Friday, November 28, 2008


I am a botanist lecturer and researcher in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. My first education started in Sek. Keb. Kg. Melayu Raya, Segamat, Johore. My secondary education was at Sekolah Men. Paduka Tuan and Dato’ Bentara Dalam, Segamat, Johore. I pursued my study at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi and was graduated in 1996 with Bachelor Science in Botany (Conservation). I further my study and was graduated with Master Science in Botany in 2000. I have been appointed as a tutor of UKM in August 2001 and pursued my study to do PhD at University of Reading, United Kingdom, in Plant Systematic. I was returned to Malaysia and join Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a lecturer in January 2007.

My areas of specialisation are in plant anatomy, palynology and plant micromorphology. My areas of research are plant systematic and plant taxonomy. I have awarded a few grants since 2003, ‘Comprehensive Leaf Anatomy, Micromorphology, Palynology and Phytochemistry of Dipterocarpaceae EAR No. 09 – 02 - 02 (2003 - 2006)’, ‘Comprehensive Leaf Anatomy and Palynology of Annonaceae UKM-ST-01-FRGS0030-2006 (2007- 2008)’, ‘Comprehensive Leaf Anatomy, Micromorphology and Palynology of Hibiscus DANA GALAKAN (Jun – Disember 2008)’, ‘Comprehensive Leaf Anatomy, Micromorphology, Palynology and Phytochemistry of Bombacaceae UKM-ST-08-FRGS0003-2007 (2007 - 2009)’ and ‘Palynology (Pollen Morphology) of Selected Habitat and Ecosystem UKM-GUP-ASPL-08-05-219 (2007 - 2009)’.

The results and findings of my research work have been published in international and national (local) journals as well as in numerous proceedings. I have published about 10 manuscripts, one coffee table (Taman Paku Pakis UKM, Ferns and fern-allies of Taman Paku Pakis Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) and two scientific books (Anatomical Atlas of Malaysian Medicinal Plants and Ferns and Fern-allies of Taman Paku Pakis UKM, Volume 1). Some of the selected proceedings were published in the 3rd Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources, 5- 6 August 2008 Kuala Lumpur, the 9th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology, 30th – 31st May 2007, Penang. List of my selected manuscripts journals were published in Journal of Tropical Forest Science, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Sains Malaysiana, Malaysian Applied Biology, Nordic Journal of Botany and Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plant.

I am appointed as a Coordinator of Taman Paku Pakis UKM (UKM’s Ferns Garden) starting in Nov 2007 until Nov 2009, secretariat of ICOMEMS International Conference in May 2009, UKM FernaRIA day together with ExxonMobil Scientific Committee in April 2008, Secretariat of Faculty Science and Technology 10th Anniversary in March 2009 and Examination Board Committee of Biological Science Programme in the Faculty. I am supervising two PhD's, six master graduates and two undergraduate students. I have supervised about ten Bachelor Science undergraduates. My other academic activities include as external and internal examiners of doctorate and master students as well as referees for journals. Apart from education and research, my other interests are travelling, photography and gardening. I am also a member of Malaysian Applied Biology Society, Naturalist and Biodiversity Group Research in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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