PROF. DR. SHARMANI PATRICIA D/O THOMAS GABRIEL

Sharmani Patricia Gabriel is Professor and Head of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya.  She researches and teaches primarily in the fields of postcolonial studies, with a particular interest in the cultural politics of identity and ideas of race, diaspora, migration and  multiculturalism in Malaysian, British Asian and Asian American literatures, and cultural studies. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Commonwealth Academic Staff Award, which she took up at the University of Leeds, UK, and Fulbright Fellowships at the University of Northern Illinois and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA, where, in addition to conducting research, she also introduced and taught a course for postgraduate as well as undergraduate students on Malaysian Literature in English. She has participated in international research projects and her work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Critical Asian Studies, Ethnicities, Cultural Dynamics, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Postcolonial Text, Journal of Contemporary Literature, ARIEL, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Canadian Literature, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. She has also co-edited and contributed to special issues of journals. Her co-edited book publications include  Diasporic Identities and Spaces Between (Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford, UK, 2012) and Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South (Routledge: London & New York, 2016). She is Editor-in-Chief of SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English and a member of the editorial board of the Cambridge University Press journal, TRaNS: Trans-Regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia, and of ASIATIC: An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes. She is also on the Editorial Committee of Rowman & Littlefield International’s Book Series on “Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches” and on the International Advisory Board of eTropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics.  Her article "Translating Bangsa Malaysia: Towards a New Cultural Politics of Malaysianness" (Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 33.3, 2011: 189-212) was nominated by UM for the National Academic Award 2012 (Journal Publication Category). Sharmani has been invited to give keynote and other public lectures in a number of countries including Indonesia, Spain, India, Australia and the USA as well as Malaysia. Her publications and teaching earned her an academic excellence award as “Best Lecturer in the Arts & Social Sciences” from UM in 2012.   

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DR. ZURAIDAH BINTI ABDULLAH

DR. ZURAIDAH ABDULLAH  is a senior lecturer in Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Malaya, in Principalship Studies in 2010. Her career began as a teacher in SMK (P) Methodist Malacca, SMK Victoria Kuala Lumpur, Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid Kedah, SMK (P) Sri Aman Selangor,  and SMK USJ 23 Selangor  since 1989 until 2002. She was then appointed as a Senior Assistant (Academic) in SMK Seksyen 18 Selangor from 2002 until 2004 before she pursued her studies and becoming one of the lecturers in University of Malaya. She was also attached to University of Glasgow, United Kingdom for an academic internship in 2010.  Soon after, she was seconded to the  Centre For Civilisitional Dialogue, University of Malaya as a Deputy Director since 2011. In the year of 2014 to 2015, she has been appointed as a coordinator, representing Univerisity of Malaya in Outdoor Education And Leadership Programme with Providence University of Taiwan. Ever since she has been focusing on promoting  intercultural communication in civilisational dialogue. Her research is basically focusing on society from the perspective of education such as the issue of Professional Learning Community (PLC) in schools, Inclusive education programme, the National School Empowerment based on the PPPM 2013-2025, trans-genders, resiliency of university students and also promoting peace education to secondary level students in order to maintain peaceful and boosting unity. Currently, Dr. Zuraidah Abdullah involves in consultation project for social issues in collaboration with JAKIM, IPGM, BPSH, UNESCO Malaysia, DMDI and KPWPM. For her passion and great contribution in such critical areas, she has been conferred the Bintang Cemerlang Melaka  by TYT Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka and was awarded the Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (PPC) from the Ministry of Education (MOE) of YAB Tan Sri Dato ' Haji Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister KPM (MOE). She received the medal for the high quality service based on her annual performance and contribution given which covers activities within and outside the Organization training, leadership and personal qualities.  

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PROF. DR. ISMAIL BIN YUSOFF

Dr. Ismail bin Yusuff graduated from the University of Malaya in August 1994 with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Applied Geology and then attended the University of East Anglia at Norwich in the United Kingdom where he was awarded the M.Sc. degree in Hydrogeology in July 1997.  He continued his research work at the University of East Anglia and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Hydrogeology in January 2001.   Dr. Ismail bin Yusuff was appointed lecturer at the Department of Geology in August 2000 and has taught several under-graduate courses as well as supervised some under-graduate students in their final year research projects.  He has now fifteen years of formal teaching experience in various aspects of general geology as well as courses related to his field of specialization in hydrogeology.  Dr. Ismail has supervised some more then thirty undergraduates. He had graduated six PhD and five master students. He is presently a main supervisor to three master students  and six  PhD students. He is one of the reviewers for few locals and international journals.   Dr. Ismail bin Yusuff has a strong interest in research.  Results of these projects have been presented at local Seminars and Conferences and also published in local Journals.  He was appointed to Associate Professor in 2007 and  Professor in 2015.   Dr. Ismail bin Yusoff is an active member of the Geological Society of Malaysia and has served on several committees, including being Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 Annual Geological Conference at Kota Baharu.  He has also been involved in some consultancy projects.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

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

LATEST AWARDED GRANT

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

EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL SERVICE SUPPLY CHAIN (MSSC) IN KLINIK 1 MALAYSIA WITH SERVICE CAPABILITIES AS ENABLERS

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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