Sheela Chandren will join Hokkaido University [27 September 2009]

Sheela Chandren, my MSc student and then research officer, will join Prof. Bunsho Ohtani’s laboratory at Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan. She receives a Ph.D. scholarship from Hokkaido University. She will join on 1 October 2009. Congratulations! And Good luck with your Ph.D. study.

Current students and alumni

I supervise postgraduate students and postdocs working on a wide range of projects within materials science and heterogeneous catalysis. Current postdoc (2) Dr. Leaw Wai Loon Dr.  Abdul Hakim Md Yusop Current Ph.D. students (4) Siti Hajar Alias Nor Arbani Sean Haryani Mohd Yatim Nur Syuhada Ibrahim Current M.Sc. students (1) Syahira Omar Former Postdocs … Continue reading Current students and alumni


Tahniah Izzati! While waiting for viva-voce of Nur Izzati Abu Bakar (#26 Ph.D. student), I wrote a list of postdocs and postgraduate students graduated under my supervision in UTM and also in UTHM, ITB and UNAND. Alhamdulillah, 42 postdocs and postgraduate students graduated during 16 years working in UTM. Postdocs (3) Dr. Sheela Chandren (2013 … Continue reading Alumni

Visiting Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin [26 – 29 January 2014]

For three days from 26 to 29 January 2014, I , Prof. Dr. Mustaffa Shamsuddin and Dr. Sheela Chandren visited the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in Berlin, Germany. HZB is well-known research center in the field of materials and energy in Germany. We met HZB’s scientists who work in the field of solar cell research. … Continue reading Visiting Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin [26 – 29 January 2014]

Prof. Ohtani visit to Kuala Lumpur [30 June 2009]

Prof. Bunsho Ohtani visit Kuala lumpur to interview my former MSc student, Ms. Sheela Chandren, who apply for AGS (Asian Graduate School of Chemistry and Materials Science) scholarship at Hokkaido University. Prof. Ohtani was my mentor during my stay as posdoctoral fellow in his laboratory from 1999 to 2002 at Hokkaido University.