SIDE BOX STORIES
Dr Ong Wee-Jun
Dr Ong is the Director for the Centre of Excellence for NaNo Energy & Catalysis Technology (CONNECT) and Associate Professor, School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree and leapfrogged to do his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering), both from Monash University. Dr Ong has won several scholarships, awards and fellowships including the Endeavour Research Scholarship research attachment in Australia. He was also a Visiting Scientist at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and a Visiting Professor at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. In 2020, Dr Ong received the Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS) from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.
Dr Edison Lee Tian Khoon
Dr Edison headed to Sweden’s Uppsala University, where he joined the Department of Chemistry, Ångström Laboratory, as part of his attachment stint. He is currently carrying out active research in polymer electrolyte and nanomaterials for Lithium-ion batteries. Read more about him here:
Innovating the Energy Ecosystem
Chrishen R. Gomez
Having attended the prestigious Ivy League Brown University as part of his attachment programme, 27-year-old Chrishen is now with the Wildlife Research and Conservation Unit at Oxford University. Chrishen is busy developing a genetic-based research project on the Sunda Clouded Leopard. Read more about him here: Conserving Our Forests & Future
Dr Zetty is currently working on anti-cancer compounds found in Malaysian seaweed and has continued to pursue her original project proposal of microalgae vaccine carriers for fish. A working solution has been patented by Dr Zetty and will be deployed within the coming year.