Associate Professor, Universiti Malaya (Malaysia)
Presentation: Microplastics’ contamination in recreational islands: A case study of Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia
Dr Fauziah has been researching on the waste management area for more than 15 years, focusing on the municipal solid waste management. Her current research interest covers the investigation on marine debris and microplastics. Her bioremediation work on microplastics degradation is among the earliest published research, utilizing the indigenous microbes isolated from mangrove ecosystem. She has published her work in reputable journals and proceedings. She also has presented in various international conferences and seminars. Her expertise in waste management has also being acknowledged by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia, with the appointment as Technical Advisor for the National Department of Solid Waste Management. She also has organized ISWA Summer School focusing on waste management, in 2013 and 2015. Her PhD research on “Comprehensive Studies on Municipal Solid Waste Management in Selangor, Malaysia”, has been referred to as one of the earlier comprehensive research on municipal solid waste management sector. She is also involved in the E-learning program between Kyoto University, Tsinghua University and Universiti Malaya. She was awarded with Talented Young Scientist Programme in 2018, by Ministry of Science and Technology, PR China, and she has been collaborating with several universities in China, the UK, Denmark, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan.