Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Professor Fauzi obtained a PhD. in Chemical Engineering in 1997 from University of Strathclyde and MSc. and BSc. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1992 and 1989 respectively. He is the author and co-author of over 450 refereed journals. He has authored 3 books, 40 book chapters and 3 edited books, 3 Patents granted, 17 Patents pending. His h-index is 52 with cumulative citations of over 10,000 (Google Scholar).
He has won more than 120 awards and among the outstanding awards are the Malaysia Young Scientist Award in 2000; ASEAN Young Scientist Award in 2001; Two times winner of the National Intellectual Property Award (Patent Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2013; Two times winner of National Innovation Award (Waste to Wealth Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2011. Recently, he won National Academic Award (Innovation and Product Commercialization Category) on August 2013 and Malaysian Toray Science and Technology Foundation Award, on 28 November 2013.
He is a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). At present, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Desalination. Prof. Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
Professor Fauzi’s research focuses on development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of hemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications. Professor Fauzi has involved extensively in R&D&C for multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application.
In 2013, Ministry of Education unanimously awarded him the Innovative Action Plan for Human Capital Development Tertiary Level award. On 4nd September 2014, he won The Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category. Currently Prof. Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.