Mohd Talib is a professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution at the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and a Deputy Director at Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI, UKM). He has completed his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Environmental Chemistry (Air Pollution) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and his PhD at the School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. He was a head of Environmental Science Programme from 2010-2013 and Head Centre for Tropical Climate Change System (IKLIM), Institute for Climate Change from July 2013 to August 2014. Mohd Talib main research work includes the composition of atmospheric aerosols from various backgrounds including indoor environment. He also works on the composition of gases particularly surface ozone in the atmosphere. Most recently, he has extended his research on aerosols from sea surface microlayer (SML) and the composition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from urban and natural sources. He has published more than 100 publications including refereed journals, book, chapter in book and proceedings.