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Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Saiful Amri Mazlan
BEng (UKM), MEng (UKM), PhD (Dublin), Post-Doc (Dublin), PEng, Int PE(My), ACPE, APEC Eng, ASEAN Eng, MIE(My), MIE(Ire)
faculty-academics-saiful Associate Professor
Head Department of Mechanical Precision Engineering (MPE)
Email:amri.kl@utm.my
Tel:03 22031541
Research Interests
  • Magnetorheological Fluid / Elastomer
  • Magnetorheological Devices
  • Suspension
  • Design and product development
Professional Membership
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE)
  • EMF Engineer (Int. PE (My)), EMF International Register of Professional Engineer
  • APEC Engineer (APEC Eng.), APEC Engineer Register Malaysia
  • ASEAN Engineer (ASEAN Eng.), ASEAN Engineers Register
  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Corporate Member (MIEM), The Institute of Engineers Malaysia
  • Ordinary Member (MIEI), The Institute of Engineers Ireland
  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, Society of Engineering Education Malaysia
  • Member, Malaysian Irish Alumni Association, MIAA
Grants Principal Researcher

  • April 2014 (24 months) (Active). RM 90 000. Research University Grant – Tier 1 (Vote No. 06H06). Development of a Multistage Modular Magnetorheological (MR) Valve.
  • April 2014 (12 months) (Active). RM 50 000. UTM Flagship (Vote No. 01G56). Development and testing of magneto-rheological damper for passively controlled turbocharger (PCT) to demonstrate capability of achieving variable stiffness in enhancing PCT operation in an engine.
  • December 2013 (24 months) (Active). RM 116 000. FRGS (Vote No. 4F332). Determination of apparent yield stress of magnetorheological fluid in annular, radial and orifice flow channel under magnetic field excitation.
  • June 2013 (24 months) (Active). RM 111 000. ERGS (Vote No. 4L094). A Novel hybrid magnetorheological damper for suspension systems.
  • May 2012 (24 months) (Active). RM 100 000. MJIIT Grant (Vote No. 4J046). Design and feasibility study of an automotive anti roll bar using field-responsive fluids.
  • April 2011 (24 months) (Completed). RM 130 000. Research University Grant – Tier 1 (Vote No. 01H20). Design of a novel magnetorheological (MR) damper using combination of squeeze and shear modes.
  • May 2011 (18 months) (Completed). RM 50 000. UTM Razak School Research Fund (Vote No. 4B027). Design a magnetorheological (MR) fluid testing rig with two working modes.
  • April 2009 (12 months) (Completed). RM 10 000. New Academic Grant (Vote No. 77923). Study on the conformational behavior of magnetorheological fluid in squeeze mode.

Co-Researcher

  • October 2014 (12 months) (Active). RM 20 000. Research University Grant – Potential Academics Staff (Vote No. 01K16). Multiple Simulation and Modeling Tools Integration for Mechatronic System Design.
  • July 2014 (12 months) (Active). RM 20 000. Research University Grant – Tier 2 (Vote No. 10J48). Combustion of Biofuel in a Burner using Fuel-Water Internal Rapid Mixing.
  • April 2014 (24 months) (Active). RM 90 000. Research University Grant – Tier 1 (Vote No. 05H70). A New Torque Distribution Control Strategy for Four Independent In-Wheel Electric Vehicle.
  • December 2013 (24 months) (Active). RM 86 000. FRGS (Vote No. 4F370). Investigation of robust and smooth trajectory tracking algorithm for autonomous vehicle in sharp cornering and speed varying problem.
  • June 2013  (24 months) (Active). RM 137 000. ERGS13-020-0053 (Joint research with Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia). Parametric investigation to optimize dynamic range of magnetorheological damper for prosthetic limbs.
  • June 2012  (24 months) (Active). RM 50 000. ERGS (Vote No. 4L033). Virtual Steering Feedback Force for Vehicle Steer-by-Wire System using Artificial Intelligent Approach.
  • September 2012  (18 months) (Active). RM 50 000. UTM Razak School Research Fund (Vote No. 4J079). Experimental investigation of lightweight brake rotor for a road vehicle with regenerative braking.
  • March 2012  (12 months) (Completed). RM 20 000. Research University Grant  – New Academic Staff (Vote No. 4P401). Nonlinear System Identification to Multi-Degree of Freedom Structure.
  • May 2011 (36 months) (Active). RM 100 000. PROTON Berhad Contract Research Grant (Vote No. 4C017). UTM-Proton Active Safety Laboratory.
  • April 2011 (24 months) (Completed). RM 107 000. Research University Grant (Vote No. 02H62). Reducing vehicle using active electric actuator anti roll bar system for ground vehicle.
  • April 2011 (16 months) (Finished). RM 39 900. Research University Grant (Vote No. 03J93). Using larger flaw sizes as acceptable criteria for aero structure applications.
Awards Project Leader

  • Bronze Prize. September 30 – October 2, 2014, Multistage Modular Magneto-Rheological Valve Design with Serpentine Flow Path, 16th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2014, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Gold Prize. February 20-22, 2014, Compact Magnetorheological Valve, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Silver Prize. February 20-22, 2014, Hybrid Magnetorheological (MR) Damper, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Bronze Prize. February 20-22, 2014, High Current Magnetorheological Damper, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Gold Prize. December 12, 2013. High Current Magnetorheological Damper, Research and Innovation Expo (UTeMEX) 2013, UTeM Malacca.
  • Silver Prize. December 12, 2013. Magnetorheological Testing Cell, Research and Innovation Expo (UTeMEX) 2013, UTeM Malacca.
  • Gold Prize. October 2-4, 2013. Compact Magnetorheological Valve, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Silver Prize. October 2-4, 2013. Hybrid Magnetorheological Damper, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Silver Prize. October 2-4, 2013. High Current Magnetorheological Damper, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Silver Prize. October 2-4, 2013. Hybrid Magnetorheological Brake Disc, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Gold Prize. May 28-30, 2013. Compact Magnetorheological Control Valve, International Innovation, Design and Articulation (i-IDeA 2013), UiTM, Perlis
  • Silver Prize. April 16-18, 2013. Hybrid Magnetorheological (MR) Damper, International Engineering Invention & Innovation (i-Envex) and Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad 2013, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

Team Member

  • Silver Prize. February 20-22, 2014, Intelligent Urban Shuttle, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Bronze Prize. February 20-22, 2014, Force Feedback Mechanism for Vehicle Steer by Wire System, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Dews/IDC Award for Innovation Design. November 28-30, 2013. 13th Design Engineering Workshop, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Dews/IDC Award for Engineering Design. November 28-30, 2013. 13th Design Engineering Workshop, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Bronze Prize. October 2-4, 2013. IMPACT – Intelligent Personal Autonomous Compact Transit System, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Bronze Prize. October 2-4, 2013. A Virtual Force Feedback Mechanism for Steer by Wire System, 15th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX) 2013, UTM Johor Bahru.
  • Gold Prize. April 16-18, 2013. Driver Deviation Alert System, International Engineering Invention & Innovation (i-Envex) and Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad 2013, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
Patents Patents Filing

  • 29/01/2015. PI2015700294. A Magnetorheological Control Valve. B. Ichwan, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri, M.A.A. Rahman, F. Imaduddin and Ubaidillah.
  • 16/01/2015. PI2015000118. A Magnetorheological Valve. A.Y.A. Fatah, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri, F. Imaduddin and M.A.A. Rahman.
  • 16/01/2015. PI2015000119. A Magnetorheological Brake Disc. L.H. Hamdan, S.A. Mazlan, S. Sarip and H. Zamzuri.
  • 18/12/2014. PI2014703882. A Magnetorheological Isolator. K.M. Hairuddin, S.A. Mazlan, Ubaidillah, H. Zamzuri and M.A.A. Rahman.
  • 15/10/2014. PI2014703051. A Magnetorheological Brake. Ubaidillah, Imaduddin and S.A. Mazlan.
  • 19/09/2014. PI2014702681. A Fuel Emulsification System. A.M. Ithnin, W.J. Yahya, H.A. Kadir, S.A. Mazlan and H. Zamzuri.
  • 21/03/2014. PI2014700692. A Method for Controlling a Vehicle Steer by Wire System. S.M.H. Fahami, H. Zamzuri, S.A. Mazlan and W.J. Yahya.
  • 12/02/2014. PI2014700304. A Magnetorheological Device. M.J.A. Mughni, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri and F. Imaduddin.
  • 23/08/2013. PI 2013701491. A Magneto-Rheological Damper. M. Zeinali, S.A. Mazlan and H. Zamzuri.
  • 12/06/2013. PI 2013700998. A Damper. I.I.M. Yazid, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri and W.J. Yahya
  • 27/05/2013. PI 2013700872. A Control Valve Device. F. Imaduddin, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri and S. Muhamad.
Selected Publications Invited Speaker

  • S.A. Mazlan, Development of Magnetorheological (MR) Devices for Automotive Applications, presented in the International Conference and Exhibition on Automotive Science and Technology (ICEAST 2012), Bali, Indonesia, December 1-4, 2012.

Journals
(*IF : Impact Factor)
Quartile 1

  • M.J. Mughni, M. Zeinali, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri and M.A.A. Rahman, Experiments and Modeling of a New Magnetorheological Cell under Combination of Flow and Shear-Flow Modes, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 2015, 2014, 70-79. (IF: 1.944).
  • N. Zulkarnain, H. Zamzuri, Y.M. Sam, S.A. Mazlan and S.M.H.F. Zainal, Improving Vehicle Ride and Handling using LQG CNF Fusion Control Strategy for an Active Anti-Roll Bar System, Abstract and Applied Analysis, 2014, 698195. (IF: 1.274).
  • F. Imaduddin, S.A. Mazlan, M.A.A. Rahman, H. Zamzuri, Ubaidillah and B. Ichwan, A High Performance Magnetorheological Valve with a Meandering Flow Path, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2014, 065017. (IF: 2.449).
  • I.M. Yazid, S.A. Mazlan, T. Kikuchi, H. Zamzuri and F. Imaduddin, Design of Magnetorheological Damper with a Combination of Shear and Squeeze Modes, Materials and Design, Vol. 54, 2014, 87-95. (IF: 3.171).
  • M. Zeinali, S.A. Mazlan, A.Y.A. Fatah and H. Zamzuri, Phenomenological Dynamic Model of Magnetorheological Damper Using a Neuro-Fuzzy System, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 22, 2013, 125013. (IF: 2.449).
  • F. Imaduddin, S.A. Mazlan and H. Zamzuri, A Design and Modeling Review of Rotary Magnetorheological Fluid Damper, Materials and Design, Vol. 51, 2013, 575-591. (IF: 3.171).

Quartile 2

  • M.J. Mughni, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri, I.M. Yazid and M.A.A. Rahman, Simulation Study of Magnetorheological Testing Cell Design by Incorporating All Basic Operating Modes, Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2014, 901-916. (IF: 1.16).
  • I.M. Yazid, S.A. Mazlan, T. Kikuchi, H. Zamzuri and F. Imaduddin, Magnetic Circuit Optimization in Designing Magnetorheological Damper, Smart Structures and Systems. Vol. 14. No. 5, 2014, 869-881. (IF: 1.16).
  • S.A. Mazlan, A. Issa, H.A. Chowdhury and A.G. Olabi, Magnetic Circuit Design for the Squeeze Mode Experiments on Magnetorheological Fluids, Materials and Design, Vol. 30, 2009, 1985-1993. (IF: 1.518).
  • S.A. Mazlan, N.B. Ekreem and A.G. Olabi, An Investigation of the Behaviour of Magnetorheological Fluids in Compression Mode, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 241, Nos. 1-3, 2008, 780-785. (IF: 1.143).
  • S.A. Mazlan, N.B. Ekreem and A.G. Olabi, Apparent Stress-Strain Relationships in Experimental Equipment where Magnetorheological Fluids Operate under Compression Mode, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 41, No. 9, 2008, 095002. (IF: 2.104)
  • S.A. Mazlan, N.B. Ekreem and A.G. Olabi, The Performance of a Magnetorheological Fluid in Squeeze Mode, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2007, 1678-1682. (IF: 1.512)

Quartile 3

  • I. Ismail, S.A. Mazlan, H. Zamzuri and A.G. Olabi, Fluid-Particle Separation of Magnetorheological Fluid in Squeeze Mode, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 51, 2012, 067301. (IF: 1.067).

Quartile 4

  • A.Y.A Fatah, S.A. Mazlan, T. Koga, H. Zamzuri, M. Zeinali and F. Imaduddin, A Review and Modelling of Magnetorheological Valve, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 29, 2015, 1530004. (IF: 0.455).
  • M.A. Zakaria, H Zamzuri, R. Mamat and S.A. Mazlan, A Path Tracking Algorithm Using Future Prediction Control with Spike Detection for an Autonomous Vehicle Robot, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 10, 2013, 309. (IF: 0.497).
  • S.A. Mazlan, I. Ismail, H. Zamzuri and A.Y.A. Fatah, Compressive and Tensile Stresses of Magnetorheological Fluids in Squeeze Mode, International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, Vol. 36, 2011, 327-337. (IF: 0.122).