Dr. Ahmad Farid received a PhD in Environmental Geology from University of Malaya, MSc and BSc in Applied Geology from UM. He is a certified Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Board of Geologists Malaysia. He is a council member of Institute of Geology Malaysia and an active member of Geological Society of Malaysia. Dr. Ahmad Farid teaches undergraduate courses in Geology and Environmental Geology, as well as supervise postgraduate many MSc and Phd students. He is a coordinator for Industrial Relation and Attachment, Alumni and Community Engagement (SULAM) Course in Department of Geology, UM. His current research interests are focused on environmental impact of REE extraction, decarbonization and carbon capture using geological materials and metals pollution assessment & remediation in hydrosphere and pedosphere. He has authored over 20 publications in Web of Science Index-journals, received more than 270 citations with H-index of 10. Dr Ahmad Farid and his team is in close collaboration with local and international researchers, who share a common aim of translating new knowledge into scientific application and applied geological practice. He is also a recipient of awards such as the EAGER award from Coordinating Committee For Geoscience Programmes In East And Southeast Asia (CCOP) and Excellence Service Award from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.