Dr. Meng Chuan Ong is an Associate Professor in the Marine Science Program at the Faculty of Science and Marine Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). He earned his Ph.D. in marine pollution from Universite de Bretagne-sud, France. His field of expertise includes marine pollution specifically heavy metals pollution. Dr. Ong is actively involved in teaching and research as well as knowledge transfer programs to communities and school children. He is actively engaged in research and he formed a Research Interest Group, Ocean Pollution and Ecotoxicology (OPEC) among UMT researchers and also at other institutions in Malaysia and South East Asia countries. He was also appointed as Associate Fellow at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment, UMT.