Prof. Dr. Rosli Md Illias

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Rosli Md Illias is a Professor of Molecular Enzymology in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with honours from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992. In 1994, he pursued his study at Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Edinburgh University, Scotland, United Kingdom and was awarded with PhD in the area of Molecular Genetic in 1997. The main courses of teaching and learning are in the area of microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry. His research interest covers the manipulation and genetic engineering of DNA for enzymes design and expression that lead to the discovery of enzymes and biocatalysts for bioconversion of biomass. He has supervised 21 PhD candidates and 25 MSc candidates to completion as main supervisor. His experience in postgraduate supervision has been recognized as he was appointed as an examiner for 40 PhD candidates at various universities in Malaysia. He is actively involved in Biotechnology based projects at national and international level that worth more than RM 13 million. He leads more than 40 Biotechnology based research projects including one with Petronas Research. He has also published more than 190 papers in indexed publication especially those with high impact factors. In addition, he has been granted two patents and have filed eleven as inventor and co-inventor.

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in collaboration with

  • Malaysian Solid-State Science & Technology Society, UTM Chapter (MASS)
  • Ceramic and Amorphous Group, UTHM (CerAm)
  • Green Chemistry Research Group, UTM (Gchem)
  • Advanced Nano Materials Research Group, UMT (ANoMa)
  • Advanced Optical Materials Research Group, UTM (AOMRG)
  • BioM3D Group PPSG, USM (BioM-USM)
  • Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, USM (AMDI)