Prof Dr Mohd Hamdan Ahmad is currently the Dean of Faculty of Built Environment (FABulous), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the UTM Director of MIT UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MIT UTM MSCP).
He was the former Executive Director of the Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI), a wholly owned company of UTM with core business in research and consultancy focussing in urban habitat and sustainability.
His research expertise includes sustainable cities and architecture design, building climatology, smart cities and architecture education.
He has been involved in many green developments and practices including involvement in the Low Carbon Society of Iskandar Malaysia and Low Carbon Society 2030 for Kuala Lumpur blueprints.
He was involved in the development of various public parks such as Hutan Bandar Johor Bahru, Taman Merdeka Johor Bahru, Linear Park Johor Bahru and Taman Tropika in UTM.
He is also a green building promoter and consultant affiliated to GreenRE, Casbee Iskandar Malaysia, GBI and prominent judge for Green Accord Initiative Award (GAIA).
He has developed two experimental houses within UTM Campus: the first is an Ecohouse, a hybrid low energy house system funded by Nichias Corporation Japan (Nichias Eco-House); and the second is Door House for the Poor (ODOORS) an open IBS low cost housing system funded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Academically, he has been with UTM since 1988 and promoted as full Professor on the Beijing Olympic opening day (080808).
He has graduated more than 20 PhD students and currently supervising another 10 students.
He earned his PhD from University of Manchester in 1997 and BArch from The University of Miami, Florida, USA in 1987.
He pledges to continue crusading green and sustainable development agenda that is appropriate to the Tropical context through involvement in teaching, research, consultancy and postgraduate supervision.