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Our Malaysia Campus

Executive team

During your time at our Malaysia Campus, and in Southampton, you'll be taught by some of the world's leading academics.

Find out more about the staff responsible for overall governance and teaching at our Malaysia Campus.

Colin Grant
Professor Colin Grant

Professor Colin Grant

Vice-President (International) at University of Southampton

The Vice-President (International) provides University-wide oversight of all activities with an international component. This includes overall responsibility for: the international strategy, international students and alumni, international staff community, international research and innovation, international mobility, global profile and international partnerships with universities, governments, industry and other actors.

Find out more about Professor Colin Grant 


Professor Peter G.R. Smith

Professor Peter G.R. Smith

Provost at University of Southampton Malaysia Campus & Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Southampton.

Peter G.R. Smith is Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Southampton. Following study in Physics at St John's College, Oxford he worked in the City of London before joining the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton. He is an active researcher in Optical waveguides and optical fabrication, with particular interests in planar Bragg gratings and nonlinear optical materials. 

Recent work in the area of waveguide quantum optics has led to papers in Science and Nature Comms. The joint work with University of Oxford, and NIST, has been featured in Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist, etc. He is the founder of Stratophase Ltd ( and Covesion Ltd ( 

Find out more about Professor Peter G.R. Smith

Professor Neil Stephen

Professor Neil Stephen

Head of Academic Affairs at University of Southampton Malaysia Campus & Professor of Structural Mechanics in Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Since he started at the University 30 years ago, Neil has held various positions including Technical Manager of the Mechanical Engineering Consultancy Service and Deputy Head of School (Education) for Engineering Sciences.

Before moving to Southampton, Neil was Senior Lecturer at Manchester Polytechnic; Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada; and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago.


He gained a first class honours degree as a Bachelor of Technology in Automotive Engineering and Design, from Loughborough University of Technology, before being awarded a PhD in Engineering Science, from the University of Exeter.

Neil has had approximately 75 papers published in international-refereed academic journals and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Solids and Structures.

His 2006 publication On energy harvesting from ambient vibration was recently awarded the P.E. Doak prize for academic achievement. It is the most highly-cited Journal of Sound and Vibration paper of the last five years, with more than 125 citations.

Find out more about Professor Neil Stephen.

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