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Professor Dato' Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah

Professor in Transport Studies

School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Ph.D. in Transport Studies, from University College London, University of London (1995)


Short Biography:
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah is a Professor in Transport Studies at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). In USM, Dato’ Farhan has been appointed to various positions in the school, on-campus and the university. He was the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and International of Universiti Sains Malaysia between 2017 to 2021. He was also the pioneering head of the Engineering Innovation and Technology Development Unit (EITD), Engineering and Technology Research Platform, Innovation office and Transformation Office. Dato’ Farhan is a critical influence behind many road safety strategies in the country. He is an active champion of road safety and is widely regarded as a leading expert in transport matters in Malaysia. He was the founding member of the Commission Member of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and was made the Interim Chairman from 2017-2018. As a commission member, he has helped to steer the organisation and the public transport strategies of the country. Between 2008 and 2011, he was appointed as the Director-General of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS). In 2016, Ministry of Transport (MOT) Malaysia appointed him as the Cluster Head for the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) for MOT on road safety. In 2016, he was appointed as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM). For his work in road safety, he was accorded the Road Safety Icon Award by the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) in 2015. He has been advising the Penang State government and was instrumental behind the Penang Road Safety Strategies 2014-2020. In June 2013, Farhan was also appointed as the member of the Expert Panel to review the safety of the Malaysian construction Industry.