Every year, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia welcomes a new batch of prolific and distinguished Malaysian cognoscenti into its stellar line-up of honourable ASM Fellows.
On 19 July 2018, the Academy welcomed a roster of 29 Fellows at the 2018 Induction Session for newly elected Fellows.
The Academy elected these Fellows based on their scientific and scholarly achievements. They have gone through a rigorous selection process at the discipline group level and the final election process took place during the Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2018. Out of the hundreds of nominations, 29 have been selected due to their outstanding contributions to various sciences.
The ASM Fellows of 2018 are as follows:
Professor Dr Ngeow Yun Fong FASc
Professor Dr Onn Hashim FASc
Professor Dato’ Dr Ravindran Jegasothy FASc
Professor Dato’ Dr Syed Mohamed Aljunid FASc
Professor Ir Dr Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman FASc
Datuk Ir Abdul Kadir Mohd Din FASc
Professor Sr Dr Mazlan Hashim FASc
Professor Dr Mohd Adzir Mahdi FASc
Professor Ir Dr Goi Bok Min FASc
Professor Dr Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin FASc
Professor Datuk Dr Shahrin Sahib FASc
Professor Dr Tharek Abd Rahman FASc
Professor Dato’ Dr Ismail Sahid FASc
Professor Dr Mazlan Abd Ghaffar FASc
Professor Dato’ Dr Mohd Yazid Abd Manap FASc
Professor Dr Paridah Md Tahir FASc
Associate Professor Dr Siti Aisah Alias FASc
Professor Dato’ Dr Abd Aziz Tajuddin FASc
Professor Dr Maslina Darus FASc
Professor Dr Sahrim Ahmad FASc
Professor Dr Chuah Cheng Hock FASc
Dr Gan Seng Neon FASc
Professor Dr Khalijah Awang FASc
Professor Dr Mansor Ahmad @ Ayob FASc
Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ir Gan Thian Leong FASc
Professor Dr Lee Sze Wei FASc
Dr Raslan Ahmad FASc
Professor Dr Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair FASc
Distinguished Professor Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharudin FASc
The Fellowship of the Academy is a recognition given to Malaysian citizens who are outstanding scientists, engineers and technologists. The recognition of Fellows is for life and carries the abbreviation of “FASc” to be used after the recipient’s name.
New Fellows are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting after going through a stringent selection process.
Fellows are categorised according to their expertise, and grouped according to discipline groups. To date, ASM has 353 Fellows in eight discipline groups.
Datuk Asma welcomed the newly elected Fellows to join ASM in the pursuit of excellence in science. She stated that ASM’s capability and capacity in meeting the rising demands relies on the level of active participation of its Fellows. ASM would not be able to achieve its goals and sustain its reputation as a national Thought Leader without the Fellows’ commitment and contributions.
Furthermore, Datuk Asma detailed the ways the Fellows can contribute to ASM, such as leading working committees or becoming a member of one; publishing articles, reviews and commentaries in the ASM Journal; and Fellows could also take part in the governance as an elected Council Member.
For more information on ASM Fellows, click here.