Senior Lecturer
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office
 Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Publons Link

(Qualification), (Institution).

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

  • China-Aid Alumni Association of Malaysia, Deputy Chairman, 2018 to 2020, (National)

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

  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penggubalan Kurikulum Prasiswazah UMCOE, University Malaya, 07/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Programme Coordinator, International, 13/09/2018 to 27/09/2018 (2018 Overseas Training Course on China-Malaysia Multidisciplinary Ocean Observation Technology)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penggubalan Kurikulum Sarjana Sains Samudera and Teknologi IOES, Faculty, 01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018 (Ahli Jawatankuasa Penggubalan Kurikulum Sarjana Sains Samudera and Teknologi IOES)


  • Oceanography Instrumentation
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Satellite Oceanography


Article in Academic Journals

  • Nadzir, MSM; Cain, M; Robinson, AD; Bolas, C; Harris, NRP; Parnikoza, I; Salimun, E; Mustafa, EM; Alhasa, KM; Zainuddin, MHM; Ghee, OC; Morris, K; Khan, MF; Latif, MT; Wallis, BM; Cheah, W; Zainudin, SK; Yusop, N; Ahmad, MR; Hussin, WMRW; Salleh, SM; Hamid, HHA; Lai, GT; Uning, R; Bakar, MAA; Ariff, NM; Tuah, Z; Wahab, MIA; Foong, SY; Samah, AA; Chenoli, SN; Johari, WLW; Zain, CRCM; Rahman, NA; Rosenstiel, TN; Yusoff, AH; Sabuti, AA; Alias, SA; Noor, AYM 2019. Isoprene hotspots at the Western Coast of Antarctic Peninsula during MASEC 16. POLAR SCIENCE (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sia, ESA; Zhu, ZY; Zhang, J; Cheah, W; Jiang, S; Jang, FH; Mujahid, A; Shiah, FK; Muller, M 2019. Biogeographical distribution of microbial communities along the Rajang River-South China Sea continuum. BIOGEOSCIENCES (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chow, CH; Cheah, W; Tai, JH; Liu, SF 2019. Anomalous wind triggered the largest phytoplankton bloom in the oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chang, CWJ; Hsu, HH; Cheah, W; Tseng, WL; Jiang, LC 2019. Madden-Julian Oscillation Enhances Phytoplankton Biomass in the Maritime Continent. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 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).

  • Response Of Southern Ocean Carbon Fluxes To Change In Phytoplankton And Environmental Forcing, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2021, Government Agency, (National)
  • Capturing The Impact Of Environmental Changes On Primary Productivity In The South China Sea From Space, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Primary Production Dynamics In The Strait Of Malacca In The Past Two Decades, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran, (National)

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

  • 2018 Overseas Training Course on China-Malaysia Multidisciplinary Ocean Observation Technology, Coordinator, 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).

  • 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)
  • 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)

(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)
  • Journal of Oceanography, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2016)
  • Polar Science, 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).

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