School of Chemical Engineering Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif is currently the Director of Nexus Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He was the Dean of School of Chemical Engineering, USM for 2005-2010 and Research Dean, Science Fundamental Platform for 2010-2012. He obtained his BEng, MSc and PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Being a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow to The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK, he is frequently being appointed by IChemE to accredit Chemical Engineering Program in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. He is an internationally renowned researcher and an internationally acclaimed award winning researcher in membrane science and technology. His enthusiasm and dedication towards his research works have been reflected in his achievements in winning numerous scientific invention awards. To-date, a total of 55 personal achievement awards and 69 research product awards have been won. His active participation in scientific research has also been exhibited by being the recipient of multiple research grants in various disciplines sponsored by government and non-government bodies, with a cumulative value of more than RM 30.0 million. His capability in carrying out quality research work of international standard has been further supported by publication of 339 articles in high impact factor international refereed journals, with current cumulative citation number of 10,609 and h-index of 46. As a tenacious educator, he showed dedication towards the supervision of postgraduate students, by successfully graduating 32 PhD and 60 master students. With his persevering attitude, he is veritably a source of inspiration to hundreds of his former students spread throughout the globe.