Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Eng Poh received his BSc (first class honors) degree (2004) in industrial chemistry and MSc in chemistry (2006) from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. He obtained his PhD degree in 2009 from University of Upper Alsace, France under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Svetlana Mintova. After postdoctoral work in the University of Caen, France, he was appointed as a senior lecturer (2010) at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. His main research is devoted to the synthesis, characterization and application of microporous and mesoporous silica-based materials for catalysis and new applications. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and his H-index is 20.