Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Biography: Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. Prof Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 130 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 150 ISI journals and h-index of 20. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre), in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Prof Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.

Prof. Sujan Debnath, the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia

Biography: Dr. Sujan (CEng MIMechE) Joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in October 2008 after completion of two years tenure in Multimedia University, Malaysia. Since 2014, he has been appointed as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin Sarawak. Dr. Sujan obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Science Malaysia in 2006 majoring applied mechanics with specific research focuses on interfacial thermal mismatch stress analysis in layered structure. 
Over the years, he has been working in the area of thermo-mechanical stress analysis, green composite materials, and polymer composite materials. He has more than 65 publications in reputable international journals and conference proceedings. 
At present, Dr. Sujan is supervising four PhD and three MPhil students. Dr. Sujan is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.

Prof. Petr Valasek, Czech University of Life Science Prague, Czech Republic

Biography: Petr Valášek is associate professor in the field Technology and mechanization of agriculture on Faculty of Engineering – Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic. Currently he works at the Department of Material Science and Manufacturing Technology and he is Vice-Rector for Quality of Academic Activities on CULS. He defended his dissertation thesis "Polymer particle composite systems" in the doctoral study program Special technology in the field of study quality and reliability of machines and equipment. He attended of more than hundred lectures at European universities in Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Portugal etc. He has passed several Keynote lectures at international non-European universities as well. As part of research projects, he actively participates in various international conferences, and cooperates with foreign universities (e.g. China, Malaysia, and Indonesia). Assoc. Prof. Ing. Petr Valášek, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 94 entries in the database Scopus, h-index 15 and 44 entries in the database Web of Science. Professional interests: Composite systems, Biocomposites, Biomass usage in materials engineering, Composites with Natural Fibres, Manufacturing Technology.