On November 14th, 2018, a Letter of Collaboration (LOC) on cooperation between Faculty of Petroleum, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering (FPGPE) of the Persian Gulf University (PGU) and Advanced Research Center Membrane Technology of Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM) signed by Seyed Abdollatif Hashemifard, Dean of the Faculty and Dr.Ahmad fauzi Ismail, Deputy vice-chancellor of Research and Technology of UTM. Exchange of professors and students, scientific cooperation and holding seminars and joint scientific conferences are among the provisions of this memorandum. It is said the Deputy vice-chancellor of UTM discussed bilateral cooperation with Dr. Seyed Abdollatif Hashemifard, Dean of the Faculty as well as the head of SMTRG. Interestingly both professors work in the field of the membrane science and technology.