Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office
  Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
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(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • China-Aid Alumni Association of Malaysia, Deputy Chairman, 2018 to 2019, (International)

(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).

  • Programme Coordinator, International, 13/09/2018 to 27/09/2018 (2018 Overseas Training Course on China-Malaysia Multidisciplinary Ocean Observation Technology)
  • Treasurer, International, 01/06/2018 to 30/06/2019 (THE SOUTH CHINA SEA CONFERENCE 2019)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penggubalan Kurikulum Sarjana Sains Samudera and Teknologi, Faculty, 01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018


  • Oceanography Instrumentation
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Satellite Oceanography


Article in Academic Journals

  • Chang, C.-W. J., Hsu, H.-H., Cheah, W., Tseng, W.-L., and Jiang, L.-C. (2019). Madden–julian oscillation enhances phytoplankton biomass in the maritime continent. Scientific Reports, 9(1):5421 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Nadzir, M. S. M., Cain, M., Robinson, A. D., Bolas, C., Harris, N. R. P., Parnikoza, I., Salimun, E., Mustafa, E. M., Alhasa, K. M., Zainuddin, M. H. M., Ghee, O. C., Morris, K., Khan, M. F., Latif, M. T., Wallis, B. M., Cheah, W., Zainudin, S. K., Yusop, N., Ahmad, M. R., Hussin, W. M. R. W., Salleh, S. M., Hamid, H. H. A., Lai, G. T., Uning, R., Bakar, M. A. A., Ariff, N. M., Tuah, Z., Wahab, M. I. A., Foong, S. Y., Samah, A. A., Chenoli, S. N., Wan Johari, W. L., Zain, C. R. C. M., Rahman, N. A., Rosenstiel, T. N., Yusoff, A. H., Sabuti, A. A., Alias, S. A., and Noor, A. Y. M. (2018). Isoprene hotspots at the Western Coast of Antarctic Peninsula during MASEC’16. Polar Science. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Puigcorbé, V., Roca-Martí, M., Masqué, P., Benitez-Nelson, C. R., v. d. Loeff, M. R., Laglera, L. M., Bracher, A., Cheah, W., Strass, V. H., Hoppema, M., Santos-Echeandía, J., Hunt, B. P., Pakhomov, E. A., and Klaas, C. (2017). Particulate organic carbon export across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at 10°E: Differences between north and south of the Antarctic Polar Front. Deep-Sea Res. II, 138:86 – 101 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Roca-Martí, M., Puigcorbé, V., Iversen, M. H., van der Loeff, M. R., Klaas, C., Cheah, W., Bracher, A., and Masqué, P. (2017). High particulate organic carbon export during the decline of a vast diatom bloom in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Res. II, 138:102 – 115 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoppe, C., Klaas, C., Ossebaar, S., Soppa, M., Cheah, W., Laglera, L., Santos- Echeandía, J., Rost, B., Wolf-Gladrow, D., Bracher, A., Hoppema, M., Strass, V., and Trimborn, S. (2017). Controls of primary production in two phytoplankton blooms in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Deep-Sea Res. II, 138:63 – 73 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chow, C. H., Cheah, W., and Tai, J.-H. (2017). A rare and extensive summer bloom enhanced by ocean eddies in the oligotrophic western North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Scientific Reports, 7: 6199 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Cheah, W., Soppa, M. A., Wiegmann, S., Ossebaar, S., Laglera, L. M., Strass, V. H., Santos-Echeand ́ıa, J., Hoppema, M., Wolf-Gladrow, D., and Bracher, A. (2017). Importance of deep mixing and silicic acid in regulating phytoplankton biomass and community in the iron-limited antarctic polar front region in summer. Deep-Sea Res. II, 138:74 – 85 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Schlundt, C., Tegtmeier, S., Lennartz, S. T., Bracher, A., Cheah, W., Kru ̈ger, K., Quack, B., and Marandino, C. A. (2017). Oxygenated volatile organic carbon in the western pacific convective center: ocean cycling, air–sea gas exchange and atmospheric transport. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(17):10837–10854 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Cedhagen, T., Cheah, W., Bracher, A., and Lejzerowicz, F. (2014). Algal pigments in Southern Ocean abyssal foraminiferans indicate pelagobenthic coupling. Deep-Sea Res. II, 108(0):27 – 32 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Cheah, W., Mcminn, A., Griffiths, F. B., Westwood, K. J., Wright, S. W., and Clementson, L. A. (2013). Response of phytoplankton photophysiology to varying environmental con- ditions in the Sub-Antarctic and Polar Frontal Zone. PLoS ONE, 8(8):e72165 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Cheah, W., McMinn, A., Griffiths, F. B., Westwood, K. J., Wright, S. W., Molina, E., Webb, J. P., and van den Enden, R. (2011). Assessing Sub-Antarctic Zone primary productivity from fast repetition rate fluorometry. Deep-Sea Res. II, 58(21-22):2179 – 2188 (ISI-Indexed)

  • McMinn, A., Sellah, S., Llah, W., Mohammad, M., Merican, F., Omar, W., Samad, F., Cheah, W., Idris, I., Sim, Y., et al. (2005). Quantum yield of the marine benthic microflora of near-shore coastal Penang, Malaysia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 56(7):1047–1053 (ISI-Indexed)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).

  • Capturing The Impact Of Environmental Changes On Primary Productivity In The South China Sea From Space, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Response of Southern Ocean carbon fluxes to changes in phytoplankton and environmental forcing, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2021, Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan, (National)
  • Primary Production Dynamics In The Strait Of Malacca In The Past Two Decades, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

  • 2018 Overseas Training Course on China-Malaysia Multidisciplinary Ocean Observation Technology, 2018-2018, Fujian Institute of Oceangraphy

(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

  • 1st Place Oral Presentation (Asian Region), Scientific Committee On Antarctic Research, 2016, (International)
  • Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship, Academia Sinica, 2014, (International)
  • Solas Travel Award, International Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study, 2011, (International)
  • Tasmanian Marine Science Fellowship, University of Tasmania, Antarctic Tasmania and Embassy of France in Australia, 2011, (International)
  • Australian National Network in Marine Science Travel Award, Australian National Network in Marine Science, 2011, (International)
  • International Antarctic Institute Travel Award, International Antarctic Institute, 2008, (International)
  • Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Crc Ph.D. Scholarship, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Crc, Australia, 2007, (International)
  • Southeast Asia Network for Education and Training Scholarship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, 2005, (International)

(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).

  • Observing Ocean Biology from Space, 2018 Overseas Training Course on China-Malaysia Multidisciplinary Ocean Observation Technology, 2018-12-18 to 2018-12-18, Fujian Institute of Oceanography, (International)
  • Nutrient-poor Region Benefited from Madden-julian Oscillation-driven Rainfall Thousand Kilometers Away, 15th Annual Meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society , 2018-06-03 to 2018-06-08, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society , (International)
  • The role of eddy-induced submesoscale upwelling in developing the largest summer phytoplankton bloom in the oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, 20th Pacific Asian Marginal Seas Meeting, 2019-03-19 to 2019-03-22, National Sun Yat-sen University, (International)

(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

  • Continental Shelf Research, Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Journal of Marine Systems, Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Ocean Dynamics, Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2016)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research, Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2017)
  • Polar Science, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2016)
  • Journal of Oceanography, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2016)


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Mutalib, Distribution of Nitrogen and associated elements in estuarine and coastal ecosystems in Penang Island, Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Muhamad Hilal Bin Mohd Zainudin, Antarctic microalgae photoadaptation and photoprotection strategies, 2015/2016

(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).

  • ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, 2017/2018(2), 27, 3
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, 2017/2018(2), 15, 6