Great Thinkers, Great Minds
Sunway University Professorial Lecture Series
by Graeme G Wilkinson, Poh Chit Laa, Stephen J Hall, Glenda Crosling, Peter J Heard, Goh Cheng Teik, Pua Eng Chong, Edward R T Tiekink, Harold Thwaites, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Great Thinkers, Great Minds: Sunway University Professorial Lecture Series presents 10 lectures from the Professorial Lecture Series presentations as thought-provoking papers that will remind readers of the importance of research in advancing modern society.
This first volume delves into the areas of sciences, arts, higher education and global politics. Among the topics discussed include — but are not limited to — the role of satellite data in the sustainable management of our environment, the search for and development of antiviral therapeutics against Enterovirus 71, the understanding of molecular assembly in crystals, the use of digital technologies in modern museum experience, and the relevance of diversity in higher education.
This book is suitable for readers who wish to keep abreast of novel research ideas and breakthroughs that will impact the way we live our lives in the 21st century.
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Graeme G Wilkinson is the Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University. He is a graduate of Imperial College London and has a doctorate in atmospheric physics from Oxford University. He held academic posts at several UK universities, led a research team at the EU Joint Research Centre, and took up senior management positions in three UK universities before joining Sunway.
Poh Chit Laa is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences at Sunway University. She has held positions in other renowned institutions including National University of Singapore and University of Malaya. Her current research interests focus on the development of antiviral agents and novel vaccines against Enterovirus 71 and Dengue virus.
Stephen J Hall is Head of the Centre for English Language Studies at Sunway University where he oversees an Intensive English Programme and a range of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) subjects. He has managed national education projects, developed and taught corporate ESP courses in Singapore, and trained teachers around ASEAN.
Glenda Crosling is Head of the Centre for Higher Educational Research and was previously Dean of Academic Enhancement at Sunway University. She acts on quality agencies internationally and has chaired Expert Panels for national guidelines for Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Peter J Heard is the Provost of Sunway University. He gained his PhD on the study of molecular dynamics in organo-transition metal complexes from University of Exeter. Following brief spells at Yale University and Swansea University, he worked for 12 years at Birkbeck University of London and was the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Glyndwr University.
Goh Cheng Teik was Adjunct Professor in History and International Relations of East Asia at Sunway University. He majored in and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University in 1965, where he was taught by eminent professors such as Henry Kissinger.
Pua Eng Chong is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sunway University. He has held leadership positions in many institutions such as National University of Singapore and Monash University Malaysia. He was Editor-in-Chief of SCI journal In Vitro — Plants and plenary/keynote speaker in international conferences.
Edward R T Tiekink is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Research Centre for Crystalline Materials at Sunway University. He has held several overseas appointments before joining Sunway. He is currently establishing new research directions in the general area of molecular crystallography and metal-based drugs.
Harold Thwaites is Professor and Dean of the School of Arts at Sunway University. His research and teaching comprise media production, information design, digital heritage, biocybernetics research and 3D spatial media. He was the first invited overseas researcher at NHK Science and Technical Research Labs in Tokyo, Japan specialising in early 3D HDTV production.
Naveed Ahmed Khan is Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Sunway University. His work on the search for new antibiotics from animals living in polluted environments has been discussed in peer-reviewed journals and made into documentaries. He has received international recognition for his research efforts.
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- Publisher Sunway University Press
- Publication Date January 2018
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9789671369746
- Publication Country or regionMalaysia
- Primary Price 54.90 USD
- ReadershipProfessional and Scholarly
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleGreat Thinkers, Great Minds
- Original Language AuthorsGraeme G Wilkinson, Poh Chit Laa, Stephen J Hall, Glenda Crosling, Peter J Heard, Goh Cheng Teik, Pua Eng Chong, Edward R T Tiekink, Harold Thwaites, Naveed Ahmed Khan
- Copyright Year2018
- Dimensions6 x 9 inches
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