Associate Professor Dr Noor Azlin Yahya is an academic staff at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya. Currently, she is the Head of Dental Materials and Operative Dentistry Disciplines, Coordinator of both Biomaterials & Thermal Characterization Research Laboratories and Head of Biomaterials and Technology Research Group at the same faculty. She is also the Vice Chairman of International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS), Universiti Malaya. She was one of the recipients of the Federal Scholarship to Study Dentistry in New Zealand under the Collaborative University of Malaya-University of Otago, Government to Government Programme. Later, she pursued her postgraduate study in Restorative Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds, UK. Her paper on ‘Probing the improbable: imaging carbon atoms in alumina’ written with well-known materials scientists and physicists during her doctoral study at the University of Oxford became one of the seminal paper in atomic probe tomography (APT). It has shed light the possible characterization of crystalline materials using APT which was thought impossible before. She has been involved in various clinical and laboratory research work and her main research interest are in synthesis, characterization and testing of various dental materials. She has written numerous ISI publications and has supervised more than 40 undergraduate and postgraduate research works. She has won over 30 medals including gold medals at International Research Expositions in Brussels, Nuremberg, Geneva, London and Pittsburgh. In 2019 & 2022, she has been selected to participate in Asia Pacific Kerr Elite–Restorative Leaders’ Summit in Thailand & Singapore respectively. She represented Malaysia as panel and judge in the recent Kerr Restoratives South East Asia University Case Competition, 2021.