JOHOR BAHRU, 16 February 2017 – Professor Dr Zainuddin Manan has been appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academics and Internationalisation of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) effective 1 February 2017.
He is also a professor of chemical engineering, the founding director of Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), and the founding Dean of Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering.
Professor Dr Zainuddin received his BSc from the University of Houston, USA, MSc from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom, and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, all in Chemical Engineering.
He began his career as an engineer in PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant and professional coach for 25 years.
He has completed over 100 research and development consultancy projects, filed for fifteen patents and has over 350 publications that include 15 books/chapters, 170 refereed journals and 190 conference papers on sustainable engineering of resources (energy, power, water, emissions & materials).
Professor Dr Zainuddin co-authored the 2014 book on Process Integration and Intensification – Saving Energy, Water and Resources. He was the winner of Saudi’s Prince Sultan International Prize for Water (2008) and was awarded Top Research Scientist of Malaysia by the Academy of Science of Malaysia (2013).
In 2014, he received award as UTM Top Researcher, UTM Top Academician and the Pannonia Honorary Award from University of Pannonia of Hungary. Professor Dr Zainuddin is a chartered engineer, a certified energy manager, a registered electrical energy manager and the certified lead trainer for Malaysian energy managers.
He has delivered over 400 professional workshops, seminars and invited lectures, including the 2014 Imperial College Distinguished Chemical Engineering Lecture, and coached professionals from more than 500 companies.
Professor Dr Zainuddin was the chair of the 6th PSE Asia conference (2013) and the 9th Regional Conference of Chemical Engineering (2016).
He was the vice-chairman of the Board of Judges for the ASEAN Energy Awards program for the commercial and industrial sectors, and the project director to develop the Green Technology Blueprint for 57 OIC Countries (2014).
Professor Dr Zainuddin spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve more than USD 5 million energy savings between 2011 and 2016, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award in 2012.