Past members of ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific since 2006
Chair of the Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (Chair 2012 - 2014; Member 2009 - 2011)
Hong Kum LEE
Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)
Get-Pearl Tower, 7-50 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu,
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82 32 260 6001 Fax: +82 32 260 6039
E-mail: : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lee is Principal Researcher of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) and works in the field of microbial diversity and marine biotechnology. She is a member of the European Society of Marine Biotechnology, the Society for General Microbiology (UK), the Korean Society of Microbiology, and the Korean Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Since 2008, she has been a trustee of the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies and is currently Vice-President of the Women Bioscience Forum in Korea. As Head of National Research Laboratory for Marine Microbial Diversity, she has worked on marine biofilm and biological control of harmful algal blooms. She has also published over 80 scientific papers in international journals. Since May 2007 she has served as Director-General of KOPRI and is active in international cooperation in polar science, especially environmental changes in polar regions. Moreover, as a national delegate for polar logistics and operation she has responsibility for enhancing national and international polar research activities.
Bruce H J McKellar (Chair 2009-2011)
Honorary Professorial Fellow
University of Melbourne
Vic , Australia 3010
Office Phone: +61 3 8344 5122
Office fax: +61 3 8344 5449
Mobile : + 61 4 1110 4608
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Professor Bruce McKellar is a theoretical physicist who primarily works on elementary particle physics and has a particular interest in neutrino physics and in the violation of matter-antimatter symmetries. His curiosity has led him to work in many other fields, including nuclear physics, remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, cosmology, and particle production by high intensity lasers. He recently retired from the Professorship of Theoretical Physics at Melbourne University , a position he held for 36 years. He has been a Vice President of the Australian Academy of Sciences and of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and was a Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics and on the Council of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies for many years. His research has been recognised by the award of several medals, including the 2007 Massey Medal of the Institute of Physics (UK) and the Australian Institute of Physics, and the 2009 Flinders Medal of the Australian Academy of Science.
Anupam Varma (Chair 2006 - 2008)
Advanced Centre for Plant Virology
Division of Plant Pathology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi,
Tel. (+91 11) 2584 2134
Fax. (+91 11) 2584 2134
Professor Anupam Varma is Chair of the Regional Committee. He is National Professor of the IndianCouncil for Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Founder Fellow), Indian Phytopathological Society and Indian Virology Society. He has been honored with several awards including the VASVIK and Om Prakash Bhasin Awards for Science and Technology.
Marshall Cyriacus Noble Jayasuriya (2009 - 2011; 2012-2014)
98/M/47, Scenic View,
Malabe, Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94 11) 2413335 / 2964170
Fax: (+ 94 11) 2694754
M.C.N. Jayasuriya is an Animal Nutritionist with a basic degree in Agriculture from the University of Ceylon (1968) and a PhD from the University of Reading, UK (1974). His areas of specialization includes the development and application of analytical and diagnostic laboratory techniques in animal production, in vitro and invo feed evaluation techniques, the improved utilization of locally available feed resources and the development of feed supplementation packages, and the use of nuclear techniques in animal nutrition and reproduction research. Having served the University of Peradeniya as an Associate Professor of Animal Science, he joined the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations in 1984 and served both the FAO and the IAEA for over 14 years. During this period he travelled widely in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America providing technical expertise in the use of nuclear techniques in animal nutrition and reproduction. On his return to Sri Lanka he was recruited as the Director, National Science and Technology Commission in (2001) and then as Director, National Science Foundation (2004), both being institutions coming under the purview of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Jayasuriya is life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science and a Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Institute of Biology, United Kingdom.
Keith Hunter (2012-2014)
Division of Sciences
University of Otago
Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Professor Hunter is the Pro Vice Chancellor, Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He has been a member of the Department of Chemistry since 1979, and was Head of Department from 2005-2009. He is New Zealand's leading scientist in the field of marine and freshwater chemistry. His research interests include the effects of trace metals, both essential and toxic, on the growth of phytoplankton; the marine chemistry of the major greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide and marine surfaces (air-water, sediment-water). He directs the joint NIWA-University of Otago Centre of Excellence for Chemical and Physical Oceanography based in the Department of Chemistry, and is involved in several PGSF-funded research programmes. Prof Hunter's teaching activities include marine and freshwater chemistry at graduate level, and at undergraduate level, analytical and aqueous solution chemistry. He is an elected Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and is currently a member of the Academy Executive of RSNZ. He is a New Zealand delegate to SCOR and a member of GESAMP Working Group 38, The Atmospheric Input of Chemicals to the Ocean. Together with Professor David Turner, University of Goteborg, he was a co-chair of the joint SCOR-IUPAC Working Group 109, The Biogeochemistry of Iron in Seawater.
Jaime C. Montoya RCAP (2008 - 2011)
Section of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
UP-Philippine General Hospital
Taft Avenue , Manila
Tel : (632) 525-10-62
Dr. Montoya is Professor in Infectious Disease at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and currently the Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development. He is also currently the President of the National Research Council of the Philippines, Secretary of the Philippine College of Physicians and Vice-President of the Science Council of Asia. He is a highly trained infectious disease specialist and public health expert certified by both the Royal College of Physicians, London, U.K. and the Philippine Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease specialty. He is the recipient of over 20 prestigious professional awards in the fields of medical research, education, medical writing, medical society leadership and community service including Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines, 1998 awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology , Distinguished Physician Researcher awarded by the Philippine College of Physicians in 2001, Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines, 2001 and conferment of the rank of National Academician in 2008 by the National Academy of Science and Technology. He has also published at least 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed local and international journals. He is the Founding President of the Philippine Alliance for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and Past President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society, Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics and the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis.
Ali. A Moosavi-Movahedi (2006 - 2011)
Institute of Biochemistry & Biophysics (IBB),
University of Tehran
Tel: +9821-66403957 Fax: +9821-66404680
Ali. A Moosavi-Movahedi works in the field of thermodynamics and kinetics of proteins, enzymes and DNA and is the Vice-chancellor for Research and Technology at the University of Tehran . He is a member of Biophysical Society (USA), Protein Society (USA), Biochemical Society (UK),Iranian Chemical Society, Iranian Biochemical Society and is currently the President of Iran Society of Biophysical Chemistry (ISOBC). He is the author of 8 books and 220 research papers, and is currently a member of Editorial Board of Iranian Journal of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society (JICS), Advisory Research Board of the American Biographical Institute (ABI) and the Editor-in-Chief of Rahyaft (Quarterly Science Policy Journal of National Research Institute for Science Policy). He has won several awards including the International Khawarazmi Prize (1990), National Distinguished Professor (1997), University of Tehran 's research prizes (1990-2003), The First Class Medal for Research, University of Tehran , 2003, National Eminent Character 2003, University of Tehran Distinguished Scientist Award and first rank medal for basic science research in Razi Medical Science National Festival 2005.
Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Ph.D. (2009 - 2010)
Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
(Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
Sasana Widya Sarwono
Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto No.10
Tel. (+62 21) 5225711; 5251542
Fax. (+62 21) 5225640
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar was C.V. Starr Distinguished Visiting Professor in Southeast Asian Studies at the SAIS (Johns Hopkins University) in Washington DC from January to May 2007. She is Director for Program and Research at The Habibie Center, Research Professor and Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities at The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and member of the Board of Advisors of CIDES (Center for Information and Development Studies) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr Anwar briefly held the position of Assistant to the Vice President for Global Affairs (May-July 1998) and that of Assistant Minister/State Secretary for Foreign Affairs (August 1998-November 1999), during the Habibie administration. Dr Anwar had worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore (1989) and as a Congressional Fellow at the US Congress in Washington D.C. (1990-1991). Dr. Anwar is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmarment Matters, a Member of the International Council, the Asia Society, New York, a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC), based in Stockholm, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU, Australia and a Council Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies IISS (London). She obtained her PhD from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, while her BA (Hons) and MA were obtained from SOAS, University of London.
Motonori Hoshi (2006 - 2010)
Professor of Biology
The Open University of Japan
Wakaba 2-11, Mihama-ku,
Chiba 26-8586, Japan
Professor Motonori Hoshi works in the field of developmental and reproductive biology, and in glycobiology. He was a Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (1985-2000), Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines , Diliman (1991), Miller Visiting Professor, University of California , Berkeley (1992), and Professor at Keio University (2000-2006). At Tokyo Institute of Technology, he served also as Department Chairman, Dean and Chief Presidential Aide, and has been Professor Emeritus, since 2000. He is currently Professor at The University of The Air (2006- ), Senior Visiting Researcher at Riken Genomic Sciences Center (2001-present), and Fellow of International Institute for Advanced Sciences (2006-). Professor Hoshi is active in several learned societies and was the President, International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction (1990-1992), and President, Zoological Society of Japan (1999-2002), and is currently serving as the President, International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) (2004-2007). He served also as the Editor-in-Chief, Development Growth and Differentiation (1994-1996), and Asian-Pacific Editor for Zygote (1996-2000). He was a member of the Science Council of Japan (1997-2005) and is Senior Academic Advisor, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2001- present). In ICSU, he serves as a member of the Committee for Scientific Pl anning and Review (2006-).
Mingsarn Kaosa-ard (2006 - 2010)
Social Research Institute
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai , 50200
Tel. (+66 53) 892 353, 942 593
Fax. (+66 53) 892 649, 942 572
Dr. Mingsarn is a Professor of Economics, Chiang Mai University , Thailand and is the Director of its Social Reserach Institute. Her research includes environmental planning and environmental sector priority setting, water resources management; Mekong basin management (natural resources and environment); integrated development of sustainable tourism in the Mekong Basin, sustainable agriculture, trade and investments, and trade competitiveness (in trade, development and agriculture) and in public participation. She has served with UNESCAP (1979-1989) and with the Thailand Development Research Institute as its Research Director of Sectoral Economics Programme (1991-1992), Research Director of the Natural Resources and Environment Programme (1993-1995) and was its Vice President (1996-1998). S he has won several prestigious national research awards and was National Best Researcher in 2005. Dr. Mingsarn has served in a number of international and national committees. These include the Technical Advisory Committee of the DANIDA Forest Seed Centre (2002-2004), Member of the Board of Trustees of ICRAF (1998-2004), the National Water Resources Committee in Thailand . She is a Member of Advisory Committee, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).
Kan Zhang (2006 - 2010)
Institute of Psychology
CAS, 10-A, Da Tun Lu
Tel. (+86 10) 6483 7096 Fax. (+86 10) 6483 7182
Zhang Kan is a Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is currently the Director of the Institute and President of the Chinese Psychological Society (2001- 2005; 2005 - present). He has contributed to studies of psychological selection of pilots and astronauts, human factors in man-machine systems, mental workload, situation awareness and stress coping. He received three awards for advancement of science and technology. He is also the Deputy-Chair, China National Committee of ICSU, member of Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in Conduct of Science, ICSU, and European Commission member of the International Union of Psychological Science. He is active in international cooperation and exchanges in science and has been a fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) since early 2006.
Derek J. Gardiner (2006 - 2008)
RCAP 2006 - 2010
Faculty of Science and Technology
The University of the South Pacific
Private Bag Laucala Bay Suva, Fiji
Tel: (679) 323 2445
Fax: (679) 323 1514
Professor Derek J Gardiner is Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the South Pacific whose member states comprise the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Professor Gardiner has published over 100 journal papers and articles and was winner of the “Sir Harold Thompson” award in 1986. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Mustafa Bagirov (2006 - 2008)
National Academy of Science
Istiglaliyyet str. 10 Baku
Tel. (+994 12) 492 3446
Fax. (+994 12) 492 5699
Email. email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Mustafa is the Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. He specializes in oriental and political science and studied Persian history, language and literature.
Jennifer Graves (2006 - 2008)
Research School of Biological Sciences
Australian National University
GPO Box 475Canberra, ACT 2601
Tel. (+61 2) 6125 2492
Fax. (+61 2) 6125 4891
Professor Jenny Graves is the head of the Comparative Genomics Research group in the Research School of Biological Sciences at ANU, and Director of the ARC Centre for Kangaroo Genomics. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and 2006 L’Oreal-UNESCO Laureate, and has received a number of honors and awards, including the Academy’s Macfarlane Burnet medal in 2006. She has produced three books and 300 research articles.
M. Shamsher Ali (2006 - 2008)
Southeast University House
No. 64/B, Road No. 18
Banani Dhaka 1213
Tel. (+880 2) 989 2914
Fax. (+880 2) 9892914
Professor Shamsher Ali is the Vice-Chancellor of Southeast University in Dhaka and is a Professor of Physics. He is also the President of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Associate of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics., Fellow of TWAS (the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World), the Islamic Academy of Sciences, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and Bangladesh Physical Society. He is the winner of the Hari Prasanna Roy Gold Medal, the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal, and the Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal.
Muhamad Awang (Ex-Officio 2006 - 2010)
SEGI College (M) SdnBhd
No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor
Kota Damansara PJU 5
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-6145 2777
Fax: 03 – 6145 2622
Muhamad Awang is Professor in Environmental Science at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is a member of the Environmental Quality Council (EQC) of Malaysia and a Fellow and Member of Council of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He is a member of Expert Group of the International Committee on Acid Rain and Oxidants, and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) for East Asia Network for Acidic Deposition (EANET). He is the recipient of the prestigious Langkawi Award for contributions in environmental science. He is currently the Vice Chancellor at the SEGI University College.
Ex Officio:(EB Liaison)
Academician Dr.Guoxiong Wu
LASG, Institute of Atmospheric Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
P.O. BOx 9804, Beijing,1000029
Dr. Wu, Academician and Life Tenure Professor of CAS, is the Director of the Academic Committee of LASG, CAS. He Graduated from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 1966, and commenced Ph. D. in 1983 from the Department of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, United Kingdom. He worked as a Visiting Scientist at ECMWF from 1983 to 1984; and as a Senior Visiting Research Professor at GFDL/AOS Program at Princeton University in United States from 1989 to 1991. He is the President of IAMAS and Officer of the WCRP/JSC. His main interest includes weather and climate dynamics.
Prof A H Zakri
Science Advisor's Office
Level 4, Blok C4,
Complex C, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation
Fax No: 03-88883801
Prof. Zakri is currently the holder of the Tuanku Chancellor Chair at Universiti Sains Malaysia . He was the former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies , United Nations University and Co-Chair of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He is currently a member of the Arab Fund Fellowship Program, IAEA Senior Advisory Group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation, and the ICSU Executive Board. Zakri served as the Secretary General of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 1981-89 and was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1992-2000. He was the Founding President of the Genetics Society of Malaysia. Prof Zakri's interests include biodiplomacy, education for sustainable development and biotechnology and biodiversity policies for developing countries. Recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1981), and a Gold Medal Award from the Rotary Research Foundation (1999), Prof Zakri is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (1995), the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS) (1996), the World Academy of Art and Science (2003) and the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (2006). In 1998 he received the Langkawi Award, a national laureate for outstanding contribution in the field of environment in Malaysia . Three species known to science are named after him: a beetle (Paleosepharia zakrii); a cicada (Pomponia zakrii), and a pitcher plant (Nepenthes zakriana).
Steven Wilson (2012 - 2014)
International Council for Science (ICSU)
5, rue Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris
Steven Wilson is the ICSU Executive Director. He took up his position in April 2012. Previously, from 1998 to 2012, he worked for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the main funder of environmental research in the UK. At NERC, prior to a period as the interim Chief Executive, he was the Director, Strategy & Partnerships with responsibility for the development and implementation of NERC Science & Innovation Strategy. As part of his role, he helped found the Belmont Forum of international environmental research funders, later becoming its co-chair and secured a number of national and international partnerships. Prior to this he was NERC Director of Earth Observation and, in this period, he led the British National Space Centre Earth Observation activities, represented the UK environmental science community at the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as Chairing the ESA Earth Observation Programme Board. Steven has also worked for the UK Met Office (1995 to 1998) where he developed and used simulators for future satellite instrumentation on the Office's Hercules research aircraft. Steven took his first degree at St John's College, Oxford (Chemistry) and his PhD at the University of Bristol, where his research focused on molecular photodissociation dynamics.
Deliang Chen (2008 -2011)
International Council for Science (ICSU)
5, rue Auguste Vacquerie
FR-75016 Paris , France
Tel. +33 1 45 25 91 04
Fax. + 33 1 42 88 94 31
Deliang Chen is an internationally renowned climate researcher and he has made an important contribution to the understanding of regional climate changes in Sweden and China. In addition, he has been working successfully in various international research environments, coordinating international and national research efforts, training students/postdocs from different countries/cultures, and integrating various scientific disciplines. He is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and has served on numerous international and national committees and boards. He has advised various governmental, intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations as well as research funding agencies. Deliang Chen holds the prestigious August Röhss Chair in Physical Geography directed towards Geoinformatics and is Professor of Physical Meteorology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Formerly he was Director of the Gothenburg Atmospheric Sciences Centre in Sweden, and Science Director of the Beijing Climate Center. He has been appointed guest professor and honourable professor by several Academies and Universities in the world.
Ahmad Fadzil M. Hani (2011-2013)
Centre for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
31750 Tronoh, Perak
Tel: +605 368 8787
Fax: +605 368 8151
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Fadzil is an expert in the area of image processing and computer vision. His research ranges from fundamental pattern recognition to developing vision applications such as in retinal vasculature imaging for grading severity of diabetic retinopathy and digital analysis leading to objective assessment for treatment efficacy of ulcer wounds and psoriasis. His current research relates to the development of new analysis techniques for early osteoarthritis using qMRI, and bio-optics for skin pigments. He was the Dean of School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Universiti Sains Malaysia (1992-1996), Dean of Engineering Studies (1997-1999), Director of Academic Studies (1999-2003) and Director of Postgraduate Studies (2003-2005), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. As the General Manager (Frontier Technology) at PETRONAS Research (2007-2009), he headed its research and development on renewable technologies. Currently he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He is a Fellow, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc., US, a Fellow and a Council Member of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. He is also a Director, ViTrox Corporation Bhd. that develops and manufactures automated vision inspection systems. He leads the Centre for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Systems Research and is the Director for the Mission-oriented Research in Biomedical Technology at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.