Prof Ir Ts Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan is a professor of chemical engineering, the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of the UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program. Zain is currently the chair of the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act) Thermal Energy drafting committee under the Malaysian Ministry of Energy. He founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve more than USD 6 million energy savings between 2011 and 2019, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award in 2012. In 2014, he received the award as UTM Top Researcher, UTM Top Academician and the Honorary Award from Hungary. He has delivered over 400 invited talks in professional courses, conferences and seminars across the world, including the 2014 Imperial College Distinguished Chemical Engineering Sponsored Lecture.
Zulkiflee Umar, Deputy Director of Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Department of Industry Operation, Energy Commission Malaysia. Begin his career with Energy Commission Malaysia in 2005 in the Legal Department performing enforcement tasks under the Electricity Supply Act 1990 and Gas Supply Act 1993. Shift to the Department of Gas Development and Regulation of Energy Commission Malaysia in 2008 performing tasks related to the safety of gas installations. Appointed as the Head of Demand Side
Management Unit in 2012 now known as Energy Efficiency & Conservation Unit performing the following duties and responsibilities: Enforcement and promotion of the Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulations (EMEER) 2008 and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Requirements for domestic and industrial appliances.
Dr Lim Daw Yuen is currently the Marketing Manager of Technical Services Division (TSD), Sime Darby Offshore Engineering Sdn. Bhd. He holds a Degree of Engineering (Chemical) from UTM, Malaysia and registered as a member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He holds an MBA from University Lincoln, UK and obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration from OUM, Malaysia in year 2012. He began his career with Siemens Power Generation as Engineer for Power Plants in 1999. He moved on to join the local automation company as Division Manager for sales and distribution area for 2 years prior to join Sime Darby in year 2007. Since then, he leads and identifies priority areas of work for the Company in Gas Turbine & Gas Engine Cogeneration, District Cooling, CNG Stations, and BioCNG and other renewable energy business. He has contributed significantly at pioneering and architecting the value chain of BioCNG in Malaysia since 2010.
Mr. Zaini Abdul Wahab is an energy management consultant with over 22 years of experience in energy efficiency and sustainable energy development industry who specialises in reducing business operational costs for organisations through energy management system implementation. He is a certified expert in Energy Management System (EnMS) by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). He is also Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM) with Energy Commission, a certified energy auditor and an accredited energy measurement and verification professional by Malaysia Association of Energy Service Companies (MAESCO) and a certified trainer by the HRDF. As a trainer, Mr. Zaini has trained thousands of executives, managers and directors through training and workshops on energy management and energy efficiency topics since 1999 and has been the guest trainer for organizations such as MAESCO, FMM and SEDA Malaysia.
Ir Loh Sin Seng is the Head for Biogas Operation in Sime Darby Plantation. He has been leading the development of renewable energy business, specifically biogas initiatives within Sime Darby Plantation. His role includes seeing to the roll-out of in-house biogas projects to meet carbon reduction target, as well as initiating collaborative effort with strategic partners in the development of commercial biogas power plant. Since joining Sime Darby Plantation 18 years ago, Ir Loh have been involved in planning, conceptualizing, design and project managing the development of various palm oil related projects including biomass power plant, modernized farming, composting plant, construction and upgrading of palm oil mill projects. He is a Mechanical Engineer by training, registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager with Suruhanjaya Tenaga.
Professor Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim holds PhD from Heriot-Watt University, UK. He became a Chartered Engineer in 2000 and promoted as a Professor in 2003. He is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineering Technology (FIET) and Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASM). He is also an Adjunct Professor in the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE). Professor Dr. Nasrudin is the Founder and Director of the UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), one of the ten nationally acclaimed Higher Institutions’ Centre of Excellence (HICoE) of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). He is also the Chairman of the University of Malaya Advanced Engineering & Technology (AET) Research Cluster.
DI Christoph Brunner is CEO of AEE INTEC in Austria. Before, he was head of department IPE – Industrial Processes and Energy Systems at AEE INTEC. The main topics of his work are energy and resource efficiency, the integration of renewable energy for the industry like solar process heat and membrane distillation for wastewater purification and process water upgrading. He was Project coordinator of several national and international projects as SolarFoods, GREENFOODS (www.green-foods.eu), SOLAR BREW (FP 7), EINSTEIN (IEE), TrustEE (www.trust-EE.eu), Operating Agent in the International Energy Agency – IEA SHC Task 49 – Solar Process Heat for Production and Advanced Applications and IEA SHC Task 62 for Solar thermal energy and industrial water management. He is the member of the board of the European technology platform for Renewable Heating and Cooling RHC- ETIP (https://www.rhc-platform.org/). Christoph is also an expert for industrial energy efficiency and process intensification (membrane distillation) with a focus on the food and beverage industry, galvanic industry, including the pinch analyses (PE2, SOCO, EINSTEIN). Part of the Austrian and European work of Standardization for energy audits (CEN), UNIDO expert in energy efficiency for the industry in Uganda, Balkan countries, Malaysia, India, Russia, Egypt and South America.
Dr. Zarina Ab Muis is a senior lecturer and Director of Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Master’s in Advanced Process Engineering from Loughborough University and PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She specialises in Integrated Energy Planning, Decentralized Electricity Generation, Renewable Energy Planning, Process Modeling and Simulation, Energy Management System and Scheduling (EMSS) comprising of various the energy saving technologies, energy efficiency and management policies in industry and Sustainability or Green Index. Her research activities are focused on low carbon society (LCS), climate change mitigation strategy, renewable electricity generation and Renewable Energy distributed electricity generation (DEG) system. She has won numerous international and local awards such as INATEX, MTE and Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) and research grants. Dr. Zarina is a Certified Energy Manager awarded by Asean Energy Management Schemes (AEMAS) and Certified Registered Electrical and Energy Manager (REEM). She is a registered engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Graduate Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Ir. Dr. Khairul Azmy Kamaluddin is the current President of Biomedical Engineering Association of Malaysia (BEAM), a council member to IAC-CFM and IFHE, a certified asapm Project Practitioner, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM). He is regarded as MoH expert referral on all healthcare related building and engineering system design, with focus on building condensation issues, energy efficiency and green initiatives.