Mohd Rizal Arshad received the 2019 Presidential Award at the OES ExCom meeting in Singapore in December 2019. Congratulations!
Mohd Rizal Arshad organised USYS conf in 2006 (Penang), 2008 (Bali), 2010 (Cyberjaya), 2012 (Malacca), 2014 (Shah Alam), 2016 (Kuala Lumpur), 2017 (Penang) and 2018 (Wuhan) with his colleagues. For IEEE USYS2020 it will be organised in Xi’an, China. Rizal and his colleagues have also organised annual National Technical Seminar on Underwater System and Technology (NUSYS) since 2007 until now. This year NUSYS2020 will be held in Dec 2019. A number of ROV competitions were also organised with the Malaysian Ministry of Education for High School Students. For the past two years, they have initiated the Malaysian AUV (MAUV) Competitions among the undergraduate students. For the regional collaborations, he has worked closely with friends in ITB, Bandung Indonesia and NUS, Singapore. The most recent one was to assist in the establishment of IEEE OES Wuhan Chapter and forging research cooperation with Indian counterparts. As it is, with his all ongoing activities, we are happy that his efforts have got OES recognition.