Board of Directors

Rusaslina Idrus

SENIOR LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

Rusaslina has been working on issues related to community development for close to two decades. She has strong interest in participatory planning and developing projects with a community empowerment goal. She has had extensive fieldwork experience in Malaysia and in the region including managing community-based conservation projects in Sabah, Borneo. Rusaslina received her PhD training in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Yale University, with a focus on Social Ecology and Community Development, and a BSc in Natural Resources from Cornell University. She currently teaches at the University of Malaya and is active in various civil society projects in Malaysia.

Vinod Khadkikar

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, UAE

Vinod received his M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD), New Delhi, India and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal, Canada. From December 2008 to March 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2010, he was a visiting faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. His research interests include applications of power electronics in distribution systems and renewable energy resources, grid interconnection issues, power quality enhancement, active power filters and electric vehicles.