Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohamed
Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohamed has been appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Industry and Community Network of Universiti Sains Malaysia for a term of three years effective from 1st of May 2016.
The former Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering USM and currently the director of “Sciences and Arts Innovation Space” or known as Sains@USM is taking over from Professor Dato’ Dr. Susie See Ching Mey, who held the post since 1 February 2011.
A Top Research Scientist in Malaysia (TRSM) and an expert in Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, Air Pollution Monitoring and Control, Fuel Technology and Nanotechnology obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA and later graduated with a master of science (Chem. Eng.) and PhD in the same field from the University of New Hampshire, both in the United States.
Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed began his career at USM as a lecturer in 1993. He has served as the Director of the Industry Collaboration Centre as well as being among the main academicians heading the Research and Development Division of ‘Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology’, an initiative which mobilises collaborations with various partners to prepare an ecosystem and to intensify the involvement of the academia with the industry in the country.
He is well-known as a researcher and scientist with more than 80 grants awarded to him internationally, valued more than RM18 million, and having publications with high-impact citations included in the Scopus bibliographic database, in addition to hundreds of research papers in various well-renowned academic journals, along with academic and professional networks from various countries including Japan and France.
There was no doubt of his calibre when he was selected to be one of the seven researchers from USM to receive the Malaysia’s Rising Star Award as a recognition in successfully producing articles with publications cited in the top 1% in the world, in reference to the data from the Web of Science (WoS) Thomas Reuters and Incites.