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BEng (Hons) (Brad.), MSc, PhD (Strath.)
MIEM, PEng, CEng (UK), FIMechE (UK), FIEAust (Aust), CPEng (Aust), FASc
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
He graduated from University of Bradford, UK with a B.Eng. Hons. in Mechanical Engineering,
followed by MSc. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from University of Strathclyde,UK. My research
interests are quite wide-ranging under the general umbrella of biomechanics. However, his main
interests are the measurements of human movement, prosthetics design, the development of
instrumentation for forces and joint motion, and the design of prosthetics, orthotics and
orthopaedic he is an established academician and a practicing engineer.
To-date he published more than 200 articles in ISI high impact journals and authored 3 engineering
academic books (Motion Analysis System An Integrated Approach (2009), Motion Analysis
System (2001) and An Integrated Approach for 3D Model (2010).
Prior to joining UM in 1996, he worked as M&E Engineer in construction Industries. he actively
involved in many consultancy projects, especially in the field of biomechanics and biomechanical
engineering and acted as principal investigator in industrial projects with a number of
reputable international and national organizations and also the board member of the University of
Malaya Consultancy Unit.
He won many awards and recognition from various organizations. Among the best awards, In 2004
he received BLESMA award from ISPO UK NMS in recognition of my significant contribution to
the development of the prosthetic socket. In 2013, he received “The Forchheimer Prize” the most
prestigious prize in the field of Prosthetics & Orthotics from International Society of Prosthetics
and Orthotics, for his research contribution to the world of prosthetics. He currently the Dean of
Engineering and also the Director of Centre for Applied Biomechanics and the Coordinator of
Motion Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
He also a Professional Engineer (PEng) with Board of Engineer, Malaysia, Chartered Engineer
(C.Eng.) and Fellow (FIMechE) with The Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK, Chartered
Professional Engineer (C.PEng) and Fellow (FIEAust) with Engineers Australia and also Fellow
for Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc).
He has taught in the fields of biomechanics, prosthetics and orthotics and in the broad area of
mechanical and biomedical engineering. He has extensive experience in PhD supervision and in
examination of local and international higher degree theses and supervised to completion 20 PhD
and 26 Masters students.
He received over RM16 million in collaborative research grant support and completed within the
time frame allocated without any compromise on quality and it is on the assessment panel of
national and international granting bodies. The output of the projects is documented in the form of publications, patents, theses and prototypes. He has also participated in various research
exhibitions held locally and abroad and have won many medals. He has also filed 12 patents in
Malaysia and 2 patents international as a result of my innovation. He has contributed to
knowledge and guided people in this diverse field of biomechanics. Founder and Director of
Spin-off Company, Bioapp Sdn Bhd.
He has established an extensive network with peers and experts from many top-notch universities.
throughout the world including Strathclyde University, Calgary University, Melbourne
University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and many
He played a key role in promoting biomedical engineering prosthetics and orthotics education in
Malaysia and the pioneer who founded the Bachelor degree program in Biomedical Engineering
(Prosthetics and Orthotics) in response to the demand in Malaysia for engineering techniques that
could improve the quality of life of disabled individuals. He established engineering@UM
Industrial Innovation Centre worth of RM230 million in value generation at Faculty of
Engineering and launched by Higher Education Minister. First of its kind in this region and the
collaboration is across diverse sector to develop new technologies and products, as part of new
academic-partnership to develop new funding streams for the University.
He is the President of MSB, which is affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics
(ISB). As part of this portfolio, he managed and supervise the day-to-day activities of the Society
including decision making on matters affecting its running within the general policy laid down by
the general meeting as well actively involved in activities organised by MSB.
Giving more than fifty keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences,
symposiums and workshops regarding prosthetics technologies in biomedical engineering all over
the world. He currently serves on the advisory board of several international journals.
At the government level, among others, his expertise in the field of biomechanics has been
recognized through my appointment as the leader and chairman of the project to establish the
Engineering Standard Practice of National Occupational Skills Standards for Prosthetist/Orthotist
Rehabilitation Engineers and Prosthetic/Orthotic Technologists. The standard has been approved
and endorsed by the Malaysian government and is used by its Ministry of Human Resources. He
also served as Technical advisor for Majlis Amanah Rakyat and the Chairman of Hala Tuju
Prostetik dan Ortotik Malaysia
To this end He wholeheartedly recognize the importance of working closely with other engineers,
scientist and scholars and he dedicated a significant amount of time to fostering relationships
that can offer real long-term benefits to all parties involved and also to the nation.