Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Nationality : Malaysia
Born : 1966
Position : Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Field of study : Membrane Technology, Nanostructured Materials, Hemodialysis, Reverse Osmosis, Fuel Cell, Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration
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Prof. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail, is the seventh Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and was the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation. As one of the early pioneers of membrane technology in Malaysia, he is the Founding Director of the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) that has initiated various community projects for more than a decade. He has developed 15 patents, with 20 more pending approval.

As a prolific author, his compendium of publications ranges from over 1000 papers in refereed journals to over 80 book chapters and 11 books. His current Scopus h-index is 103 (49,786 citations) and his Web of Science h-index stands at 92 (35,675 citations). He has supervised more than 70 Ph.D. and 50 MSc students to completion as well as having supervised 10 post-doctoral fellows.

He is a Member of the Malaysia Science Council, Member of Higher Education Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Higher Education, Chairman of Malaysia Membrane Society (MyMembrane), Chairman of the Selection Committee of the 14th and 15th National Academic Award, and Chairman of Malaysia Research University Network (MRUN). He serves as a Chief Editor and Editorial Board Member for several reputable international journals.

For his continuous contribution to the area of engineering and technology, he was honored with more than 130 awards at both national and international levels. Among the prestigious awards won are The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award in Engineering Sciences for 2019, the Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category in 2014, Malaysia’s Rising Star Award in 2016, and Highly Cited Researcher (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) by Clarivate Analytics.

Ahmad Fauzi Ismail graduated with a B.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) and M.Sc. in (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He was awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, specializing in Membrane Technology, where he managed to successfully complete his study in less than three years.


  • Vice Chancellor/President, UTM

  • Managing Director, Membrane Technology Malaysia Private Limited Sdn. Bhd. (UTM Spin-off Company)

  • Acting Vice Chancellor, UTM

  • Adjunct Professor, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia

  • Eminent Visiting Professor, Faculty Integrated Technology (FIT), University of Brunei Darussalam

  • Distinguished Fellow, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC)

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), UTM

  • Director, Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), UTM

  • Dean of Research, Materials, and Manufacturing Research Alliance, UTM

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