Dr.Jaafar Abdullah is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He obtained his PhD from the UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia in 2007 in Analytical Chemistry. He was a senior researcher at SIRIM Berhad for 15 years working on bioanalytical chemistry with focus on the development of biosensor devices for various applications including in the fields of food quality control, environmental pollution surveillance and chemical management. He has published 15 research articles and applied 8 patents. His research interest is in the use of nano-materials for the development of biosensors and chemical sensors.