Prof. Ir Dr S.M. Sapuan



Professor Ir Dr Mohd Sapuan Salit received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He then pursued his Master of Science (MSc) degree in Engineering Design at the Loughborough University, UK in 1994. He obtained his PhD from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK in 1998 in the field of Materials Engineering. After graduation he worked as Research Assistant and Tutor at the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya. Professor Mohd Sapuan had some industrial experience while working as Executive in R&D Department, Proton Berhad, a leading Malaysian car manufacturer. He joined Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) as Tutor in October 1994 and was promoted to the post of Lecturer in 1998 and later tenured his Associate Professorship in 2002.

In 2007, he was promoted to Professor in the field of Composite Materials. In 2011, Professor Mohd Sapuan was promoted to the post of B grade Professor (JUSA B (VK6)). Professor Mohd Sapuan was a visiting academic at the University of Bradford, UK and Universiti Malaya and a visiting professor at the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Universitas Malahayati, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. Currently Professor Mohd Sapuan is the Head of Composites Technology Research Program and Research Advisor of Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, UPM. Professor Mohd Sapuan is  also the Vice President, Asian Polymer Association since 2008 and Chairman of Society of Sugar Palm Development and Industry Malaysia.

To date Professor Mohd Sapuan has more than 1,300 publications to his credits which include 17 books, 11 edited books, over 650 journal papers, 15 keynote lectures in conferences, 83 chapters in books, 6 patents, 123 invited presentations in conferences and seminars and more than 429 conference and seminar presentations. His current h index is 47 with 8,277 citations (Google Scholar), h index of 36 with 4,823 citations (Scopus), and h index of 28 with 2,607 citations (Web of Science). Professor Mohd Sapuan has reviewed 557 journal papers. He has successfully supervised 57 PhD (31 main as supervisor) and 51 MSc (19 as main supervisor) students and 11 postdoctoral researchers.