|Dr Hazizan Md Akil is currently a full professor of polymer composites in the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Hazizan received his PhD degree in Composites Materials from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 2002. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and a full Professor in 2012. His main research areas are on Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites, Nanocellulose from Lignocellulosic Biomass and Biocomposites. He has published several bookâs chapters and more than 200 journal articles. Prof. Hazizan has a total citations of more than 5564 and an h-index of 37 and an i10-Index of 110 (Google Scholar â 8th May 20198). He is a regional Editor for the Journal of Applied Sciences (Scialert), Regional Editor for Trends in Applied Sciences Research (Scialert) and Associate Editor for Frontier in Materials (Polymeric and Composite Materials). . Prof Hazizan has been honored with a total of 15 local and international awards for his achievements including Geneva Exhibition, ITEX, MTE, PENCIPTA and i-ENVEX. Prof Hazizan was also named as one of the Top Research Scientists in Malaysia (TRSM 2014) by Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Malaysiaâs Rising Star Award (MRSA 2015) by Thomson and Reuters.