Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid OMAR

Wahid OmarWahid Omar is a Professor in Structural Engineering and the sixth Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his PhD (Structural Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, MSc (Bridge Engineering) from the University of Surrey, and BSc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) (2011-2013) and Director, Office of Asset and Development (2008-2011) who was instrumental in managing major development projects of the university. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and holds membership in various professional bodies such as the Asian Concrete Forum, the American Concrete Institute (KL Chapter) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. His expertise includes structural assessment, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, with his latest research endeavour being an investigation on innovative techniques in improving the ductility of high strength concrete. His biggest interest lies in project management and sustainability, and is strongly committed to his vision in transforming UTM into a sustainable campus.