KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 (Bernama) — Professor Dr Azmi Shariff from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) was recognised as one of the Top Research Scientists of Malaysia (TRSM) this year by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).
UTP in a statement issued here Tuesday said Azmi has the privilege and prestige of being the very first research scientist from UTP to be given the honour.
Azmi is one of the 14 top research scientists recognised by ASM, the statement said.
To date, 110 researchers and scientists are part of the TRSM database, 99 of whom are from public universities, five from private universities and six from research institutes.
Azmi’s predilection and passion for research and innovation was nurtured during his undergraduate years when he was part of the pioneer batch of the Chemical Engineering degree programme at UTP.
“Azmi secured a position as a research officer upon graduation and was plunged into a highly competitive and challenging environment, he eventually went on to acquire his Masters in Process Integration at the Victoria University of Manchester, United Kingdom (UK) and doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Leeds, UK,” UTP said.
Azmi is now the head of both Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Research and Advanced Process Safety research centres at UTP and is deeply involved in various research projects with a special focus on the oil and gas industry.
He is currently working on two major projects in CO2 management as well as in process and design safety for the industry.
Azmi said the TRSM recognition was truly an honour and he is humbled that his work and contribution had been considered significant enough to meet the high expectations and standards of the ASM.