Honors and Awards

  1. Excellent Service (Perkhimatan cemerlang). 2015. Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia.

  2. Guest lecturer for “Soil conservation” course for the Summer School at Kazakh National Agrarian University (KazNAU), Almaty, Kazakhstan. June 1-15, 2014.

  3. Guest lecturer, “Soil and water conservation” and “Climate Change and Soil Resources Management”, S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (KATU), Astana, Kazakhstan. Oct. 15-31, 2012 and Sep. 1-30, 2013.

  4. Anugerah Pengajaran Putra 2011. Bronze medal for best lecturer in the university; Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia in 2012.

  5. Invited 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.

  6. Invited speaker, “Oil palm crop physiology and productivity” MOSTA Oil Palm Best Practices Workshop 2012. 27-29 August 2012. Sandakan, Sabah.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Invited lecture, "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.

  11. Invited plenary paper speaker, “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

  12. Chairman for the "Soil water dynamics" oral paper session for the Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2006 (SOILS 2006), Kuantan, Pahang, 19 April 2006.

  13. Chairman 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.

  14. Excellent Service (Perkhimatan cemerlang). 2005. Awarded by Uni. Putra Malaysia.

  15. 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 Uni. Putra Malaysia. 8-10 July 2003.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Full UPM scholarship for Ph.D. study at the University of Reading, UK in 1997-2001.