Assoc. Prof. Che Azurahanim Che Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia,Malaya
Prof. Dr. Che Azurahanim Che Abdullah is currently a associate professor at Department of Physics, Faculty of Science UPM. And She is the pioneer for a multidisciplinary research between material science with nanotechnology and biology in the Department of Physics also is the head of NANOMATERIAL SYNTHESIS and CHARACTERIZATION lab. The chance given to her to conduct her research in the Surrey Material Institute and Nanobiotech and Centre for Toxicology in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Surrey enhanced her understanding about biomaterials, how can a new material can be manipulated to make it a biomaterial that biocompatible enough to be use either as scaffolds for tissue engineering as well as drug carrier in drug delivery. The most important is to make sure that the material itself is not toxic before it can be utilized. Apart from the material preparation and characterization, she has capability of growing animal cell culture in vitro and handling several microscopies such as Raman Spectroscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, and Scanning Electron Microscopy. She has been invited to be a keynote speaker at international academic conferences for many times. Her work on CNT scaffolds won best Poster Award at International NANOCON Conference, in Brno Czech Republic in year 2011. In May 2014, she was invited to serve on the Review Editorial Board of Carbon-Based Materials, which is a specialty of Frontiers in Materials. In March 2015, she was selected as one of the participants to attend Early Career Researcher Young Scientist Awards, fully sponsored by British Council UK-Malaysia. She also appointed to be one of the invited speakers, represent Malaysia for 1st International Symposium for Women Researchers on Advanced Science and Technology conjugated with Seminar for Young Researchers in Fukouka, Japan.