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School of Aerospace Engineering

The School of Aerospace Engineering provides quality education in the field of aeronautics and astronautics through comprehensive learning and research activities to meet the nations aerospace demands. The School offers an accredited Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Aerospace Engineering as part of building aerospace engineers for the country. The postgraduate studies include the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering programs which are tailored to fulfil the expectations of being a Research University (RU) with an APEX status where the focus is on research excellence. The mission of the School of Aerospace Engineering are the following: 1. To provide quality and innovative teaching and maintain accreditation for its entire degree program. 2. To achieve research excellence. 3. To establish and enhance collaboration with industries for educational input and research. 4. To serve society and the country by providing the latest knowledge and technology. The undergraduate (B.Eng.) program is designed to comply with the requirements of the aerospace industry today, consisting of 135 credit hours of education over a period of four years. The program thoroughly covers the principles and foundations of aerospace engineering spread out in multiple courses. These courses include Aerodynamics, Structural Mechanics, Flight Mechanics and Control, Propulsion, Composite Materials, Orbital Mechanics, Aircraft and Spacecraft Subsystems and Design, Engineering Laboratories,

Engineering Design (CATIA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Aircraft Policy and Management. In addition, the undergraduate students are also exposed to industrial training at the end of the third year where they will be placed at selected local aerospace or relevant industries for ten weeks in an effort to prepare them to face the real life challenges in this profession. During the final year, each student is required to complete a final year project (FYP) which will be examined through a viva and thesis. This FYP is introduced so that students will also be ready for postgraduate research work should they decide to pursue postgraduate education. The School has very strong ties with the local aerospace industries which not only serve as industrial training placements for the students but more importantly as one of the stakeholders which are constantly providing feedback to improve our curriculum. One of the aerospace companies is Spirit Aerosystems, a global aerospace company which manufactures aircraft components and a major supplier for Airbus and Boeing. As a result of having close collaboration with Spirit Aerosystems, the School has made composite materials to be one of the niche areas. On the other hand, being the only local university that collaborates with Spirit Aerosystems merits a unique privilege. Currently, the School of Aerospace Engineering provides a special opportunity for talented students to go for internships at this aerospace establishment under the Undergraduate Attachment Program (UGAP). Spirit Aerosystems has an operation plant in Subang, in which selected students (beginning from

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first year) will undergo training in between each semester break every year during the four year period. This provides the students with valuable hands-on knowledge and working experience which cannot be obtained in the classroom. In addition, excellent fourth year students can also participate in Spirit Aerosystems Global Design Competition (GDC). The GDC program is an annual event which gives the student a chance to collaborate with other undergraduate students from universities abroad to produce out-of-the-box concepts in aircraft design. This GDC project can be extended as part of the students FYP. At present, the postgraduate education offers only M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs via research mode. Usually, the M.Sc. program is about 2 years while the Ph.D. program takes about 3 years to be completed. The main

areas of research include Algorithm Development and Engineering Application in CFD, Vibration, Aerospace Structures, Aeroelasticity, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Control Systems, Spacecraft Subsystem Elements, Aircraft Design and Composite Materials and Design. Students can choose any of above mentioned areas but with a specific topic and will be supervised and guided by qualified faculty members of the School. Financial assistance is also available to students in the form of either fellowships, teaching assistantships, or through research grants. The School of Aerospace Engineering is equipped with facilities to support both teaching and research work. The laboratories include the Aerodynamics Lab, Rocket and Propulsion Lab, Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAE)

Lab, Control Systems Lab, Composite Materials Lab. The School also owns an aircraft hangar for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of an aircraft and a wind tunnel. In addition, aerospace students have access to the facilities owned by the School of Mechanical Engineering which consists of the Vibration Lab, Heat Transfer and Combustion Lab, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lab, Manufacturing Process Lab, Automotive Lab and Engineering Workshops (Welding, Casting and Milling). Our graduates have become successful engineers in the aerospace and non-aerospace industries, including aircraft composite manufacturing and aircraft maintenance, automotive and petroleum industries. Some of them have also become distinguished academicians.

Academic Staff
Dean Assoc. Prof. Zaidi Mohd Ripin Noise & Vibration, Finite Element Analysis, Rubber Seal Technologies, Design for Modularity, Thermal Stress Analysis & Reliability Analysis for Electronic Packaging

Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Development) Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad Control Deputy Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Deputy Dean (Industry and Community Network) Dr. Abdul Rahim Othman Programme Chairman (Aerospace Engineering) Dr. Farzad Ismail Prof. Victor Nesterov Optical Metrology, Automatic Visual Inspection

Impact Analysis, Structural Composites, Finite Element Analysis, Design Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Fluid Mechanics, Compressible Flow, High Performance Computing (HPC) Spacecraft Subsystem Elements, Spacecraft Design


Dr. Abdul Halim Kadarman Dr. Ahmad Zulfaa Mohamed Kassim (unpaid leave) Ahmad Faizul Hawary Aslina Anjang Abdul Rahman Mohd Shukur Zainol Abidin Nurulasikin Mohd Suhadis Siti Harwani Md. Yusoff

Mechanics of Composite Materials, Stress & Failure Analysis of Structures Experimental Fluid Dynamics Control, robotics and automation Aeronautical structure, Composite Material in Aircraft Application Composite Materials Satellite System Satellite subsystem design


School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is one of the active Schools in USM both in teaching and research. The undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree is specifically designed to provide comprehensive training for future chemical engineers, such that they are well-equipped with the current practices of chemical engineering technologies. The strength of the undergraduate programme offered by the School of Chemical Engineering has continuously been receiving accreditations from the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, (BEM) from the day it was established, and recently, the School has been granted an accreditation for a period of 3 years (20112013), a trust given by the Engineering Accreditation Council, (EAC) to a well-established engineering School. Besides local recognition, the School has also received accreditations from the Institution of Chemical Engineers, (IChemE), United Kingdom for the Bachelor of Engineering degree as well as the equivalent Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng.) offered by universities in the United Kingdom. The 5-year period of accreditation (2009-2013) shows that the level of academic curriculum offered by the School of Chemical Engineering is at par with other institutions of higher learning in the world. For the past 15 years, the School has thrived to become one of the best engineering faculties within the university as well as worldwide. This is achieved by providing a cohesive learning and knowledge building environment of quality education, up-to-date research activities and consultancy to private and government agencies

in the country. The faculty members also collaborate closely with other Schools and industrial partners in petrochemicals, oleo-chemicals and chemical processing industries. This ensures that all of our teaching and research is underpinned by the latest interdisciplinary thinking and realworld experience. The School has also been very active in research activities. This is reflected by the number of postgraduates involved in innovative research, pursuing their M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees. The number of postgraduates has increased in the last 10 years and the number has significantly surged after the university obtained its APEX status. In order to fulfil the vision of the university and the vision of the country to be a developed nation in the year 2020, most of the research areas undertaken by postgraduate researchers are relevant to the industrial and national needs. The School has a wide range of expertise available in various chemical engineering research areas, namely Chemical Reaction Engineering, Zeolite Catalysis, Environmental Engineering, Membrane Separation Processes, Biochemical Engineering, Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation, Plant Safety and Risk Assessment Studies, Process System Engineering, Product and Process Development and NanoTechnology, to mention a few. In order to cater for such a vast research area, the School is wellequipped with state-of-the-art analytical facilities, not just for internal use, but also for use by external agencies. A number of analyses can be carried out including catalyst characterisation, environmental monitoring and complete analysis

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of industrial chemicals and related products. The process control laboratory within the School is also equipped with a Distributed Control System (DCS) connected to pilot-scale equipment for training in process instrumentation, process dynamics and control system. In addition, the School also provides laboratories for Unit Operations, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Separation Processes, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering with modern equipment to support research activities in the respective areas. Apart from focussing on the academic and research activities, the School, as a small organisation of a wellknown university also plays its role to educate and train the surrounding community within its vicinity. The short courses in specialised areas have been continuously organised by the School, with participants from both the government and private agencies. The welfare of the youth has also been the main agenda of the School, where motivational talks and workshops on study-techniques were planned for both primary and secondary school students. This will indirectly fulfil nation-building as part of the objectives of a sustainabilityled university. The School of Chemical Engineering will continue its tradition of preparing fully-equipped graduate engineers who will lead the nation for a better and sustainable tomorrow!

Academic Staff
Dean Prof. Azlina Harun@Kamaruddin (Enzyme Technology, Biotechnology) Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development) Assoc. Prof. Mohamad Zailani Abu Bakar (Process Integration, Process Safety, Computational Fluids Dynamics) Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) Assoc. Prof. Lee Keat Teong (Reaction Engineering, Renewable Energy, Air Pollution) Deputy Dean (Industrial & Community Network) Assoc. Prof. Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah (Reaction Engineering, Wastewater Engineering) Programme Chairman Bioprocess and Environmental Engineering Dr. Mohamad Hekarl Uzir Process Control Dr. Suhairi Abdul Sata Separation Processes and Catalysis Prof. Subhash Bhatia Lecturers Prof. Abdul Latif Ahmad (Membrane Technology, Environmental Engineering, Separation Processes) Prof. Abdul Rahman Mohamed ( N a n o t e c h n o l o g y, R e a c t i o n Engineering, Air Pollution)

Prof. Bassim H. Hameed (Reaction Engineering, Adsorption Process, Activated Carbon) Prof. Subhash Bhatia (Reaction Engineering, Zeolite Catalysis and Membranes, Bio-gasoline) Assoc. Prof. Mashitah Mat Don (Fermentation Technology, Waste Treatment, Bioenergy) Assoc. Prof. Mohd. Roslee Othman (Inorganic Membrane for Gas Separation, Petroleum Engineering) (Tel. No.: 04-599 6426) Assoc. Prof. Norashid Aziz (Process Control, Dynamic Optimisation, Neural Network) Assoc. Prof. Ridzuan Zakaria (Municipal Solid Waste Combustion, Air Pollution, Computational Fluids Dynamics) Assoc. Prof. Sharif Hussein Sharif Zein (Reaction Engineering, Natural Gas Processing, Nanotechnology) Assoc. Prof. W. James Noel Fernando (Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluidisation and Atmospheric Emissions) Dr. Derek Chan Juinn Chieh (Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Membrane Separation, Protein Separation and Purification) Dr. Khairiah Abd. Karim (Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Technology, Metabolic Engineering) Dr. Leo Choe Peng (Membrane Technology, Separation Processes, Wastewater Treatment and Recovery)


Dr. Lim Jit Kang (Magnetic and plasmonic responses of nanoparticles, Colloidal stability, Electroosmosis and dielectrophoresis of colloid) Dr. Low Siew Chun (Membrane Technology, Biosensor, Advanced Materials) Dr. Mohamad Hekarl Uzir (Biocatalysis, Biotransformation, Fermentation Technology) Dr. Mohd. Azmier Ahmad (Waste/Biomass Pyrolysis, Carbon Technology, Gas Separation) Dr. Ooi Boon Seng (Membrane Technology, Wastewater Treatment, Polymerisation) Dr. Suhairi Abdul Sata (Process Control, Process Integration, Fuzzy Logic) Dr. Suzylawati Ismail (Wastewater Treatment, Membrane Technology) Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor (Process Control, Process Intensification, Process Simulation) Dr. Tan Soon Huat (Nanoscience, Membrane Technology) Dr. Tye Ching Thian (Reaction Engineering, Fuel and Heavy Oil Technology, Modelling and Simulation) Dr. Vel Murugan Vadivelu (Solid Waste and Wastewater M a n a g e m e n t Te c h n o l o g y, Environmental Engineering)

Dr. Zainal Ahmad (Process Control, Artificial Intelligent, Neural Networks) Tutor Hafiz Gadafi Abdul Aziz (Chemical Engineering)


The School of Civil Engineering was established in 1989. From its humble beginnings, it is now distinctively known for providing quality undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in all areas of civil engineering including geomatics and management. The School produces Civil Engineering graduates who are competent, creative, highly dedicated and who in turn contribute to the human capital development both in government agencies and private sectors. A number of its graduates have been employed abroad. The School has formally adopted the Outcome Based Education system (OBE) in the 2006/2007 academic session. Its undergraduate programme has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and the Washington Accord in 2009.

The School is backed by highly experienced faculty academics (with more than 80% being Ph.D. holders) and supported by well-equipped laboratories with the state-of-the-art facilities, fully networked computers, and highly trained technicians. The School is also actively engaged by the industry in the areas of testing for structures and materials, field and laborator y water quality monitoring, air and noise pollution measurement, environmental impact assessment, traffic planning, traffic impact assessment and geotechnical evaluation. Currently, 22% of its graduate programmes (Ph.D. and M.Sc. by research) comprise international students. Studentship for its M.Sc. by mixed-mode in Structural E n g i n e e r i n g, E nv i ro n m e n t a l Engineering and Sustainable River Management come from both within and outside the country. Traditionally, undergraduate students in the School participate in many academic activities and competitions. The School is proud of their achievements. Among others, they have won the first place in creativity and buildability category with special jury award in the 7th International Bridge Model Competition 2009-Design, Build and Test, held on 6 and 7 October 2009, organised by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. In the recent achievement, The School has participated in British Innovation Show 2010 and won a Gold Medal together with a Special Award (Diamond Special Award) in the Natural Earth category.

School of Civil Engineering

Apart from consultancy work, the School of Civil Engineering is actively engaged in both basic and applied research. The School has ventured into many efforts related to sustainability such as pollution prevention, slope protection, sustainable drainage, alternative pavement materials, etc. Some of the research work have received international accolades by winning various medals in research exhibitions and competitions. Prof. Fauziah Ahmad bagged the Grand Prix Award for Creative Invention from Korean Women Inventors Association in 2009 on her product, Bio-Coat for Reinforced Earth Material. Prof. Hamidi Abdul Aziz was awarded a silver medal in GENEVA 2009 on his product entitled Novel adsorbent for landfill leachate treatment. In harmony with the USM status as the sole Malaysian APEX university, most of the research is funded by government agencies and industries.

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Academic Staff Prof. Hamidi Abdul Aziz Prof. Ahmad Farhan Mohd. Sadullah (On secondment to MIROS) Prof. Meor Othman Hamzah Prof. Nor Azazi Zakaria Prof. Aminuddin Ab. Ghani Prof. Fauziah Ahmad Prof. Koh Hock Lye Assoc. Prof. Md Azlin Md Said, Ir, Dr. Assoc. Prof. Ir Mohd. Nordin b. Adlan Assoc. Prof. Sr Wan Muhd Aminuddin Wan Hussin Assoc. Prof. Ahmad Shukri Yahaya Assoc. Prof. Badorul Hisham Abu Bakar Assoc. Prof. Choong Kok Keong Assoc. Prof. Ismail Abustan Assoc. Prof. Megat Azmi Megat Johari Assoc. Prof. Ir Mohamad Razip Selamat Assoc. Prof. Sr Mohd Sanusi S. Ahamad

Area of Expertise Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering Highway Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Hydraulic, River Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Tsunami, Ecosystem and DiseaseModeling Associate Professors [VK7] Water Resources Engineering, Remote Sensing and Hydrology Water Supply Engineering, Hydraulic and Hydrology Geomatic Engineering and Management Associate Professors Statistic, Operational Research Structural Engineering (Masonry and Timber) Structural Engineering Water Resources Engineering and Urban Drainage Structural Engineering (Concrete Technology) Geotechnical and Rock Engineering Geomatic Engineering and Geographic Information System

Administrative Position Dean Director General MIROS Academic Program Chairman for Environment and Sustainability Director REDAC USM Deputy Director REDAC USM

Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Development)

Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) Academic Program Chairman for Structural and Physical Deputy Dean (Industrial and Community Network)


Assoc. Prof. Nor Azam Ramli Assoc. Prof. Rozi Abdullah Assoc. Prof. Taksiah A. Majid Dr. Farid Ezanee Mohamed Ghazali Dr. Leong Lee Vien Dr. Mohd Suffian Yusoff Lau Tze Liang Shaharudin Shah Zaini Sharifah Akmam Syed Zakaria Dr. Abu Ahmed Mokammel Haque Dr. Fatimah Denan Dr. Irvan Dahlan Dr. Izwan Johari Dr. J. Jayaprakash Dr. Joewono Prasetijo Dr. Neeraj Bhardwaj Dr. Noor Faizah Fitri Md Yusof Dr. Norazura Muhammad Bunnori Dr. Syafalni

Environmental Engineering Hydrology Structural Engineering Senior Lecturers [DS52] Construction Management Transportation Engineering Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering Structural Engineering Engineering Management Lecturers [DS51] Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering Structural Engineering Traffic Engineering Vibration of Plate and Shell Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering Environmental Pollution and Hydrology Program Chairman for Quality


Lecturers Dr. Mohd Ashraf Mohamad Ismail Dr. Nastanein Qamaruz Zaman Mastura Azmi (On study leave) Md Sayuti Ishak (On study leave) Mohamad Fared Murshed (On study leave) Muhd Harris Ramli (On study leave) Mustafasanie M. Yussof (On study leave) Aizam Mohd. Yusof (On study leave) Mohd. Yusri Abu Bakar (On study leave) Nor Habsah Md. Sabiani (On study leave) Shafida Azwina Mohd. Shafei Geotechnical Engineering Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering

Construction management

Water and Wastewater Geotechnical and Environment Engineering Structural Engineering Tutors


School of Electric and Electronic Engineering

The academic staff of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering have specialisations in broad areas of Microelectronics, Computer, Communication, Power, Control and Mechatronics. Our staff are also actively engaging their respective industrial partners in research activities. Generally, the research fields of the School include RF/ Microwave System Design, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Visual Guided Robot, Computer Vision and Speech Recognition Systems, Parallel Processing and Networking, Software Engineering, Communication Systems, Propagations, Design of VLSI Systems, Power Systems, Power Electronics, Expert Systems and Control Systems. The School is well equipped with modern and state - of-the -ar t equipment for teaching and research activities. Some of these facilities are a network of SUN Workstations a n d P C s, I m a g e Pro ce s s i n g Workstations, Articulated Robot Arms, Logic Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Network Analysers, Radar Tomography, Microwave Test Benches, Calibration Equipment and PCB Design Tools, IC Design Software and Fabrication Laboratory, Electrical Machines and Power Electronics. The synergistic cooperation between teaching and research facilities have enabled the School to produce graduates excellent traits and concurrently, producing novel research output. These outputs are certainly enhanced by the existence of reliable and excellent academic, administrative and technical staff. The Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering comprises four subareas and are as follow:

a) Microelectronics This package covers the Design and Analysis of Electronic Circuits, Digital Systems Design, Semiconductors, Electronic Devices and various aspects of integrated Electronics. b) Computers This package covers the Computer Organisation, Computer Networking, Microprocessor Systems Design, Digital Signal Processing, Software Engineering and Parallel Processing. c) Communications This package covers the Theory of Communication Systems, Antenna and Propagation, Microwave Engineering, Radar and Satellite Communications. d) Control and Automation This package covers the Analysis and Design of Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, exposure to the FMS systems and the industrial sector. The areas to be undertaken for the Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering are as follows:

Electrical Engineering

This package covers Electrical Power Systems, Transmission, Distribution and Consumptions, Power Systems Stability, Power Quality, Electrical Machines Design and Applications, Electric Energy Conversion, Power Electronics and Drive System.

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I n the Bachelor s Degree in Mechatronics Engineering, the following areas will be adopted:

Mechatronics Engineering

This package covers the Design and

Control of Robot Drives, Sensors and Robotic Transducers and Manufacturing Systems. All the three programmes have common courses in the 1st and 2nd

year of study. The students will be streamlined to their respective field of study, i.e. Electronics, Electrical and Mechatronics only when they have reached 3rd year.

As for postgraduate programme, our research disciplines are as follows:Code EEE01 Research Programme Communication Code/ Research Field 01 RF Systems & Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) 02 Wireless & Mobile Systems 03 Antenna & Propagation 04 Microwaves & Satellite Systems 01 Imaging 02 Digital Signal Processing 03 Distributed Computing 04 Software Engineering 01 Robotics 02 Sensors & Instrumentation 03 Computational Intelligence 04 Industrial Automation & Control 01 Advanced Digital Systems 02 Integrated Circuit Design 03 Device Modelling & Characterisation 04 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) 05 Analog & Digital IC Design 01 Power Electronics and Devices 02 Power Systems & Energy Conversion 03 Electrical Machine & Drives 04 Power Quality & Management Advance Electromagnetic & Waves Theory Computer & Data Communication Networks Intelligent Systems Admission Requirements Applications should possess the following: A Bachelors degree with Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent. TOEFL score 550 and above, IELTS Band 6 or MUET Band 3.


Computer Engineering


Control & Automation




Power Systems & Electrical Machine

Master of Science (Electronic Systems Design Engineering)-Coursework / Mixed Mode

This programme exposes candidates to up-to-date theoretical and practical aspects of Electronic System Design as well as advanced computing technologies and their applications. Candidates will also be trained to equip them with the capability of addressing engineering related problems of the industry.

Course Structure
Core Courses Analogue Circuit Design Advanced Digital Signal and Image Processing E m b e d d e d M i c ro p ro ce s s o r Systems Project Elective Courses Advanced Control Systems Industrial Power Electronics Hardware and Software Co-Design Communication Circuits & Systems Microwave Circuit Design


Duration Full-time: Min 12 months / Max 24 months

Academic Staff
Dean Prof. Mohd Zaid Abdullah ( I n s t r u m e n t a t i o n & S e n s o r s, Electromagnetic Tomography, Industrial Machine Vision, Image Processing, FPGA/DSP Design & Applications) Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Development) Assoc.Prof. Mohd Rizal Arshad (Robotics and Industrial Automations, Measurement and Instrumentation Techniques, Biomedical Electronics and Medical Imaging, Underwater Robotics Technology) Deputy Dean (Postgraduate and Research) Prof. Lim Chee Peng (Computational Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Medical Diagnosis, Condition Monitoring) Deputy Dean (Industry and Community Network) Assoc. Prof. Kamal Zuhairi Zamli (Software Engineering, Software Process, Object Orientation Analysis and Design) Programme Chairman Electrical Engineering Dr. Dahaman Ishak (Electrical Machines and Drives) Electronic Engineering Dr. Norlaili Mohd Noh (Microelectronics-RFIC Front-end & LNA Design, Analog Circuits) Mechatronic Engineering Assoc.Prof. Nor Ashidi Mat Isa (Intelligent System, Image Processing, Artificial Neural Network, Biomedical Engineering, Algorithms)

Engineering Mathematics Dr. Norizah Mohammad (Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Business Management) Lecturers Assoc. Prof. Junita Mohamad Saleh (Computational Intelligence, Tomography, Soft- Computing) Assoc. Prof. Mahfoozur Rehman (Electric and Electronic Instrumentation & Control, Sensor Technology) Assoc. Prof. Mohd Fadzil Ain (RF and Microwave Engineering, Communications, Radar System, Superconducting Circuits Design) Assoc.Prof. Soib Taib (Power Electronics, System Applications and Simulation) Assoc.Prof. Ir. Syafrudin Masri (Power Systems, Power Quality, Power Electronic, Electrical Drives, Energy Conversion) Assoc. Prof. Tun Zainal Azni Zulkifli (Microelectronics, [Analog & RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) Design]) Assoc. Prof. Umi Kalthum Ngah (Software Engineering, Image Processing, Biomedical Engineering, Knowledge Based Systems) Assoc. Prof. Zalina Abdul Aziz (Statistics, Quality Techniques for Industrial Applications, Industrial Design Testing and Analysis) Dr. Abdul Hasib (Wireless Networking, Radio Resource Management) Dr. Aftanasar Md. Shahar (RF and Microwave, Multichip Module [MCM]) Dr. Anwar Hasni Abu Hassan (Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation, Quality Control and Instrumentation)

Dr. Asrulnizam Abd. Manaf (Integration MEMS Sensor and CMOS Readout Circuitry, CMOS Capacitance Detection Circuitry, 3-Dimension Microfabrication and Silicon Micromachining Technology) Dr. Bakhtiar Affendi Rosdi (VLSI Design) Dr. Dzati Athiar Ramli (Statistics, CAGD, Mathematics) Dr. Haidi Ibrahim (Image Processing) Dr. Harsa Amylia Mat Sakim (Biomedical Engineering, Medical Electronics & Instrumentation, Medical Image Processing) Dr. Khoo Bee Ee (Machine Vision, Computer Vision, Digital Watermarking, Image Database Indexing and Retrieval) Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil (High Voltage Technology, Partial Discharge Measurement in Gas Solid and Liquid) Dr. Mohammad Ghulam Rahman (Cryptography, Data Security, Network Security) Dr. Mohd Ansor Yusof (Microwave Propagation, Antennas and EMC) Dr. Mohd Fadzli Mohd Salleh (Image and Video Coding, Visual Data Communications, Signal Processing For Communications) Dr. Mohd Tafir Mustaffa (RFIC, RF MEMS, FPGA) Dr. Rosmiwati Mohd Mokhtar (System Identification, Control System Design, Mechatronics) Dr. Shahid Iqbal (Power Electronics) Dr. Shahrel Azmin Sundi @Suandi (Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Statistical Learning, Face Recognition & Identification)


Dr. Syed Sahal Nazli Alhady Syed Hassan (Biomedical, Intelligent System, Embedded System) Dr. Tay Lea Tien (Remote Sensing, Image Processing) Dr. Wan Amir Fuad Wajdi Othman (Swarm Engineering, Self Organising Systems) Dr. Wan Mohd Yusof Rahiman Wan Abdul Aziz (Leak Detection and Isolation, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering Management) Dr. Widad Ismail (Antennas, RF and Microwave Engineering, Communications) Dr. Zuraini Dahari (Computer Aided System, Mechatronic, MEMs) Aeizaal Azman Abd Wahab (Discriminant Analysis, Time Series and Forecasting, Multivariate Techniques and Data Analysis) Ahmad Nazri Ali (Image Processing, Computer, Microprocessor and Microcontroller Applications, Embedded Microprocessor Design and Speech Processing) Arjuna Marzuki (Microelectronics) Mohd Nazri Mahmud (Technology Policy, Telecommunication Technologies, Telecommunication Networks) Muhammad Nasiruddin Mahyuddin (Modern Control System, Application of Control Theory and Artificial Intelligence on Mechatronic System) Zulfiqar Ali Abd. Aziz (Mixed Analogue Signal, Digital Design and FPGA)

Tutors Hazmarini Husin (Statistics) Husna Yusoff (Mathematics) Mohd Nazir Abdullah (Electrical) Mohd Nadzri Mamat (Electrical) Ng Theam Foo (Mathematics) Noramalina Abdullah (Mechatronics) Roslina Hussin (Electronics) Suardi Kaharuddin (Electronics) Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) Abdul Sattar Din (Smart Technology and Robotics) Ahmad Ghadafi Ismail (Multiprocessor System on Chip Design) Azimah Omar (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Boey Kean Hong (Cryptography & IC Design) Koh Wei Bing (Electrical Engineering) Luqman Al-Hakim Azizan (Electrical Engineering) Mohamad Adzhar Md Zawawi (Microelectronics) Mohamad Ghazali Ameer Amsa (Mechatronics) Mohamad Khairi Ishak (Embedded System) Mohamed Fauzi Packeer Mohamed (Microelectronics) Mohd Ilyas Sobirin Mohd Sazali (Microelectric & Computer System)

Mohd Khairunaz Mat Desa (Renewable Energy) Mohd Shahrimie Mohd Asaari (Sensor & Imaging) Mohd Zaifulrizal Zainol (Electrical Engineering) Nor Azlin Ghazali (Telecommunication) Nor Muzlifah Mahyuddin (Microelectronics System Design for Signal Processing) Nur Diyana Mohd Asri (Microelectronics) Nor Rizuan Mat Noor (VHDL) Nur Syazreen Ahmad (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Siti Hajar Yusoff (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Teoh Soo Siang (Electrical & Computer Engineering)


School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering

The School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering commenced its programme in 1984 at USM, Penang under the School of Industrial Technology and Engineering Sciences. With the advancement of technology and market demand for skilled engineers in the country, USM took the initiative to fulfill the requirement by having its own engineering school separated from other disciplines of applied sciences. In March 1986, the engineering disciplines under the School of Industrial Technology were separated to form their own schools, which include the formation of the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. USM had then housed the new campus in Ipoh before moving to Seri Iskandar, Perak in 1989. However, after a lapse of 12 years, in May 2001, the campus was moved to the new site situated in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang. Compared to other schools or faculties in other Institutions of Higher Learning in Malaysia, the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering is unique because it offers three fundamental engineering programmes, which are Materials Engineering, Mineral Resources Engineering and Polymer Engineering at the Bachelors degree (Honours) level for each programme. A minimum of four years or 8 semesters are required to complete for each programme. Graduates who have successfully completed the programme of study will be awarded B.Eng. (Honours) (Materials Engineering), B.Eng. (Honours) (Mineral Resources Engineering) or B.Eng. (Honours) (Polymer Engineering) accordingly, which is recognised locally and internationally.

i. B.Eng. (Honours) (Materials Engineering) The course on Material Engineering emphasises research on materials such as metal, ceramic, composite, polymer and semiconductor and electronic materials. These involve design and production of materials, quality control and the properties of such materials. ii. B.Eng. (Honours) (Mineral Resources Engineering) Mineral Resources Engineering focuses on areas of mining, processing and management of mineral resources and the environment. iii. B.Eng. (Honours) (Polymer Engineering) Polymer Engineering focuses on polymeric materials such as plastics, rubber, latex and composites. These involve synthesis, processing, design and production of polymer products, quality control and the properties of polymers. Research forms an important part of the activities at the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. The diverse research activities are conducted by research areas/groups, each being separately operated and funded by various agencies such as those of the Malaysian Governments, industries and international bodies. Academic as well as research staff and postgraduate research students undertake the research activities which are applied, experimental and/ or theoretical in nature. Undergraduates are introduced to research activities through their final year projects, some of which

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are suggested and supported by industries. Research interests within the School are considerably varied. Specific details of particular projects can be supplied upon request. Areas of research other than those listed can be discussed with appropriate members of the staff. There are several research groups at the School in which the interests of staff members, although wide-ranging, are linked by some basic underlying theme. Research and Development in Materials Engineering concentrates on the design, production and use of engineering materials as well as selection of appropriate materials for related uses, involving ceramics, metals, polymer, semiconductors, composites and nanomaterials. The current research activities in Mineral Resources Engineering are on exploration/geology, economic assessment, mining, mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and environment as well as applications into ceramics and metallurgy. R&D in Polymer Engineering concentrates on the selection and testing of polymeric materials, quality control of raw materials, processing and products, design of recipes and products, plastics, rubber and latex, composites and advance materials, fibre and textiles, surface coatings, resins and electronics. The School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering has identified five niche areas for research which are: i. Biomaterials ii. Nanomaterials iii. Structural Materials iv. Strategic Mineral v. Polymer Composite

The School is equipped with excellent facilities for testing services, as well as for undergraduates, postgraduates and research programmes. A team of skilled and qualified technicians, substantial computer facilities, photographic services and an excellent mechanical workshop for the construction and maintenance of research equipment to support them. Several of the laboratories house a range of specialised equipment related to particular research and project areas. The state-of-the-art equipments are computer-controlled and equipped with the most advanced software for analysis. These include the Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX) for morphological, micro structure and quantitative analysis of elements with minimal sample preparation, the X-Ray Diffract meter (XRD) for identification studies of minerals and materials phases as well as the X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) for quantitative analysis of elements. The Universal Testing Machine (UTM) is used for tensile, bending and compression tests for materials, and the Servo Hydraulic Testing Machine for static and dynamic tests. It can perform tensile, bending, compression and fatigue tests at room temperature as well as at high temperatures (up to 600oC). Particle Size Analyser is also available, besides a range of thermal analysers such as DSC, TG/DTA and DMA. The Schools academic staff forms par tnerships with industries in joint research, professional consultancies and advisory services. Public enterprises and individuals also continue to approach the School through the Innovation and Consultancy Centre, to seek

assistance of our expertise and the usage of special equipment, which is available at the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering. In addition, the School is actively involved either solely or jointly with professional bodies in conducting seminars, workshops and short-term courses to strengthen the relationship with the industrial sectors and to give the professionals an opportunity to update their knowledge and keep abreast of new developments. The School is also being designated as the Centre of Research and Teaching by Intel. This augurs well with the aspirations of the School to be the research resource centre for the industries in Malaysia.


Achievements 2010
No. 1 Name Prof. Zainal Ariffin Ahmad Assoc. Prof. Srimala Sreekantan Khairul Arifah Saharudin Roshasnorlyza Hazan Product Titano-An Excellent Air Purifier Award Gold Medal Gold Medal Silver Medal Organisation ITEX 2010 Level National

Prof. Hanafi Ismail FruitPlast: Biodegradable Plastic Assoc. Prof. Noor Aziah Abdul Aziz for Tomorrow Ooi Zhong Xian Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd. Noor Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain Ahmad Badri Ismail Uday M. Bashher Assoc. Prof. Indra Putra Almanar Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain Emee Marina Salleh Jauhari Tahir Khairuddin Kahtan Sadiq Mohammed Normariah Che Maideen Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Prof. Zainal Arifin Ahmad Dr. Hasmaliza Mohamad Ahmad Zahirani Ahmad Azhar Prof. Zainal Arifin Ahmad Assoc. Prof. Sabar Derita Hutagalung Dr. Julie Juliewatty Mohamed Dr. Mohd. Fadzil Ain Muhammad Azwadi Sulaiman Nur Shafiza Afzan Sharif Ceramic Metal Joining for Advance Thermal Application

ITEX 2010


MTE 2010


Multiforces Component Detection System for Friction Stir Welding Process (MfCDS-FSW)

Silver Medal

ITEX 2010


NanoAdd Ceramic Cutting Insert

Silver Medal

ITEX 2010


Micro-C: A Crucible for Rapid Processing of Electroceramics Using A Domestic Microwave Oven

Silver Medal

MTE 2010


Assoc. Prof. Sabar Derita Hutagalung Dr. Zainovia Lockman Silicon Nanowire Transistor with Ahmad Makarimi Abdullah 33 nm Lateral Gate Gap Lew Kam Chung Assoc. Prof. Chow Wen Shyang Leu Ying Ying Assoc. Prof. Ir. Cheong Kuan Yew Dr. Zainovia Lockman Chiew Ying Ling Prof. Zainuriah Hassan Assoc. Prof. Ir. Cheong Kuan Yew Dr. Zainovia Lockman Quah Hock Jin Lim Way Foong Value Added Eco-Friendly Poly(lactic acid) Nanocomposites [Sustain- NanoPLA] Chemical Vapor Growth to Produce SIC, SiOx and Si/SiOx Core-Shell Nanowires CERIA Gate for High Efficient Power Applications

Silver Medal Bronze Medal Bronze Medal

ITEX 2010


MTE 2010


MTE 2010



Bronze Medal

ITEX 2010



Academic Staff
Dean Prof. Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Noor (Ceramics, Ceramic Composite, Nanoceramics) Deputy Dean (Academic & Student Development) Assoc. Prof. Azhar Abu Bakar (Polymer Composite, Fibre-matrix Interface, Polymer Processing) Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies & Research) Prof. Hanafi Ismail (Rubber and plastic composites Recycling of Rubber and Plastic Wastes, Biodegradable Polymers) Deputy Dean (Industry & Community Network) Tuan Besar Tuan Sarif ( G e o l o g y, M i n i n g G e o l o g y, Geochemical Exploration) Programme Chairperson Materials Engineering Assoc. Prof. Ir. Mariatti Jaafar @ Mustapha (Polymer, Polymer Composite) Mineral Resources Engineering Dr. Syed Fuad Saiyid Hashim (Mineral Processing, Fine Grinding, Cement Technology) Polymer Engineering Assoc. Prof. Zulkifli Mohamad Ariff (Polymer Rheology/Polymeric Foams) Lecturers Prof. Dato Ir. Eric Goh (Mining and Quarrying, Environment Management, Occupational Safety,Geostatistic)

Prof. Radzali Othman (Bioceramics, Ceramic Materials & Clay Resources) Prof. Zainal Arifin Mohd Ishak (Plastic Technology, Blending and Composites) Prof. Zainal Arifin Ahmad (Materials/Technical Ceramics) Prof. Zakaria Mohd. Amin (Cement Composite, Bio Composite) Assoc. Prof. Ahmad Azmin Mohamad (Corrosion, Polymer Battery) Assoc. Prof. Azizan Aziz (Nanomaterials) Assoc. Prof. Azlan Ariffin (Plastic Technology Blending and Modification of Polymer) Assoc. Prof. Azmi Rahmat (Corrosion, Metallurgy and Materials) Assoc. Prof. Azura A. Rashid (Rubber and Latex) Assoc. Prof. Ir. Cheong Kuan Yew (Electronic Materials Semiconductor Fabrication) Assoc. Prof. Chow Wen Shyang (Polymer Blends, Nanocomposites and Biocomposites) Assoc. Prof. Hashim Hussin (Mineral Processing Extractive Metallurgy) Assoc. Prof. Hazizan Md Akil ( Po l y m e r M a t r i x C o m p o s i t e , Biopolymers)

Assoc. Prof. Kamar Shah Ariffin (Geology and Mineralogy Engineering Geology Industrial) Assoc. Prof. Sabar Derita Hutagalung (Electronic Materials Semiconductors) Assoc. Prof.Srimala Sreekantan (Ceramics) Assoc. Prof. Zainovia Lockman (Superconductivity Functional Oxides) Assoc. Prof. Zulkifli Ahmad (Polymer Synthesis) Dr. Anasyida Abu Seman @ Hj. Ahmad (Metallurgy) Dr. Cheang Kok Keong (Economic Geology, Mineralogy, Industrial Mineral & Applications) Dr. Hareyani Zabidi (Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics) Dr. Hasmaliza Mohamad (Ceramic Matrix Composite, Ceramics) Dr. Julie Juliewatty Mohamed (Ceramics, Metallurgy) Dr. Khairunisak Abdul Razak (Electroceramics Smart Materials Ceramic) Dr. Nadras Othman (Polymer-Clay Composite) Dr. Norlia Baharun ( C h e m i s t r y H y d r o m e t a l l u r g y, Hydrochemical Processing and Environmental Chemistry) Dr. Nurulakmal Mohd Sharif (Metallurgy/Metal Matrix Composite)


Dr. Pung Swee Yong (Nanomaterials) Dr. Razaina Mat Taib (Plastic and Composite) Dr. Samayamutthirian Palaniandy (Fine Grinding Mineral Processing) Dr. Shah Rizal Kasim (Materials/Ceramics) Dr. Sheikh Abdul Rezan Sheikh Abdul Hamid (Metallurgy) Dr. Sivakumar Ramakrishnan ( I n f o r m a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y, Mathematics) Dr. Yeoh Fei Yee (Functional Ceramics / Porous Materials) Dr. Zaimawati Zainol (Hydrometallurgy) Dr. Zuhailawati Hussain (Metal Matrix Composite, Metallurgy) Ahmad Badri Ismail (Metallurgy) Tutors Habsah Haliman (Chemistry) Mohd Nazri Idris (Materials/Metallurgy)

Vocational Training Officers Hasliza Mat Saad (Mineral Resources) Mohamad Azwan Mad Naser (Mechanical Engineering/Polymer) Suhani Abdullah (Mineral Resources) Tel.: 04-5996106 (General Office) Fax: 04-5941011 Website: http://material.eng.usm. my/v2/


School of Mechanical Engineering was formed in 1989 offering a programme i n B a c h e l o r o f E n gi n e e r i n g (Mechanical Engineering) with Honours. In 1999, the School offers another programme, Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing with Management) with Honours.

equipment and food processing. Hence, mechanical engineers are important in the infrastructure development and wealth creation. Mechanical Engineering Programme at USM was designed to prepare the student to fulfill the needs in engineering as a career in a wide spectrum of field in Mechanical Engineering. The program also emphasis on inter disciplines involving various field of engineering, i.e. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Material & Mineral Resources Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. The students are also exposed to the non-technical subjects such as management, accounting and communication skills that needed for engineers. This programme emphasis on practical aspects of the training relevant for the professional engineers. This is obtained through subjects in engineering laboratories, workshop practice and industrial training. The program prepares the graduates for membership in various professional organisation. Generally, the program in the School can be classified into for main sub areas: Applied Mechanics Engineering Mechanics, Statics, Strength of Materials, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics & Mechanism, Noise & Vibration, Applied Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Stress Analysis, Structural Engine, Refrigeration & AirConditioning and Energy Conversion System.


School of Mechanical Engineering

The School of Mechanical Engineering strives to be the best and leading provider of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering education and research in Malaysia.


To achieve the vision by 2015 through the following: To provide quality and innovative teaching and maintain accreditation for all its degree program To achieve research excellence To establish and enhance the collaboration with industries for education input and research To serve the society and county by providing the latest knowledge and technology

Bachelor of Engineering With Honours (Mechanical Engineering)

Mechanical Engineering is a profession involving design, management, production, maintenance and infrastructure development to fulfill the needs of modern living. A mechanical engineer involves with the manufacturing of product that function efficiently, reliable and economically using the limited resources effectively. Mechanical engineer also involves in industries such as power plant, heavy machinery, electronics, construction, product development, medical

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Thermofluids Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamic, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamic, Heat Transfer, Numerical Method for Engineers, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Internal Combustion Engine, Refrigeration * Air-Conditioning and Energy Conversion System. System and Manufacturing Technology, Measurements and Control Manufac turing Technology, Measurement and Instrumentation, Metrology and Quality Control, Industrial Engineering, Robotics and Automation and Industrial Machine Vision. Design and Laboratory Engineering Drawing, Engineering Practices, Conceptual Design and Computer Aided Design, Component and Machine Design, System Design, Engineering Laboratory and Final Year Project.

In addition, it also aims to nurture manufacturing engineers who can design and manage the processes and systems to make products with the required functionality, to high quality standards, available when and where customers prefer, at the best possible price and in ways that are environmentally-friendly. To achieve these goals, the curriculum of Manufacturing Engineering with Management Programme at USM is designed to include activities in design, product development, processing of materials and manufacturing of added value goods. Emphasis is also given to the management the production chain to fulfill the needs of clients within the constraint of cost, quality, delivery period and flexibility required of the products. The management of cost, quality, efficiency and human factors involving a manufacturing system is taught through a series of produc tion management, engineering economic and ergonomic courses. The scientific and technical aspects of manufacturing are mainly emphasised in a group of manufacturing technology, processes, metrology and control courses. With the combination of technical skills and managerial knowledge required of a modern manufacturing system, the Manufacturing Engineering with Management program aspires to produce engineers who are able to manage effectively and efficiently the limited resources, equipment and manpower for the manufacture of high value goods and provision of professional services. This philosophy is achieved through a balanced curriculum emphasizing on various

disciplines involving studies on product design and development, organisation and manufacturing management, manufacturing technology and manufacturing systems. Our graduates are employed in multi-national, national and local companies as well as government agencies covering wide range of industries including automotive, manufacturing, electrical and electronics, maintenance, semiconductor, constructions, consulting and engineering services, research and academic institutions.

Research & Graduate Studies Program

Bachelor of Engineering With Honours (Manufacturing With Management Engineering)

The programme was introduced in 1999 at Sri Iskandar (Perak) campus with an initial intake of 40 students. This small number is maintained, even more so after the APEX University intake in 2009/2010.

School of Mechanical Engineering offers Postgraduate Studies by Research in various fields of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering for the Degree of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Both these programs are offered either full time or part time. The School of Mechanical Engineering has formed research units as research thrusts to spear head research in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering including: Energy i. Renewable Energy ii. Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning iii. Combustion iv. Drying v. Aerodynamics & Flow Studies Bio -Engineering & Applied Mechanics i. Finite Element Analysis ii. Impact-Mechanics-Composites Structures iii. Vibrations iv. Bio-mechanics

The program aspires to produce manufacturing engineers who can apply scientific principles to the production of goods and function as key team members in production of a wide range of products - automobiles, airplanes, tractors, electronics, surgical instruments, toys, building products, foodstuffs, sports and recreational equipment and etc.


Industrial Engineering Manufacturing System & Automation Materials Processing & Characterisation Manufacturing Process


Laboratory Facilities

In addition to the facilities for the basic and general teaching of engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering also has modern and sophisticated equipments for teaching as well as research. In ensures a complete engineering education that is significant to the industries, is inclusively provided to the students. Among the laboratory facilities in the School are: Fluid Dynamic Laboratory Energy Conversion Laboratory Thermodynamic Laboratory Heat Transfer Laboratory Laser Dopler Analyser (LDA) Laboratory Wind Tunnel Laboratory Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Laboratory Microscopy & Micro-analysis Laboratory Metrology & Precision Engineering Laboratory Manufacturing Process Laboratory Tribology & Failure Analysis Laboratory Applied Mechanics Laboratory Dynamic & Instrumentation Laboratory Automatic Control Laboratory Computer Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory Design Laboratory Engineering Drawing Laboratory Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS Laboratory)

Perodua Eco-Challenge 2009 was organised by Perodua Sdn. Bhd. This challenge was aimed to demonstrate significant improvements in fuel economy and emissions on a MyVi. In Perodua Eco-Challenge, each institution was given a Perodua MyVi for fuel efficient modification. School of Mechanical Engineering represented USM in the Perodua EcoChallenge 2009. The team undertook 3 months of sweat and hard work with limited resources in order to prepare themselves for this technical national level competition. In addition, the team faced unpredicted technical and non-technical challenges throughout this voyage. The team gambled their invaluable time, effort and head-cracking moments along with countless of late night work in this challenge. On the 20 th June 2009, the team embarked their journey to Speedway PLUS Circuit and competed with 11 others learning institutions. In the A/T category, USM emerged as a champion with a fuel consumption of 23.5km/liter. The first runnerup was UNITEN with 20km/liter. The runners-up went to UMP with 23km/liter and UNISEL with 22km/ liter respectively. For the Engineering Design and Presentation category, USM again emerged as the overall best institution making us the big winner of Perodua Eco-Challenge 2009. The 2nd place goes to UiTM with UNITEN in the 3rd place. USM bagged altogether RM30,000 with RM 20,000 from the A/T category and RM10, 000 from the Engineering Design and Presentation category.

Also, not forgetting a big applause to Perodua R&D team for obtaining the highest mileage with 33 laps (31km/ liter) in their Test Experiment (TEX09) and we wish them the best for future development. We would like to thank Perodua for giving us this opportunity to compete in such prestigious engineering competition. Last but not least, we hope that this event will carry on and thrive for a better engineering in the future. i. 20th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2009 Dr. Mohd Salman Abu Mansor Co-Researchers Prof. Hj. Ahmad Yusuff Hassan (UTem) Chai Siew Woon (School of Mechanical Engineering) Mahpuz Ismail (School of Mechanical Engineering) Ng Chin Fei (School of Mechanical Engineering) Title of the project: Green Bin Industrial Design Award: Bronze ii. 37th International Exhibition of Invention New Techniques & Products (GENEVA 2009) Assoc. Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Co-Researcher Chan Hooi Mei (School of Mechanical Engineering) Title of the project: Highsensivity crack monitoring system for concrete structures DCategory: Building Architecture Civil Engineering Construction Materials Woodwork Award: Gold


iii. 19th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2008) Prof. Hj. Ahmad Yusuff Hassan Title of the project: Throttle Lock Award: Gold Assoc. Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Title of the project: Title of the project: High-sensivity crack monitoring system for concrete structures Award: Gold iv. Special Award Assoc. Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Award: CIDB Award for Best I nvention in Building & Construction Title of the project: Highsensitivity crack monitoring system for concrete structures Prof. Hj. Ahmad Yusuff Hassan Award: JIPA Award (Japan) Best Invention In Industrial Design Title of the project: Throttle Lock


Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) Korea Dr. Mohd Salman Abu Mansor Co-Researchers: Prof. Hj. Ahmad Yusoff Hassan (UTeM) Bok Aun Yong (School of Mechanical Engineering) Khairul Radzi Aliasak (School of Mechanical Engineering) Abu Bakar Baharum (School of Mechanical Engineering) Title of the project: Throttle Lock Category: H Design Award: Bronze

vii. Science & Technology Expo 2004 (MOSTI 2004) Muhamad Azman Miskam Title of the project: A Cyclone Gasifier for Sawdust Award: Bronze Assoc. Prof. Zainal Alimuddin Zainal Alauddin Title of the project: A Domestic Solid Waste Gasifier-Combustor Award: Bronze viii. International Exhibition of Ideas & Inventions of New Products 2004 (IENA 2004) Assoc. Prof. Ishak Abdul Azid Title of the project: Monitoring and Controlling of Palm Oil Mill Emissions by Using Neuro Tools Award: Silver

vi. 8th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2007) Assoc. Prof. Zaidi Mohd Ripin Title of the project: Automatic Floor Tile Laying Machine Award: Silver Assoc. Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Title of the project: ToolMon Tool Wear Monitoring and Measurement System for Lathe Machine Award: Bronze


Academic Staff Dean Assoc. Prof. Zaidi Mohd Ripin Deputy Dean (Academic & Students Development) Dr. Abdus Samad Mahmud Deputy Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) Prof. Mani Maran Ratnam Deputy Dean (Industry & Community Network) Dr. Abdul Rahim Othman Programme Chairman Manufacturing Engineering with Management Dr. Jamaluddin Abdullah @ James Laeng Mechanical Engineering Dr. Inzarulfaisham Abd. Rahim Mathematics and Computing Dr. Ing. Muhammad Razi Abdul Rahman Professors Horizon Walker Gitano-Briggs (Mechatronics Microcontroller, Automated Control, Instrumentation, Internal Combustion Engines, Alternatives Energies And Fuels, Test Automation, Non-Intrusive Measurements) Mani Maran Ratnam (Optical Metrology, Automatic Visual Inspection) Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah (CFD Modeling, Porous Media, Electronic Cooling) Assoc. Professors Indra Putra Almanar (Machine Tools, Manufacturing Technology) Ishak Hj. Abdul Azid (Structural Analysis, Finite Elements Method, Genetic Algorithm in Optimisation)


Roslan Ahmad (Impact Mechanics and Ballistics, Finite Element Analysis, Fibre Reinforced Composites) Zahurin Samad (Manufacturing Automation, Robotics, Control System, Machine Visions, Machine Equipment, CNC, Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligent, PLC, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Solar Detection System) Zainal Alimuddin Zainal Alauddin (Alternative Energy Studies, Renewable Energy Studies, Biomass Energy, Gasification, Biomass Power Plant, Internal Combustion Engine, Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning)

Shahrul Kamaruddin (System, Scheduling, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Processes) Zaidi Mohd Ripin (Noise & Vibration, Finite Element Analysis, Rubber Seal Technologies, Design for Modularity, Thermal Stress Analysis & Reliability)

Senior Lecturers Dr. Abdus Samad Mahmud (Functional Material, Coating, Finite Element Analysis) Dr. Amir Yazid Ali (Industrial Engineering, Quality, Ergonomic in Industrial, Industrial Management) Dr. Jamaluddin Abdullah @ Jamaluddin Abdullah (Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in Machining, Rapid Prototyping, CAD/CAM, Advanced Materials, Materials Characterisation)

Dr. Inzarulfaisham Abd. Rahim (Optimisation Design, Finite Element Analysis)

Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah Mohzani Mokhtar (Design for Modularity, Finite Element Analysis, Rapid (Material Processing Using Laser Simulation & Manufacturing, Prototyping) Operation Modelling, Advanced Manufacturing Process) Solehuddin Shuib (Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Compliant Mechanisms, Topology Optimisation & Biomechanics) Lecturers Dr. Abdul Rahim Othman (Impact Analysis, Structural Composites, Finite Element Analysis, Design) Dr. Chin Jeng Feng (Production Scheduling, Manufacturing Planning and Control, Information System Management, Artificial Intelligence)


Dr. Loh Wei Ping (Mathematics) Dr. Ing. Muhammad Razi Abdul Rahman (Finite Element Method)

Dr. Mohd Salman Abu Mansor (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Process Planning, Reverse Engineering) Dr. Nadiahnor Md. Yusop (Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Heat Transfer, Finite Volume Method)

Dr. Feizal Yusof Abdul Yamin Saad (Micromechanics of deformation and fracture, computational (Energy System, Power Plant Planning) and experimental methods in solids mechanics, Structural integrity assessments Implant) Elmi Abu Bakar ( Mohamad Ikhwan Zaini Ridzwan (Implant Design, CAD Compliant Mechanism) Khairil Faizi Mustafa (Internal Combustion Engines, Spraying Technology) Ramdziah Md. Nasir (Tribology, Composite, Ramanspectroscopy, Wears Friction) Teachers Mohd Yusoff Idroas Zuraihana Bachok (Renewable Energy, Biomass Energy, Incinerator, Gasification, (Manufacturing Process) Power Plant)