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faidhi | Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza (TriPreM)

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

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


Our Condolences for the passing of Professor H Peter Jost

Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza (TriPreM) wishes to express our condolences on the passing of Professor H Peter Jost, President of International Tribology Council ITC, and the Father of Tribology. TriPreM learnt of his passing on 7th June 2016.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

Online Submission Guide for MJTS 2016

This page will guide applicants for submitting the contents of their extended abstract for 4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium (MJTS 2016) as a full-length paper to the following journals.

Tribology Online

  1. Create or log into applicant’s account at
  2. Click the “Submit New Manuscript” link under the “New Submissions” section.
  3. Choose either “Article” or “Short Communication Paper” under the drop-down menu.trolguide_001
  4. Enter the title of the applicant’s article/paper.
  5. Select the First Author/Corresponding Author, and add/remove authors as necessary.
  6. In the Section/Category drop-down menu, select “MJTS 2016”.                                                   trolguide_002
  7. Continue with the steps as displayed on the left side of the page.

Jurnal Tribologi

  1. Create or log into applicant’s account at is
  3. Click the “New Submission”link.
  4. At Journal Section, select “MJTS 2016” from the drop-down menu.jt_guide
  5. Click the “Save and continue” button to continue with the application.

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.

Advancement on Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology 2015 (ADMMET 2015), Bandung

On 24th – 26th November 2015, Prof Dr Kanao Fukuda attended the conference on Advancement on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (ADMMET) 2015, which took place at Gino Feruci Hotel Kebonjati, Bandung, Indonesia.

Prof Dr Kanao Fukuda was a keynote speaker for this conference.

The official website for ADMMET 2015 can be found by following this link.

Congratulations to Mr Sangeeth Suresh

TriPreM wishes to congratulate Mr Sangeeth Suresh for his achievement of obtaining the Best Paper Award during the Science and Engineering Technology National Conference 2015 (SETNC 2015).

The official website can be found by following this link.