DDG's Corner

Mr Daud Mohamad, IAEA Deputy Director General
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Mr Daud Mohamad, IAEA Deputy Director General, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

Daud Mohamad was appointed Deputy Director General for Nuclear Sciences and Applications, effective 1 January 2011. Prior to joining IAEA Director General Amano’s senior management team, Mr Daud held the position of Director General of Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia) since September 2004. He had joined Nuclear Malaysia in 1978 and was one of the pioneer staff of the organization.

From 2008 to 2010, Mr Daud served on the IAEA’s Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications (SAGNA), and from 2001 to 2010 on the Steering Committee on Training and Education in Radiation Protection and Waste Safety. He had taken up many expert missions to a number of Member States on self-reliance and sustainability programme of nuclear institutions in Asia and the Pacific under the framework of the IAEA.

Mr Daud has been actively involved with non-governmental organizations in the field as the President of Malaysia Radiation Protection Association (MARPA) and the Malaysian Association of Research Scientist (MARS).

Mr Daud holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia, a Master of Science degree from McMaster University in Canada, and a PhD in High Level Radioactive Waste Management from University of Glasgow/Scottish Universities Research Reactor Centre in the UK. He has published more than 70 technical papers and was Chief Editor for the book entitled ‘Nuclear Science and Technology’.

Mr Daud is married to Prof. Dr. Siti Rahayah Ariffin. They have six children.