Malaysia-Japan Joint International Conference (MJJIC) 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



On 6th – 7th September 2016, the Malaysia-Japan Joint International Conference (MJJIC) 2016 was held at Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The following are participants from Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza:


Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda


General Co-Chair of MJJIC 2016


Zaid Ali Subhi Paper presentation on

“Analysis on The Early Stage of Contact Adhesion in Different Relative Humidity”

Zaid Subhi, Kanao Fukuda (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Ahmad Aizuddin b Abd Aziz Paper presentation on

“An investigation of lapping characteristics of mirror like surface finish for mould steel using developed lapping system”

Ahmad Aizuddin Abd Aziz, Kanao Fukuda, Muhammad Faiz Wahab, Jun Ishimatsu and Aminudin Abu (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Muhammad Faiz b Wahab Paper presentation on

“Mirror-like Surface Finish Using Lapping Process On Optical Glass (BK7) Surface”

Muhammad Faiz Wahab, Jun Ishimatsu, Ahmad Aizuddin Abd Aziz and Asri Mohamad@Yusof (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)


The official website for MJJIC 2016 may be found by following this link.

Report and photos album of the 4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2016 ( MJTS2016)

The 4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2016 ( MJTS2016) was organized by TriPrem, MJIIT, UTM. Thanks to all sponsors, speakers, guests and contributors, MJTS2016 has finished successfully. MJTS2016  had 2 keynote speeches (Prof. Salmiah (UiTM) and Prof. Sasaki (Tokyo Univ. of Science)), 2 invited speeches (Prof. Washizu (Univ. of Hyogo) and Prof. Jaharah (UKM)) and 21 paper presentations in the general sessions. A meeting between between JAST and MYTRIBOS was also held to discuss future collaboration work between these 2 societies.

The number of participants for 4th MJTS2016 was 51, 10 from Japan and 41 from Malaysia. 11 attendees are invited from industrial bodies as guest audiences. Special introduction on tribology and MYTRIBS was made by Dr. Nurin (UM) for the guest audiences.

Special tours for Malaysian Rubber Board and Royal Selangor are organized for Japanese attendees.


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Visit of Tribology Professors from Japan, March 20th-21th 2013

TriPreM pleased to welcome the visiting professors:


Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Associate Professor, Ph.D, Kyushu University.

Takahiro Hatano, Associate Professor, Ph.D, The University of Tokyo.

Yoshinori Sawae, Professor, Ph.D, Kyushu University.


Biography of Visiting Professors



Prof. Tetsuo Yamaguchi is an associate professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He specializes in the fields of Tribology of Soft – Matter Physics.



Prof. Takahiro Hatano is an associate professor at Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He specializes in the fields of Tribology of Geoscience.



Prof. Yoshinori Sawae is a professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He specializes in the fields of Tribology of Bioscience.


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Taking this opportunity, there will be a seminar and public lecture given by the visiting professor scheduled as below:


Wednesday 20th March 2013, TriPreM seminar

Venue: Meeting Room 2, Level 2, MJIIT Building.

Morning Session 10:00 to 12:00, Presentations by the visiting professors on their research activities.

Afternoon Session 14:00 to 16:00, Presentations by TriPreM members on their research activities.


Thursday 21th March 2013, Public Lecture

Venue: Dewan Jumaah, UTM Kuala Lumpur, 54100 Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur

Time: 14:30 to 16:00

1.Kanao Fukuda, Professor, Ph.D.
2.Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
3.Takahiro Hatano, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.
4.Yoshinori Sawae, Professor, Ph.D.


Topic: Tribology, Where Engineering Meets Science


MITC 2013

The Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2013 (MITC2013) was organized in joint co-operation by the Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS) and the Institute of Mechanical & Technology Advancement (i-META), which took place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on November 18-20, 2013.

The objective of  MITC2013 is for scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities, research institutions and industries all around the world to present findings of ongoing research activities, and foster research collaborations between universities and the industry. This conference provides opportunities for delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

TriPreM’s head of i-Kohza, Dr Prof Kanao Fukuda and TriPreM’s post-graduate student, Mr Zaid Ali Subhi, both presented their papers in this conference. Shortly after the conference, Prof Fukuda chaired a special session, the 2nd Malaysia-Japan Tribology Meeting.



Above: Mr Zaid Ali Subhi receiving the MITC 2013 TTRF Grant Award for Young Tribologist.


Above: Attendees of 2nd Malaysia-Japan Tribology Meeting.

For more details on the recipients of the award, please click this link.

ALL ACCEPTED PAPERS shall be published in Procedia Engineering (ISSN: 1877-7058) by Elsevier and will be accessible on Procedia Engineering is indexed by Scopus, Engineering Index and Ei Compendex.

EXTENDED VERSION of the selected papers shall be considered for special issues in Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science / International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering / Journal of Mechanical Engineering / Jurnal Teknologi. All journals are indexed by Scopus.