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

5th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium (MJTS2017)

Link to event’s report: MJTS2017 Report

Proceeding Book may be downloaded at the following link: Program-Proceedings-Book

The 5th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium(MJTS) will be held on 28th–30th August 2017, at Malaysia – Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (UTM-KL) Malaysia.

MJTS has been held since 2012 by MJIIT UTM KL with collaborations from the Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS) and Japanese Society of Tribologists (JAST). This symposium helps in enhancing communication between researchers, engineers, and students in the Tribology field from Malaysia and Japan.

It will highlight all aspects in the field of Tribology and Manufacturing.

To provide the opportunity for participants to display the results of their research, as well as enhancing presentation skills of young researchers / students.
In addition, industries will be able to showcase their products and latest technologies to researchers in Tribology field.

General Information:

Keynote Speech Theme : Machining and Tribology
Keynote Speakers : Prof. Dr. Hatsuhiko Usami (Meijo University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erween Abd Rahim (UTHM, Malaysia)
Chairperson : Dr. Jun Ishimatsu (UTM MJIIT)
Co-Chairpersons : Prof. Yoshinori Sawae (Kyushu University) &
Prof. Kanao Fukuda (UTM MJIIT)
Secretariats : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur’azah Abdul Manaf (UTM MJIIT) &
Dr. Shahira Liza Kamis (UTM MJIIT)
Date : 28th-30th August 2017
Venue : MJIIT UTMKL, Malaysia
Fee : None
Important Date BY 31st JULY 2017:
  • Submission of Abstract (1 page) for Poster Presentation (Students only)
  • Submission of Abstract (2 pages) for Oral Presentation

Link to: Call for papers mjts17
Guideline for authors and template for abstract: Format Abstract

Poster Awards Conditions:

  • Author must be present at the symposium for presentating poster and throughout the event.
  • Announcement of award winners will be made during the symposium lunch on 29th Aug 2017

Tentative Program (link):

28th Aug 2017 (Monday) 29th Aug 2017
30th Aug 2017 (Wednesday)

(9.00 am – 12.00 pm)


Keynote speech: Prof. Dr. Hatsuhiko Usami (Surface Modification Process Based on Combined Mechanical Means)


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erween Abd Rahim(Tribological Performance of Vegetable-Based Lubricant as a Sustainable Metalworking Fluid for Machining Application)


General Session



Industrial Visit(for foreign visitors)



Symposium Lunch & Poster award ceremony

Photo session


(2.00 pm – 4.00 pm)

Poster Session General Session

(4.00 pm – 6.00 pm)

MYTRIBOS Annual General Meeting TriPrem Lab Tour

*All activities will be held at Dewan Ilmuwan 2, Menara Razak, UTM KL.

Organized by:
Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza (TriPrem), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Sponsored by:

Taat Bestari
Sdn Bhd
IHI Corporation RGS Corporation Sdn. Bhd. Shinkawa (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.






We are welcoming all sorts of sponsorship from any companies or institutions


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.