(6) 07 55 30003 b-hamdan@utm.my

Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan bin Ahmad


Prof Dr Mohd Hamdan Ahmad is currently serving as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development). He is the former Dean of Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying (FABUlous), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Director of MIT UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MIT UTM MSCP). He is also the former Executive Director of Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI), a wholly owned company of UTM with core business in research and consultancy focusing on urban habitat and sustainability.


Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan’s research areas include sustainable cities and architecture design, building climatology, smart cities and architecture education. He is involved in many green developments and practices including involvement in the Low Carbon Society of Iskandar Malaysia and Low Carbon Society 2030 for Kuala Lumpur blueprints. Previously, he was part of the team that developed various public parks such as Hutan Bandar Johor Bahru, Taman Merdeka Johor Bahru, Linear Park Johor Bahru and Taman Tropika in UTM.


He is also a green building promoter and consultant affiliated to GreenRE, Casbee Iskandar Malaysia, GBI. Furthermore, he is a prominent judge for Green Accord Initiative Award (GAIA). He has developed two experimental houses within UTM Campus namely Ecohouse, a hybrid low energy house system funded by Nichias Corporation Japan (Nichias Eco-House). Secondly is Door House for the Poor (ODOORS), an open IBS low cost housing system funded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).


Academically, Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdan has been with UTM since 1988 and was promoted to full Professor on the opening day Beijing Olympic (080808). He has graduated more than twenty PhD students and currently supervising ten students. He earned his PhD from University of Manchester in 1997 and B.Arch. from University of Miami, Florida, USA in 1987. He pledges to continue crusading green and sustainable development agenda that is appropriate to the tropical context through teaching, research, consultancy and postgraduate supervision.


Name : Mohd. Hamdan Hj. Ahmad, PhD.

Citizenship : Malaysia

Date of Birth : 4th March 1964

Place of Birth : Kg. Tg. Batu, Nenasi, Pekan, Pahang

Marital Status : Married 

Address : Office of DVC (Development) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai

E-Mail : b-hamdan@utm.my, drmedan@gmail.com, drmedan@yahoo.com

EMPLOYMENT/POSITION HELD  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), UTM (15 April 2020 – 14 April 2023)


Degree Year obtained Institution
B.Arch (Cum Laude) 1987 University of Miami, CoralGables, Florida, USA
PhD in Architecture 1997 University of Manchester,United Kingdom



080808-present Professor
2001-2008 Associate Professor
1997-2001 Lecturer
1988-1997 Assistant Lecturers A
Department of Architecture
Faculty of Built Environment
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru
1986-1987 Teaching Assistant
First Year Design Studio and Critics
School of Architecture, University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.



Executive Director, 1st January 2010 – present
Institut Sultan Iskandar
Urban Habitat & Sustainability
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


  • Dean,  – 15 April 2020
    Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Deputy Director, 1st August 2009 – 31st December 2017
    Institut Sultan Iskandar of Urban Habitat & Highrise
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Deputy Dean (Post Graduate Studies and Research) – 2005-2009
    Faculty of Built Environment
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru
  • Head of Department (Architecture) – 1997-1999
  • Head of Program (Architecture) – 1996-1997
    Dept. Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru


University Management

  • University Senate Member (Elected Representative), 2011-2013 and 2014-present
    • Lower Senate Committee on Students Affairs and Alumni
    • Lower Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning Facilities
    • Lower Senate Committee on Development and Industry Network

Administration and academic responsibilities in postgraduate program in UTM include:

  • Deputy Dean (Post Graduate Studies and Research) Faculty of Built Environment 2005-2009
  • Advisory Panel to Postgraduate Program in Architecture 1999-present
  • Internal Examiner for Postgraduate Program in Architecture 1998-present
  • Subject Lecturer for Tourism Product Design, Master in Tourism Planning by taught course, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer, Research Methodology Course under SPS 2007 – Present
  • Member JAPSU, 2005-2009
  • Member JKTSPS, 2005-2009

Administration and academic responsibilities in undergraduate program in UTM include:

  • Head of Environmental Architecture Panel Unit 2002-present
  • Fifth Year Urban Design Studio 2003-2004
  • Head of Building Science Laboratory 1999-2005
  • Tutor & Coordinator for 2nd and 3rd Year Design Studio/Program 1989-2005
  • First year Design Studio 1998-1999
  • Head of Department (Architecture) 1997-1999
  • Course Director (Architecture) 1996 – 1997
  • Subject lecturer for Environmental Physic I and II, Environmental Planning and Design, Climatic Architecture Technology, Building Construction and Building Services
  • Design Tutor for Final Year Thesis Students and Head of Thesis Panel
  • Tutor for Topical Studies
  • Coordinator for 4th Year Design Studio 1996/97
  • Coordinator for group C elective subjects 1990/91
  • Internal Panel for Final Year Landscape Architecture Program 1996-present
  • Academic Advisor 1988-present


  • Appointment as Penasihat Persatuan, Majlis Mahasiswa Anak-Anak Pahang UTM (SEPADU), 2015-present
  • Appointment as Ahli Lembaga Pengurusan Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Al-Ahmadi (MTQAA), Kg Tering, Tg Batu, Nenasi Pekan Pahang, 2016-present
  • Appointment as Chairman of Presentation Session for Seminar Sinergi Rakyat- Kerajaan Malaysia 2015 (SSRKM2015), 17 December 2015, UTM Kuala Lumpur
  • Appointment as Penilai Bebas untuk Kenaikan Pangkat ke Jawatan Profesor Madya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 30 November 2015 – 30 November 2017
  • Appointment as Journal Reviewer for International Joint-Conference Senvar-Inta-Avan 2015, 24 – 26 November 2015
  • Appointment as the Chairmain for International Joint-Conference Senvar-Inta-Avan 2015, 24 – 26 November 2015
  • Appointment as Facilitator for Bengkel Perancangan Strategik UTM 2015, 29 – 31 October 2015, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Appointment as Keynotes Speaker on Sustainability Leadership Program in Asean Community Higher Education Experiental Transformational Learning in Siam Reap, Cambodia, 27-31 October 2015
  • 70th Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series: Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdan Hj. Ahmad
  • Appointment as Committee Member for Jawatankuasa Rayuan Pemilihan Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar (PMPP) Sesi 2015/16, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Appointment as ‘Panel Penilai Proposal Potential Academic Staff 2015, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Appointment as ‘Jawatankuasa Perlaksana Sempena Sambutan 30 tahun UTM bersama Johor’, 17 September 2015 to 31 October 2015
  • Appointment as ‘Ahli Penyelidik Projek Indeks Syariah Malaysia Bidang Prasarana & Persekitaran, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia from 1 August 2015 to 31 Disember 2015
  • Wakil Senat Dalam Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tetap Senat Pembangunan dan Mahasiswa & Alumni, 2014 to 2016
  • Wakil Senat Dalam Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Tetap Senat Jaringan Industri dan Masyarakat, 2014 – 2017
  • Wakil Senat Dalam Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa tetap Senat Perpustakaan dan Sumber Pendidikan, 2014-2017
  • UTM Senate Members from 23 January 2014 to 22 January 2017
  • Panel Penilai Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia (MQA), 2014
  • Member of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia’s (LAM), 2010-present
  • Secretariat to Lawatan Penilaian Penyambungan Akreditasi Program Sarjana Muda, UTM Space, August 2014
  • Appointed as a Secretariat for MyINOVASI 2014 event by Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi
  • Head for MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP), 2014
  • Task Force Plan Global UTM 2014: Research, Innovation and Commercialization Excellence Fasa II
  • Task Force for Research Alliance, UTM; August to November 2014
  • Appointed as a Secretariat to Resolusi Kongres Kediaman Suara Hati, October to December 2014
  • Advisor to Architecture Department’s Curriculum Review Committee, July to December 2014
  • Task Force Generic Skill UTM 2004-present
  • Task Force Double Major-Minor UTM 2004-present
  • Chairman Architecture Curriculum Review Committee 2004-2005
  • Advisor to Architecture Students Society 2003-present
  • Facilitator for PTK 3 (Community Service) 2004
  • Facilitator for PTK4 (Generic Skill) 2004-present
  • Facilitator for SPPT (Generic Skill) 2005-present
  • Taskforce KLCC Diploma Elite New Masterplan 2005
  • Taskforce UTM Bandar Penawar New Satelite Diploma Campus Masterplan 2005
  • Chairman Technical Committee on Design & Built UTM 2009-present
  • Task Force Innovation University UTM 2010
  • Task Force Technology Innovation Entrepreneur CEO Global Forum UTM 2010


  • Sustainable Cities and Urban Habitat
  • Sustainable Environmental Architecture
  • Building Performance Studies
  • Architecture Education
  • Public Park Design
  • Eco-Tourism