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University of Nottingham researcher elected as fellow to Academy of Sciences Malaysia


Professor Ir Dr Dominic C. Y. Foo, Professor of Process Design and Integration in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) has been elected as a Fellow in Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) on 27 April 2019 at ASM's Annual General Meeting.

To be eligible as a Fellow of ASM, the personal must fulfil several criteria, such as demonstrating outstanding individual achievement or leadership in science, engineering and technology. Fellows of ASM have the right to use the designatory letters FASc.

Professor Foo was among the seven new fellows this year in the category of Engineering Sciences.  All fellows were elected through the nomination of two other ASM Fellows.  Professor Foo was nominated by Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Wan Ramli Wan Daud, FASc, of National University of Malaysia (UKM).

“I thank Prof Dato’ Wan Ramli for nominating me as the ASM Fellow.  It is an important achievement for an engineering researcher in Malaysia.  I will work hard to promote the engineering fertility in Malaysia,” said Professor Foo.

"We are proud to have professor Foo selected as a Fellow in Academy of Sciences Malaysia, His appointment only goes to show that we have a very high level of academics at the University and we hope his appointment will inspire our students to be just as successful," said UNM Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall.  

Prior to the ASM Fellow, Professor Foo was also awarded the Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) by the ASM for year 2016. Professor Foo served the ASM in promoting science, engineering and technology, through public talks and seminars.

Professor Foo is an active member of professional engineering bodies in Malaysia and the UK. He was the past chairman of the Chemical Engineering Technical Division of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), and now represents IEM as Vice President in the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE).  He also serves as Malaysia Chair for the Education Subject Interest Group of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Previously, Professor Foo won the IChemE Innovator of the Year Award in 2009, the IEM Young Engineer Award 2010. In 2012, Junior Chamber International lauded him the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award while in 2013 he received the Award for Outstanding Asian Researcher and Engineer from the Society of Chemical Engineers Japan (SCEJ).  In 2014, he was also awarded with The University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor’s Achievement Award.

About Academy of Sciences Malaysia

ASM was established under the Academy of Sciences Act 1994 and was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Sept 8 1995, who is also one of its six honorary fellows. The ASM acts as the nation's think tank on matters related to science, engineering, technology and innovation. The Academy is a platform for the pursuit of excellence in these fields for the benefit of all.


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Posted on 23rd May 2019

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