Nationality : Malaysia
Born : 1966
Position : Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Field of study : Development of polymeric, Inorganic and mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, Waste-water treatment, Gas separation processes, Membrane for fuel cell applications, Palm oil refining, Haemo-dialysis membrane and Smart optical fiber for tracking migration of oil flow
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Prof. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail, is the Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), UTM. He was awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, specializing in Membrane Technology, and managed to complete his Ph.D. study in less than three years.
He is the author of over 1000 papers in refereed journals and over 50 book chapters. He has authored or co-authored 6 books and edited or co-edited 11 books, 18 Patents granted and 27 Patents pending. He has supervised more than 70 Ph.D. and 50 MSc students to completion as well as having supervised 10 post-doctoral fellows.
He received more than 200 awards both at the National and International level. He also received Highly Cited Researchers awards by Clarivate for five (5) consecutive years from 2018 until 2022.
Professor Fauzi is currently appointed as the Member of the Malaysia Science Council, Chairman of Malaysia Membrane Society (MyMembrane), and Chairman for Selection Committee, the 15th National Academic Award. He is also the Vice President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association Malaysia.
He is also on Qatar University Press Advisory Board in 2018 and International Evaluation Panel member of University of Hradec Kralove (UHK), Czech Republic in 2020. He was also in the Merdeka Award Nomination Committee for Outstanding Scholastic Contribution category from 2014 until 2017.
Professor Fauzi also serves as Editor for a number of reputable journals and sits on the Editorial Board of numerous reputable international journals. He also led a team of researchers and professional service teams who have secured research grants at the national and international levels amounting to about RM60 million in total.