Congratulations to Syazwani on Receiving Gold Award

Congratulations to our Masters student, Syazwani Mohamad on winning Gold Award at Materials Technology Challenges (MTC2019). The competition was organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang on 27 March 2019. Syazwani presented her research on “Strengthening of Mechanical Properties of Oxide Films Formed on Aluminium Alloy with the Addition of Graphite”. Congrats!!


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

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

Welcoming new member to the TriPreM team

TriPreM welcomes new member to the team:

  1. Dr. Nur Azmah Nordin, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Precision Engineering, MJIIT

4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium


The 4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2016 (MJTS 2016) will take place on 25th – 26th August 2016, at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Enhance communication between researchers, engineers and students in tribology field from Malaysia and Japan.

General information

Theme for keynote speech/invited talks:  Basics of Tribology
Chairman:  Kanao Fukuda, Prof. Dr., MJIIT UTMKL, Malaysia
Co-Chairman:  Yoshinori Sawae, Prof. Dr., Kyushu University, Japan
Conference secretary: Jun Ishimatsu, Dr., MJIIT UTMKL, Malaysia
Date:  25th – 26th August 2016
Venue:  MJIIT UTMKL, Malaysia
Fee:  None


  • The proceedings book for MJTS 2016 is now available here.  new

  • The program for MJTS 2016 is now available here.  new


  • If the applicant encountered problem during the submission of the extended abstract or did not receive a reply to acknowledge the receipt of your submission please re-submit your extended abstract to


  • The deadline for submissions to MJTS2016 has been extended to 15th July 2016



Tentative program (Symposium)

25th August 2016 (Thu) 9.30am Opening remarks
Keynote speech #1

“Different Facets of Tribology”

Prof. Dr. Salmiah bt Kasolang, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Keynote speech #2

“Sustainable Tribology”

Prof. Dr. Shinya Sasaki, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Photo session
12.00pm Symposium Lunch
2.00pm Invited speech #1

“Simulation Studies of Micro/Nano Tribology”

Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Washizu, University of Hyogo, Japan

General session #1
Coffee break
General session #2
26th August 2016 (Fri) 9.00am Invited speech #2

“Cutting Tool wear condition Monitoring (TCM) and Dynamic Assisted Tooling for Turning process”

Prof Dr. Jaharah bt A Ghani, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

General session #3
Coffee break
General session #4

Tentative program (Special visit for foreign participants)

26th August 2016 (Fri) 2.00pm Visiting Malaysian Rubber Board
27th August 2016 (Sat) 9.00am Visiting Royal Selangor

General session

Theme: All aspects in tribology field

Submit 2 pages of extended abstract following this template , and complete this application form to by 15th July 2016

( 30th  June  2016)  (31st May 2016)

Acceptance notice will be sent to applicants within 14 days after the deadline date.

On a later date, an “attendance application form” will be made available that is targeted towards attendees/non-presenters. The function of this form is for us to gauge the number of attendees for catering, number of seats, etc.

MJTS 2016 Excellent Paper Award

For applicants who would like to be considered for the MJTS 2016 Excellent Paper Award, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

– The applicant’s extended abstract must be submitted and presented during MJTS 2016.
– The applicant’s full paper, which was based on the extended abstract, has to be submitted and accepted by journal of choice (either Tribology Online or Jurnal Tribologi) by the end of 2016.


The awardees will be notified via email and published on MJTS 2016  page of TriPreM website.


Certificates will be provided to keynote speakers, invited speakers, award winner, presenters and registered attendees.

Organized by


Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza

Supported by


Japanese Society of Tribologists


Malaysian Tribology Society


For inquiries, please send your email to, or

Malaysia-Japan Joint International Conference (MJJIC) 2015, Yamaguchi, Japan

On 13th – 15th November 2015, the Malaysia-Japan Joint International Conference (MJJIC) 2015 was held at Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan.

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

Dr Aung Lwin Moe Supervisor
Ahmad Aizuddin b Abd Aziz Paper presentation on Mechanical Precision Engineering. Title: Experimental Varification of Mirror-Like Surface Finish For Mould Steel Using Developed Lapping System
Muhammad Faiz b Wahab Paper presentation on Machanical Precision Engineering. Title: Investigation of Mirror-like Surface Finish in Optical Glass (BK7) Lapping

The official website for MJJIC 2015 may be found by following this link.

Malaysian International Tribology Conference (MITC) 2015, Penang

On 16th – 17th November 2015, Prof Dr Kanao Fukuda attended the Malaysian International Tribology Conference (MITC) 2015, which took place at Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia.

The following is an excerpt taken from the conference’s official website:

“The objective of MITC2015 is for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities, research institutions and industries all around the world to present findings of ongoing research activities, and hence foster research collaborations between the universities and the industries. The other objective is to introduce young tribologists in the scientific field of tribology through keynote lectures and presentations, to offer mentoring through senior scientists, and to foster the building of networks through the informal style of the event.”

The official website of the conference can be found by following this link.