“Engineering Research into Solutions”


(Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)


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 500 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, 45 book chapters and 4 edited books, 4 Patents granted, 16 Patents pending. His h-index is 53 with cumulative citation of over 12322.

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. 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.

 “Transformation of Society through Research and Education”



President, Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) 

Director, Putra Science Park, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Member, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), US



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samsilah Roslan is a member of AUTM, a non-profit organization for professionals in technology transfer and commercialization of innovation based in the US. She was involved in the setting up of Innovation and Technology Managers Association (ITMA) in Malaysia, and was the secretary of ITMA before being elected as the president. With the strong support from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, she and her team from ITMA have conducted trainings to more than 200 innovation and technology managers from Malaysian public and private universities, polytechnics, as well as other local agencies. She has also conducted two sessions of international trainings organized by INSTP and funded by IDB for OIC countries in Rascht and Tehran, attended by participants from various OIC member countries. In 2016, she was appointed as consultant to Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia on the OIC Collaborative Effort in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Education (OIC-CECE).

Dr. Samsilah Roslan has been actively involved in the promotion and commercialization of UPM’s innovations for eight years. As the Director of Putra Science Park, she has set up a team of IP and knowledge transfer experts, researchers and technopreneurs, dedicated towards collaborating with all the key players in the innovation ecosystem to deliver innovations to the public. Up to date, UPM has accumulated more than 2,000 intellectual properties and has successfully commercialized a total of 134 innovations, achieving millions in gross sales. Putra Science Park, UPM is also currently housing 40 startups with 12 startups securing more than RM4 million capitalizations in just 2 years. The strong innovation and commercialization ecosystem in UPM has warranted them four times national award for best organization in intellectual property management by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). UPM has also recently won the National Most Entrepreneurial Public University 2017. Dr. Samsilah Roslan was trained and certified in intellectual properties protection and commercialization from the Licensing Academy, School of Law, University of California Davis, and has also completed a series of trainings with Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International, California, USA.  


Transformation of Society Through Research and Education

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