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Honors

Awards

  1. First Place award in the Pertandingan Amalan Inovasi Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Terbaik - Fakulti/Pusat (Competition on the Best Practice of Teaching and Learning Innovation - Faculty/Centre) 2016. 7 Nov. 2016. Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  2. Cash reward (RM1,000) and certificate for Excellent Service Award by Uni. Putra Malaysia for the following years: 2014 and 2005.
  3. Excellent Service Certificate awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia for: 2011 to 2017 and 2001 to 2007.
  4. Awarded the 2012 Publication Incentive by Uni. Putra Malaysia in 2013. Cash award was RM5,031.79.
  5. Bronze Medal award for teaching excellence 2011. Anugerah Pengajaran Putra Bagi Calon Pengajar Muda (Putra Teaching Award for Young Lecturers) 2011, Uni. Putra Malaysia. Awarded in 2012.
  6. Shared Best Poster Award. 2011. “Induction of Al3+ and H+ toxicities of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) seedlings and their effects on photosynthesis and nutrient uptake”. SOILS2011 Conference. 19-21 April 2011, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  7. Shared Best Poster Award. 2009. “Effects of different soil conservation practices on soil chemical properties in a sloping land oil palm plantation”. MSPPC 2009. 20th Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Conference. Port Dickson. 24-26 July 2009
  8. Shared Best Poster Award. 2003. “Modelling the dynamics of growth and yield in an immature-rubber, banana and pineapple intercropping system”. SOILS 2003 Soil Science Conference of Malaysia at Kota Bharu, 15-16 April 2003.
  9. Shared Bronze medal for research. 2003. “The inoculation effects of Azospirillum and Mycorrhiza on the growth and canopy architecture of maize (Zea mays L.)”. Pameran Rekacipta dan Penyelidikan (Innovation and Research Exhibition) Uni. Putra Malaysia. 8-10 July 2003.
  10. Best Poster Award 2002. “Modelling the partitioning of solar radiation capture and evapotranspiration in intercropping systems”. SOILS 2002 Soil Science Conference of Malaysia at Perlis, 23-24 April 2002.
  11. Full scholarship for Ph.D. study at The University of Reading, UK in 1997-2001. Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia.

Certificate/letter of appreciation

  1. Letter of Appreciation for my services as a mentor (to Dr. Ali Tan Kee Zuan) during the Kursus Asas Pengajaran (Teaching Foundation Course) series 2/2016, 31 Mar. 2017. Awarded by the Centre for Academic Development (CADe), Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  2. Certificate of Appreciation for my supervision (as chairperson) of Abba Nabayi. Graduate on time (GOT) Award in 2016 by Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  3. Letter of Appreciation for my writing contribution for the book, "Extended Abstracts of Incentive Research Grant for teaching and Learning (GIPP)", 13 Sep. 2016. Awarded by the Centre for Academic Development (CADe), Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  4. Certificate and Letter of Appreciation for my contributions as an Instructor for the Putra Massive Open Online Course (PutraMOOC), 9 Mac 2016. Awarded by the Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  5. Certificate of Appreciation for my contribution, as a project leader, for my research "The use of silt pits in non-terraced hill slopes to conserve soil nutrients and to reduce water stress in oil palm trees", Project No. 06-01-04-SF1430, ScienceFund RMK-10, 2012-14. Awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.
  6. Certificate of Appreciation for my contribution as a committee member in the International Agriculture Congress 2014, 25-27 Nov. 2014. Awarded by the Faculty of Agriculture, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  7. Certificate of Appreciation for my contributions to the Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2013, 16-18 Apr. 2013. Awarded by the Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS).
  8. Letter of Appreciation for my participation in The Agriculture Congress 2012, 4-6 Sep. 2012. Awarded by the Faculty of Agriculture, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  9. Certificate of Appreciation for my service as a lecturer for the Soil and Plant Analysis Workshop, 24 Nov. to 1 Dec. 2014. Awarded by the Dept. of Land Management, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  10. Certificate of Appreciation for my service as a lecturer for the Soil and Plant Analysis Workshop, 11-15 Jul. 2011. Awarded by the Dept. of Land Management, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  11. Letter of Appreciation for my contribution, as a project leader, to my research "How oil palm (Elaies guineensis) captures solar radiation and ways to optimize its interception to increase crop growth rate and yield", 31 Dec. 2007. Awarded by Yayasan FELDA (Felda Foundation), Kuala Lumpur.
  12. Letter of Appreciation for my contributions to the event "Commercial Product and Book Launch" by the Faculty of Agriculture, Uni. Putra Malaysia, 14 May 2007. Awarded by the Faculty of Agriculture, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  13. Certificate of Appreciation for my participation in The Agriculture Congress 2006, 12-15 Dec. 2006. Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  14. Certificate of Merit for my contributions in the Organizing Committee Member “SOILS2003”, Malaysian Society of Soil Science Conference, 16 Apr. 2003. Awarded by the Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS).
  15. Certificate of Merits for my contributions in the Executive Council 2001-02 of the Malaysian Society of Soil Science, 24 Apr. 2002. Awarded by the Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS).

Invited speaker/lecturer

  1. Invited speaker, “Response of oil palm due to climate change: Simulations and challenges” for the International Seminar on Gearing Oil Palm Breeding and Agronomy for Climate Change, 5 Oct. 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. Invited lecturer, "Climate change and plant protection" (2 contact hours) for the Colloquium in Plant Protection course (PLP5008), Uni. Putra Malaysia for: 3 Nov. 2015 and 6 Nov. 2014
  3. Invited lecturer for the Soil Physics Analysis Workshop, organized by the University Community Transformation Centre, Uni. Putra Malaysia, 24 Nov. to 1 Dec. 2014.
  4. Invited lecturer, “Soil conservation” (30 contact hours), Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 1-15 June 2014.
  5. Invited lecturer, “Climate change and soil resources management” (60 contact hours), S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Astana, Kazakhstan. 1-30 Sep. 2013.
  6. Invited lecturer, "Climate change and adaptation in agriculture and natural resources management", Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO) of Bangladesh, 19-27 Jun. 2013, Faculty of Engineering, Uni. Putra Malaysia.
  7. Invited lecturer, “Soil and water conservation” (30 contact hours), S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Astana, Kazakhstan. 15-31 Oct. 2012.
  8. Invited speaker for Plenary paper, “Being a research-based university: University Putra Malaysia’s experience”. International Scientific and Practical Conference. Research University: Synthesis of Science, Education and Innovation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Astana. 26 Oct 2012.
  9. Invited speaker, “Oil palm crop physiology and productivity” MOSTA Oil Palm Best Practices Workshop 2012. 27-29 August 2012. Sandakan, Sabah.
  10. Invited speaker, “Soil nutrient and water conservation practices for non-terraced oil palm plantations” for the 4th Oil Palm Summit, 9-10 July 2012, Bali, Indonesia.
  11. Invited lecturer, “Approaches to the measurement and estimation of soil erosion”; Short course on “Managing Soil Erosion for Sustainable Land Development”; Petaling Jaya, 24-26 June 2008; Scientia Solutions and Agriculture Institute of Malaysia.
  12. Invited speaker for Plenary paper, “Equations to estimate the direct and diffuse light interception by discontinuous canopies”; Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology Conference. 21-22 August 2007, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  13. Invited lecturer, "Integrated farming systems" (24 contact hours) for the course in the Certificate in the Management and Supervision of FELDA plantations; organized by the Professional Development Centre (PACE), Uni. Putra Malaysia, 26 Jun. to 18 Aug. 2006.

Chairperson

  1. Chairperson for the "Pedometrics" oral paper session for the Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2009 (SOILS 2009), Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, 14 April 2009.
  2. Chairperson for the "IT in Environment - I" oral paper session for the International Congress On Information Technology In Agriculture, Food & Environment (ITAFE 2005), Cukurova University, Turkey, 13 Oct. 2005.

Mass media interviews

  1. Teh, C. B. S. (2018, August 11). Healthy planting in a small space. Interview by Yap Yee Yin. Life: Happy Family section (p. A2-A3) [Newspaper article]. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Sin Chew Daily [article]
  2. Teh, C. B. S. (2013, November 26). English proficiency among younger generations. Interview by Elaine Daly for Bella TV programme [Television broadcast]. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Natseven TV Sdn. Bhd. (ntv7).
  3. Teh, C. B. S. (2013, October 13). The reading habit among children in today’s society. Interview by Daphne Iking for Bella TV programme [Television broadcast]. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Natseven TV Sdn. Bhd. (ntv7).
  4. Teh, C. B. S. (2013, April 9). Getting wind of the situation. Interview by Geogory Basil. Green Technology column (p. 7) [Newspaper article]. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: New Straits Times newspaper.
  5. Teh, C. B. S. (2011, June 14). Tambatuon dam is unnecessary. Interview by Stephanie Sta Maria for Free Malaysia Today. [Online newspaper article]. [article]
  6. Teh, C. B. S. (2008, August 25). A new Kampung Baharu with the old charm. Interview by Johana Hassan for Malaysia Digest. [Online newspaper article]. [article]