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Advanced Energy Conversion And Storage Material From Malaysian Palm Oil Industries

Institutions: Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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Born on March 20, 1985 in Penang, Malaysia, Mohd Sukor obtained his formal education at SK Sungai Bakau and completed his secondary education at Penang Free School. After graduating from Kolej MARA Kulim for foundation studies in physical sciences, he pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technology and Master degree in Chemistry at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
In 2014, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from the same institute and currently he is appointed as a Research Fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), UKM. His outstanding contribution has been acknowledged with “MTDC Book Prize for excellent research output by PhD graduate in 2014.
His research interests covered electrochemical materials for energy conversion and storage devices including solar cells and batteries. To date, he has published almost 40 international scientific articles in referred journals, with h-index 11 (number of citations, >500), several books and chapters in books. His potential has been acknowledged by The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia in July 2009 as “ASEAN Future Scientist” after been selected as “Young Scientist” to represent ASEAN, in the 59th Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Previously in 2011, he had been awarded as a recipient of Erasmus Mundus mobility program at University of Trento, Italy and had been promoted to attend a short-term attachment program at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 2012, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco in 2014 and also recipient of young researcher supporting program and travel award for attending prestigious international conference in Japan and Australia.
In 2015, Dr. Mohd Sukor was named as one of Merdeka Award Grant recipient for international attachment, to further investigates the promising Malaysian main commodities such as palm-based polymer in a solid-state solar cell at Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
In late 2018, He was named as Chair of Science Communication working group, Young Scientist Network – Malaysia Academy of Sciences. Previously, along with his team, they won the silver medal at International Future Scientists Conferences 2016 (iFSC2016), International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX2016), Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX2015), and bronze medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE2016).

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