Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin is an Associate Professor, consultant psychiatrist and smoking cessation specialist from University Malaya. He is the coordinator of the Nicotine Addiction Research Group of UMCAS and is the primary investigator for the Grand Challenge Grant (GC004-15HTM) investigating gaps in upscaling existing smoking cessation services in Malaysia. The training that his team developed, is one of three pathways to be a certified smoking cessation provider. He is a technical and expert advisor to the Ministry of Health for policy documents including the Tobacco Control National Strategic Plan 2015-2020 document and mQuit Services project which is involved in strengthening the "O" of MPOWER. As part of his interest, he is involved with both local and international organization in tobacco control and cessation and is active in communicating his ideas on tobacco control in social, mass and scientific media in Malaysia and abroad. He tweets at @MyNarcc and can be found at

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Professor Ramesh Singh has contributed immensely to the development and enhancement in science & technology in Malaysia, particularly in the field of ceramics engineering. Amongst his significant achievements include the development of an ageing resistant zirconia for steam environment, production of a novel nanostructured hydroxyapatite bioceramic derived from eggshells and bovine bones for orthopedic applications, and more recently is the tailoring of a novel electrical-conducive ceramic that is able to conduct electric current at room temperature without compromising on the mechanical properties. His work has attracted great interest from the industres locally and internationaly. He has provided solutions to industrial problems and have developed new materials/products that exhibits enhance performace and reliability. He has published more than 300 research articles in various ISI/WoS- and Scopus-listed publications and his research group has secured more than RM15 million of research funding for numerous projects relating to materials development, advanced manufacturing and machining. Prof. Ramesh has filed numerous patents for his inventions and received many accolades as a distinguished scholar. He was the recipient of the prestigious IEM Young Engineer Award, MTSF Science & Technology Award 2014 and won more than 55 awards at international/national exhibitions pertaining to his research and inventions. He was recognized as the top 12 "Malaysia Engineer Stars" by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia for his notable contribution in the field of engineering education and advancement in ceramics engineering in the country. Prof Ramesh is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK, a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Fellow of five prominent professional societies. i.e. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK, Institution of Engineers Australia, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Institute of Materials Malaysia and Malaysia Scientific Association. He is on the international Editorial Board of Ceramics International (a Web of Science, Tier 1, Elsevier Publication), the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (a Scopus-listed publication), Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Institute of Materials Malaysia and Journal of Industrial Technology. Besides research excellence, Prof. Ramesh is also a distinguished professor in mechanical and materials engineering in the country. He is serving in numerous capacities as external assessor, professional mentor, resource person, external examiner, advisor and engineering accrediation panel. He holds a joint appointment as an Associate Director with the Engineering Accreditation Departmment, Board of Engineers Malaysia for his notable contribution in upholding the standards and quality of engineering education in Malaysia.      

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Dr.Rosmadi Fauzi merupakan Profesor Madya di Jabatan Geografi, Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Beliau memperolehi Ijazah Sarjana Muda Sains Politik dan Ijazah Doktor Falsafah pengkhususan dalam bidang GIS (Geographic Information Systems) dari Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Beliau banyak terlibat dalam aktiviti penyelidikan yang berkaitan dengan Aplikasi Sistem Maklumat Geografi (GIS) dan Pemodelan Ruangan Pengundian Pilihan Raya serta kajian-kajian persepsi rakyat dan impak sosial di Malaysia. Beliau turut pernah terlibat dalam penyelidikan Antartika dan GIS dan terlibat ekspedisi ke Benua Antartika pada tahun 2008 dengan kerjasama Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Amerika Selatan. Terkini beliau sedang menjalankan penyelidikan mengenai Politik Ruangan (Spatial Politics) dan persempadanan semula dengan menggunakan Sistem Maklumat Geografi (GIS).  Selain itu beliau juga aktif muncul di media massa dan menulis di surat khabar tempatan berkenaan politik, sosial dan ekonomi dan isu semasa tanah air.

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Kwan, Z; Bong, YB; Tan, LL; Lim, SX; Yong, ASW; Chng, CC; Tan, MP; Thevarajah, S; Ismail, R (2017). Socioeconomic and sociocultural determinants of psychological distress and quality of life among patients with psoriasis in a selected multi-ethnic Malaysian population. PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH MEDICINE

Ahmad, H; Ismail, MA; Sathiyan, S; Reduan, SA; Ruslan, NE; Lee, CS; Zulkifli, MZ; Thambiratnam, K; Ismail, MF; Harun, SW (2017). S-band Q-switched fiber laser using MoSe2 saturable absorber. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS

Ahmad, H; Faruki, MJ; Razak, MZA; Tiu, ZC; Ismail, MF (2017). Evanescent field interaction of tapered fiber with graphene oxide in generation of wide-bandwidth mode-locked pulses. OPTICS AND LASER TECHNOLOGY

Ahmad, H; Muhamad, A; Sharbirin, AS; Samion, MZ; Ismail, MF (2017). Tunable Q-switched thulium-doped Fiber Laser using multiwall carbon nanotube and Fabry-Perot Etalon filter. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS


Development of Novel Shortening Substitute by using Spherical NCC (Sp-NCC)

The Role Of Microwave In Rapid Densification Of Fosterite

Correlation Of Physical Tissue Temperature With Ct Hounsfield Units During Radiofrequency Ablation.

Body Composition And Sarcopenia In Parkinson's Disease


Biological control of an oil-sucking insect pest of peanuts

Education of TTE technique : Conventional vs Simulator based techniques- a pilot study

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