Curriculum Vitae

DR. FUNG HON NGEN

Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Science and Technology Studies
    Faculty of Science

BIOGRAPHY


I am currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University Malaya; currently teaching Policy and Management of Sustainable Development, Sociology of Science and Research Methodology. My current research interests revolves around:

Responsible Research and Innovation: Embedding Reflexivity and Social Desirability for more sustainable outcomes in Research and Innovation;

Applied Scientometrics for Decision Making: Tracking and foresighting scientific and technological trends in Sustainable Development for Research Policy and Strategy; and,

Science Communication: Studying Stakeholder Engagement in Science and Technology Roadmapping for Sustainable Development.

My research expertise focuses on comparative case studies as well as secondary data analysis of policies, research strategies and innovation systems at the sectoral levels for Agriculture (rice, palm oil, etc.), Herbal Medicine, and Renewable Energy (hydrogen, solar, etc.).

I have been involved in consultation projects such as the National Bibliometric Report 2015, and STI Indicators Report 2016. I was also the Principal Investigator for the FRGS project on "Feasibility of Smart Agriculture in ASEAN: Investigating Social Dimensions and Policy Mechanisms to Enhance Technology Adoption and Upgrading in the Rice Sector."

My previous lecturing experience was in UOW Malaysia KDU University College where I was involved in leading Postgraduate by Research programmes and Research Management. Prior to my PhD, I was in Corporate Communications and Journalism specifically in the Pharma/Biotech sector, as well as in providing Analytics and Media Monitoring services at Meltwater News.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
  • SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PHD, (Philosophy)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • M.COM, (Science Communication)
    University of Queensland, Australia
  • BSC, (Medical Boscience)
    Monash University, (Malaysia Campus)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Committee Members
    06 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department)
  • Coordinator
    06 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department)
  • Committee Members
    06 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Fung, Hon-Ngen; Tan, Consilz (2021). Networking Universities and Hospitals: A Case Study of Research and Commercialization in the Taiwanese Herbal Medicine Sector, EAST ASIAN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL. 15(4), 467-481. doi:10.1080/18752160.2021.1926618
  2. Wong, Chan-Yuan; Fung, Hon-Ngen (2019). Post Catch-up Trajectories: Publishing and Patenting Activities of China and Korea, SPRINGER HANDBOOK OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INDICATORS. , 1037-1055. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-02511-3_43
  3. Fung, Hon-Ngen; Wong, Chan-Yuan (2017). Scientific collaboration in indigenous knowledge in context: Insights from publication and co-publication network analysis, TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE. 117, 57-69. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.01.009
  4. Wong, Chan-Yuan; Fung, Hon-Ngen (2017). Science-technology-industry correlative indicators for policy targeting on emerging technologies: exploring the core competencies and promising industries of aspirant economies, SCIENTOMETRICS. 111(2), 841-867. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2319-9

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Science Communication (New media)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2022 - 2024, UM International Collaboration Grant
    Evolutionary Pathway of Public Research Institutions (PRIs) in Industrial Technological Systems: Trajectories and Transition Strategies ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2020 - 2024, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Feasibility of Smart Agriculture in ASEAN: Investigating Social Dimensions and Policy Mechanisms to enhance Technology Adoption and Upgrading in the Rice Sector ( Principal Investigator(PI))

PAPER PRESENTED


ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Contrasting Inventiveness between the Haves and have nots: Mapping the technological profile of MNCs and SMEs in South Korea and Taiwan, GTM Conference 2022, VP Institute (International) (03 Nov 2022 - 04 Nov 2022)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2024) Adjunct Faculty, National, (Adjunct/Visiting Professors)
Contribution to event
  1. (2022) Public Forum On Science Communication, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  2. (2019) Treasurer, University, (Event Organiser)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) SUSTAINABILITY OF PRODUCT INNOVATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS ON SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES BETWEEN HIGH- AND LOW-INCOME COUNTRY, POLIN KUMAR SAHA
  2. (2023) Managing Research Commercialisation of Public Research Institutions in Malaysia: Institutional Capabilities and Public Policy, NUBAILAH BINTI ARSHAD
  3. (2023) THE RESEARCH ON SCIENTIFIC CREATIVITY OF LEFT-BEHIND CHILDREN AT UNDER-DEVELOPED AREAS IN CHINA, HE JIANZHEN
  4. (2023) THE INFLUENCE OF MALAYSIA’S NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICY ON SECTORAL HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY, BATHUSHA SHAREEF BIN KADER SHAIK ALI
Master
  1. (2021) The Role of Social Capital in Game-Based Learning: An Action Research analysis of the application of gamified quizzes in the classroom setting, Yap Chin Kein (Kdu University College)
  2. (2021) Role of Asset based Community Development in Technology Adoption in Rice Clusters: Evidence from Bario, Sarawak, Sam Mei Jean (Kdu University College)
  3. (2021) Asset Based Community Development: Case Study of Rice Cluster in Bario, Sam Mei Jean (Kdu University College)
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2022) Intellectual Property Mapping of Hydrogen Energy related Technology