Academician Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Augustine S.H. Ong is a graduate of University of Malaya (B.SC. Hons First Class, M.Sc) and University of London King’s College (Ph.D in Organic Chemistry).
Fulbright-Hays Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Former Director-General, The Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) now Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).
He is the founder President of the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) since 1987 and still is the Society’s President. He is recognized both nationally and internationally in the field of lipid Chemistry being elected as the Chairman, International Society for Fat Research (ISF) in 1997. He is the founder President and still is the President of The Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association. He was elected President Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences in August 2021.
Tan Sri was conferred the Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry London, Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Tokoh Inovasi Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Emeritus Professor, University Science Malaysia (USM), Palm Oil Industry Leadership (PILA) Award, Hon. Doctor of Science, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Hon. Doctor of Science, The University of Nottingham, Merdeka Award for Health, Science & Technology, Pioneer in Tocotrienol Research from The Oxygen Club of California, Anugerah Tokoh Akademik Negara, Distinguished Science Alumni Award from National University of Singapore, Fellow, King’s College, London and International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) Grand Gold Medal & Certificate for Altruistic Promotion of Inventors. He is cited Scientist, Malaysia in Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary.