Professor Dr Zamri Radzi is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently, he is the Chairman of Malaysian Dental Deans' Council. He is also the University of Malaya Senate Member and Orthodontic Specialist. Previously, he was the Deputy Dean (Research & Development) overseeing infrastructure development, research, innovation and commercialization activities at this dental school, the oldest dental school in the country.
He obtained his specialist degree in Orthodontics from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and went on to pursue additional specialist qualifications from various institutions including the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as well as a Doctorate degree from the University of Oxford. Currently, he is the Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Currently, he is the Honorary Professor at Tashkent State Dental Institute (TSDI), leading dental institute in Central Asia.
Besides dentistry and materials science, he also has special interests in history, arts and literature where he was involved in poetry recitals and possess experience as a writer for daily newspapers. He was also involved in setting up the University of Malaya Dental Museum and Mobile Dental Clinic.
As a volunteer, he served as a Board Member of the Special Olympics Malaysia and has been actively working with numerous NGOs to promote breastfeeding in the country as well as oral health promotion among the aborigines.
As an academician, he was responsible in designing the Orthodontic Specialist Programme at the University of Malaya. Alongside tutoring, he developed various educational tools to facilitate teaching and learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. Currently, he is the Examiner for the MOrth Part 2 and MJDF Part 2 examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has also served as an external examiner for numerous national and international institutions for more than 50 PhD and Master candidates including candidates from the University of Otago and University of Khartoum.
As a dental professional, he is an appointed member of Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and Treasurer of the South East Asia Association for Dental Education. He also serves as the Co-Chairman of Malaysian Dental Specialist Program Joint Technical Committee. Previously, he was a member of Malaysian Dental Specialist Evaluation Committee.
As an evaluator, he serves as a book and journal reviewer as well as a judge for various competitions. In addition, he also has served as an assessor for academic promotion exercise for Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.
As a clinician, he is interested in multidisciplinary approach such as craniofacial and orthodontic treatment where he was responsible in the establishment of the University of Malaya Combined Cleft Palate Clinic; a one stop clinic dedicated for cleft lip and palate patients involving experts from various areas of specialization. He then continued to establish two other combined clinic namely Combined Ortho-Resto and Combined Ortho-Paedo Trauma Clinic which continues until today and has been very successful in treating multidisciplinary cases.
As a researcher, he has embarked on both fundamental and clinically applied research works. Among others are the developments of biopolymers, automated bone expanders, anisotropic self-inflating tissue expanders and temporary tooth assembly. He has numerous national and international collaborators and has secured more than RM 8 million research grants. He was the first user of the newest Target 2 ISIS Pulsed Neutron Scattering Station at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom; one of the world leading centres in Neutron and Muon instrumentation to study the dynamics and molecular structure of biopolymer.
As an innovator, he holds more than 6 patents under his name from US Patent Office and other IPOs. Additionally, he has won over 30 medals including gold medals at International Research Expositions in Nurnberg, Geneva, London and Pittsburgh. He was awarded 'GOLD MEDAL WITH MENTION' at the Belgian International Technological Innovation Competition in Brussels Belgium. Subsequently, he was appointed as a Permanent Scientific Advisory Panel to a spin off medical device company of Oxford University.
In 2005, he was awarded the ‘ANUGERAH SAINTIS CEMERLANG', Excellent Scientist Award by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
In 2016, he was awarded 'ANUGERAH PERKHIDMATAN SETIA 20 TAHUN' by the University of Malaya for his long service.
In 2018, he was awarded the ‘UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA BEST ADMINISTRATOR AWARD’ (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang- Pentadbir Terbaik) by the HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, Chancellor of the University of Malaya for his excellent administrative duties over the past few years.