Tengku Datuk Dr Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen Tengku Ibrahim served as an academic at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya for eleven years. For the next twenty-one years he was the founding Director General and CEO of the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS). He led significant strategic national efforts in R&D and capacity building focused on ICT and microelectronics. He also served for nine years as the ex-officio Secretary of the National Information Technology Council, chaired by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In this capacity he assumed a leading role in the formulation and implementation of national ICT policies and strategies, in particular, the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and the National IT Agenda (NITA). Currently as Vice President and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia he is leading several projects in taking S&T-based innovation forward.
Ir. Ts. Dr. Abd. Rahim Abu Talib started his career at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1998 as a tutor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering. In 2007, he was appointed as the Head of Department of Aerospace Engineering and in 2009, as the Deputy Dean (Academic, Student Affair’s and Industry Relation) at the Faculty of Engineering. He has published more than 50 citation index journals and 60 conference papers, 11 books and chapter in books, 8 articles in professional magazine, leading 17 research projects and holds 4 product patents IP in Malaysia as well as international. Three of his innovation products have been succesfully commercialized. Dr. Abd. Rahim holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Salford, a registered Professional Engineer with Practising Certificate at the Board of Engineers Malaysia and currently the vice president of the Malaysian Society of Engineering and Society (MySET). He also a panel accreditation member for Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) and Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC). He served as the Quality Committee member for the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 2007 and also involved in the working committee under the Engineering and Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC) for Sydney and Dublin Accords.
Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Khairol Anuar Mohd Ariffin is currently a Professor and was Head of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing from 2012-2015, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He earned his B.Eng degree in Manufacturing System Engineering, Northumbria University, UK, M.Sc of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Ph.D from University of Sheffield, UK. He obtained his Professional qualification in Industrial engineering in 2013. His research interests include System Optimisation, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Automation and Robotics, CAD/CAM and Composite Machining. He has published more than 150 journals and conference papers. So far he has managed RM 2 million research grant. He is also highly involved with industrial research and managed to secure three patents from this research.
Prof. Ts. Dato’ Dr Abdul Hakim Juri is currently a Senior Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Section, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute. He started his career in 1988 as a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti of Malaya (UM). In 1990, he joined an automotive components manufacturing company to head its Research and Development Department and responsible for the design and testing of automotive air-conditioning components and systems. Prof Abdul Hakim was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of the German Malaysian Institute (GMI) in 1992 and later Managing Director of GMI in 1996. In October 2002, Prof Abdul Hakim was appointed as Deputy President Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) to help establish the technical university under Majlis Amanah Rakyat and later as President of UniKL in September 2005. Between February 2013 and January 2018, Prof Abdul Hakim was seconded by UniKL to the University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) as its Founding Vice-Chancellor. Prof Abdul Hakim is currently Deputy President and Fellow Member of the Malaysian Society for Engineering and Technology (MySET) and a registered Professional Technologist with the Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT). He is also a Council Member on the Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC); member of the Polytechnic Malaysia Examinations and Conferment Board; and member of the Central Examinations Committee, Community Colleges, Ministry of Education. Prof Abdul Hakim holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering and an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurmin Bolong started her career as lecturer of Civil Engineering Programme at Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) since 2002. Her first degree attained from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Tronoh, Perak in 1999. Later in 2001, she obtained her Master in Engineering for Development from Universiti of Southampton, UK. She specialized in Civil and environmental engineering for her doctorate at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Skudai, Johor in 2009. In 2011 to 2014, he was appointed as the Deputy Dean of Academics and then as Deputy Dean of Student Affairs & Alumni in faculty of Engineering from 2014 to 2016. She has been publishing more than 70 papers/articles in conference, books and journals. Her research specialization is in nanotechnology membrane, water supply and wastewater treatment. She’s also member of Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM) and Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), participated in Environmental Management & Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH) and International Water Association (IWA).
Sharifah Allyana bt Syed Md Rahim graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2004 and she obtained her Master of Highway and Transportation Engineering in 2013 from the same university. She began her carrier in road safety research in the year 2005 when she joined Road Safety Research Centre (RSRC) in UPM as a Research Assistant. In the year 2007, she started working as a Research Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS). As one of the pioneers at MIROS, she has wide experience in road safety research and her main interests of research are accident data analysis and modelling, blackspot identification and countermeasure; and road safety audit. She has carried out many research since then and are highly involved in the Automated Enforcement System (AES) programme in relation with accident prone area determination; calibration, verification and homologation of automated enforcement camera and as well as the evaluation study of AES. She was the Acting Director for Road Safety Engineering & Environment Research Center at MIROS for two year from July 2013 to April 2015. She is now the Head of Unit for the Accident Database System & Analysis Unit at MIROS. She was also appointed as the National Data Coordinator for the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 in supporting Decade of Action by WHO.
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