Management & AdministrationProf. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan is currently serving his third term as University of Malaya's Deputy Vice Chancellor of Development . His first term was from 2013 to 2016, and his second was from 2016 to 31st August 2018. He also served as Acting DVC for Student Affairs beginning March 1st 2018, and ending in December 2018. Prof. Rafiq has served in numerous national level committees, including that of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and the Ministry of Education. He has been a speaker and panelist in numerous platforms, including those organized by Higher Learning Leadership Academy (Akademi Kepimpinan Pendidikan Tinggi, AKepT) under the (then) Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). He is also a reviewer to several international technical journals including IEEE Photonics Journal and the Journal of Lightwave Technology. In October 2015, Prof. Rafiq was appointed as Executive Director of UM Holdings Sdn Bhd - University of Malaya's business arm - while still holding his Deputy Vice-Chancellor position. Education & ResearchProf. Rafiq received his PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton in 2007, specialising in glass-based integrated optical devices for use in telecommunication and sensing applications. In 2013, Prof. Rafiq was promoted as a full professor. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers on optics and engineering education. His Integrated Lightwave Research Group – which he started - currently runs an optical fibre fabrication tower. His Flat Fibre patent was the winner of the Gold Award, The Best for Physical Sciences and Engineering, and The Best of the Best (Top Prize) during University of Malaya Research, Invention and Innovation Expo 2009 (UM EKSPO 2009). His research work on corrosion sensing appeared in the March 2013 issue of a reputable international technical magazine called Optics and Photonics News. His group also picked up the top prize – Malaysia Science Academy’s Innovation Award during the 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation i-INOVA 2014. His group's collaborative research on dengue detection with the University of Ottawa was featured in reputable high impact journals and media, including Nature, Science, and Laser Focus World. Prof Rafiq was awarded the Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award in 2017 as recognition for his contributions to the field of photonics. Spin-off CompanyThe spin off company he founded in 2015, Flexilicate Sdn Bhd, was the Best ASEAN University Startup during the inaugural Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2015. Flexilicate, which means flexible silicate (or glass), markets fibre fabrication services, micro-capillaries and fibre based dosimeters. In June 2016, Flexilicate and its collaborator - the University of Southampton - won the prestigious Dengue Tech Challenge grant amounting to RM1.9mil. The grant supports collaborative projects that bring together experts from Malaysia and the United Kingdom and was jointly organized and supported by Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, British Council, PlatCOM Ventures Sdn. Bhd., SME Corp and Malaysia Innovation Agency (Agensi Inovasi Malaysia). RecognitionsProf. Rafiq was the recipient of the Section Prize for the Best Engineering Research during Presentations at the House of Common (British Parliament) in 2006 and the Best Paper for Photonic Category during an international conference in 2003. His PhD work on Flat Fibres produced an international patent. He was the Best Lecturer for the Sciences Category in 2009 and 2012 during University of Malaya’s Excellence Awards. He also received an award for Best in Teaching during University of Malaya’s Excellence Awards 2011. In 2013, he picked up University of Malaya’s Best Administrator (Dean) award for a second consecutive year. He has received the Excellence in Services award and certificate numerous times, the latest was in 2017. He received the University of Malaya Sports Icon Award in 2015 for his contribution in upgrading the University’s sports facilities and his role in encouraging better sportsmanship. He also received the Best in Commercialisation during UM Excellence Awards 2016. In addition to personal recognitions, the agencies under Prof. Rafiq’s leadership have also picked up numerous University and National level awards including those given by MAMPU (a unit in the government tasked with modernizing governance) and Konvensyen Inovasi dan Kreatif, KIK (National Innovation and Creativity Convention). Prof. Rafiq played a pivotal role in the University of Malaya’s sustainable development efforts and during his tenure, the University attained the most sustainable (greenest) city centre university in Asia for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018), being the best in Malaysia for water management, waste management, and in terms education and research.

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Dr. Loo-See Beh is Professor (HRM & Public Administration), at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Training Management, M.A. in Political Science, and B.A. (Hons.) in History and Political Science. Her research interests includes public administration, public policy, human resource management, organizational behaviour, ethics, and sociopolitical studies. She sits on several committees and coordinators of several programs, collaborative research projects and seminars locally and abroad, resource person and as associate member with a number of local and international institutions including Malaysian Qualifications Agency; Malaysian Association of American Studies; Global Studies Association, UK; International Political Science Association Research Committee on SOG, USA; American Society for Public Administration, USA; Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (Japan; Singapore). She has held the position of Deputy Dean (International & Higher Degree) at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya; and also research and visiting appointments at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Griffith University, Australia, and Sunway University, Malaysia. She has published both locally and internationally and sits on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals including serving as external examiners for theses and reviewers for many reputable international journals and books. She is an acknowledged merit peer reviewer as can be accessed from her profile at Her most recent publications has appeared in journals Public Management Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, PLoS One, Peer J, Transylvanian Review, Review of Educational Research, BMC Research Notes, Australian Journal of Public Administration, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, etc., and also a recent book on Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia published by Palgrave Macmillan, UK (2013).

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. W Mohd Azhar bin Wan Ibrahim obtained a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1991. The first appointment with University of Malaya was in 1991 as lecturer in the Department of Prosthetic, Faculty of Dentistry. In 2002 he was transfer to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya. He also has Master degrees, Master in Applied Statistic and Master in IT, to support his carrer as a lecturer and researcher. He has served University of Malaya for more than 25 years. During this period he has received 2 outstanding service award from University of Malaya. His research interests are quite wide-ranging under the general umbrella of biomedical Engineering. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Device, and Health Engineering are the active area of research. He has supervised a quite numbers of undergraduate and postgraduate researchs. Due to these activities, he has won several research award, has publications in books, conference proceedings and journals. He has also reviewed some journal’s articles for publication and also sometime serve as external examiner for Master and PhD thesis. Apart from that he as some patents underprocess.

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