Category: 2020 Speaker

Dr Fateen Nabilla Rasli

Fateen Nabilla Rasli is a PhD student in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 2009. She just finished her PhD viva voce session in September 2020. Her research interest is in remote sensing, GIS and green corridors study. Her study background is Bachelor Degree of Science (Geoinformatics) and Master of Science (Remote Sensing).

Professor Lisa Philipps

Professor Lisa Philipps is the Provost & Vice-President Academic of York University. She provides leadership to the senior academic administrative team in the areas of academic planning, institutional change management, the alignment of academic priorities and resources, and strategic enrolment and complement planning. Current initiatives focus on institutional priorities around academic quality, the student experience and student success, community engagement, financial sustainability and the engagement of the York community. On faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1996, Professor Philipps has published widely on topics in tax law.

Professor Kingston Nyamapfene

Prof. Kingston Nyamapfene is currently Vice Chancellor of the University of Africa, at Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State (Nigeria), a relatively new State University established by the Bayelsa State Government and created to serve as a model for how State governments can reduce the burden of higher education through Public-Private-Partnerships, with a focus on internationalization. For three years prior to that, he was President of the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), a post-graduate-only Science and Engineering university in Abuja, Nigeria, renowned for its research and high-quality graduates. Although situated in Nigeria, AUST is a pan-African university, one of the 3 Nelson Mandela African Institutes for Science and Technology. It draws students from all of sub-Saharan Africa and visiting faculty from more than 130 top institutions across the world. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe and the USA and a permanent resident of South Africa. Previous positions include Academic Vice President, International University of Grand-Bassam then a new American University in Cote d’Ivoire, Associate Provost for Distance and Online Education at Texas Southern University, Houston Texas; Dean of International Programs at SUNY’s Empire State College; holder of the Endowed, “Distinguished Leadership Chair” at Rocky Mountain College, Montana, USA; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research) at the former multi-campus Vista University, South Africa with 37 000 students on 7 campuses and, simultaneously, Executive Chair of the South African Water Research Commission.

Dr Renata Archanjo

Renata Archanjo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Modern Languages and Literature and at the Postgraduate Program of Language Studies (PPgEL) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil. She has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from UFRN and she has been a visiting scholar at Birkbeck College – UK, 2014 and CUNY – USA, 2015 doing research in the field of multilingualism and urban education. Her recent research interests and publications are in the field of Foreign Language teaching and learning, multilingual education, language policy and the internationalization of higher education. She is currently UFRN’s International Relations Deputy Officer.

Ms Kamilla Trubicki

Kamilla Trubicki is Head of International Office at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Engineering. She is responsible for the implementation of the internationalization strategy and coordinates cooperation with international partners as well as student and staff mobility. She is involved in the development and improvement of international programs at the university as well as international marketing and student recruitment. She received her diploma degree in Business Economics with a major in International Management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Her interests are in the fields of international management, intercultural relations as well as the development and management of international study and cooperation programmes.

Professor Dr Mohd Ismid Md Said

Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Ismid is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. As a senior member of the University’s Executive Team, his duties include providing advice and leadership in international matters towards achieving the university’s strategic goals. He is responsible for internationalisation and for the continuing strategic development of international activities and engagement on behalf of the university. He is also actively involved in many international networks. He is currently the Director of the Executive Committee for the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), Chair of ATU-Net Steering Committee, Deputy Chair of the Operational Board of the World Technological Universities Network (WTUN) and Executive Director of the Board of Management of the Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT) Network. Aside from his duties as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Ismid is also a member of Impact and Restoration of Water Bodies Research Group and specialised in the field of water quality management and biological assessment of water bodies.

Prof. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Prof. Fauzi graduated with a B.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) and M.Sc. in (Chemical Engineering) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), before pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, specializing in Membrane Manufacturing Technology. He is currently focusing on the development of polymeric, inorganic and mixed matrix membranes for various application. He is the author of over 900 papers in refereed journals with current Scopus h-index of 79 and citations of 28,663, and over 50 book chapters. He has authored or co-authored 6 books and edited or co-edited 11 books, 9 Patents granted and 21 Patents pending. Prof. Fauzi served as the Chief Editor (Water Treatment and Desalination), Emergent Materials, among others. He received more than 130 awards both at National and International level. The most notable ones being The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Engineering Sciences for 2019, Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category, ASEAN Young Scientist Award, and the National Academic Award (Innovation and Product Commercialization Category). He has also been named as one of Most Cited Researchers in the world by Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic in Chemical Engineering 2016.

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