Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Message from the Editor

In the March issue this year, we add another new class of article, High Profile Researcher, in addition to traditional manuscripts. This features the profile of the researcher by interview. Although we do not expect to publish High Profile Researcher in every issue, we would like to receive and publish this kind of paper from time to time.

Recently, the editor of Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS) has interviewed Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail as part of the efforts to highlight prominent figures in the field of Science. Prof. Fauzi Ismail is a full Professor at Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at UTM. His research interests include the development of novel polymeric and inorganic membranes for water desalination, wastewater treatment, gas separation processes, palm oil refining, photocatalysis, hemodialysis, and fuel cell applications. He has authored and co-authored for more than 500 refereed journals, 6 books, 45 book chapters and 4 edited books. He has been granted 4 patents and 16 patents have been filed. His has an astonishing h-index of 58, with cumulative citation of over 14,000. He has won more than 120 national and international awards. He is a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FlChemE). Prof. Fauzi has extensively involved in R&D&C for national and multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial applications. He is also the founder of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), which is now recognized as the Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HiCoE).

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Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail (right) and Prof. Hadi Nur (left) during the interview session on 19 June 2017.


Prof. Hadi Nur

Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences