AIMST Biotech Alumnus recognized by Forbes in their ‘30 under 30 Asia’ 2020 list

Dr Ashiwin Vadiveloo

Dr Ashiwin Vadiveloo, 29 was recently recognized by Forbes as one of Asia’s changemakers by being placed in their ‘30 under 30 Asia’ 2020 list for his contribution to the field of healthcare and science. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Algae Research and Development Centre, Murdoch University in Australia. The Kedah-born researcher completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology degree at AIMST University and was immediately accepted into the PhD degree program at Murdoch University. During his postgraduate study, he was selected as the Top Ten Finalist for the 2014 and 2015 MASCA-EMA Award for Excellence in the Field of Life Sciences and Health Care, winning the overall award in 2015. In the same year, he also won the prestigious BASF Asia Pacific PhD Challenge. In 2019, he received the BP Advancing Energy Award to be a delegate speaker at the 2019 One Young World Summit in London.

His work is focused on microalgae and ways that the unicellular species can be used for the treatment of wastewater and in the sustainable production of bioenergy. To be included in the Forbes Asia list, Dr Ashiwin has not only shown that his research creates a significant impact in science, but also demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial spirit that are synonymous with the Forbes brand. All nominations are vetted by industry veterans and Forbes journalists from across the region before a determination is made. In 2020, the final list of honorees was selected from over 3,500 nominations.

“This recognition is very affirming of my career in science and provides a great deal of motivation to work harder in my chosen field. It is very inspiring to me to be included in the company of so many amazing young individuals who are working toward positive and significant change to the world,” reflects Dr Ashiwin Vadiveloo.

Dr Ashiwin shared that his interest in microalgae research was spurred by what he learnt during his biotechnology degree at AIMST University, which covered subjects such as algal and fungal science and environmental biotechnology. The biotechnology degree provided him with a strong foundation to pursue a direct PhD degree at Murdoch University in Australia.

Our teaching excellence and affordable fees are among the reasons why local and international students’ chooses AIMST University when comes to studying Bachelor of Biotechnology in Malaysia.

The August and October 2020 intakes for B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons) in Bioinformatics is currently open for registration. AIMST University offers 100% tuition fee waiver for qualified SPM and O-level students for Foundation in Science leading to B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons) Bioinformatics. This is indeed a golden opportunity for SPM, STPM and A level students who are wishing to pursue biotechnology as their career!

For more information about the Bachelor in Biotechnology program, please contact Snr. Prof. M. Ravichandran, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University (0129595269) and for admission please contact 04 429 8108.

Source from Free Malaysia Today (FMT): Kedah boy makes ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Asia’ list for 2020