Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Professor Dato’ Dr Mortaza bin Mohamed
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
Professor Dato’ Dr Mortaza bin Mohamed was appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) in January 2015.
Before coming back to UMK he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs) at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and had also served as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affair and Alumni) at UMK from 2007 to 2011.
Mortaza’s expertise in electrical engineering has led to his involvement in training and consulting in Malaysia. He is actively involved as member in IEEE, USA and IEEE Malaysia. He is also an active member of the Instrumentation and Control Society, Malaysia. Mortaza has been conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) which carries the title Dato’ by the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah in conjunction with His Majesty's 76th Birthday in October 2006. He was a team leader for the UMP Golf Club and has held several positions in community services.
Mortaza was born in Machang, Kelantan where he received his early education. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1980, Master in Eng. Control System Engineering from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom four years later and PhD in Electrical Engineering (Computer Control) in 1991.
Mortaza was employed as an assistant lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1980 and appointed as lecturer three years later. He has held several positions at UTM including Heads of Electrical Engineering Control Department, UTM for two years before appointed as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at UTM for four years from 1994-1998. He held the post of Campus Director of UTM Pahang Branch (UTMKCP) on 1 August 1998 and became professor on 16 January 1999. Mortaza was later appointed as the first KUKTEM Deputy Academic Rector in December 2001.