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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Mohd Talib Latif

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mohd Talib Latif a professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution at the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; and a fellow of Malaysian Academy of Science (FASc). He completed his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Environmental Science (Air Pollution) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and his PhD at the School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Currently, he is a Chairman for Sustainable Resources, Environment and Smart Living Research Cluster at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He was a Deputy Dean (Postgraduate) at the Faculty of Science and Technology (2018-2020) and Deputy Director at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI, UKM) (2015-2018). His main research work includes the composition of atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric gases such as surface ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). His research group has been working closely with government agencies in Malaysia such as the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE) and the Malaysian Meteorological Department (Met Malaysia). At the international level, he is actively involved with the research community within the Asian continent through International Global on Atmospheric Chemistry- Monsoon Asia (IGAC-MANGO) project. In 2018 he has been appointed as one of the scientific steering committees for the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). In 2018 he received the Top Research Scientist Malaysian (TRSM) Award from Academy Science Malaysia for his research and publication.