Plenary Lecture

Malaysia: Wind Energy Recent Development

Professor Azami Zaharim
Head for Renewable Energy Resources and Social Impact Research Group
Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Abstract: Awareness on environment adversity such as drastic climate change, greenhouse effect and fossil depletion has leads a major changes on human consideration. From daily activities such as recycle and reuse up to renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass and wind has taken into account. The aim of this study is to review on wind energy recent development in Malaysia. It comprises trend, research, discovery and development of the wind energy. The result found that research on wind energy has increase in Malaysia. From the policy and act studies to the wind energy capture. This trend shows that Malaysia is ready for wind as a substance to fossil dependence. More researches need to be done to realize wind energy as one of the energy contributor in Malaysia.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Azami Zaharim is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and previously served as Head of Centre for Engineering Education Research, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, UKM starting 2009 until 2014. He obtained his BSc with Honours in Statistics and Computing from North London University, UK in 1988. In 1996, he completed his PhD at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in the area of Statistics. His research interest is on renewable energy, engineering education and engineering mathematics. He is currently an Associate Principal Research Fellow in Solar Energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development in solar energy technology as a head of Renewable Energy Resources and Social Impact Research Group. At the national level, he was invited by INTAN to conduct a workshop on research methodology for government scholarship holders at the post-graduate level. In addition, the Food Quality Division of the Health Ministry also invited him to lecture on the topic of optimization using surface methodology. He has until now published over 250 research papers in journals and conferences, conducted more than 20 public opinion consultancies and delivered more than 15 keynotes/invited speeches at national and international meetings on engineering education and renewable energy.

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