The Merdeka Award aims to promote thought leadership and innovation, foster a culture of excellence and encourage a worldview, thereby enhancing Malaysia’s standing as a dynamic, competitive 21st century global player in all key sectors from science and technology to the arts.
The Merdeka Award was established by its Founders, namely PETRONAS, ExxonMobil and Shell, on the 27th August 2007. It is an award that aims to recognise and reward Malaysians and non-Malaysians who have made outstanding contribution to the people of Malaysia in their respective fields.
The Patron of the Award is the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Professor Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail received the award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement for his contribution to scholarly research and the development of technologies for commercialisation in membrane performance for both gas separation, and water and wastewater treatment.
Congratulations to Prof. Fauzi and all JMSR's board.