AEC SUCCEEDS IN THE ORGANISATION OF ITS SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION AND GREEN ENERGY VEHICLE (AiGEV 2016)
By : BaHARUDIN bASIRON
Automotive Engineering Centre (AEC) has successfully organised the second Automotive Innovation And Green Energy Vehicle Conference (AiGEV 2016) from 2nd to 3rd August 2016 at the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) Cyberjaya, Selangor. The conference which was co-organised with Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia (DHU) involved scholars and professionals in the field of green technology mechanical and automotive engineering with the aim to promote research in automotive engineering at national and international levels.
This conference provided opportunities to researchers from institutes of higher education, research and development organisations related to the field of automotive engineering and green technology to present and publish their research findings in line with National Automotive Policy 2014 which seeks to develop and increase competetiveness in automotive field in Malaysia.
The officiating event was carried out by MAI Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Madani Sahari and was also attended by UMP Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dato’ Dr. Rosli Mohd Yunus President of Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA), Datuk Aishah Ahmad; DRB-HICOM University Of Automotive Malaysia (DHU) Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Garry James Clayton; Prof. Dr. Masjuki Haji Hassan (Universiti Malaya) and Professor Dr. Abd Rashid Abd Aziz (Universiti Teknologi Petronas) were keynote speakers for the conference.
The conference has attracted 115 local and international participants as well as industries which also presented their research paperwork. Among international participants involved were University of Paderborn (Germany), Nanyang University (Singapura), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Indonesia), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa).
AEC hopes that with the success of this second conference, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) will be one of the best universities known in automotive engineering and green technology fields, and thus, creates a strong academic network among researchers in Malaysia and overseas.