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The University aspires to become a leader in Research & Development and Consultancy and be recognised internationally as a partner of choice for industries as well a respected member of scientific communities and an innovation platform for the research fraternity.  In its commitment to achieving this vision, the University establishes the Research Advisory Council (RAC) in 2010 that meets annually to deliberate issues and matters concerning the development of the University especially in areas that include research, innovation and commercialisation.  RAC’s prominent and esteemed members have the important roles of providing guidance and strategic directions to facilitate UTP to enhance its competitiveness through technology and innovation.


Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)




  • Prof Abid Khan, Deputy Vice Chancellor/Vice President (Global Engagement), Monash University, Australia
  • Prof Saman K. Halgamuge, Associate Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dato’ Hj Mash‘al Ahmad, Managing Director, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Dato’ Dr Zainal Abidin M Yusof, President/Chief Executive Officer, SIRIM Berhad
  • Dato’ Kamarul Redzuan Muhamed, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, UZMA Group
  • Rao Abdullah, Region Vice President Asia Pacific, Halliburton Energy Services Sdn Bhd
  • Ng Wan Peng, CEO, Multimedia Development Corporation
  • Dato’ Prof Dr Asma Ismail, Deputy General Higher Education, Ministry of Education
  • Dr Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim, Deputy Secretary General (Science), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation;
  • Dr S. Asmaliza Ismail, Head, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Secretariat, NIH, Ministry of Health
  • Mr Chuah Beng Swee, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Technology and Engineering Division, PETRONAS
  • Prof A Rashid Abd Aziz, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation, UTP
  • Azminuddin Affandi, Senior Manager, Research & Innovation, UTP