DR. YAP JIN HIN

Dr. Yap Jin Hin recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University (LSU).  A protégé of the noted American tenor, Robert Grayson, Dr. Yap has appeared in leading roles with a number of opera companies in the USA.  Among his performances are Anatol in Vanessa with the Nevada Opera; Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville; Tamino in The Magic Flute with both Opera Louisiane and the Acadiana Symphony. In 2012 he performed Rodolfo in La Bohème with Opera in the Ozarks.  At the Italian festival La Musica Lirica he sang Alfredo in La Traviata.  His wide-ranging repertoire includes performances of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, the title role in Romeo et Juliet, and the Narrator (Male Chorus) in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.  Dr. Yap has been active, as well, on the concert stage with appearances as featured soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Lake Charles Handel Society in Messiah; with the LSU Symphony in Rossini’s Stabat Mater; and with the McNeese University Orchestra and Choirs in Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ. A veteran of two young artist programs---Chicago Opera Theater and the Des Moines Metro Opera---Dr. Yap has been a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and has been a recipient of the Paul Groves Scholarship, named for the famed international tenor whose birthplace is Louisiana, and the Frances Greer Award, given by the estate of the renowned Metropolitan soprano. Dr. Yap is currently the head of music department at the University of Malaya, and remains an active performer in Malaysia and Singapore. He has performed the role of Jon José in Carmen with the Eat, Sing and Travel People in Kuala Lumpur last year. 

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DR. TAN CHIA KWANG

Tan Chia Kwang graduated with Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.  He was an engineer in Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and was seconded to TNB Research Sdn Bhd for more than 2 years.  He is currently a senior lecturer in UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), University of Malaya. His research interest includes power system study, power system protection and power quality.

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PROFESSOR IR. DR. MASJUKI BIN HAJI HASSAN

  Professor Ir. Dr. Masjuki Hj. Hassan obtained his B.Sc.(Hons), MechEng from Leeds University,U.K. in 1977. He obtained his M.Sc. in Tribology and Ph.D. from the same university in 1978 and 1982 respectively. Later on, he was appointed as a lecturer in 1983 at University of Malaya. He is currently appointed as a Senior Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Malaya. Administratively, he was appointed as acting Dean, Deputy Dean, and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department. He also sat in many committees at International, National, and University level. He also served as Senate Member of University of Malaya and was Secretary of Council of National Professors - Engineering, Technology and Built Environment Cluster till 31st March, 2016. Currently, he is appointed as Chairman of Council of National Professors - University of Malaya Chapter from 1st June, 2016 to 31st May, 2018. He is the founding President of Malaysian Tribology Society (MyTRIBOS) starting from 2007 to 2017. Currently, he is one pf the Vice - Presidents of International Tribology Council (ITC), UK. He is also the Head of the Centre for Energy Sciences, University of Malaya. He received many awards for his outstanding academic achievement and also member of many International and National professional organizations. He is collaborating with many International and National research organizations and Universities. He has successfully supervised many local and foreign Master and PhD students. He is CEng(UK),MSAE(USA), PEng/Ir(Malaysia) and FIMechE(UK).

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RECENT PUBLICATION

Osland, E., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S., Memon, B., Memon, M. A. (2016). Late Postoperative Complications in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB): Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy Percutaneous Techniques

Osland, E., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S., Alodat, T., Memon, B., Memon, M. A. (2016). Postoperative Early Major and Minor Complications in Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (LVSG) Versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) Procedures: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. Obesity Surgery

Khan, S., Pratikno, B., Ibrahim, A. I. N., Yunus, R. M. (2016). The Correlated Bivariate Noncentral F Distribution and Its Application. Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation

Memon, M. A., Memon, B., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S. (2016). Suture Cruroplasty Versus Prosthetic Hiatal Herniorrhaphy for Large Hiatal Hernia A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Annals of Surgery

Memon, M. A., Memon, B., Yunus, R. M., Khan, S. (2016). Carbon Dioxide Versus Air Insufflation for Elective Colonoscopy: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy Percutaneous Techniques

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English Language Challenges of Nurses in Medical Tourism in Malaysia

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