Prof. Ts Dr Muhammad Zaly Shah

Deputy Dean, (Research, Development and Innovation), Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


Professor Muhammad Zaly Shah is a Professor of Transportation Planning and Logistics at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University, USA, and both M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Transportation Planning from UTM.  Currently, Prof. Zaly is the Deputy Dean (Research, Development and Innovation), Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; as well as the Director of the Centre for Innovative Planning and Development (CIPD) – a UTM research center of excellence focusing on sustainable city planning and communities.

Before joining the academia in 2002, Prof. Zaly has worked with a major Japanese manufacturing firm and an international airline. He has published extensively including in high impact journals like Cities, Land Use Policy, Safety Science, Transportation Research (Part A), and Transport Review, among others. His current research interests are pedestrianism and active mobility as well as smart, sustainable cities.

Prof. Zaly is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and is a registered Professional Technologist with the Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBOT). He is the sole recipient of the UTM Excellent Teaching Award in 2007 as well as the recipient of multiple UTM Outstanding Service Awards.

Since 2014, Prof. Zaly sits in the Board of Director, Johor Public Transport Corporation – a government-linked corporation that regulates public transportation services in the state of Johor, Malaysia.