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Dr. Chuck Chuan Ng

Senior Lecturer & Programme Coordinator for Environmental Technology,
School of Biological Sciences

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Applied Environmental Sciences (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Soil and Land Resources (Technische Universität
    Dresden, Germany)
  • B.Sc. (1st Class Honours) in Environmental Science and Management (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur)

Teaching and research experience:

Teaching

  • Academic Tutor (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur) 2013 – 2016
  • Senior Lecturer and Head of School (School of Green Sciences and Engineering, KAGC College, Kuala Lumpur) 2016 – 2017
  • Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator (Environmental Technology) (School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, QIUP, Ipoh) 2018 – present

Research

  • Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (2010 – present)
  • School of Green Sciences and Engineering, KAGC College, Kuala Lumpur (2016 – 2017)
  • Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land (International) 2018 – 2020
  • School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, QIUP, Ipoh (2018 – present)

Major research interests

  • Soil pollution (heavy metals), inorganic biocontamination and plant eco-toxicology
  • Bioremediation (phytoremediation) and land rehabilitation
  • Trace elemental analysis and metal recovery analysis
  • Green technologies for environmental pollution
  • Soil-plant interaction
  • Environmental education and awareness
  • Principles of sustainable lifestyles and environmental sustainability

Teaching interests

  • Environmental science and management
  • Soil science and management
  • Current global environment issue
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Environmental clean technologies
  • International environmental pollution and bioremediation
  • Environmental management system ISO14001
  • Sustainable development and beyond
  • Green education and awareness
  • Global environmental policies and laws
  • Environmental research methodology and scientific communication
Professional involvements
  1. Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (Mitigation), Chapter Scientist
  2. APEC Mentoring Center for the Gifted in Science (AMGS), Sub-committee Editor
  3. Golden Key International Honour Society, Life member
  4. Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH), Member
  5. Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America), Member
  6. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Member
  7. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMAS) journal, Independent Scientific Reviewer
  8. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (EES) journal, Independent Scientific Reviewer
  9. International Journal of Phytoremediation (IJP), Independent Scientific Reviewer
  10. Chemical Science International Journal (CSIJ), Independent Scientific Reviewer
  11. APEC Youth Scientist Journal, Independent Scientific Reviewer
  12. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (IJUSD), Independent Scientific Reviewer
  13. Scientia Horticulturae, Independent Scientific Reviewer
  14. Journal of Cleaner Production (JCLP), Independent Scientific Reviewer
  15. QIU Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) Committee Member
  16. QIU Joint Research Animal Ethics (JREC) Committee Member
  17. QIU Eco-Rangers Advisor
  18. Head of Research Cluster, QIU Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Steering Committee
Awards and recognitions
  1. GK International (Asia-Pacific) Academic Leadership Award, Golden Key International Honour Society
  2. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) Award
  3. Green Brain of the Year Award
  4. Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative
  5. IPNI Scholar Award, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
  6. YSEALI Professional Fellow (Environmental Sustainability)
  7. GK Graduate Scholar Award, Golden Key International Honour Society
  8. GK Asia-Pacific Community Service Award, Golden Key International Honour Society
  9. GK Asia-Pacific Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Golden Key International Honour Society
  10. MTSF Science and Technology Research Grant Award, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF)
  11. Opportunity Desk Young Person of the Month (January 2015) – http://opportunitydesk.org/2015/01/01/chuck-chuan-from-malaysia-is-opportunitydesk-jan-2015-young-person-of-the-month/
  12. Green Pinang Award, Penang Green Council (Penang State Government)
  13. K. Kumarasivam Young Environmentalist Award, Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH)
  14. University of Malaya Book Prize
  15. Malaysian Bayer Young Environmental Envoy (BYEE)
Publications
  1. Ng, C. C.,Rahman, M. M., Boyce, A. N., & Abas, M. R. (2016). Heavy metals phyto-assessment in commonly grown vegetables: Water spinach ( aquatica) and okra (A. esculentus). SpringerPlus5(1), 469. DOI:10.1186/s40064-016-2125-5 https://springerplus.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40064-016-2125-5
  2. Ng, C. C.,Law, S.H., Boyce, A. N., Rahman, M.M, & Abas, M. R. (2016). Phyto-assessment of soil heavy metal accumulation in tropical grasses. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences26(3), 686-696.  http://www.thejaps.org.pk/docs/v-26-03/18.pdf
  3. Ng, C. C.,Boyce, A. N., Rahman, M. M., & Abas, M. R. (2016). Effects of different soil amendments on mixed heavy metals contamination in vetiver grass. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology97(5), 695-701. DOI:1007/s00128-016-1921-5 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00128-016-1921-5
  4. Ng, C. C.,Boyce, A. N., Rahman, M. M., & Abas, M. R. (2017). Tolerance Threshold and Phyto-assessment of Cadmium and Lead in Vetiver Grass, Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash. Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 44(4), 1367-1378. http://epg.science.cmu.ac.th/ejournal/journalDetail.php?journal_id=8464  
  5. Amekawa, Y., Ng, C. C., Lumayag, L. A., Tan, G. H., Wong, C. S., Abdulra’uf, L. B., Tan, H. B., Tai, W. X., Tan, S. M., Liu, C. H. & Chee, J. L. (2017). Producers’ perceptions of public good agricultural practices and their pesticide use: The case of MyGAP for durian farming in Pahang, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 7(1), 1-16. DOI:10.18488/journal.1005/2017.7.1/1005.1.1.16. http://www.aessweb.com/pdf-files/1-692-7(1)2017-AJARD-1-16.pdf
  6. Ng, C. C.,Boyce, A. N., Rahman, M. M., Abas, M. R. & Mahmood, N. Z. (2018). Phyto-evaluation of Cd-Pb using tropical plants in soil-leachate conditions. Air, Soil and Water Research, 11, 1-9. DOI:1177/1178622118777763. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1178622118777763
  7. Ng, C. C., Boyce, A. N., Abas, M. R., Mahmood, N. Z. & Han, F. X. (2019). Phytoassessment of Vetiver grass enhanced with EDTA soil amendment grown in single and mixed heavy metal–contaminated soil. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191: 434. DOI:10.1007/s10661-019-7573-2. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10661-019-7573-2
  8. Ng, C. C., Boyce, A. N., Abas, M. R., Mahmood, N. Z. & Han, F. X. (2020). Evaluation of Vetiver Grass Uptake Efficiency in Single and Mixed Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil. Environmental Processes, DOI:1007/s40710-019-00418-2https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40710-019-00418-2   
 
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