Selangor, August 24, 2023 – The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, in collaboration with X-Ray Applications Malaysia-Malaysia Nuclear Society (XAPP-MNS), orchestrated a remarkable event: the International Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry 2023 (ICXRI 2023). This two-day conference, held on August 23rd and 24th, 2023, at the prestigious Dorsett Grand Subang Hotel, Subang Jaya, garnered immense support from a consortium of co-organizers. These esteemed partners included Nuclear Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), International Islamic University Malaysia (UIA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Kiswire Sdn Bhd, and the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM). In tandem with ICXRI 2023, the Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) curated the Conference on Materials Failure Investigation (CMFI) 2023 on August 23, 2023.
The distinguished Assoc. Prof. Ir Ts Dr. Zaini Ahmad, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UTM, graced the conference with his presence and inaugurated the event. ICXRI 2023 aimed to serve as a platform for individuals and organizations deeply involved in advancing materials characterization techniques to share their insights and experiences. Additionally, it fostered an environment for exchanging information, engaging in scientific discourse, and cultivating friendships and partnerships. Materials characterization techniques have played a pivotal role in furthering research and enhancing services, making this conference an essential gathering for professionals and academics alike. Participants hailed from diverse corners of the globe, including Malaysia, Nigeria, Iraq, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Austria, Japan, and China.
A significant milestone was reached during the conference as FKM and UTM entered into a collaborative partnership with IMM. They exchanged signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the UTM-IMM Student Chapter and Memorandums of Agreement (MoA) for the UTM-IMM Professional Coating Inspector Certification (Level 1 and Level 2).
The conference featured a total of 14 plenary, keynote, and invited speeches delivered by esteemed representatives from top universities and industries, including:
- Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Mohd Rafiq Dato’ Abdul Kadir (Universiti Malaya) – Plenary Speaker
- Mr. Taisuke Yoshiki (RGS Corp Sdn Bhd) – Plenary Speaker
- Mr. Yap Eng Sam (Carl Zeiss Sdn Bhd) – Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Low Hou Ran (Bruker (M) Sdn Bhd) – Keynote Speaker
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuty Asma Abu Bakar (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) – Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Low Hou Ran (Inno Lab Eng. Sdn Bhd) – Keynote Speaker
- Ms. Wong Yean Ching (RGS Corp. Sdn Bhd) – Keynote Speaker
- Mr. Tay Khoon Yang (HI-TECH Instruments Sdn Bhd) – Keynote Speaker
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Kean Long (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) – Keynote Speaker
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Othman (Universiti Teknologi Petronas) – Keynote Speaker
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azmah Hanim Mohamed Ariff (Universiti Putra Malaysia) – Invited Speaker
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Safaa Najah Saud Al-Humairi (Management and Science University) – Invited Speaker
- Dr. Muhammad Firdaus Omar (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) – Invited Speaker
- Dr. Abdollah Bahador (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) – Invited Speaker
The resounding success of ICXRI 2023 has set the stage for future editions of this event, with a vision of transforming it into a convergence point for academia and industry. The unwavering support from various industrial players and universities has played a pivotal role in achieving this significant milestone.
The MoU and MoA exchange ceremony between UTM and IMM.
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Muhamad Azizi bin Mat Yajid
Mohamad Syafiq Bin Salamat