Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Dr Sinin Hamdan, Dean (Pre-University Studies), Universiti Malaysia SARAWAK, Malaysia

Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites for Value-added Applications

His field of specialization is Mechanics of Materials based on my PhD in that area from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, England (1994). That educational experience with my MSc in Welding and Adhesive Bonding of Engineering Materials from Brunel University, London (1986) and BSc in Physics (1984) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia allow me to retool myself to fit into Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) priority area of Materials and Manufacturing when I joined this university in 2001.

I also attended a 6 months scientist exchange program (post doc) under Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS/VCC) in 1999 at Wood Physics Laboratory, Kyoto University and obtained a good experience working with wood physics.

From 9-31 March 2003, I went to Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan (under Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences-JSPS) to study The Application of Acoustic Emission Monitoring to Forest Product Research.

From 23 Oct-13 Nov 2004, I went to Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University, Japan (Osaka Gas Foundation for International Cultural Exchange-OGFICE) to work on Concept and system of microwave energy transmission and making rectennas that convert microwave to Direct Current.

From 7 May-7 Jun 2007, I work with Collaboration on Dynamics, Materials and Machining GeM Laboratory, Ecole Central Nantes (ECN), Nantes France.

From 1 august-31 october 2012, I work on gamelan in Physics Laboratory, Loughborough University.

At the moment I lead a research called ‘The sound assessment of wood’ and become a co- researcher with the ‘Investigating the vibration of free vibrating plates material of Gamelan Instruments’. Currently I supervised 7 Phd and 5 Msc students.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ka Wai E. Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Evenly distributed micro-ferromagnetic for electromagnetic shielding

Prof. Eric Cheng graduated from the University of Bath in 1987 and started research in Power Electronics and obtained his PhD in 1990 from the same university.

He was then employed by the University of Bath as a research officer and in 1991 he joined the University of Birmingham as a research fellow. He worked on a number of projects in the Birmingham University including development of power conditioning system for high power ion-thruster for space application, high frequency magnetics, AC to AC conditioning system for future drive applications.

He joined Lucas Electronics as a Senior Engineer in 1995, and in 1996 he joined Lucas Advanced Vehicle Systems Development and in 1997 he joined Lucas Aerospace as a Principal Engineer. During his three years in Lucas, he was the project leader of a number of projects with multinational companies and leader of the power electronics group. He developed the advanced power electronics concept for civil aircraft power system, high temperature power semiconductor and aircraft power conditioning and actuation systems.

He has developed a number of electric vehicle techniques including the battery charging system, battery management, electric drive, lighting, power conversion, in-wheel and integrated charger. He is also the project leader of a number of electric vehicle projects. He is also then project leader of a number of power electronics projects including medical robotics, intelligent clothing, DC distribution, electromagnetic modeling and excitation. He received the IEE Sebastian Z De Ferranti Premium Award (1995), outstanding consultancy award (2000), Faculty Merit award for best teaching (2003) from the University, Faculty Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award (2006), Brussels Innova Energy Gold medal with Mention (2007), Consumer Product Design Award (2008), Electric vehicle team merit award of the Faculty (2009). Special Prize and Silver Medal of Geneva’s Invention Expo (2011) and Eco Star award (2012) He has published over 250 papers and 7 books. He is now the professor and director of Power Electronics Research Centre of the university. His research interests are all aspects of power electronics, electromagnetics, motor drives, EMI and energy saving.

He is now the Director of Power Electronics Research Center and a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Shishir Kumar Sahu, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Recent Advances in Solid Mechanics

Dr Shishir Kumar Sahu is now working as Professor and Head of Department of Civil Engineering in National institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He received his undergraduate engineering degree in Civil Engineering from UCE, Burla, Sambalpur University, India. After his Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur on a MHRD Fellowship, he has done post-doctoral research in Institute of Sound and Vibration, Southampton University, UK during 2007 on a British council fellowship. His industrial experience includes works department, Government of Odisha, and Indian Railways. He is the author of 80 research papers including 50 publications in Scopus/SCI indexed journals. He has chaired many international Conferences. He has visited United Kingdom, German, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia to attend conferences and collaboration with technical institutes. He is also reviewer of Journal of Vibration and Control, International Journal of Structural Stability and dynamics, Journal of Engineering Mechanics and many more. His research interests include Structural Dynamics, Stability of Plates and Shells, Composite Materials, Finite element methods and Fracture Mechanics.

Keynote Speaker IV

Assoc. Prof.  Ir . Dr. Jamaluddin Mahmud
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA


Assoc Prof Dr Jamaluddin Mahmud has a PhD degree in (Biomechanical) Engineering from Cardiff University UK, an MSc (Manufacturing) Engineering degree from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM) and a B.Eng. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering degree from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UiTM as a lecturer in 2001. Currently he is an Associate Professor and Deputy heading the Industry Linkage Divison at the UiTM Chancellery’s Office of Industry and Community Network.

He has three years of industrial experience, working as a service engineer at UMW Equipment Sdn. Bhd. Dr. J Mahmud has been lecturing on Biomechanics, Composite Materials, Finite Element Method, Manufacturing Processes and Product Design, which happens to be his areas of research interest and has published more than 80 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings locally and internationally. Due to his active exploration on the new application of motion capture system, a paper entitled ‘Using motion capture and analysis to explore the mechanical properties of human skin in-vivo’ has been invited by IMechE, UK for presentation at the  IMechE Medicine and Health Division Meeting:
15 October 2009.




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