School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering,
Engineering Campus,Universiti Sains Malaysia,
14300 Nibong Tebal,Penang, Malaysia
Professor Dr Hazizan Md Akil was born in Temerloh, Pahang on 1st July 1971. He received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bohor Baru, Temerloh, Pahang and his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abu Bakar, Kuantan, and Pahang. In 1993 he obtained his dual Diplomas in Rubber and Plastics Technology (UiTM) and Diploma in Natural Rubber Processing (RRIM). 3 years later, in 1996 he obtained his B.Eng. (Hons) in Polymer Engineering from the University of North London, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he obtained his PhD in Composites Materials (with a focus on Sandwich structure) from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 2002. Upon his return to Malaysia, he joined Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) as a lecturer in the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and a full Professor in 2012. Prof Hazizan is currently a Professor at USM’s School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering.