Bachelor of Science, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1972. Master of Science, University Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ghent, Belgium, 1982.
Lecturer, U. Pertanian Malaysia, 1975-1986;
associate professor, U. Pertanian Malaysia, 1986-1993;
professor, U. Pertanian Malaysia, since 1993;
director, Center of Tropical Soil Studies, Malaysia, since 1996. Head department soil science U. Pertanian, Malaysia, since 1991. Coordinator UPM-Gent Twinning Doctor of Philosophy program, since 1995.
Technical advising committee Malaysian Cocoa Board, since 1995. Chairman Soil Science Conference Malaysia, 1994.
Member National Science Quiz committee, Kuala Lumpur, 1994-1996. Member Malaysian Society Soil Scientists, East of S.E. Asia Federal Soil Society(president 1995-1997), International Society Soil Science (county member).
P. Juop Awang and Debak Hasmah. Married Salleh Fadzilah. Children: Tajul Aris, Azraai, Syazana, Ida Soraya.