Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah obtained his BTech (Hons) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1995. He served in several industries as quality and production engineers for nearly 4 years prior to the commencement of his study at master level in 1998.
He received his MSc in the year 2000 in the field of Chemical Process Technology. Four years later, he received his doctorate degree in the field of chemical engineering, specializing in catalysis and reaction engineering. His PhD study was supported by the National Science Fellowship provided by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia.
Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah is a registered chemist with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and has so far published a number of research papers in refereed international and local journals. He also actively engaged in several consultancy works on environmental engineering projects with local industries. His current research areas are catalysis, wastewater engineering and renewable fuels.
Presently, there are 8 post-graduate students completing their MSc or PhD thesis under his supervision. Among awards won by him are the Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Best Thesis Award 2004 and Gold Award at the Malaysian Institute of Higher Learning Research and Development Exhibition 2005. He is also actively involved in community services as the trainer for the Malaysian’s National Service Program.