Dr Hazizan Md Akil is currently a full professor of polymer composites in the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Hazizan received his PhD degree in Composites Materials from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 2002. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and a full Professor in 2012. His main research areas are on Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites, Nanocellulose from Lignocellulosic Biomass and Biocomposites. He has published several book’s chapters and more than 200 journal articles. Prof. Hazizan has a total citations of more than 4000 and an h-index of 31 and an i10-Index of 85 (Google Scholar – 8 January 2018). He is currently an editorial board member for Materials & Design journal (Elsevier), Regional Editor for the Journal of Applied Sciences (Scialert), Regional Editor for Trends in Applied Sciences Research (Scialert).