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Twelve out of the 27 Malaysian researchers conferred the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2012 were from the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). The award was given by the Fellowship of the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) on 24 November 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The UPM Professors who were conferred the title were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sham Badlishah Darman, Faculty of Food Science & Technology; Prof. Dr. Oi Lai Ming, Prof. Dr. Tan Wen Siang, Prof. Dr. Tan Soon Guan, all of Faculty of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences; Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din, and Prof. Dr. Mohd. Hair Beja, both of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Prof. Dr. Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Dr. Zobir Mohd Hussein, and Prof. Dr. Mohd. Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman, both of Faculty of Science; Prof. Dato' Dr. Nik Muhamad Ab Majid, Faculty of Forestry; Prof. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, Faculty of Design & Architecture; and Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Idrus, Faculty of Agriculture.

Besides unveiling the TRSM 2012, the prestigious joint annual programme organized by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) also announced three senior Fellows and 24 new Fellows among Malaysian scientists. Among them were UPM’s Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Prof. Datin Dr. Faridah Hanum Ibrahim; Director of Putra Science Park, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din; and Director of the Institute of Mathematical Research, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Kamel Ariffin Mohd. Atan. 

Also present at the ceremony was UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris.

The TRSM awards scientists working in Malaysia who excel in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and who are recognized nationally and internationally. The nominees should also be actively involved in research for the past five years and have contributed to the development of STI for at least 10 years.



Source: UPM News|24 November 2012

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