كلية الهندسة

Dean : Professor. Dr. Zalizan Mohd Jelas, BA, DipEd (Malaya), MSc (S.California), PhD (Michigan)

Deputy Deans : Dr. Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin, BSc (California), MST (Oregon), Dip Ed.(UKMalaysia), PhD (Minnesota)
Dr. Noriah Mohd Ishak, BScEd (Malaya), Dip
Psy(counseling), MEd. (UKMalaysia), PhD (W.Michigan),
Dip. Holistic Health (W. Michigan), Cert. in Nutrition
(Michigan State)

Research Degrees:

MSc
PhD

Taught Programmes:

MEng

The Faculty of Engineering comprises the following departments:

• Department of Civil & Structural Engineering
• Department of Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering
• Department of Chemical & Process Engineering
• Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Additional Entry Requirements

a) a) Additional requirements for courses in mathematics, English (IELTS : 6.5 or equivalent) and other courses can be applied to candidates in order to follow certain programme.

b) Candidates who are pursuing the master’s degree in UKM can be considered by the Postgraduate Committee of UKM to be upgraded to the PhD programme with approval from Senate.

TAUGHT PROGRAMMES

Master of Science (Microelectronics)

This program requires a minimum of 36 units. This includes 30 units of compulsory courses and 6 units of elective courses.

Compulsory Courses

KE 6006 Project
KE 6013 Microelectronics Devices
KE 6022 IC Design
KE 6023 VLSI System Design
KE 6032 VLSI Proces
Technology
KE 6033 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Technique
KE 6043 IC Packaging
KE 6052 Research Seminar
KE 6113 Computational Maths. And Statistic
KE 6212 Testing and Realiability
KU 6321 Engineering Ethic and Law
KU 6322 Engineering Ethic and Law

Elective Courses

KE 6952 Organisation Manufacturing Management System

KM 6932 Advance Material

Master of Engineering
(Communication &
Computer)

Compulsory Courses
( 24 credits)
KT 6113 Communication System
KT 6123 Telecommunication Networks
KT 6133 Data Communication
KT 6213 Computer Organization and Architecture
KT 6223 Computer Networks
KE 6052 Research Seminar
KU 6321 Engineering Ethics and Laws
KT 6006 Project

Elective Courses
(8 credits minimum)

KT 6143 Mobile & Personal Radio Communication
KT 6153 Satellite Communication
KT 6163 Multimedia Communication
KT 6173 Optical Communication System
KT 6253 Software Engineering
KP 6153 Automation and Robotics
KP 6533 Artificial Intelligence
KE 6022 IC Design

Master of Engineering (Environmental)

KS 6023 Environmental Management: Ecology, Audit & Environmental Impacts
KS 6123 Waste Audit, Minimizattion and Management
KS 6113 Design of Wastewater Treatment Plant
KS 6213 Air Pollution Control
KS 6223 Pollution Control Equipment Design
KS 6313 Thermal Technologies of Waste Disposal
KS 6323 Combustion Systems and Energy Recovery
KS 6413 Municipal Solid Waste Management
KS 6423 Water Supply and Sewerage
KS 6943 Environmental Risk Management
KS 6006 Project work (6 units)

Master of Engineering
(Chemical)

Course modules involving lectures, tutorial and laboratory work (30 unit), and industry oriented project work (6 units). Candidates must take 5 compulsory courses, both project courses, 4 elective module courses from at least 2 elective modules and 1 general elective course.

Compulsory courses

KK 6013 Synthesis & Process Optimization
KK 6023 Project Management
KK 6033 Advanced Process Modelling
KK 6043 Advanced Chemical Thermodynamic
KK 6053 Safety & Loss Prevention
KK 6073 Project I
KK 6083 Project II

General Elective Courses

KU 6113 Engineering Economics
KU 6123 Engineering Ethics
KU 6133 Combinatorial Chemistry

Specialisation Module Electives

Specialisation1
Advanced Particle Technology
KK 6113 Particle Technology Principles
KK 6123 Particle Processes and Operation

Specialisation 2
Bioprocess
KK 6213 BioprocessTechnology
KK 6223 Advanced Bioreactor System
Specialisation 3
Advanced Process Control
KK 6313 Process Dynamic & Control
KK 6323 Multi-Variable Dynamic & Control

Specialisation 4
Expert System/Artificial Intelligence
KK 6413 Expert System in Chemical Engineering
KK 6423 Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Engineering

Specialisation 5
Advanced Separation Process
KK 6513 Advanced Distillation Processes
KK 6523 Advanced Separation Processes
KK 6533 Membrane Science & Technology

Specialisation 6
Safety & Loss Prevention
KK 6613 Quantitative Risk Assessment
KK 6623 Process Reliability & Operability

Specialisation 7
Process Optimisation
KK 6713 Process Synthesis & Optimisation
KK 6723 Pinch Technology

Specialisation 8
Environmental Engineering
KK 6813 Waste Minimisation & Management
KK 6823 Liquid & Gas Waste Treatment

Specialisation 9
Advanced Reactor Engineering
KK 6913 Advanced Reactor Engineering
KK 6923 Industrial Catalysis

RESEARCH DEGREES

The Engineering faculty also offers MSc and PhD degrees by research and thesis writing.

RESEARCH AREAS AND ACADEMIC STAFF

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

1. Lightweight Composite Structures

This group conducts research on lightweight composite structures based on various lightweight materials. This includes profiled steel sheeting/dryboard system and profiled steel sheeting/lightweight concrete system. The main aim of the research is to develop an industrialised building system which is of higher quality, cost effective, and that can be built rapidly as an alternative to traditional forms of construction. The research topics are as follows :

• Basic components characteristics.
• Floor structural behaviour.
• Wall structural behaviour.
• Roof structural behaviour.
• Jointing system between panels.
• Vibration characteristics.
• Fire resistance.
• Water resistance.
• Sound resistance.
• Softwares for analysis and design.
• Industrialised building system.
• Cost analysis.
• Applications in other structures.

2. Geotechnical Engineering

Research topics in geotechnical engineering deals with the engineering behaviour and modeling of Malaysian soils, i.e. residual soil, marine clay and peat. The increasing environmental concern has led to a greater emphasis on the various aspects of environmental geotechnology. Some of the geotechnical and geoenvironmental research topics are outlined as below :

• Mechanics of residual soils - properties, behaviour, modeling of saturated and unsaturated residual soils; rainfall induced slope instability and field monitoring; application of geosynthetics in residual soil.
• Modeling of marine clays - advanced modeling of Malaysian marine clays under the various construction stress paths; tunnelling and excavation in soft clays.
• Engineering behaviour of peat - consolidation behaviour; secondary compression theories.
• Environmental geotechnology - soil-contaminant interaction, contaminant transport in soil, contaminated soil clean-up, landfill geotechnics.
• In situ testing - use of seismic and surface waves techniques for determination of soil properties in foundation design and environmental control.
• Rock mechanics - cut rock slope stability; influence and identification of geological formations including microcracks and microfissures; tunnelling in rock.

3. Construction Materials

The research group engaged on research on ordinary and high performance concrete and other related construction materials. The research mainly focuses on producing quality and cost effective construction materials those made from mortar and concrete as base materials. Included in the research programs also research on the testing techniques and the maintenance of concrete buildings. Research topics are as follows :

• Characterization of ultrasonic wave propagated in ordinary and high performance concrete.
• Expert system on the maintenance of concrete buildings.
• Chloride corrosion on concrete buildings.
• Blocks and thin sheets of building materials from fibre-reinforced mortar.
• Physical and mechanical properties of high performance concrete.
• Use of waste material as a cement and aggregate replacement in concrete.
• Development of expanded lightweight clay aggregate concrete.
• Finite element analysis of reinforced high performance concrete beam.
4. Expert Systems for Solid Waste Management
The main research thrust is in IT applications for solid waste management, specifically focussing on expert systems. It is an attempt to harness expertise in an important domain and exploit the potential of the latest in computing technology to produce user-friendly systems for the non-computer specialist. Expert systems are being developed incorporating the latest IT trends such as object-oriented approach and distributed computing (JAVA-based applications). Some of the specific projects are :
• Development of an expert system for solid waste management.
• Development of an expert system for operation of sanitary landfills.
• Development of an expert system for solid waste collection system.
• JAVA-based development of an expert system - GIS hybrid for site selection of sanitary landfills.
5. Intelligent Traffic Management System for Urban Road Network

The objective of the research project is to develop a traffic management system for urban traffic using latest available technologies. It consists of image processing technique for obtaining traffic parameters such as volume, queue length and speed. In addition the software and hardware are being developed for traffic controller that responds intelligently to actual traffic demand.

6. Water Engineering

Water Engineering at Department of Civil and Structural Engineering includes various fields such as Hydrology, Hydraulics, River Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, Groundwater Engineering and Maritime Civil Engineering. Knowledge in these fields are important in solving many water related problems – such as water supply, water pollution and water treatment processes, catchment area management, river erosion, coastal erosion, constructions of hydraulics structures – dams, reservoirs, man-made lake etc. Water crisis faced by our country recently indicates the importance of this field in our daily life. This group involves actively in various research and consultancy activities. Research topics carried out at both undergraduates and postgraduates levels include :

• Study of Water Catchment and River Basin Management System.
• Influence of Industrial Zone Developments on Hydrology Regime and Surface Runoff.
• Flood Modeling of the Klang River basin using GIS.
• Discharge and quality modeling of the Klang River basin using EPA-Storm.
• Water Management Model.
• Development of a Pollution Hydrology Model using a Raster Cell Approach.

Professor

Ir. Hassan Basri,
BE(Hons)(Tasmania), MSc(Eng.)(Leeds), PhD(Leeds), MIEM, PEng
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kamarudin Mohd. Yusof
BSc(Hons)(UKMalaysia), MSc, PhD(So’ton), MIPM, MCSM
Concrete Technology

Associate Professor

Amiruddin Ismail,
BS(Point Park), MSCE(Pitts), PhD (UKMalaysia), DipCE(ITM), MIHT, MREAM
Traffic Analysis and Management

Muhammad Fauzi Hj. Mohd. Zain,
Dip. Building(ITM), BEng(Kook Min/Korea), MS, PhD(Kyushu/Japan)
Concrete Technology

Mohd. Raihan Taha,
BE(UTM), MS(Maryland), PhD(LSU)
Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Engineering

Othman A. Karim,
BSCE(Toledo), MSc(Eng)(Liv), PhD(Liv.),
Hydraulic & Maritime Civil Engineering

Ir. Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K. Rahmat,
BE(UTM), MCivilEng(UTM), MIEM, PEng
Transportation Management and Modelling

Ir. Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman, BSc, MSc(Brad), PhD( Wales), MIEM, PEng
Composite Structural Engineering

Lecturer

Ir. Abdul Khalim Abdul Rashid,
BE(UTM), MS(Maryland), PhD(B’ham), MIEM,PEng
Structural Engineering

Ir. Anuar Kasa,
DipComp(NRI), BSCE(Pitts), MSc(UM), PEng
Geotechnical Engineering

Fatihah Suja,’
MSc(Clarkson), MSc (UKMalaysia) -
Environmental Engineering

Firdaus Mohamad Hamzah,
Bsc (Statistics) MSc(Peningkatan Kualiti & Produktiviti)(UKMalaysia)
Statistial Process Control

Khairul Anuar Mohd. Nayan,
BSc(Brighton), MSc(UK.Malaysia)
Geotechnical Engineering
Kamarudin Abu Taib,
BS, MS(Missouri)
Civil Engineering Optimization

Nasri Nasir,
BEng(Nova Scotia), MSc(Heriott Watt)
Computational Technology in Structural Engineering

Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri,
BEng(Nova Scotia), MSc(Leeds),PhD(Leeds)
Waste Water Management

Ir. Othman Jaafar,
BE(Cardiff), MSc(New Castle), MIEM, PEng.
Water Resources and Waste Water Treatment

Shahrom Mohd. Zain,
DipInd. Chemical(ITM), BCE(UTM), MEng (UKMalaysia)
Environmental Engineering

Siti Aminah Hj. Osman,
DipCivilEng(UTM), BE(UTM), MSc(Brad.)
Structural Engineering

Zamri Hj. Chik,
DipCivilEng(UTM), BSc(Aberd), MSCE(Pitts), MIEM, PEng
Geotechnical Engineering

Zawawi Samba Mohamed,
BSc(Ohio State), MCivilEng(UTM)
Hydraulic & Hydrology

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC & SYSTEM ENGINEERING

1. Computer Technology, Signal Processing and Instrumentation

• Monitoring data analysis and evaluation of mainframe programme
• Multicomputer systems
• Computer network
• Image processing
• Digital signal processing
• Signal scrambler
• Microprocessor system and instrumentations
• Monitoring system
• Software engineering
• High frequency ampifiers
• Clinical instrumentations

2. Microelectronics, Optical fibers and Sensor Technology

• IC fabrication technology
• Diffusion, oxidation, metallisation and annealing studies in fabrication
• LSI and VLSI implementation
• Testability
• PECVD technology
• Microsensors and micromotors technology
• High speed switching devices
• Submicron MOSFET, bulk unipolar and MISIM devices
• Modeling in semiconductor device characterization
• Optical fiber components and technology
• Optical fiber sensors

3. Power and Expert System

• Expert system in manufacturing Mechatronic
• Control System and computerized data acquisation
• Power system software development for teaching
• Load flow in power system
• Security analysis in power system

4. Communication and Telematics

• Coding and transmission system for PCM and ADPCM
• Telephony
• AM and FM broadcasting signal through empty space
• TV satellite signal receptions
• RF and antenna technology
• Ionsphere and propagation study
• Satellite and space communication

Professor

Ir. Ahmad Faizal Mohd. Zain, (KUiTTHO)
BEng, MEng(Sheff), PhD(Penn State),PEng, MIEM, Senior MIEEE, MAGU
RF and Antenna Engineering, Propagation and Ionospheric Studies,Satellite and Space Communications

Burhanuddin Hj. Yeop Majlis,
BSc (UKMalaysia), MSc(Wales), PhD(Durham), MMSSS, MIEEE
Microelectronics, Microsensor and Microfabrication, GaAs Technology

Kasmiran Jumari,
BSc (UKMalaysia), MSc(Aberd), PhD(Kent)
Software and Computer Engineering, Image Processing

Masuri Othman,
BSc(UKMalaysia), MSc(Essex), PhD(So’ton), MIEEE
VLSI, Signal Processing
Sahbudin Hj. Shaari,
BSc (UKMalaysia), MSc(Essex), PhD(Wales), MMSSS, MIEEE, MSPIE
Photonics and Microelectronics

Associate Professor

Aini Hussain,
BSc EE(LSU), MSc(UMIST), PhD(UK.Maaysial), MIEEE
Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition

Azah Mohamed,
BSc(Lond), MEng(Malaya), PhD(Malaya), MIEEE
Power System Engineering, Artificial Intelligence

Edmond Zahedi,
PhD(France/Iran), MIEEE, Diplome d’Ingenieur (France), DEA(France)
Medical/Industrial Instrumentation and Imaging, Embedded Systems, Data Communications and Computer Networks

Mohd. Alauddin Mohd Ali,
BSc, BEng, MEngSc(Tasmania), PhD(Nott), MIEEE
Biomedical Signal Processing and Instrumentation, Microelectronics

Mahamod Ismail,
BSc(Strath), MSc(UMIST), PhD(Brad)
Radio and Sattelite Communication, Networking

Mohd. Marzuki Mustafa,
BEng(Tasmania), MSc(UMIST), PhD(Salford), MIEEE
Computer Controlled System and Instrumentation

Salina Abdul Samad,
BSc(Tennessee), PhD(Nott),MIEEE
Digital Signal Processing, Multimedia System

Md. Yusoff Jamaluddin,
BSc, MSc(Lough), MBA, PhD(Nott), MIEEE

Industrial and Technology Management

Zainol Abidin Abdul Rashid,
BSc (UKMalaysia), MSc, PhD(Brad)
Radio and Satellite Communication, Computer System

Lecturer

Ahmad Jais Alias,
BEng(UKMalaysia), MSc(Strath), MIEEE
Control and Communication Systems, Artificial Intelligent Technology and Civilisation, Engineering Ethics

Badariah Bais,
BSc, MSc(WPI), MIEEE
Microelectronics

Farizah Saharil,
Beng, MSc (UKMalaysia)
Microelectronics, Microfabrication, Microsensor

Hafizah Husain,
BSc(Hartford), MSc(DeMontfort)
Mechatronics

Hilmi Sanusi,
BSEE(Hartford), MSEE(Connecticut)
Control and Communication System

Ibrahim Ahmad,
BSc(UKMalaysia), MSc(Wales), MIEEE
Microelectronic, Microfabrication, Failure Analysis

Kamarulzaman Mat,
Beng(UK.Malaysia), MSc(Lough)
Digital Communication

Mardina Abdullah,
BEng(Ryukyus), MSc(UKMalaysia)
Manufacturing

Nik Rusdi bin Yacob,
BSc(Tasmania), Dip.Ed.UTM),
MSc (UKMalaysia)
Mathematics

DEPARATMENT OF CHEMICAL & PROCESS ENGINEERING

1. Process System Engineering
• Multi-Component Oscillatory Flow in Baffled Tubes
• Scaling Up of Mixing Vessel
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Chemical Engineering Computer Aided Design
• Process synthesis and optimization
• Integration of rector and separator networks
• Expert system for process synthesis
• Synthesis of bioprocess
• Hierachical Control of Process Plant
• Process Control Synthesis
• Process Plant Fault Diagnosis
• Process Plant Safety and Risk Assessment
• Computer Aided Hazard and Operability Studies

2. Separation Technology

• Selection of Extraction Systems
• Pressure and Thermal Swing Adsorption
• Novel Adsorbents
• Synthesis of Nanofiltration Membrane
• Synthesis of Separation Processes
• Supercritical fluid extraction
• Aqueous two phase extraction

3. Drying Technology

• Selective Drying of Multi-Component Solvent System
• Steam Impingement Drying of Fibres and Powders
• Pneumatic Drying of Powders
• Characteristic Drying Curves of Various Materials
• Computational fluid dynamics of spray dryers
• Fluidised bed drying

4. Chemical Reactor Engineering

• Novel Catalyst for Methanol Steam Reforming
• Novel Catalysts Development
• Chaotic Flow Reactors
• Mixing Technology

5. Particle Technology

• Transport Modeling in Pneumatic
• Conveying of Powders/Particles
• Bulk Flow of Powders/Particles in Bins/Silos
• Flow Properties of Powders/Particles
• Fluidization Technology : Hydrodynamic and modelling
• Particle Characterization
• Fluidization of Superfine Group C Particles
• Elutriator for Off-specification Particles
• Recycling Process
• Attrition and Grinding

6. Environmental Engineering

• Waste Minimisation
• Expanded Bed Process
• Design of Compact Waste Water Treatment Process
• Volatile Organic Compound Control by Adsorption
• Wastewater Treatment Using Nanofiltration Membranes
• Expert System Process Selection Modelling For Industrial Wastewater Treatment

7. Electrochemical Engineering

• Development of PEM Fuel Cell
• Novel Electrodes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
• Electrodialysis
• Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyser
• Photoelectrochemical Cell
• Fuel Cell System Design

8. Biochemical Engineering

• Chaotic Flow Bioreactor
• Biotransformation of Chemical and Drugs using Bacteria
• Production of Acetone, Buthanol and Ethanol (ABE) using Micro-organisms
• Production of Industrial Biocatalyst (Enzymes or Microbial Cells)
• Biological Degradation of Cellulose
• Genetic Engineering for Production of Novel Materials
• Scaling Up and Optimisation
• Rheology of Non-Newtonian Fluids

Professor

Rakmi Abd. Rahman,
BEng, MEng(Melbourne), PhD(UKMalaysia), AMIChE(UK), MIChEM
Waste Management, Wastewater Treatment

Ir. Wan Ramli Wan Daud,
BEng(Monash), PhD(Cantab), MIChEM, MIEM, AMIChE (UK), PEng
Drying Technology; Chromatography and Adsorption Separation Technology; Process and System Engineering; Fuel Cell Technology; Photoelectrochemical Cell Technology; Air Pollution Control; History of Technology; Risk Analysis

Associate Professor

Abdul Amir Hassan Kadhum,
BSc, MSc(Baghdad), PhD(Leeds)
Analytical Chemistry;Separation Technology; Air Pollution Control; Water Proofing Formulation; Analysis Using GC-Mass Spectroscopy;Instrumentation Analysis

Ir. Abdul Wahab Mohammad,
BSChEc(Lehigh), MS(Purdue), PhD(Wales), MIChEM
Membrane Separation Technology

Abu Bakar Mohamad,
BA(N.Jersey), PhD(S.Carolina)AMIC
Spectroscopy; Physical Chemistry;Analytical Chemistry

Mohd. Fauzi Mohd. Yusoff,
BSc(NCRT), MSc, PhD(Aston), MBA, Dip.Bus.Admin., AMIC, MPRI
Polymer Processing Technology; Project Management

Mohd. Sahaid Kalil,
BSc(UKMalaysia), MSc, PhD(UMIST)
Bioreactor Systems; Biochemical Engineering, Biotransformation

Siti Masrinda Tasirin,
BengUKMalaysia), PhD(Bradford)
Particle Technology; Fluidization Technology

Zahedi Fisal,
BEng( Malaya), MSc, PhD(Aston), MIChEM
Fault Diagnosis of Process Plants; Plant Safety; Risk Analysis; Process Reliability

Zahira Yaakob,
BS(Toledo), MSc, PhD(UMIST)
Chemical Reaction Engineering

Lecturer

Ayub Md. Som,
BSc(Missi), MSc(UMIST), PhD(Southampton)
Expert System In Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Waste Management

Jamaliah Md. Jahim,
BEng, MSc(UKMalaysial), PhD(Bradford)
Fermentation Technology; Biochemical Separation; Optimisation of Fermentation Process

Khamisah Jafar,
BSc(Hons)(Tasmania), MSc(Pure Maths)(Sheffield)
Mathematics

Masturah Markom,
BSc(Northwestern), MSc (Eng)(UM)
Chemical Thermodynamics; Separation (Supercritical Fluids)

Meor Zainal Meor Talib,
BSc(East Anglia), MSc(UKMalaysia)
Drying Technology

Mohd. Sobri Takriff,
BSChE, MSc, PhD(Arkansas)
Multiphase Mixing

Normah Abdullah,
BSc(Sur), PhD(Lond)
Heirarchical Process Control; Process Modelling

Noorhisham Tan Kofli,
BSc (UKMalaysia), MSc(Birm)
Biochemical Engineering; Production of bio-products

Nurina Anuar,
BSc, MSc (UKMalaysia), PhD(Surrey)
Mamalian & Plant Cell Technology; Biochemical Engineering; Industrial Biotechnology/Microbiology, Fermentation Technology

Siti Kartom Kamarudin,
BEng, MSc(UK.Malaysia)
Heat Transfer, Optimisation

Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah,
MEng(Nott), PhD(UKMalaysia)
Physicochemical Treatment of Wastewater; Fuzzy Logic Control; Neural Networks

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

1. Combustion Engineering
• Fluidised bed combustion technology,
• Rotary kiln combustion technology,
• Clean coal utilisation technology,
• Internal combustion engine research on alternative fuels (including natural gas, hydrogen, waste cooking oil)
• Natural gas utilisation.
2. Environmental Pollution Control and Waste Utilisation
• Control of combustion generated pollution,
• studies on flue gas and air quality analysis,
• incineration of waste materials for clean energy recovery (including municipal solid waste, industrial solid and liquid wastes,
• agricultural waste palm solid wastes, rice husk, sago mill wastes, and other wastes), reuse of ash as secondary resources.

3. Efficient Use of Energy and
Management
Energy from waste materials, Energy audit and management systems for building and industry, Renewable energy, Energy policy.

CRC has drawn in interest for research funding from the industrial sector, such as, Enercon Holding Sdn Bhd., Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation, HICOM, PETRONAS, and international organisation and agency, such as, ASEAN Australia Economic Cooperation Programme (AAECP) besides funding from the University and the National Council for Scientific

Research and Development through the Intensification of Research in Priority Areas (IRPA) Programme.
Research facilities in CRC includes combustion pilot plant facility, internal combustion engine research facility, gas analysers, bomb calorimeter, fuel characterisation and analysis, furnace, oven, boiler, compressors and fans, flue gas, cleaning equipment, combustion instrumentation and control equipment.

4. Materials

The materials group began research in the melt processing of thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR). Work on TPNR remained the main focus and source of funding until further funding enabled it to embrace wider aspects of engineering materials and processing technologies.

• Processing technologies
• Structure property relationships
of engineering materials
• Engineering properties of materials
• Colloidal Processing of alumina
and zirconia tool inserts
• Indentation fracture of alumina azirconia samples.
5. Manufacturing

i. Manufacturing Process Technology
• Powder process to produce Shape Memory Alloy
• Gravity Welding to weld T Fillet and Butt joint
• Milling speed compensation for prismatic parts
• Development of binder formulation for metal injection molding process
• Optimization of metal injection molding process
• Development of foamed metal
• Flow and heat analysis in metal injection molding process.
• Simulation of warm compaction process.

ii. Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing
• Development of an actuator for robot to achieve muscle like performance
• Robot control using fuzzy logic
• Knowledge based engineering to analyse the product manufacturing tolerance
• Planning and Design for Manufacture

iii. Industrial and Management Technology
• Quality improvement for automotive components manufacture

6. Applied Mechanics

A) Advanced Dynamics

i. Environmental Noise
• Construction noise problems and effective mitigating measures
• Road vehicle noise problems and effective mitigating measures
• Development of noise zoning in Kuala Lumpur city area
ii. Industrial Noise

• Utilisation of local materials as noise absorbing panel
• Utilisation of shape memory alloy as noise control industries
• Noise pollution management in power generation industries
• Industrial noise control using precision maintenance technology

iii. Vibration
• Electrical energy conservation in industries using precision maintenance technology
• Vibration control utilising shape memory alloy
• Development of vibratio analysis technique for machine components fault
• Comprehensive vibration management and control in industries
• Development of new methods for machine condition monitoring using vibration, sound, ultrasonic, air particle acceleration and acoustic emission signals.

B) Solid Mechanics

Research is mainly focused on numerical and experimental studies of
mechanics and related areas. Research interests are in;

• Computational and experimental powder mechanics. Research opportunities are the crack determination during forming using discrete element methods and modelling of very large shrinkage phenomena.
• Computational and experimental fracture mechanics. Further research includes the development of hybrid finite/discrete element methods in crack propagation determination and crack-fracture modelling of brittle and ductile materials incorporating Monte Carlo simulation.
• Computational laminated composite mechanics. The computational laminated composite mechanics research seeks to develop finite element codes for buckling and post-buckling of laminated composite plates under inplane compressive loads.
•Computational contact mechanics. Research opportunities available are in the association of thermal effects in the friction criterion and in parameter determination via experimental investigations.
• Computational mechanics of materials. The computational mechanics of materials research seeks to develop a constitutive model for shape memory alloys (SMA) that can be applied to smart-structures. The research continues into the use of SMA for industrial and medical applications.

Commercial
finite/discrete/boundary element software packages available include MSC Nastran, CFX, Pamstam, Elfen, Beasy, Cosmos/M and Lusas. Other CAE/CAD/CAM softwares include Unigraphic, Ergoplan, Adams, Grasp, Cambridge Engineering Selector, Moldflow, Mastercam. For research purposes, comprehensive in-house finite element software have been developed with codes written in VisualC, VisualBasic, F77 and F90. OS systems used are NT-Windows, Unix and Linux for parallel computation.

Professor

Ir. Abd. Halim Shamsuddin,
BSc, PhD(Leeds), PEng, CEng,FIEM, MInstE (UK), MINSTEM
Energy and Combustion
Che Husna Azhari,
Btech, PhD(Brunell), CEng(UK), FMMS, Minst. Pet, MIM
Structural Properties and Processing of non metallic; Materials Reaction system design and Catalytic Hydrodynamics

Jaafar Sahari,
BSc, MSc, PhD(Leeds)
Engineering Design, Polymer Processing, Mechanical Testing
Kamaruzzaman Sopian,
BSc(Wisconsin-Madison), MSc(Pittsburgh), PhD(Miami)
Solar Energy, Fuel cell Technology; Fluidised Bed Combustion

Associate Professor

Ir. Yusoff Ali,
BSc(Brighton), MSc(Birmingham), PhD(Leeds), PEng, FIEM, M.Inst.Comb(UK), M.INSTEM
Energy and Engine Combustion; Transportation and Traffic Planning; Airconditioning and Refrigeration

Ing. Nik Abdullah Nik Mohamed,
Ing-Grad(Munich), Dipl. Ing.,Dr. Ing (Berlin)
Continum Mechanics & Material Theory, Vibration Mechanics

Mohd Jailani Mohd Nor
BSc, MSc(Oklahoma State), PhD(Sheffield-Hallam Univ.)
Sound and Vibration, Machine Condition Monitoring

Norhamidi Muhamad,
BSc(Bridgeport), MSc, PhD(Wales)
Manufacturing Processes; Powder Processing Technology,CAE/FEM.

Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Ihsan,
BEng(UKMaysia), PhD(Wales),FIMM
Computational Methods in Engineering)(Computational Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Powder Mechanics, FEM/BEM, Parallel Computation

Che Hassan Che Haron,
BSc(Bridgeport), MSc(Pittsburgh), PhD (Coventry)
Machining and Machine Tools, Tribology, CAD/CAM/CAE

Nordin Jamaluddin,
BSc(Texas, El-Paso), MSc(UMIST), PhD (Cranfield)
Industrial and Environmental Noise and Vibration Assessment, Prediction and Control; Machine Condition Monitoring

Shahrir Abdullah,
Ben (UKMalaysia), MSc, PhD (Wales)
Design & Numerical Modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Lecturer

Azmi Hassan,
BEng(Leeds Metro), PhD(Cardiff)
Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Intelligent Optimisations

Andanastuti Muchtar,
BSc(Leeds), PhD(National S’pore)
Ceramics Processing

Azli Ariffin,
BEng (UKMalaysia), MSc(UMIST)
Engineering Design

Baba Md Deros
BSc(Glanmorgan), MSc(Warwick)

Manufacturing Processes and System, Total Quality Management, Human Resource Management

Jaharah A. Ghani,
BEng(Leeds Metro), MSc(Warwick)
Machining (Metal-Cutting), Manufacturing Systems

Mohd Zaidi Omar,
BEng(London), ACGI, MSc( (L’boro)
Composite Materials

Mohd Zaki Nuawi,
BSc., MSc(INSSET, France
Industrial Engineering and Robotics
Muhamad Hanif Md. Saad,
MEng(UKMalaysia)
Applied Mechanics-Digital Instrumentation

Nik Abdullah Nik Salleh,
BSc, MSc(Missouri), MIEM,ASME, MMMS
Control Engineering Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing Automation Pneumatics and hydraulics

Rozli Zulkifli,
BEng, MSc(Liverpool)
Metallurgical Engineering

Sallehuddin Mohamed Haris,
BEng(Leeds), MSc(London)
Mechatronics, Robotics and Control

Shahrum Abdullah,
BEng (UKMalaysis), MSc (L’boro)
Engineering Design

Taib Iskandar Mohamad,
BSME(Arizona), MEng(Vanderbilt)
Energy Engineering;Internal Combustion Engineering

Zulkhairi Zainol Abidin,
BEng, MEng(IUP Universite Franche-Compte)
Energy Engineering (System)


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