Apadilangit currently have five academic advisors that give us advice and guidance as well as check and balance for our education and project contents.

Dr. Mohd Saiful Anwar bin Mohd Nawawi

  • Senior lecturer for Islamic Astronomy programme of Universiti Malaya.
  • President of Persatuan Jurufalak Syarie Malaysia.
  • Appointed as the Islamic Astronomy expert panel JAKIM since 2015 until now.
  • Negeri Sembilan committee member of new moon sighting by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) 
  • Degree in Sarjana Muda Syariah (Falak Syari’e) on 2006. 
  • Master from Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya on 2011. 
  • PhD in Islamic Astronomy on 2014 University Malaya
  • Research methodology course member in 2012 and 2013 at The World Islamic Science & Education University, Amman Jordan 
  • 2017, Short-term course of Science and Religion course at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. In Islamic Astronomy research 
  • Involved in the New Moon Observation of Every Hijri Month project since 2002 until today.
  • Researcher of fajar sadiq in Kelantan for 2018 and 2019. 
  • Total solar eclipse researcher at Guangzhou, China in 2009 and Palembang, Indonesia in 2016 solar eclipse.
  • Publishing book and articles about Islamic Astronomy in the local and international journals.
  • Presented research paper in in United Kingdom, Indonesia, Thailand and Korea. 
  • In 2018, he presented at the international conference of Communicating Astronomy with The Public in Fukuoka, Japan by IAU was organised by the International Astronomical Union.

Dr. Raihana binti Abdul Wahab

  • Senior Lecturer for Islamic Astronomy Programme under Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya.
  • Perak committee member of new moon sighting by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM).
  • Researcher of fajar sadiq in Kelantan for 2018 and 2019.
  • Main research interest in the Islamic Astronomy, particularly in Observational Astronomy. 
  • Ph.D. in Islamic Astronomy from University Malaya in 2014. 
  • Bachelor degree in Shariah major in Islamic Astronomy from the University of Malaya.
  • Has written more than 10 articles in international and local journals.

Dr. Norilmi Amilia binti Ismail

  • Founder of  SpaceIn a Space tech startup company 
  • Member of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).
  • Senior Lecturer in School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). 
  • Graduated in Aerospace Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2004. 
  • MSc in Space Mission Design and Analysis in 2007 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 with  research on the Dynamics of the Motorized Momentum Exchange Tether in University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • 2 years experienced working in the automobile industry.
  • President of Malaysia Space Initiative, the NGO for Space enthusiasts. 
  • Leading a research group in developing a Nano-Satellite called MYSat in USM for their research in earthquake prediction and was assisted her student.
  • Developed CanSat Kit for Education (CaKEd) that won silver in ITEX 2018 and Gold in MTE 2019.
  • Developing a Tethered Aerostat System for rural communication. 
  • Known as the balloonist, the first launched a high altitude balloon in Malaysia for research and commercial purposes.

Dr Nazhatulshima binti Ahmad

  • Senior lecturer in Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya since 2013.
  • She has been serving the University since 1999 as a tutor in the Physics Department.
  • Obtained her BSc in Physics from University of Malaya in 1998, Master in Science (Astronomy) in
    2003 and PhD from the same university in 2013.
  • Now she leading the Space Physics Laboratory and conducted many research projects, academic programs and consultation.
  • Main research area concerns with the emission line stars such as Be stars and short period eclipsing binaries. Asteroids
    and near-earth objects monitoring is also another area that she had participated during complication of her PhD.
  • Concerned on the matters of light pollution within the area of the astronomical sites, she conducted several studies on the effects of light pollution in astronomical data.
  • Besides her own research niche area, she also involves in several projects with Malaysia Development of Islamic Department (JAKIM) in solving several issues related to Muslim community; determining the crescent moon specifically for the Ramadhan,
    Syawal and Zulhijjah; the earliest detection of isya’ and fajr by an astronomical observation techniques.

Associate Professor Dr Nur Nafhatun binti Md Shariff

  • Senior Lecturer in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam.
  • Degree in Islamic Studies, Islamic Astronomy major.
  • Master and PhD at Faculty of Science. 
  • Tutor at the Department of Fiqh & Usul (Academy of Islamic Studies, UM).
  • Fellow at Department of Science & Technology Studies (Faculty of Science, UM). 
  • Research Management Unit (RMU) coordinator.
  • Liaison Officer of Malaysian Research Assessment (MyRA).
  • Liaison Officer of Office of International Affairs (OIA). 
  • Editorial board for Astronomy Education Journal under International Astronomical Union (IAU).
  • Member of Malaysian Islamic Astronomy Society. 
  • Associate fellow at Institute of Science (IOS).
  • Leader of Islamic Astronomy and Solar Astrophysics (IASA) Excellence Entity.
  • Selected as Junior Member in International Astronomical Union (IAU). 
  • Her academic background is kind of divergent, hence her research interests. Her current research interests are best depicted as Venn diagram below: