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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.


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

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


International Tribology Conference 2015, Tokyo University of Science


Conference name: International Tribology Conference 2015 (ITC 2015)

Date: 16th September 2015 – 20th September 2015

Venue: Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda presented a paper titled “Differences in Growth and Transfer of Adhesive Substance in Early Stage of Sliding between Austenitic Stainless Steel and Pure Cu” and chaired a session of “Fundamental of Tribology” at one of most prestigious conferences on tribology, International Tribology Conference (ITC) 2015 which was held at Tokyo University of Science, Japan from 16th till 20th September, 2015. The photograph shows Prof. Fukuda, Pro. Prakash of Luea University of Technology, Sweden, and Prof. Sasaki of Tokyo University of Science, Japan (from left to right).

Recent Achievements

As of November 2015, the following are the most recent achievements of Tribology and Precision Machining i-Kohza:


  1. Kanao Fukuda, Influence of atmosphere humidity on various tribological phenomena,” Research University Grant (RUG), Aug. 2015- Jul. 2017.


  1. Sangeeth Suresh (PhD student supervised by Dr. Aung Lwin Moe), Best Paper Award for “Optimization of Electrode Material for EDM Die Sinking of Titanium Alloy Grade-5 Ti6A14V”, Science and Engineering Technology National Conference 2015, 26 to 27 October 2015, Bangi-Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Published Journal Papers

  1. Kanao Fukuda, “Influences of a Hydrogen Environment on the Friction and Wear of Metallic Materials”, J. Japanese Society of Tribologists, 60, 10 (2015) 632-637. (ISSN: 0915-1168, SCOPUS SJR (2014) =0.110)
  2. Abdul Manaf, G. Ibragimov, M. R. Abu Bakar, “Utilization of Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space Method on the Survival Data of Leukemia Patients”, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 53, 6 (2015) 167-172. (ISSN: 0973-1377, SCOPUS SJR (2014) =0.118)
  3. Zaid Ali Subhi, Kanao Fukuda, Takehiro Morita and Joichi Sugimura, “Quantitative Estimation of Adsorbed Water Layer on Austenitic Stainless Steel,” Tribology Online, 10, 5 (2015) 314-319. (ISSN: 1881-218X, SCOPUS SJR(2014)=0.265)

Accepted Journal Paper

  1. Zaid Ali Subhi, Kanao Fukuda, Takehiro Morita and Joichi Sugimura, “Analysis on the Mechanism of Humidity to Influence the Very Early Stage of Sliding under Different Load” Tribology Online. (ISSN: 1881-218X, SCOPUS SJR(2014)=0.265)

For the full list of achievements, please visit the Achievements page.

2015 Hydrogenius & I2CNER Tribology Symposium in International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum, Kyushu University, Japan

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Conference name: Hydrogenius & I2CNER Tribology Symposium

Date: 4th February 2015

Venue: Kyushu University, Japan

On 4th February 2015, Prof. Dr. Kanao Fukuda chaired a session of 2015 Hydrogenius & I2CNER Tribology Symposium in International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum 2015, Kyushu University, Japan.

The 2015 Hydrogenius & I2CNER Tribology Symposium in International Hydrogen Energy Development Forum took place at the Ito Campus, Kyushu University, Japan from 3rd February to 4th February 2015. The website and the session itinerary may be found at the International Hydrogen Forum 2015 official web page.