Ahmad Sabirin Arshad, Ph.D.
CEO Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd (ATSB)

Cal Maritime

B.S., Marine Engineering Technology (1986)
  • Following graduation, Dr. Arshad returned home to Malaysia to begin his career as a lecturer, before obtaining a master's degree in mechanical engineering, then a post-graduate diploma in education, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering-thermodynamics combustion.
  • He became the chair of postgraduate studies and deputy dean at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, where he was part of the founding team for the establishment of the school of aerospace engineering. He was also selected as a Research Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • Dr. Arshad was selected to be part of the engineering team to build Malaysia's first communication satellite, MEASAT-1., at Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California (now known as Boeing), where he also pursued post-doctorate courses in aerospace engineering.
  • He was the founding member and the first managing director and CEO of Astronautic Technology, a company that develops space technology for Malaysia. Dr. Arshad was responsible for Malaysia's first microsatellite, RazakSAT, the world's first remote-sensing satellite launched to near-equatorial orbit.
  • Dr. Arshad has remained at the forefront of Malaysia's space science and technologies development. He was awarded the Cal Maritime Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015.​

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