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University of Nottingham Malaysia Welcomes Professor Ir Dr Mohd Shahir Liew as New Vice Provost of Research and Knowledge Exchange

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ir Dr Mohd Shahir Liew as the new Vice Provost of Research and Knowledge Exchange, effective December 1, 2023. 

Prof Shahir brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having earned his BSc and PhD (Structural Dynamics) at Texas Tech University in the United States, with a focus on offshore engineering and structural dynamics. His professional journey spans engineering consultancy in both the USA and Malaysia, where he successfully established his own companies. He had also successfully implemented two start-ups in Indonesia before venturing into academics. A registered engineer in the USA and Malaysia, as well as a Chartered Engineer in the UK, Prof Shahir transitioned to academia in 2009. 

Throughout his journey in academia, Prof Shahir has held various senior academic and leadership positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering. Notably, in his previous role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (DVCRIC) at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), he played a pivotal role in shaping and executing UTP's research and enterprise strategy. His efforts were instrumental in fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary networks that extended well beyond the traditional boundaries of engineering, thereby contributing to the growth of UTP’s research income. 

The University of Nottingham Malaysia looks forward to leveraging Prof Shahir's leadership and expertise in advancing the institution's research initiatives and fostering knowledge exchange. His strategic vision aligns seamlessly with the university's commitment to cutting-edge research and global impact. 

In his new capacity as the Vice Provost of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Prof Shahir will continue to advance the institution's research and knowledge exchange strategies. His responsibilities include spearheading collaborative initiatives, fostering interdisciplinary partnerships, and steering the university toward greater achievements in research and knowledge exchange initiatives. 

The University community warmly welcomes Prof Shahir to his new role and looks forward to the impactful contributions he will bring to further elevate the University’s standing in the areas of research and knowledge exchange. His wealth of experience and visionary leadership are poised to propel the University of Nottingham Malaysia to new heights in the pursuit of academic excellence. 

Posted on 6th December 2023

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