Dear ACS Malaysia Chapter members,

Welcome to the new look of the ACS Malaysia Chapter website.  The new website look will serve as the Chapter information hub on everything ACS, particularly on activities and news related to the Chapter.

Since the establishment of the Chapter in 2014, we have grown by leaps and bounds with more activities from our annual flagship programs and also, stronger involvement from our own members from various institutions. Here, I wish to share some of our achievements so far. We have been awarded the Salute of Excellence Award and the ACS P3 (Partner for Progress and Prosperity) Medal in 2015 and 2018, respectively.  Besides, we were the Finalist of ACS ChemLuminary Award for Global Engagement for three consequence years (2016-2018), which indicates our active participation in the public outreach activities such as Festival Chemistry and Global Innovation Imperative (Gii) programs. Since 2017, the chapter has also engaged proactively in workshops related to chemical security.  We hope to champion chemical security matters in the country by creating public awareness of the importance of  chemical security in chemical-related workplace.

Recently, we have also fostered a stronger collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Malaysia Chapter through several of our activities.  We wish to work closely with all chemistry-related societies in Malaysia, as we believe unity will help us to better promote chemistry values to the society. We speak the same chemistry language. By such effort, we can complement each other to advocate chemistry and STEM, as well as to advance members’ professional career development.

The success of this Chapter relies significantly on the support of our members. I extend my invitation to all of you to contribute proactively in areas that are of interest to you. The Chapter belongs to all of us! Without your support, we will not be where we are today.

Last but not least, I wish to take this opportunity to thank all my committee members for their time, energy and money invested towards bringing the Chapter to greater heights.

Stay tuned for more news on our new website!

“Better Living through Chemistry”

Dr. Lee Hooi Ling
Chair (2018-2020)
American Chemical Society Malaysia International Chemical Science Chapter
Email: hllee@usm.my

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