Prof. Agamuthu has been with University of Malaysia (UM) for 44 years. His research interests focus on marine debris and microplastic, landfill gas studies and bio-covers, waste characterization, municipal waste management, solidification/stabilization of hazardous wastes, biological treatment of waste, waste minimization and cleaner production, leachate studies and use for agro-irrigation, landfill remediation, water and wastewater treatment, plastic biodegradation studies, Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis in waste management, and value-addition of agricultural and industrial wastes. Since 1996, he has supervised over 200 BS and MS students as well as 30 doctorate students. Prof. Agamuthu has authored more than 475 scientific publications and many books. He has served in many professional societies including the Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment as founder president. Prof. Agamuthu has been serving in different capacities of editorial board of a number of journals such as Waste Management & Research Journal, Malaysian Journal of Science, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (Japan), Journal of Safety and Environment (China). In addition, he has been serving as reviewer for many journals including Journal of Hazardous Wastes (USA), Journal of Environmental Management (USA), and International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Prof. Agamuthu has worked as an expert consultant for ADB, UNEP, UNCRD, and ISWA and has provided consulting services for projects in Australia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Austria, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, USA, Korea, China, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, etc.