Dr Joon Ching Juan is an Associate Professor of Catalysis at Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaysia, Malaysia and also appointed as a Senior Research Fellow (Adjunct) at Monash University, Sunway Campus. He obtained his BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology (2003) and PhD in Chemistry (2007) degrees from the National University of Malaysia, Malaysia. He has been actively involved in various research activities especially in the area of catalysis and nanomaterial. Most of his research activities are focused on understanding the nano-structure to be applied in environmental and energy. Up to date, he has managed to publish more than 100 publications with an h-index of 29 (3092 citation). With his expertise and experience, he has received a total amount of USD 1,000,000 grants from national and international organizations such as The World Academy of Science Grant (TWAS, UNESCO), E-science fund (MOSTI), and industry grants. As a strong believer in research driven innovation, he has filed six patents to be used in industries. He is also the recipient of several prestigious awards including Future Academician Award, MOE (2018), Malaysia Research Star Award, MOE (2017), National Young Scientist Award, MOSTI (2016), outstanding reviewers’ award, Elsevier (2015-2018), Pro Vice Chancellor Award in Teaching, Monash (2012), and just few to mention. Besides being engaged in teaching and research, he also serves as council member of Malaysia Institute of Chemistry, Honorary Secretary of IKM, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, UK), Chartered Chemist (CSci, UK), Chartered Scientist (CSci, UK). In term administration, he has participated or appointed as radiation protection officer (RPO), chemical safety and security officer training (CSSO), deputy quality manager (DQM), Focus Group Member Globally Harmonized System (GHS), technical committee member of Nanotechnologies (ISO Standard), Committee Member, Industry Standards Committee on Environmental Management (ISC Z). He has conducted various courses and talks on chemical safety and security, green synthesis laboratory, water pollution, photocatalysis wastewater treatment, biofuel, bioenergy, etc. With his experience and expertise, he has also been appointed as consultant and advisor to many governments’ bodies and industries. 



2002 – 2006: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2001 – 2002: MSc (with Distinction) in Clean Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1994 – 1998: BEng in Chemical Engineering (Major) & Environmental Engineering (Minor). Vanderblit University, Nashville, TN, United States of America
  1. High-Impact Journal Publication Award UTM 2013 (Citra Karisma).
  2. High-Impact Journal Publication Award UTM 2012 (Citra Karisma).
  3. International Journal (Science & Engineering) Publication Award UTM 2008 (Citra Karisma).
  4. Excellence Service Award 2007 (Citra Karisma).
  5. International Student Research Scholarship Award, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 2002-2005.


  • INVITED INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER (2017). 2nd Life Cycle Asssesment Workshop (LCA), Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Oct 2017.
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER (2016). Life Cycle Assessment: Connecting Environmental Science and Chemical Engineering, 9th Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering, UTM City Campus 21st – 22nd November, 2016.
  • Advanced Life Cycle Assessment Training for Oil and Gas Industry , PERTAMINA Staff, Indonesia, 6-14 November 2018.


  1. Natural Resources Engineering
  2. Environmental Management and Sustainability
  3. Sustainable Production and Consumption
  4. Life Cycle Assessment

Assoc. Prof 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. Assoc. Prof 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), Associate Member (AM, 2016-2017) and Titular Member (2018-2019) of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Division VII: Chemistry and Human Health Division. Currently, she holds an Associate Professorship at Faculty of Applied Sciences, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Encik Mohammed Arif Baba graduated from the Universiti Sains Malaysia with B. Sc. (Hons). He joined the Chemistry Department in Petaling Jaya and serve many Divisions including Industrial Hygiene Section, Training unit, Environmental Health Divisions and the Analytical Division. During his service, he obtained vast experience in Chemical analysis as well as training laboratory assistants and scientific officers. Prior to his retirement, he was also given the opportunity to undergo training in United States, (AAS) and Japan (Wet and Dry Deposition) in the relevant field. In May 2000, He joined the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Bangi and was attached to NIOSH as Assistant Manager. He was a qualified Registered Assessor and also a Hygiene Technician (Chemical Monitoring). Besides doing consultancy services, he also conducted training (in-house and scheduled courses) on topics relating to Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Risk Assessment and Safety in the Laboratory.


Madam Anna Lee has more than 25 years experience working in food and beverage industries related to food safety and quality assurance.  She has been working in multi-national food and beverage companies as Microbiologist and Chemist, then moved up the corporate ladder from Senior Chemist to Laboratory Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and to Head of Quality Assurance Department.

After leaving the corporate, Madam Lee has been working as freelance consultant and trainer in food, beverage and  food/beverage  packaging field since 2008. She regularly conducts training programs , facilitating workshops and consultation on ISO9001 , HACCP, GMP, ISO22000, FSSC 22000, ISO/TS 22002,  BRC (Packaging), Food Allergen Management, Food Security Management and Internal Audits at the related fields.  

Madam Lee holds Bachelor of Science Degree from Campbell University, U.S.A. ;  Diploma in Science, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Malaysia) ;  City & Guilds Brewer Certificate, Institute of Brewing (UK).  She is also a certified trainer with PSMB (Perbadanan Sumber Manusia Berhad) and a trained auditor for ISO 22000 , ISO/TS 22000  and FSSC 22000 .


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).


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.


Shanmuga Kittappa received both his Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Chemistry and Master’s degrees in Engineering from University of Malaya. He started his career as a chemist and worked his way up to senior managerial positions and later promoted to general manager. He has extensive consulting experience in various industries of national and international based companies related to chemical and engineering.  He has broad knowledge in water treatment process, application and technology.  He has handled various projects related to environmental issues such as mine closure, waste water treatment, raw and process water issues, oil and grease contamination and many more.  Shanmuga is a member of Jang Environmental Engineering and Nano-Technology research team, which holds the patent for magnetic sequential separator (MEGS). He has publication in scientific THOMSON REUTORS ISI journals that have high international impacts. He has presented papers at several leading local and international conferences on water treatment and nanotechnology. Moreover, he has extensive experience working as a presenter and lecturer in the field of chemistry and engineering. He has taught and presented at local and overseas universities such as University of Malaya, SEGI, Murdoch and Edith Cowan Australia. He is also a registered professional chemist with the IKM and a lead auditor for ISO 14001 with German Cert consulting company.


Mr Yeoh, a Fellow of IKM and holder of B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. (Chemistry) degrees from the University of Malaya is the senior partner of GLP Consulting ( ), a laboratory quality management consultancy and training firm incorporated in Singapore. He was the General Manager of ALS Group of Laboratories (Life Sciences Division) since 1993 and retired from the posts in November 2016. Mr Yeoh is a trainer, appointed External Lead Assessor and TA of SAC-SINGLAS in its Chemical & Biological and Environmental fields. He has been conducting regular short courses and workshops in this region on Measurement Uncertainty (MU) Evaluation, Method Validation (MV) Techniques, Internal Audits, etc. Mr Yeoh has represented SIRIM/DSM in the ISO Technical Committee TC69 (Application of statistical methods) in 2005-2016 involved in the working group for the development of ISO 21748, 5725 series and 13528, and, was a Convenor of its ad hoc Group AHG1 in 2007- 2016.


Prof Dr Lee Yook Heng obtained his Ph D. on sensor/ biosensor for metal analysis as well as his MSc from Cambridge University, UK. He also obtained a First Class Honours from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Sabah. Prof Dr Lee is currently at UKM School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology and his field of expertise is analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. He has conducted various courses on Techniques of AAS/ ICP – ES, GC Techniques, Laboratory Research Skills, Principle of Instrumental Analysis, Chemical Instrumentation, Water Chemistry, Air and Water Quality, etc. Prof Dr Lee has completed several environmental chemistry research projects as well as research and bioanalytical chemistry and biotechnology. He has receive various research awards comprising bronze, silver and gold medals from UKM, MOSTI and ITEX. Prof Dr Lee’s Research has been publish in many refereed Journals.


Prof Dr Tan Guan Huat is Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya. He has been a lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Malaya after graduating from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and was promoted to Professor in 2003. He has supervised eight PhD and six MSc students and many thesis projects on environmental analysis of organic chemical pollutants in Malaysian waterways and pesticides in fruits and vegetables by using techniques such as GC, GC-MS, HPLC and LC-MS. He is currently supervising two PhD and one MSc student for their theses. His current research interests focus on the environmental pollution problems in Malaysian waterways as a result of industrialisation and increasing agricultural production in this country. He is also currently doing studies on developing microextraction techniques for analysis of pesticide residues in food matrices such fruits and vegetables coupled to chromatographic techniques. He has taught many courses on GC, HPLC, GCMS, LCMS and Food Analysis during his career at UM.