DR. FOONG CHAN CHOONG

FOONG Chan Choong is a senior lecturer at the Medical Education and Research Development Unit (MERDU), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Science with Education, University of Malaya, and at the same institution, he obtained his PhD in the filed of science education. In MERDU, he had been involved in developing the University’s new medical curriculum and currently manages evaluation of the new curriculum. His research interests include programme evaluation, student support and innovative practives in teaching and learning in medical education. His innovations in education has obtained recognitions/metals at the University's and international levels. Currently, he with a larger team are developing the Master of Medical Education.

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DR. ADELINA BINTI ASMAWI

Dr. Adelina Asmawi is a Senior Lecturer and was the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Quality Manager at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya from Aug 2014 - Aug 2017. She holds a PhD in Professional Development of Teachers, TESOL, and Instructional Technology from Melbourne Graduate School of Education (ranked second in the world by subject), University of Melbourne, Australia. As Deputy Dean, Dr Adelina assisted and worked closely with the Dean and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Internationalization) in the development, implementation and monitoring of progress of the faculty’s strategic plan particularly in relation to Undergraduate Studies. She also took responsibility for the teaching and learning portfolio for the undergraduate programmes. She oversaw local and international undergraduate student matters and had, with her team, developed a comprehensive student advisory system for the faculty. To date, her team had completed the curriculum review of the B Ed TESL, B Early Childhood, B Counseling and B Ed (Educational Management) programmes, with B Early Choldhood Education being awarded AUN QA status in 2017. She takes great effort in pushing undergraduates to compete locally and internationally, and strive for excellence. In 2015, the faculty’s Undergraduate students won the POSCO Asia Fellowships 2015 and 2016 under the POSCO TJ PARK FOUNDATION and the Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Programme Scholarship (TF LEaRN) @ Nanyang Technological University. As Quality Manager, Dr Adelina coordinated activities like Self Audits and Internal Audits that are required to direct and control the faculty with regard to quality. She championed and supported improvement initiatives and ensured that process owners maintain their part of the quality management system at the faculty level. As a researcher, Dr. Adelina actively publishes in the areas of higher education, instructional technology, creative thinking, TESOL and professional development. She enjoys exploring innovations in education – her latest being a collaborative project with University of Exeter and Chulalongkorn University on creative thinking and creative teaching for higher education. She is also in the midst of developing an e-graphic book for research in education under the UM-Liter research grant 2017. Her works are published in international and Malaysian journals including the International Journal of Learning, Asian Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology, the Online Journal of Distance Education and E-learning, the Modern Language Journal, and the Malaysian Online Journal of Education Technology. Her most recent books are ‘The Art of Teaching English’ (2014), ‘Understanding Play in Children’s World’ (2014), 'The Art of Reflective Thinking' (2016), and The Art of Creative Research (2017). Dr Adelina picked up a silver and two bronze medals from the Research and Innovation Expo for her work on ‘Literacy Activities of Malaysian School Students’ and 'Interactive Whiteboard for Teaching and Learning'. She collected the Best Research Paper Award from Singaporean Global Science and Technology Forum in 2012. She positioned third at the Malaysian National Educational Blogging Competition of 2012 and received the University of Malaya Excellence in Services Award in 2015. In the same year, she co-wrote a paper which bagged the Best Paper Award defeating 50 over papers at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Bangkok. In 2017, her team's invention: T.O.P Module won a Silver Award by the MBOT, MHE and UMP and her invention: E-Thesis for Dummies won a Bronze Award at H-Inovasi 2017 Competition. Dr Adelina is involved in various community outreach programmes. In 2013 and 2014, she co-created the Developmental Instructional Supervision Module and co-trained teachers under the Ministry of Education’s Knowledge Transfer Programme. She is Editor of ‘Issues in Education Journal’ and ‘Global Science and Technology Forum Journal’. She was judge for various storytelling, debate, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and public speaking competitions at school and varsity levels. A passionate educator, she shares her thoughts and ideas as an invited speaker in various settings, the latest entitled ‘Insanely Teach the Gen-Next: Beyond Enthusiasm, Beyond Passion', Gen-Next English Language Learning Symposium, KL. An avid scuba diver, she is regularly submerged in Underwater Awareness Projects and also dedicates some of her time to organize annual trips for school children to selected orphanages. She looks forward to her sabbatical leave and will be doing her industrial attachment for Strategic Planning and Public Relations at a public listed company starting September 2017.

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DR. BASKARAN ANGATHEVAR

Dr. Baskaran Angathevar holds PhD (Science & Technology Policy Studies, Sussex, UK), MSc (Financial Management, Middlesex, UK), MPhil (International Studies, JNU, India), MA (History, Punjab, India), MA (Political Science, Madurai, India), and BA (History & Pol. Sci., Madurai, India). His research expertise include, Economics of innovation; National innovation systems; Science, technology and development; FDI & OFDI; and Business Incubators; Entrepreneurship & Financial management of small businesses, with main focus on multidisciplinary themes related to emerging and developing economies. His experience include: Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University Business School, London, UK (1999 to 2014); Senior Associate Research Fellow, SHARCHI Chair Programme, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. He has taught a number of modules at UG level including: Business Decisions; Managerial Finance; Corporate Reporting; Research Project; Accounting for Business; Accounting Theories and Research Methods. PG Teaching: Research Methodology, Financial Management for the Small Business; Entrepreneurial Finance; and Financial & Management Accounting. Research Supervision: Over 40 UG projects including industrial placement projects; over 100 Masters Dissertations; and 3 Doctoral completion. Examined 12 PhD Thesis for universities in the UK, Italy, Malaysia, and India. Produced over 70 publications, including books, chapters in books, working paper, conference papers and articles in internationally refereed journals. Reviewed a number of papers for journals and conferences. He has research collaborative links in a number of countries including South Africa, China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Denmark, and Finland. Actively involved in GLOBELICS, ASIALICS, and AFRICALICS networks. He was invited as expert speaker on innovation systems by a number of institutions including UNCTAD, Department of Science and Technology in South Africa, CASTED & IPM, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), and also invited speakers at universities in Denmark, Finland, China, India, and South Africa. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID); Member, Editorial Board in: International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, and Innovation and Development.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Yaqoob, I; Ahmed, E; Gani, A; Mokhtar, S; Imran, M (2017). Heterogeneity-Aware Task Allocation in Mobile Ad Hoc Cloud. IEEE Access


  • Ahmad, H; Ghasemi, M; Amiri, IS; Ariannejad, MM; Norizan, SF; Latif, AA; Soltanian, MRK (2017). Gold Cone Metasurface Mic Sensor With Monolayer of Graphene and Multilayer of Graphite. Plasmonics


  • Leong, YK; Show, PL; Lan, JCW; Loh, HS; Lam, HL; Ling, TC (2017). Economic and Environmental Analysis of Phas Production Process. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy


  • Mo, KH; Goh, SH; Alengaram, UJ; Visintin, P; Jumaat, MZ (2017). Mechanical, Toughness, Bond and Durability-Related Properties of Lightweight Concrete Reinforced With Steel Fibres. Materials and Structures


  • Monirul, IM; Kalam, MA; Masjuki, HH; Zulkifli, NWM; Shahir, SA; Mosarof, MH; Ruhul, AM (2017). Influence of Poly(Methyl Acrylate) Additive On Cold Flow Properties of Coconut Biodiesel Blends and Exhaust Gas Emissions. Renewable Energy


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