Yang Berbahagia Dato' Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal
The Vice Chancellor of UniMAP
Biography in Brief
Y. Bhg. Dato' Professor Dr. Zul Azhar who was born in Taiping, Perak received his secondary education at the Malay College, Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). He obtained his Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Physics from Western Michigan University in 1985 and 1987 respectively.
He then served at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) before pursuing his doctorate (PhD) at the University of Liverpool in Materials Engineering, specialising in Fabrication and Characterisation of Electronic Materials. Then, he continued his services at USM until UniMAP (then KUKUM) was established in 2002.
At UniMAP, Dato’ Prof. Dr Zul Azhar was appointed the Dean of the School of Microelectronic Engineering until 2006. Subsequently he was entrusted with the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) for a period of 3 years.
In 2011, he was appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International). When the term of appointment of the former UniMAP Vice Chancellor came to a close in February 2016, Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar was mandated to carry out the duties of the Vice Chancellor, pending the appointment of a new one.
YBhg. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar's experience in institutional management and administration makes him the perfect candidate to lead UniMAP to greater heights.