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University of Nottingham Malaysia appoints Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering

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University of Nottingham Malaysia appoints Professor Andy Chan as Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering. The appointment comes to form a synergy between the faculties of science and engineering at the University.

Prior to this, Professor Chan was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering since September 2016 and has been working at the University since 2006.

According to University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall: “The merger of the two faculties enables us to create even more synergy between the two existing faculties. It provides an opportunity to share best practises, as well as offering more research alignment and opportunities.”

In his role Professor Chan will be heading the University’s Schools of Biosciences, Computer Science, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Pharmacy, Psychology and the Foundation in Science, Departments of Civil Engineering; Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Foundation in Engineering.

“I am really looking forward to develop the Faculty of science and engineering as a whole to ensure that students receives the best experiences from our laboratories and environment and the variety of courses on offer.” Professor Chan said.

“With this merger, we can take this opportunity to rationalise our facilities, especially the laboratories. We are certain that this new synergy will lead to greater avenues for research and also new teaching courses as well create a platform for us to work with the wider University. We have a great team at the university, and people who have vast experience as academics, administrators and also those who are active researchers.

Among his key role will include the implementation of new programmes which marries aspects of engineering and science and the facilitation of various administration procedures.

Professor Chan holds a PhD and bachelor degree from the University of Hong Kong. He was also the Associate Dean for Research of the Faculty of Engineering and the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

His research interest includes air pollution and aerospace engineering. His led the key aerospace research initiative as the Director of Asia Aerospace City Research and Technology Centre. He also lead the Malaysian team in the multinational, NASA-sponsored 7SEAS project, which focuses on the study of transboundary haze in Southeast Asia. In his spare time, Professor Chan builds a lot of models and legos.


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Posted on 5th December 2018

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