ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. JUAN JOON CHING
|Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre|
|Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office|
|+603-79677022 ext 2928|
|Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
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Dr Joon Ching Juan is an Associate Professor of Catalysis at Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaysia, Malaysia and also appointed as a Senior Research Fellow (Adjunct) at Monash University, Sunway Campus. He obtained his BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology (2003) and PhD in Chemistry (2007) degrees from the National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
He has been actively involved in various research activities especially in the area of catalysis and nanomaterial. Most of his research activities are focused on understanding the nano-structure to be applied in environmental and energy. Up to date, he has managed to publish more than 100 publications with an h-index of 29 (3092 citation). With his expertise and experience, he has received a total amount of RM 4,000,000 (USD 1,000,000) grants from national and international organizations such as The World Academy of Science Grant (TWAS, UNESCO), E-science fund (MOSTI), and industry grants. As a strong believer in research driven innovation, he has filed six patents to be used in industries.
He is also the recipient of several prestigious awards including Future Academician Award, MOE (2018), Malaysia Research Star Award, MOE (2017), National Young Scientist Award, MOSTI (2016), outstanding reviewers’ award, Elsevier (2015-2018), Pro Vice Chancellor Award in Teaching, Monash (2012), and just few to mention. Besides being engaged in teaching and research, he also serves as council member of Malaysia Institute of Chemistry, Honorary Secretary of IKM, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, UK), Chartered Chemist (CSci, UK), Chartered Scientist (CSci, UK).
In term administration, he has participated or appointed as Acting Director of NANOCAT, radiation protection officer (RPO), chemical safety and security officer training (CSSO), deputy quality manager (DQM), Focus Group Member Globally Harmonized System (GHS), technical committee member of Nanotechnologies (ISO Standard), Committee Member, Industry Standards Committee on Environmental Management (ISC Z). He has conducted various courses and talks on chemical safety and security, green synthesis laboratory, water pollution, photocatalysis wastewater treatment, biofuel, bioenergy, etc. With his experience and expertise, he has also been appointed as consultant and advisor to many governments’ bodies and industries.