Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Bin Ismail
PhD., FASc., CEng., FIChemE.
Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is Professor at Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, UTM. His research interest are in development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of haemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications.
He obtained his PhD. in Chemical & Process Engineering in 1997 from University of Strathclyde and MSc. and BSc. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1992 and 1989 respectively. His research has been published in many high impact factor journals. He also actively authored many academic books in this field which published by reputable international publishers. He is the author and co-author of over 550 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 59 with cumulative citation of over 15434.
He have won more than 130 awards national and internationally. Among the most prestigious award won is the Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category at 4th September 2014, Malaysia’s Rising Star Award 2016 for Frontier Researcher category at 1st November 2016, Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017 on 5 October 2017. He also the recipient of Innovative Action Plan for Human Capital Development Tertiary Level award at 2013 by The Ministry of Education. He has awarded Malaysia Young Scientist Award in 2000; ASEAN Young Scientist Award in 2001; the National Intellectual Property Award for two times in (Patent Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2013; Two times National Innovation Award for (Waste to Wealth Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2011. He also won National Academic Award (Innovation and Product Commercialization Category) on August 2013 and Malaysian Toray Science and Technology Foundation Award, on 28 November 2013, Winner of IChemE (Malaysia) Innovator of the Year Award on Oct, 2014, Top Research Scientist, Awarded by The Academy of Sciences Malaysia on Nov., 2014 and Best Fundamental Research Project awarded by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia on 2012. Recently he was recognized as one of the most cited researchers in Chemical Engineering by Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.
He is a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). Ahmad Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
He involved extensively in R&D&C for national and multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application and currently have two spin off companies. He is the founder of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC) and now recognized as Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE). Currently Ahmad Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, UTM.
(updated : June 2018)