Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Muhammad Yahaya, Emeritus Professor in School of Applied Physics, UKM Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Muhammad Yahaya is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Universiti Kebangsaan. Dr Muhammad Received his Ph.D at Monash University in 1979 and Drs from ITB, Indonesia in 1973. Dr Muhammad has 35 years of teaching and research experience with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia , Brown University, USA, Monash University, Australia. He was appointed Head of Physics Department (74-79), Deputy Dean, Center of Postgraduate studies (1994-1999), Director, Research Management Centre, (1999-02) Director, Centre of Academic Advancement, (02-07). Dr Muhammad maintains a diverse research interest including thin films, electronic property of metals, solar energy and computer in physics communication. Dr Muhammad holds membership to various organizations and institutions. He is actively involved in Physics and Science Terminology, Writing Malay language Text book in Physics. Dr Muhammad is currently a member of editorial board, UKM. He was a former president of Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology (1991-2012), Fellow Malaysian Institute of Physics, member IEEE and member Malaysia Materials Science. Dr. Muhammad has received many awards for his academic and professional excellence. He received commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan to pursue his Ph.D (1975) DAAD -German Fellowship (1984), Fullbright fellowship (1984-1985), JSPS Fellowship and Associate member of ICTP,Italy, Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia (2006-now), KMN (1995) Anugerah KMN (1995),Tokoh Ilmuan MABBIM (1997),Award, Recognition of Service UKM (1999),ANS- Negeri Sembilan (2004), Award 'Prominent Physics Figure-UPM (2005)-100 years world year of physics, DSPN (Dato' Penang (2007).

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Takahiro Ohashi, Kokushikan University, Japan

Prof. Takahiro Ohashi is Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Kokushikan University. Prof. Takahiro Ohashi is one of the representative delegate of Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity from April 2016 to now. Also, he is the board of trustees of Aluminum Forging Association in Japan. Prof. Takahiro Ohashi experienced in directing a national research project for a new die structure of Ministry of Economy, Trading and Industry (METI), as well as experienced in directing 3 research teams of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Meanwhile, Prof. Takahiro Ohashi gained the Best Paper Award in ICAMEM2016 at April 2016, and won the Second Paper Award in ICMEA2016 at September.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Hisaki Watari, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Hisaki Watari has received his PhD in Mechanical System Engineering, from Gunma University, Japan in 2006. He has been researching into properties of magnesium alloy by rapid cooling by using twin roll casting in these fifteen years in Gunma University and Oyama National Colleague of Technology in Japan, in UMIST in the UK. He is now the chair of the Japan Association of Aluminum Forging Technology. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conducting works relating metal forming of light metals, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys.

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan focus on the field of specialization is Mechanics of Materials based on his PhD in that area from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, England (1994). That educational experience with his MSc in Welding and Adhesive Bonding of Engineering Materials from Brunel University, London (1986) and BSc in Physics (1984) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia allow him to retool himself to fit into Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) priority area of Materials and Manufacturing when he joined this university in 2001. Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan attended a 6 months scientist exchange program (post doc) under Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS/VCC) in 1999 at Wood Physics Laboratory, Kyoto University and obtained a good experience working with wood physics. From 9-31 March 2003, Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan went to Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan (under Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences-JSPS) to study The Application of Acoustic Emission Monitoring to Forest Product Research. From 7 May-7 Jun 2007, Prof. Dr. Sinin Hamdan work with Collaboration on Dynamics, Materials and Machining GeM Laboratory, Ecole Central Nantes (ECN), Nantes France. From 1 august-31 october 2012, he worked on gamelan in Physics Laboratory, Loughborough University.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Hui-Mi Hsu, National Dong Hua University, Taiwan, Taiwan

Large Scale Experiments on Materials Deterioration of RC Specimens

Prof. Hui-Mi Hsu is one of the experienced professors at National Dong Hua University. Prof. Hui-Mi Hsu got his civil engineering PhD degree at Memphis State University in 1991. He used to work at National Ilan University as the dean of Engineering School. Meanwhile, Prof. Hui-Mi Hsu used to be the role of chairman for a number of associations, such as Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Yilan Information Software Association, Institute of Sustainable Development Engineering, and Construction Management Association.

Plenary Speaker II

Prof. D. S. Robinson Smart, Karunya University, India

Prof. D. S. Robinson Smart is guilding 6 PhD scholars at Karunya University which are Computational fluid dynamics & fluid mixing process technology, Weldability study of Aluminium metal matrix composites, Ergonomic study of agricultural equipments, Biomass, and Experimental investigation, evaluation of material properties and effect of gear cutting parameters of hybrid aluminium. Meanwhile, Prof. D. S. Robinson Smart focuses on his research areas including Computational fluid dynamics & fluid mixing process technology, Aluminium metal matrix composites, Ergonomic study of agricultural equipments on human comfort, Biomass, and Hybrid composites for gear manufacturing. He used to be the membership of professional bodies, such as Society of Automotive Engineers, Indian Society for Technical Education, and Indian Society for Advanced material for process engineering. Prof. D. S. Robinson Smart also designed the project named "Power generation through road speed breaker" which published in all leading newspaper and few TV channels in Tamilnadu on 10th & 12th March 2005.

Invited Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Ming-Wei Wu, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Mechancal Property and Fracture Mode of Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V alloy

Invited Speaker II

Dr.D.Shanmugasundaram, Dean-Academic and Professor in Mechanical Engineering Muthayammal College of Engineering, Rasipuram, India


Invited Speaker III

Dr. Mohd Hasmizam Razali, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

3-Dimensional Nanostructured Materials: Gellam Gum Incorporated TiO2 Nanoparticles Scaffold for Photocatalyst and Biomedical Applications

Mohd Hasmizam Razali has a PhD degree in Materials Engineering (Nanomaterials) from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), MSc. in Chemistry (Catalyst) and B.Sc (Hons) in Chemical Industry from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at School of Fundamental Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia. He has published more than 30 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings locally and internationally related to the nanomaterials and functional materials research. Owing to their significant impacts to the science, economy and society, his innovative research and inventions have attracted global and national interests, enabling him to secure financial support from both private and government agencies. He has been awarded Who's Who in the World for 3 years in a row 2013, 2014 and 2015 by The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board. In 2014, the Cambridge Biographical Centre listed him as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, due its ability to produce nanomaterials with tremendous improvement compared to conventional commercial materials. On top of that, he is also the recipient of the MAWHIBA Award and GENEVA Gold Medal Award in 1999.


Invited Speaker IV

Assoc. Prof. Numan Abdullah Salah, Center of Nanotechnology, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Carbon rich fly ash; its Nanostructures& Potential Applications