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.
ChM DR SHANMUGA KITTAPPA
Dr. Shanmuga is a scientist and researcher currently heading the research and development unit at CENVIRO Sdn Bhd, the largest hazardous and chemical waste management company in Malaysia. He is a member of the company’s sustainability/ESG committee, setting up the direction and targets towards achieving net zero by 2050. He is a technical committee member of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWA) and a committee member of the Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH). A doctorate from University of Malaya, Malaysian premier university specialised in environmental engineering. He has obtained a master’s certificate in advanced engineering in air pollution and solid waste management from the University of Kyoto and Tsinghua University, adding credibility to his expertise. A qualified chemist with 20 years’ experience in his attachment with various industries He is a qualified assessor and auditor for ISO 14001 and technical assessor for ISO 17025. He has been nominated as a working member in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for chemical, waste, and air pollution under the RSC’s UN SPP. Instructor with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and has lecturing experiences at various organisations, including SEGI University, Murdoch University, and Edith Cowan University (Australia). Some of his ongoing research projects are focused on converting hazardous waste to recyclable material for the construction industry and as a catalyst for manufacturing. He also is involved in a very high-impact project focused on carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS). He has published numerous papers in high-impact journals, which have been extensively cited by fellow researchers working on similar topics. He is an expert on hazardous waste, medical and infectious waste, chemical waste and spillage, treatment, and disposal of infectious and hazardous materials. A Certified Environmental Professional in Scheduled Waste Management (CePSWaM), a competence certificate awarded by the Malaysian Department of Environment.
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.
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.
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 FATIMAH SALIM
ChM Dr Fatimah Salim graduated with BSc in Applied Chemistry from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 2007 and in 2009 she further studied in MSc in Natural Product Chemistry also at UiTM. Due to an excellent performance, UiTM converted her MSc to PhD on November 2009 and awarded her a PhD degree in 2012 in Natural Product Chemistry. She further works as a postdoctoral fellow at Atta-ur- Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns), UiTM, from May 2013 to May 2015. Then, she was offered a senior lecturer position by UiTM in June 2015 and posted her to Centre of Foundation Studies in the Department of Chemistry, UiTM Dengkil. Appreciating her talent in research, UiTM assigned her as a fellow researcher at AuRIns in October 2016 until present. Her research work covers the chemistry of natural products from plants and microorganism, which routinely require the use of analytical separation and detection techniques such as Liquid/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/GC-MS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Infrared (IR), Ultraviolet (UV), and Circular Dichroism (CD). She facilitated AuRIns’ annual workshops/ training/ camp on structural elucidation of organic compounds and related analytical methods. After seven years with UiTM Dengkil, she moved UiTM Shah Alam and serves the Faculty of Applied Sciences under the School of Chemistry and Environment. Here, she is assigned as the resource person for the course organic spectroscopy (CHM626) that covers various techniques in organic molecules structural elucidation including mass spectrometry. This course is her ‘a plum job’ as she has routinely applied the techniques in her research field for the past 14 years. Fatimah Salim is a registered chemist at the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) since 2018. She has been appointed as the secretary of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Section (2020-2023) and the examiner for Organic Chemistry LMIC paper of IKM since 2021. She is the international liaison head of IKM Malaysian Young Chemists Network, an active member of Young Scientist Network- Academy of Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM). She holds a lifetime membership for Malaysian Natural Product Society (MNPS) and also the EXCO since 2021.