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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Professor Dr Su Shiung Lam

Alumnus Professor Su Shiung ('Can') Lam has been recently recognised as one of the 2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

Professor Lam completed his PhD on waste oil recycling in this department in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Howard Chase. Professor Lam is now a tenured professor at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, and currently the Deputy Director of the International Centre. His research is in chemical & environmental engineering, focusing on waste & biomass utilisation, thermal processes and green technology.

The ASM recently recognised 30 outstanding scientists as the 2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM), in line with its focus on fostering a culture of excellence in science, technology and innovation. The recognition is given to active Malaysian research scientists with outstanding achievements in those areas and who have been nationally and internationally recognised.

The recipients are leading research scientists who have been actively pushing the boundaries of national research and innovation to generate new knowledge, make discoveries, create value-added opportunities and translate their research into meaningful and impactful outcomes that can significantly contribute to the socio-economic transformation of the nation. TRSM recipients are role models of excellence who will become mentors to the next generation and leaders to forge ahead with the innovation agenda of the nation.

"It is truly a blessing for me to receive this honour and this is indeed a great motivation and momentum from dedicating myself to science, technology, innovation and academia as a Malaysian," said Professor Lam. "I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Howard Chase and this department for guiding, building and leading me to this recognition."

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