Invited Speakers


Dato' Prof Dr. Ir. Alias Mohd Noor,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Alias Mohd Noor Obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the field of Turbomachinery from University of Bath, England, UK in 1990, and experienced as academician since 1980.
Dr. Alias Mohd Noor is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Turbo-Machinery, Hydraulic Machinery, Fluid Mechanics, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Transfer and Gas Dynamics. He has vast experience in academic administration. He used to be Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Some of his research works through publication were given recognition and won prizes, for example prize for his publication in Journal of Power, Proceedings of Institute of Mechanical Engineers, namely “Arthur Charle’s Main Prize”, awarded by Institute of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom. Currently he is holding administrative posts as Executive Advisor of Low Carbon Transportation Research Centre in collaborating with Imperial College London and as Director of BioMedical Engineering Research Centre. He is responsible in developing the first Turbocharged Engines Laboratory for the country and among the best in the world with the collaboration of Imperial College, University of London, under the umbrella of the joint research centre called LOW CARBON TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTRE UTM-IMPERIAL.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Zulkifly bin Abdullah
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Ir. Dr. Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah received the B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom in 1990, M.Sc degree in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics from the University of Strathclyde, Galsgow, United Kingdom, and the Ph.D degree in fluid dynamics also from the University of Strathclyde. He studied Ph.D under project title, “Experimental investigation and computer simulation of an improved cyclone dust separator”.

He was a production superintendent with the Malaysian Sheet Glass Berhad, from 1990-1992 before he further postgraduate study in United Kingdom. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia after completed his Ph.D degree in 1997. He taught a number core mechanical engineering courses such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), design project and numerical methods. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in 2003 and appointed as a full Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2010. Currently, he is a principal investigator with the advanced packaging, surface mount technology, combustion and heat transfer research. He has authored or co-author more than 300 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests include CFD, heat transfer, electronic packaging, surface mount technology, electronic cooling and combustion. He has successfully established collaboration works with Intel Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd., Celestica (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Jabil Circuits (M) Sdn. Bhd. in the areas of electronic packaging and surface mount technology. Because of his well known in the field, he has been invited to give keynote/invited lectures at University of Manipal, India, National Institute of Technology, Calicut India, University of Tarumanangara, Jakarta Indonesia, University of Kuala Lumpur (MSI), Kedah Malaysia and Intel Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd., Penang Malaysia. He also involved the consultancy works with 5 companies in Malaysia related to his expertise fields.

Ir. Dr. Abdullah has supervised 22 Ph.D and more than 30 M.Sc students as a main supervisor. Currently, he is supervising 8 Ph.D students in his research laboratory. He also the recipient of Outstanding Paper Award 2013 and 2018 conferred by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited in the journal of Soldering and Surface Mount Technology.