Dr. Shahira Liza binti Kamis

Doctor of Engineering, Tribology (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), 2015
Master of Science Engineering, Bio-Tribology (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), 2011
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Materials), (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), 2008

Senior Lecturer
Mechanical Precision Engineering, MJIIT

Email: shahiraliza@utm.my
Tel: +603-2203 1315

Research Interests

  • Carbon Based Coatings
  • Surface Modifications
  • Tribology/Bio-Tribology

Professional  Memberships

  • Malaysian Tribology Society, Academic Member, (National)
  • C. Eng MIMechE, IMechE: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (International)
  • Japan Diamond Society, Registered Member, Nov 2019- Oct 2020. (International)
  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Registered Member, 2015-2016, (International)
  • Graduate Engineer with BEM (GE69748)
  • Photochemical Texturing of Metal Surfaces For Tribological Optimization, Grant received from UTM. Grant name: FRGS
  • Fabrication of Hard Composite Anodic Films on Aluminium Alloy, Grant received from UTM. Grant name: TIER 2
Work Experience
  • May 2017 – Present:
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    Senior Lecturer
  • October 2008 – April 2017:
    Universiti Malaya
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Senior Lecturer
  • Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS) Executive Committee Member (2020-2021), Secretary I.
  • Institute of Materials Malaysia – IMM Working Committee Members- Treasurer (Term March 2018- March 2020)
  • Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS) Executive Committee Member (2017-2019), Secretary II.
Award and Honors Received
  1. Best Master Project Supervisor 2020, Faculty, MJIIT UTM
  2. Hitachi Research Support Program 2019 (Research attachment for 6 @Tokyo Institute of Technology
  3. Best Poster Award, Tribologist Japanese Society of Tribologists (2019) International
  4. Penyelidik Harapan, Mechanical Precision Engineering Department (2018) Faculty, MJIIT UTM
  5. Best Poster Award, The 5th Mechanical Engineering Research Day, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) (2018) National
  6. Young Tribologist Award, Malaysian Tribology Society (2015) International
  7. Best Presenter Award at Malaysian Tribology Conference 2015, Malaysian Tribology Society (2015) International
  8. Poster Award For Young Tribologist Japanese Society of Tribologists (2015) International
  9. Award For Encouragement of Research, International Union of Materials Research Societies (2014) International
  10. Certificate of Merit For Young Engineer’S Excellent Paper of The Conference, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2014) International
 Published Articles

IF: 3.784

S. Mohamad, S. Liza, Y. Yaakob. Strengthening of the mechanical and tribological properties of composite oxide film formed on aluminum alloy with the addition of graphite. Surface and Coatings Technology 403. 126435

IF: 2.897

Khadijah S.M.P, S. Liza, A.A. Abbas, A.M. Merican, K.A. Ayob. Surface analysis of retrieved bilateral UHMWPE tibial inserts under varus malalignment condition. Engineering Failure Analysis 118, December 2020, 104850

IF: 2.897

M.Y. Tan, S. Liza, Khadijah S.M.P, A.A. Abbas, A.M. Merican, K.A. Ayob, N.W.M. Zulkifli, H.H. Masjuki. Surface analysis of early retrieved polyethylene tibial inserts for both knees in total knee replacement. Engineering Failure Analysis 109, January 2020, 104279

IF: 1.220

N.A. Mat Tahir, M.F.B. Abdollah, N. Tamaldin, H. Amiruddin, M.R.B. Mohamad Zin, S. Liza. Tribological performance of the graphene synthesized from fruit cover plastic waste and oil palm fiber using a CVD method. Industrial Lubrication and Tribology 72(6), 771-777

IF: 3.372

N Shahemi, S Liza, AA Abbas, AM Merican , Long-term wear failure analysis of uhmwpe acetabular cup in total hip replacement. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 87, 1-9

IF: 5.799

S Liza, J Hieda, N Ohtake, H Akasaka , Y Tsutsumi; A Nagai, T Hanawa, Deposition of boron doped DLC films on TiNb and characterization of their mechanical properties and blood compatibility. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 18(1):76-87

IF: 5.799

S.Liza, N.Ohtake, H.Akasaka, J.M.MunozGuijosa. Tribological and thermal stability study of nanoporous amorphous boron carbide films prepared by pulsed plasma chemical vapor deposition. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 16 (2015) 1-13

IF: 3.784

S.Kondo, S.Liza, N.Ohtake, H.Akasaka, M.Matsuo, Y. Iwamoto. Mechanical characterization of segment- structured hydrogen-free a-C films fabricated by filtered cathodic vacuum arc method. Surface and Coatings Technology 278 (2015) 71-79.

IF: 1.220

S Liza, A Haseeb, HH Masjuki. 2014. Wear behaviour of PMMA against 316L stainless steel under dry and lubricated conditions. Industrial Lubrication and Tribology 66 (5), 601-608

IF: 1.511

S Liza, A Haseeb, HH Masjuki, AA Abbas. 2013 The Wear Behavior of CrossLinked UHMWPE under Dry and Bovine Calf Serum Lubricated Conditions. Tribology Transactions 56 (1), 130-140

IF: 2.897

S Liza, A Haseeb, AA Abbas, HH Masjuki. 2011 Failure analysis of retrieved UHMWPE tibial insert in total knee replacement. Engineering Failure Analysis 18 (6), 1415-1423

Indexed Publication (Scopus)


S. Liza, M.Y. Tan, H. Akasaka, N. Ohtake, Wear behavior of non-hydrogenated and hydrogenated DLC films under protein lubricated condition. Jurnal Tribologi 25, 136-145
M.A. Hazan, M.S. Mamat, R.Z.Haroun,  S Liza, I. Ismail, M.Z. Hussein, S.Sharma, M.Tanemura, Y. Yaakob. Carbon nanostructures grown from waste latex via chemical vapor deposition. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy 15(1), 1-9
S Liza, H Akasaka, M Nakano, N Ohtake. 2014. Preparation and Mechanical Characterization of Amorphous BC Films Advanced Materials Research 970, 124-127
Selected Proceedings
  • Shahira Liza Kamis, Tan Mean Yee, Nurin Wahidah Mohd Zulkifli, and Masjuki Hj. Hassan, “Tribological Performance of Textured Diamond Like Carbon Coating”, 5th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2017 (MJTS 2017), Aug. 28-29 2017, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-19