Profile

PhD, University of Malaya (UM); MSc, University of Malaya (UM); BSC(Hons), University of Malaya (UM)

Professor Agamutu Pariatamby is a Professor at the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development specializing in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. He is also a High-Level End Foreign Expert for the Ministry of Science and Technology, China. Before joining Sunway University, Professor Agamutu spent 44 years as a Senior Professor at University of Malaya. He is also Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China; Vice-President and International Advisory Board Member of the Society of Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and Pacific Islands (SWAPI); and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Prof Agamutu is the Senior Editor in Chief of the Waste Management & Research international journal based in Rotterdam, Holland; and Editor of the Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. He is the Chairman of the Organization for Climate Change (OFCC) and a Member of the DE Tao Masters, China.

Affiliations

  • Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China
  • Vice-President/International Advisory Board Member – Society of Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and Pacific Islands (SWAPI)
  • Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
  • Senior Editor in Chief, Waste Management & Research
  • Editor, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Safety and Environment
  • Chairman, Organization for Climate Change (OFCC)
  • Member, DeTao Masters, China
  • Steering Committee Member of Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)
  • Editorial Board, Advance in Environmental Waste Management & Recycling
  • Member of the Experts Working Group, Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris (RKC-MPD)

Current Projects

  • Capacity Building in Waste Management with Cranfield University, UK
  • Steering Committee Member, Review of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 Project. Academy Science Malaysia

Selected Publications

Selected Talks and Presentations

  • 2 Dec 2019: “Sustainable Development Goals in Food Waste Management”, Intl Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals-The Indian Pathway, Invited Keynote Speaker.
  • 13- 16 Nov 2019: “Marine Debris: Issues, Challenges and Initiatives”, Asia-Pacific Symposium on Energy Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste for a Sustainable Development of City, Keynote Speaker.
  • 31 July -1 Aug 2019: “Global Perspectives on Plastics and Microplastics: Issues, Challenges and Initiatives”, WMAM Annual Conference & Gala dinner, Invited Speaker.
  • 7- 11 July 2019: “Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Perspective”, Intl. Young scientists Symposium on Waste Management and Disposal Technology, Keynote Speaker.
  • 19- 22 May 2019: “Ocean Plastics Management and Challenges”, ISEE 2019, Invited Plenary Speaker.
  • 19- 22 May 2019: “Status and Issues in Transboundary Movement of Wastes in Malaysia”, ISEE2019/ Basel Forum 2019, Invited Plenary Speaker.
  • 19- 22 May 2019: “E-waste Management and Resource Recovery Potential in Asia and the Pacific”, ISEE2019, Plenary Speaker.
  • 16 April 2019: “The 3R Uptake by Malaysians”, Jordan Green Clean Campaign, Invited Speaker.
  • 21- 24 Mar 2019: “Plastic Management: Issues and Challenges”, 14th ICWMT, Beijing China,
  • 27 Feb -1 Mar 2019: “Status of Marine Plastic Debris: Issues, Challenges and Global Initiatives”, 3RINCs 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, JSMCWM, KSWM, Invited Plenary Speaker.
  • 27 Feb -1 Mar 2019: “3R Policy Indicator and Its Future. Recapping 1St Round and Priorities For 2Nd Round”, 3RINCs 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, JSMCWM, KSWM, Invited Speaker.
  • 27 Feb -1 Mar 2019: “Global Management of Construction and Demolition and Disaster Waste”, 3RINCs 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, JSMCWM, KSWM, Invited Plenary Speaker.