International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr. Goh Swee Hock
Designation Doctor
Qualification Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1968.
M.Sc., University of Malaya, 1965.
B.Sc., University of Malaya, 1964.
Organization Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Email chmgsh@yahoo.com
Tel No. (+603) 79581391
Fax No. (+6012) 3631948
URL http://chmgsh.tripod.com/index.htm
UTAR Contact Person Prof. Dr Ooi Aun Chuan, ooiac@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore, 1995-2000.
  • Chair and Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Malaya, 1990-1995.
  • Research Associate, Universities of Chicago 1972, Cornell 1978 and Texas A&M 1984.
  • Lecturer and Associate Professor, University of Malaya, 1968-1990.
  • Teaching and research assistant, University of Chicago, 1964-1965.
  • Tutor, University of Malaya, 1960.
Teaching Interests
  • Organic chemistry
  • Organic spectroscopy
  • Natural products chemistry
  • Lipid chemistry, industrial and environmental organic chemistry
Research Interests
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Natural Products & Drug Discovery
  • Natural Insecticides
  • Oils and Fats; Biofuels
  • Free Radicals and Carbenes
Expertise
  • Lipids including Palm Oil
    • Organic chemistry of palm oil constituents
    • Chemistry and nutrition
    • Chemistry of bioactive compounds
  • Chemistry of Plants and Insects
    • Investigation of bioactive compounds
    • Natural products
  • Organic Toxicants and Water Quality
    • Water quality Criteria and Standards
    • Oil pollution
Awards & Honors
  • Elected Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2000.
  • Malaysian Institute of Chemistry Gold medalist, 1991.
  • Uniroyal Fellow, 1966.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1964.
  • Penang State Scholar, University of Malaya Entrance Scholar, 1959-60.
  • Hutchings scholar (honorary), 1959.
Professional Membership
  • Advisor, UTAR, 2009.
  • Advisor, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, Kuching, Sarawak, 2001-2007
  • Hon Sen Res Fellow, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, 2000.
  • Editor, Malaysian Oil Science and Technology, 2000-2009.
  • Member, Editorial committee, Jour Science Tropics, 2007-2009
  • Member of Editorial Board, Elaeis, Journal for Palm Oil and Oil Palm Research, 1999-2009.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Melbourne, 1993.
  • Visiting Professor, Australian National University, 1990.
  • Council Member, Malaysian Oil Science and Technology Association, 1993-2009.
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, 1989-1992.
  • Member, MPOB Programme Advisory Committee for Research, 1990-2006.
  • Consultancies: Water Quality of Malaysia; Industrial Master Plan of Malaysia; Natural Products & Biodiversity; Biofuels; Pesticides; Palm Oil Research; 1980-1995.
Quarterly Activites
January - March 2018
  • Advise on agriculture strategy.
October - December 2017
  • Advise on agriculture strategy
July - September 2017
  • Advise on agriculture strategy
April - June 2017
  • No report
January - March 2017
  • Advised agriculture staff on agriculture strategy
October - December 2016
  • AgriTech Seminar on Seminar XIV Promoting Native Fruits
July - September 2016
    1. Advise on development of medicinal plants at Agriculture Park
    2. Advise UTAR on academic and research strategy, plan and implementation
    3. Attend convocation
January - March 2016
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park
  • Present at convocation of agriculture students
October - December 2015
  • No activity for the past two months.
July - September 2015
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park (Support development of Biodiversity Park)
April - June 2015
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park
January - March 2015
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park - Support development of Biodiversity Park
October - December 2014
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park
July - September 2014
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park
April - June 2014
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at Biodiversity Park
January - March 2014
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at C4
  • Assisted UTAR in assessing completed research projects. Attended UTAR Research Completion Seminar (17 - 18 Mar 2014)
October - December 2013
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at C4
July - September 2013
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at C4
April - June 2013
  • Assist the Organizing Committee of the Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 7, Perak Campus, UTAR
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at C4
  • Agriculture Technology seminar series VII -integrated Farming Systems
January - March 2013
  • Assist the Organizing Committee of the Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 7, Perak Campus, UTAR
  • Advice on development of medicinal plants at C4
October - December 2012
  • Attended 2nd Biodiversity Task Force meeting at Faculty Science Agric. Technology Seminar Series VI:  Sustainable Agriculture
  • Visited C4 land
July - September 2012
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
  • Expert assessor for patent filing applications of UTAR
April - June 2012
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
  • Expert assessor for patent filing applications of UTAR
January - March 2012
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
October - December 2011
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
July - September 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
April - June 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
January - March 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
October - December 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
July - September 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
April - June 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC and UTAR DEF
    • Outcome: (1) Advice on the design of trellis for UTAR Knowledge Square, (2) Landscape rectification for Phase 1A and 1B, (3) Landscape design of Phase 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES, FS and Centre for Bio-Diversity Research
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FS
January - March 2010
  • Visit to Kampar campus and finalise the plan for C4 land, 3 Feb 2010, UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC and UTAR DEF
    • Outcome: 1) Some rectification measures have been recommended to relevant staff of UTAR and landscape consultant; (2) Suitable pegola site has been identified and construction work will be started as soon as possible
  • Meeting to discuss on development plan for C4 land of UTAR Kampar and agriculture programme of UTAR, 26 March 2010, UTAR PJ and Kampar via VC.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES, FS and Centre for Bio-Diversity Research
    • Outcome: (1) Detailed implementation plan for C4 land has been drafted; (2) Syllabus of agriculture science programme was discussed, (3) UTAR Agriculture Tech Workshop was suggested
March - August 2009
  • A brain-storming session on R&D was held at UTAR Kampar where UTAR ICPs, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH and Ho CC attended as guest speakers and dialog panel members, 9-Jan-09, 11am at UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: Researchers and staff of UTAR (80);
    • Outcome: The session was stirred up interest in certain areas of research especially in biotech and agro-based areas. The idea of UTAR Bio-Diversity Park based in UTAR Kampar was first proposed.
  • The first site visit of UTAR Kampar campus was held to explore the possible crops and activities for the UTAR Bio-Diversity Park, 12-Mar-09 to 13-Mar-09, 3pm, UTAR Kampar
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES and FSET.
    • Outcome: A general idea of current environmental and utilisation situation of the UTAR Kampar campus land was generated. Brief plan of the Bio-Diversity Park was formed.
  • The second site visit of UTAR Kampar campus was held. The focus is on the C4 land identified for the first phase development of UTAR Bio-Diversity Park, 1-May-09, 8am at UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Soh AC, Tan SL, Wong HK, Fong SK and UTAR staff from FES and FSET.
    • Outcome: Initial plan on the possible crops and necessary steps to be taken to prepare the C4 land for micro-farm implementation was designed.
  • "To take a closer look at the existing and future campus area for buildings and see how we can plan the landscape of the campus in such that both aesthetic aspects and practical research and species preservation purposes can be achieved," 15-Jul-09, 8am at UTAR Kampar
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Fong SK and UTAR staff from FES and FSET
    • Outcome: Certain problems in the existing cmapus landscape have been identified e.g. plant watering system, types and suitability of plants, etc.