Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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ZAINAL ABIDIN BIN AHMAD

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Associate Professor
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Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad                 
+607-5534742 
zaahmad@fkm.utm.my
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  • M.Sc.     -     Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK,1988
  • B.Sc.      -     Mechanical Engineering
    • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1981

CURRENT POSITION

  • Associate Professor
  • Appointed : 26/6/93


ADMINISTRATION POSTS

  • Pengurus Makmal (1/5/01 – 31/10/03)
  • Pakar Bidang Pembuatan (16/1/99 – 30/4/01)
  • Head of Fabrication and Metal Forming Laboratory (1/1/98 – 31/12/99)
  • Head of Department  (6/94 - 10/96)
  • Head of Production Panel (4/89 - 2/91)
  • Head of Machine Shop (1/89 - 1/92)
  • Academic Advisor (23/7/91  - present)
  • Laboratory Coordinator (Welding & Fabrication) (2003 - present) 


INDUSTRIAL TRAINING


Company   :     Lever Brothers (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Date         :     12/5/78 - 3/7/78  (6 weeks)

Company   :     Lever Brothers (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Date         :     12/3/79 – 25/5/79 (11 weeks)

Company   :     Lever Brothers (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Date         :     11/3/80 – 13/5/80 (10 weeks)

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

A) EMPLOYER - LEVER BROTHERS (M) SDN. BHD.

Date - 4/5/81 – 30/11/81

Position  - Trainee Engineer (Maintenance)

Date - 1/12/81 – 30/5/82

Post - Trainee Engineer (Special Project)(Seconded to Unichema International – a subsidiary of Lever Brothers)

Date - 1/6/82 – 30/9/83

Position - Assistant Engineer (Project)

 

B) EMPLOYER - PENINSULAR KAOLIN SDN. BHD.

Date - 1/10/83 – 30/6/85

Position - Production Manager

 

C) EMPLOYER - UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA

Date - 1/7/1985 – 20/7/88

Position - Assistant Lecturer A

Date - 21/7/88 – 25/6/93

Position - Lecturer 

Date - 26/6/93 – Present

Position - Associate Professor

 

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

i. Industrial Eng. (Diploma), 1985/86, 1986/87

ii. Materials Science (B.Sc.), 1985/86

iii. Project Management (B.Sc.), 1985/86, 1986/87

iv. Production Technology (Diploma), 1988/89, 1989/90, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1994/95

v. Manufacturing Processes (BSc), 1997/98 - present Metrology & Quality Assurance (B.Sc.), 1989/90

vi. Tooling for Production (B.Sc.), 1990/91 - 1998/99, 2004/05 - present

viii. Manufacturing Processes II, (BSc), 1999/00 – present

ix. Advanced Manufacturing – 2004/05 – present

x. Modern Machining – 2004/05 - present

xi. Metal Cutting Principles (M.Sc.), 1990/91

xii. Kursus Teknik Peluru (ATM), 1989 (Teknologi Pengeluaran), 1992

xi. Manufacturing Processes (KUiTTHO), 

xii. Design Applications & Production Tooling (KUiTTHO) 2001 – 03.

xiii. Manufacturing Processes (PUSPATRI), 2003, 2004 (Short Courses)

xiv. Pengajar Modul Makmal Loji (Fabrikasi & Kimpalan), 2002 - 03

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Mechanical Engineer
    • Graduate Member of Institute of Engineers Malaysia
    • Member, American Welding Society
    • Member, Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health

PUBLICATIONS
 

  1. Text book - An Introduction to CNC Machining (Translation) – David Gibbs (Completed in 1989)
  2. Research Report – Study on the Dressing of CBN Vitrified wheel with thin diamond cup wheel, 1994 (High Technology Research Course – JICA)
  3. Text Book – Proses Pembuatan Jilid I, Penerbit UTM, 1999
  4. Text Book – Proses Pembuatan Jilid II, Penerbit UTM, 2000
  5. Text Book -  Jigs and Fixtures Design (translation) – Hoffman, Penerbit UTM, 2001
  6. Ensiklopedia Sains & Teknologi (Kejuruteraaan Mekanikal), 1998 – 1999 
  • Aloi Memori Bentuk
  • Penyambungan Mekanikal
  • Pengacuan Getah
  • Pembentukan Logam Khusus
  • Mengilir dan Superkemasan
  • Pemesinan fotokimia
  • Jig dan Lekapan
  • Kejuruteraan Serentak
  • Kimpalan Khusus
  • Pengisaran
  • Penyambungan perekat
  • Metalurgi Serbuk
  • Elektropenyaduran
  • Kapi
  • Alniko
  • Perancangan kemudahan dan susunatur
  • Pembagasan Pasir
  • Pengacuan Plastik Haba
  • Acuan dan Die
  • Penuangan Pasir
  • Mesin Jahit
7. Text Book : Pengenalan Kepada Kejuruteraan Industri, Bab 2, Edisi Pengajaran, 2003. UTM

 

CONSULTANCY

i. Preparation of a working paper for the establishment of a Manufacturing Centre at UTM, Sekudai, 1989.

ii. Feasibility Study of Electric Motor Manufacturing.  Study was carried out for the Development Bank of Malaysia, 1989.

iii. Survey and preparation of a comprehensive report on `Emergent or New Technology Affecting Manufacturing Sector' which its part of the exercise for the formulation of a comprehensive plan of action for industrial technology development, for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, 1988   1989.

iv . Working Committee for the Establishment of `Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik, Batu Pahat' for the Ministry of Education,1992 – 1993.

v. Preparation of R & D proposals for Kulim High  Tech Park, 1993.

vi. Preparation of a technical proposal for setting up of an assembly facilities for Water Pump (MD 172270) 4 G1 Assembly – Proton 1.3 & 1.5 for Syarikat Rahman Brothers Industries Sdn. Bhd., 1996.

vii. AJK Kajian system Rapid Prototyping untuk Biro Inovasi, UTM, 1996.

viii. Committee Member – Istilah Industri Pembuatan Kapal Terbang, DBP, 1994 – 1997.

ix. AJK Penilai Teknikal Tender Bekalan Peralatan Politeknik Johor Bahru & Seberang Perai untuk Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, 1998.

x. Ahli Panel Penilai Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (Bidang  Pembuatan – Tool & Die Design/Making), 1999 – present.

xi. Report on the Manufacture of Plastic Wire Spool for Liang Sheng Enterprise, 1999.

xii. Short course on Jigs & Fixtures Design, Institut Teknologi Perindustrian, Yayasan Pelajaran Johor, 1999.

xiii. AJK Penyediaan Kurikulum Diploma Teknologi Senggaran & Pemesinan Logam, IKTBN, bagi pihak Program Pengajian Diploma UTMKL, 2000.

xiv. Teaching at KUiTTHO – Peralatan Pengeluaran & Aplikasi Rekabentuk, 2001 – 2003.

xv. Teaching at KUiTTHO – Manufacturing Processes, , 2001 – 2003.

xvi. Penyediaan Sistem Akademik, KUTKM, 2001 – Penyediaan Kurikulum & Silibus Bidang Pembuatan.

xvii. Penasihat & Perunding Teknologi Kimpalan & Fabrikasi bagi Persatuan Pengusaha Bengkel Kimpalan Melayu Negeri Johor, 2001 – present.

xviii. Penasihat akademik Program Diploma Teknologi Pembuatan, Sekolah Kejuruteraan, KUSZA, 2003 – present.

xix. Teaching at PUSPATRI – Manufacturing Processes (Short Courses, KPLI), 2003 – 04.

xx. Committee Member for : Technical Committee on Welding & Allied Processes, SIRIM, 2003 – present.

xxi. Menyediakan Modul Latihan Kemahiran peringkat 1 & 2 SKM, MLVK – Pemesinan Am (Mencanai) untu Biro Inovasi, UTM, 2003.

xxii. Menyediakan bahan pengajaran – TEACHWARE untuk kursus Machine building & Maintenance untuk Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 2006 - present

xxiii.  Menyediakan Modul Latihan Kemahiran peringkat 5 SKM, MLVK – Maintenance Engineer, JKM/CIAST – 2007 - present

 

RESEARCH

 

i. Development A Low Cost Micro Computer based CAD Software for  Jigs and Fixture Design (1989   1991).

ii. As mentioned in No 11 (iii) above.

iii. Development of a Low Cost Friction Welding Machine (in Collaboration with SIRIM), 1989 – 1992.

iv. CNC Retrofit of Lathe Machine, (1992   1996).

v. Precision Machining   Upgrading of a surface grinding machine. (1994   95).

vi. Study on Truing and Dressing of grinding wheels using a CNC surface grinding machine. (1995  97).

vii. Machinability Studies of Ceramic Tools In Machining Advanced Materials (1995 – 1998.

viii. JSPS – VCC Research Scientist Exchange Program (Grinding & Polishing Technology), Kyoto University, Japan. (2/10/1995 - 31/10/1995).

ix. JSPS – VCC Research Scientist Exchange Program (Grinding & Polishing Technology), Kyoto University, Japan. (3/11/1996 – 11/1/1997).

x. JSPS – VCC Research Scientist Exchange Program (Advanced Welding Technology), Nagoya University, Japan. (1/10/1997 – 9/11/1997).

xi Solar Cycle Research – for Malaysia International Solar Cycle Challenge, 1999.

xii. Analysis of Motion Accuracy of 6-axis Welding robot Using Double Ball Bar Method. 2002 – 2003.

xiii. Micro-drilling of Electronic Materials, 1999 -2003.

xiv. Drilling of Titanium Using Coated and Uncoated Carbide Tools, 2003 – 2005.

 


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