New vice-chancellor for USM

  • Education
  • Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

PROF Dr Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan (pic) is the new vice-chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The former Universiti Malaya (UM) deputy vice-chancellor (development) will serve for a term of three years beginning Oct 4 this year.

“The Education Ministry hopes that the appointment will (allow him to) further USM’s vision of becoming a leading research university globally,” it said in a statement.

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Prof Faisal Rafiq received his Bachelors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, United Kingdom and his master’s degree in engineering from UM.

He then obtained his PhD in integrated optical devices from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Thanks to him implementing better water and waste management, as well as spearheading more research and education in sustainable development, UM was awarded the Most Sustainable (Greenest) City Centre University in Asia by

UI Green Metric in 2017 and 2018.

He also successfully commercialised his research products through his spin-off company Flexilicate Sdn. Bhd.

He takes over from Datuk Prof Dr Asma Ismail who retired after her three-year term ended on Oct 3.

She remains chairman of the Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) and will continue as the first female president of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).
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