Keynote&Plenary Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. Prof Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 130 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 150 ISI journals and h-index of 20. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Prof Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Dr. Rizalman Mamat, Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Rizalman Mamat graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2000, and got M.Eng from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. He completed his PhD work entitled “Performance and Emission Characteristics of an Automotive Diesel Engine using Biodiesel Fuel with the Influence of Air Intake Variables” at School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham in 2009. Then he joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2010. Present, he is the Professor and Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang since 2013. His major research interests include heat transfer, combustion, internal combustion engine, alternative energy, computational fluid dynamics, propulsion system. He has published more than 80 Q1 ISI indexed journals and more than 500 Scopus indexed papers with more than 1665 citations in Google Scholar (with h-index of 23) and 1,472 citations in SCOPUS (with h-index of 18 as of Jan 2018). He has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students in the field of his expertise. He has been invited as Visiting Professor, Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speaker in many universities and academic conferences. He is also serves as Editor and Reviewer in various reputable journals especially in Elsevier.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Dr. Nawaf Hazim Saeid, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei

Nawaf H Saeid is a professor of Thermofluid Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei. He is a Charted Engineer (IMechE) with wide experience and strong technical and theoretical background in different areas of Mechanical engineering discipline. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from University of Mosul in Iraq, and his Ph.D. degree from the University Politehnica Bucharest in Romania. Possess strong work ethics in 6 different universities, ensuring high performance standards in teaching, research and university administration. Area of expertise include: Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Thermal Energy Management, Acoustics and Noise control, Numerical Techniques and Computer Programming.


Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Professor Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit received his B.Eng. (Mechanical) from The City University, London, U.K. in 1995, M.Eng. (Mechanical) from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in 1997, and Ph.D (Fluid Dynamics) from Imperial College London, U.K. in 2004. His doctoral study was in the field of charge injection electrostatic fuel atomizer and its spray characteristics. He is a practicing professional engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia.


Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Rosli Bin Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Speech Title: New Lightweight Materials for Automotive and Aerospace applications: Some Recent Developments and Potential Opportunities

Abstract: Lightweight alloys are being increasingly used for applications, such as automotive and aerospace industries, where weight savings are critical. The strength of Aluminium (Al) and Magnesium (Mg) alloys can be enhanced by adding proper amounts of certain alloying elements. In order to develop new alloys to achieve higher strength to compete with currently used metal alloys, it is important to understand the effects of alloying elements on the microstructure and mechanical properties. The addition of single Rare Earth (RE) to the alloy might result in great improvement in mechanical properties. Thus, the addition of proper amount of single RE into the alloy is one of the promising methods to improve the mechanical properties. Overall, the insights gained from this research will have a broad impact on understanding the strengthening behavior and microstructural evolution of RE-containing alloys, and such insights can serve as guidance for the development of new alloys and processes.

Invited Speaker I

Prof. Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Speech title: Renewable Polymer Synthesis from Sustainable Resources


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