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Professor Talal Yusaf

PhD Engineering, Renewable Energy (Alternative Fuels)
Adjunct Professor-701465
School of Engineering and Technology
Working From Home
About Me

I currently hold the position of Chief Business Development Office at Aviation Australia and Professor in the college of engineering and technology at CQUniversity. From 2018-2020, I held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor (international and Partnership) and Professor (Renewable Energy) at Federation University Australia. From 2008-2018 I held the position of Executive Director (International & Development) and Professor at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) I have over 30 years of experience across teaching and learning, research, and management broad University service in Australia (2000-2021); United Kingdom (2010-2011); Malaysia (1991-2000) and the Middle East (1989-1991).


Professor Talal Yusaf currently hold the position of Chief Business Development Officer at Aviation Australia, Queensland Government Australia (Aircraft Engineering, Cabin Crew & Pilot Training | Aviation Australia, and Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University. Professor Yusaf commenced his role as Pro Vice Chancellor, International and Partnership at Federation University Australia in September 2018, and was the Executive Director (International and Research Partnership) at University of Southern Queensland (2008-2018).

Professor Yusaf’s international university career has included teaching, research and management positions in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and in Queensland for the last 30 years. Member of

1. Board of Director of Aviation Australia Riyadh College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA and Aviation Australia,

2.Adjunct Professor – University of Southern Queensland

3. International consulting board (ICB), to the president of University of Technology – Iraq

4. Visiting Professor

a. University Putra Malaysia

b. University Malaysia Pahang

c. University College London (2010-2011).

Professor Yusaf holds PhDs in renewable energy and biotechnology and has a strong research background in Alternative Fuel (Biofuel and Hydrogen) and environmental pollution, and mechanical method for water treatment. Professor Yusaf’s academic qualifications include BSc (Hons) UoT Baghdad 1987, PhD1 USQ Queensland Australia and PhD2 National Uni UKM Malaysia 1999. Professor Yusaf has supervised over 50 PhD and Postgraduate students and has written and contributed to over 165 journals and 10 books.

Professor Yusaf’s professional memberships and affiliations included Deputy Vice Chancellor International Forum (Australia), Australian University International Director Forum AUIDF, Chair of QLD international Director Forum, Director, International Sponsor Engagement and Research Partnerships (ISERP), Bio-Energy Research Group Leader at the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture Queensland. Professor Yusaf is Associate Editor-in-Chief for Energies Journal, Sustainability Journal, Applied Sciences Journal and Groundwater for Sustainable Development.

Talal Yusaf (0000-0002-5332-4792) (

Professor Talal Yusaf - Google Scholar

Professor Yusaf is married with four children, including twin son and daughter, and is a huge fan of volleyball and soccer.

Universities Studied At

Academic qualifications

2001 PhD2 (Micro-organism disruption for water treatment using Clean Energy), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia

2000 PhD1 (Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuel for Engines), National University Malaysia (UKM) in collaboration with Petronas SBH.

1995 MSc (Mechanical Engineering), National University Malaysia (UKM)

1989 Diploma (CNC programming), Atera, Spain

1987 BSc-Eng Honors (Mechanical Engineering) University of Technology, Baghdad

Universities Worked At

Executive and academic positions



Pro Vice Chancellor, and Professor (Renewable Energy) at Federation University Australia Executive

Executive Director (International & Development), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

2010-2013 Director International Sponsorship Engagement & Research Partnership (ISERP), USQ
2010-2011 Visiting Professor, University College London
2006-2010 International Academic Coordinator for HDR students, Faculty of Engineering, USQ
2004-2006 Head, Thermo-fluid unit, University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia and Lecturer, USQ
2001-2004 Research Fellow and Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering), USQ
1998-2001 Head, Thermo-fluid unit, UNITEN Malaysia
1994-1998 Lecturer, International Islamic University Malaysia
1991-1994 Research Assistant, UKM Malaysia
1989-1991 Tutor, University of Anbar – Iraq
1988-1990 Production Engineer, CNC Programmer

Professional Memberships

Deputy/Pro Vice-Chancellors (International) forum (D/PVCI)

Executive member of Australian Universities International Directors forum (AUIDF)

Chair, Queensland Universities International Directors Forum (QUIDF)

Queensland Intercultural Society

Honorary member, Golden Key National Honor Society

Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade)

Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC)

International engagement and membership

Australia Malaysia Business Council Qld Inc. (AMBCQ)

Malaysians Diaspora team in Australia associated the Education Attaché, Sydney

Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI)

Australia China Business Council (ACBC)

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)

International Education Association Australia (IEAA)

Visiting Professor to University College London (UCL), University Malaysia (UM), and University Malaysia Pahang (UMP).

Key Achievements

o Scopus H-index 41; Google H-index 56; I10-index 141, 200+ peer reviewed articles in high quality international journals and books. Please refer to:

o Publication capture by google scholar,

o Book, chapter in book -

o ORCID - Talal Yusaf (0000-0002-5332-4792) - ORCID | Connecting Research and Researchers

o Scopus H-index, Scopus preview - Yusaf, Talal F. - Author details - Scopus

o Author/co-author of numerous books, Guest Editor of Applied Energy Journal and Energy Journal by ELSIVER, Sweden and Associate Editor of three high quality international journals:

· Energies (IF 3), publish by MDPI Switzerland,

· Applied Science (IF 2.7) publish by MDPI Switzerland,

· Groundwater for Sustainable Development (IF .5) by ELSIVER, Sweden

· Sustainability Journal, (IF 3.), Sustainability | Special Issue : Renewable Energy and Environmental Pollution (

o 50+ HDR students till completions

o Competitive research grants of around $4 million dollars in Malaysia, UK and Australia.


· Energies (IF 2.7), publish by MDPI Switzerland,

· Applied Science (IF 2.7) publish by MDPI Switzerland,

· Groundwater for Sustainable Development (IF .5) by ELSIVER, Sweden

· Sustainability Journal, (IF 2.54), Sustainability | Special Issue : Renewable Energy and Environmental Pollution (

Recent Research Projects
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Research Interests

Aerospace Engineering - Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Aviation Technology Aviation engineering


Mechanical Engineering - Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Alternative Fuels Hydrogen Green Energy Global warming

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