Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin Abdul Manan
Prof. Zainuddin Abdul Manan is a professor of chemical and energy engineering, the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program and the CEO and founder of the UTM spin-oﬀ company OPTIMISE Sdn Bhd and Founder of COPE-BEST (Convention on Promotion of Energy Sustainability Best Practices). He began his career as an engineer in PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant and professional coach for over 25 years. He completed over 100 R&D & consultancy projects serving local and multinational companies, has numerous patents and over 450 publications that include 20 books/ chapters, 220 refereed journals and 250 conference proceedings on energy and resource efficiency and conservation. Zain is a UK/EU chartered engineer, a Fellow IChemE (UK), Fellow of Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a professional engineer, a professional technologist, a certiﬁed energy manager, a registered electrical energy manager and a certiﬁed trainer for ASEAN energy managers. He has coached professionals from over 500 organisations and delivered over 400 invited talks in professional courses, conferences and seminars worldwide. Zain is the chair of the Energy Committee of Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the Chair of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (Thermal Energy) under the Malaysian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. He founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve over USD 7 million energy savings between 2011 and 2020, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award.