STEM Famous & Expert Figures

SCIENCE EXPERT - Life Science (Biology & Microbiology)

Prof. Emerita Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail is the 14th National Academic figure, a woman of many firsts. Besides being the first female Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), she is also the country’s first female Director-General of Higher Education, first female President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the first female to be Chairperson of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Her current position is as the Ibn Sina Chair for Medicine at the International Islamic University Malaysia.

She has won the National Young Scientist (1991), Avon Outstanding Woman (1996), National Creative Designer and Science and Technology (2002), the National Innovation Award (2006) and many others.

Professor Emerita Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail, FASc.

SCIENCE EXPERT - Life Science (Biology & Microbiology)

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff is the 14th National Academic figure from Universiti Putra Malaysia who is famous for developing many cancer vaccines. The former Deputy Vice-Chancellor was responsible for establishing the first biotechnology faculty in Malaysia in 2004, was the elite recipient of the Merdeka Award in 2015. She was recognized as one of the 20 most influential Muslim women in the Muslim World in the field of STEM by the internationally renowned scientific portal,

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology under the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The winner of the UNESCO Albert Einstein Medal has won the National Young Scientist Award (1990) and the Malaysian Lifetime Research Achievement Woman Award (2019).

Professor Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff

TECHNOLOGY EXPERT - Agriculture (Biotechnology & Farming Process)

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latif bin Ibrahim is a famous scientist in chickenpox vaccine development project using bio-nanotechnology methods. It can be considered a very effective project, a collaboration with UPM and the Department of Animal Services Malaysia – highly impact and contribute to the chicken industry until today. In appreciation of his services and contributions in the field of science and technology, he was the first recipient of the SvenBrohult Award from the International Foundation of Science (IFS) Sweden in 1984 and also won the National Science Award in 1985 organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. He has received two (2) Honorary Doctorate Degrees awarded by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in recognition of his development in the field of biotechnology. He was appointed as a Biotechnology Advisor to the Selangor State Government from 2003 until 2022.

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Abdul Latif bin Ibrahim can be briefly described as a leading educational expert in the field of veterinary medicine and microbiology. He is also a famous scientist in the field of life science and biotechnology and is a distinguished scientist in the field of vaccine technology and green chemistry.

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Professor Emeritus Dato' Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim, FASc.

ENGINEERING EXPERT - Chemical Engineering (Material)

As a Professor in the field of Metallurgy, Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain has contributed a lot in the advancement of orthopedic implants and the development of new metals.

Her research enables the provision of high-performance medical services to the community and makes the metal manufacturing industry more economical and sustainable.

Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain

MATHEMATICS EXPERT - Advanced (Scientific Computation) & General Concepts

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris is an educator, consultant, and distinguished mathematic educator. She has been entrusted with the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) as well as well as Dean of the Faculty of Education at University of Malaya (UM). She is a Fulbright Research Fellow. She has conducted several researches with UNESCO, the British Council, Australian Universities – such as Melbourne, Sydney and the Sumitomo, Japan. Her research areas are mathematics education, teacher education, computer-assisted assessment, higher education, and comparative education. She has been the principal investigator for a a government-funded research on Development of A Teacher Education Model for Preparing Quality Teachers for The Future and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Noraini Idris is an active research member on Classroom for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics research team comprises of USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China. She is also an International Editorial Advisor/Reviewer for Journal of Mathematics Education, USA and Research Academic Journal, USA. Among her distinctions are the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards- the only Asian recipient for the project on Minority Young Scholars Project and the Graduate Research Alumni Student Award from Ohio State University, a Gold Medal for ITEX (Geneva, 2005) and Best Award at MTE 2007, 2009 on designing assessment system for school-based assessment and higher education on Gold Medal at ITEX 2011, 2013, 2014 for designing Module of Teacher Education. She has been awarded the Leadership STEM 2018 from the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) and Visionary Leadership Category from the International Education Award 2018.

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Professor Emeritus Dato' Dr. Noraini Idris