STAFF DIRECTORY

At Taylor's University, we pride ourselves on having our staff work as a tight unit. Together, we ensure that the programmes run without hindrance, and that courses are taught and presented at the strictest level of quality. Each of our faculty members is dedicated to all aspects of students’ welfare, with the ultimate goal of streamlining their paths to academic excellence.

Academic Staff

Dean/ Deputy Dean/ Associate Dean
  Head of School
Satesh.Namasivayam@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Project Management, Capstone Project, Engineers & Society
Research Interests
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Education, Heat Transfer
More info
I work on enhancing the overall student experience through innovating on pedagogy and measuring its success. I am involved in mathematical modelling and experimental analysis in the areas of heat transfer, energy efficiency and green technology.

Scholarly Activities
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC). Reviewer, International Journal of Engineering Education

Industry Experience
Compilation of REACh and GHS ready SDSs.
Coordination of various due diligence and process safety management audits.
Involved in the drafting of the Green Technology Foresight report for the Building Sector commission by the Malaysian-Industry Government Group for High Technology.
Involved in the drafting of the National Energy Efficiency Masterplan for Malaysia – commissioned by the Ministry of Energy Green Technology and Water, Malaysia.
Professional Corporate Trainer Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Senior Evaluator and Panel Head.

Publications
M K Lee, MH Fouladi and S Namasivayam, 2017, “Natural Frequencies of Thin Rectangular Plates using Homotopy-Perturbation Method”, Applied Mathematical Modelling (article in press). IF: 2.291

A Laimon, S Namasivayam and MH Fouladi, 2017, ""The Development of an Optimal Aerodynamic Design for a Human Powered Vehicle"", Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering (article in press). IF: 1.045

SSBM Ariff, MH Fouladi, N Krishnasamy, S Namasivayam, MN Poor, P Madhavan and EH Wong, 2017, “Diagnosis of Lung Related Diseases by Assessing Vibration Patterns of Structures at The Thoracic Cavity”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (article in press)

H Mamtaz, MH Fouladi, M Al-Atabi and S Namasivayam, 2017, “Acoustic Absorption of Fibro-Granular Composite with Cylindrical Grains”, Applied Acoustics 126, 58-67. IF: 1.462

S Namasivayam, MH Fouladi, S Ramakrishna, M Al-Atabi and MZS Yong, 2017, ""The Planning and Execution of a Grand Challenge Scholars Programme: A Case Study of Taylor’s University’s School of Engineering”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 12 (5) 1415-1432
Books

S Namasivayam, MH Fouladi, RA Gamboa, CH Chong, 2017, “Execution Strategies for Outcome Based Education”, Taylor’s Press, Malaysia. ISBN: 978-967-0173-40-5 Published Reports

Guest Lectures Delivered
Numerous guest lectures, trainings and keynotes in the areas of Project Management and Engineering Education.

Awards & Honours
Numerous international awards including the prestigious Frederic Barnes Waldron Award and the Young Member of the Year Award for Member Engagement – both awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) United Kingdom.

Professional Affiliations
Chartered Mechanical Engineer with the Engineering Council, United Kingdom (CEng).
Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (PEng).
Fellow with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) United Kingdom.
Corporate Member with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
 
Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Hosseini Fouladi
Programme Director - Postgraduate
hosseini@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering Statics, Engineering Dynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Engineeing Design, Scientific Research Practices and Entrepreneurship, Mechanical Vibration
Research Interests
  • Sound and Vibration, Machine Condition Monitoring
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My research interests are all over the area of sound and vibration, including but not limited to Human sound and vibration comfort, machine condition monitoring, acoustics materials and environmental acoustics. I’ve been supervising projects dealing with design optimization, based on studying the modal behavior of structure. Another area of my research is to implement natural fibers as sound absorbers, replacing the synthetic fibers currently being used in sound absorption panels. I’m also interested to harvest energy from vibration and use it to power electrical and electronics devices. My profile on Google Scholar is public here.

Scholarly Activities
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC). Reviewer for Wiley as well as 6 international journals

Industry Experience
1. Conducted training on Introduction to Sound & Vibration Analysis and Measurement Techniques, Active Acoustic Engineering Sdn. Bhd. 
2. Conducted training on "Theory and Hands-on Course on Modal Analysis", Malaysian Rubber Board, Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
3. Demonstrations for the Short Course on “Vibration Analysis for Machinery On Board Ship”, Royal Malaysian Navy, Lumut, Perak.
4. Introduction to Vibration and Acoustic transducers, Sound level meter application, Basics of Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) and Modal Analysis. Short Course on Sound & Vibration Analysis and Measurement Techniques. S & V Teknik Co.
5. Vibration Measurement and Analysis for Baggage Handling System, Short Course on Machine Condition Monitoring Using Vibration Analysis Technique, Malaysian Airport Berhad (MAB), 14 Jan., MAB Training Centre, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
6. Supervisor for the Isfahan University Installations, Esfahan, Iran.

Publications
Book:
Namasivayam, S.N, Hosseini Fouladi, M., Gamboa, R.A., Chien Hwa, C. Execution Strategies for Outcome-Based Education. Taylor’s Press. ISBN 978-967017340-5, 2017.

Book Chapters:
Hosseini Fouladi, M., Namasivayama, S.N., Ghassem, M., Mohd Nor, M.J. Vibro-acoustic monitoring using signal processing techniques. In, ASM Handbook, Volume 18, Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology. (Accepted for publication), 2017.

Book Edition:
1. Proceedings of the 7th eureca 2016 Research Conference, 7-8 Dec 2016, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-0173-38-2. 
2. Proceedings of the 6th eureca 2016 Research Conference, 13-14 July 2016, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-0173-36-8.

Journals:
1. Mohd. Ariff, S.S., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Krishnasamy, N., Namasivayam, S.N., Nabi Poor, M.,Madhavan, P., Wong, E. H.  Diagnosis of lung related diseases by assessing vibration patterns of structures at thethoracic cavity.  Journal of
Engineering Science and Technology (Accepted for publication, 2017). ISIIndexed. 

2. Laimon, A.L., Namasivayam,S.N, Hosseini Fouladi, M. The development of an optimal aerodynamic design for a human powered vehicle. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering. (Accepted for publication, 2017). ISI Indexed. 

3. Lee, M.K., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Namasivayam, S.N. Natural frequencies of thin rectangular plates using Homotopy-Perturbation method. Applied Mathematical Modelling, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2017.05.050
. ISI Indexed

4. Mamtaz, H., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Nuawi, M.Z., Namasivayam, S.N., Ghassem, M. Acoustic absorption of fibro-granular composite with cylindrical grains. Applied Acoustics 126 58-67 (2017). ISI Indexed

5. Namasivayam, S.N., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Ramakrishna, S., Al-Atabi, M., Siin, M.Y.Z. The planning and execution of a Grand Challenge Scholars Programme: a case study of Taylor’s
university’s school of engineering. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 12 (5) 1415 – 1432, 2017. ISI Indexed

6. Namasivayam, S.N, Hosseini Fouladi, M., Chien Hwa, C. A case study on the implementation of the conceive–design–implement–operate framework. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 45(1) 28-46 (2017). Scopus Indexed. 

7. Lee, M.K., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Namasivayam, S.N. Mathematical Modelling and Acoustical Analysis of Classical Guitars and their Soundboards, Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 2016, Article ID 6084230, 10 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/6084230.
ISI Indexed.   

8. Mamtaz, H., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Al-Atabi, M., Namasivayam, S.N. Acoustic Absorption of Natural Fiber Composites, Journal of Engineering, vol. 2016, Article ID 5836107, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/5836107. ISI Indexed.
 
Ir. Dr. Chong Chien Hwa
Programme Director - Chemical Engineering
chienhwa.chong@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Chemical Process Modelling
Research Interests
  • Drying Technology
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Engr. Dr. Chong is an active researcher interested in the area of energy and water. His scholarly activities encompass leading research projects and collaboration with The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus and Wroclaw University of Environmental and life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland. In his brief academic career, he published 16 international journals, 28 conference papers, two book chapters, two conference proceedings, 4 articles in IEM Bulletin. He also published in high impact journals that are indexed by citation databases viz., Drying technology (Impact Factor:1.77), Food Chemistry (Impact Factor:3.259) and Food and Bioprocess Technology: An International Journal (Impact Factor:3.126) and Journal of Food Engineering (ImpactFactor:2.576).

Publications
Namasivayam, S., Fouladi, M.H., Chong, C.H., (2016). A case study on the implementation of the conceive - design - implement - operate framework. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, In press, DOI: 10.1177/0306419016674141.

Huynh, T.T.N., Nithyanandam, R., Chong, C.H., Krishnaiah, D. (2016). A review on using membrane reactors in enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, In press.

Namasivayam, S., Fouladi, M.H., Gamboa, R.A., Chong, C.H. (2017) Execution strategies for outcome based education. Taylor’s Press, Malaysia. pp. 1-71                                            
Chong, C.H. & Lee, T.L. (2016). Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Training.  JURUTERA, The monthly bulletin of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia: Vol, 2016 No. June.                    
Chong, C.H., Figiel, A., Wojdyło, A., Law, C.L. (2016). Drying of Ciku (Manilkara Zapota) using Advanced Hybrid Dryers in Drying of Tropical Fruits, Ed. Hii, C.L. et al. (In Press)

Khaw, W.C., Chong, C.H. Polypropylene: A thermal Insulation Material for Solar Collectors. In Polypropylene: Properties, Uses and Benefits: Polypropylene: Properties, Uses and Benefits, Ed. Garcia, P. (2016), ISBN: 978-1-53610-008-2, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, USA. pp, 69-81.

Professional Affiliations
MIEM PEng MIChemE CEng

 

Associate Professor Dr. Edwin Chung Chin Yau
Associate Professor
chinyau.edwinchung@taylors.edu.m y

Subject Taught

  • PRJ60403 Engineering Design and Innovation
Research Interests
  • Asynchronous Circuit Design
  • Creativity, Design and Innovation
More info
Much of the gain in speed for electronics devices, such as CPUs, in the past 2 decades can be attributed to advancement in semiconductor technology. The smaller we can fabricate transistors, the faster they switch and the faster CPUs and similar devices made from these transistors are. However, we have reached a point where the delay through logic devices are now comparable with wire delays worsening the effect of clock skews. And as we design more complex devices we are experiencing difficulties extracting more compute power from these technological advancement in fabricating smaller and faster transistors. This has lead to the adoption of CPU devices with multiple cores we have today.

Since the mid 80s, researchers have looked at asynchronous circuits as a means to overcome this limitations. A number of methodologies and techniques for asynchronous design are now available and there are still work to do before asynchronous design methodology is ready to compete with its synchronous counterpart commercially. One of this methodology is based on the use of Signal-transition graphs (STGs) as the description of circuit behaviour in combination with the technology for the translation of STGs into their circuit implementations. A key difficulties in this technology that is puzzling researchers is the generation of circuits that is insensitive to circuit hazards.

Seeing that STGs are translated into state graphs before translating it into its logical implementation, Edwin proposed in the early 90s a method of viewing the whole synthesis process as transitions within a multidimensional Boolean space and from that he was able to predict the necessary timing constraints that will ensure that the circuit implementation will be free from circuit hazards. Another area of particular interest to asynchronous circuit design is completion detection of a computation such as an addition. Working with Edwin are postgraduate students researching into both means to deterministically detect completion of operation and implementation of an asynchronous design methodology.

In addition to asynchronous circuit design, Edwin other research interest lies in the art and science of creativity, design and innovation. More specifically, how we as human innovate and how we could teach individual to innovate and organisation to innovate systemically.

Professional Affiliations
BEM, IET​
 

Programme Director/ Stream Coordinator
 
Eunice Phang Siew Wei
Programme Director – Chemical Engineering
siewwei.phang@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Chemical Engineering Group Project 2
  • Safety in Process Plant Design
  • Engineering Economics
  • Chemical Process Control
  • Stoichiometry
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and Simulation
Research Interests
  • Biopolymer, Bone Tissue Engineering, Controlled Released Technology
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Industry Experience
Plastic Injection Moulding - as Manufacturing Engineer, involed in production planning for new product testing and qualification.
As Senior Process Engineer in semiconductor manufacturing, optimizing process and cost reduction.
Involved in wafer manufacturing plant expansion project: from designing of the process, machine fabrication and assembly, process testing and qualification for production operation. Total plant capacity was increased by 30%.
New machine & process designs:- 5-stages pre-CMP RCA cleaning machine, a 17-stages post-CMP cleaning machine, wafer’s identification laser marking machines and OCR machines design & qualification. Sub-material (Chemicals, pump, and filters) audit & qualification.
SPC Coordinator for Clean Tech Division; SPC trainer for operational staff on basic SPC knowledge, and basic machine trouble shooting procedure.
Internal process auditor for ISO/TS16949:2002 Internal Auditor; Inspection of processes for continuous improvement, personnel health & safety projects.
Setup chemical process lab, conduct testing and qualifying the lab equipment and experiments for teaching purposes. (Monash University)
Lead auditor for ISO9001:2008 for Taylor's University.
As project consultant at TopGlove Malaysia R&D centre.

Publications
F. Ahamed, S.W. Phang, & T.S. Lee (2016). Mechanical behaviour of Thermoplastic Starch / Montmorillonite / Alumina Trihydrate Nanocomposites. Journal of Engineering Science & Technology.  Vol 11 (9), 1344-1359

Training & Keynotes
College, Chennai, India, 31 March.2017

Awards & Honours
IEM Competition: Champion (2014/2015); 1st & 2nd Runner up (2015/2016)
4 Best student paper Award (EURECA 2013 - 2016)

Professional Affiliations
CEng, MIET, BEM.
 
Dr. Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam
Programme Director – Electrical & Electronic Engineering
chockalingamaravin d.vaithilingam@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Electrical Energy Utilization, Industrial Drives, Design of Electrical Apparatus, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Control Systems
Research Interests
  • Hybrid PVT, MLI, Generators for VAWT, Motors for EHV/EV/BEV
More info
Electrical Machine Design: I work on designing advanced and novel electrical machines for both low power and high power applications based on electro-magnetic flux design inside the machine. Current projects includes dual stator IPM machine for electric bike, synchronous, BLDC and SR machines for fractional horsepower applications.

Energy Efficiency Renewable Systems: Use of the indigenously developed electrical machines to improve the efficiency of renewable systems for standalone and integrated applications of micro-hydro, solar thermal renewable systems and the vertical axis wind turbines.

Scholarly Activities
7 Published Books, 6 patent applied (2 under CE, 1 granted, 4 lapse of CE)

Industry Experience
Hardware Engineer WipTech Bangalore

Publications
Books/Book Chapter 1. Load Profiling and Optimizing Energy Management Systems towards Green Building Index (Chapter 3) Book Chapter: Initiatives in Green Energy: Electrical Power Systems Author: Aravind CV, Ramani Kannan Publisher:UTP Press Year: 2017

2. Load Frequency Control in the Deregulated Environment for the Future Green Energy Network (Chapter 7) Book Chapter: Initiatives in Green Energy: Electrical Power Systems Author: Aravind CV, Ser yi Heng, Ramani Kannan Publisher:UTP Press Year: 2017

3. Health Monitoring of Electrical Machines Author: Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam Publisher:Lambert Academic Publishing Year: 2017 ISBN: 978-3-330-06948-0 Pages:96

Conferences 1. Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam, Reynato Andal Gamboa, Charles Sarimuthu Raymond “Aligning the new curricular framework with the Malaysian Educational Blueprint through program outcomes” 10th Taylor0s Teaching and Learning Conference, 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2017 (Accepted for Presentations)

2. Aravind CV, Heng Jing Lei, Ramani Kannan, Joga Dharma Setiawan “Design Studies of inner and outer rotor embedded Permanent Magnet for Hybrid electric vehicles” 2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology , 24-26 Aug.2017, Bali, Indonesia (Accepted for Presentations)

Journals 1.M.T. Hajibeigy, Aravind CV, Mushtak Al-Atabi, PRP Hoole “Stand alone Hybrid photovoltaic/thermal system” International Journal of Control Theory and its Applications, Vol.10, No.16 (2017) (SCOPUS Cited)

2. P.R.P. Hoole, L.M. Abdul Rahim, Norhuzaimin Julai1 Al-Hj Othman, Hikmah Shabani S H, Ade S W Marzuki, K.S. Senthilkumar, K.Pirapaharan, Aravind CV, S.R. H. Hoole “An Electromagnetic Signal Processor for Beam-forming a Wireless Mobile Sensor Station: Strengthening the Desired Signal and Nulling Main Interference” International Journal of Control Theory and its Applications, Vol.10, No.16 (2017) (SCOPUS Cited)

3. Aravind CV, Ramani Kannan, Siow Chun Lim, P.R.P Hoole, Taghi Hajebeji, C.T.Chin “Design and Optimization of Iron Core Linear Synchronous Motor” International Journal of Control Theory and its Applications, Vol.10, No.16 (2017) (SCOPUS Cited)

4. P.R.P Hoole, J. Fisher, K. Pirapaharan, Al Khalid Hj Othman, Norhuzaimin Julai, Aravind CV, K.S. Senthilkumar, S.R.H. Hoole “Determining Safe Electrical Zones for Placing Aircraft Navigation, Measurement and Microelectronic Systems in Static Thunderstorm Environment” International Journal of Control Theory and its Applications, Vol.10, No.16 (2017) (SCOPUS Cited)

5. P.R.P. Hoole, Shirley Anak Rufus, Nurul Izzati bt Hashim, Mohd Hafiez Izzwan b Saad, Azfar Satari b Abdullah, Al-Khalid Hj Othman, K. Pirapaharan, Aravind CV, S. R. H. Hoole “Power Transformer Fire and Explosion: Causes and Control” International Journal of Control Theory and its Applications, Vol.10, No.16 (2017) (SCOPUS Cited)

6. Joshi R, Dhanasekaran R, Aravind CV “Current Excursion in Reluctance Machine using Cyclic Integration Method” Man in India, Vol.97, No.4, pp.no.1-11, 2017

7. Ramani Kannan, Lokesh N , Khairul Nisak Md Hasan, Aravind CV “Implementation of One cycle Controller for Single phase Bi-directional Converter” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 12, Number 5 (2017) pp. 804-812 (SCOPUS Cited)

8. Suhairi Rizuan Che Ahmad, Raja Nor Firdaus Kashfi Raja Othman, Md Nazri Othman, Nor Aishah Md Zuki, Fairul Azhar Abdul Shukor, Siti Zulaika, Zulkiflie Ibrahim, Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam “Modeling and Analysis of Double Stator Slotted Rotor Permanent Magnet Generator” MDPI, Energies, 10 (411), 1-15, 2017 doi:10.3390/en10030411 (ISI Cited)

9. R. C. A. Suhairi, R. N. Firdaus, M. Z. Nor Aishah, F. Azhar bin Abdul Shukor, M. Nazri Othman, Z. Ibrahim, and C. V. Aravind, “Performance characteristics of non-arc double stator permanent magnet generator” Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol.53, 201-214, 2017 (SCOPUS Cited) "

Guest Lectures Delivered
Start With Why: Research Talk , Muthayammal Engineering College, India 15 April 2017

Trainings & Keynotes
Return to Zero- Master Class Research Workshop”, International Conference on Instrumentation, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Peter’s University, Chennai, India, 3 April.2017

Grand Challenges in Engineering for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges ahead”, International Conference on Instrumentation, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Saveetha Engienering College, Chennai, India, 31 March.2017

Awards & Honours
2 silver (SEDEX 2016), 1 Gold (MTE 2013)

5 Best student paper Award

Professional Affiliations
C.Engg, MIEEE, MIET, MIAENG, LMISTE

 

Dr. Chou Pui May
Programme Director – Mechanical Engineering
puimay.chou@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering Solid Mechanics, Engineering Statics
Research Interests
  • Water purification, Nanomaterials, Biopolymers
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My main research interest is in the areas of chemically modified metal oxide photocatalysts (e.g titanium dioxide), particularly apply in environmental pollution management (e.g. organic dyes / persistent organic pollutants degradation via advanced photocatalytic oxidation). I am working on the development and optimization of the technology lies in the synthesis of nanoparticles, and metal oxide nano-architecture which are of high significance for green technology applied in environment applications.

Professional Affiliations
BEM

 

Dr. Se Yong A/L Eh Noum
Programme Director - Foundation in Engineering
seyong.ehnoum@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Physics, Engineering Innovation, Civillisation and the Future of Humankind, Mathematics
Research Interests
  • Materials, polymer, composites materials, manufacturing, nanotechnology
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Polymer composites and extrusion: I worked on the extrusion of polymer composites, which is able to provide a faster way of polymer matrix and reinforcement phases mixing process. This has opened an opportunity to adopt the same process in the emerging 3D-printing where customised polymer composites can be produced according to the printing needs. Future research direction will be to explore the feasibility of using polymer composites as a 3D-printing ready materials.

Carbon thin-film and depositions: I worked on the carbon thin- film coating via plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) to produce uniform and nanometers-thick protective layer on a conducting surface. Carbon thin-film, even at a thickness of below 3nm, can acts as a corrosion protection layer and as well as a protective layer against any mechanical contact. Future research direction will be to work on the development of thin-film polymer solar cell.

Industry Experience
3 years

Professional Affiliations
IET
 

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer
  Senior Lecturer 
abdulkareem.mahdi@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Aircraft Performance and Stability, Analytical Techniques for Mechanical Engineering, Calculus, Computer and Programming , Design and Professional Skills, Engineering Design & Innovation, Engineering Design and Communication Skill, Engineering Design and Ergonomics, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Problem Solving, External Ballistics, Final Year Project 1 & 2, Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering Group Project, Missile Aerodynamics, Modelling Concepts and Tools, Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Real Flows with Friction Drag and Lift, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Aerodynamics, Aeronautics, Aircraft performance, Flight Mechanics, Aircraft Stability and Control, Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD), Engineering education, Thermodynamics and Heat transfer, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
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Aerodynamics: Estimation / prediction of aerodynamics characteristics of airplanes and missiles at subsonic and supersonic speeds. This work also includes developing and designing the external configuration and integrating it with other aircraft systems. The methods used in this estimation are analytical methods, numerical (panel methods and CFD) and experimental methods using wind tunnels.

Aircraft / Missile Performance and Stability: This area of research includes the calculations of the stability derivatives (longitudinal, lateral-directional) which are used with the aerodynamics characteristics as input data to calculate the performance and trajectory of missiles and aircraft.

Heat transfer: may include design of power plant, heat exchangers and refrigeration systems. Analytical, numerical and experimental approaches are used in developing methods to estimate the heat transfer by conduction and convection at different operational conditions.

Engineering education: this area focuses on conducting research that is aligned to the Reverse-engineer the brain, Enhance Virtual Reality, Advance personalized learning, Engineer the tools of scientific discovery grand challenges for engineering under one or combination of disciplines.

Scholarly Activities
Executive editor of Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC) - Member in SOE Industrial Advisory Panel - Chartered Engineer, (CEng) and a Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK - Member of IMechE Academic Assessment Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK - Editorial Board member of International Journal of Computer Science and Communication Engineering - Editor Board member of Journal of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering - Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER - Editor Board member of Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering - Editor Board member of International Journal of Computer Science and Communication Engineering

Industry Experience
16 years as Head of Department of Aerodynamics/ Ministry of  Industry in Iraq/  worked on Development of many flying bodies in the field of Aerodynamics and Performance such as aircrafts and missiles

Publications
C. P. Yung, D. T. K. Tien, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2016) Delivering holistic education using engineering curriculum through personalized learning, pedagogy, technology and space.  JESTEC Special Issue on  eureca the fourth eureca conference 2015, Issue February,  2016, 27-45. (Scopus).

Krzysztof Nadolny, Abdulkareem Sh. Mahdi Al-Obaidi (2016). A multi-criteria methodology for effectiveness assessment of internal cylindrical grinding process with modified grinding wheels. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 87(1), 625-637. Available online (IF=1.568)

Awards & Honours
1st Place Most Active Module (School Level) in 2016 - Oustanding Reviewer 2016 by Journal of Cleaner Production - Oustanding Reviewer 2016 by Measurement
4th Place Most Active Module (University Level) in 201
1st Place Most Active Module (School Level) in 2015 - Outstanding Paper Award: International Engineering and Technology Education Conference (IETEC 2011)
An “Excellent” degree of Best Scientific Research: A certificate from Antonin Zapotesky Military Academy, Brno, Czech Republic, 1986

Professional Affiliations
C.Eng, MIMechE
 

Dr. Mohsen Nabi Poor
Senior Lecturer
mohsen.nabipoor@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • MEMS / NEMS (Micro / Nano Electro Mechanical Systems)
  • Electronic Moisture Sensor (soil moisture sensor, water in oil detection, dry rubber content sensor)
  • Analog & Digital IC Design
  • Nanotechnology
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MEMS / NEMS: I am interested in design and fabrication of MEMS / NEMS sensors and actuators such as miniaturized accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, gas sensors and etc. for environmental and healthcare applications. In the previous projects, my team and I have developed MEMS pressure sensor, micro humidity sensor, nano breath sensor, and temperature sensor.

Electronic Moisture Sensor: I am interested in characterizing and optimizing electronic moisture sensor for soil moisture measurements, water in oil detection, immediate dry rubber content detection. A capacitive-based soil moisture sensor has already been developed in the previous projects and the new projects need to cover the characterization and optimization of the sensor platform as well as implementation of the electronics readout circuit.

Analog & Digital IC Design: I am also interested in ASIC & FPGA implementation. For Analog design, I am more interested in designing sensor analog interface and for Digital IC design, I am interested in implementation of telecommunication channel coding and decoding such as Viterbi, Turbo Codes, etc.
 
Ir. Dr. Siva Kumar A/L Sivanesan
Senior Lecturer
sivakumar.sivanesan@taylors.edu .my

Subject Taught
  • Physics, Advanced themofluids, Engineering Design and Communication, Mathematics, Engineering Mathematics, Professional Engineers and Society, FInal year project Supervision
Research Interests
  • Engineering materials, engineering education.
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Research Areas Include:
Nanoceramics such as Zirconia, Alumina, Hydroxyapatite, Ceramics Composites, Forsterite, Steatite and biomaterials such as Hydroxyapatite, Forsterite, Zirconia, Alumina. Also deeply involved in the microstructural analysis of ceramics and failure analysis of ceramics. Recently developed a keen interest in Engineering Education after implementing i-Pad teaching for the module Physics 1 at the Foundation level, which was delivered through the iBook. Research grants obtained include Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) worth RM14,000 to facilitate research on the Mechanical Properties and Low Temperature Degradation of Zirconia Ceramics.

Industry Experience
12 years

Professional Affiliations
BEM, IEM, IMechE, EA.​
 
Dr. Azadeh Ghadimi
Lecturer
azadeh.ghadimi@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught

  • Engineering Statics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR - elective)
  • Final year project 1 & 2
  • Solid Mechanics in Engineering
Research Interests
  • Graphen nanofluid, heat transfer, HVAC, Biomedical products, public health
More info
I work on homogenization, stability, heat transfer, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity of aqueous and non-aqueous nanofluids. Nanofluids application in electro-battery is one of the current projects that I am working in interdisciplinary area. In addition, designing of intelligent mattress and bed to prevent the bedsores is ongoing project related to interdisciplinary areas.

My industrial experience is related to the power plants. Mathematical modeling of deterioration of industrial gas turbine related to the fault detection of power plants in terms of erosion and fouling in compressor and turbine are my expertise. Furthermore, projects have been fulfilled regarding to CHP (Combined heat and power generation, economical load distribution, compressor cooling methods and calibration of power plants sensors (temperature and pressure).

Scholarly Activities
Reviewer at International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer(IJHMT), Journal of Heat and mass transfer(JHMT), Applied physic letters A, Polymer Degradation and Stability and Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC).
18 publication including 8 ISI papers, one book chapter at CRC encyclopedia, 1 TRGS grant, TGCSP member and mentor of 5 students

Industry Experience
Working at R&D for power plant attached to ministry of Power in Iran. Having 7 industrial projects with Daikin, Independence -x aerospace, DD techniche and Pureair Sdn Bhd

Publications
8 ISI paper, 1 book chapter in CRC encycloperdia of nanotechnology, 14 conference papers, 5 Indexed journal
  Lecturer
charlesraymond.sarimuthu@t aylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Electrical Power and Machines, Electrical Power Systems, Power Electronics, Power System Protection and Switchgear, Real Time Instrumentation, Smart Grid
Research Interests
  • Voltage control, power transformer, distribution system, distributed generation
More info
I work on homogenization, stability, heat transfer, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity of aqueous and non-aqueous nanofluids. Nanofluids application in electro-battery is one of the current projects that I am working in interdisciplinary area. In addition, designing of intelligent mattress and bed to prevent the bedsores is ongoing project related to interdisciplinary areas.

My industrial experience is related to the power plants. Mathematical modeling of deterioration of industrial gas turbine related to the fault detection of power plants in terms of erosion and fouling in compressor and turbine are my expertise. Furthermore, projects have been fulfilled regarding to CHP (Combined heat and power generation, economical load distribution, compressor cooling methods and calibration of power plants sensors (temperature and pressure).

Scholarly Activities
Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Research Studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IJRSEEE)

Industry Experience
Carried out Cost Down and Value Analysis (CDVA)Project for Sony EMCS (M) Sdn. Bhd

Publications
Journal Publication:
Charles R. Sarimuthu, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, K.R. Agileswari and Hazlie Mokhlis, “A review on voltage control methods using on-load tap changer transformers for
networks with renewable energy sources,”Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol.62,pp.1154-1161,2016. ISI Indexed. IF: 6.798

Charles R. Sarimuthu, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, K.R.  Agileswari and Hazlie Mokhlis, “Impact of Distributed Generation on Voltage Profile in Radial Feeder,”Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol.6,pp.583-590,2017. Scopus Indexed. IF:0.5655

Charles R. Sarimuthu, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, K.R. Agileswari and Hazlie Mokhlis,""FLC Based AVC Relay with Newton Raphson Load Flow for Voltage Control in Distribution Network,"" International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Vol.10(16),pp.257-265,2017. Scopus Indexed.

Training & Keynotes
1 Training

Professional Affiliations
MIET, MIEEE, MIAENG, BEM, IEM​
 
Dr. Cheah Kean How
Lecturer
keanhow.cheah@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught

  • Mechanical Engineering Group Project 1&2, Engineering Design and Communication, Aircraft Performance and Stability, Numerical Analysis for Engineers with Applications using ANSYS
Research Interests
  • In-space micropropulsion, polymer derived ceramc, high temperature MEMS
More info
Dr. Cheah Kean How obtained his B.Eng (Aerospace) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia and PhD in Engineering from University of Nottingham. He is currently a lecturer of Mechanical Engineering Program at School of Engineering, Taylor’s University. Prior to joining the university, he spent two years as post-doctoral researcher at Satellite Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His past research experiences include development of electric micropropulsion system for satellite application, fabrication of ceramic micro- devices and study on ceramic composites material. His future research direction is to develop a chemical micropropulsion system for next generation micro- and nanosatellites. He is also interested to develop robust and efficient catalysts using nanotechnology.

Professional Affiliations
BEM, AIAA​
  Lecturer
weijen.chew@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Circuits and Signals, Circuit and Devices, Computing Applications for Engineers
Research Interests
  • Image Processing & Pattern Recognition
More info
My main research interest is in the field of image processing and pattern recognition. Projects that I was involved in includes face recognition using 3D images, drowsy driver detection system and attendance capturing system.

Publications
3 journals, 13 conference papers, 2 book chapters

Professional Affiliations
BEM
 
Dr. Chow Yin Hui
Lecturer
yinhui.chow@taylors.edu.my

 

Subject Taught
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Engineering Mathematics 3
Research Interests
  • Bioprocess Engineering, Product purification/recovery/extraction/separation, Process and Food Engineering
More info
Product purification/recovery/extraction: My research interests are centered on the development of rapid and cost effective purification, recovery and extraction method for the downstream processing of the targeted product such as antibodies, enzymes and other proteins. These research works include establishment of effective purification method, optimization of the system and the purity of the targeted product.

Process and Food Engineering: Another stream of research work that I have been active in is the processing of raw food product into the final finished product, such as fruit juices. This also includes the study of physical, chemical, thermal and textural properties of the food.

Publications
Chow Y.H., Yap Y.J., Show P.L. , Juan J.C, Anuar M.S., Ng E.P., Ooi C.W., Ling T.C. 2016. Characterization of partitioning behaviors of immunoglobulin G in polymer-salt aqueous two-phase systems, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 122(5), 613-619.

Professional Affiliations
BEM

 

Dr. Chua Bee Lin
Lecturer
beelin.chua@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Chemical Process Control
  • Engineering Mathematics IV
Research Interests
  • Drying and extraction kinetics study of herbal plants, Optmization of natural products
More info
Natural Product Chemistry and Herbal Processing Technology: I work on the natural product chemistry and herbal processing technology in variety of contexts including the phytochemical analysis, isolation, identification, separation, purification, structure elucidation, chemical profiling of herbs using chromatographic methods and spectroscopic techniques and optimization of natural products using response surface methodology. Current projects include extraction, identification and optimization of active compounds in herbs.

Scholarly Activities
Committee member of scientific track committee (2015) and chair of scientific track committee of Eureca conference (2016)

Chair of Health Research Group of School of Engineering, Chairman of the 8th EURECA Conference 2017

Publications
Chua, B.L., Abdullah, Z., Pin, K.Y., Abdullah, L.C., Choong, T.S.Y., Yusof, U.K, 2017, “ Isolation, structure elucidation, identification and quantitative analysis of 10-acetoxychavicol (ACA) from the roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum (safed musli)”, (2016) Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 12(2) 198-213

Professional Affiliations
BEM

 

Douglas Tong Kum Tien
Senior Lecturer
douglaskumtien.tong@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Mechanical Group Project 1 & 2, Professional Engineer & Society, Engineering Dynamics, Theory of Machines, Design of Engineering Systems & Components
Research Interests
  • Engineering Education
More info
Scholarly Activities
Reviewer for Journal of Engineering Science & Technology (JESTEC)

Industry Experience
Disk Drive Manufacturing

Publications
Choong, P.Y., Tien, D.T.K., & Al-Obaidi, A.S.M. (2016). Delivering holistic education using engineering curriculum through personalized learning, pedagogy, technology and space. Journal of Engineeing Science and Technology, Special Issue (Feb 2016), 27-45.

Tien, D.T.K., & Mohyi, M.H.H. (2016). Assessment in mechanical engineering capstone project: The case of Taylor’s University. In S.F. Tang & L. Logonnathan (Eds.), Taylor’s 8th Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Proceedings (pp. 295-304). Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.

Tien, D.T.K., & Siow, C.L. (2016). Assessment and feedback in the final-year engineering project. In S.F. Tang & L. Logonnathan (Eds.), Taylor’s 8th Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Proceedings (pp. 125-36). Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.

Professional Affiliations
C.Eng, MIMechE, BEM, IEM

 

Felicia Wong Yen Myan
Lecturer
feliciayenmyan.wong@taylors.edu .my

Subject Taught
  • Business Skills for Engineers
  • Managing Projects for Success
Research Interests
  • Antifouling technology, microfabrication using benchtop methods and the analysis of flow over patterned surfaces with CFD 
Lecturer
ghafour.amouzadmahdiraji@t aylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Optical Transmission Systems and Networks (PostGrad)
  • Optical Communication & Optoelectronics
  • Data Communication & Networks
  • Electronics and Microprocessor
  • Electrical Power & Machines
  • Real Time Instrumentation
  • Communication Systems
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Electronic Devices
  • Control Systems
Research Interests
  • Photonics and Optical Sensors
  • Optical Fiber Radiation Dosimeter
  • Microstructured Optical Fibers
More info
Industry Experience
Optical fiber drawing advisor.

Oil-palm fruit ripeness optical sensor.

Optical fiber fabrication for TM R&D.

Publications
G.A. Mahdiraji, M. Ghomeishi, F.R.M. Adikan, D.A. Bradley, “Influence of optical fiber diameter on thermoluminescence response”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, In Press, 6 April 2017. Q1

W.L. Ng, W.R. Wonng, G.A. Mahdiraji, A.A. Rifat, T.D. Chai, F.R.M. Adikan, “Diamond ring fiber for evanescent field exposure”, Optics Letters, Vol. 42, No. 8, 2017. Q1

P.S. Yong, G.A. Mahdiraji, Y.M. Sua, F. Amirkhan, T.D. Chai, Y.S. Yeo, F.R.M. Adikan, “Single-mode operation in flat fibers slab waveguide via modal leakage”, IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3, June 2017. Q1

F. Moradi, N.M. Ung, G.A. Mahdiraji, M.U. Khandaker, A. Entezam, M.H. See, N.A. Taib, Y.M. Amin, D.A. Bradley, “Angular dependence of optical fibre thermoluminescent dosimeters irradiated using kilo- and megavoltage X-rays”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Accepted on 6th March 2017. Q1

A.A. Rifat, R. Ahmed, G.A. Mahdiraji, F.R. Mahamd Adikan, “Highly Sensitive D-Shaped Photonic Crystal Fiber Based Plasmonic Biosensor in Visible to Near-IR”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Accepted on 27 Feb 2017. Q1

F. Moradi, M.U. Khandaker, G.A. Mahdiraji, N.M. Ung, D.A. Bradley, “Dose mapping inside a gamma irradiator measured with doped silica fibre dosimetry and Monte Carlo simulation”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Available on line since 28th January 2017. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2017.01.032] Q1

F. Moradi, G.A. Mahdiraji, E. Dermosesian, M.U. Khandaker, N.M. Ung, F.R.M. Adikan, Y.M. Amin, “Influence of dose history on thermoluminescence response of Ge-doped silica optical fibre dosimeters”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 134, pp. 62-70, 2017. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2017.01.029] Q1

A.A. Rifat, Rajib Ahmed, Ali K. Yetisen, Haider Butt, Aydin Sabouri, G.A. Mahdiraji, Seok Hyun Yun, F.R. Mahamd Adikan, “Photonic crystal fiber based plasmonic sensors”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 243, pp. 311–325, 2017. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2016.11.113] Q1

N. Mohd Noora, M.S. Ahmad Fadzil, N.M. Ung, M.J. Maah, G.A. Mahdiraji, H.A. Abdul-Rashid, D.A. Bradley, “Radiotherapy dosimetry and the thermoluminescence characteristics of Ge-doped fibres of differing germanium dopant concentration and outer diameter”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 126, pp. 56-61, 2016. [doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.05.001] Q1

D.A. Bradley, A.S. Siti Shafiqah, Z. Siti Rozaila, Siti Norbaini Sabtu, S.F. Abdul Sani, Abdulaziz H. Alanazi, S.M. Jafari, G.A. Mahdiraji, F.R. Mahamd Adikan, M.J. Maah, A.N. Nisbet, N. Tamchek, H.A. Abdul Rashid, M. Alkhorayef, K. Alzimami, “Developments in production of silica-based thermoluminescence dosimeters”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 137, pp. 37-44, Aug. 2017. [doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.01.013] Q1

S.F. Abdul Sani, R. Hammond, S.M. Jafari, Norfadira Wahab, G.A. Mahdiraji, A.S. Siti Shafiqah, H.A. Abdul Rashid, M.J. Maah, H. Aldousari, M. Alkhorayef, M. Alzimami, D.A. Bradley, “Measurement of a wide-range of X-ray doses using specialty doped silica fibres”, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 137, pp. 49-55, Aug. 2017. [doi: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2016.03.008] Q1

Ahmmed A. Rifat, G.A. Mahdiraji, Yong Meng Sua, Rajib Ahmed, Y. G. Shee, and F. R. Mahamd Adikan, “Highly sensitive multi-core flat fiber surface plasmon resonance refractive index sensor”, Optics Express, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 2485-95, 2016. [10.1364/OE.24.002485] Q1

G. A. Mahdiraji, E. Dermosesian, M. Ghomeishi, and F. R. M. Adikan. Photonic Sensors: Glass Optical Fibers as Dosimeters, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. ELSEVIER, ISBN: 978-0-12-803581-8, 2016.

Trainings & Keynotes
Invited speaker: “New optical fiber technology: A complementary material for radiation dosimeter applications,” Radiation in Dosimetry & Medical Physics Education seminar, University of Malaya, 28 September 2016.

Invited speaker: “New Optical Fiber Technology: A Complementary Material for Radiation Dosimeter Applications,” 2nd International Conference on Dosimetry and Applications (ICDA2), Surrey University, UK, 3-8 July 2016.

Awards & Honours
Teaching Excellence Award – From Dean of Faculty of Engineering University of Malaya, Sem I 2014/2015.

Teaching Excellence Award – From Head of Department, University of Malaya, Sem II 2013/2014.

Teaching Excellence Award – From Head of Department, University of Malaya, Sem I 2013/2014.

Gold Medal – “Multicore Flat Fiber,” 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2014 (i-Inova2014), Nilai, Malaysia, 28-30th November 2014.

ASM Innovation Award (RM 3,000) – “Multicore Flat Fiber,” 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2014 (i-Inova2014), Nilai, Malaysia, 28-30th November 2014.

ASM Innovation (RM 500) – “Multicore Flat Fiber,” 5th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2014 (i-Inova2014), Nilai, Malaysia, 28-30th November 2014.

Gold Medal – “Accurate Radiation Capturing Glass”, Invention & Innovation Awards 2014, Malaysia Tecknology Expo 2014, 20-22 Feb 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

Silver Medal – “Optical Fiber Based High Sensitive Dosimeter” 4th Exposition on Islamic Innovation 2013 (i-Inova2013), Nilai, Malaysia, 25-27 October 2013.

Gold Medal – “Level Space Optimization for Duty Cycle Division Multiplexing” Exhibition of Invention, Research and Innovation (PRPI), 2011.

Gold Medal –“Duty Cycle Division Multiplexing: Increasing the Optical Fiber Capacity Utilization,” The World Exhibition on Innovation, Research and New Technologies – The Belgium and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation, Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 November 2009.

Silver Medal –“Duty Cycle Division Multiplexing: A Cost Effective Multiplexing Technique,” Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE), 2009.

Professional Affiliations
IEEE, OSA, BEM, IET



Dr. Hoo Choon Lih
Lecturer
choonlih.hoo@taylors.edu.my

Research Interests
  • Anti-windup controller
  • Engineering education
More info
Anti-windup controller: I work on anti-windup proportional- integral (PI) control application in resolving the saturation phenomenon in motor control system. My current research includes the development of a novel non-switching anti-windup PI controller that provide tuning gain decoupling effect on motor speed and position control.

Engineering education: I am interested in enhancing learning experience through the use of technology in blended and project based learning. Current work includes study on the effect of the use of iPad and Arduino in developing the cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning domains.



Ismail Bin Hj Mohd Jamil
Senior Lecturer
ismail.hjmohdjamil@taylors.edu.m y

 
Dr. Kelvin Chew Wai Jin
Lecturer
kelvinwaijin.chew@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
Research Interests
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Materials Characterization & related failure analysis
  • Semiconductor (Si Wafer processing)
More info
Kelvin is currently pursuing his PhD degree at University Malaya on zirconia ceramic composite. He has experience in defect characterization and failure analysis in the silicon wafer processing industry and is familiar with analytical tools such as AFM, SEM, XRD, SIRD, ToF-SIMS and D-SIMS for characterization of surface and bulk of materials. Kelvin holds a Masters and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. At present, his research interests include advanced ceramics, materials characterization and failure analysis.

Industry Experience
7 years: 1. Aluminum Die-Casting – Production Engineer

2. Semiconductor (Si Wafer Production) – Materials Characterization Engineer

Publications
18 indexed publications

Professional Affiliations
BEM



Dr. Koay Seong Chun
Lecturer
seongchun.koay@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Geometric Modeling
  • Properties and Application of Materials
Research Interests
  • Polymer Biocomposite from agicultural waste.
  • Sustainable additives for polymer composites.
  • Rheological properties of polymer composites.
More info
Polymer composites from biomass: I work on the utilization of different type of agro-wastes in producing of polymer composite materials. The research was included the preparation of biomass, chemical modification, compounding of polymer composites, and properties analysis.

Sustainable additives for polymer composites: I also work on the synthesis of sustainable additives for polymer composites, such as green coupling agents made from different sources of fatty acid. The research was included the use of green coupling agents to improve the properties of polymer composite materials.

Scholarly Activities
Reviewer for Journal of vinyl Additives and Technology, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Polymer Bulletin, Journal of Taibah University for Science, Advances in Polymer Technology and Journal of Engineering Science and Technology.

Publications
1) K. S. Chun, M. Y. Chan, S. Husseinsyah, M. M. Pang, A. Ismail. Effect of eco-degradant on properties of low density polyethylene/corn stalk eco-composites. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. Vol. 12, 1165-1177 (2017).

2) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah, C. M. Yeng. Green composites from kapok husk and recycled polypropylene: processing torque, tensile, thermal, and morphological properties. Journal of Thermoplastic Composites Materials.Vol. 29,1517-1535 (2016).

3) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah & N. F. Syazwani. Properties of kapok husk filled linear low density polyethylene ecocomposites: effect of polyethylene grafted acrylic acid. Journal of Thermoplastic Composites Materials. Vol. 29, 1641-1655 (2016).

4) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah. Comparison study of green coupling agents from different type of plant oil for agrowaste-based thermoplastic composites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composites Materials. In Press.DOI: 10.1177/0892705715614067. (2016)

5) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah, C.M. Yeng. Torque rheologicalproperties of polypropylene/cocoa pod husk composites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composites Materials. In Press. DOI: 10.1177/0892705715618743.(2016)

6) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah, C.M. Yeng. Torque rheological properties of agro-waste based polypropylene composites: effect of filler content and green coupling agent. Journal of Vinyl Additives & Technology. In Press. Doi: 10.1002/vnl.21561. (2016)

7) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah, A. Ismail. Tensile, thermal and water absorption properties of corn stalk filled low density polyethylene composites: effect of coconut oil coupling agent. Sains Malaysiana. Vol. 45, 1733-1739 (2016).

8) K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah. Effect of green coupling agent from waste oil fatty acid on properties of polypropylene. Polymer Bulletin. Vol. 73, 3465-3484 (2016).

9) M. Y. Chan, K. S. Chun, S. Husseinsyah, S. T. Sam. Cross-linked chitosan/corn cob biocomposite films with salicyladehyde on tensile, thermal, and biodegradable properties: A comparative study. Advancesin Polymer Technology, In Press, Doi: 10.1002/adv.21784. (2016)

Awards & Honours
Research exibition: 12 Gold award

10 Silver award

1 Bronze award

5 special award

5 exellence reseach award

1 best poster presentation award

1 best paper award

Professional Affiliations
BEM, IEM, IMM



Mohammad Taghi Hajibeigy
Lecturer
mohammadtaghi.hajibeigy@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Digtial Electronics, Embeddes Systems, Computing Applications for Engineers,Electronics and Microprocessor, Integrated Electronics, Group Project 1, Group Project 2, Analog Electronics, Engineering Economics, Pulse and Digital
Research Interests
  • Energy and Control, IOT, Solar Panel Cooling
More info
Industry Experience
4 years

Awards & Honours
Instructor of the Year, Employee of the month

Professional Affiliations
IET, BEM



Mohd Farid Aladdin
Lecturer
mohdfarid.aladdin@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Dynamics, Mechanical Vibration, Design of Engineering Components and system
Research Interests
  • Human Vibration, Mathematical Modelling in Engineering
More info
Industry Experience
Engineer, Production Logistics & Distribution (3 years)

Professional Affiliations
BEM,IEM
  Lecturer
hardie.hidayat@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Data Measurement Analysis and Experimental Design, Advanced Thermofluid Engineering, Internal Combustion Engines and Emmissions
Research Interests
  • Thermodynamics, Renewable Energy, Computing
More info
Professional Affiliations
BEM
 
Noor Zafirah Abu Bakar
Senior Lecturer
noorzafirah.abubakar@taylors.e du.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Theory of Machines and Mechanisms
Research Interests
  • Fluid -Structure Interaction, Turbocharger
More info
Industry Experience
10 years Engine Design

Continous Variable Transmission (CVT) development
CAN Bus development

Value Analysis Value Engineering

Professional Affiliations
IMeche, BEM, IEM
 
Norhabibah Binti Mohamad
Lecturer
norhabibah.mohamad@taylors.edu.m y

Subject Taught
  • Stoichiometry and Processes Applications, Properties & Application of Materials, Engineering Mathematics I & II, Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Research Interests
  • Wastewater treatment, Environmental Engineering
More info
Industry Experience
2 years
  Lecturer
nurhazwani.ismail@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Pollution control, Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Renewable and Alternative Energies
Research Interests
  • wastewater treatment, Air pollution Engineering
More info
Publications
Mun Y. Yong and N. Ismail. Optimisation of Hibiscus Sabdariffa as a natural coagulant to treat congo red in wastewater. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, EURECA 2015 Special Issue February, 153-165, 2016

Professional Affiliations
BEM (Engineering Technologist)
  Lecturer
nurmalairdawaty.hassan@taylo rs.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Digital Electronics, Data Communication and Networks, Communication Systems, Signals and Systems
Research Interests
  • FiWi communication system
More info
Professional Affiliations
BEM, IEM
  Lecturer
mingmeng.pang@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering Mathematics IV, Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and Simulation, Engineering Statics
Research Interests
  • Biocomposites, polymer processing
More info
My research interests are in the polymer composites, particularly biopolymers (biodegradable and biobased polymers), polymer processing and carbon footprint assessment. Prior to join Taylors, I have 5 years working experience as scientific researcher in Texchem Polymer Research Centre, involved in new polymer compound research, scale up activities and biobased product certification.

My current research activities involved utilization of agricultural waste as reinforcement agent in polymer composites. The agricultural waste that I explored including sugarcane bagasse, empty fruit bunch waste, tapioca waste and etc. One of the research objective is to produce a fully biobased composites consists of agricultural waste for thermoforming or injection molding application. The material characterization tests including thermal resistance, mechanical properties, degradation studies, heavy metals test and carbon footprint study.

Industry Experience
Development of biobased material (certified by U.S department of Agriculture) for thermoforming application.

Involved in customer quality audit and internal audit.

Publications
SC Koay, MY Chan, H Salmah, MM Pang, I Azimah, 2017, "Effect of eco-degradant on properties of low density PE/corn stalk eco-composites", Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 12(5), 1165-1177.

Professional Affiliations
MIET, BEM
 
Dr. Phoon Chow Lin
Lecturer
chowlin.phoon@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Physics
Research Interests
  • Oleochemical, Biochemical Processing, Waste Treament
More info
Industry Experience
6 years

Publications
2 Publications
 
Dr. Rajesh Rajasekaran
Lecturer
rajesh.rajasekaran@taylors.edu.m y

Subject Taught
  • Biochemical Processes; Gas Processing and Liquefaction; Pollution Control; Process Integration and Unit Operations 2; Mass Transfer; and Fluid Mechanics
Research Interests
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment; Membrane Separation; Food and Bioproducts Processing; Environmental Impact assessment
More info
span style="font-weight: 700 !important;">Food and Bioproducts Processing: I am working in the field of Food and Bioproducts processing for the last seven years. In this century packed food is inevitable, since it can be stored for longer duration. Currently I am working on few projects to determine the antioxidant potential of Malaysian herbs, plants and fruits which can replace the synthetic antioxidants, later was found to be carcinogenic. Spray drying and novel hybrid drying technology is my focus to produce nanoparticles which in turn can be used in Food and bioproduts and pharmaceutical industry.

Wastewater Treatment: I have an experience of designing the wastewater treatment plant for different scale for Residential and Industrial unit. Recently effluent from the Industry (Malaysia) has been tested and monitored before they discharge the wastewater into river water, lake and reservoir. This is one of the latest project. Besides effluent from the Palm oil effluent treatment plant has also been tested and recommendation was given to further reduce the BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) level. Ultimate aim of these project is to have sustainable environment and provide them for the future generation.

Publications
1. Malaysian Medicinal Plants, accepted in Herbal Medicines (Book Chapter), ISBN: 978-93-85046-09-4, Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd. publisher, New Delhi, 2017

2. A Review on using Membrane Reactors in Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2017), 1129-1152.

3. More papers are accepted (one in Journal of Physical Scieince, Scopus; and second one in Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Elsevier)

4. Optimization of Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Medicinal Herbs using Response Surface Methodology presented in the 5th International conference on Environment, Chemistry and Biology (ICECB2016) held on 26th -28th November 2016, Sydney, Australia, Co-sponsored by Asia Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES).

5. Fractionation of Hydrolyzed Microcrystalline Cellulose by Ultrafiltration Membrane - published in Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2016, 11 (1): 136 – 148.

6. An Alternative Design of the Submerged Membrane Reactor in Enzymatic Hydrolysis Process presented in National Congress on Membrane Technology (NatCOM2016) held on 24-25th August 2016 organized by Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM),Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Awards & Honours
Outstanding Reviewer in Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier, IF: 2.7); Aspiration Award for Ph.D Thesis

Professional Affiliations
Senior Member in APCBEES
  Senior Lecturer
rashmigangasa.walvekar@taylo rs.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Biochemical Processes, Reactors and Catalysis, Advanced Reaction Systems, petroleum engineering and technology, stoichiometry and process applications, process integration and unit operations-1, thermodynamics and heat transfer
Research Interests
  • synthesis of nanofluids-coolants and lubricants, blend lubricants, tribology, heat transfer, CFD, biopolymer composite membrane, eutectic solvents, biomass pretreatment
More info
Nanofluids are gaining more interest in heat transfer applications due to its enhanced thermal conductivity and heat transfer enhancement properties. Dr Rashmi is working towards producing stable nanofluids which are in homogeneous suspension. The stable suspensions were synthesized either by adding dispersants like natural polysaccharides (Gum Arabic) or by using functionalized nanoparticles. The stability studies are characterized using UV spectrophotometer, centrifuge techniques or zeta potential measurements. Heat transfer properties of nanofluids have also shown more than 250% enhancement with negligible increase in viscosity. The nanoparticles of interest are carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene. Rashmi’s research work is also extended into theoretical modelling and CFD simulations to predict the thermal conductivity and behavior of nanofluids in natural and forced convection systems. Recent work includes utilizing green solvents (deep eutectic solvents) for nanofluids preparation.

Publications
Book chapters: 1. Ismail. A. F and Rashmi. W. “Application of Nanofluids as Coolants in Radiator”. Al-Khatib Ma Al Fahmi Rashid, Anuar Hazleen, Samat Noorasikin and Al-Mamun, Abdullah, eds. (2011) Advances in nanotechnology & its application. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789670225876

2. Khalid M, Rashmi W, Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, Humaira Siddiqui, Hoque ME. Rubber/Nanoclay Composites: Towards Advanced Functional Materials in Nanoclay Based Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites. Springer, 2016 (with editor)

3. Khalid M, Ratnam CT, Rashmi W, Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, Hoque ME. Rubber Nanocomposites in Green biocomposites, Springer, 2016 (with Editor).

4. Rashmi. W, Fang. Y. K, Osama. M, Shahbaz. K, Khalid. M, Mjalli. F. 2016. "Synthesis and thermo-physical properties of deep eutectic solvents based graphene nanofluids" Journal of Nanotechnology, Vol 27 (7).

5. Sumair Faisal Ahmed, Mohammad Khalid, Rashmi Walvekar, Andrew Chan, Kaveh Shahbaz. Recent Progress in Solar Thermal Energy Storage Using Nanomaterials. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. (Accepted)

6. Osama. M, Singh A, Rashmi. W, Khalid M, Gupta TCSM, Wong W.Y, 2017. Recent developments and performance review of metal working fluids. Tribology international DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.04.050 (In press).

7. Yan, Yao Chen; Walvekar, Rashmi; Khalid, Mohammad; Shahbaz, Kaveh ; Gupta, TCSM, 2017. Stability and Thermophysical Studies on Deep Eutectic Solvent Based Carbon Nanotube Nanofluid. Journal of material research express DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa77c7 (In press).

8. Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, Mohammad Khalid, Chantara Thevy Ratnam, Rashmi Walvekar A central composite design approach to investigate the effects of processing parameters on poly(lactic acid) properties. 2017. Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering. (Accepted)

9. Anand Bellam Balaji, Chantara Thevy Ratnam, Mohammad Khalid, Rashmi Walvekar 2017. Effect of Electron Beam Sterilization on Thermal and Crystallization properties of PP/EPDM for Medical Applications. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. (Accepted)

10. Mostafa Yusefi, Mohammad Khalid, Faizah Md Yasin, Luqman Chuah Abdullah, Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, Rashmi Walvekar. 2017. Performance of Cow dung reinforced biodegradable poly(lactic acid) biocomposites for structural applications. Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10924-017-0963-z

11. Anand Bellam Balaji, Mohammad Khalid, Chantara Thevy Ratnam, Feven Mattews Michael, Rashmi Walvekar. 2016. Co-PP/EPDM blend Optimization using D-Optimal Design for Medical Applications. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering. DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2016.1211695

12. Michael. F.M, Khalid. M, Ratnam. C. T, Chee. C. Y, Rashmi. W, Hoque, M. E. 2016. “Sono-synthesis of nanohydroxyapatite: Effects of process parameters” Journal of Ceramics International, Vol 42 (5).

13. Rasheed. A. K, Khalid. M, Rashmi. W, Gupta. TCSM, Andrew. C, 2016. “Study of graphene nanolubricant using thermogravimetric analysis” Journal of Materials Research, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2015.359

14. Khalid. M, Ratnam. C. T, Chuah. L. A, Rashmi. W, Ching. Y. C, Mohammad. R. K. 2016. “Mechanical and Physical Performance of Cowdung-Based Polypropylene Biocomposites”, Journal of Polymer Composites, (DOI: 10.1002/pc.23928).

15. Rashmi. W, Khalid. M, Xiao Y. Lim, Gupta. TCSM, Arwin G. Z. Tribological Studies on Graphene/TMP Based Nanolubricant. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. (in Press)

16. Osama. M, Rashmi. W, Kaveh. S, Khalid. M, Gupta. TCMS. 2015. Theoretical Modelling of Deep Eutectic Solvent Based Nanofluid. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. Vol. 12, No. 3 (2017) 809 - 819.

17. Feven MM, Khalid M, Ratnam CT, Rashmi W, Hoque ME, Mohammad Reza Ketabchi. 2015. Nano Hydroxyapatite Synthesis using Optimized Process Parameters for Load Bearing Implant, Bulletin of Materials Science. (DOI:10.1007/s12034-015-1120-8)

18. Feven MM, Khalid. M, Ratnam. C. T, Rashmi W. 2015. Effect of Electron Beam Irradiation on EVA/WTD Blends in Presence of Bisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether (BADGE). Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology. DOI: 10.1002/vnl.21495

19. P. Hui Min, K. Shahbaz, W. Rashmi, F. S. Mjalli, M. A. Hashim, I. M. Alnashef. 2015. Removal Of Residual Catalyst From Palm Oil-Based Biodiesel Using New Ionic Liquids Analogous, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, EURECA 2014 Special Issue April, 35 - 49

20. Ramarad, M Khalid, CT Ratnam, AL Chuah, W Rashmi (2015), Waste tire rubber in polymer blends: A review on the evolution, properties and future, Progress in Materials Science 72, 100-140

21. CH. Lim Y. C. Yan, X. Y. Lim, W. Rashmi (2015), Computational Studies To Investigate The Fuel Feeding Point In Fluidized Bed Reactor, Journal of engineering science and technology, EURECA 2014 special issue, 19-31.

22. Rashmi. W, Khalid. M, Seik San. O, Ismail. A.F. 2014. Application of CNT Nanofluids in A Turbulent Flow Heat Exchanger. Journal of Experimental Nanoscience.DOI: 10.1080/17458080.2015.1015461

23. Cher Pin S, Rashmi W, Khalid. M, Chong C. H, Woo, M. W, Tee L. H. 2014. Simulation of Spray Drying on Piper Betle Linn Extracts Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. International food research journal. 21(3): 1053-1060

24. Rashmi. W, A.F. Ismail, M. Khalid, A. Anuar, T. Yusaf. 2014 Investigating corrosion effects and heat transfer enhancement in smaller size radiator using CNT nanofluids. Journal of Materials Science, Vol 49 (13): 4544-4551

25. Rashmi W, Khalid M, Ong SS, Saidur R. 2014. Preparation, Thermo-physical Properties and Heat Transfer Enhancement of Nanofluids. Material Research Express, Vol 1(3):1-47.

26. Rashmi. W, Khalid. M, Ismail, A.F, Rashid, A. K. 2013. Experimental and CFD Studies in Heat Transfer of CNT Nanofluids. Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, Vol 10 (7), 545-563

27. Z Abdin, MA Alim, R Saidur, MR Islam, W Rashmi, S Mekhilef, A Wadi. Solar energy harvesting with the application of nanotechnology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol 26, 837-852

28. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A. F, Khalid. M. 2012. Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Nanofluid - Experimental and Theoretical Study. Journal of Heat Transfer-Asian Research, Vol 41 (2), 145-163

29. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A.F, Khalid. M, Y. Faridah. 2011. CFD studies on natural convection heat transfer of Al2O3-water nanofluids. Heat and Mass Transfer. 47(10): 1301-1310.

30. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A.F, Sopyan. I, Jameel. A. T, Yusof. F, Khalid. M. 2011. Stability and Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of Carbon nanotube (CNT) Nanofluid Using Gum Arabic. Journal of experimental nanoscience, 6(6): 567-579.

31. Khalid. M, Ismail A.F, Ratnam C.T, Faridah Y, Rashmi W, Al Khatib M.F. 2010. Effect of radiation dose on the properties of natural rubber nanocomposite. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 79(12): 1279-1285

32. Rashmi. W, Choong. T.S.Y, Chuah. T.G, Hussain. S.A, Khalid. M. 2010. Effect of interphase forces on the two-phase liquid-liquid flow in horizontal pipe. IEM Journal, 71(2): 35-40.

33. Rashmi. W, Thomas S.Y. Choong, S.A. Hussain, M. Khalid, T.G. Chuah. 2009. Numerical study of dispersed oil–water turbulent flow in horizontal tube. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 65: 123-128.

Conference Publications: 1. Abdul Khaliq Rasheed, Mohammad Khalid, Rashmi Walvekar, TCSM Gupta, T. Saritha, Andrew Chan. Stability and thermal conductivity of graphene nanolubricants. 17th Lubricating Grease Conference. February 12 – 14, 2015 Mamallapuram, Tamilnadu, India

2. W. Rashmi, S. Kaveh, M. Khalid, R. A. Khaliq, TCMS Gupta (2015) Stability and thermal conductivity of DES based Graphene nanolubricant, International Tribology Conference, 2015, 16-20st Sept, Tokyo, Japan.

3. A.K. Rasheed, M.Khalid, W.Rashmi, T.C.M.S. Gupta (2015), Stability and thermal condtcivity of Graphene nanolubricant. International Tribology Conference, 2015, 16-20th Sept, Tokyo, Japan.

4. M. Reza Ketabchi, M. Khalid, M. Enamul Hoque, C. T. Ratnam, W. Rashmi (2015). Eco-friendly and Cost-effective Isolation of Cellulose Microfibres and Nano-Crystals from Kenaf Fibres. In: 13th International Conference on Environment, Ecosystems and Development (EED 2015), 23 – 25 April 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

5. N. Jafri, W. Rashmi, K. Shahbaz, N. Abdullah, T. I. Mohd Ghazi (2014) Biodiesel production from palm oil by using lipase immobilized in Ca- Alginate gel and its application to an oscillatory flow reactor, 27th Symposium Of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (Somche 2014) In Conjuction With 21st Regional Symposium On Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2014), 29th Oct, 2014, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

6. M.T. Hajibeigy, M. Al-Atabi, W. Rashmi (2014) Hybrid photovoltaic/ thermal system energy for sustainable tourism development in Malaysia, 27th Symposium Of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (Somche 2014) In Conjuction With 21st Regional Symposium On Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2014), 29th Oct, 2014, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

7. K. Shahbaz, W. Rashmi, S. Baroutian, M. H. Nassir, F. S. Mjalli, I. M. AlNashef, M. A. Hashim (2014), The Use of Artificial Neural Networks (Anns) To Simulate Catalyst Removal From Biodiesel Using Ammonium And Phosphunium Based Deep Eutectic Solvents, 27th Symposium Of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (Somche 2014) In Conjuction With 21st Regional Symposium On Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2014), 29th Oct, 2014, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

8. A. F. Ismail, A. Anuar, W. Rashmi, and T. Yusaf. Corrosion effects of CNT-Nanofluids on different metals, 2014, WIT transactions on Engineering Sciences, WIT press Volume 87, pp: 139-146.

9. A. F. Ismail, B.A. Abd-Halim, W. Rashmi, and T. Yusaf. Smaller radiator with enhanced heat transfer using CNT-nanofluids, 2014, WIT transactions on Engineering Sciences, WIT press Volume 88, pp: 185-191.

10. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A. F Jameel. A. T, Yusof. F, Khalid. M and Mubarak. N. M. A comparative study on production of stable carbon nanotube dispersions using gum arabic and sodium dodecyl sulphate. International Advanced of Technology Congress (ATCi), PWTC, Malaysia. November 3-5, 2009.

11. A. F. Ismail, W. Rashmi, M. Khalid. Numerical Study on Buoyancy Driven Heat Transfer Utilizing Nanofluids in a Rectangular Enclosure. UK-Malaysia Conference. 14-15July, 2008. University College London. London.

12. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A. F, Waqar. A, Khalid. M, Faridah. Y. Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Nanofluids - A Numerical Study. ICMN’08. 13-15May 2008. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

13. Rashmi. W, Ismail. A. F, Waqar. A, Khalid. M, Faridah. Y. Natural Convection Heat Transfer In Nanofluids - A Numerical Study, Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM 2008 Volume 1, Issue PART A, 2009, pp: 269-273.

14. Rashmi W, Siti Aslina Hussain, Thomas S. Y. Choong. CFD for Liquid-Liquid Dispersed Flows in Horizontal Pipe. SET 2006.

15. Rashmi. W, Siti Aslina, Thomas Choong S.Y. Analysing Liquid Holdup For Dispersed Flow Using CFD. Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE 2006), Kuala Lumpur convention center, Malaysia, 27th - 30th August 2006.

Guest Lectures Delivered
various guest lecture for FYP students on How to write jounal paper, reseach methodology
  Senior Lecturer
reynatoandal.gamboa@taylors.edu .my

Subject Taught
  • Circuits and Signals, Electrical Power and Machines, Machines and Drives, Introduction to Electronics and Power and Machines, Analogue Electronics, Power Electronics, Electrical Power Systems, Power Systems Protection and Switchgear, Final Year Project 1, Final Year Project 2
Research Interests
  • Engineering Education, Outcome-based Education Assessment, Power Engineering
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Scholarly Activities
Development of End of Semester Assessment Tool (ESAT) for module level and programme level for School of Engineering

Publications
1. Research Book: Namasivayam, S., Fouladi, M. H., Gamboa, R.A. and Hwa, C.C. (2017) “Eecution Strategies for Outcome Based Education”, Taylor’s Press,2017.

2. Journal Article: Namasivayam, S., Al-Atabi, M., Gamboa, R., and Singh, R. (2016) “Infusing Industry Practices into An Engineering Capstone Project: A Learning Outcome Attainment Case Study”, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, April 2016, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 458-654.

Trainings & Keynotes
Invited Speaker: OBE assessment Lyceum University of the Philippines Batangas February 22, 2016

Training Workshop EAC New Panel Evaluators Workshop Sponsor: Engineering Accreditation Council 22-24 August 2016 Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya

Awards & Honours
Best Faculty Award, College of Engineering, September 26, 1997

Serive Award (20 years of service) BSU Centenial Celebration (1903-2003), March 21, 2003

Best Paper Award, 9th Taylor's Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Nov. 12-13, 2016, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Professional Affiliations
MIET, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK)

CEng., Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK)

IIEE, Institution of Integrated Electrical Engineers of The Philippines, Batangas Chapte
 
Dr. Suganti Ramarad
Lecturer
suganti.ramarad@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Project Management, Engineering Design and Ergonomics, Engineering Economics and Petroleum Engineering
Research Interests
  • Polymer waste treatment and recycling; biodegradable polymer blends and composite synthesis, characterization and modelling.
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Addressing polymeric waste issue: My research interest is to recycle waste polymers and develop biodegradable polymers to ensure sustainable use of polymeric compounds. I have experience recycling waste tire rubber and compounding biomass reinforced biodegradable polymer.

Use of radiation energy to enhance material properties: Radiation energy such as electron beam irradiation can be safely utilized to enhance material properties. Malaysia Nuclear Institute encourages research participation for the use of safe radiation. I am interested in utilizing radiation energy to enhance polymeric/materials properties.

Scholarly Activities
Reviewer of a few reputable journal; Member of IEM, BEM and IChemE.

Guest Lectures Delivered
5 (4 invited speakers to by local university + 1 guest lecture for mini conference in a local university)

Professional Affiliations
BEM, IEM
 
Dr. Viknesh Andiappan Murugappan
Lecturer
VikneshAndiappan.Muruga ppan@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Safety in Process Plant Design
  • Total Quality Management
  • Gas Processing and Liquefaction
  • Final Year Project 1
  • Final Year Project 2
  • Mass Transfer
Research Interests
  • Process Synthesis and Design, Process Integration and Optimisation, Biomass-based Integrated Biorefineries, Biomass Energy Systems, Uncertainty and Risk Assessment in Process Design, Industrial Symbiosis Planning
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Process systems engineering tools biomass energy systems: Dr. Andiappan works on developing process system engineering tools (e.g., mathematical programming, simulation) that aid process engineers to design, optimise, analyse and operate biomass energy systems. These tools incorporate operation challenges faced in biomass energy systems as part of its design considerations.

Risk assessment tools for renewable energy policy making: Dr. Andiappan also works on the development of tools or models which allow policy makers to analyse the true investment and operational risks of renewable energy systems such as industrial clusters, smart-grids and etc. These tools provide a basis of negotiation for policy makers to stimulate participation of industrial stakeholders in the renewable energy marketplace.

Scholarly Activities
Reviewer of a few reputable journals Part of several scientfic committees for conferences

Industry Experience
Oil and gas design consultancy - Process Engineer 1. Develop P&IDs, PFDs and H&MBs

2. Perform process simulation using Aspen HYSYS

3. Perform line sizing and equipment sizing

4. Perform hydrate formation inhibition calculations

5. Prepare instrument and equipment process datasheet

6. Perform PSV sizing and blowdown calculations

7. Prepare various technical presentation slides

8. Develop enhanced calculation spreadsheets

Publications
Journal Articles: 1. Andiappan, V., Ko, A. S. Y., Lau, V. W. S., Ng, L. Y., Ng, R. T. L., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2014). Synthesis of sustainable integrated biorefinery via reaction pathway synthesis: Economic, incremental environmental burden and energy assessment with multiobjective optimization. AIChE Journal. 61, pp 132 – 146.

2. Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., Bandyopadhyay, S., (2014). Synthesis of Biomass-Based Tri-generation Systems with Uncertainties. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53(46), pp 18016 – 18028.

3. Andiappan, V., Tan, R. R., Aviso, K. B., Denny K. S. Ng, (2015). Synthesis and Optimisation of Biomass-Based Tri-generation Systems based on Reliability Aspects. Energy Journal. 89, pp 803 – 818.

4. Tan, R. R., Andiappan, V., Wan, Y. K., Ng, R. T. L, Ng, D. K. S., (2015). An Optimization-Based Cooperative Game Approach for Systematic Allocation of Costs and Benefits in Interplant Process Integration. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 106, pp 43 – 58.

5. Ng, L. Y., Andiappan, V., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2015). A systematic methodology for optimal mixture design in an integrated biorefinery. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 87, pp 288 – 309.

6. Ng, L. Y., Andiappan, V., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2015). Novel Methodology for the Synthesis of Optimal Biochemicals in Integrated Biorefineries via Inverse Design Techniques. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 54 (21), pp 5722 – 5735.

7. Andiappan, V., Tan, R. R., Ng, D. K. S., (2016). An Optimisation-based Negotiation Framework for Energy Systems in an Eco-Industrial Park. Journal of Cleaner Production. 129, pp 496 – 507.

8. Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., (2016). Synthesis of Tri-generation Systems: Technology Selection, Sizing and Redundancy Allocation based on Operational Strategy. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 91, pp 380 – 391.

9. Teo, K. Y., Ng, T. Y., Wau, C. M., Liew, J. T. S., Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S. (2017). Hybrid Optimisation Model for the Synthesis of a Central Utility System in Eco–Industrial Park. Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability. 1, pp 1 – 25.

10. Chong, F. K., Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., Foo, D. C. Y., Eljack, F. T., Atilhan, M., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G. (2017). Design of ionic liquid as carbon capture solvent for a bio-energy system: Integration of bio-energy and carbon capture systems. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (accepted in press).

11. Sadhukhan, J., Ng, K. S., Murphy, R. J., Ng, D. K. S., Hassim, M. H., Martinez-Hernandez, E., Wan, Y. K., Leung, M. Y P. H., Andiappan, V., Jaye, I. F. M. Role of Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy in Sustainable Development: Strategic Pathways for Malaysia. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (accepted in press).

12. Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., Tan, R. R. Systematic Framework for Energy Systems – Design Operability and Retrofit Analysis (DORA). Energy Journal (accepted in press).

Book Chapters: 1. Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., Bandyopadhyay, S., (2015). Synthesis of Biomass-Based Trigeneration Systems with Variations in Biomass Supply and Energy Demand in Ng, D. K. S., Tan, R. R., El-Halwagi, M. M. & Foo, D. C. Y. (Eds), Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems, Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp 103 – 132.

2. Chong, F. K., Andiappan, V., Fadwa, T. E., Foo, D. C. Y., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S.. (2017) Ionic Liquid Design for Biomass-based Tri-generation System with Carbon Capture in Papadopoulos, S., Seferlis, P. (Eds), Materials and Process Systems for CO2 Capture: Modelling, Design, Control and Integration, Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Professional Affiliations
IChemE - Associate Member (AMIChemE)
 
Dr. Wan Yoke Kin
Lecturer
yokekin.wan@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Advanced Heat and Momentum
  • Chemical Engineering Group Project 1
  • Chemical Engineering Group Project 2
  • Process Plant Design
Research Interests
  • Process Synthesis and Design
  • Process Integration and Optimisation
  • Biomass-based Integrated Biorefineries
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Sustainable Value Chain Synthesis
  • Life Cycle Optimisation 7. Waste Recovery
  • Techno-Economic Evaluation
  • Wastewater Treatment
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Sustainable Process Synthesis and Design, Process Integration and Optimisation: I work on the sustainable process synthesis and design. This research considers several aspects of sustainability. For example, economic aspect (e.g., profit, payback period, etc.), environmental aspect (e.g., carbon emission/footprint, water footprint, etc.), and social aspect (e.g., safety and health, risk, job opportunity, etc.). This research involved process integration and optimization. The processes can be integrated in order to increase the sustainability. An optimum integrated process can be determined by developing a mathematical approach which can be solved by commercial optimization software (i.e., LINGO, GAMS).

Biomass Processing and Integrated Biorefineries: I work on biomass processing and integrated biorefinery. This included pre-treatment and different conversion technologies. In addition, these different conversion technologies could be integrated to form an integrated biorefinery. A mathematical approach will be developed based on a superstructure, which showing all the possible process pathways using different conversion technologies, to determine the optimum integrated biorefinery.

Sustainable Resource Management: I work on sustainable resource management with considering the sustainability aspects. This research work included development of resource conservation network (RCN) that involved three typical elements, which is material reuse/recycle, regeneration, and waste treatment for discharge.

Sustainable Value Chain Synthesis: I work on sustainable value chain synthesis. This research included development of superstructure of value chain, development of novel approach for value chain synthesis considering the sustainability aspects.

Life Cycle Optimisation: I work on life cycle optimisation. This research included development of product life cycle using superstructure approach, development of mathematical approach for life cycle optimisation considering the aspects of sustainability.

Waste Recovery: I work on waste recovery. This research was incorporated with the concept of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), which can quantify the waste streams into monetary units. In addition, this research involved determination of cost associated with waste streams that to be recovered.

Techno-economic Evaluation: I work on techno-economic evaluation. This research included investigation on the feasibility of processes. In addition, economic, technical, and environmental performance analysis of processes also included to examine the feasibility and viability of process implementation.

Scholarly Activities
Reviewer of Environmental Technology & Innovation

Reviewer of Journal of Engineering Science and Technology

Reviewer of Waste and Biomass Valorization

Industry Experience
Water and Wastewater Industry - Process Team Leader 1. Designed wastewater treatment plant

2. Detailed engineering design of wastewater treatment plant

3. Trained process engineers in detailed process design, mass balance calculation, hydraulic calculation, unit operation/equipment design and sizing, and proposal preparation for wastewater treatment plant

4. Prepared tender proposals

5. Planned research activities for R&D department

6. Involved in project management (Procurement, testing and commissioning)

7. Prepared monthly progressive claim aand cash flow projection to client

Water and Wastewater Industry - Process Engineer 1. Analysed characteristics of wastewater

2. Designed wastewater treatment process

3. Designed and sized unit operations and equipment

4. Produced costing sheet for the designed treatment process / system 5. Involved in tender proposal preparation

6. Involved in project management (procurement, testing and commissiong)

7. Prepared monthly progressive claim and cash flow prohjection to client

Water and Wastewater Industry - Application Engineer 1. Involved in detailed design for equipment sizing and material selection for RO & DI Water process

2. Involved in control philosophy prepration for water plant

3. Involved in equipment procurement

4. As a project engineer to install all equipment, to conduct process testing and commissioning

5. Produced operation and maintenance manual for client

Semiconductor industry  - Process Engineer 1. Prepared inspection report, yield report, and test report

2. Coordinated with client in new devices development

3. Problem solving related to front-end process

Publications
1. Wan, Y.K., Sadhukhan, J., Ng, K.S., Ng, D.K.S., 2016. Techno-economic evaluations for feasibility of sago-based biorefinery, Part 1: Alternative energy systems. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 107, 263–279.

2. Wan, Y.K., Sadhukhan, J., Ng, D.K.S., 2016. Techno-economic evaluations for feasibility of sago-based biorefinery, Part 2: Integrated bioethanol production and energy systems. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 107, 102–116.

3. Tan, R.R., Andiappan, V., Wan, Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., 2016. An optimization-based cooperative game approach for systematic allocation of costs and benefits in interplant process integration. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 106, 43–58.

4. Goh, W.S., Wan, Y.K., Tay, C.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., 2016. Automated targeting model for synthesis of heat exchanger network with utility systems. Applied Energy. 162, 1272–1281

5. Wan, Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., Aviso, K.B., Tan, R.R. 2016. Fuzzy multi-footprint optimisation (FMFO) for synthesis of a sustainable value chain: Malaysian sago industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 128, 62–76.

6. Sadhukhan, J., Ng, K. S., Murphy, R. J., Ng, D. K. S., Hassim, M. H., Martinez-Hernandez, E., Wan, Y. K., Leung, M. Y P. H., Andiappan, V., Jaye, I. F. M. Role of Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy in Sustainable Development: Strategic Pathways for Malaysia. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (accepted in press).
  Lecturer
lengchuan.yong@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Engineering mathematics 1, Properties and applications of materials, Manufacturing and automation, Mechanical engineer Group project, Total Quality Management, Engineering and biomimetics
Research Interests
  • Biomaterials; Biomimicry; Nanotechnology; Rapid prototyping; Tissue engineering.
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Dr. Yong Leng Chuan is the secretary of Health Research Group at the School of Engineering, Taylors University Lakeside Campus. She has been intensively involved in numerous research projects that are collaborated locally and internationally. Her research interests include the areas of Rapid Prototyping Technology, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and biomimicry engineering. She is a member of several professional scientific societies including Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), and Tissue Engineering Society Malaysia (TESMA).

Scholarly Activities
Technical committee and reviewer - 2014 International Conference on Plastics, Rubber and Composites (ICPRC 2014)

- 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Cooling and Heating Technologies 2014 (ICCHT 2014)

- ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (ARPN-JEAS) - International Postgraduate Conference on Chemical and Material Engineering 2015

- Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC)

- The 22nd Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2015) - World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

- Chair for Sponsorship and Media Committee 7th eureca 2016 Conference.

Member for Sponsorship and Media Committee 5th and 6th eureca 2016 Conference.

Publications
Yong Leng Chuan et. al. (2017) Biomimicry – Grasshoppers Inspired Engineering Innovation. Volume 2 Issue 3. International Robotics & Automation Journal.

Trainings & Keynotes
Invited speaker, Topic: Recognising Women Engineers’ Involvement Towards Malaysia Becoming a Developed Nation. “WOMEN ENGINEER SUMMIT- WE SUMMIT 2015” organised by Women Engineers Section of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM-WE) organized the at Equatorial Hotel, Penang on 26 November 2015.

Awards & Honours
2nd runner up. Research Poster Presentation and Competition. Poster title: Processing of Biopolymers into 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. 27th April 2011. Faculty Postgraduate Committee, Faculty of Engineering. - University Postgraduate PASCA Research Skim Scholarship (MOSTI), December 2006-December 2008, of RM35,000.
 
Dr. Yoon Li Wan
Lecturer
liwan.yoon@taylors.edu.my

Subject Taught
  • Biochemical Processes, Reactors and Catalysis, Advanced Reaction Systems
Research Interests
  • Bioprocess engineering, wastewater treatment, direct carbon fuel cell
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My research interest is on developing a sustainable waste management scheme via biological route. Some examples include deriving value-added products from lignocellulosic waste via fermentation and biopolymer production rom waste substrate by using mixed microbial culture. I am also interested in the field of molecular biology.

My research is about the production of cellulase and ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass by co-culturing filamentous fungus and yeast using in situ saccharification and fermentation system. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, search for suitable filamentous fungus strain to be co-cultured with yeast and optimization of in situ saccharification and fermentation system are the current focus of my research.

Besides, I was also involved in research which produces biodegradable plastic from the byproduct of biodiesel industry. The related molecular techniques involved DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, agarose gel electrophoresis, qPCR and next generation sequencing (NGS).

Publications
Fauzi, A.H., Lee, W.S., Nittami, T., Yoon, L.W., Yeoh, H.K., Chua, A.S.M. (2017) Resource Recovery Opportunity for Palm Oil and Oleochemical Industry in Malaysia: Wastes to Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoates, 1st Symposium on microbiological methods for waste and water resource recovery, 18 - 19 May 2017, Delft, Netherlands

Professional Affiliations
BEM, IChemE