Prof. Nasrudin Rahim
IEEE Senior Member
University of Malaya

Prof. Nasrudin Rahim<br>IEEE Senior Member<br>University of Malaya<br>Malaysia

Professor Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering (UiTM, Malaysia), BSc (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering & MSc in Power Engineering (both from University of Strathclyde, UK), and Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University, UK. He became a Chartered Engineer in 2000 and promoted as a Professor in 2003. He is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineering Technology (FIET) and Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASM). He is also an Adjunct Professor in the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE). 


Professor Dr. Nasrudin is the Founder and Director of the UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), one of the ten nationally acclaimed Higher Institutions’ Centre of Excellence (HICoE) of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). He is also the Chairman of the University of Malaya Advanced Engineering & Technology (AET) Research Cluster. 


An active researcher, he has written more than 264 journals and 214 conference papers, and 4 books and 3 co-written books. He was the Leader for the RM 2.4 million Malaysian Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) project that produced the first Made-in-Malaysia grid-connected PV inverter. He was the first recipient of the AUNSEED-Net research grant in 2002. His research with MS Elevators produced an award winning 7.5kW elevator motor VVVF drive system, bagging the 2008 MAMPU award for joint research between university and industry. He holds a patent for a single-phase multi-string five-level grid-connected PV inverter and is awaiting the approval of two others.


His professional advice and consultancy has been sought by Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA); Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI); SIRIM; Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB); Board of Engineers Malaysia; Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia; Prestigious Discovery; and OYL; among others. He is regularly asked to provide professional and character assessments evaluation for professorship promotions in the capacity of an External Assessor; requests so far have come from the University of Strathclyde, UKM, UTM, and UNIMAP. Not only an able and prominent researcher, he is also a very popular academic, being the sole supervisor of many graduate and postgraduate students, who described him as knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. To date, 44 of his MEngSc students and 22 of his PhD students have successfully graduated. 


His long career in the University of Malaya has seen him helming various administrative positions and responsibilities. He was the Director of UM’s Distance Learning Centre, the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Deputy Dean of Research & Postgraduate Studies, and a Member of the Faculty of Engineering’s Engineering Professors Council. He was also the head of the Electronics, Industry, and Control program; and the MEng degree program for Industrial Electronic Control.


He has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in Universiti Malaysia Pahang and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka. Overseas, he has the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Head to AUNSEED-Net and headed AUNSEED-Net & AEESEAP Special Project. He was the Chairman of IEEE’s Motor Sub-Committee’s Working Group 8 for Reluctance Motors, Honorary Secretary General to AEESEAP, and Malaysian representative to SEE Forum. He also acted as Visiting Research Fellow to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia for three years from 2008 to 2011. He regularly reviews various publications, and has been an Editor for the International Journals of Management Science & Engineering Management since 2009.

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