JOHOR BAHRU, 7th. May, 2012: – A Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) post-graduate student Muhamad Arif Jalil who is a UTM/Minister of Higher Education (MOHE) SLAI Scholar was selected to attend the 62nd Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, in July 2012 based on his scholastic achievements in research.
Previously he was also selected for the Third HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureate in Tokyo, March 2011.
He has a first class degree in Physic from UTM and is currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in photonics under the Fast Track programme at the Faculty of Science, Institute of Advanced Photonics Science, Nanotechnology Research Alliance, UTM.
He is now in the final stage of his Ph.D studies. He was selected by the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM), the prestigious organization that is responsible for the national level vetting and selection of nominees for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
Muhammad Arif research interests are in micro/nano ring resonators (MRR/NRR), nanophotonics, dark-bright soliton conversion, using MRR/NRR in nano biomedicine applications and under the supervision of Prof.P. P.Yupapin (KMITL) Dr.Saktioto (UTM) and Associate Prof. Dr. Ong Chee Tiong (UTM).
He has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed high impact factor journals, 33 papers in conference proceedings and one international book chapter.
Meanwhile ASM spoke person said, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting offers young researchers a unique change of an informal get-together with several Nobel Laureates from multi disciplines such as Physics, Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine.
“Since 1952, top young scientists are selected from over 65 countries from thousands of applications through a stringent selection process vetted by the Review Panel of the Lindau Council.
“The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognized forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists,” she said when contacted recently.
She added, more than 600 outstanding young scientists are selected from over 65 countries from thousands of applications through a stringent selection process vetted by the Review Panel of the Lindau Council.
“The ASM sees participation in the Lindau meetings as an excellent avenue to develop our young scientists by providing them an opportunity to not only gain knowledge and enhance interaction with Nobel Laureates but also their peer thoughts from all over the world.
“Since 2007, ASM has organized a post Lindau study visit to centers of excellence in scientific research as well as science, technology and innovative institutions in Europe from the Malaysian Lindau delegation,” said the spoke person.
According to the spoke person, this programme was implemented under the Government National Nobel Laureate Programme that aims to catalyze the achievements of excellence in science, technology and innovation for Malaysia as well as develop high caliber scientists who are capable of gaining international recognition.