Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Her academic journey commenced with a strong foundation in Chemical Engineering. She earned her Master of Engineering (MEng) with first-class honors from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2011. Building upon this accomplishment, she pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from the same institution, graduating in 2017.

Professional Endeavors

Her professional journey is characterized by a blend of academic excellence and practical application. As an Assistant Professor, she currently holds a prominent position at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia. Her administrative role as the Advisor for XMUM IChemE Student Chapter showcases her commitment to fostering student development and engagement.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research interests span a wide array of topics within the realm of analytical chemistry and green technology. Her pioneering work in utilizing natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) for the extraction of phytonutrients demonstrates her dedication to sustainable practices in the field. Additionally, her exploration of novel food formulations, such as utilizing durian seed and black soldier fly larvae, underscores her innovative approach to addressing contemporary challenges in the food industry.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to academia and research have been recognized through various accolades and achievements. Her involvement in research grants as Principal Investigator, including grants from both academic and industrial sources, highlights the significance of her work in attracting external funding and industry partnerships. Furthermore, her publications in reputable journals and her students' successes in competitions and fellowships underscore her impact on the scholarly community.

Impact and Influence

Her research has the potential to catalyze significant advancements in the fields of analytical chemistry and food technology. By championing sustainable practices and innovative solutions, she not only contributes to academic discourse but also influences industry practices and policies. Her mentorship of postgraduate students and active involvement in academic conferences further amplify her influence in shaping the next generation of researchers and professionals.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As She Leng continues to expand her research portfolio and mentorship endeavors, her legacy in academia and research is poised to endure. Through her interdisciplinary approach and commitment to sustainability, she leaves a lasting imprint on the scientific community. Her future contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in her areas of expertise while inspiring others to pursue excellence in research and education.


A total of  213 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 213
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 7
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†6

Notable Publications 

Tunable durian seed gum-derived eutectogel as a novel coating material: Rheological, thermal, textural and barrier properties for enhanced food preservation

Simultaneous Fractionation of Low-gluten Flour and Gum from Durian Seed: Process-Properties Relationship

Sugar-based natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES): Physicochemical properties, antimicrobial activity, toxicity, biodegradability and potential use as green extraction media …

Insights on the potential of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) to fine-tune durian seed gum for use as edible food coating

Ethyl lactate as a potential green solvent to extract hydrophilic (polar) and lipophilic (non-polar) phytonutrients simultaneously from fruit and vegetable by-products

Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent (NADES) as a Greener Alternative for the Extraction of Hydrophilic (Polar) and Lipophilic (Non-Polar) Phytonutrients

Simultaneous Recovery of Carotenes and Tocols from Crude Palm Olein Using Ethyl Lactate and Ethanol



Tanmay Rom | Solid-state Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Tanmay Rom |Solid-state Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Tanmay Rom started his academic journey with a strong foundation in chemistry. Born on 01/02/1994 in Dhanyaghori, West Bengal, India, he pursued his education with dedication. His early academic achievements include receiving the Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Fellowship from the West Bengal government during his high school, B.Sc., and M.Sc. studies. Additionally, he was honored with fellowships from Bharat Sevashram Sangha and The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture during his M.Sc. (2015-2017) and qualified for the Joint Admission test of Masters (JAM) in 2015.

Professional Endeavors:

After completing his M.Sc., Tanmay Rom continued his academic journey with a Ph.D. at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, under the guidance of Dr. Avijit Kumar Paul. His doctoral research, titled "Investigations of Crystal Structures, Electrical, Photophysical, and Catalytic Properties of Framework Materials and Complex Oxides," showcased his commitment to diverse areas of chemistry and materials science.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Hi research interests are diverse and span across Crystal Engineering, Solid-state chemistry, inorganic pigment materials, ferroelectric-based perovskite nano crystals, and energy-related applications. His work includes exploring novel hybrid frameworks, MOFs, CPs, perovskite materials, nanomaterial synthesis, and the development of inorganic pigment materials. His research also delves into investigating various catalytic properties and electronic behaviors, such as magnetism, dielectric and ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and luminescence properties.

Accolades and Recognition:

He has received recognition for his outstanding contributions, including being awarded the Industry Research & Development Fellowship Programme (IRDFP-2023) under the Technology Mission Division, Department of Science & Technology (DST), and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). His dedication and academic excellence were acknowledged by the West Bengal government through the Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Fellowship scheme.

Impact and Influence:

Tanmay Rom's work has left a significant impact on the fields of Crystal Engineering, Solid-state chemistry, and energy-related applications. His research on hybrid frameworks and perovskite materials contributes to the understanding of crystal structures, catalytic properties, and energy generation and storage applications.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, School of Advanced Materials, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Tanmay Rom continues to build on his expertise. His proficiency in various research software tools, crystallography, and materials characterization techniques positions him to make valuable contributions to the scientific community. With a strong foundation in academic pursuits and a track record of achievements, Tanmay Rom is poised for a promising future in advancing the frontiers of materials science and chemistry.


A total of  164 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 164
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 8
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8

Notable Publications 

Charge separated one-dimensional hybrid cobalt/nickel phosphonate frameworks: a facile approach to design bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution and hydrogen …
T Rom, R Biswas, KK Haldar, S Sarkar, U Saha, AK Paul
(20) 2021
Transition metal ions regulated structural and catalytic behaviors of coordination polymers
N Kumar, T Rom, V Singh, AK Paul
(19) 2020
First example of a nonanuclear silver sulfate hybrid cluster: green approach for synthesis of Lewis acid catalyst
AK Paul, K Naveen, N Kumar, R Kanagaraj, VM Vidya, T Rom
(18) 2018
Role of aromatic vs. aliphatic amine for the variation of structural, electrical and catalytic behaviors in a series of silver phosphonate extended hybrid solids
T Rom, AK Paul
(16) 2020
Synthesis, characterization, single crystal structure, biological evaluation of ONO donor hydrazones and their diorganotin (IV) complexes
A Boora, J Devi, T Rom, AK Paul
(11) 2023
Tail-approach based design and synthesis of Arylthiazolylhydrazono-1, 2, 3-triazoles incorporating sulfanilamide and metanilamide as human carbonic anhydrase I, II, IV and IX …
A Kumar, K Siwach, T Rom, R Kumar, A Angeli, AK Paul, CT Supuran, ...
(11) 2022
Colossal dielectric responses from the wide band gap 2D-semiconducting amine templated hybrid framework materials
T Rom, N Kumar, M Sharma, A Gaur, AK Paul
(11) 2020
Vanadate Encapsulated Polyoxoborate Framework with [V12B18] Clusters: An Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions
T Rom, R Biswas, KK Haldar, U Saha, S Rayaprol, AK Paul
(10) 2022
Coupling Nonstoichiometric Zn0.76Co0.24S with NiCo2S4 Composite Nanoflowers for Efficient Synergistic Electrocatalytic Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution …
R Biswas, P Thakur, I Ahmed, T Rom, MS Ali, RA Patil, B Kumar, S Som, ...
(8) 2022
Evolution of transition metal charge states in correlation with the structural and magnetic properties in disordered double perovskites Ca 2‚ąí x La x FeRuO 6 (0.5‚ȧ x‚ȧ 2)
K Naveen, T Rom, SS Islam, M Reehuis, P Adler, C Felser, A Hoser, ...
(8) 2021