This year, the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference will be collaborating with Wolfson College Cambridge for a series virtual events (Zoom), known as the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hubs. The theme this year is Challenges in Global Development.

Plans for a full-scale virtual conference are underway for 2021.


ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hub: Sustainability & Conservation

Monday, 30 November 2020, 0930-1130 (UK time)

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Aims

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference aims to create a platform for researchers from the ASEAN region and the ASEAN research diaspora to drive research excellence in the region. The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is a flagship programme of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network; the official platform for young researchers.

The specific objectives of the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference include:

  • enhance interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration between scientists from the ASEAN region and its research diaspora;

  • identify emerging research niche areas that the ASEAN research community should champion to address local needs and global challenge;

  • develop strategies to enhance the capacity and access to resources to harness the potential of the ASEAN research community;

  • promote sustainable research leadership amongst emerging researchers in the ASEAN region.

Why should you participate?

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference provides an opportunity for:

Researchers to:

  • Share their research work in a robust academic environment that appreciates context, resource constraints and local significance

  • Gain insights into the latest developments and directions in research

  • Enhance their national, regional, and international networks with greater relevance to ASEAN and its partners

  • Participate in the shaping of the future of ASEAN research

Government, Policy, Industry and Civil Society Stakeholders to:

  • Capture a snapshot of research activity and progress by the ASEAN research community and the ASEAN diaspora

  • Develop strategic partnerships with established and emerging researchers in the ASEAN region and from the diaspora for immediate and future collaborations

  • Promote greater quadruple helix collaboration (civil society-academic-industry-business) in creating new business and social development opportunities in the ASEAN region.

Who should participate?

The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is an inclusive conference which recognises that national, regional and global challenges can best be addressed through interdisciplinary collaboration. We welcome:

  • All researchers from the ASEAN region; especially early- and mid-career researchers

  • ASEAN researchers from around the world

  • Researchers who have expertise and interest in the ASEAN region

  • Postgraduate (MSc, PhD, etc.) students

  • Undergraduate students who are interested in research/academia/policy

  • Industry partners

  • Government official and policy stakeholders

  • Non-governmental organisations

PROGRAMME

Sustainability and Conservation Hub: Challenges in Global Development

This collaborative virtual event between the Wolfson College Sustainability and Conservation (S&C) Research Hub and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Emerging Researchers Conference will shine a spotlight on global development challenges with a focus on Sustainability and Conservation. The event will feature speakers from Wolfson College and the ASEAN Community: a keynote address, an expert panel, as well as students showcasing their research.

This inclusive event invites participation from all fields to contribute to the fight for Sustainability and Conservation. Everyone throughout the world has a role to play and this virtual event will be the platform for such crucial international discourse.

 
Time (UK Time) Programme
0930 - 0940 Welcome Address
Prof. Jane Clarke, President, Wolfson College Cambridge
Dr. Elizabeth Lee, CEO, Sunway University and Sunway Education Group
0940 - 1000 Keynote Address
Dr. Ken Yeang, Principle, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
1000 - 1015 Student Presentations
Lashanti Jupp
Patsakorn Tiwutanon
Yong Joon Yee
Sam Shu Qin
1015 - 1130 Interactive Panel Discussion
Converner: Dr. Wen Yao Lee, Research Fellow, Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Tan Sri Dr. Zakri bin Abdul Hamid, Founding Chair, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) & and Chairman of Atri Advisory
Mrs Marie-Anne Coninsx, former European Union Ambassador
Dr. Worajit Setthapun, Dean, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University
Prof. Steve Evans, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Ms. Tina Carmillia, Science Journalist and Producer, De La Salle University's Democracy Discourse Series & IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Mr. Charlie Barty-King, Sustainability & Conservation Hub, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
1130 - 1200 Closing Address, Online (Zoom) Networking

Speakers & Converner

Dr. Ken Yeang

Principle, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.

Ken Yeang is the Executive Director at T.R. Hamzah and Yeang Sdn Bhd. He is both an architect and ecologist, known for his authentic innovative ecology based signature eco-architecture and masterplans that have a distinctive verdant green aesthetic, that are beyond conventional accreditation. He trained at the Architectural Association School (UK). His doctorate is from Cambridge University on ecological architecture and planning. He has authored over 12 books on green architecture. Awards received include the Aga Khan Award, Malaysian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Malaysian Government’s Merdeka Award. He holds the Plym Distinguished Professorship (Illinois University). The Guardian newspaper names him as, “..one of the 50 people who could save the planet.

 

Tan Sri Dr. Zakri bin Abdul Hamid

Founding Chair, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) & and Chairman of Atri Advisory

Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid is currently the Chairman of Atri Advisory. He was also appointed the Pro-Chancellor of Multimedia University in Malaysia, Chairman for Business Council for Sustainable Development Malaysia, as well as the Chairman for INGSA Science Advice Network for the ASEAN Region. He held the post of Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also former Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University. He is the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and former member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

 

Mrs. Marie-Anne Coninsx

former European Union Ambassador

She was the first EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic (2017-2019), was previously EU`s Ambassador to Canada (2013-2017) - where she extensively visited the Canadian Arctic, after having been before EU Ambassador to Mexico. Her other postings abroad include having served as the number two at the EU Delegations in New York (US) and in Geneva (CH), providing her with an extensive experience on multilateral issues. Marie-Anne Coninsx has been an official of the European Union for 35 years (1984-2019). She started her career in the European Commission at the Legal Service, and worked during 12 consecutive years as a staff member at Cabinets of three Commissioners, dealing respectively with External Relations and Trade, Internal Market, Development Policy and with relations with the European Parliament. She also worked at the External Relations Department at EU HQ, overseeing relations between the European Union and Latin America. Marie-Anne is Belgian. She is fluent in Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish; she understand basics of Portuguese and Italian.

 

Prof. Steve Evans,

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Professor Steve Evans is Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability at Cambridge University. He leads research that seeks to deliver knowledge concerning sustainable change at scale, including programmes in sustainable business model innovation, system transformation, the limits of efficiency and sustainable policy making in developing countries. He has over 30 years of academic experience which includes working collaboratively with leading industrial and academic institutions from around the globe. He has been Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee and is a serial clean-tech start-up founder.

 

Dr. Worajit Setthapun,

Dean, Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand

Dr. Worajit Setthapun is the Dean of adiCET, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand. She was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and received her MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan with doctoral appointment at Argonne National Laboratory. She manages the Graduate Program in Community Energy and Environment. She established the Chiang Mai World Green City with 100% renewable energy-based Smart Community. She was the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellow and worked at the Ministry of Energy, Thailand on Decentralized Community Power. She was the 2016 ASEAN-US Women in Science for sustainable energy.

 

Ms. Tina Carmillia

Science Journalist and Producer, De La Salle University's Democracy Discourse Series & IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

Tina Carmillia is a freelance science journalist and producer. She is also an independent researcher with De La Salle University's Democracy Discourse Series studying misinformation, focusing on Malay-speaking online spaces, its intersection with data and democracy, as well as the state of fact-checking and verification practices in the Malaysian media.

 

Mr. Charlie Barty-King

Sustainability and Conservation Hub, Wolfson College & PhD Student in Materials Science and Nanomanufacturing, University of Cambridge

Charlie is the Founder and President of the Green Society of Wolfson College, winner of the Student Leadership Award for Green Impact from the University of Cambridge, co-Convenor of the Interdisciplinary Research Hub in Sustainability & Conservation at Wolfson College and has worked in varied fields with a focus on improving the sustainability of material formulation and application. His formal education is in Chemistry and Ultra Precision Engineering.

 

Dr. Wen Yao Lee,

Research Fellow, Whittle Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Wen Yao is an aeronautical engineer who works in the field of jet engine research and development with Rolls-Royce. His research is focused on incorporating physics-based simulations and digital technology into the manufacturing processes of jet engine components to improve the sustainability of the commercial aviation industry. He is one of the founders of the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference and passionate about the development of young researchers. He is a Chartered Engineer who holds a PhD, MRes, and MEng in Aeronautical Engineering.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Hubs is now open! Please register using the link below:


Sustainability & Conservation Hub Registration (30th November)

Virtual Joining Details

The virtual events will be over Zoom. Joining details will be released here.

PRESENTATION SESSIONS

The virtual events will not have presentation sessions.

About Us

The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Emerging Researchers Conference is an international platform to drive research excellence and stimulate interdisciplinary research to address the needs of the ASEAN region. It is a strategic partnerships between the ASEAN Young Scientist Network, Sunway University, and Wolfson College Cambridge. As an official flagship programme for the region, the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference hosts a vibrant, research-centric community that has and continues to flourish.

Click on the link below to learn more about our journey and how this conference traces its roots back to student-led initiative at the University of Cambridge.

Our history