DR. MD. HASANUZZAMAN

Dr. Md. Hasanuzaman is currently Senior Lecturer in the UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), University of Malaya. He has completed his PhD and M. Eng. Sc. from University of Malaya. He was graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Presently he is Associate Editor in Chief (a) International Journal of Renewable Energy Resources and (b) International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering Research. He is also reviewer of several international journals. He works in the field of Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Solar Thermal, Nanofluid, Nanorefrigerant.

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DR. ASHRIL BIN YUSOF

Ashril graduated in Bachelor of Science and Medical from St Andrews University, Scotland (1992), and Masters in Sport and Exercise Science (Health Science) from Essex University, England (1997). He then pursued a PhD in Sports Science (Biochemistry and Physiology) at the Universty of Essex in 2003. His PhD research was on exercise-induced oxidative stress in erythrocytes. He is currently a senior member of academic staff at the Sports Centre (Exercise Science Unit), University of Malaya. Ashril was a member of National Sports Medicine Institute (UK) from 1996-2006. He is now an active member of Malaysian Association of Sports Medicine (2015 - ) and Malaysian Strength and Conditioning Association (2016 -). He has a broad range of research interests in exercise and sport science as well as clinical studies. Ashril’s research interests primarily focus on metabolic changes and biochemical events under severe endurance exercise. Regulation of circulatory oxidative enzymes and senescence of erythrocytes during prolonged exercise are of special interest, with scope to manipulate protective effects through provision of natural supplements and blood concentrates. Current research areas involved includes association of nutrition, appetite regulation and neuromuscular fatigue, skeletal muscle damage and healing, natural products and performance, and soccer or football related studies. Dr Ashril is also currently engaged in clinical studies involving diabetes and metabolomic changes during exercise, obesity and postural abnormalities amongst school children. Publish or Perish h-index = 20, ResearcherID h-index = 12

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. CHONG WEN TONG

Dr. Chong Wen Tong, graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTM (Mechanical-Aeronautics). He was awarded the Best Student Award for his academic achievement; and obtained his Ph.D. from the same university. Dr. Chong joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) after spending 10 years in various industries. Before joining UM, he was the Head of Technology and Mechanical Team in Dyson Malaysia, and has been responsible for research, design and development works on vacuum cleaner, hand dryer and bladeless fan. He led more than 30 engineers and technicians, and participated in several projects, award-winning products, patents and the creation of Dyson new technology. He is a Chartered Engineer registered by the Engineering Council (UK). He served as the Programme Coordinator (Mechanical) for about 5 years (2011-2015) and teaches Renewable Energy at the M.Eng. level in UM. His research focus is Renewable Energy & Green Technology; and he has secured more than RM 5 million research grants (HIR-MOHE, PRGS, ERGS, FRGS, UMRG, PJP, Global Partnership Award-University of Southampton and RCETS-NCKU, Taiwan). He has completed 9 research projects as principal investigator (PI) and 6 projects as co-researcher, and graduated 13 post-grad. candidates. In 2013, his FRGS project (PI) was selected as the Best FRGS 2010 Project by Malaysian Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) and awarded RM 50,000 for the extension works. Recently, his joint-research project with collaborators from Taiwan (National Cheng Kung University & National Ilan University) was selected for the 2016 SATU Joint Research Scheme. Dr. Chong has filed 12 intellectual property rights (3 listed in Derwent Innovation Index, ISI WoS). He is the inventor of Wind, Solar and Rain Harvester, Exhaust Air Energy Recovery System, Solar-Hydro Energy System, Eco Roof System, Eco-GreeneryTM Outdoor Lighting System and Cross-Axis-Wind-Turbine (Gold Prize of the National Intellectual Property Award, AHIN 2016 (Patent Category)); and won more than 20 invention and innovation awards (12 Gold Medals/Prizes & 4 Special Awards) in MTE, ITEX, PECIPTA (Best Award), iENA (Germany) and SIIF (Korea). He is commercializing his inventions through technology licensing (UM Innovation Incubator: Eco-Greenery Engineering). Dr. Chong has published >70 technical papers (Cumulative Impact Factor of publications in WoS >100), mainly on renewable energy research, and he won the Best Paper Award in ICAME 2009 and ISGMA 2012 (Korea). He serves as the reviewer for several SCI-Q1. Currently, he is the ASEAN Engineering Journal's Editorial Board Member. He was awarded "Energy Invention Order of Merit" in World Inventor Award Festival 2012, and "Young Researcher Award" in ISGMA 2014, Busan. He also won the "Best of the Best Award" for the research poster participated in UMRC 2013. He involves in several professional bodies (EI, IET, IEM, WREN, IAET, AUN/SEED-Net) and served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Energy Institute, EI Malaysia. He also contributed to the development of Malaysian Standards on Dependability Management (SIRIM). He served as the National Industrial Expert (machinery & manufacturing, 2010-2012). He was invited to deliver a talk in Green Technology Seminar by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and participated in Malaysian Wind Energy Roadmap. He was invited to showcase and pilot-test his lighting system in the Kuala Lumpur Town Council (DBKL) Bicycle Track. He is the Member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Task Force on Carbon Free Energy, and the Member of ACCCIM 70th Science, Technology and Innovations Committee. He has established strong collaboration with researchers from China and Taiwan, and is appointed as the Visiting Professor of Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai and North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Siddick, SZ; Lai, CW; Juan, JC (2018). An Investigation of The Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance Using Graphene-Titania (Trgo) Photoanode With Conventional Dye and Natural Green Chlorophyll Dye. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing


  • Jeddi, MZ; Sulong, NHR (2018). Pull-Out Performance of a Novel Anchor Blind Bolt (Tubebolt) for Beam to Concrete-Filled Tubular (Cft) Column Bolted Connections. Thin-Walled Structures


  • Zerdoumi, S; Sabri, AQM; Kamsin, A; Hashem, IAT; Gani, A; Hakak, S; Al-Garadi, MA; Chang, V (2018). Image Pattern Recognition in Big Data: Taxonomy and Open Challenges: Survey. Multimedia Tools and Applications


  • Khaligh, NG; Mihankhah, T; Johan, MR; Ching, JJ (2018). Saccharin: An Efficient Organocatalyst for The One-Pot Synthesis of 4-Amidocinnolines Under Metal and Halogen-Free Conditions. Monatshefte Fur Chemie


  • Chia, SR; Ong, HC; Chew, KW; Show, PL; Phang, SM; Ling, TC; Nagarajan, D; Lee, DJ; Chang, JS (2018). Sustainable Approaches for Algae Utilisation in Bioenergy Production. Renewable Energy


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