Dr Zamri Zainal Abidin is a radio astronomy researcher who focuses on exploring the fundamental and applications of deep space astrophysics and solar astronomy sciences. He has been a physicist and lecturer at the Department of Physics, University of Malaya since 2005. After graduating from the Jodrell Bank Centre of Astrophysics at University of Manchester, and together with Dr Zainol Abidin Ibrahim, he established the Radio Cosmology Research Lab Group, which is the first and currently only radio astronomical research group in the country. His PhD thesis won the best publication in astronomy in 2005 awarded by the National Space Agency (ANGKASA). His team of researchers won medals at expos including at the Research, Invention and Innovation Expo (silver medal; awarded by Universiti Malaya in 2006), International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (gold medal; awarded by Ministry Of Science Technology And Innovation Of Malaysia in 2017), Research and Innovation Week Expo (gold medal; awarded by Education, Science, Technology And Transformation of State of Terengganu in 2017) and Seoul International Invention Fair 2017 (2 silver medals; awarded by Korean Invention Promotion Association in 2017). Among his responsibilities are; the chair of the radio astronomy group for the South East Asian Astronomy Network (SEAAN) since 2007, national representative for the Radio Astronomy Frequency Committee in the Asia-Pacific region (RAFCAP) since 2010, regional advisory committee member for the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) since 2017 and the head of the Malaysia-East Asian Observatory Consortium (MEAsOOC) since 2019. He received numerous fellowships including the Freeman Foundation Fellowship (awarded by the Salzburg Seminar, Austria in 2005), Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Research Fellowship For Developing Countries (awarded by the CAS China in 2013) and President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) for Visiting Scientists (awarded by the CAS China in 2019). For his work with the CAS, he was nominated for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) "Regional Award for Building Scientific Institutions" in 2020. In his administrative duty, he has recently held the position of the Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Science in University of Malaya (2017-2019).
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