Professor Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Raman was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs), University of Malaya (UM) on 1stJanuary 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, UM.
He graduated with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Degree from UM in 1989. After completing his studies, he initially worked as an engineer in oil & gas industry and subsequently in a food based industry. He then returned to academia where he joined UM as a Tutor in 1993 and rose the ranks to become a Professor in year 2012. He held several posts at the Faculty of Engineering, which includes Deputy Dean (Academic) and Deputy Dean (Postgraduate).
Prof Aziz undertakes research in the field of chemical engineering focusing in the areas of mixing using stirred vessels, green technology and advanced wastewater treatment. To date, he has supervised more than 85 PhD and Master students and has published more than 270 papers in high impact journals and conference proceedings. As a result of his excellent achievements in research, Prof Aziz was recognized as one of the Top Research Scientists in Malaysia in year 2014. More recently, he was elected as Fellow, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia in 2018. Professor Aziz has extensive experience as a practicing Chemical Engineer where he was involved and successfully delivered many consultancy projects in the field of environmental sustainability.
Prof. Aziz is also a chartered and a professional engineer and he is actively involved in development of engineering profession in Malaysia. He was the past chairman of Institution of Chemical Engineers UK (IChemE), Malaysian Branch and Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia besides being an active committee member in Board of Engineers, Malaysia.
Prof. Aziz has devoted his professional career to achieve excellence in teaching with a student centric approach. He has three grown up children and enjoys sports activities in his leisure time.