Dr. Muhammad Mehedi Masud currently holds the position of a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Development Studies within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He has authored two books, one with Palgrave McMillan in 2019 and another with UM Press in 2023. In addition to his books, Dr. Masud has contributed book chapters and authored over 70 scientific articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals, all within the field of sustainable development. At present, he serves as the lead investigator on several research projects, including the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), the Long-Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), UMliving Lab, and various faculty projects. Dr. Masud's research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including sustainable development, the blue economy, circular economy, population and environmental development, development economics, environmental impact assessment, ecotourism development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, community development, means of livelihood, poverty, and social mobility. Throughout his career, Dr. Masud has earned several prestigious awards, including the Academic Excellence Award in 2014, the Excellence Award in 2015 for his high-impact publications, the Bangladeshi Students Nights Award in 2016, the Excellent Service Award in 2020, and the Excellent Service Award-2022 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Furthermore, he holds the role of Associate Editor at the Journal of Institutions and Economies and serves as an Editorial Board Member for Ecofeminism and Climate Change, as well as the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development.