Preparing Graduates for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Current Status, Challenges and Future Direction of Engineering Technology & Technical Education
Session 1: Integeneration Panel (SPEED)
Session 2: STEAM Education: Developing the Talent Pipeline
Session 3: Quality Assessment
Session 4: Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education
Session 6: Exploring Grand Challenge & UN sustainable Development Goals Alignment as Global Engineers
Session 7: Career Promotion Pathways in Academia
Session 8: Initiating and Sustaining Transformations and Change in Engineering Education
Session 9: Women in Engineering
Session 10: The Potential of Emerging Technologies in Engineering Education
Session 11: Effective Learning in Engineering Education
Session 12: University-Industry Collaboration
Session 13: Discipline-based Engineering And Science Education Community
Session 14: Technology-Enhanced Learning
Session 15: Multi-Disciplinary Service Learning & Community Involvement
Session 16: Quality And Mobility Of Engineers And Technologists
Session 17: World Class University, Quality, Accreditation & Ranking
Session 18: Design & Innovation
Session 19: Exploring Engineering Education Research, Publication and Networking
Session 20: Intersociety Working Group on Society Management
Workshop 1: Developing Integrated STEM Education Activities
Workshop 2: Evaluation (or Analysis) of the Efficiency of Online Experimentation in Engineering Education
Workshop 3: Complex Problem Solving: Supporting Students Systematically Using Cooperative Problem Based Learning (CPBL)
Workshop 4: Entrepreneurship in Action - Beyond Technology Development and Entreprenuership 101
Workshop 5: Industrie 4.0
Workshop 6: Introduction to TRIZ
Workshop 7: Knowledge Discovery Made Accessible? An Interactive Session for Data Mining Student Records
Workshop 8: Acquiring the 21st Century Competencies through Design Based Learning in Engineering Education
Ms. Avneet Hira
President of Student Platform for Engineering Education, SPEED, United States
Special awards or recognition:
Field of specialization:
Dr. Siva Chandrasekaran
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Siva Chandrasekaran is a Lecturer of Engineering Education in Engineering Practice Academy working on the Bachelor of Engineering Practice program at Swinburne University of Technology. He has graduated his BE (CSE) in India and ME, MES (Electronics) from Victoria University and PhD (Engineering Education) from Deakin University respectively. His educational philosophy is transforming engineering education towards practice oriented project based learning.
Siva has made significant contributions in engineering education research and published more than 50 scholarly articles in the national/international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Siva is an active researcher and his research interests includes creativity and innovation in learning and teaching, Design based learning, Cloud & located learning and engineering education innovation.
His education philosophy is founded on the Project Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL) approach at Deakin University. Siva has facilitated workshops and seminar trainings on project oriented design based learning approach in Asia Pacific educational sectors.
Dr. Yuan Si
Vice Chairperson, Tsinghua University Council,
Nov. 2014 to present, Vice Chairperson of Tsinghua University Council
Dr. YUAN's research fields are structural engineering and structural mechanics. He is the Vice President of the China Civil Engineering Society (CCES), the Director of MOE Research Center for Online Education and also the Executive Director of International Center for Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO (ICEE).
Dr. YUAN has also served as a member of the Standing Committee of the 10th, 11th and 12th National People's Congress (NPC) since 2003 and as a Vice-Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC since 2008.
Dr. Martin Dougiamas
Founder and CEO, Moodle Pty Ltd, Australia
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of the open-source Moodle project which provides a free learning platform now used in every country around the world and in every education sector and hundreds of millions of students. In some countries Moodle is the standard learning platform for around 90% of all schools and Universities.
As the Founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd (based in Perth, Western Australia) he leads the company of 50 core software developers and educators that both supports the community around the project (by writing core features, and managing a large group of community contributors) but also raises funding for the project (via a global network of Moodle Partner companies, as well as central services such as MoodleCloud, Moodle Mobile, Moodle Academy and other initiatives).
Martin has a mixed academic background with multiple post-graduate degrees in Computer Science and Education, including an honorary doctorate from Universitat de Vic in Catalonia, and continues to focus on researching how technology can support teaching and learning in open and human ways.
Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid
Science Advisor, Prime Minister's Office, Malaysia
Since 2010, Professor Zakri has been Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. His other concurrent roles include: Joint Chairman, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT); Chairman, Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corp (Bioeconomy Corp); Chairman, National Professors Council; Chairman, Board of Advisers, UNU-International Institute on Global Health, Pro-Chancellor, Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Chairman of the Board of Directors, University of Malaya.
From 2001 to 2005, Professor Zakri co-chaired the UN’s mega-study, "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment". He is the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. He sits on the Global Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) as the Co-Chairman of STI Advisory Board of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Zakri's professional interests include crop science, biodiversity and science diplomacy. He has received numerous awards: Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1981); Rotary Research Foundation Gold Medal Award (1999); ISSAAS Matsuda Award (2013); ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (2014); Zayed International Prize for the Environment (2014), the Academy of Science of South Africa Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award (2015) and Merdeka Award for the environment category (2015).
In Malaysia,he has been conferred rank of Senior Fellow by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia with the title of "Academician" (2015); Honorary Doctorate in Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (2013), Honorary Doctorate in Biotechnology, Universiti Sultan Mizan (2013) Honorary Doctorate in Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2015); Honorary Doctorate in Science, University of Nottingham (2015). Also, conferred with a Datukship (1991); Dato' Sri (2012) and a 'Tan Sri' (2014).
In January 2017, the US-based "Biofuel Digest", an influential industry magazine has hailed him as one of the "Top 100 Influential Persons in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017." Three species have been named after Zakri: a beetle (Paleosepharia zakrii), a cicada (Pomponia zakrii) and a pitcher plant (Nepenthes zakriana).
Prof. Dr. Anette Kolmos
Director, UNESCO Centre for Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor Anette Kolmos is the Director for the Aalborg Centre for Problem-Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability. Her other portfolios include Guest Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Guest Professor at UTM University Technology Malaysia, Associate Editor for the European Journal of Engineering Education and was Associated Editor for Journal of Engineering Education (ASEE) and President of the European Society for Engineering Education. She was awarded the IFEES Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 2013. Over the last 20 years, Professor Kolmos has researched on development and evaluation of project based and problem based curriculum, change from traditional to project organized and problem based curriculum, development of transferable skills in PBL and project work, and methods for staff development. She has supervised 13 PhD projects and published over 220 research publications.
Datuk Ir (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hj Hashim
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia
YBhg. Datuk Ir (Dr) A Rahim Hj Hashim was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS on November 1, 2012. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1976 and later received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the same university in 2006.
He worked for PETRONAS for 32 years from September 1976 to December 2008 and held some important and key positions. These include as MD/CEO of PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka and Malaysian Refining Company (1991-1998), Vice President of Human Resource Management (1998-2002), Vice President of Gas Business (2002-2006) and Vice President Research and Technology (2006-2008). He was also the Technical Manager (1982 – 1987) and Refinery Manager (1987 – 1988) for PETRONAS Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd, the PETRONAS first refinery at Kerteh.
A professional engineer, he sat on the Board of Engineers Malaysia and was Chairman of the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia (2007-2012). He is currently an Advisor of Institute of Materials Malaysia, a Fellow and a Council Member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, a member of the Board of Engineers National Monitoring Committee, a board member of SIRIM and Deleum Berhad, a public listed company and a Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau MyCEB's Kesatria.
In October 2016 he was admitted as a William Pitt Fellow by the Pembroke College of Cambridge. He is the Past President of the International Gas Union (2009-2012), the Immediate Past President of the Malaysian Gas Association (2003-2015) and Past President of the Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association (2003-2009). He attended the Harvard Advance Management Program in 1997.
Dr. Norman L Fortenberry
Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), United States
Dr. Norman L. Fortenberry is the executive director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a global society founded in 1893. ASEE advances innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession. Previously, Fortenberry served as the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at the US National Academy of Engineering. He served in various executive roles at the US National Science Foundation including as senior advisor to the NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources and as founding director of the divisions of undergraduate education and human resource development. Fortenberry has also served as executive director of the GEM Consortium and as a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering. Dr. Fortenberry was awarded the S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. degrees by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Xavier Fouger
Senior Director, Global Academia Programs, Dassault Systèmes SE, France
An Industrial Engineer, former Science Attaché in Vienna, Xavier Fouger joined Dassault Systemes in 1990. He developed new innovation processes for various automotive manufacturers in Germany and Korea. He created the corporate organization in charge of global academia. He designed cutting edge learning initiatives for secondary and vocational education in the USA, Malaysia, Canada and France where he introduced a STEM program for 11,500 middle/high school students. He initiated PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) competency centres in India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Vietnam and Argentina. He manages research funded by US and European agencies on virtual labs, collaborative engineering, 3D in MOOCs, Problem Based Learning and textbook virtualization. He helps institutions and governments in transferring into educational programs emerging industry practices such as social innovation, precision agriculture, the Internet of Things or Systems Engineering. A founding member of IFEES and GEDC, steering committee member of SEFI, he provides lectures and seminars on innovation management in various engineering and business schools. He was awarded the Peter the First medal of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia.
Dr. Michael Milligan
Executive Director & CEO, Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology, (ABET), United States
Michael K. J. Milligan is CEO and Executive Director of ABET. He is responsible for all aspects of ABET global operations, representing 35 technical and professional societies.
Prior to joining ABET, Milligan held various positions in government and academia, including 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served as associate professor and deputy department head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy and later worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
He earned a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, MS from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a BS from Michigan State University. Milligan also earned an MBA from Western New England College and is a Certified Association Executive. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies and a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Maryland.
Prof. Dr. Edward Reeve
President, International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), United States
Dr. Edward M. Reeve is currently (2017-2018) serving as the President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Education Association (www.iteea.org). He is also a professor and teacher educator in the area of Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education at Utah State University (USU). He has been at USU since 1987 where he has worked to advance knowledge in the fields of Technology and Engineering Education and Career and Technical Education (CTE). His professional interests, research, and numerous publications and presentations have been in areas related to educational standards, curriculum development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, competency-based education, improving teaching and learning, and internationalizing the curriculum.
He received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in Education in Industrial Technology from The Ohio State University. In addition to experiences as a secondary education teacher and university administrator, he currently serves on the Praxis Standing Committee for Technology Education and served on the national pilot study panel for the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Technology and Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment in 2015. He also served as President (2010-2013) of the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education (CTETE).
Asst. Prof. Dr. Tiamyod Pasawano
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Technical Education, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand
Asst. Prof. Dr.Tiamyod Pasawano is an Assistant Dean Faculty of Technical Education, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) Thailand. Also work in Chief of Curriculum (Master Degree in Major of Educational Technology and Communications), Head of International Affairs Department and Editors in Chief, Technical Education Journal. Since 2002 – Present work in position of lecturer at Department of educational Technology and Communications. To teaching Bachelor and Master degree about innovation and Information technology for education, Design of integrated media for education, creating an Educational Technology for ASEAN, The Publish research with international conference and journal are about the Result of Enhance Learning with Edutainment Format, Development of an Edutainment for Learning Support of Bachelor Degree Learning Environment Design of Edutainment Center, Readiness of student at faculty of technical education for ASEAN labor market: case study for Thailand and Cambodia. Moreover, to be a leader contacts the university in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. To sign MoU, exchange students and teachers, joint degree, joint activities and other best relationship In ASEAN. Furthermore, have experience invited to be a Keynote Speaker in 1st International Conference on Character Education (ICCE) since 22-23 August 2015 at Vista Hotel, Batam Island, Indonesia. Host by Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Sultan Abdurrahman Tanjung Pinang (STAI Sultan Abdurahman) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Prof. Dr. Jarka Glassey
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Jarka Glassey currently holds a position of a Professor of chemical engineering education at Newcastle University, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials. She is a Fellow of IChemE, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and currently serves on the IChemE Council as academic liaison. She also chairs the Education Special Interest Group of IChemE and also the Editor in Chief of the Education for Chemical Engineers. Besides her research on bioprocess modelling and optimisation, she is actively engaged in research of pedagogical issues relating to the effectiveness of teaching core knowledge and employability competencies, assessment and active learning.
Mr. Paul Gilbert
CEO, Quanser Consulting Inc., Canada
As the CEO of Quanser since 2002, Paul Gilbert oversees the strategic development of solutions geared towards improving the quality of engineering education and research in the global academic community. Paul is passionate about bringing hands-on experiments into universities, enabling students to gain real world experience and graduate as the strongest and most influential generation of engineering leaders.
Paul regularly travels around the world delivering keynote presentations and meeting with senior engineering educators. He is also as an active participant with global academic leadership organizations, including IFEES, GEDC, WEEF, IUCEE, and ASEE.
Paul has over two decades as a senior executive in SME companies in North America. He brings wealth of international experience developing global partner relationships and major R&D oriented projects in the packaging, aerospace and energy management sectors.
Paul holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K.
In addition to his day job, Paul has been an active youth mentor in a number of programs designed to develop young minds and promote STEM education. Currently he is active with the NEXT 36 Entrepreneurial Development program. Paul is also an avid cyclist and together with his team has raised over $250,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the last 5 years with the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Prof. Dr. Kamariah Ismail
Director, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (UTMTEC), Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Kamariah Ismail has more than 20 years teaching experience. She teaches entrepreneurship/Technopreneurship, commercialization of technology, and innovation and new product development. She has vast experience research in commercialisation activities and university company spin off formation, technology based company, innovation management, and SMEs in Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in Commercialisation of Patent from the University of Strathclyde, UK in 2007. She was the founding Deputy Director for Innovation and Commercialisation Centre from 2010-2013. Currently, she is the founding Director to the UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) Technology Entrepreneurship Center (UTMTEC) where she manages the university entrepreneurship training and activities and well as facilitate in commercialization of R & D output matters. She actively involves mentoring start-up among students and entrepreneurs. She is a certified NLP, and a certified coach NLP. She has attended educator programs under Stanford University In USA, Trinity College Dublin and NEN USA Wadhwani Foundation.
Dr. Kimberly Burdett
Faculty Education Manager, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
I am responsible for the development and implementation of the student experience strategy over the student life-cycle. I manage, coordinate, coach and mentor a team of specialists within UNSW to deliver an outstanding student experience and identify opportunities to evolve and further enhance graduate outcomes and alumni connectivity. Our team goal is to ensure UNSW Engineering students receive the highest quality education, one that ensures our graduates are unique, highly influential local, regional and global problem solvers and change leaders, seeking to empower students to set and tackle challenges that reflect realworld problems of global significance and equip them with the skills to plan and deliver solutions.
Within my portfolio sits International Engagement (inbound / outbound), Industry Relations, Signature Experiences, Digital Technology and Education Innovation, Women in Engineering, Academic Programs, Student Led Activities, and internal marketing platforms. We facilitate liaison and projects across faculties and central University divisions, as well as engage with external stakeholders.
Our team statement is: "To create an evolving student experience that develops empowered, socially engaged, global citizens." As Charles Darwin once said "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change" ... and as one of the Top 50 Universities in the world, it is our job to ensure our graduates are equipped with these skills to remain nimble and ready to lead our World towards a just society, and future of innovation and success.
Prof. Dr. Emanuella Tilley
Head of Integrated Engineering Program, University College London, United Kingdom
Emanuela Tilley is the Director of the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL. Previously, she designed the curricula for IEP projects and global challenges to introduce problem, experimental, research and enquiry-based learning to a multi-disciplinary first year cohort of engineering students at UCL. She champions a teaching and learning programme focused on self-awareness, teamwork and leadership aimed at supporting students in their development of engineering skills. Emanuela is a Fellow of the HEA and a Principal Teaching Fellow within the Faculty. Educated in mechanical and civil structural engineering, she has worked as a consulting engineer, leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the design and testing of the world’s most unique tall towers and structures. Emanuela is an active member within the symposium of research on engineering education occurring within UCL, nationally and internationally. Effective assessment and feedback systems for design based engineering education and understanding the student learning experience of context rich, authentic problem/project based learning pedagogy are the focus of her current research.
Prof. Dr. John Mitchell
Vice Dean (Education), University College London, United Kingdom
John Mitchell is Professor of Communications Systems Engineering in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He recently led a major undergraduate curriculum development programme across the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences. The revised programmes, which launched in September 2014, introduce a connected curriculum emphasising practical, research-based activities in all programmes with an integrated development of key skills. The programme has introduced a common framework across all departments and developed a set of core modules which are being delivered to over 700 first year students. He is currently Vice-Dean for Education in the faculty and Co-director of the Centre for Engineering Education (CEE). In 2009, he was awarded the UCL Provost's award for teaching and has published on curriculum development with engineering education. Professor Mitchell is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Assoc. Prof. Ashley Ater Kranov
Assoc. Prof., School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, United States
Ashley Ater Kranov is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University and President of the consulting firm Global Professional Skills Assessment. She is also Acting Vice Dean of the College of Computing and Information Sciences at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her research areas of interest are direct methods to teach and measure the engineering professional skills necessary for 21st century engineering workplace success and how to increase gender equity in engineering.
Ms. Zahra Atiq
School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, United States
Zahra Atiq is a PhD candidate at the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She is interested in learning about the non-cognitive/affective and individual/demographic factors that impacts students in STEM courses. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the emotions students' experience while learning computer programming. She is interested to understand women's participation in computer science and engineering.
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Turns
Professor, Department of Human Centred Design & Engineering, University of Washington, United States
Prof Dr Jennifer Turns is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the role of reflection in undergraduate engineering education, educator professional development, and graduate student preparation.
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Farrell
Chair, Experiential Engineering Education Rowan University,
Prof. Dr. Stephanie Farrell is Professor and Founding Chair of Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University (USA) and was the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar in Engineering Education at Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). Dr. Farrell’s research focuses on access and equity in the development of spatial skills and methods for improving spatial skills to increase success in engineering. Dr. Farrell has been recognized nationally and internationally with awards such as Honoris Causa in Engineering Education from the Internationale Gesellschaft für Inginieurpädagogik (IGIP) and the National Outstanding Teaching Medal and the Quinn Award for experiential learning from the American Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Farrell is the 2017-18 president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education and has served twice on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).
Dr. M. Tazli Azizan
Head, Center for Teaching & Learning (CETaL), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia
Mohammad Tazli Azizan is a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP). Graduated his PhD from Imperial College, he is then appointed as the Head for Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL) at UTP, championing the student-centered learning (SCL) pedagogy initiatives at the institution. He is actively promoting the changes from teacher-led to SCL for the past 3 years, adopting technology enhanced informal and formal cooperative learning, flipped classroom, online learning and problem based learning (PBL). Additionally, he is the office bearer for Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM) from 2016. He has been awarded the Effective Education Delivery Award during the UTP Quality Day 2009 and 2015 and also won the National Outstanding Educator Award under Engineering Education Category from Koperasi Pendidikan Swasta Berhad in 2016. He has been invited to several conferences and symposiums to be the plenary speaker in Malaysia and Philippines, and also actively trained the educators from various institutions on student centered learning. The SCL training and development led by him at UTP has been shortlisted as the finalist for the IChemE Malaysia Award in 2017. He is passionate in doing research related to nurturing values and deep learning in engineering education via different SCL approaches. Additionally, he is also actively doing research on catalytic reaction engineering, biofuels and biochemical production.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arham Bin Abdullah
Director, Industrial Relations Division Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia
Dr. Arham Abdullah obtained his Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.Eng) in 1998 and Master of Engineering (M.Eng - Engineering Management) in 1999 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He completed his PhD from Loughborough University United Kingdom in 2003 in the area of Construction Management. Currently he is an Associate Professor in Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM. He was also appointed as the Deputy Director (Innovation and Commercialisation) at Innovation and Commercialisation Centre, (ICC) UTM from 2009 to 2014. Currently he’s seconded as Director, Industry Relations Division, Higher Education Department, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. As Highlighted in Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025, Shift 7, Innovation Ecosystem, The Industry Relations Division, MoHE play an important role to enhance Academia Industry Collaboration in Malaysia.
Mr. Ken Dunstan
Education and Channel Business Manager, MathWorks Asia Pacific,
As the MathWorks’ Asia Pacific Education and Channel Business Manager, Ken is responsible for fostering the adoption and use of MathWorks products in academic, governmental, and commercial institutions throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Ken has more than 20 years’ experience promoting and applying the use of MATLAB, Simulink, and other MathWorks software in numerous fields including the academic (teaching and research), automotive, semiconductor, and electronics sectors.
Prior to working with MathWorks, Ken worked as a consulting mechanical engineer for 10 years, providing services to commercial and government organisations.
Ken holds a B.E.(Hons). in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Prof. Dr. Yacob Astatke
Assistant VP, International Affairs, Morgan State University, United States
Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Assistant Vice President for International Affairs at MSU. Dr. Astatke was a full-time faculty member in the School of Engineering for over 20 years, where he rose to the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. For over a decade now, Dr. Astatke has facilitated material support and capacity-building training workshops for Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) departments for five universities in Ethiopia. He has expanded his services to other African countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon. Dr. Astatke is recipient of several awards, including the 2016 Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)- Airbus Diversity Award, 2016 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for College Level Promotion of Education, and the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Outstanding Teaching Award.
Prof. Dr. William Oakes
Director, EPICS Program for Purdue University, United States
William (Bill) Oakes is the Director of the EPICS Program and a Professor and a founding faculty member of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has been active in design education, service-learning and community engagement for university and pre-university engineering programs. He has published more than 100 conference and journal articles and contributing to 13 books including co-authoring the first text for engineering service-learning. He has received numerous awards for his efforts at Purdue including elected as a fellow of the Teaching Academy and listed in the Book of Great Teachers. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. He was a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering's Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, recipient of the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers’ (NSPE) Educational Excellence Award and the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Chester Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education. He is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Dr. Rhys Morgan
Director of Engineering & Education, Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom
Rhys is the Director of Engineering and Education at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Rhys has responsibility for the diversity work of the Academy, it's education policy and research activity and all education programmes, teacher CPD and curriculum resource materials. Rhys also oversees the collaborative education alliances which the Academy hosts; Education for Engineering (E4E), the collective of 36 Professional Engineering Institutions, Engineering Council, EngineeringUK and Royal Academy of Engineering, and the UK Forum for Computing Education (UKforce), bringing together key organisations in computing education. Both bodies provide clear and consistent information and advice to government on all aspects of STEM education and skills policy.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Angeles Martin Prats
University of Seville, Spain
María Ángeles Martín Prats PhD. is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Seville since January 2009. She is a Researcher in the Electronic Technology Group TIC-109 of the University of Seville since 1996 and manages the aeronautic research line inside the same group since 2003.
Since October 2007 until December 2010 she has been Sub-Director and International Relations Coordinator of the School of Engineering of the University of Seville. Her works are fundamentally focused on avionics and electronic systems for aeronautic, aerospace and defense applications. She has taken part in more than 70 industrial and research projects. So far, she has been responsible of 32 aeronautic projects with technology transfer.
She is the responsible of the core subjects Electronic Technology and Avionics & Navigation Systems of Aeronautical Engineering of the University of Seville, since its creation, and responsible of the Master subject Advanced Avionics and Boarded Communications.
She has been lecturer of the Master that University of Seville imparts with Airbus Military: Global Supply Chain.
She is technical evaluator of R&D projects of European Quality Assurance since June 2007.
She is technical evaluator of R&D projects of Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Ministry of Science and Innovation) and belongs to the experts' panel of ANEP since 2010.
She has managed the contents elaboration process of Avionics, Electronics and Systems of the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC).
She is the main organizer of the Annual Seminar of Avionics and Navigation Systems since 2006 until now.
She has numerous publications in prestigious international journals and many national and international conference proceedings. She has got a high number of citations of her papers (h=19), awards to the best paper and recognition of IEEE TIE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Transactions on Industrial Engineering journal) to the most referenced paper. Since 2011 she is Senior Member of IEEE.
She is the main founder of a Spin Off of University of Seville, Skylife Engineering, created in May 2011. The main activity is focused on the design and development of electronics systems applied to the aerospace industry.
Chair of the Spanish technical chapter IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems since June 2009 until 2013.
Chair of the Spanish chapter WIE (Women In Engineering) of IEEE since January 2006 until July 2011.
Coordinator of Pegasus European Aerospace Network of Excellence (www.pegasus-europe.org) of the School of Engineering of the University of Seville since 2008 until now and Member of the Pegasus Board since April 2011.
Vice-Dean of External Relations of the ETSI US since February 2015 until now. Member of ACARE Working Group 5 of the European Commission since 2016. Finalist of the GEDC Airbus Diversity award 2013.
Medal of the civil merit received by the King Felipe VI, 19th June 2015.
Top 10 leader in Spain in the category of Women in academia and research, 2014 and 2015 (http://www.lastop100.com/).
Dr. Ang Liu
Director of Engineering Design, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Dr. Ang Liu is a senior lecturer and Director of Engineering Design at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. He specializes in design thinking, technological innovation, and technology-enabled global education. From 2010 to 2016, he was managing the iPodia Education Program and the iPodia Alliance at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of South California.
Prof. Dr. Cynthia Atman
Director, Center of Engineering Learning & Teaching, University of Washington, United States
Cynthia J. Atman is a professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, and holds the Mitchell T. & Lella Blanche Bowie Endowed Chair. She is the director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) and co-director of the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE). Her research focuses on engineering design learning, considering context in engineering design, and the use of reflection to support learning.
Prof. Dr. Roger Hadgraft
Director, Educational Innovation and Research, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Roger Hadgraft is a civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience in improving engineering education, publishing many papers on problem- and project-based learning (PBL), and the use of online technology to support student-centred learning. He was instrumental in introducing a project-based curriculum in civil engineering at Monash University and in several disciplines at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He established the Master of Sustainable Practice and Bachelor of Sustainable Systems Engineering, both at RMIT. Roger was an ALTC Discipline Scholar and co-author of the Threshold Learning Outcomes for Engineering and IT and he has been a member of several national learning and teaching projects. He is currently Director of Educational Innovation and Research at the University of Technology Sydney.
Developing Integrated STEM Education Activities
Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi Syed Hassan
Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and is a fellow in the UTM Centre for Engineering Education. A practitioner of problem-based learning (PBL), he regularly conducts courses to train academics in effective implementation of student-centered learning techniques. Prior to joining UTM, he worked as an engineer in industries, such as INTEL and SIME-DARBY. He was a plenary speaker at the inaugural ASEE International Forum in 2012 and at the International Workshop on Innovative Engineering Education in November 2013 in Korea. He won the best paper award at the 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference in Amman, Jordan, and two gold medals in the i-PHEX 2014 Innovative Practices in Higher Education Exposition. His research areas are on student centered learning, problem solving in engineering, manufacturing systems and optimization, and systems dynamic modelling.
Prof. Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof
Director, Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Khairiyah Mohd-Yusof is a Professor and the Director of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), which promotes scholarly and evidence-based practices in engineering education. She is the President for the Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM), Vice President for the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and board member for the International Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN). A practitioner and researcher of student centered learning approaches, she has been an invited speaker and conducted workshops throughout Malaysia and Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Her work in engineering education won her several awards, including the 2015 Frank Morton Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Award for Chemical Engineering Education Excellence.
Mr. Vincent Lim
School of Engineering, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Vincent Lim is a Lecturer with Republic Polytechnic and is the Principal Investigator for an Industry 4.0 Project on the process harmonization of additive manufacturing with collaborative robots, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. He is also the Module Chair for Engineering Cost Decisions and leads a team of 6 lecturers for the module.
Prior to his role as a Lecturer, Vincent has more than 12 years of professional experience in regional technical management roles for Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson, Panasonic and Daifuku. In Rockwell Automation, he was the Business Excellence Manager and had led lean manufacturing integration projects with Industrial IoT technologies. At Harley-Davidson, he was the Asia Pacific Continuous Improvement Champion in the rollout of Lean Six Sigma and Project Management methodologies for the region. He also served as the acting Head of Business Planning in the formulation of Manufacturing Footprint in Southeast Asia. In Panasonic, he was the Business Process Manager where he successfully implemented Lean transformation and automation systems for manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Thailand and Philippines. In Daifuku, he was involved in multi-million dollar projects in the deployment of advanced manufacturing and logistics automation systems in China and Southeast Asia. He started a RFID business unit for the company and is one of the top ranked RFID solutions provider in Singapore.
He holds an Honours Degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from University of Adelaide. He is also certified in Project Management Professional, Certified Supply Chain Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Tan Sri Dato' Academician (Dr.) Ir. Ahmad Zaidee Ladin
President, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), Malaysia
Education and Qualifications
In 1961, he won a scholarship from Central Electricity Board (now Tenaga Nasional) while studying in Upper Sixth Science in Victoria Institution Kuala Lumpur. Ahmad Zaidee graduated in Electrical Engineering from Brighton College of Technology (now University of Brighton) in 1966. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Technological Economies (Management & Industrial Science), University of Stirling (1974) and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Professional Technologist with Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). Subsequently he attended several international courses. Among them, at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, 1977, Electricite de France S.A.,1978, Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) Course on Total Quality Control 1980, INSEAD Course on "Transfer of Technology",1980, and Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe (an IAEA Nuclear Research Centre, now part of Karlruhe Institute of Technology),1983.
Professional Work Experience
Zaidee was a Student Apprentice for 12 months in General Electric Company Birmingham, in 1964, and a Graduate Apprentice in NORWEB Macclesfield for six months in 1966 before completing his pupillage in Malaysia in August 1967.
He joined National Electricity Board (NEB) (now known as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as a Pupil Engineer in 1966 and appointed as Assistant District Engineer, covering consumers and electricity distribution (11/33kV) in 1967. He held several positions in NEB. Zaidee helped set up the Institut Latihan Sultan Ahmad Shah (ILSAS) and was its first Director upon completion in 1976 He was Senior Engineer (Headquarters) from 1983-1989 and served as Personal Assistant to the General Manager and CEO, Tan Sri Abu Zarim, and his successor, Tan Sri Jalaluddin Zainuddin.
Zaidee led the NEB transformation team under the late Tan Sri Ani Arope, for the formation of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, from the inception to its establishment in 1990. Zaidee's last post in TNB in 1993 was Deputy General Manager Corporate Services (Management Development Services) TNB.
In 1994, the Minister of Education Malaysia, appointed him as a Director and CEO of Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM), (now known as University Teknologi MARA or UiTM), and two years later, became the first and only Rector of Institut Teknologi MARA. In 1999, upon its elevation in status to a university, Datuk Ahmad Zaidee was appointed the first Vice-Chancellor of UiTM.
Professional Affiliation, National, Regional and Global
Ahmad Zaidee was President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) from 1999 to 2001.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (1991), as well as Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) (1999) and is currently serving on the councils of both bodies. He was elected as a Senior Fellow of the Academy(2011) that entitled him to be called an "Academician". He is the current Secretary General of the ASM up to 2017
Ts. Ahmad Zaidee is the founding President of MBOT since 2015.
He is a Past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (FEISEAP) (2000-2003) as well as the Honorary Fellow of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO). He also served in the Council of World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) from 2003 to 2005.
Zaidee was the first to be a Member of ASEAN Engineers Register. (1999).
Contribution to National Development
In 2000, Datuk Zaidee was appointed by the Prime Minister and was elected chairman of Science and Technology Sub-Committee of MAPEN ll, under the overall Chairmanship of Tun Ahmad Sarji.
He was appointed Chairman of SIRIM Bhd (2001-2004), by the Minister of Finance.
The Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs appointed Datuk Ir Zaidee to be Chairman of Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) (2005-2007).
In 2009 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of Akademi Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (AKEPT) by the Minister of Higher education. His appointment on the Board has been extended until 2018.
He was appointed as Chairman of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (2010-2015) by the Minister of Education, and Chairman of UiTM (2015-2018) and made a Member of Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA)(2015-2017) by the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water.
In 2015 he was appointed as the first President of the Malaysia Board of Technologists by the Minister of Science Technology and Innovation.
He was elected Chairman of Chairmen of Lembaga Pengerusi -Pengerusi Lembaga Pengerusi Universiti for two years from Jan 2016 to Dec 2017.
Academically, he is a member of the International Academic Advisory Committee to Universiti Teknologi Petronas,(from 2010 till now), a Board Member of Open University Malaysia and Meteor Learning Sdn. Bhd. ( 2006 to now). He also serves on the Board of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) from 2004 to now.
Contribution to Technical Development of Malaysia
Datuk Ir Zaidee was appointed Councillor for Majlis Perbandaran Shah Alam by the Menteri Besar Selangor, from 1999 to 2002.
Upon retirement from UiTM and TNB, Datuk Ir Ahmad Zaidee was made a Member of the MMC Berhad Board, Chairman of MMC Engineering Berhad and Co-Chairman and Board Member of the MMC-GAMUDA JV for the building of the SMART TUNNEL (2001-2007).
As Chairman of MMC Oil & Gas SDN Bhd., he was involved in the laying of oil pipeline from Khartoum to Port Sudan(2007) a PETRODAR project, an example of exporting of Malaysia's services abroad.
He is a practising electrical engineer and Chairman of ERINCO Sdn. Bhd, an Environmental Engineering Consultancy (2001-now).
He also sits as an Independent Director on the Board of YLI Holdings Bhd (2009-now), a company that produces ductile iron pipes and fittings for waterworks and sewerage industries.
Datuk Zaidee was appointed as a Member of the Board of Engineers by the Minister of Works (1996-2000). He was appointed by Sri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong to be a member of the Appeal Board of the Board of Engineers from 2011 till now.
Contribution to Charitable and Voluntary Services
He was elected to the Council of the Selangor Malay Chamber of Commerce served as Chairman for the IT Bureau. (2002-2013).
He was elected Chairman and Director of Malay Education and Development Research Institute (2010-now), a registered Non-Governmental Organisation.
Kesatria Mangku Negara K.M.N. (1982) awarded by Sri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Dato' Paduka Mahkota Perak D.P.M.P. (1995) State Award given by Paduka Sri Sultan of Perak entitled him to be called a "Dato' "
Panglima Jasa Negara P.J.N. (1999) awarded by Sri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, entitled him to be called "Datuk".
Panglima Setia Mahkota P.S.M. (2014) awarded by Sri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, entitled him to be called "Tan Sri".
Academically, Zaidee was awarded the Degree of Doctor of the University by University of Stirling (1996), the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology by Oxford Brookes University(1996), and the Honorary Doctor of Letters by the Manchester Metropolitan University(1999) as well as Honorary Professor of Napier University, United Kingdom (1999). He was honoured with the Honorary Doctorate in Electrical Engineering given by His Majesty the Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (2010).
Born on 1 April 1943, he is married to Rusila Abdul Razak and has three boys and one daughter, and five grandchildren.
Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto
Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, Indonesia
Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto is the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Prior to joining SEAMEO Secretariat, he worked as the Director of the SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre, known as SEAMEO SEAMOLEC. He was also Director of International Communications, and Director of TVET department at the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, and has fulfilled the role of Attaché of Education and Culture, at the Indonesian Embassy in Bonn, Germany
As the SEAMEO Secretariat Director, Dr Gatot has responsibility for the Secretariat's strategy and operations, ensuring that focus is maintained on developing education, culture and science for all those in Southeast Asia. As the head of the SEAMEO Secretariat, he aims to optimise the functions of all 21 SEAMEO Centres regional wide as well as leverage both quality and quantity of developmental programmes and activities through creation and strengthening of international collaborative networks within Southeast Asian region and beyond.
Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto holds a Doctorate Degree in Hydro-Geology from RWTH-Aachen University, and a Master's degree from the same institution. His Bachelor Degree is in Mining Engineering from the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia, and on this subject he has also been a lecturer.
Prof. Ir. Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor
Deputy President, Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology (MySET), Malaysia
Professor Megat Johari MEGAT MOHD NOOR is a Professor and Head of Ecological Engineering iKozha at the Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur Campus. He was the founding Dean of the MJIIT (2011-2014) and then became the Director of Quality & Risk Management Centre at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Campus (2014-2017). Prior to joining the UTM he was initially from Universiti Putra Malaysia and later became the founding Director of the Engineering Accreditation Council of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), which is responsible for accreditation of all engineering programmes in Malaysia. He is currently a Member of the Engineering Technology Accreditation Council of the BEM and being tasked for Malaysia's accession to Sydney and Dublin Accords, the education equivalency agreement hosted under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). He had contributed significantly to the studies on Malaysian Engineering Education Model (2000) and the Malaysian Engineering Technologist and Technician – Blueprint for the Future (2003), which spurred the rapid development of Engineering, Engineering Technology and Engineering Technician education in Malaysia. He was instrumental for Malaysia's accession as a full signatory to Washington Accord, the engineering degree equivalency mutual recognition under the IEA. Megat Johari is also a Deputy President of the Malaysian Society for Engineering and Technology, Deputy President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries, and a past Vice President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia.
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