About Us

The Ocean Pollution and Ecotoxicology (OPEC) research group at the Faculty of Science and Marine Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu is established in January 2020. The mission of the OPEC research group is to empower marine and aquatic resource-based research through robust research networks with national and international collaborators for global sustainability. OPEC research group focuses on a wide range of research on pure and applied aspects of chemical, biological, physical and aquatic sciences associated with how humans impact their environment. Research members and associates within this group use a wide variety of samples (sediment and organisms) and techniques within the field and laboratory to study toxicology, monitoring of aquatic pollution and the impact of pollution on human health. The close collaboration of the OPEC research group with other local and international institutions and industries is a key aspect of the success of this group. Please visit our website at http://fssm.umt.edu.my/opec/ for more information.


Our Mission

Empower marine and aquatic resource-based research through robust research networks with national and international collaborators for global sustainability


Our Motto

” Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean “

” Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much

” If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together “


Our Researchers

List of Researchers – UMT

Assoc. Prof. ChM. Dr. Ong Meng ChuanMarine PollutionHeavy Metals PollutionResearcher Profile
ChM. Dr. Adiana binti GhazaliChemical OceanographyMarine EnvironmetricsResearcher Profile
Dr. Hing Lee SiangMarine ScienceMarine EcotoxicologyResearcher Profile
Dr. Nurulnadia binti Mohd YusoffMarine ScienceAquatic ToxicologyResearcher Profile
ChM. Dr. Tuan Mohamad Fauzan bin Tuan OmarAnalytical and Environmental ChemistryEmerging organic contaminantsResearcher Profile
Yong Jaw ChuenMarine ScienceMarine ChemistryResearcher Profile
Idham bin KhalilMarine ScienceRemote Sensing & GISResearcher Profile
Dr. Lee Jen NieMarine SciencePaleoecologyResearcher Profile
Dr. Md Suffian bin IdrisMarine ScienceSatellite OceanographyResearcher Profile
Dr. Nur Hidayah binti RoseliMarine SciencePhysical OceanographyResearcher Profile
Dr. Roswati binti Md AminMarine BiologyPlankton EcophysiologyResearcher Profile
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kesaven A/L BhubalanMicrobial BiotechnologyBacteria-derived BiomaterialsResearcher Profile
Dr. Afiq Durrani bin Mohd FahmiMicrobial EcologyHost-Microbiota InteractionResearcher Profile
Ts. Dr. Wan Nurul Nadiah binti Wan RasdiAquacultureAquaculture NutritionResearcher Profile
Assoc. Prof. ChM. Dr. Loh Saw HongChemistryAnalytical ChemistryResearcher Profile
Dr. Farhanini binti YusoffChemistryElectrochemistryResearcher Profile
Dr. Hanis binti Mohd YusoffChemistryPhysical ChemistryResearcher Profile
Dr. Izan binti Dato' Hj. JaafarAnalytical ChemistryPollution StudiesResearcher Profile
Dr. Ku Mohd Kalkausar bin Ku YusofEnvironmental ChemistryAir QualityResearcher Profile
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faridah binti MohamadZoologyInvertebrate ZoologyResearcher Profile
Dr. Nursalwa binti BaharuddinMalacologyInvertebrate ZoologyResearcher Profile
Dr. Suvik AssawBiomedical ScienceImmunology, Cell SignallingResearcher Profile
Dr. Nurul Huda binti Ahmad IshakBiological OceanographyZooplankton TaxonomyResearcher Profile
Dr. Izyan Munirah binti Mohd ZaideenMarine Environment ProtectionManagement and PolicyResearcher Profile


List of Associate Researchers – Public University

NameInstitutionFieldSub-FieldResearcher Profile
Prof. Dr. Kamaruzzaman bin Hj. YunusMarine GeochemistryMetals Pollution
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sim Siong FongChemometrics and Environmental ChemistrySoil, Water Quality & Heavy Metals Analysis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abentin Estim
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Radin Maya Saphira binti Radin Mohamed
Ts. ChM. Dr. Abdul Hafidz bin YusoffEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental Chemistry
Dr. Marfiah binti AB WahidEnvironmental EngineeringWater and Wastewater Technology
Dr. Zufarzaana binti ZulkefleeApplied Environmental MicrobiologyFermentation Technology
Dr. Khairul Nizam bin MohamedMarine BiogeochemistryTrace Metal Speciation
Dr. Asnor Azrin bin Sabuti
Dr. Natanamurugaraj Govindan


List of Associate Researchers – Private University

NameInstitutionFieldSub-FieldResearcher Profile
Dr. Nurzafirah binti MazlanHealth Science (Biomedical)Microbiology, Industrial Biotechnology, Aquaculture


List of Associate Researchers – Industry Partner

NameInstitutionFieldSub-FieldResearcher Profile
Dr. Ahmad bin AliFisheries Oceanography and Resource EnhancementElasmobranch Taxonomy
Dr. Zurahanim Fasha binti AnualEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental Health Science
Dr. Nurul Izzah binti Ahmad
Md. Suhaimi bin EliasEnvironmental PollutionElemental Pollution


List of Associate Researchers – International Institution

NameInstitutionFieldSub-FieldResearcher Profile
Prof. Dr. Kenneth Leung Mei YeeEcotoxicologyEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Assoc. Prof. Dr. James Lam Chung WahEnvironmental Sciences and EcologyPollution Monitoring
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pradit Siriporn
Dr. Mengli ChenMarine ChemistryPaleoenvironment, Paleoclimate
Dr. Hui-Juan Pan
Nadya CakasanaMarine ScienceMarine Ecology