It is our great pleasure to share with everyone that MMU’s Pro-Chancellor, YBhg. Academician Professor Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid, has been named as one of the Top 100 Asian scientists by the Asian Scientist Magazine for 2019.

The list, now in its fourth consecutive year, is published by the magazine as a means of highlighting outstanding scientists, innovators and business leaders from the region. This year’s edition comprises individuals who have received a national or international prize in 2018 for their scientific research. This prize must involve a competitive selection procedure. Alternatively, in the same period, the honouree could have made a significant contribution in scientific discovery or leadership that has benefited either academia or industry.

Prof Zakri is the Chairman of Atri Advisory and also the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He sits on the Global Leadership Council of the United Nation Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Scientific Advisory Board and Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the United Nation (UN) Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries.

Prof. Zakri is listed among honourees who have made significant contributions to diverse disciplines ranging from materials science to molecular biology and particle physics, with representatives from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The list is by no means exhaustive but captures the essence of the region’s ingenuity and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Zakri on this milestone recognition!

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