Name:
Dr Goh Lai Yoong
Designation:
Fomer Professor
Qualification:
D.Sc. (1997),
Ph.D. (1967), University College London
M.Sc., University of Malaya, 1965
B.Sc. (Special Honours), University of Hong Kong, 1963
Affiliation:
Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
Email:
chmgohly1@hotmail.com
Email2:
gohly@utar.edu.my
Tel no. :
(+603) 79581391,
(+6012) 9795195
Fax no. :
(+65) 6791 3712
URL:
http://chmgsh.tripod.com/
Profile
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research


Contact Person:
  -  Asst Prof Dr. Neo Kian Eang
(Faculty of Science)
Employment
  • Senior Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2007-2010.
  • Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore, 1997-2007
  • Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, 1995-1997
  • Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, University of Malaya, 1968-1995
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1967-1968
  • Tutor, University of Malaya, 1963-1964
Teaching Intrest
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
Research Intrest
  • Organotransition metal chemistry with special reference to chromium and ruthenium and sulphur-containing ligands
  • Focus on the reactivity of (cyclopentadienyl)chromium carbonyl and related complexes and reactive -dichlorido diruthenium complexes, with a variety of sulphur-containing substrates
  • Awards, Honours & Recognition
  • Loke Yew Scholarship, University of Hong Kong, 1959 - 1963
  • Commonwealth Scholarship, University of London, UCL, 1965 - 1967
  • William Ramsay Memorial Gold Medal (for Ph.D. thesis), University College London, 1967
  • Royal Society Commonwealth Developing Countries Fellowship,1991
  • Gold Medal, Institut Kimia Malaysia, 2001
  • Gold Medal, Rotary Club Malaysia Research Foundation Awards, 2003
  • Goh Lai Yoong Commemorative Symposium held within the 9th International Symposium by Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC-9) and the 6th International Symposium by Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCIC-6), Singapore, 17 - 20 December 2006
Professional Membership
  • Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia, elected in 2007
  • Member/Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, from 1974/1986
  • Fellow, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, from 1994
  • Member/Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, from 1965/1987
  • Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, from 1980
Publications
  • 125 in ISI leading journals of chemistry
  • 110 conference and symposium papers
  • A few general articles and articles in Bulletins
  • A book: "FOLLOW THE CHEMISTRY: LURE, LORE AND LIFE - An Autobiography of Goh Lai Yoong". World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Feb 2010. ISBN: 978-981-4304-00-9, 2010
Research grants
  • Academic Research Fund Grants, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 1997-2005
  • A grant from Australian Department of Industry and Technology, Bilateral Science and Technology Collaboration programme for work on Manganese Chemistry at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 1993-1994
  • R&D grants for strategic research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Malaysia, 1989-1995
Academic activities
  • Supervision of research for Ph.D., M.Sc. and Honours students
  • University and external examiner for M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses
  • External examiner for B.Sc. London External Examinations (Practical Chemistry), 1970s
  • Inorganic Chemistry examiner for the Licentiate Membership of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, 1980s-1990s
  • External examiner, Graduate School, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 1990s
  • Writer of ETV scripts on Inorganic Chemistry for Form VI students, 1970s
  • A frequent reviewer for the major International Journals of Chemistry, e.g. Angewandte Chemie, Organometallics, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry A European Journal, Chemistry An Asian Journal, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, and Malaysian Journals of Science/Chemistry.
  • Visiting research fellow at The Australian National University and Monash University, several occasions, 1980s - 1990s
  • Research associate, University of Chicago, 1972; Cornell University, 1976; Texas A & M University, 1986.
Professional Activities
  • Member, Sub-committee for Chemistry Terminology in Malay, 1970s
  • Representative of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry in the seminar "The Role of Women in Higher Education - Implications for Higher Education in South-East Asia," organized by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, 1975
  • Science Faculty representative to the Senate of the University of Malaya, 1980s-1990s
  • National representative on IUPAC Commission on the Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry, 1980s and current
  • National representative for the Meeting of the International Planning Committee of International Conferences in Coordination Chemistry, on 4 occasions in 1980s-1990s
  • University representative in the Malaysian Body for Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry, 1980s-1990s
  • Committee member and Chair of the Malaysia Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry London, 1980s-1990s
  • Council Member, and member of Publications & Conference Committees, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, 1990s
  • Consultant on timber preservation and phosphate fertilizers, 1980s
  • Seminars and talks, including 2 public lectures and 2 talks to schools: 30.