The Director of the Institute of Future Energy (IFE), Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad, the management committee members of IFE, Prof. Dr. Aishah Abdul Jalil, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Md Pauzi Abdullah, Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana and Ts. Dr. Mohd Fadhzir Ahmad Kamaroddin, completed a series of international research visits to the Top 3 Indonesian universities, namely the University of Indonesia (UI), the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM). The research visit was a pro-active initiative to kick start a mutual research and development (R&D) collaboration between IFE researchers and the three (3) universities which UTM has a few active Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with.
The research visit started at the University of Indonesia on Monday, 10th October 2022. The management committee of the Faculty of Engineering, led by Prof. Harinaldi, welcomed the UTM Researchers by Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad. During the discussion meeting, a few modes of collaboration have been identified which include joint research grants, exchange students, and joint conference organizers just to name a few. The UTM researchers also visited the laboratories and research facilities at various labs in the Faculty of Engineering, UI.
UTM Researchers with the management committee of the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Indonesia led by Prof. Harinaldi
Prof. Dr. Arshad Ahmad presented a token of appreciation to Prof. Widodo, UI
Group photo with UI researchers Dr. Yunos (centre), Dr. Wahid (two from right), and Dr. Riezqa
A visit to the mechanical engineering teaching lab at i-CELL Faculty of Engineering, UI
On Wednesday, 12th October 2022, the convoy visited the Centre of Research and Community Services (CRCS) at the Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). The UTM team was welcomed by the Director of CRCS, Dr. Yuli.
A lot of similarities and huge potential for collaboration between UTM and ITB on research activities including joint conferences, staff & student exchange, joint research projects, joint publications, and webinars.
Research activities and interests will cover the area of new and renewable energy, photoelectrochemical, power generation & propulsion systems, nuclear-molten salt reactor (4th Gen), liquid organic hydrogen storage, hydrogen production, proton exchange membrane synthesis, hydrogen fuel cell power, and electrical energy systems.
ITB representatives include Dr. Yuli (Head of CRSC), Prof. Wenten (Vice Reactor ITB), Prof. Fauzi (ex-Indonesia Ambassador to UNESCO), Prof. Ari, Prof. Song, Dr. Hary Devianto (Chem. Eng), Dr. Sidik, Dr. Firman and Dr. Rino Mukti as the moderator.
Prof. Wenten (three from the left) is the Vice-Rector at the Institute of Technology Bandung
IFE Director handed over the token of appreciation to Dr. Yuli, ITB
The team continued the mission of initiating a good research collaboration with the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) on Friday, 14th of October 2022.
There was vast potential for collaboration between UTM and UGM on research activities including joint conferences, staff & student exchange, joint research projects, joint publications, and webinars.
Research activities and interests will cover the area of new and renewable energy, green energy, hydrogen research, ocean thermal energy conversion, and electrical energy systems.
Representatives from UGM included Prof. Selo (Dean of Engineering), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Awaludin (Vice Dean), Ir. Sarjiya Dr. Indra Perdana, Dr. Rino, Dr. Herianto and Dr. Ahmad Tawfieq (Head of Department for Chem. Eng.) as the moderator.
Group photo with the UGM’s Faculty of Engineering Management Committee
The Director of IFE UTM handed over the plaque featuring the UTM’s iconic building to Prof. Selo, the Dean for the Faculty of Engineering, UGM
Memorabilia were given by UGM, UI, and ITB to the Institute of Future Energy, and UTM researchers as proof for kick-starting the research collaboration between both parties
The Management Committee of the Institute of Future Energy, UTM has concluded the International Research Visit to Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, and Universitas Gadjah Mada on 10, 12, and 14th October 2022.
Thank you to the management committee of UI, ITB, and UGM for the warm welcome, very good discussion meeting, lab visit, and a lot of opportunities to engage between IFE UTM and respective universities to unlock the full potential of the MoUs.
The collaboration has just started and together we can make a difference in science and technology for the benefit of Malaysians, Indonesian, and the whole world.
Prepared by: Ts. Dr. Mohd Fadhzir Ahmad Kamaroddin & Nazlina Ya’aini