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.


Visit from Three Professors to TriPreM

TriPreM is pleased to welcome 3 Professors of their respective field to the laboratory on 18 December 2018.

The distinguished guests are:

  1. Professor Ir. Dr. Masjuki Bin Haji Hassan – University of Malaya
  2. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasbullah B Hj. Idris – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  3. Prof. Dr. Izman Bin Sudin – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


ASIATRIB 2108 is one of the event of the in the series International Trilogy Conferences which assembled national tribology society such as from Asia-Pasicif Country. The 6th ASIATRIB was hold last 17th Septmeber in Kuching, Sarawak. As the objectives  are to share ideas among the researches and the academicians  from various agencies, 5 members of TRIPREM had also attended the conference.

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


Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda Fundamental Physical Mechanisms of Adhesive Wear Identified With Spatiotemporal Mapping Analysis
Dr. Shahira Liza Binti Kamis Fabrication And Wear Characterization Of Dimple Textured On The Surface Of Uhmwpe
Noor Dalilah A Manaf Influences Of Surface Roughness On Water Adsorption On Austenitic Stainless Steel
Nurhazfarahin Md Ali Spatiotemporal Mapping Analysis On The Sliding Behavior Of Steels With Different Hardness
Yap Kian Kun Effects Of Adsorbed Water Due To Atmospheric Humidity On Ball-On-Ball Sliding Contact

Picture of TRIPREM members at the conference

Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Taro Kono

TriPreM is honored to welcome the respective delegates, Mr. Taro Kono,Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan accompanied by Ambassador Miyagawa and Dean of MJIIT, Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat on July 11, 2018

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 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

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.