Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad

Chemical Engineering University Teknologi Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad received his PhD in Process Control in 1994 from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. He has been with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) since 1986 and served in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering for 2 years as the Head of Department, 8 years as Deputy Dean, and 4 years as a Research Focus group leader in UTM. Previously, he served as the Director of the Institute of Hydrogen Economy from 2009 to 2015. He is currently a Professor of Process Safety & Energy Sustainability and the Senior Director, Institute of Future Energy. His research interests include process modelling, control and safety, risk assessment and accident modeling, process intensification, as well as hydrogen and fuel cell. He has been involved in many consulting projects and conducted numerous training courses in process engineering, process control, process safety and risk assessment. 

Prof. Peter Sheehan

Victoria University Melbourne Australia

Professor Peter Sheehan was Founding Director of the Centre (now Institute) for Strategic Economic Studies at Victoria University from 1993 to 2011, and is currently Research Director. He made substantial contributions to the field of studies of the global knowledge economy, and of its Australian and international ramifications. He has also contributed to both the analysis of new technologies and their application in Australia, and to policy and commercial developments related to the commercialisation of such technologies in Australia, over two decades.

From 1982 to 1990 he was Director General, Department of Management and Budget, Victorian Government. In March-April 1983, he was Special Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. From 1972 to 1982 he was Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Principal Research Fellow, at the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, and was Editor of the Australian Economic Review during that period, from 1975 to 1978.