Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology Young Researcher Award 2007
Winner for 2007 (in alphabetical order):
Assoc. Professor Dr. Azlan Abdul Aziz from Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc Professor Dr. Rusli Daik from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Each recipient received RM1,000 cash and a certificate.
Associate Prof. Dr. Azlan Abdul Aziz was born on 17th September 1968 in Kamunting, Perak. The first of seven children. He received his college education at the Bishop’s, University in Quebec, Canada, and completed his B.Sc degree in physics and mathematics there in 1991. He then worked as a process engineer at Motorola (PJ) for one and half year before accepting Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) fellowship as a potential teaching staff. He received his M.Sc. degree in 1995 from University of Manchester Inst. Of Science and Technology, UMIST, UK and later, his PH.D degree in 2000. He started-of lecturer in applied physics at school of physics at the same department. He is a life member of MASS. The citation for the MASS Young Researcher Award is “for contribution to the development of Schottky and Ohmic contact for device application and sensors from ZnO based and GaN-based materials for light and gas sensing. He is also actively working on III-V device simulation for microwave application.”
Associate Prof. Dr Rusli Daik graduated from UKM in 1993 majoring in chemistry. He then joined UKM as an academic staff and obtained his Ph.D in Polymer Science from University of Durham, U.K in 1997. Currently Dr. Rusli Daik is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, UKM, and he has been the Head of Chemical Technology Program since 2005. His field of expertise is Polymer Synthesis. He is a life member of MASS. The citation for the MASS Young Researcher Award is “for bringing to attention of research scientists to a new area in conjugated polymers namely microwave absorbing conjugated polymers which include derivatives of polyhenylene, polyaniline and polypyrrole.”