Congratulations to Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin on his promotion to senior lecturer

Pursuing excellence has always been a core value of the school but at the same time we do not forget to recognize the individuals that have helped pave way to every milestone the university has reached.

In relation to this, the school gladly takes this opportunity to compliment and acknowledge Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin’s consistent hard work by rewarding him with a promotion to senior lecturer effective 1 January 2019.

Dr. Cheow’s expertise lies in chemistry, more precisely in natural product chemistry, organometallic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis of chiral heterobidentate phosphine and arsine Ligands as well as N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligands.

His research interests are mainly focused on natural product chemistry and bioorganaometallic chemistry specifically discovering compounds as potential anticancer and antimicrobial agents.

Currently, he is supervising a team of eight PhD students on researching the: 1. Synthesis of metal carbene complexes & evaluation of their biological properties and 2. Isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from Malaysia tropical plants & bacteria obtained from tropical peat swamp forest soil.

Other than research, he is a strong advocate for chemistry education. Throughout the years, he has incorporated innovative teaching methods into his classes to make learning more fun and effective.

Overall, Dr. Cheow has showed significant achievements in education, research and engagement. We are confident that he will carry on delivering impressive results as he take on his new role as senior lecturer.

Let us congratulate Dr. Cheow this promotion and wish him luck for all his future undertakings.