Name:
Prof. Dr. Ho Chee Cheong
Designation:
Professor
Qualification:
DSc (Colloid and Surface Chemistry), University of Bristol, 1999.
PhD (Physical Chemistry), University of Bristol, 1972.
MSc (Colloid and Surface Chemistry), University of Bristol, 1969.
BSc (Hons) (Chemistry), University of Malaya, 1968.
Email:
ccho@utar.edu.my
Email2:
cchoho2001@yahoo.com
Tel no. :
(+6012) 3725818
Fax no. :
(+603) 78766251
Profile
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research


Contact Person:
  - Prof. Dr. Peter Ooi Aun Chuan
(Faculty of Science)
Employment
  • Dean and Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University AIMST, 2002 - 2006.
  • R&D Director, Omnigrace Ltd, Thailand, 1999 - 2002.
  • Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of Department, Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 1975 -1999.
  • Research Officer, Rubber Research Institute Malaysia, 1973 -1975.
Teaching Interests
  • Colloid and Surface chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Materials science
  • Latex chemistry and technology
Research Interests
  • Colloid and Surface chemistry of emulsions, slurries, latex dispersions
  • Visualization and Characterization techniques of latex films
  • Green technologies for latex film formation and processing
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel materials
  • Latex film formation mechanism of rubber latex systems
Awards & Honours
  • DSc, University of Bristol, UK, 1999.
  • National Science Award, Ministry of Science Technology and Environment, 1999.
  • Gold Medal, Institute Kimia Malaysia, 1999.
  • Gold Medal, Rotary Research Foundation Award, 1998.
  • Science and Technology Award, Malaysian Toray Science Foundation, 1997.
Publications & Presentations
  • He has published more than 80 publications in referred international journals, more than 100 conference presentations, invited and Plenary lectures, 4 patents (USA, EU, Japanese and Malaysian).
Funded Research Projects
    Research projects (period covered 1976-2006) funded by
  • University Malaya
  • IRPA
  • IDRC
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd
  • Revertex (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Ansell Shah Alam
  • Australian Institutional Linked Programme
  • CE Technologies Sdn Bhd
Academic/Educational activities
  • Visiting professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA, 1980, 1986.
  • Visiting professor, University of Bristol, 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1996.
  • Visiting professor, Science University of Tokyo, 1993.
  • Adjunct Professor, UTAR, 2008 - present.
  • Adjunct Professor, IIUM, 2008 - present.
  • Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Nottingham University Malaysian Branch Campus, 2008 - present.
  • Editor-in-chief, Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 1997 - present.
  • Editorial board member, Malaysian Journal of Science,1995 -1997.
  • Editorial board member, ELAEIS, 1997 - 2006.
  • Editorial board member, Chemistry in Malaysia, 2001 - present.
  • Editorial board member, Journal S&T in the Tropics, 2004 - 2008.
  • External Assessors for University Professorial candidates, PhD and MS theses of local and foreign universities, 1980 - 2008.
  • Panel member of international judges, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, USA, 2003 - 2004.
  • Panel member of judges, National Science Fair, MOE, 2002 - present.
  • Panel member of judges, International Invention Exhibition, 2006 - present.
Professional Activities
Local

  • Council member, Malaysian Standards and Accreditation Council, 2003 - 2009.
  • Member, National Committee on Implementation of Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for Classification & Labeling of Chemicals, Department of Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), 2005 - present.
  • Chairman, National Advisory Committee on Skill Development for the Chemicals Sector, MOHR, 2006 - present.
  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
    • Council member, 1999 - 2002, 2004 - 2007.
    • Chairman of ERP Committee, Brain Gain Malaysia, 2005 - present.
    • Chairman, Task-Force on Intel-MOE-ASM Science Camp, ASM, 2002 - 2008.
    • Chairman, Public Understanding and Awareness on S&T committee, 2001 - 2007
    • Member Publication Committee, 1998 - 2005.
    • Member, Finance Committee, 2007- present.
  • Council member, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1991-1998.
  • Institute Kimia Malaysia
    • Council member, 1992 - present.
    • Vice - President, 1996- 2001.
    • President, 2001- 2006.
    • Editor-in-Chief Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 1997 - present.
    • Chairman, Committee of Professional Affairs, 2007 - present.
    • Chairman, Examination Board, 1995 - 2007.
    • Committee on Materials and Polymers, 2007 - present.
  • SIRIM
    • Member, ISC Q (Textiles and Apparels, 2005 - present.
    • Member, ISC J (Plastics and plastics products), 1993 - present.
    • Chairman, Technical Committee on Test methods of Textile chemicals, 2005 - present.
    • Chairman Life Cycle Analysis Committee on Chemicals, 2005 -present.
  • Professional Centre Malaysia
    • Vice-President, 2001 - 2002.
    • Member, Board of management, 1992 - 2007.
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI), National Brain Gain Project (BGM)
    • Member, Project Management Committee, 2005 - present.
    • Chairman, BMG sub-committee, Advanced Manufacturing sector, 2005 - present.
    • Member, Assessment panel, SAGA Fund for Basic Research, (MOSTI), 2005 - present.
  • Consultant to rubber and plastics industries, 1980 - present,
  • Member, Science & Technology & Innovation (STI) group, the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries Malaysia (ACCCIM), 2005 - present.
  • Member, Assessor Panel on R&D Projects, Malaysian Rubber Board, 2000 - present.
International
  • Founding member, Asian-Oceania Network and on Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2003 - present.
  • Council member, Pacific Polymer Federation, 1993 - present.
  • Director, Green Chemistry project, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, 2003 - present.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Elastomers (ISE), 2003 - present.
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Centre of Excellence Programme, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, 2003 - present.
Professional Membership
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, since 1989.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, since 1990.
  • Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, since 1998.
  • Fellow, Malaysian Oil Scientist' and Technologist' Association, since 1998.
  • Chartered Chemist, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, since 1990.
  • Chartered Scientist, Science Council, UK, since 2004.
  • Member, International Polymer Colloids Group, since1995.