Professor Syed Hasan Masood has been awarded “Professor Emeritus” title by Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne at its graduation ceremony held in April 2022 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. 

Swinburne university councillor Mr Andrew Dix giving award to Prof Masood

The “Professor Emeritus” is the top title awarded to former professors of the university who have rendered distinguished academic services in their field.

Professor Emeritus Masood is recognised as a world-renowned expert in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and a pioneer in using latest 3D Printing manufacturing technologies to create next generation products.

Professor Emeritus Syed Hasan Masood with his family at the award event in April 2022. Left to right: wife Naz, daughter Farah, brother Dr Javed, Prof Masood, son in law Laeeq Zaidi, daughter Arshi (Laeeq wife). Front row: grand sons Mahdi Zaidi and Hasan Zaidi.

Prof Masood Obtained his Bachelor of Science and Engineering Honours from Aligarh Muslim University, India, Master of Engineering from University of New Brunswick, Canada and PhD from University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

He has previously taught at Central Queensland University and PNG University of Technology. Ranked amongst top 2% of scientists in the world, he has also been heavily involved in Muslim community work in Victoria for the last three decades.

Prof Masood retired from Swinburne in early 2021 after serving for more than 32 years at Swinburne, with distinguished performance and excellence in research and teaching with a large number of Australian Research Council (ARC) research grants, international publications and PhD student supervision in collaboration with many leading Australian manufacturing companies.

He was awarded Vice Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020 for his leadership and outstanding contributions in research, teaching and services.

This award recognised a university staff, who has consistently demonstrated outstanding service, while regularly delivering excellence and achievement in their field of expertise contributing not only in their immediate area, but also enriching the overall community of Swinburne.

As Professor Emeritus, Prof Masood is still affiliated with Swinburne in contributing research and developments in his areas of expertise.