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    UiTM Organizes MANTAP 2020

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, Shah Alam, in partnership with the Smart Manufacturing Research Institute, UiTM organized the 2020 Virtual Conference on Trends in Mechanical Engineering Analysis, Tools and Applications (MANTAP 2020) on December 2-3, 2020.

    The international conference was held in association with Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, Trinity College of Engineering (TCE), Trivandrum, India, and the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan. The virtual event, which was hosted on Cisco Webex®, is intended to promote the advancement of mechanical engineering specifically in the aspects of analysis, tools and applications.

    21 research papers encompassing seven research fields including Industrial Engineering and IR4.0, Computational Modeling and Analysis, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Thermofluids and Sustainable Energy and Environment were presented in this two-day virtual conference.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr Sugeng Supriadi from Universitas Indonesia presented a keynote address entitled “Realization of Biomaterial for Medical Devices” in the field of Biomedical Engineering on the first day of the conference.

    The following day witnessed one keynote address and a plenary session by Prof. Dr Akihiko Hanafusa (SIT, Japan) and Dr Arun Surendran (TCE, Trivandrum, India), respectively.

    Prof. Dr Hanafusa delivered a keynote entitled “Research on Life Support Engineering”. Dr Arun presented a plenary in the area of Engineering Education entitled “Possibilities and Potential of Online Education in Engineering”. A few FKM lecturers are collaborating with Prof. Dr Hanafusa in conducting research in the field of Medical Systems Engineering in SIT, Japan.

    Dr. Arun contributed his recent 25-page review article “Online Education: Learning Anywhere, Anytime!” to the audience, among which are university lecturers in constant search of improvising the delivery of online classes.

    The conference was attended by 90 participants comprising researchers, lecturers and students from local and international universities. Student participation includes about 24 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia and around 18 post-graduate students from FKM, UiTM Shah Alam. All the 21 conference papers have been submitted to various Scopus indexed-journals for review and publication.