5s Practice

TriPreM new students got safety training last week on 20th September 2019, Friday and we practice 5S activity this week on 27th September 2019, Friday. By cleaning rooms by ourselves, the members can learn where they can find necessary items, where they should allocate our tools, etc. Most importantly, they will start to have emotional attachments to their room, tools, and machines. In our Laboratory, we do the 5s routine every Friday afternoon after our Rin-Koh Session.  This is a good practice to everyone.


Congratulations to Hidayah on Receiving the Best Poster Award

On 19th September 2019, we`ve got a big news for MJIIT where one of the TriPreM members, Ms Hidayah Shahemi under supervisions Dr. Shahira Liza Kamis with collaboration of Kyushu University (Prof. Yoshinori Sawae) won the Best Poster Award at the prestigious International Tribology Conference, ITC 2019 in Japan. Ms. Hidayah presented her research on “Effect of Modifying UHMWPE Using Graphene Oxide and Graphite Flakes as Fillers on Protein Adsorption and Wear Behaviour”. Congratulation on winning The Best Poster Award.



International Tribology Conference, ITC Sendai 2019 in Japan

The International Tribology Conference (ITC) was founded by the Japanese Society of Tribologists (JAST). The ITC was first held in Tokyo (1985) following the JSLE-ASLE International Lubrication Conference (1975). Following successful conferences in Nagoya (1990), Yokohama (1995), Nagasaki (2000), Kobe (2005), Hiroshima (2011), and Tokyo (2015), ITC 2019 will be held in Sendai, Japan.

On 17th September – 21st September 2019, 5 TriPreM members attend and present their work at a prestigious international conference: International Tribology Conference, which is held around every 5 years since 1985. It’s a great achievement for TriPreM after 7 years from its establishment.


Congratulations to undergraduate students on Receiving Awards in MJIIT Final Year Project Symposium 2019

MJIIT FINAL YEAR PROJECT SYMPOSIUM 2019 is a showcase for undergraduate research across disciplines to present about their final year project. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students. The symposium was examined by Industrial and Academic panels with different backgrounds to evaluate students’ project.

There are three categories nominated which are Best Final Year Project, Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Best Manufacturing Project. Congratulations to our TriPreM Undergraduate students, Muhammad Saifulnizam B. Mohd Yunus, and Shukri Nazri on winning the Best Manufacturing Project and also Muhammad Amirul Adha Bin Mohd Khalid on winning The Best Final Year Project at MJIIT FINAL YEAR PROJECT SYMPOSIUM 2019. The event was organized by Malaysian – Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM KL sponsored by MSM Metal Industries Sdn Bhd on 16 May 2019. Saifulnizam, Shukri, and Adha presented their project on “Tribological Characterization of Anodic Composite Film Reinforced with Fly Ash Particles”, “ Tribological Characterization for Polyoxymethylene (POM) Reinforced by Oilpalm Empty Fruit Bunch (OPEFB)” and “Multiple Lubricant with Ultrasonic Excitation” respectively.


Undergraduate students receiving awards


Nizam receiving The Best Manufacturing Project Award


Shukri receiving The Best Manufacturing Project Award


Adha receiving The best Final Year Project Award







Visit by Dr. Abe (AIST, Japan)

TriPreM (Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza) had a visitor from AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Japan. Dr. Abe is the authority on standard gas generation and measurement technology of humidity. He is also the co-inventor of the trace-humidity controller patent of mine which is granted in Japan. We discussed the possibility of collaboration work on humidity control technology between MJIIT and AIST.

TriPreM received visitors from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

On 5 April 2019, TriPreM (Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza) had visitors from MOF (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Japan and Embassy of Japan in Malaysia. Prof. Fukuda explained Japanese style education and research practiced in MJIIT.

Visit from Representative of Japanese Government

TriPreM had visitors from Japanese government; MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), MOF (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Embassy of Japan in Malaysia on 11th Mar. 2019.

Invited Speech at PROTON R&D

On 22 February 2019, Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda was invited to give a lecture titled “Introduction to Tribology and How It Contributes to Industries” at PROTON Research & Development, Shah Alam. The lecture was assisted by the PROTON’s Head of Advanced Engineering, Ir. Azmi bin Osman and was attended by PROTON’S engineers. Fruitful discussion was made between PROTON R&D and TriPreM members.

Invited Speech by Prof. Dr. Fukuda to Meijyo University, Nagoya

On 29 January 2019, our Head of iKohza, Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda was invited to give a speech for for Tokai tribology workshop at Meijyo University, Nagoya. His speech was entitled “Relationship between water in environmental gases and friction and wear phenomena”.

TriPrem wishes Happy New Year to All

Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness and prosperity.

Quoting the 2019 NEW YEAR ADDRESS BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR of UTM, Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, What is needed is a continuous effort that is persistent and sincere that will lead us to more successes. This is the opportunity that we need to seize while stepping into the new year 2019.