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chemist , educator

Halimaton Hamdan, Malaysian chemist, educator. Achievements include patents for maerogel from cereal wastes; patents pending for mesoporous materials from rice husk ash; research in commercialisation of Maerogel; discovery of new nanostructured materials from organic wastes; design of conversion of amorphous silica from rice husk.

Background

Hamdan, Halimaton was born on August 12, 1956 in Malacca, Malaysia. Daughter of Hamdan Ismail and Jamilah Jasmy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1979. Master of Science in Chemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Cambridge, England, 1989.

Career

Associate professor University of Technology Malaysia, Skudai, 1990—1996, professor, since 1996. Under secretary, National Nanotechnology Directorate MOSTI, 2010. Director Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies University of Technology Malaysia, Skudai, 2000—2006.

Reviewer Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2000. Member review panel Ministry Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur, 2000—2007. Member Nanotech. Expert Panel Brain Gain, Malaysia, 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for maerogel from cereal wastes. Patents pending for mesoporous materials from rice husk ash. Research in commercialisation of Maerogel.

    Discovery of new nanostructured materials from organic wastes. Design of conversion of amorphous silica from rice husk.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Director Youth Science Camp. Fellow: Academy of Sciences Malaysia (chairman science advancement grant allocation since 2004, expert 2003-2007). Member: National Nanotechnology Initiatives (chairman since 2004), Malaysian Society Analytical Sciences, Asia Nano Forum (committee member 2006-2007), Golden Key Society (honorary).

Connections

Married Mohd Nazlan Mohd Muhid, December 19, 1981. Children: Mohd Haniz Mohd Nazlan, Mohd Hazim Mohd Nazlan.

father:
Hamdan Ismail

mother:
Jamilah Jasmy

spouse:
Mohd Nazlan Mohd Muhid

child:
Mohd Haniz Mohd Nazlan Hamdan

child:
Mohd Hazim Mohd Nazlan Hamdan