Although the staff members at SGS are always willing to assist students with questions they may have about their programmes of study, it is sometimes better to learn from those who have gone through the same academic experience. Therefore, the SGS has established the Alumni Support Group (ASG), made up of selected UPM alumni, to attend to specific questions students may have. Current or potential students of UPM may seek guidance from the ASG for any questions they may have about course selection, programme of study, and area of specialization. The ASG also acts as ambassadors of UPM in their countries, and can help disseminate information on academic programmes, as well as share their knowledge of opportunities and possible career paths.
The following are ASG members who have willingly volunteered to share their academic experience and expertise.
Dr. Adel Ahmed Al-Raziqi is currently an assistant professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Dhamar University, Yemen. He has been a lecturer and member of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dhamar University, since 2007. He is also a part-time consultant for Rolar Roads of Yemen and Amanat Al Madinah Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia.
Tel (work): +967 6425565
Mobile: +967 771234771
Dr. Afshin Asadi is a research fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, and conducts research in geotechnical and environmental engineering.
Tel: +60 17 3479046
Dr. Sina Kazemian is an assistant professor at Bojnord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran. He pursued his PhD in geotechnical and geological engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and graduated with distinction in April 2011. He worked for SCG Company in Malaysia as a senior geotechnical engineer from 2011-2012. He successfully published more than 70 papers in high index journals and international conferences while doing his PhD.
Dr. Show Pau Loke is an assistant professor at Chemical and Environmental Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. He pursued his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering. He is among the few students who managed to complete his PhD within two years. During the course of his studies, he was actively involved in student activities. He was elected as UPM’s student representative twice, as an undergraduate and as a postgraduate. He was also a former UPM Peer Support Group member. Therefore, if you have any questions about UPM, he is most willing to answer you.
Phone: +6 (03) 8924 8605
Dr. Samy Ismail Mohamed El Mahdy is an associate professor at Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United Arab Emirates University. He pursued his PhD in GIS and Geomatic Engineering, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), University Putra Malaysia and graduated on July 2012. He has successfully published more than 25 research articles in peer reviewed journals on different study areas in Malaysia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Egypt and presented at international conferences.
Dr. Qiao Meng is currently an associate professor at English Department, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Ningxia University, People’s Republic of China. Her areas of research/teaching interests are postcolonial studies (with a particular interest in diasporic writing) and literary translation.
Tel: +86 136 29581958
Dr. Yahya Hassan Al-Wadhaf is an assistant professor of English literature, Faculty of Education & Languages, Amran University. He is currently the Dean of Abss Community College (ACC) - Yemen. He received his PhD in English Literature from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia. His major areas of interest are postcolonial and comparative literatures, and Islamic translated literatures into English.
Dr. Iraj Montashery is an assistant professor at Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Iran. He pursued his PhD degree in English literature at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia and graduated with distinction in February, 2012. He is also a member of Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.
Dr. Khaled Abkar Alkodimi is currently a senior lecturer at the English Department of the School of Communication and Language Studies, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL). He received his PhD in English Literature from University Putra Malaysia. His research interest is English/Arabic Literature and language teaching. He has published a number of articles and presented his research at a number of international conferences.
Mobile: (+6) 0108908017
Dr Haslina Omar pursued her PhD degree in English literature at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia, and graduated in 2013. Her research is on autobiographies and women’s life narratives. Currently, she is a part-time lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia, teaching a course on analysing poetry and drama.
Dr. Mustapha Umar Imam is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, where he studies the effects of rice diets on metabolic indices in diabetic subjects and the transgenerational impact of such diets on health. As a doctoral student, he served as the President of UPM International Students’ Association (UPMISA) between 2011 and 2012, and was afterwards a member of the UPM SGS Peer Support Group (PSG) until his graduation.
Updated:: 12/10/2017 [azimin]
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