Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International)
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +(604) 653 3295
Fax: +(604) 656 6699
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah is a Professor in Transport Studies and the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Since March 2017, he has been appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) of USM. Preceding his term as Deputy Vice Chancellor, he was the Dean of the School of Civil Engineering and the Director of the USM’s Engineering campus at the same time. He is widely regarded as a leading expert in transport matters in Malaysia. He is presently a Commission Member of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
He was appointed as the Director General of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) between 2008 and 2011, and was critical behind many road safety strategies of the country. He is still very active championing road safety in Malaysia. 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. For his work in road safety, he was accorded the Road Safety Icon Award by the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) in 2015.
Preceding his term at MIROS, he was Dean of the School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Research Dean for the Engineering and Technology Platform and was also the pioneering Innovation Director of USM. In January 2012, he was appointed as the Director of the Transformation Office, a newly formed outfit at Universiti Sains Malaysia to oversee USM’s transformational agenda
He has conducted numerous researches and projects specializing in various areas of transport such as on Intelligent Transport System, public transport, sustainable transport, road safety, travel behavior and traffic engineering. He has also published technical reports, books and journal manuscripts relating to transport. In addition to teaching, Farhan also supervises postgraduates at Masters and doctorate levels.
Academically, Farhan has a PhD in Transport Studies from the University of London, United Kingdom. He has a Master of Science in Transport from the same university and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, United States. He also holds a Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
Professionally, he is a council member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM), a council member of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Malaysia, member of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA), Transportation Science Society of Malaysia (TSSM), and the ITS Malaysia. He is presently an International Scientific Committee (ISC) member of the East Asia Society of Transportation Science (EASTS) and was the Chair of the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee C.2 on Road Safety Operations for the 2008 – 2011 term. In June 2013, Farhan was also appointed as the member of the Expert Panel to review the safety of the Malaysian construction Industry. In 2016, he was appointed as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM).