University of Nottingham Malaysia

4th Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research 2017

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25 July 2017: One-day conference
26 July 2017: Social programme (optional)


Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka

Fees (inclusive of GST)

Normal: RM 636 (or USD 150)

Multiple papers by the same author: RM 250 (USD 55) / additional paper

For conference proceedings, please click here


About the colloquium

The Centre of Excellence for Green Technologies (CEGT) of the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is inviting participants to the 4th Postgraduate Colloquium in Environmental Research (POCER). POCER 2017 is also supported by National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT). POCER aims to provide a platform for postgraduate students to engage in discussions with fellow researchers on their works in environmental research. The theme for POCER 2017 is: "Green Technologies: Innovations, Challenges and Prospects”, and will take place during 25-26 July 2017 in Melaka, approximately 1.5 hours from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, registered participants also have the opportunity to submit extended papers for consideration in the Special Issue of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policies (Springer Nature with 2016 Impact Factor: 3.331).

This biannual postgraduate colloquium was first initiated in 2011, and has since expanded to a wide pool of participants from China, India, Philippines and Taiwan. Specifically, POCER wishes to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers, to encourage exchange of ideas and issues amongst peers, as well as experience-sharing from more senior researchers.

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Assoc. Prof. Lau Phei Li


Dr. Suchithra Thangalazhy

POCER official email

Important deadlines

Notification of aceeptance:

08 May 2017

Final paper submission:

15 June 2017



Colloquium topics

We would like to invite researchers from various Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) working in environmental-related research to submit papers for either oral or poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Air pollution monitoring and control
  • Carbon emission reduction
  • Computational tools for environmental applications
  • Energy and environmental policy
  • Environmental monitoring, assessment and management
  • Process system engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Solid/biomass waste treatment, management and recycling
  • Waste minimisation
  • Water & wastewater treatment, recycling and management
  • Any other topics related to environmental research.


Two (2) categories of awards would be presented to the winners, which constitute a certificate of recognition and cash prizes.

  • Best oral presentation
  • Best poster

Internal committee

Assoc. Prof. Lau Phei Li

Assoc. Prof. Chan Yi Jing 

Assoc. Prof. Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil

Dr. Suchithra Thangalazhy

Assoc. Prof. Show Pau Loke

Venue & Accommodation:
Dr. Anurita Selvarajoo

IT & Design:
Dr. Faye Chong

International partner: 
National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT),
Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology


Scientific committee

- Prof. Raymond Tan, DLSU, Manila
- Prof. Kathleen Aviso, DLSU, Manila
- Prof. David Hui, HKUST, Hong Kong
- Dr. Nam Phan, HCMUT, Vietnam
- Prof. Mario Eden, Auburn, United States
- Dr. Sushil Adhikari, Auburn, United States
- Prof. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, TAMU, United States
- Dr. Sandeep Kumar, ODU, United States
- Dr. Chun Deng, CUP, China
- Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, IITB, India
- Prof. Cheng-Liang Chen, NTU, Taiwan
- Dr. Guan-Ting Pan, NTUT, Taiwan
- Dr. Nooryusmiza Yusoff, HWUM, Malaysia
- Prof. Suzana Bt Yusup, UTP, Malaysia
- Prof. Abdul Latif Ahmad, USM, Malaysia
- Dr. Wan Azlina Wan Abd Karim, UPM, Malaysia
- Dr. Mimi Haryani Hassim, UTM, Malaysia
- Prof. Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, UTM, Malaysia
- Dr. Jo-Han Ng, USMC, Malaysia
- Dr. Phaik Eong Poh, MUM, Malaysia
- Dr. Irene Chew, MUM, Malaysia

Submission guideline

Authors intending to present at the colloquium should send the paper by 20 April 2017 to UNMC.POCER, and cc’ed to the conference secretariat, Dr. Suchithra Thangalazhy. Electronic version of the final paper is to be sent as email attachment. All papers are to be written in English in MS Word. Detailed format for the paper is available on the conference website. All accepted papers in POCER 2017 will be included in the conference proceedings.



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