belgium. He was Visiting fellow at Australian National University and Adjunct Professor at King Saud University.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. NOORHIDAWATI BINTI ABDULLAH

Dr. Noorhidawati Abdullah is an Associate Professor at Department of Library & Information Science in the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya. She graduated with BIT (Science and Management System) in 2000 and MIT (Management of Information System) in 2003 both from National University of Malaysia. Dr. Noorhidawati obtained her PhD in 2008 from University of Strathclyde Glasgow. Her research interests include information  behavior, digital library, social media, information management, open access and scholarly publication, bibliometrics. She is at present the editorial board member of the Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science (JIF 0.423 JCR 2012). She is regularly serves as a scientific committee of several reputable International Conferences (such as IColis) and also a reviewer for a number of international and local conference papers.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

Chen, Y. C., Chen, W. H., Lin, B. J., Chang, J. S., Ong, H. C. (2016). Impact of torrefaction on the composition, structure and reactivity of a microalga residue. Applied Energy

Li, R., Wang, Q. Y., Cheong, K. C. (2016). Quanzhou: Reclaiming a glorious past. Cities

Sajjadi, B., Asaithambi, P., Aziz, A. R. A., Ibrahim, S. (2016). Mathematical analysis of the effects of operating conditions and rheological behaviour of reaction medium on biodiesel synthesis under ultrasound irradiation. Fuel

Saat, R. M., Fadzil, H. M., Abd Aziz, N. A., Haron, K., Rashid, K. A., Shamsuar, N. R. (2016). DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONLINE THREE-TIER DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO ASSESS PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDENTS\ UNDERSTANDING OF CELLULAR RESPIRATION. Journal of Baltic Science Education

LATEST AWARDED GRANT

Quantitative Trading Strategy for Fund Management: An approach using artificial intelligence enhanced indicators

Statistical shape discrimination of dental arch to facilitate appropriate selection of stock trays for impression making by dental practitioners.

Fiqh Kehartaan Malaysia: Konsep dan Amalan

Modeling Drivers and Barriers to Adopting Risk Management Practices in Malaysian Small Construction Projects

utilization of palm oil clinker (POC) as coarse and fine aggregates in concrete

Percutaneous neuroplasty in carpal tunnel syndrome: PRP vs. steroid

Understanding service interactions among multiple stakeholders in User Generated Content (UGC) enabled virtual environments

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