Keynote&Plenary Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

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

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

Keynote Speaker II

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


Plenary Speaker I

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


Plenary Speaker II

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

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

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


Invited Speaker I

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

Speech title: Renewable Polymer Synthesis from Sustainable Resources










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