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Three UNM academics promoted to Professors

Three academics from the University of Nottingham Malaysia have been promoted to Professor effective 1 April 2020.

Professor Lim Kuan Hon from the School of Pharmacy; Professor Steve Janssen from the School of Psychology; and Professor Show Pau Loke from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the university's Faculty of Science and Engineering are the three academics who have been given this distinguished title.


Professor Lim is currently the BSc Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Programme Director and contributes to the teaching of both the MPharm and BSc Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences programmes. He also chairs the Health and Safety Committee of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. His research interest is in the area of plant natural products chemistry, embracing the themes of structure, stereochemistry, reactivity, synthesis, and biological activity of alkaloids.


Professor Janssen is currently the Head of the School of Psychology and his research focuses on one of the most robust findings of autobiographical memory: the reminiscence bump, which is the effect that people tend to recall more personal events from the period in which they were between 10 and 30 years old than from adjacent time periods.


Professor Show is a world-leading researcher in bio-process and bio-separation engineering. He has established international collaborations with researchers from various countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Since he started his career in September 2012, he has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards.

UNM’s CEO and Provost Professor Graham Kendall said: “Being promoted to Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia is a stringent process that involves a peer review from parties external to the university. We are therefore pleased to have three of our academics achieve this prestigious honour. We encourage them to continue their excellent research and wish them all the best in their new roles.” 


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 8th September 2020

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