07 – 55 30308 corporate@utm.my

Vice-Chancellor Profile



Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Wahid Omar is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of UTM in September 2013. Prior to the present appointment he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) (2011-2013) and the Director of the Office of Asset and Development (2008-1011). One of the main tasks entrusted to him was managing the campus development projects worth RM1 billion.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Birmingham, his Master’s degree in Bridge Engineering from the University of Surrey, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. Professor Wahid is also a Chartered Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is a member of several professional organisations including the ASEAN Concrete Forum, American Concrete Institute (Kuala Lumpur Chapter), and the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. His area of expertise includes structural assessment, reinforced pre-stressed and ductility of high strength concrete, project management and sustainability.