Dr. Muhammad Faizal Bin Abdul Rani is a lecturer in the Interior Design Program. He joined Raffles University in 2017. He specializes in Thai Design concentrating on Lanna art, culture and architecture and Thai Buddhism.
Dr. Faizal has a Ph.D. in Thai studies from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, a M.Sc. in Building Technology and Construction from the University of Malaya, and a B.Sc. HBP in Interior Design from the University of Science Malaysia. He has been teaching since 2007, starting in Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak. He has also worked in the industry, designing commercial; residential and institutional projects.
Dr. Faizal has written several articles for international journals, proceedings and magazines. He has been to international industry conferences in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.