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DR GOH SWEE HOCK - BSc (Hons) in Chemistry

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.
Last Updated: 02/10/2018