Urban and industrial pest management; Insecticide resistance
ENTM 125 Pesticides, Biological Organisms and the Environment (Spring Quarter, 2020)
Professor and Endowed Presidential Chair in Urban Entomology, UC Riverside (2019 - present)
Professor (VK6) (2013 - 2019), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Professor (VK7) (2006 – 2013), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Associate Professor (2002 – 2006), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Lecturer (1996 – 2002), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Acting Dean of Research (Life Science) (July - Dec 2010).
Date and Place of birth:
Ph.D. in Insect Toxicology/Urban Entomology (1996)
B.Sc. in Biological Sciences [Zoology] (First Class Hons.) (1993), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) in Urban & Industrial Entomology (since 1997) (Entomological Society of America).
National Taiwan University [with Professors Chin-Cheng Yang and Wen-Jer Wu] [April - August 2015), Kyoto University [with Prof Tsuyoshi Yoshimura] (July - Nov 2011), Kyoto University [with Prof Tsuyoshi Yoshimura] (Oct 2007 – March 2008), Purdue University [with Prof Gary W Bennett & Dr Michael Scharf] (April – Dec 2002), University of Florida, Ft Lauderdale [with Prof Nan-Yao Su] (April – May 1999), Purdue University [with Prof Gary W Bennett & Dr Michael Scharf] (April – May 1997), Cardiff University, UK [with Prof Janet Hemingway [now at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene] (1995).
Subject editor (Household and Structural Insects), Journal of Economic Entomology
Editorial board member of Bulletin of Entomological Research, Tropical Biomedicine and Tropical Life Science Research.
President, Pacific-Rim Termite Research Group (2012 - 2016).
Co-Chairman, Technical Committee of Household Pesticides, Chemical Institute of Malaysia.
Vince Parman Memorial Lecture Speaker [North Carolina State University (2016)], Walter Ebeling Memorial Lecture Speaker, [University of California-Riverside (2016)], Visiting Professorship (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) (2015), The Top Research Scientists Malaysia 2012 award, Visiting Professorship (Kyoto University, Japan) (2011), Visiting Professorship (National Taiwan University, Taipei) (2009), Golden Key International Honor Society, Honorary Membership (2009), The Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2008 (Honouree, Academic Leadership and Accomplishment), Visiting Professorship (Kyoto University, Japan) (2007), MSPTM Medal (2003), H.H. Yap Award (2003), Fulbright scholarship (2002), National Young Scientist Award (2000), PHP Institute of Asia (Japan) Ph.D. scholarship (1993), Professor E. Balasingam Gold Medal Award (Best Graduating Student in Biological Sciences, USM) (1993).