Prof Dr Abd Rashid Abd Aziz has been with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS for the last 18 years and has held various management positions such as the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department and the Director of Green Technology.
He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for research activities of the university and heads the Center for Automotive Research and Electric Mobility. His research looks into the application of alternative fuels in the internal combustion engines, performance of direct-injection gas engines as well as the application of electric powertrains in combination with conventional powertrains. He has led several major industry and government projects in engine-related technology developments and has published more than 100 technical papers in journals and conferences. He holds several granted patents. Prof Rashid is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and is a Fellow of the IMechE (UK)