PROFESSOR MUSHTAK AL-ATABI (Ph.D)

Chief Executive Officer and Provost, Heriot Watt University (Malaysia).

Mushtak Al-Atabi (Ph.D) is currently the CEO and Provost at Heriot Watt University (Malaysia). He is a mechanical engineer by training. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sheffield in the UK in the area of biological fluid mechanics. He has pioneered various educational innovations including the development of fully project based engineering curriculum. He has also initiated various technologically enhanced education programs.

Mushtak has many academic achievements as demonstrated by his citations in refereed journals and the prizes and awards he has received for his Research and Development activities. He has also led a number of educational initiatives including pioneering Project Based Learning and CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) framework in Malaysia. He also developed and delivered the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Malaysia in March 2013 and pioneered the use of MOOCs for corporate training and human resource development.

 

PROFESSOR SUHAIMI ABDUL TALIB, Ph.D, P.Eng, MIEM, MISM

Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, MALAYSIA

Suhaimi Abdul Talib, joined Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), formerly known as Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM) in 1988. He received his B.E (Hons) in Civil Engineering in 1986 at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1996 he obtained his Master of Science in Water and Environmental Management with Distinction at University of Loughborough, UK and in 2002 he completed his Ph.D. in Water and Wastewater Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He has been involved in teaching courses associated with Civil Engineering Programs at UiTM. Apart from teaching he is also actively involved in supervision of student projects at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

He holds the position of Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and had served UiTM in various capacities including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Assistant Vice Chancellor (Facilities Development and Management and ICT) and Assistant Vice Chancellor (Puncak Alam and Puncak Perdana Campus), as well as various posts of leadership within the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at UTHM and had been a Visiting Professor at the Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He was also appointed as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Australia.

He has an extensive experience in development and review of curriculum for engineering programmes. He has served as member panel and later as lead panel for engineering accreditation for both the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) since 2004. He was later appointed as Member to the EAC for the session 2008-2010.  He was appointed as a member of the Expert Panel for the drafting of Standard on Engineering and Engineering Technology Programmes and also appointed as a member to the Accreditation Committee at the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

 

MR. MOHD HAFIZ BIN HALIM

Special Officer to the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development