Utmost Congratulations to Yap Kian Kun on Receiving IEM Award

Congratulations to our current assistant research officer, Mr. Yap Kian Kun for receiving the Anugerah Tan Sri Hj Yusoff Ibrahim as the Best Final Year Project OVERALL WINNER entitled “Influences of Adsorbed Water on Adhesive Wear” at The 59th Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Annual General Meeting on 21 April 2018 . His project is supervised by our head of iKohza, Prof Dr Kanao Fukuda.

The award was delivered by Ir Dr Tan Yean Chin, President of IEM at Wisma IEM Petaling Jaya.


2018 TriPreM laboratory trip to Port Dickson

TriPreM members enjoyed weekend gateaway at Port Dickson for 1 night. We visited Army Museum, lighthouse, beaches and etc. The lakehouse that we stayed was great and we did lots of activities there such as BBQ and kayaking.

Visit by Senior Vice-President of Kyushu University

TriPreM honoured to received visit from Senior Vice President of Kyushu University, Prof. Ogata on March 7, 2018.

The University of Tokyo, Japan joined TriPreM Rinkoh

During our Rinkoh session on  Feb 23 and March 2nd, 2018, TriPreM pleased to receive the attendance of 2 exchange students from The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Visit by President of Kyushu University accompanied by Dean of MJIIT

TriPreM honored to welcome the respective delegates, Prof Kubo, President of Kyushu University and Dr Inamura from International Office from Kyushu University, Japan accompanied by Dean of MJIIT, Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat on Feb 22, 2018

Visit from Kurume College National Institute of Technology

TriPreM pleased to welcome the professors and students from;

The visit was planned by Prof Kuwano (MJIIT) on Feb 13, 2018 and TriPreM members had an opportunity to listen to their presentation about the Kurume College National Institute of Technology.

Photos taken during the visit.

Welcoming 2 New Members to TriPreM

TriPreM welcomes 2 new members to the team;

  1. Nur Hidayah Shahemi(SV: Dr. Shahira Liza Kamis)
  2. Afiqah Abdul Rahman (SV: Kanao Fukuda)

Congratulations to Lim Chinn Yee, Yap Kian Kun and Muhammad Faidhi

TriPrem wishes to congratulate Lim Chinn Yee, Yap Kian Kun and Muhammad Faidhi Radzi for winning the Best Poster Award and Excellent Poster Award in Malaysia – Japan Tribology Symposium 2017 (MJTS2017).

Best Poster Award: Lim Chinn Yee
Excellent Poster Award: Yap Kian Kun
Muhammad Faidhi Radzi

Report on the 5th Malaysia – Japan Tribology Symposium 2017 (MJTS2017)

The 5th Malaysia – Japan Tribology Symposium was organized by Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza (TriPrem), Malaysia Japan International Institute Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with collaboration of Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS) and Japanese Society of Tribologists (JAST). The symposium was held on 28th – 29th August 2017 at University Technology Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thanks to our sponsors (IHI Corporation, Taat Bestari Sdn. Bhd., RGS Corporation Sdn. Bhd., and Shinkawa Electric of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.), speakers, participants, guests and contributors, MJTS2017 has finished successfully.

MJTS2017 had 2 keynote speeches (Prof. Dr. Hatsuhiko Usami from Meijo University, Japan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erween Bin Abd Rahim from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia), 21 poster presentations and 12 paper presentations in general sessions.

An annual general meeting for MYTRIBOS was held as well as a meeting between JAST and MYTRIBOS to discuss future collaboration work between these 2 societies. Lab tour to Tribology and Precision Machining iKohza was arranged on the second day 29th Aug after all the paper presentation presented.

This year, we had organized poster competition in collaboration with MYTRIBOS. The winners for the awards are as follows;

Best Poster Award

  • Lim Chinn Yee
  • Masakazu Konishi

Excellent  Poster Award

  • Muhammad Faidhi Radzi
  • Juyana A Wahab
  • Yap Kian Kun
  • Takuya Suwa
  • Muhamad Khaizaki Ahmad
  • Tan Mean Yee

On third day (30th Aug 2017), an industrial visit to HONDA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was carried on for Japanese attendees. The numbers of participants of 5th MJTS2017 for 3 days are as shown in table below.

Malaysia Singapore Japan TriPrem Total
28th Aug 2017 25 2 18 10 55
29th Aug 2017 9 2 16 10 37
30th Aug 2017 10 8 18


Pictures of 5th Malaysia – Japan Tribology Symposium

  • Group Photo

  • Prof. Dr. Hatsuhiko Usami (right) & Assoc. Dr. Erween Bin Abd Rahim (left)

  • Best Poster Award: Masakazu Konishi

  • Best Poster Award: Lim Chinn Yee

  • Excellent Poster Award

  • Lab Tour

  • Sponsor Booth

  • During Poster Session

  • During General Session

  • MYTRIBOS Annual General Meeting

  • Industrial Visit to HONDA Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Welcoming two new members to the TriPreM team

TriPreM welcomes two new members to the team:

  1. Dr Shahira Liza Kamis, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Precision Engineering, MJIIT
  2. Nurhazfarahin bt Md Ali, Research Officer