Nik Meriam is trained in chemical engineering. She is currently serving as a professor at the Chemical Engineering Dept in University Malaya. Her research areas cover separation processes and what she liked to dub as the ‘Environment of Things’. She received a comprehensive basic training in environmental management during her Masters course and is involved in research covering environmental issues both technical and otherwise. Her work in air pollution includes characterization, modelling and social impacts. She has conducted air related consultancies with DOE and served as a member for the National Environmental Council from 2012-2015.