Dr. Chee Kong YAP is an academician for more than 16 years in UPM and 20 years as a researcher, He has supervised more than 73 undergraduates and 30 postgraduate students (as a Chairman and Member of Supervisory Committee) in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental biology, environmental sciences, water quality and ecotoxicological genetics. His research area is mainly focused on biomonitoring and monitoring of inorganic pollutants (heavy metals) in the aquatic environment using mollusks and sediments. He has published more than 274 papers in refereed academic journals, 4 books, 32 book chapters. Until April 2019, 194 of them have now been indexed in Elsevierï¿½s Scopus with an H-index of 24 (>2000 citations). He has also been invited in honorary as Editorial Board members for more than 20 international academic journals (Scopus) since 2010. In recognition of his scientific achievement and research outputs, his biography has been selected for inclusion in the Marquis Whoï¿½s Who in the World. He has been an Invited Professor at Nihon University (Japan) and Hokkaido University (Japan), and an Invited Researcher at National Institute of Environmental Science (Tsukuba, Japan) and Kobe University (Japan).