KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1

Prof. Dato Dr. Musa Ahmad

Prof. Dato' Dr. Musa Ahmad

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Musa Ahmad has been the Vice-Chancellor at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) since August 2014. Prior to his present position Prof. Ahmad was serving as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Inter national) at USIM since May 2010 until August 2014. He served Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for more than 20 years as an academician and administrator, the latest as Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology (December 2008 – May 2010).
Prof. Ahmad obtained his first degree in Chemistry from UKM with first class honours, and obtained his MSc (Instrumentation & Analytical Science) and PhD (Optical Chemical Sensor) degrees from the University of Manchester, England. As an academician, he has shown an excellent progress in teaching, supervision, publication, research and consultancy..
His main research interest is in the field of chemical optical sensing and optical bio-sensing. His research findings made him won more than 20 awards at R&D exhibition either at national or international levels, which include International Invention Exhibition at Geneva, Switzerland; World Exhibition of Innovation, Brussels, Belgium and INSPEX Invention in Cleaning Products/Equipment, Pittsburg, USA. Some of these products have been highlighted at local newspapers and TV stations. Today, over 200 articles of Prof. Ahmad have been published in the form of books, journal papers and conference proceedings.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2

Assoc.Prof. Dr. AzmaPutra

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azma Putra

Dr. Azma Putra received his B. Eng from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia in Engineering Physics. He then continued his postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom and received his M.Sc in 2004 and Ph.D in 2008 both from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, UK. He continued to work as a research fellow for one year in ISVR and then joined with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer. He is now Associate Professor in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTeM.
His current research interests are engineering acoustics and noise control, vibro-acoustics and structural dynamics. He has published of more than 50 articles and over 30 conference proceedings. He was awarded the best researcher in Journal Publication Award for 2013 in UTeM. Dr. Putra is a member in International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) UK, International of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) USA and Society of Vibration and Acoustics Malaysia (SVAM). He is now holding a post as the coordinator in Centre for Advanced Research on Energy (CARe), UTeM. Besides research activities, he also involves in consultancies with oil and gas as well as power companies regarding rotating machinery vibration. Dr. Putra is certified as Vibration Analyst Category III by the Mobius Institute Australia.
Dr. Putra is passionate to make difference in teaching and learning using technology. He creates interactive video animations and iBooks for his lectures and applies the Flipped Learning concept for his class, Mechanical Vibration. He is acknowledged as Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Class 2015 by Apple Inc. and he was awarded as Best Educator with E-Learning Content for 2015 in UTeM. He is a member in Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM).