Interview with Prof. Dr. Mohd Rizal Bin Arshad from Universiti Sains Malaysia
Have you ever wondered how an academic research career is like in Malaysia? We interviewed Prof Dr. Rizal from Universiti Sains Malaysia, to share his experience working in a public university. His research focus is on the utilisation of technology for marine-related applications.
What are the projects that you’re working on right now? How would they benefit the public?
My research focus is on the utilisation of various state-of-the-art technology for ocean or marine-related applications. My specific focus areas are underwater robotics platforms development, underwater sensor technology and optimum utilisation of technology for oceanographic applications.
My research covers:
The design and development of novel ocean-going robotics crafts such as Unmanned Underwater Vehicle(UUV), Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Underwater gliders.
Device and applications development of marine acoustics transducers and decision-making algorithms
New ocean-going sensors which mimic the way ocean creatures are sensing the environment are being modeled and tested in our labs.