H.P.S. Abdul Khalil
Prof. Abdul Khalil, HPS, obtained his PhD degree from the University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom, in 1999. He is currently a senior professor in biomass and biocomposites at the School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. His fields of specialization cover biocomposite technology, fibre-reinforced polymer composite technology, hybrid composites, nano-based composites, fibre science (natural and man-made fibre) and biodegradable polymer as new materials for new economy. He is a fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), United Kingdom. He is a member of America Chemical Society and a member of Wood Science and Technology. He had been appointed as an editorial board of more than five Scopus/ISI listed journals. To date, he has generated over 200 scientific articles in Scopus with H-Index of 35 and over 5,000 citations. He also excellently published 3 academic books, 41 chapters in books and also 4 nonacademic books (community/coffee table books). As an expert researcher in his field, he had reviewed more than 200 articles in reputed journals. Recently, he was also awarded as one of the Top Research Scientists Malaysia from Academy of Sciences Malaysia in 2014 and Malaysia’s Rising Star Award (Thomson & Reuters) in 2015.