By Azman Zakaria
By: Azman Zakaria
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 - Four scientists and researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) were appointed as fellows of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) while five others were elected as the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2018.
They received the awards from the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at the ceremony today.
The four selected as fellows are Prof. Dr Mohd Adzir Mahdi FASc from the Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Dato’ Dr Mohd Yazid Abd Manap FASc (Halal Products Research Institute); Prof. Dr. Paridah Md Tahir FASc (Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP); and Prof. Dr. Mansor Ahmad FASc (Faculty of Science).
ASM Fellows consist of distinguished scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists who have made exceptional contributions in their fields.
Individuals with merit, possessing high integrity and demonstrating utmost decorum at all times with essential characteristics of an ambassador of ASM at the national and international levels are nominated each year. Fellowship is awarded based on a stringent selection process in eight disciplines.
The five elected as the TRSM are Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff and Associate Prof. Ir Dr Aduwati Sali (both from the Faculty of Engineering); Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris (Faculty of Environmental Studies); Prof. Dr. Rozita Rosli (Laboratory of Cancer Research UPM - MAKNA, Institute of Bioscience); and Prof. Dr. Suraini Abd Aziz (Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences).
UPM emerges as second highest university out of the 24 total scientists and researchers elected as TRSM in 2018.
TRSM was initiated in 2010 through the initiatives of ASM in identifying and recognising leading Malaysian scientists and researchers who are actively conducting research and development to generate new knowledge, making discoveries, creating value-added opportunities and producing meaningful and impactful research outcomes that contributes to the nation’s socio-economic transformation. - UPM
Date of Input: 05/11/2018 | Updated: 09/11/2018 | hairul_nizam
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