Nor Diana Abdul Halim

Diana Halim is from Sarawak, a cultural state on Borneo Island of Malaysia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Microbiology in 2012. Diana then went on to earn a Master’s of Environmental Management (majoring in Atmospheric Science) in 2015 and a Ph.D. in Environment and Development from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MALAYSIA in 2021, where her Ph.D. research related to the interaction of land use changes and air quality from the effects of urbanization in the mega-urban region and she also proposed sustainable development framework for better air quality management in Malaysia. She then completed her two-year (2022-2023) Postdoctoral Programme at the Institute of Climate Change and Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM where she focused on quantifying air pollution via satellite measurements and studied methane emissions in Malaysia. Before she pursued her academician dreams, she was a Senior Research Officer at Sarawak Development Institute and worked on translational research related to environmental sustainability for policy development. Currently, Diana serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sarawak, MALAYSIA. 


Her research interests are on environmental sciences and sustainability focusing on climate change hazards (Greenhouse Gas emissions), atmospheric pollution, atmospheric-land interaction (air quality, land use changes, environmental microbiology), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), satellite measurement technology, and urbanization impacts (urban forms) on livability and sustainable development. 


Diana attended the first IGAC-iCACGP ECR Online Conference in 2023 and presented her work as a poster presenter. Diana is actively participating as an Early Career Short Course Committee and Local Organising Committee for the upcoming iCACGP-IGAC Conference 2024 that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.