ChM CHANG HON FONG
Mr Chang Hon Fong holds a M.Sc. degree in analytical chemistry from University of Bristol, United Kingdom, and has more than 36 years of working experience as a government chemist He joined the Department of Chemistry (DOC), Malaysia in 1978 and promoted to the post of Deputy Director General (DDG, Operations) in 2011 before his retirement in 2014. Prior to his appointment as the DDG (Operations), he was the Director of Industry and Trade Tariff Classification Division (2006-2010), and the Director of Environmental Health Division (2010-2011). His experience covers all aspects of analytical chemistry with specialisations in quality system management, instrumental techniques of analysis and chemical metrology. During his 36 years of service as a government chemist, he has contributed significantly to the development and advancement of DOC as a leading government laboratory. Among the contributions are the implementation of DOC’s proficiency testing scheme according ISO 17043 standards and requirements; and development of analytical methods using advanced instruments. Mr Chang was first elected to the Council of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) in 2005, and was re-elected in 2008, 2011 and 2014. He was admitted as a Fellow of IKM in 2009 and received the IKM Gold Medal Award in 2013 for his contributions in the development of chemistry profession in Malaysia. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of IKM. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Chang has conducted numerous training courses and delivered many papers on topics relating to chemical metrology such as method validation and measurement uncertainty. In addition, he is also a qualified lead assessor for ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation scheme since 1997. He served as chairman of many committees in organising seminar/workshops or in activities for promoting valid analytical measurements. He also represented DOC and IKM in various committees or councils at national level, He was a member of the National Measurement Council from 2008-2011, the chairman of SIRIM ISC B, Technical Committee on General Purpose Chemicals 2005 – 2011 for development of national standards. Since 2011, he represents IKM serving as a member of the Malaysia Accreditation Council (MyNAC) and Malaysia Standard Council (MyNSC).
ChM PUA HIANG
Mr Pua Hiang is a qualified person in the Laboratory Quality Management System as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Management System. He is currently, a Lead Assessor as well as a Technical Assessor appointed by the Department of Standards Malaysia for the MS ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation scheme and a registered assessor for chemical health risk assessment with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia. He is also an Inspector for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/ Laboratory Accreditation Board. Mr. Pua has been chairman as well as member of the SAMM Laboratory Accreditation Evaluation Panel. He has also been members of several Technical Working Groups formed by the Department of Standards Malaysia. Mr. Pua was the Head of Forensic Criminalistics Laboratory of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia when he retired from the department. He is now a senior fellow at the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) lecturing in forensic Science.
ChM DR MALARVILI RAMALINGAM
Malarvili received her B.Sc. Honours degree and M.Sc in Chemistry from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, in year 1998 and 2003, respectively. She received her PhD in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in 2011. She has risen through the ranks and has held a variety of senior positions over many years with the Department of Chemistry Malaysia (DOC), including as Division Head at the Johore State Branch; Section Head of the Scheduled Waste & Oil Spill/Dioxane and Furan; and Section Head of Research & Instrumentation, as well as an acting Director of Research & Calibration Division in HQ. She has a complete knowledge of analytical skills required for method development, validation, characterization, and trouble-shooting. She was involved in developing standard and nonstandard test methods, encompassing various fields of chemistry. She has over 20 years’ experience working in a laboratory and has operational and theoretical knowledge of modern analytical instrumentation & wet chemistry analysis. She has successfully managed numerous cases of public interest. In addition, she has also been actively involved in training and mentoring fellow chemists and laboratory technicians. She is an appointed qualified DOSH registered CHRA assessor and technical assessor for the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation scheme. Malarvili sits on various expert committees and panels representing either DOC or Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM). She had been elected and served in IKM as a council member since 2013 and currently, is the treasurer. She is one of the key personnel for developing the Chemistry modules for the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) Development and has represented as Expert Panel for NOSS for the field of Analytical Chemistry from 2013 to 2019. She has won awards during her professional career thus far and amongst these were the excellent service award from DOC and the latest being the Director General’s Award during the Malaysia Nuclear Innovation Day Competition 2018-Technology Preview & Showcase.
DATIN ChM DR ZURIATI ZAKARIA
Datin ChM Dr Zuriati Zakaria was a former Professor from UKM (1973-2012) and UTM Kuala Lumpur (2012-2017). During her tenure as an academic, she has been involved in the Chemical Safety Committee of the Chemistry Department both in UKM and UTM. Through IKM, she has organised many Chemical Safety and Security Workshops with Sandia Laboratories, USA in Malaysia as well as South East Asia. Datin ChM Dr Zuriati Zakaria was also also involved in consultancy projects such as EIA reports and has obtained auditor certificates for ISO 9000 and ISO14000. She has also contributed to the drafting of the Hague Ethical Guidelines for responsible conduct in the chemical sciences and to guard against the misuse of chemistry organised by the Organisation of Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
DR NEW CHIA YEUNG
Dr New Chia Yeung obtained her BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology in 2014 and PhD in Food Safety in 2017 from the University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Currently working as the Technical Director at Go Plus Services Sdn Bhd, a microbiological lab, she also serves as an Editor for the Food Research journal and lectures in Food Diagnostics in University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Her expertise is in the field of food microbiology, microbial risk assessment, techniques in food analysis and molecular biology. She has worked on several projects related to prevalence of foodborne pathogens in various foods, probiotics, antimicrobial resistance and microbial risk assessment. She was also appointed as a resource person by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition (SEAMEO RECFON), Indonesia to conduct a post-graduate training and by the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan to conduct the e-learning course on Food Safety Risk Management in Food Supply Chains. In between 2015-2017, she conducted several trainings focusing on molecular microbiology detection.
MR CHEN SOO FATT
Mr Chen Soo Fatt holds a B. Sc. degree majoring in Physics from the University of Malaya, in 1976. He has more than 33 years working experience as a metrologist attached to the National Metrology Institute of Malaysia (NMIM), SIRIM Berhad from November 1976 till January 2010. He was Head of Mechanical Metrology Section, responsible for the establishment, realization and maintenance of national measurement standards and provision of calibration services for Mass, Mass-related Quantities and Dimensional measurements. Following his retirement from SIRIM Bhd. he worked as a Consultant for three years with STANDARDS MALAYSIA in strategic planning for the national measurement system infrastructure. At the national level he has worked with various regulatory and enforcement agencies related to measurements, providing training, assistance in drafting of technical legislations and advice on the setting up of testing facilities. At the regional and international level, he was actively involved in the activities of the Asia-Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF), ASEAN Consultative Committee on Science and Quality (ACCSQ) and meetings of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML) as the national representative in his areas of specialisation. In the field of Conformity Assessment, he is a Senior Technical Assessor for the National Laboratory Accreditation Scheme of Malaysia (SAMM), Technical Assessor for the Malaysia Inspection Body Accreditation Scheme (MIBAS), Technical Assessor for the Malaysia Proficiency Testing Provider Accreditation Scheme (MyPTP) and Technical Assessor for the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS). He is currently a member of Laboratory Accreditation Evaluation Panel (LAEP) of STANDARDS MALAYSIA. He was awarded the national accreditation award by STANDARDS MALAYSIA for the year 2018.
MRS FARIZA WAN ABDULLAH
Graduated in Diploma in Science, ITM 1992, BSc. Hon. in Biotechnology Resources, UNIMAS 1997 and obtained MSc. Hon. in Allied Health (Biomedical Sciences) in UKM 2002. She worked as a Research Officer in Allergy Research at the Institute of Medical Research (IMR), Kuala Lumpur for almost 5 years. In 2002, she joined the Department of Standards Malaysia (Standards Malaysia) as a Science Officer till now. At Standards Malaysia, she was trained on several standards i.e. ISO/IEC 17025, MS ISO 15189, OECD GLP Principles, MS ISO/IEC 17011, ISO/IEC 9001:2008, MS ISO/IEC 17043, ISO Guide 34, Globally Harmonized System (GHS), MS 2702:2020 and other related standards for laboratories. She attended four attachment trainings in New Zealand, Greece, Thailand, Belgium and Japan to develop and maintain the accreditation for medical testing (ISO 15189), OECD GLP Compliance Programme and recently Primary Healthcare Laboratories Accreditation Scheme (PHLAS). Since joining Standards Malaysia in 2002, she assisted technical working group (TWG) for development of more than 18 documents with regards to accreditation requirements that includes Household of Pesticide, Toxicity, GMO and Nucleic Acid Testing, DNA Profiling and Trace Evidence for Forensic Science Testing, Medical Testing documents and PHLAS. In 2009 and 2010, she was appointed as a Lead Assessor for MS ISO/IEC 17025, MS ISO 15189 and ISO/IEC 17043 and as a Lead Inspector for OECD GLP system. She represents Malaysia for OECD Working Group on GLP, APLAC GA and member of ISO/TC 212 for medical testing in Malaysia and ISO level. She has been appointed as evaluator for APAC in 2012 as well as ILAC and also OECD Inspector for On Site Evaluation since 2017. She is also involved in overseas auditing namely in Singapore, Thailand, India, Mexico, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, Nepal, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Gulf Accreditation Cooperation (GAC). Since 2005, she has been invited to conduct trainings on ISO/IEC 17025, OECD GLP and ISO 15189 both locally and overseas such as Thailand, India, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Poland, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
PROF ChM DR SHARON TEH GEOK BEE
Dr Teh Geok Bee received her M.Phil and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1998 and 2000 under the sponsorship of Cambridge Malaysia Chevening and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarships, respectively. She received her first class honours degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1995 and has been actively involved in research especially in the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles. Her expertise is in the field of structural elucidation of nanoparticles using high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Dr Teh Geok Bee is the recipient of New Zealand ISAT Linkages Fund and the UNESCO-TWAS Associateship Scheme which enable her involvement in international research collaborations. She has served Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) in various capacities, including serving as Council Member (since 2007), Honorary Assistant Secretary (2009-2013), Honorary Assistant Treasurer (2014-2015), representing IKM in the ISO/TC 229 Working Group 3, which is working towards ISO regulatory guidelines in “Health, Safety and the Environment Relevant to Nanotechnologies” and Member to ISC B and ISC Y Standards Committee Groups. She is a Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society since 1998 and she received the IKM Fellowship in Dec 2015. She is an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (2010-2016) and is a Taskforce Committee Member to the National Nanotechnology Directorate under the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation since 2011. She is an appointed Malaysian Qualifications Agency Assessor for the chemistry programme since 2008 and a Malaysian Laboratory Accreditation Scheme Technical Assessor for ISO/IEC 17025 since 2011. She is the National Representative (NR, 2014-2015) and Associate Member (AM, 2016-2017) and Titular Member (2018-2021) to International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Division VII: Chemistry and Human Health Division. Currently, she is the President of Southern University College at Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
ChM LI HUI LING
Li Hui Ling received her B.Sc Honours degree in Chemistry from Universiti Putra Malaysia and M.Sc in Environmental Chemistry from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. She joined the Department of Chemistry (DOC) Malaysia in 2003 and was in charge of the Food lab, Industry Lab, Water & Environmental Lab, Toxicology and Narcotic Lab. She was appointed to be the Proficiency Testing Coordinator in the Chemical Metrology Division in 2017, she is well in the ISO/IEC 17043 and involved in the DOC accreditation. She has been a certified technical assessor for the ISO/IEC 17025 from Standard Malaysia since 2014. She Served IKM as a chairperson in the Terengganu branch since 2015 and was elected and served in IKM central as a council member.
ChM DR CHE PUTEH OSMAN
Dr Che Puteh graduated in Diploma in Industrial Chemistry in 2004 from Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perlis. She then obtained Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Applied Chemistry with first class in 2007 and Doctor of Philosophy (Science) in 2013 from the Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam. She later joined the Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam as Senior lecturer in 2013. She joined the Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Drug Discovery as associate fellow in 2016 and research fellow since 2018.
She teaches General Chemistry, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Oleochemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, and advanced spectroscopy especially structural elucidation of natural products using 1D and 2D NMR and Mass Spectroscopy.
Her research interests include identification of bioactive compounds from natural products, herbal analysis, and computational chemistry. She works with purification and structural elucidation of complex natural products using chromatography and organic spectroscopy especially NMR, IR and MS. She has published more than 30 indexed journals, and more than 20 conference proceedings in natural products especially isolation and characterization of natural products.
She supervised more than 30 undergraduate students, mainly on essential oils and identification of natural products, and more than 10 postgraduate students, several had graduated with masters’ degree and PhD.
She obtained several awards during her academic years including International Travel Grant Awards and Anugerah Akademik Universiti. She was members of various administrative committees including curricular review, program accreditation, and OBE. She occasionally writes on several media including social media and newspapers on natural products and traditional medicine.
ASSOC PROF ChM DR JALIFAH LATIP
Graduated in BSc. Chemistry (Hons.) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1993, and later joined as academics (tutor). Obtained her MSc in Pharmacology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1995 and 1999 respectively from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. She was trained in organic spectroscopy since undergraduate level followed by exposure to hands-on experienced on NMR instrument since 1996. Besides academic obligations, she was responsible in managing the NMR instrumentation facility at the School of Chemical Sciences & Food Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, UKM since 2000 and was promoted to the Molecular Structure Determination Laboratory as the Manager at UKM Centre for Research and Instrumentation Management since 2010. Throughout the terms, she has obtained several advance NMR Spectroscopy trainings in JEOL Ltd. Akishima, Japan; Bruker Biospin Ettlingen, Germany; Bruker Daltonics, Bremen, Germany; Bruker Biospin, Fallanden, Switzerland and Bruker Corporation, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. She was also exposed to the latest technology of NMR Instrumentation ranging from normal and inverse probe to capillary and cryoprobe in Pakistan, Japan and New Zealand. Since 2000, she has been conducting several basic to advance NMR Spectroscopy workshop and hands-on training at UKM and was also invited to conduct trainings at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, International Islamic University Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sabah, as well as several universities in Indonesia.
ASSOC PROF ChM DR INTAN SAFINAR ISMAIL
Graduated in BSc. in Chemistry, Creighton University, USA 1993, obtained MSc. in Natural Products Chemistry, UPM 1997, and Ph.D. in Natural Products Chemistry, 2003 from Okayama University, Japan. She has working experience as a Quality Control Officer in SM Pharmaceuticals Sdn. Bhd., R&D Executive at Pharmaniaga Sdn. Bhd., and Research Officer at Nona Roguy Sdn. Bhd. In 2005, she joined the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science as a Senior Lecturer and promoted to Associate Professor (2013) until now. Her research work covers the chemistry of natural resources particularly plant and fish, which require the use of analytical platforms such as Infrared (IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Liquid/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/GC-MS). She facilitated workshops on metabolomics and related analytical methods. During her service at UPM, she has published almost 190 scientific papers, 2 chapters in book, presented in various scientific meetings as keynote, plenary and invited speakers.
ChM DR LEE SIANG YIN
Dr. Lee Siang Yin graduated from University of Malaya (UM) in 2009 with the PhD degree in Polymer Science. She started her research carrier as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy at International Medical University (IMU) from the year of 2009 to 2015. She Joined Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) in the year of 2016. She was appointed to be the Manager of Colloids and Interface Science Centre (CISC), Centre of Excellence (COE) at RRIM Sungai Buloh research station, MRB in 2017 until restructing. She is a proactive researcher with publication of over 23 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. She is the inventor of 1 patent. She has vast research interests, ranging from polymer synthesis, nanoemulsion formulations, pharmaceutical and cosmetic topical formulations, topical drug delivery for wound healing applications, control release formulations and natural products. She has secured several local and international professional memberships from Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), The Plastic and Rubber Institute Malaysia (PRIM), MyCRS (Control Release Society, Malaysian Chapter). In between 2012-2019, she served as one of the technical committee in organizing International Symposium, International Symposium on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ISAPM).