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

The field of her research interest involves electroactive polymer–based materials for energy storage devices. As the world looks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels for energy, the answer is increasing use of renewable energy source. Her current research is devoted towards the next-generation batteries that rely on the discovery and development of magnesium and lithium rechargeable batteries by using gel polymer electrolytes.

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

Speech Title: First Principles Study on Electronic and Thermoelectric Properties of High Promising Lead Free Element of SnTiO3 by using Density Functional Theory


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


Dr. Mohd Hafiz bin Mohd Zaid

Dr. Mohd Hafiz bin Mohd Zaid was born in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. He received his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. In 2005, he furthered his study at Perak Matriculation Collage and then gains his first degree in Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics during 2009 at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor. Then, he graduated PhD in field of Materials Science at Universiti Putra Malaysia under supervision of Assoc. prof. Dr. Khamirul Amin Matori in the year of 2016. Although still new in academic and research career, practically already have been involved significantly in international research with the top researcher such as R. El-Mallawany (Egypt), M.I. Sayyed (Saudi), H.O. Tekin (Turkey), X. Xue (China) and others in glass and ceramics field. He also have managed to publish more than 100 ISI journals with high-impact factors and with a total of 1039 citations based on the Scopus, and thus those publications can be pertinently regarded as internationally recognized research work. Currently, he have been contact and approved by Top glove advisor board as research advisor for glass former project and by Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), Saudi for international research collaboration, whereby the research plan that will be conducted is on fabrication and synthesis of low-cost ceramic tiles from waste materials.

Speech Title: The Bright Future of Glass-ceramic Research from Waste Materials