Key note Speaker

Dr. Haslenda Hashim
School of Mechanical Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

Prof. Dr. Haslenda Hashim is a Chair in Resource Sustainability Research Alliance and fellow for Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and PhD from University of Waterloo, Canada. She specializes in process planning, scheduling, modeling, simulation and optimization. Her research activities are focused on renewable energy planning, low carbon society (LCS), resource conservation, climate change mitigation, zero-waste processes and resource conservation. Dr. Haslenda has been providing training and technical consultancy services to the industry and the government agencies such as the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, Malaysia Green Tech Corporation (MGTC), Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Department of Environment (DOE), National rice agency (BERNAS), National palm oil plantation agency (FELDA), Pan Century Oleochemicals (PCOC), Malakoff Sdn. Bhd., BioExcellSdn. Bhd. And PGEO Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. Dr. Haslenda is the certified trainer and auditor for Asean Energy Management Schemes (AEMAS), technical expert for green technology fund scheme (GTFS) and expert panel advisor for Malaysia Green Technology Corporation, SEDA Malaysia and Iskandar Regional Develoment Authority (IRDA). She is the energy project leader for international joint research project with SATREPS(Science and Technology Research Partnership), JAPAN under project Low Carbon Society (LCS) which funded byJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). She is also the recipient of Asean Science and Technology Fellowship 2018/2019, Highly Commended in the Sustainable Technology Award of the 2014 IChemE Global Awards, Winner of the Sustainable Technology Awards of the 2014 IChemE Malaysia Awards, International Exchange Programme Awards 2014: Modelling the Future – Understanding Global Challenges through Computer-Based Modelling Simulation by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Sustainable Cities Program, 2014 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US, Award winning software ‘Solid Waste Management Resource Tool’ (SMART) for Korea Women Inventors Special Award, 2013, Renewable Energy Research Program Award, 2009 and Low Carbon Green Energy and Environmental Green Technology for Sustainable Development, 2014 from the National Science Council of Taiwan, and Young Scientist Network - AkademiSains Malaysia, 2013. She has published books, book chapters, blueprint for policy makers, technical reports, manuals for courses and workshops and more than 100 technical papers in national and high-impact international refereed journals, Low Carbon Society Blueprint for Iskandar malaysia and presented more than 80 papers in local and international conferences. She holds eight patents, 10 copyrights and is filing for another five new techniques. She is currently an Associate Editor for Energy Journal (Elsevier).

Dr. Zdzislaw Polkowski
Adjunct Professor,
Faculty of Technical Sciences,
The Jan Wyzykowski University, Poland

Dr. Zdzislaw Polkowski is also the Rector’s Representative for International Cooperation and Erasmus+ Programme and former dean of the Technical Sciences Faculty during the period 2009–2012. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science and Management from Wroclaw University of Technology, Post Graduate degree in Microcomputer Systems in Management from University of Economics in Wroclaw and Post Graduate degree IT in Education from Economics University in Katowice. He obtained his Engineering degree in Industrial Computer Systems from Technical University of Zielona Gora. He has published more than 55 papers in journals, 15 conference proceedings, including more than 8 papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science. He served as a member of Technical Program Committee in many International conferences in Poland, India, China, Iran, Romania and Bulgaria.

Professor Dr.Mazlan Abdul Wahidhas
School of Mechanical Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia.

Professor Dr.Mazlan Abdul Wahidhas been in the academic field for more than30 yearsat School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He received his PhD in 2003 from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in the field of Combustion and Heat Transfer. He obtained his Master Degree in Combustion and Energy in 1994 from University of Leeds, United Kingdom after completed his Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical Engineering, Florida, USA in 1988. Professor Mazlan is currently the Head of High Speed Reacting Flow Laboratory (HiREF) at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia spearheading fundamental and engineering applications research of high speedflows in the presence of various physical phenomena such as combustion, heat transfer and turbulent flows. He is also active in scientific research work related to low emission combustion system such as flameless combustion and supersonic reacting shock wave phenomena. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 referred journal articles and books. Professor Mazlan was the chairman of several international conferences such as Asian International Conference Fluid Machinery (AICFM), International Meeting on Advances in Thermofluids (IMAT) and the International Conference on Energy and Thermal Sciences (ICETS). He was appointed as the Secretary General of the Asian Fluid Machinery Committee (AFMC), an international organization whose members comprise scholars and industry representatives from Japan, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia and some other countries. He has been involved in supervising more than 15 PhD Students, 30 master students and his research topics are mostly related to Sustainable Energy Conversion Technology's emphasis on Waste to Wealth and low emission combustion technology such as flameless combustion. He is also currently focus on devising a new type of supersonic combustion engines called Rotating Detonation Engines as a more efficient and powerful supersonic engines.

Dr. S. Murugan
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela,

An amazing personality with a winning attitude, Dr. S. Murugan has it all. Coming from Vellore, a city in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Murugan completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathidasan University, Trichy in 1989. After serving as a graduate engineer trainee in an industry at Chennai for a year, he did his Post Graduation in Thermal Sciences from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai-the 1st Engineering College of India. Then he started his career as a lecturer at Trichy and then VIT, Vellore. His most notable contribution was to the Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, one of the top ten engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu now. Joining as one of the first employees, he went on to establish around 16 laboratories and organized more than 50 major industrial visits to organizations like ISRO, BHEL, NLC and heavy engineering industries in his 11 years of service. He did his Ph.D in the area of “Alternate fuels for IC Engines” and later joined National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. As Prof Murugan recalls, “I was interested to do research at a foreign university since my post graduation. But I could not do due to some reasons”. He joined as a Post Doc in the Centre ENET, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic in Dec 2014. His research at VSB was fully focused on utilization of renewable energy sources. The work was on the subject area of “Advanced co generation systems” and he was involved in analyzing two different systems: Micro combined heat and power, (mCHP), trigeneration and polygeneration systems which aims at generating heat, power and cooling and also some value added chemicals and energy in some cases from heat recovery systems. During his ten months of post doc he worked basically on the implementation of the mCHP for residential buildings, i.e., using ACGS to make the buildings zero/ positive energy homes.
Invited Speaker

Dr. Bamadev Sahoo
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Bamadev sahoo’s teaching interests are Machine Design, Mechanical Vibration, Nonlinear Dynamics, Mechanics of Composite Structures, Mechanics of Solids. He is researching on Nonlinear Dynamics, Bifurcation and Chaos, Composite Materials. He has published 12 research articles.