Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd. Ihsan

Professor in Computational Mechanics, PhD, PEng.

Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, 

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment,

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.

Ahmad Kamal Ariffin is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UKM.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from UKM in 1990.  He then worked as an engineer before joining the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UKM and continued his studies in 1992.  End of 1995, he received his PhD from University of Wales Swansea under the Mechanical Engineering Department and Institute of Numerical Methods in Engineering.  Ahmad Kamal Ariffin teaches Mechanics of Materials, Computational Methods in Engineering and Finite Element Methods. 

His specialty is in the computational method in engineering under the area of powder mechanics, fracture mechanics, friction, corrosion, finite element/discrete element and parallels computations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Malaysia, founder of Malaysian Association of Computational Mechanics and also a member of International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM). Recently, he received an Apple Distinguished Educator as a recognition for being part of the global community of educators in teaching and learning innovation using apple technology.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wonsiri Punurai

Wonsiri Punurai received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1998 from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Currently she is an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand. She holds a PE licensed professional engineer in Thailand. At Mahidol, she teaches structural engineering courses including structural analysis, dynamics, and applied mathematics for civil engineers. Her research interests include experimental and numerical modeling of infrastructure, nondestructive testing techniques, computer applications for teaching innovations, structural assessment and health monitoring, strengthening of concrete structures using fiber reinforced polymers, geopolymer concrete, structural reliability, engineering design and optimization with metaheuristics.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand.

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Ir. Hambali bin Chik

PETRONAS Group Technical Solutions (GTS),

Level 6 Menara Dayabumi Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ir. Hambali is currently the Group Technical Authority (G-TA) in Material, Corrosion & Inspection (MCI) GTS, PD& T PETRONAS. He has more than 25 years of experience in Asset Integrity & Material, Corrosion and Inspection (MCI) field, with key roles in the following key areas:

  • Leading the development & deployment of PETRONAS Technical Standards (PTS) and PETRONAS Technical Guideline (PTG) for the purpose of Asset Integrity assurance & governance. 

  • Overseeing the development and deployment of PETRONAS-Risk Based Inspection (P-RBI) and Corrosion Management Program (CMP), Compliance to statutory regulations, Special Scheme Inspection (SSI) and evaluation and deployment of Inspection & NDT technology. 

  • Lead numerous major Asset Integrity & HSE failures incidents investigations throughout his career. Review, appraise and endorse asset integrity Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) group wide.

  • Lead the Development and implementation of SKG 15 Skill Group Capability Development through development and continuous enhancement of SKG Competency Development Technology Inventory Descriptors and Rulers (TI&R), conduct competency assessments, coaching, mentoring of Technical Professional (TP) candidates within PETRONAS TPCP Scheme, conduct competency assessment for Technical Managers (TMCA), coaching and mentoring of engineers and senior engineers within Accelerated Competency Development program (ACD). 

  • Lead the development and implementation of PRBI Expert Users and Practitioners Certifications Scheme for MCI Engineers

  • Overseeing the development and deployment of Technical Trade Specialist (TTS) for Storage Tank      

Dato’ Ir. Dr. Goh Teik Cheong

Executive Director, 
M.E.I. Project Engineers Sdn Bhd

Dr Goh graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Malaya and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from National University of Singapore.
He is a professional engineer with practising certificate registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM).  He is a Professional Interviewer for The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and Board of Engineers’ Professional Assessment Examination (PAE).  
He is also a member of panel evaluators for the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC), Malaysia and involves in evaluating civil engineering degree, civil engineering technology degree and diploma of engineering programmes.  
He is an Industrial Advisory panel member for Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA Penang.
He is the past chairman of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Penang Branch).  
Currently, he is the Executive Director with M.E.I. Group of companies and is actively involved in the administration, management and technical matters of the company.  He has over 30 years of combined local and international experience in industrial, infrastructure, residential and commercial construction projects with the focus on research, project management, civil engineering and geotechnical engineering.  His projects have received the outstanding engineering achievement awards from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and the Asean Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) in year 2005 and 2012.  


Dr. Musa Bashir

Senior Lecturer,

Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, England.

Musa holds a PhD in Naval Architecture and MSc in Marine Structures and Integrity from Newcastle University and BEng (Hons) In Civil and Water Resources Engineering from Nigeria. Prior to joining LJMU, he has worked as a research staff on a number of projects for clients that included SMD Ltd, Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd, Alnmarintec Ltd and Trelleborg Offshore Ltd at Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology. He also has offshore oil and gas industry experience while working for Subsea7 (UK) Ltd and CD Group (Northern) UK Ltd. 

His research interests include structural design of marine and offshore structures, integrity management of offshore structures and hydrodynamics of marine vehicles and offshore structures covering experimental, numerical and computational modelling of ship-shaped structures, autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles, moorings, installation of risers and umbilical and floating offshore energy devices.