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Chemistry educator

Seng-Neon Gan, Chinese chemistry educator. Chartered chemist Royal Society Chemistry, London, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry. Fellowship French Government, Communications Resource Management, Strasbourg, 1976-1977; visiting scientist National Science Foundation, 1993; recipient certified of Service, Royal Society of Chemistry London, 1993.


Gan, Seng-Neon was born on January 26, 1948 in Eng-choon, Fjuian, People's Republic of China. Son of Lian-Paik and Sek-Hah (Ong) Gan.


Bachelor of Science, University Malaya, 1972. Bachelor of Science with honors, University Malaya, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Malaya, 1976.


Teacher Catholic High School, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 1973. Chemistry tutor University Malaya, K.L., 1973-1976, chemistry lecturer, since 1978, associate professor, 1985—2000, professor, since 2000. Scientific officer Department Scientific Services, Singapore, 1977-1978.

Postdoctorate Center Research on Macromolecules, France, 1976-1977. Chairman chemical section Center Foundation Studies in Science, University Malaya, 1982-1983. Foreign research scholar Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1983-1984.

Exchange visitor Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1989-1990. Presenter papers at numerous science conference and seminars worldwide.


  • Chartered chemist Royal Society Chemistry, London, Malaysian Institute of Chemistry.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field. Author: (books) Introductory Physical Chemistry for Matriculation Class, 1982, Workbook in Modern Chemistry, 1983, second edition 1985. Co-author: Chemical Terminologies: English-Japanese-Malay, 1988.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Treasurer Prefect Board of Catholic High School, 1965-1966, Tutor Association/U. Malaya, 1974-1975, Academy Staff Association/U. Malaya, 1986-1987. Member board governors Catholic High School, 1986-1996. Member Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (secretary polymer section 1986-1989, 93-95), Royal Society of Chemistry Malaysian Local Section (secretary/treasurer 1981-1983, 88-89, 91-93).


  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, swimming, gardening.


Married Siew-Yen Ang, October 8, 1977. Children: Boon-Heong, Mei-Lan.

Lian-Paik Gan

Sek-Hah (Ong) Gan

Siew-Yen Ang

Boon-Heong Gan

Mei-Lan Gan