International UNIMAS STEM EnCon2018 | 12 - 14 September 2018| Kuching, Sarawak

Keynote Speaker 6: Professor Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Raman

Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Raman
Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya,
50603, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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In this talk, the speaker will explore the challenges and opportunities available for Malaysian engineers from various perspectives in coming years. The perspective may include educational, job opportunities, emerging areas and others. Engineers have been contributing to nation building directly and indirectly and in coming years the scenario is unlikely to change. However, due to complexity and demand of the society, scarcity of natural resources and the globalization in real sense, will definitely pose new challenges for the engineers in coming years. Many jobs and conventional services may disappear. However, they will be also opportunities created where many types of products, services and jobs will be created in the future, which may not exist yet. Examples will be shared. The speaker will provide some strategies to prepare themselves for challenges and opportunities in coming years. IR 4.0 aspect will be also discussed in the context of this talk.
Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Raman is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. His research interest is in mixing in stirred vessels, green technology and advanced wastewater treatment. To date, he has supervised 85 PhD and Master students and has published more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings both locally and internationally. There are also 10 patents registered nationally under his name. His achievements have resulted in him being recognized as a Top Research Scientist in Malaysia in the year of 2014. In April 2018, he was elected as a Fellow of Academy of Science Malaysia. As one of the Associate Director in Engineering Accreditation Department (EAD) he contributes significantly to engineering education. As the past chairman of Institute of Chemical Engineers UK (Malaysia Branch) and member of various committees in Board of Engineers Malaysia, Prof. Aziz continues to contribute to the profession, especially in chemical engineering in various aspects.