Personal profile


Teng Suk Kuan obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biology from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2008. She then continued her Master and Doctoral studies in environmental biology at the same institution. Her research was on earthworms and their application in plant disease remediation.  In 2016, she was awarded the Outstanding Postgraduate Award by the Science Faculty at UPM.

Prior to joining Monash, Suk Kuan was a lecturer at the School of Foundation Studies of Xiamen University Malaysia. She likes to interact with people and learn from them. She also enjoys seeing how biological knowledge can be applied in daily life. Suk Kuan supports sustainable living, she believes it is the key to address some major issues such as waste generation, depletion of natural resources and pollution.

Research interests

  • sustainable agriculture
  • compost
  • vermicompost

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Biology, Doctor of Philosophy, Potential role of endogeic earthworm in remediating banana infected by blood disease, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 21 Jul 2016

Environmental Biology, Master of Science, Biology and cast properties of soil dwelling earthworm of Kaki Bukit, Perlis, Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 15 May 2012

Biology, Bachelor of Science (Hons.), Plant nutrient contents of vermicompost derived from empty fruit bunch using Perionyx excavates

Award Date: 12 Jun 2008

Research area keywords

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Vermicompost
  • Earthworm

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