Featured Member – Hooi Ling Lee

Hooi Ling Lee is a PhD researcher (Surface Science) in the School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU), Republic of Ireland. She holds a MSc degree by research from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), where she worked on the formulation and evaluation of a rapid emulsifying dispersion system for docasahexaenoic acid (DHA) in her research project. She graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from USM with a major in Industrial Chemistry and a minor in Management.

In her PhD research, she works on the formation and characterization of covalent-bonded nano-networks on metal surfaces under the ultra high vacuum (UHV) conditions. The characterization methods employed in her investigation include synchrotron radiation techniques, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS). She performed her synchrotron work in the Institute for Storage Rings Facilities (ISA), Aarhus, Denmark and MAX Lab in Lund, Sweden.

Hooi Ling has also worked as a lab demonstrator in DCU. Recently, she has established collaboration with the Institut Matériaux Microélectronique Nanosciences de Provence (IM2NP) in Marseille, France. In 2007, she was in Nancy, France for four months to do some experimental work in their laboratories under the Égide-USM sponsorship. Before she embarked in her PhD programme, she was a research officer in USM. In addition, she was also a part-time lecturer in the School of Distance Learning in USM for a year. During her leisure time, Hooi Ling loves travelling and salsa dancing.

Hooi Ling views that the “birth” of Scientific Malaysian is indeed very timely. “Think Globally, Act Locally” was the first impression that she had when she was introduced to this project. She hopes that this site will serve as an excellent “one-stop” hub for Malaysian scientists abroad as well as local from different disciplines to exchange ideas and possibly to initiate collaboration among the scientific communities.

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