A.F. Ismail is a Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where he runs a membrane technology research group at AMTEC. He has also held the post of Dean of Research for the Materials and Manufacturing Alliance at UTM. Dr. Ismail's research interests cover membrane formation, membranes for wastewaster treatment and gas separation, and nanofibers and nanostructured materials for energy applications. He has authored or edited 4 books, and published several book chapters. Dr. Ismail has received several awards, including the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001 (the first Malaysian to receive this award), the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000, and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Award for the Patent Category, and the Merdeka Award for Scholastic Achievements in 2014. He was also the first Malaysian scientist to twice win the National Innovation Award in Waste to Wealth and Product categories, both in 2009 and 2011.
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founder and First Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC). 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. 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 600 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, over 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 66 with cumulative citation of over 19,300. He won more than 150 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, Malaysia's Research Start Award 2018. Recently, He was appointed as UNESCO Chair on Groundwater Arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He is the Chairman of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (Southern Region), 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 Desalination, 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 Centre (AMTEC) and now recognized as Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE). Currently Ahmad Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, UTM. Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, and an active research fellow at the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. She is also the Deputy Head of Inorganic Membrane Research Group in UTM. Her research interests lie in the field of fabrication of nanostructured materials for membrane-based separation processes. One of the main focuses of her research is the applications of membranes for acidic gas removal and wastewater treatment. Her present research also includes design of novel photocatalyst for degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater. Her enthusiasm and dedication towards her research are reflected in her numerous scientific publications in high impact factor international referred journals and academics books. Until 2019, Dr. Wan Norharyati has authored more than 90 research papers in leading high impact international journals and 5 book chapters. Her current h-index is 19. Norhaniza Yusof is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia, and an active senior research fellow at Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), UTM. She is also the Deputy Head of Nanostructured Materials Research Group in UTM. Her research area focused on the membrane preparation and application, and also nanofibers fabrication for gas storage application. She has published more than 70 indexed papers in leading international journal, 5 book chapters, one original book, and one edited book and has lead 11 research grants. Her current h-index is 9. Dr. Yusof's research has been recognized with the Excellent Service Award of UTM in 2015 and as the recipient of UTMShine in 2019. She has three patents filed under MyIPO and has won Best of the Best Research Award in Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) UTM in 2018.
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