One of the engineers explaining to the panels regarding on the designated machine.


Final presentation for Integrated Design Project (IDP) for Semester 1 2015/16 was successfully conducted on 8 December 2015 at Faculty of Engineering Meeting Room, UNIMAS. For the first time, the presentation has gathered academician as well as industrial representatives and related agencies to witness the students’ work since the course has been offered from the past three years. Panel from industries are Mr Esmawandi Mohd Esa, Director of SME Corp, Mr Jerry Shahnizal Ab Aziz, Senior Consultant from MPC Sarawak, Miss Liyana Othman, Consultant from MPC Sarawak, Mr Ir Irwan Podin, consultant from Epsilon Jurutera Perunding (S) Sdn. Bhd and Mr Hielmi and Mr Azman from Dayang Salhah Food Industry. Representatives from Vice Chancellor’s Office, Associate Prof Dr Dr Mohd Ibrahim Safawi, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dr Harry ak Entebang from UNIMAS  Holdings Sdn Bhd were also attended in the oral presentation. Members of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering were also attended during the presentation as internal evaluators. Total of 102 final year students from five companies namely Titanium Engineering, Alvess (M) Limited, Excel Engineering, Malcrom and Kezo have presented their remarkable ideas to the panel.

This time (2015/2016 session), the IDP course aims to improve the production of Sarawak Layered Cake (SLC) industry. Acknowledging potential of the SCL to go beyond the local market, the tedious traditional process has to be improved. The traditional process is highly dependent on manual labours and the labours skills is failed to cope with the current demand. The problem that happened in our local industry attracts the attention of Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering to study on semi-automation of SLC. The project received full cooperation from Dayang Salhah Food Industries Sdn. Bhd. In order to achieve the company’s objective, each company which consists of 20 to 21 engineers was assigned to four different departments. The departments are divided into depositing department, baking department, pressing and cooling department, and PLC and conveyer department. These companies have spent about three months to complete the project.

The presentation was conducted from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm in which each company was allocated with 1 hour presentation time and another 15 minutes for question and answer session. The presentation session started off with the welcoming speech from Associate Professor Dr Al Khalid Othman and ended at 5:00 pm. In conclusion, the presentation was a fruitful discussion where constructive feedbacks were given by all evaluators. From participation of industries and relevant agencies in this event, it is hope that the development of semi-automated of Sarawak Layered Cake machine will come true.



Stunning presentation that freeze the panels.




Finally…happy faces after the presentation.


Prepared by,

Miss Siti Nor Ain Musa & Dr Ana Sakura Zainal Abidin


Research Outcome of Prof. Dr. Engr M.Shahidul Islam of 2015

A. Research of Prof. Dr. Engr M.Shahidul Islam  is in National Media

At National television tv1 


At TV about research  outcome and implementation at Sadong Jaya Desalination project . On 5th February, 2015. 


At National Newspaper

At Air bersih UNIMAS Kejayaan pasukan penyelidik UNIMAS mereka bentuk, membangun, membina loji rawatan air bersih di Sadong Jaya, Sarawak 23 February 2015  and   Borneo Post on 22.02.2015

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At Borneo post 09th November ,UNIMAS Won Four Awards At 67th Nuremberg International Trade Fair In Germany


Dr. Mohamad Kadim Suaidi (dua dari kanan) menunjukkan isyarat bagus atas kejayaan . About  research  outcome and implementation at Sadong Jaya Desalination project.


KUCHING, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- It was a successful outing for Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) at the 67th International Trade Fair for "Ideas-Inventions-New Products" (iENA) in Nuremberg, Germany from Oct 29 to Nov 1.Its vice-chancellor Prof Dato' Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said UNIMAS won a gold, a silver and two bronze awards for its efforts.Speaking to the media here today, he said more than 36 countries participated in the fair with 700 products introduced."The gold award came from our Engineering Faculty lecturer, Prof Dr M. Shahidul Islam."He submitted his product, 'Novel Research on Desalination Process Plant Capacity Optimization: In the Aspect of Commercialization, Energy and Environment Sustainability," Mohamed Kadim said. He said back home, Shahidul's entry had been used to provide treated and clean water from the river for the villagers of Kampung Sadong Jaya, here.


B. Prof. Dr. Engr .M. Shahidul Islam a lead contributor in workshop on Research Methodology for industrial applications 

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Workshop( 20-21 October ) opened by Dato’ Prof. Dr. Mohamad Kadim Suaidi, Vice Chancellor, UNIMAS  at Merdeak Place Hotel. The participants were from Industry. 



C. Successful Piloting of Biomass membrane base Desalination Research product  of  Prof. Dr.Engr. M. Shahidul Islam


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 Desalination at Sadong Jaya , Sarawak, Malaysia         Plant at Kg Lalhoh , Kelantan, Malaysia 

Two pilot projects have been successfully commissioned in Malaysia. The first one at Sadong Jaya, Sarawak  on 1st February, 2015. Project open to public  by YB Nancy Shukri  on 06.02.2015 to. The Second one is at Kg Lalhoh , Kelantan on 10th March, 2015. The product water of these plant are dedicated for public use.  Dato’ Prof. Dr. Mohamad Kadim Suaidi, Vice Chancellor, UNIMAS has officially  open to Public     


D. Desalination Research Product Commercialization Activities of   Prof. Dr.Engr. M. Shahidul Islam


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Two largest stakeholders involved in Fresh water production and distribution in Malaysia have shown their keen interest to purchase Biomass membrane base Desalination Research product from Prof. Dr.Engr. M. Shahidul Islam. At left lead research is with at KKLW on 8th June, 2015. At right, lead research is with ZKR at plant site Sadong Jaya on 12th February,2015.


E. Prof. Dr.Engr. M. Shahidul Islam was awards for his research outcome on Biomass membrane base Desalination  


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  1) Biomass membrane base laboratory scale desalination                2) Gold medal awarded  by IENA    2015, Germany                                      3.) Gold medal awarded  by RIMC , UNIMAS, 14th April, 2015, Germany



F. MOA Signing for selling Research product of Prof. Dr. M.Shahidul  Islam


MOA signed between UNIMAS and Darmaga Snd BhD on 13th April , 2015 for selling of Biomass membrane desalination machine  in Malaysian market. 



Seminar Series 2015 (Emulsion Liquid Membrane for Reactive Dye Removal from Aqueous Solution)


Please to announce the following FK Seminar Series. All faculty members are cordially invited to attend this seminar; note that attendance is compulsory for staff from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability

 Date: 25, November  2015 (Wednesday)
 Time: 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
 Venue:  Mechanical Meeting Room Level 2, FK
 Speaker: Norlisa Hj. Mili
 Title: Emulsion Liquid Membrane for Reactive Dye Removal from Aqueous Solution
The aim of this study is to formulate a system for removal of reactive dye such as Turquoise Blue (TB), Red 3BS (R3BS) and Black B (BB) from aqueous solution using emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) process. In liquid membrane formulation, several carriers and stripping agents were used to test extraction performance on reactive dyes using liquid-liquid extraction process. The extraction of TB, R3BS and BB were almost 100% using Tridodecylamine (TDA). In general, the ELM formulation was employed and successfully removed reactive dyes. This study showed that the formulation of ELM for the removal of reactive dyes from aqueous solution was excellent. The advantage of this research is the recovering of the dyes. High voltage coalesce was applied to break the emulsion hence, enables recovery of dyes in the receiving phase.


Professor Dr Amir Azam Khan delivers a Keynote at the National Conference on Research and Innovation 2015

Prof Amir Keynote


Prof Dr Amir Azam Khan delivered a keynote talk on the occasion of National Research and Innovation Conference (NRICon2015). The talk was on the topic of “Sintering of High Performance Ceramics: Present and Future Challenges”. The NRICon 2015 was organized by Kuching Polytechnic Sarawak, at Regency Hotel Kuching on 1st December, 2015, aimed at transferring advanced knowledge between scientists and Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centres in Malaysia. The Chief Guest for the closing ceremony was Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Promotion of Technical Education and Environment), Datu Len Talif Salleh. Also present on the occasion was Politeknik Kuching Sarawak Director Tuan Haji Sahul Hamed Haji Abdul Wahab.

During his Keynote talk, Professor Khan spoke about the traditional ceramics, engineering ceramics and advanced ceramics, their position in the development of present and future industries. He discussed the most recent research being conducted on Ultra High Performance Ceramics such as borides and carbides and presented some results on sintering of boride-carbide ceramic composites sintered at 1900 °C. 



Board of Study (BOS) Panel Visit to Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNIMAS



Assoc. Prof. Dr Abdullah Hj Yassin (centre) presented the gift to Prof. Ir. Dr Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Ihsan (right) and accompanied by Dr Shahrol Mohamaddan (left).




Prof. Ir. Dr Ahmad Kamal Ariffin (front row, middle) with lecturers from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering



The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering welcomed the visit from Prof. Ir. Dr Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Ihsan from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for a BOS meeting.

The objective of the meeting was to review the proposal of a Master of Engineering (Mechanical) taught course programme offered by the department. It began with a welcoming speech from the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Dr Al-Khalid Hj Othman and followed by the presentation of the proposal by the Head of Department, Dr Shahrol Mohamaddan. Overall, the subsequent discussion was very productive with thoughtful insights for the improvements of the proposed programme.

The event concluded with a gift presentation ceremony attended by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (Undergraduate and Student Development), Assoc. Prof. Dr Abdullah Hj Yassin.



BOS Panel: Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Ihsan (UKM)


Date: 04 November 2015 (Wednesday)


Time: 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.


Venue: Faculty Meeting Room, Level 3, FENG




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