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Dato’ Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idiris Saleh
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Presented Topic : New Materials for Light and Display Technologies: Sustainable Solutions for the Future

Muhammad Idiris Saleh is a Professor of Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences since December 1995. He served as Deputy Dean of the School of Chemical Sciences from 1981 to 1995 followed by the appointment as a Dean until March 2001. He was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation in January 2004 to May 2008.

Prof Idiris was born at Parit Nibong, Kedah in 1951. He was educated in Indonesia and received his B.Sc. in 1973 and Drs. in 1976 from Gadjah Mada University. Immediately after graduation he joined USM under Academic Staff Training Scheme Fellowship. He pursued his higher degree in the United Kingdom at the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, and was awarded Ph.D in 1980. He started his carrier as a lecturer in USM in 1980. He was promoted to Associate Professor, 1984 and to full Professor in 1995.

Prof Idiris’s research interest is in Separation Chemistry and Coordination Chemistry involving rare earth elements and crown ethers, diketones and phosphinic acids as ligands. He has established himself as one of the researchers in the area of synthesis and characterization of new complexes of rare earths and supramolecules such as crown ethers and phosphinic acids which are found to be selective towards the extraction of rare earth elements. His current interest is in finding the application to numerous compounds synthesized and characterized in his laboratory. The sharp and intense fluorescent from several lanthanide diketone complexes isolated have paved the emphasis in the area of photonic especially as new materials for organic light emitting devices (OLED). Two research products from his research group have been patented at the Malaysian Patents Office, the first one was in 1994 followed by the second one in 1996.

Professor Dr.-Ing Andre Bardow
Chair of Technical Thermodynamics
RWTH Aachen University
Presented Topic : Power-to-what? A perspective from life-cycle assessment on electrifying our societies

Professor Dr.-Ing Andre Bardow currently work as a full time Professor and Institute Head in Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik, RWTH Aachen University. He is also Founding Institute Director of Institute for Energy Systems Engineering, Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2017. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Process System Engineering (with honor) from RWTH Aachen, Germany in 2004. In 2018, he become a Vice-Dean for Strategy and Head of Faculty Tenure Track Committee, RWTH Aachen (since 2017-present).
Professor Dr.-Ing Andre Bardow was appointed to be a member of the steering committee of the profile area “Molecular Science & Engineering” in RWTH Aachen in 2015, then he was selected as chairman of the Technical Committee of Thermodynamics, VDI-GEU, DE in 2016.

Professor Bahruddin Saad
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
Presented Topic : Green Analytical Methods for the Determination of Environmental Pollutants

Professor Bahruddin Saad spent much of his career days in Universiti Sains Malaysia where he was Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences. Upon his retirement from USM, he joined Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS since July 2017 where currently he is attached to the Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department. He obtained his BS and MS degrees in 1980 and 1982 from the Indiana University Bloomington and North Texas State University, respectively.  He was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales in 1988.  Professor Bahruddin is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and sits on the Editorial Board of  Food Chemistry (impact factor ~ 5),  Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences and  Malaysian Journal of Chemistry.  He has vast teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels not only in Malaysia but  also in  Singapore (1 semester), Saudi Arabia (1 semester), USA (2 semesters) and  Kazaghstan (2 weeks).  His research interest used to be chemical sensing but has since shifted to green separation methods, in particular the analysis of environmental pollutants, drugs and food contaminants.  These are aided with  solvent minimised sample microextraction methodologies.  He has successfully graduated 50 and 20 MSc and PhD students, respectively.  He acquired an H-index of 35 and has more than 4000 citations to his credit

Associate Professor Mohammed Ali Berawi, M.Eng.Sc, PhD
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Presented Topic : Accelerating Green Building Development in Indonesia

Dr. Mohammed Ali Berawi is an associate professor in the department of civil engineering, faculty of engineering, Universitas Indonesia and has extensive research experience in value engineering/value management and innovation in the context of infrastructure, construction, and manufacturing industries. Dr. Berawi has been involved in many national and international research collaborations and consultancies.

Dr. Berawi was selected as the most outstanding lecturer/researcher at the Universitas Indonesia (2009), a finalist for the UK Alumni Award (2008) and Toray Science and Technology Award (2014) and has been listed by Webometrics as one of the Top Scientists in Indonesia (2015-2017). His research leadership is reflected through his election as Editor-in-Chief of Value World, the journal of the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE International) (2008-2014) and a scopus indexed journal, International Journal of Technology (IJTech).
Dr. Berawi served as Lead Advisor to the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation (MOT) in 2012, Director of the Directorate of Research and Community Services (DRPM) at the University of Indonesia (2015), and he currently serves as Director of Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (CSID), Universitas Indonesia, Director of ASEAN University Network – Sustainable City and Urban Development ( AUN-SCUD) and Chairman of Standing Committee on Infrastructure Strategic Policies for Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN Indonesia).

Associate Professor Dr. Anwar Usman
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Presented Topic : Application of Zeolite-A as Adsorbent of Heavy Metal Ions.

Associate Professor Dr. Anwar Usman received his bachelor degree in Physics from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta Indonesia. He then continued his Master study in Institut Teknologi Bandung and Tohoku University Sendai Japan where he was awarded an M.Sc in 1993 and 1997. He continued on for his Ph.D in Tohoku University Sendai, Japan where he graduated in 2000.

From 2003 – 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at various institution including: Max-Born Insitutute, Osaka University, Ecole Normale, and National Chiao Tung University. From 2013 – 2015 he was a Research Specialist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Currently he serve as Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

His research interest includes Light Matter Interactions, Photochemistry, Photobiology, Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Nanoparticles, Nanoscience, and Nanotechnology. Based on Google Scholar, he has 195 publications, 1877 citations, 23 index-h and 50 index-i10.

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Haslinda Mohamed Kamar
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Presented Topic : Simulation of Adsorption Process in a Rotary Solid Desiccant Wheel

Dr. Haslinda Mohamed Kamar was born in 1970 and is currently teaching at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She graduated with B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 and continued on to finish her Master and Ph.D from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1997 and 2009 respectively. She was awarded Excellent Service Award for 2012 and 2017 by UTM.

Her Expertise includes: Thermodynamics; Automotive air-conditioning; Wind energy; Thermal comfort & Energy efficiency in hot climates; Indoor air quality (IAQ); Natural ventilation as passive cooling strategy in buildings and Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling and simulation.

Dr. Ng Sha Shiong
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Presented Topic: Sol-gel spin coating growth of magnesium doped indium nitride thin films on different substrates.

Ng Sha Shiong was born in Jerantut, Pahang in 1973. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Pure Physics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Solid State Physics (majoring in semiconductor studies) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He served as a senior lecturer in the School of Physics at USM from November 2007 till April 2015. Now, he is attached to Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR), USM

His fields of specialization include XRD, IR, Raman, UV-VIS-NIR, and PL characterizations of wide band gap semiconductor materials. He also actively engaged in the researches of (1) growth of III-nitrides and metal oxides, (2) fabrication of porous/nanostructure thin films, and (3) surface phonon polariton of III-nitrides.

Dr. Ng has published more than 130 research papers in international (ISI-indexed) and national journals with an h-index of 13. He was the leader and co-researcher for 24 research grants. Dr. Ng won the Best Thesis Award and Anugerah Alumni – Persada Kencana in 2008 by USM. Besides, he was awarded the Best Research Project (under Pure Science category) in 2012 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

He currently has 4 full time PhD students and 3 full time MSc and 2 research assistants under his supervision. Presently, Dr. Ng is a member of Materials Research Society, Optical Society of America, The Society for Applied Spectroscopy, SPIE, Malaysian Institute of Physics, and The Malaysian Solid State Science & Technology Society. He has served as a reviewer for several renowned journals such as Journal Applied Physics, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Optical Society of America B, Applied Optics, Optic Express, Optical Materials, Optical Materials Express, etc.