Prof. Ir. Dr. Sharifah Rafidah Binti Wan Alwi
Prof Ir Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi is the Director of Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Sharifah has been extensively involved in 66 research projects, 23 industrial based projects for various companies and government agencies and has trained engineers from more than 200 companies in the field of sustainable engineering design and management. She specialises in process systems engineering with emphasis on resource conservation. She has more than 200 publications with a H-index of 25 (Scopus). She has filed 14 patents, 22 copyrights and developed 5 software products. She is also the co-founder of UTM Spin-off company called Optimal Systems Engineering Sdn Bhd (OPTIMISE). Sharifah is the Associate Editor for Journal of Cleaner Production, Editorial Board member for Applied Thermal Engineering Journal and International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability. She has won numerous awards such as Green Talents 2009, IChemE Highly Commended Sir Frederick Warner Prize 2011, ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award 2014, National Young Scientist Award 2015, Runner-up for ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2016 and Malaysia Rising Star 2016. She is one of the active committee for UTM Living Lab – Sustainable Energy Management Systems which has won the 3 Star AEMAS Energy Management Gold Standard and the ASEAN Energy Award 2012. She has served as the Chairman for Malaysia IChemE Young Engineer Group (YEG) 2016-2017 and is a member of Young Scientist Network, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and Persatuan Saintis Muslim Malaysia (PERINTIS). She is a certified ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS) Energy Manager trainer and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager under Malaysia Energy Commissioner.