Keynote Speaker

Dato` Prof. Dr. Osman Bakar

Osman Bakar, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Malaya, is currently Professor of Islamic Thought and Civilization at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization in Malaysia. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington DC. He was educated at the London University where he obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc in Mathematics. He earned his doctorate in Islamic philosophy from Temple University, Philadelphia. A Fullbright Visiting Scholar, he has published 13 books and more than 150 articles on Islamic thought and civilization, particularly Islamic philosophy and science, and on contemporary Islam, inter-religious and inter-civilizational dialogues. The founder of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue at the University of Malaya, he has also served as advisor and consultant to various international academic and professional organizations and institutions, including UNESCO and The Qatar Foundation. He is a member of The West-Islamic World Initiative for Dialogue established by the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Cemil Akdogan

Cemil Akdogan graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from Ankara University in 1967, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974 and 1978 respectively. Presently, he is a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at ISTAC.

Moneef Rafe Zoubi

An international science & technology advisor with more than 20 years experience in a variety of development projects; primarily in the domain of science and technology.

After studying and working in the UK until 1988, Moneef Zou’bi, a national of Jordan, joined the Royal Corps of Engineers of the Jordan Armed Forces for two years during which he undertook a number of office and field tasks all over Jordan; including undertaking a thorough review of all management and administrative procedures in place at the corps. He then joined the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Amman, Jordan; embarking on a career in international scientific and technological collaboration involving more than 60 countries. Since 1998, he has been Director General of the IAS.

Over the course of the last 18 years, he has been involved in scientific missions in more than 20 countries. For some time, he was consultant for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) on Information Technology policies and strategies, and a consultant for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on science and technology. He has headed over 20 different scientific missions in as many countries, and has been involved in most of the science and technology activities undertaken by relevant OIC organizations over the last decade.

Since joining the IAS in 1990, Moneef Zou'bi has devoted all his energies into turning the IAS into one of the world's most respected academies of sciences that is actively engaged in bridging scientific and technological, development; and even political divides between countries, cultures and civilizations. The IAS boasts relationships of collaboration with the InterAcademy Panel (IAP), UNESCO, ISESCO as well as the World Bank, and maintains excellent relations with over 150 academies of sciences worldwide.

Moneef Zou'bi has written extensively on science and technology and education topics, and has given lectures on such subjects in over 25 countries. He has been the editor of a number of specialized publications and journals and has published over 40 papers on science and technology issues, and edited and co-edited 10 books on topics such higher education, the environment, water resources, as well transformational technologies.

He is interested in history and passionate about the Internet.

Ir. Wan Ramli Wan Daud

B Eng. (Chem. Eng.) - Monash, Australia
Ph D. ( ) - Cambridge, UK

Official Position:
- Head, Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, UKM (1985 - 1988)
- Deputy Dean Faculty of Engineering, UKM (1991 - 1993) (1996 - 1998)
- Member of Senate UKM (1998 - 2004)
- Chief Editor, Jurnal Kejuruteraan (1998 - 2004)
- Chief Editor, Jurnal Jurutera Kimia Malaysia (2002 - 2004)
- Program Coordinator, Master of Chemical Engineering (2000 - 2004)

Research and Consultancy:
Drying technology
- Other separation process technology : supercritical fluid extraction, adsorption ad chromatography
- Fuel Cell technology

- Process system engineering:
- Particle technology
- Air pollution control technology
- History and philosophy of science

Chemical Process Principles KKKR2313
Technology and Civilization KKKF3223
Design of Chemical Process Plant KKKR4713
Chemical Process Plant Design Project KKKR4713
Food Engineering KKKR4943
Computer Aided Design KKKK6013
Air Pollution Control I KKKS6213
Air Pollution Control II KKKS6223
Energy and Environment SFST6453
Protection from Fire, Explosion and Toxic LK6063

Selected Publication:
Sunny E. Iyuke, Wan R.W. Daud, Abu Bakar Mohamad, Abdul Amir H. Kadhum and Rachid Chebbi 2004. Performance Optimisation of PEM Fuel Cell During MEA Fabrication, Energy Conversion and Management. 45 : 3239-3249.
Wan Ramli Wan Daud 2004. Rate-Based Design of Non-Fouled Cross-Flow Hollow Fibre Membrane Modules for Hyperfiltration, Chem. Eng. Res. & Des., 82 (8): 993 - 998.
Wan Ramli Wan Daud 2004. Rate-Based Design of Non-Fouled Cross-Flow Hollow Fiber Membrane Modules for Ultrafiltration. Separation Science & Technology. 39 (6) : 1221-1238.
M. Turmuzi, W.R.W. Daud, S.M. Tasirin, M.S. Takrif, S.E. Iyuke 2004. Production of activated carbon from candlenut shell by CO2 activation. Carbon. 42 : 453-454.
S. K. Kamarudin, W. R. W. Daud, A. W. Mohammad, A. Md. Som and M. S. Takriff. 2003. Design of a Tubular Ceramic Membrane for Gas Separation in PEMFC System. Fuel Cells. 3 (3) : 1 - 10.
Law Chung Lim, Siti Masrinda Tasirin and Wan Ramli Wan Daud. 2003. A New Variable Diffusion Drying Model for The Second Falling Rate Period of Paddy Dried in a Rapid Bin Dryer, Drying Technology. 21(9) : 1703-1722.


1988: Ph.D. (Medical Physics) University of Swansea Wales, U.K.
1985: Diploma (Ionization Physics) University of Swansea, Wales, U.K.
1982: M.Sc (Radiological Health and Safety) Salford University, Manchester,U.K.
1979: B.Sc. (Hons) (Physics) Leeds University, United Kingdom.

1. "The Spectroscopy of Steady and Pulsed Neutron Beam for 'In Vivo' Elemental Analysis." Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wales, (1988).
2. "Investigation of the Gamma-ray Hazards from the Long Term use Am-241/Be-9 Neutron Source." M.Sc Dissertation, University of Salford (1981).

University College of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, U. Kingdom. 1984 - 1988
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia (Part-time). 1983 - 1984
University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom. 1980 - 1981
University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom. 1975 - 1979
People's College of Further Education, Nottingham, U. Kingdom. 1973 – 1975
Royal Military College, Boys Wing, Sg. Besi, Malaysia. 1971 - 1973
Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. 1967 - 1971

Member, Malaysian Society for Nuclear Science.
Member, Health Physics Society, U.S.A.
Member, Malaysian Institute of Physics.
Committee Member, Malaysian Association of Medical Physics.
Associate Editor, Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia. Malaysian Nuclear Society. Oct. 1999.

Professor, Physics Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, from 14 August 1997.

Director, Radiation Protection Unit, Chancellery, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1991 – 2003.
Coordinator, Ammunition Technical Officer Course, School of Professional and Continuing Education and Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1998 - 99, 2001- 02.
Head of Health Physics Panel, Physics Dept., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1995 – 1999.
Coordinator, Health Physics course, Physics Dept., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1995 – 1999.
Associate Professor, Physics Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1991 – 1997.
Head of Radiation Physics Unit, Physics Dept., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1990 – 1992.
Lecturer, Physics Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1981 – 1991.
Head of Department, Physics Department. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1988 – 1990.
Assistant Lecturer, Physics Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 1979 – 1981.

1. Member, Special Task Group. "Code of Practice for Safety in Laboratories." Part 4: IonizingRadiation. Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, SIRIM. 1989
2. Member, Panel of Experts, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. 1992 -
3. Member, Technical Committee to Study the Implications of the Changes to the Act 304. Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. September 1994 - August 95.
4. Member, Technical Committee on the Radiation Protection Training Programme for Medical Workers, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. October 1994 -
5. Member, Sub-Committee on National Dose Survey Towards Establishing Reference Levels for Medical Exposure, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. September 1994
6. Member, National Radiation Protection Officer Certification Committee, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. 1995 - 2003
7. Member, Sub-Committee on Safety (Radiation Protection) to discuss on the draft, "Radiation Protection and Safety (Basic Safety Standard) Regulations”, Atomic Energy Licensing Board, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. 1997.
8. Member, National Committee on Medical Physics, Malaysian Institute of Nuclear Technology Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia. June 1998 –
9. Member, Nobel Laureate Expert Panel, Academy of Sciences Malaysia. March, 2002
10. Member, Sub-committee Nobel Laureate Award (Physics), Ministry of Education. May, 2002
11. Member, Reactor Interest Group, Malaysian Institute of Nuclear Technology Research. 2002

1. Dedicated Service Award (Anugerah Jasa Bakti) 1999. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
2. Darjah Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (P.C.M.) 2001. His Royal Highness. Sultan of Perak.
3 Prestasi Cemerlang dalam Perkhidmatan (Excellent Service) 2005, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.