Mhd Ikhwanuddin is a Professor and Director of Higher Institution Centre of Excellence, Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and currently holds the position of Editor in Chief of UMT journal, Journal of Sustainability Science and Management. Professor Ikhwanuddin also a Visiting Professor and co-founder of Joint Shellfish Research Laboratory at Shantou University, China and have been working on invertebrate research, especially crustacean since 2009. He is also Visiting Researcher at National Taiwan Ocean University, China since 2018. He has published over 200 publications, including original research papers and reviews in journals with first ranking in the field of Fisheries category, Reviews in Aquaculture, as well as others well-known aquaculture journal such as Aquaculture, Aquaculture Research and Aquaculture Reports. He is also the Editorial/Advisory Board of international journal such as Frontiers in Marine Sciences and Indonesian Aquaculture Journal. He has built his international collaborator at all five continents at the last five years, and currently holds the records among the most cited aquaculture researcher in Malaysia. He has successfully published various shellfish related books and received various national award for his book publication, research, and development. Professor Ikhwanuddin also received various research grants from industry, national funder as well as international collaborator.