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DR. MAT UZIR WAHIT, Professor

Room: Block P23, Center For Composites (CfC, UTM)
Tel.: +607-553 5989
Fax: +607-558 1463
Email:  mat.uzir@cheme.utm.my, r-uzir@utm.my

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Polymer Engineering Department
Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Background

Mat Uzir Wahit graduated in Polymer Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1994. He obtained his MSc in Polymer Composites in 1999 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Prior to his appointment as a lecturer at Polymer Engineering Department, UTM in 1999, he was a process engineer at Philips Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd, Senai, Johor from 1994 to 1997. In 2001, he received a fellowship from the Government of Japan to embark on a study tour in Japan for four months. In 2006, he received his PhD degree in Polymer Nanocomposites from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has been awarded a Post-Doctorate Merit Scholarship by Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, KSA and undertook post-doctoral study at MONASH University, Australia (Dec 2008-May 2009)

Currently, he is appointed as a Professor in polymer engineering and science at UTM. Mat Uzir’s research interests pertain to advanced materials, natural fibre composite materials, rubber-toughened polymers, polymer nanocomposites and biomaterials including biodegradable polymers and shape memory polymer. Mat Uzir is a lecturer in the subjects of material science, polymer properties and polymer composites. He is also an organizer and a participant in a number of short courses and seminars and has published more than 100 research papers and conference proceedings on rubber toughened polymer, polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, cellulose and biomaterials. He is a member of Plastics and Rubber Institute of Malaysia (PRIM) and holds the post of secretary for PRIM-southern section since 2002.