Varsity hosts gathering of aeronautical experts

Assoc Prof Lee (left) presenting the award to Hoe.

MIRI: Experts gathered at Curtin University Malaysia for the International Conference on Aeronautical, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AAME 2018).

Conference chair Assoc Prof Vincent Lee Chieng Chen, who is deputy dean of Curtin Malaysia’s Engineering and Science Faculty, said the three-day conference was the ideal avenue for the international delegates to initiate collaborative research in these areas.

Assoc Prof Lees said junior researchers attending the conference benefited greatly from discussions on their findings and the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights from the keynote speakers, who are all experts in their respective fields.

“In additional to fostering collaboration among the participants, the conference inspired the junior researchers to undertake more meaningful and application-oriented research,” he said in a press statement.

AAME was a collaboration between Curtin Malaysia, Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).

Supporting the conference this year was the Sarawak Convention Bureau.

The research papers presented covered various areas with specific themes such as Mechatronics and Control System as well as New Functional Material Design and Analysis.

All accepted full papers from the conference will be published in the Materials Science, Engineering and Chemistry (MATEC) Web of Conferences, an open access publication series dedicated to archiving conference proceedings dealing with all fundamental and applied research aspects related to materials science, engineering and chemistry.

The delegates comprised academics and researchers from across Asia and South Africa, including representatives from the National University of Singapore, Civil Aviation University of China, and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

Keynote speakers for the conference included Prof Ir Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor from UM, Prof Nawaf Hazim Saeid from the University of Technology Brunei; Assoc Prof Sujan Debnath of Curtin Malaysia; Prof Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak as well as Prof Rosli Ahmad and Prof Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus of UTHM.

Curtin Malaysia postgraduate student Hoe Chen Hou was presented the conference’s ‘Best Presentation Award’ for his paper entitled ‘Chatter Behaviour in the Milling Process of Inconel 718: Effects of Tool Edge Radius’.

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