About Me


My name is Mohd Fadhil bin Md Din. I am graduated from UTM in 1999, also holds a Master of Engineering in 2001. I have started my carrier after graduated my bachelor’s degree in 1999 as a Tutor. I was completed my study at the Master level under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azmi Aris (UTM, Malaysia) and Prof. Dr. Morgens Henze (Denmark Technical University, DTU).  The study was vibrantly focussed on the potential pre-investigation of photocatalytic and photo-ozonation design. The research work was initially prepared at the lab-scale and never been tested for actual wastewater effluent, especially from the textile wastewater industry. A prototype development on photo-ozonation has been carried out using combination ozone and photo light (at medium energy excitement) for the special treatment on the color and COD removals.


After consistently working for one-and the half-year, the study was successfully documented in various types of the journal and international publications. Then, I was further my study under a double-program, between UTM (Malaysia) and TUDelft (The Netherlands). I was engaged with Dutch-Malaysian collaborations under the Ph.D. scheme, which usually for mutual international networking under the supervision of Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang (UTM, Malaysia) and Prof. Ir. M.C.M. van Loosdrecht (TU Delft, The Netherlands). The program was proposed as the invitation to the developing country for the promotion of young researchers in the global research network. During my Ph.D. training, I had trained with various biotechnological environments, engineering technology, and environmental design criteria, especially for my future career. The study was completed in 2006/07 and continuously develops ever since. Together with Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang and other team members, we proposed one type of the selected treatment and recovery process, named: – Biodegradable Plastic Made from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) – under TechnoFund project (TF0206B033) in Kahang, Kluang. Most of the research currently, focuses on the fabrication and recovery design from waste to wealth environments.

My role as a current academic administration work is serving as Sustainable Action Plan in the campus as the pre-requisite in creating research and diplomatic communities in the sustainability framework. The scope of the administrative work is to create a youth platform in order to produce a leader/champion with a green and sustainable mindset in the near future.  Mostly, the energy and climate change is my major concern and I was involved in the data collection and promoting the green index within the campus.  There are many possibilities to inculcate the revision works especially to refine the aspect of responsibility to bring the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the multi-various sectors and level of institutions within the region. Contribution from the research and innovation may serve only the hardware assessment, but the element of heart-ware needs some diplomacy and volunteerism spirit among the leaders. Transformation of urban life, the biodiversity of nature, awareness on economic reputation and global health among the ASEAN countries will be the major factor among the ambassador of science-to-action. International science diplomacy could be the advocacy for the government plan/action towards the actual roles and responsibilities. I have been invited to actively join the “Technical Working Group” among the stakeholders across the ministry level to share ideas and knowledge on environment and sustainability action to the country. The part of the action, quadruple helix contribution, and collaboration among institutions, academia, industry, and community is a must for any research and innovation involvements.