The AIT Alumni – Malaysia Chapter met with Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, AIT Consulting (AITC), together with Prof. Joydeep Dutta, Chair in Nanotechnology, Water Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
This alumni meeting was scheduled as part of Dr. Anwar and Prof. Dutta’s mission to discuss the development of a Nanotechnology Roadmap for the Sewerage Sector in Malaysia with the Indah Water Konsortium Sdn. Bhd.
Heeding the advice of Advisory Board member, Mr. Tuck Oon Choong, M.Sc. Computer Science ‘84, AITC organized this get-together to deepen relationships with key AIT alumni. Eighteen alumni attended the event, many of whom are decision makers in their respective fields.
Following a short introduction of AITC by Dr. Anwar and Prof. Dutta’s AIT updates, discussions on possible collaboration proved fruitful with the group. Several leads for collaboration in various areas of expertise were identified. Possibilities for involvement include collaborating for a project review and independent engineering services and developing linkages with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) for jointly conducting seminars, training and other professional activities. The possibility of conducting short course AIT programs and workshops for undergraduate and graduate students from various universities in Malaysia was also discussed.
A total of 312 Malaysians have graduated from AIT since 1965, most earning a degree in the Structural Engineering & Construction field of study.