Invited Speakers


Dr. Ng Eng Poh

Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Ph.D, in Material Chemistry, Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France, 2009
MSc., in chemistry, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006
BSc., in Industrial Chemistry, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2004

The fields of research interest for Dr. Ng involve synthesis and characterization of porous materials, heterogeneous catalysis, colloidal nanocrystals, surface chemistry, chemistry of nanostructured materials and lubricant oil. He actively publishes research outcomes in high impact journals. His research has been awarded second prize in Breakthrough of the Year 2011 and Anugerah Akademik Negara 2012. Currently, his H-index is 24.


Speech Title: Colloidal Zeolite Nanocrystals from Organic Template Free System


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Midhat Nabil Ahmad Salimi

School of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Associate Professor Dr. Midhat Nabil Ahmad Salimi obtained his PhD at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK with his title of “Systematic investigations of calcium phosphates produced by wet chemistry method and supercritical processing techniques”. He is currently extensively carrying out research on hydroxyapatite (HAp) and magnetic iron oxide nanoparticle for drug delivery applications. His other research project also includes the application of nanoparticles for enhanced biofuel production.

Speech Title: Particle Size Analysis Methods


Dr. Siti Zafirah Binti Zainal Abidin

Department of Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam

Area of expertise: Solid State Ionics, Polymer Electrolyte & Advanced Materials

Speech Title: Electrical Properties of Agrose-based Gel Polymer Electrolyte


Dr. Mohamad Fariz Bin Mohamad Taib

Department of Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam

Area of expertise: Ferroelectric, Multiferroic, Ceramic, Computational Materials


Dr. Yazid Yaakob

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Yazid received her Ph.D degree in frontier materials from Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan in 2015. During his PhD and Post-Doctoral at NITech, he worked on synthesis of ion-induced composite carbon nanofibers and In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study of graphene growth via joule heat. He actively publishes research outcomes in high impact journals. His research interest now are mainly on synthesis of carbon nanostructures from waste materials by using chemical vapor deposition (CVD). His other project also include optimization of the carbon nanomaterials for sustainable energy application. He also a member of Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology Society (MASS) and Microscopy Society Malaysia (MSM).

Speech Title: Utilizing waste materials for fabrication of CNT-reinforced glass-ceramic composites


Dr. Mohd Syamsul Nasyriq Samsol Baharin

Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR), USM

He is one of the diamond and carbon related materials community, where he has been involved in the research of nano-electronics and power-electronics, developing carbon-based material devices including diamond for nanodevices, biosensors and power field effect transistors. He is now a Senior Lecturer of Institute of Nano Optoelectronics Research and Technology (INOR), at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received international invitations for his work as an invited speaker for 13th New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference (NDNC 2019), Taiwan and European Materials Research Fall Meeting (E-MRS 2018), Warszawa, Poland. He was formerly a Postdoctoral Researcher Japan (2017-2018) and Doctoral student (2014-2017) in Waseda University,Japan involved diamond and its possibilities as power devices. Recognized as the world record holder of highest breakdown voltage capability via the mechanical grade black polycrystalline diamond, which is cost effective and suited for mass productions and demonstrated the reliabilities of the polycrystalline diamond as power devices. This was highlighted in Semiconductor Today Highlights (UK) “Black polycrystalline diamond transistors with high breakdown.” 25 November 2016. Beforehand he was a Researcher at SIRIM Berhad (2010-2014), under the department of Industrial CI-Nanotechnology.

Speech Title: Power Devices: State-of-the-art and future prospects