DR. KHOR SOOK MEI

Dr. Sook Mei Khor graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Chemistry (2002) from The National University of Malaysia (UKM). She continued her M.Sc. study under the supervisions of Prof. Dr. Yook Heng Lee and Prof. Dato' Dr. Musa Ahmad (2002-2004). Upon completion of her M.Sc. study, she worked as an R&D chemist in a cosmetics and toiletries company for two years before she was appointed as a scientific officer at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, UM (2006-2008). After gaining some working experience in industry, under the Malaysian government scholarship (UM SLAI research fellowship), she flew to Sydney, Australia in year 2008 to pursue her Ph.D. She obtained her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under the guidance of Scientia Prof. Dr. John Justin Gooding (a great researcher, also is a kind and awesome supervisor) at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (2008-2011). She then returned to Malaysia in 2011 and was appointed as a senior lecturer in University of Malaya (UM) in year 2012. She has been working in the field of electrochemistry, focusing on enzymatic/affinity biosensors and electrode surface modification. She is currently leading a research group to work at the boundaries of analytical chemistry, analytical biochemistry and electrochemistry, developing different kinds of (bio)sensors for analytical applications.

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DR. CHE HANG SENG

Hang Seng Che received his BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 2009. He then obtained his PhD degree in 2013 under auspices of a dual PhD programme between the University of Malaya and Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. He currently serves as a senior lecturer in Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Center (UMPEDAC), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a frequent reviewer for various technical journals, and is currently serving as an associate editor of IET-Electrical Power Application (IET-EPA) journal. Dr. Che was the recipient of the 2009 Kuok Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship Award for his PhD study. In 2016, he received the Malaysia's Rising Star Award (by Ministry of Higher Education) under the Frontier Researcher category. His research interests include power electronic converters and drives, fault tolerant control and renewable energy generation.

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DR. LEAW CHUI PIN

Dr Chui Pin Leaw was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, on August 22, 1973. She is a senior research fellow of Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya. Her research falls in the field of marine phycology, focusing on the studies of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Her research areas span from taxonomy, molecular systematics and evolution to the genetics and toxigenesis of harmful microalgae. She began her academic career at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), in September 2008, as a senior lecturer DS51 of Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, and a Research Fellow of Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC). She graduated from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) with a declared major in Marine Science and holds a First Class BSc. (H), and later received her MSc. and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the same university. As one of the key researcher in Malaysian HABs research, Dr. Leaw has published more than 100 publications, including 35 international and national peer-reviewed papers (30 ISI, 5 SCOPUS), >20 proceedings papers, nine technical papers and training modules, >15 popular writing and outreaches, and ~100 abstracts presented. Her track record in research publications is outstanding. This can be testified by the Publish and Perish Author Impact Analysis with an H-Index of 13 (Web of Science), >350 total citations for over 20 papers (Google Scholar H-index, 16, citations, >750). Most of the scientific papers published are in journals of the highest ISI ranking of Quartile 1 and 2 in Marine and Freshwater Biology. In the six-year working period, she has received more than MYR 2M of funding for her research, by securing a total of nine (9) national and international research grants as PI, with core research supported from MOSTI ScienceFunds, and MOE FRGS, RACE. She is also a co-researcher to additional nine national and international research grants. At the international level, she was invited as speaker to several meetings and workshops, including the Horiba International Conference in 2010; Pacific Science Congress in 2011; and Nippon Foundation-POGO, Alfred Wegener Institute Centre of Excellence: Regional Training Program in 2014. With professional association, she is a member of several professional bodies that related to the field of interest, e.g. the International Society for the study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA), the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She is also a committee member of UNESCO-IOC/WESTPAC Harmful Algal Blooms and Toxic Marine Organisms projects. She is actively involved in the editorial task, being appointed as reviewer to high impact factor journals (BMC Evolutionary Biology, PlosONE, Harmful Algae, etc.), and had served on the editorial board as associate editor to the Elsevier impact factor journal, GENE, and its sister journal PLANTGENE. Chui Pin involved directly in developing course portfolio and online courses, as well as teaching various undergraduate courses, particularly the core courses of UNIMAS in Molecular Biology. Online learning approach is adopted in her teaching, which gained her an award in 2009 on the UNIMAS Outstanding Online Learning Award for the course Bioinformatics. In the six-years of supervision, she has mentored more than 40 undergraduate students (FYP). Five PhD student and eight MSc students have been completed under her supervision. Currently, she is supervising two PhD and ten MSc students.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Siddick, SZ; Lai, CW; Juan, JC (2018). An Investigation of The Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance Using Graphene-Titania (Trgo) Photoanode With Conventional Dye and Natural Green Chlorophyll Dye. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing


  • Jeddi, MZ; Sulong, NHR (2018). Pull-Out Performance of a Novel Anchor Blind Bolt (Tubebolt) for Beam to Concrete-Filled Tubular (Cft) Column Bolted Connections. Thin-Walled Structures


  • Zerdoumi, S; Sabri, AQM; Kamsin, A; Hashem, IAT; Gani, A; Hakak, S; Al-Garadi, MA; Chang, V (2018). Image Pattern Recognition in Big Data: Taxonomy and Open Challenges: Survey. Multimedia Tools and Applications


  • Khaligh, NG; Mihankhah, T; Johan, MR; Ching, JJ (2018). Saccharin: An Efficient Organocatalyst for The One-Pot Synthesis of 4-Amidocinnolines Under Metal and Halogen-Free Conditions. Monatshefte Fur Chemie


  • Chia, SR; Ong, HC; Chew, KW; Show, PL; Phang, SM; Ling, TC; Nagarajan, D; Lee, DJ; Chang, JS (2018). Sustainable Approaches for Algae Utilisation in Bioenergy Production. Renewable Energy


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