Dr. Wan Hasiah Abdullah, a retired professor since 2020, began her academic career in 1984 upon undertaking a postgraduate programme at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. For her Ph.D., she worked on a succession of sedimentary rocks from Spitsbergen, Svalbard. She started teaching in the Department of Geology, University of Malaya in 1990. Her research interest is in assessing oil-generating potential of coals and other organic-rich sediments, as well as determining their depositional environments. Throughout the years she has presented her research work in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia. She has published about 100 papers in ISI/SCOPUS indexed journals, supervised 20 MSc/Ph.D. students and conducted consulting projects for several major oil companies. Dr. Wan Hasiah served as Head of Geology Department (2004-2007), as coordinator of MSc Petroleum Geology (2005-2015), Deputy Director of the University of Malaya’s Consultancy Unit (2013-2020) and member of the Board of Geologists Malaysia (2018-2020). Presently she is a professional geologist registered with Board of Geologists, Malaysia, a fellow of the Institute of Geology, Malaysia and Editor of the Geological Society of Malaysia. Her Publons profile is: 2,093 Citations, H-index 30 and number of publications 91 (accessed 13/4/2022).