Curriculum vitae

CV 2019


UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Level 7, Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra,
54100 Kuala Lumpur.

Date of birth: 7th September 1980
Researcher ID: C-5672-2011
Scopus ID: 37121876400

  • A very effective team leader and team member who takes responsibility and consistently focus on actions that produce tangible results
  • A competent associate who is very comfortable in using intuitive hands-on approach and working independently with little supervision
  • A keen pursuant of continuous learning opportunities for self and others
  • A self motivated individual who works very well with others in a team structure
  • One who continuously seeks methods to improve area of responsibility and accepts new ideas wisely
2017 – 2019 Post Doctoral Fellow

Nanofluidic and Microfluidic Research Laboratory                      

Department of Mechanical Engineering                                                        

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139                                                        United States of America


2011 – 2014 Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: On the Development of Measurement System using Robust Design
Engineering based on Peel Strength Measurement

Meiji University, Japan

2004 – 2006 Master of Engineering (Mechanical-Advanced Manufacturing Technology) 
Second Class Upper
Thesis: Etching Performance of Silicon Wafers with Redesigned Etching Drum
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2002 – 2003 Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation
Selangor Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC)
1999 – 2002 Bachelor of Science Hons. (Chemical Technology) with Second Class Upper Honors
Thesis: A Research on Manufacturing and Adsorption Capacity of Zeolite-based Desiccant
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
1998 – 1999 Matriculation in Science Biology
Pusat Matrikulasi Kuala Pilah (PMKP)
1996 – 1997 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia – SPM (Grade 1)
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (P) Methodist Klang


  • Chartered Engineer; CEng of IET (Registration no. 625799)
  • Institute of Engineers and Technologist (Membership no. : 1100364619)
  • Quality Engineering Society of Japan (ID : 15823)
  • Adhesion Society of Japan (ID : 05828)
  • 6 Sigma, Minitab 17, Statgraphic 5.1,  AutoCAD R13, CAD/CAM, Microsoft Office packages i.e Word, Excel, Power Point and etc.
  • Hardworking and independent with little supervision
  • Excellent teamwork and honest in action
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Reading books and journals
  • Travel, swimming & listen to music
  • Watching documentaries
  • Bahasa Melayu (Spoken 10/10; Written 10/10), English (TOEFL iBT 86/120), Japanese language (Spoken & written)

1)   Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM- International Campus)  September 2009 – Current

Senior Lecturer

a) Current Research:

  • Second Generation Catalytic Pyrolisis Conversion Of Palm Oil EFB Biomass To Jet Fuel
    – NanoMITe Research Consortium grant (LRGS) 2015-2019
  • To Develop And Test A Prototype Device Using Nano Material That Can Increase Dissolution Of CO2 Gas In Marine Microalgae Culture
    – Research Contract with industry: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – National Power
    – Patent of the NanoDevice is on progress
  • Optimization Of Heat Treatment Effect On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Ti-6al-(1-3%)Fe Alloys Using Taguchi Method For Aerospace Application
    – Potential Academic Staff (PAS) grant

b) Journal Publication:

  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi. “Effect of Peel Side on Optimum Condition for Measuring Flexible Film Peel Strength in T-Peel Adhesion Test,” Journal of Testing and Evaluation ASTM, Vol.42, No.1, 2013, pp. 50-62.
  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi, K. Tatebayashi. “Quality Engineering Implementation in an Organization: A Brief Finding in QE Methodology”. Int. Journal of Management and Production Engineering Review, Vol.3, No. 4, Dec.2012: pp. 26-34.
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Hamidon Musa “Etching Performance Improvement on Semiconductor Silicon Wafers with Redesigned Etching Drum” Jurnal Teknologi, 55 Mei 2011: pp. 53-65  A. N. A. Fakrullah, T. Abd. Rahman, R. Dolah, U. S. Haron, “Analysis on the Band Plans for IMT Systems in 698-960MHz”, Journal of Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol 735, pp. 311-315, Feb. 2015
  • Annuar Ismail, Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi, “Factors Identification on Optimization of Ball Placement Tool for Flip-Chip-Ball-Grid-Array product using Taguchi Method”, Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering), Vol 72, no.1, 2016, pp.175-179

c) Proceeding Publication:

  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi. “On the Development of Measurement System using Parameter Design”, 2nd International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering, Malaysia, 15-17 December 2014 (Awarded as Best Paper Award in International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering 2014 (ICRQE2014) at Bangalore, India.)
  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi, B. Bergman. “Ouliers Effect in Measurement Data for T-Peel Adhesion Test Using Robust Parameter Design”, 1st International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering, Malaysia, 24-25 April 2013, pp. 41-45.
  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi, “How Quality Engineering in Japan Affects Global Product Performance”, Malaysia-Japan Academic Scholar Conference, Japan, 8-9 November 2013, pp. 1-10.
  • R. Dolah, Z. Miyagi, K. Tatebayashi. “Quality Engineering Implementation in an Organization”, 15th QMOD conference, Quality Management and Operational Development, Poland, 5-7 September 2012, pp. 470-482.
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi. “Multiple Noise Strategy in Robust Parameter Design for Adhesion test”. 20th Quality Engineering Society Conference (QES), Japan, 28-29 June 2012, pp. 230-233.
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Masato Matsuda, Zen’ichi Miyagi. “Optimization of Peel Test Evaluation for Aluminium-Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (Al-PET) Packaging Film”. 4th Asian Conference on Adhesion (ACA), Korea, Sept. 25-27, 2011, pp. 65-69
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Hamidon Musa. “Optimization of an Isotropic Etching process on Silicon Wafer” . 34th IEEE/CPMT International Electronic Manufacturing Technology Symposium (IEMT), Malaysia, 30 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2010, pp.1-5
  • K. Watanabe, Z. Miyagi, R. Dolah, K. Takahashi. 2013. Evaluation Method of Uncertainty in the Paper Permeability Tester. International Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics EngineeringISMAI. Japan.
  • K. Watanabe, Z. Miyagi, R. Dolah, K. Takahashi. 2013. Evaluation Method of Uncertainty in the Paper Permeability Tester. International Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics EngineeringISMAI. Japan.
  • Tadaaki Morita, Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi. 2013. Optimization of Experimental Condition for Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Plastic Property. International Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics EngineeringISMAI. Japan.
  • Ryo Konno, Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi. 2013. Development of High-Resolution Test Apparatus using Piezo Actuator for Evaluation of Shear Property of Adhesive. International Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics EngineeringISMAI. Japan.
  • K. Watanabe, Z. Miyagi, R. Dolah, K. Takahashi. 2013. Optimization of the Paper Permeability Tester using Robust Design.International Conference on Robust Quality Engineering ICRQE. Malaysia. – Best Paper Award in ICRQE conference
  • K. Watanabe, Z. Miyagi, R. Dolah, K. Takahashi. 2013. Evaluation of Uncertainty Method with Interaction in Paper Permeability Tester. 7thInternational Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics EngineeringISMAI. Korea.
  • M. Hoshino, Z. Miyagi, Rozzeta Dolah. 2013. Performance Improvement of Viscoelastic Device and Properties of Characteristic Evaluation of Adhesive. International Symposium on Mechanics, Aerospace, and Informatics Engineering ISMAI. Korea.

d)  Book Publication:

  • Rozzeta Dolah, Hamidon Musa. “Etching performance of silicon wafers with redesigned etching drum: An approach to etching optimization” Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG. ISBN: 978-3-8473-441-9. Germany. 2012.

 e) List of chapters in book/s (excluding proceedings and own authored books):

  • Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi, How Quality Engineering in Japan Affects Global Product Performance, Malaysia-Japan Academic Scholar Conference (MJASC 2013) Tokyo, Japan, 8&9 November 2013

Dolah, Z. Miyagi, “How Quality Engineering in Japan Affects Global Product Performance”, International Proceedings 2013 of Malaysia-Japan Academic Scholar Conference, The Malaysia-Japan Model of Technology Partnership, Part II, pp. 125 – 137, 2015

  • Amir Hamzah Baharuddin, Rozzeta Dolah, Nelidya Md. Yusoff, Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin, “Assessment of Airborne Maritime Situation Control System (AMASCOS) in Military Aircraft”, Chapter 2,: Aircraft Management from Engineering Safety Perspective

f) List of industrial design/ copyright / trademark:

  •  Acid etching drum for silicon wafer manufacturing process has been designed for a multinational semiconductor company. The new design of etching drum has been developed by reducing the edge pitch diameter. Etchant resistance onto the silicon wafer has been reduced, thus giving satisfactory result on wafer flatness and thickness. This improvement has affect the production yield to be higher than using the old drum and less customer rejects on certain defects.
  • Nanodevice for CO2 Dissolution in Marine Microalgae Photo Bioreactor using Nanocatalyst

g) List of PhD students :

1. Bello Salman, working under NanoMite Research Consortiumon NanoTechnology

Project Title: Second Generation Catalytic Pyrolisis of Palm Oil EFB Biomass to Jet Fuel

Ph.D research

2. Faizir bin Ramlie

Project Title: The Enhancement of Mahalanobis-Taguchi System using Bees Intelligence

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering

3. Ravi A/L Krishnan

Project Title: Process Optimization in Flexible Polyurethane Foam Process, using Taguchi Method.

Ph.D Industry

4. Mohamed Shamaun bin Yushak

Project Title: Moderation of Resistance to Change using Lean Principles in                   Transforming Shipyard Operation

Ph.D Industry

5. Zuli’zam bin Rashid

Project Title: Ergonomic Design Package Standard of Automotive Driver Seating Position and Accommodation in Car Driver Workspace

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering

6. Haryanti binti Yahaya

Project Title: Conversion of Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass Using Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Process for the Production of Aviation Kerosene

Ph.D Research

h) List of Master students (research mode):

1. Ayad Omran

Under PY/2014/03150 Potential Academic Staff (PAS) Grant

Project Title: Optimization Of Heat Treatment Effect On Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Ti-6al-(1-3%)Fe Alloys Using Taguchi Method For Aerospace Application

i) Number of graduated Master Students (mixed mode with at least 70% research):

1. Annuar Ismail

Project Title: Optimization of Ball-Attach Tool for Multiple Flip-Chip-Ball-Grid Array Process in Semiconductor Industry using Robust Design Engineering

2. Charis Kunsuwan A/L Prak Sit

Project Title: Developement for System Tools for Engineering Lot Management          in Test Development Engineering of Semiconductor Industry

3. Yeoh Chin Joo

Project Title: Improvement of Electronic Contract Manufacturing Quality  Management of Printing Circuit Board Assembly

4. Fadzil Adly bin Ishak

Project Title: Development of HICOM Management System at CTRM Aviation for Shortest Lead Time in Composite Repair Shop

5. Abd. Fatah bin Mohd. Zaini

Project Title: Occupational Safety and Health Act, The Implementation Onboard Naval Warship (Fast Attack Craft -Missile)

6. Mohamad Razif bin Abdul Rashid

Project Title: Risk Assessment Research towards Pressure Vessels Fabrication at High Skill College

7. Amir Hamzah bin Baharuddin

Project Title: An Assessment on Airborne Maritime Situation Control System  (AMASCOS) in Military Aircraft

j)List of graduated research trainees / research officers supervised:

1. Mohd. Dasuki bin Yusoff

Project Title: Effect of Exit Geometry on Performance, Pressure Pulsation, and  Vibration for Double Volute Centrifugal Pump

k)  Academic Thesis:

  • Rozzeta Dolah, Zenichi Miyagi. “On the Development of Measurement System using Robust Design Engineering based on Peel Strength Measurement“ Meiji University, Japan, 2014 (Submission for Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Hamidon Musa. “Etching Performance of Silicon Wafers with Redesigned Etching Drum” Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006 (Submission for Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rozzeta Dolah, Bohari M.Yamin. “A Research on Absorption Capacity of Zeolite-based Desiccant” Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2002 (Submission for Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology)

l)  Seminar Attended:

  • Organizing Committee for Malaysia-Japan Academic Scholar Seminar MJASS 2012, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Nissan Manufacturing Plant Seminar on Quality  and Productivity on January 2013, Oppama plant, Kanagawa-ken, Japan.
  • Global Leadership Outreach Program on November 2012 organized by Higher Education Leadership Academy AKEPT MOHE, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • ISO/TC 69 Workshop and Seminar on Application of Statistical and Related Methodology for New Technology and Product Development, organized by Institute of Statistical Mathematics on 21 June 2012, Tachikawa, Japan.
  • Look East Policy Seminar – Team LEP 2013, co-joint with Malaysia-Japan Academic Scholar Conference, 10 November 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Introduction to Robust Engineering using Taguchi Method by Shin Taguchi, 21-23 March 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

m) Community Service:

  • Miyagi Prefecture Summer Camp on 15-16 August 2013, Japan.
  • Miyagi Prefecture Autumn Camp on 5-6 October 2013, Japan in helping Fukushima Disaster victim.

Job Specification:

a) Academic Involvement:

  • Attend 18th Annual Quality Engineering Society of Japan at Shinagawa, Tokyo on 7th & 8th June 2010
  • Paper reviewer for Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference (APIEMS) 2010
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) ceremony for Executive Diploma program BATC – PROTON on 15th December 2009

 b) Appointed as:

  • Coordinator for Engineering Doctorate for UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced technology, Malaysia from December 2014
  • Marketing Manager for UTM Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Malaysia from December 2014
  • Team leader in establishing a curriculum structure for Executive Diploma program with Malaysian Qualification (MQA)MQA) Accreditation in:

a)     Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology (EDMMT)

b)     Manufacturing Systems Engineering (EDMSE) Date: 1st February 2010

  • Lecturer for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical  Industry): subject – Design of Experiments
  • Lecturer for Master of Science (Engineering Business Management): subject – Robust Design Product
  • Assistant Lecturer for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical  Industry) subject: Static; Thermodynamic I. Date June-October 2010
  • Lecturer for Executive Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (EDMSE) for Lean Manufacturing (FEJ 3013) Date: 26 & 27 February 2011Lecturer for Executive Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (EDMSE) for Lean Manufacturing (FEJ 3013) Date: 26 & 27 February 2011
  • Lecturer for Executive Diploma in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (EDMSE) for Process Improvement (FEJ 1013) Date: 5 April 2010
  • Research Proposal panel for Executive Master in Occupational Safety and Health (EMOSH – EMS 2104) at KLIA Training Date: 4 May 2010
  • Coordinator for graduate Executive Diploma Certificate and Transcript for 2009/2010 11th and 2010/2011 12th BATC-UTMSPACE convocation
  • Research Proposal panel for Engineering Doctorate Colloquium. Date: 7 May 2014

c) Course attended:        

  • Workshop in Working paper for Master in Engineering Business Management on 5th November 2009
  • Adult Learning Course by SPACE 18th May 2010
  • Workshop in Basic Design of Experiment on 17th – 20th November 2009
  • Workshop in Advanced Design of Experiment on 21st – 23rd April 2010
  • Kursus Induksi UTM Skudai on 23rd November – 11th December 2009
  • Kursus Kenegaraan Biro Tatanegara (BTN) on 25th – 30th March 2010

2) Island & Peninsular (I & P) Group Sdn. Berhad (Property/Developer company)    July 2009 – August 2009 

Senior Executive (Quality Department)

  • To manage and implement the Total Quality Management System for the Group and its subsidiary companies
  • To manage quality improvement on processes and systems
  • To conduct regular internal quality audit and provide consultancy advice to the group
  • To ensure compliance of ISO guidelines, quality policies and procedure at all divisions

3) ShinEtsu Handotai (S.E.H. Malaysia sdn Bhd (Semiconductor – Silicon Wafer Manufacturing company) May 2003 – May 2009 

Senior Process Engineer (Production Department)

Job Specification:

  • To ensure all Government legislation on Safety and Environmental and Human Resource requirements is strictly conformed to at all times
  • Integrate all the quality related activities into quality system that provides continual improvement in the control of quality, defect prevention, reduction of variation at minimum cost
  • Increase production yield to the maximum level by reducing wafer defects and rejects
  • Plan, execute, measure and ensure the achievement of all goals and targets as set by Head of Department / Manager
  • Formulate test plan to achieve those objectives fully
  • Implementation the test plan (arrange and co-ordinate with the relevant department for the use of whatever facilities or machines)
  • Compare actual performance with the objectives and standards – determine the gap
  • Take the necessary actions to close the gap and make the necessary improvements
  • Perform daily manpower planning, allocation and supervision of production planning to ensure smooth running of production process
  • Responsible to customers’ complaints related to products quality and ensure appropriate actions and measures are taken to address the issues raised
  • Initiate investigation and respond to customers complaint on product quality on a timely basis till customer satisfaction by using 8D TOPS and Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Troubleshoot persistent quality problems by analyzing the product quality data broken down by product line


Lead production team in Quality Improvement Plan (QIP):

  • Increase process area yield using Six Sigma & SPC method by reducing stain defect percentage from 1.0% to 0.30%
  • Trouble shooting area problem using 8D Problem solving method
  • Reverse process evaluation to improve current process flow and reduce chemical cost
  • Optimization of Etching process using Design of Experiment (DOE) method
  • Minimize production yield gap between S.E.H sister plants
  • Determine layout for new machines by considering the work flow and process efficiencies
  • Ensure all required periodic report e.g: weekly and monthly are compiled accurately and timely for distribution
  • Production capacity improvement by monitoring process cycle time
  • Team leader in setting up and implementing process FMEA, APQP, PPAP
  • Involve in risk assessment study for chemical processes
  • Team leader in setting up and implementing Safety FMEA and HAZOP for Isopropanol alcohol (IPA) overhead tank

Lead production team in Cost Saving project:

  • Sourcing second supplier for several production parts e.g: MAE etchant, polishing pad, sandblast powder, etc
  • Improve slurry and acid ratio for production easiness
  • Reduce etchant usage consumption and environmental sludge waste by increasing silicon content in MAE etchant from 10.5 g/l to 12.0 g/l. Thus, less fresh MAE being dosed-in and lead to lower chemical cost
  • “Alkaline etching” process combination for production easiness: corporation with machine maker, Zenkyo in Japan
  • Merging etching cleaning line for chemical saving project. The impact to wafer quality due to merging cleaning line is then being solved.

Plant Internal Auditor for ISO/TS 16949:2002

  • Conduct QMS and MPA audit at SE.H Ulu Klang and S.E.H Shah Alam, Malaysia
No. Course Title Type Date
1. Black Belt 6 Sigma Operations Training and Project Coaching Internal January 2004 – July 2004

(Total 187 hours)

2. Introduction to OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 14001:2004 (OSHE Awareness) Internal June 23, 2008
3. Safety FMEA and HAZOP Implementation Internal July – November 2008
4. How to Set and Evaluate Specification limit Internal April 9, 2008
5. Microsoft Power Point 2003 Advanced Internal August 5 & 6, 2008
6. Inventive Techniques for Generating Engineering Solutions Internal October 20, 2008
7. Measurement System Analysis Internal August 1 & 3, 2007
8. Microsoft Excel 2003 Advanced Internal May 21 – 23, 2007
9. Statistical Process Control (SPC) External August 14 – 16, 2006
10. Mastering Personal Peak Performance Internal May 29 & 30, 2006
11. ISO/TS 16949:2002 Auditing Techniques & NCR Management Internal September 22, 2006
12. Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis(P-FMEA) Workshop Internal January 16 & 19, 2006
13. Total Preventive Maintenance Awareness Training Internal July 18 & 20, 2006
14. Microsoft Access 2003 Intermediate Internal December 20 & 21, 2006
15. 8 Disciplines in Problem Solving [ 8D ] External March 28 & 29, 2005
16. ISO TS 16949:2000 How To Conduct Effective Manufacturing Process Audit Internal February 21, 2005
17. Internal Auditor / Process Approach Auditing For ISO / TS 16949:2002 Internal May 30,31 & June 2, 2005
18. Advanced Design of Experiment (DOE) – Statgraphic ver. 5.1 Internal November 22 – 24, 2004
19. Advanced Internal Quality Audit External July 29, 2004
20. APQP Implementation Workshop Internal January 17, 2008



Advanced Diploma in Idustrial Automation

  • Involve soft skill and Technical syllabus
·        Soft skill

o   Technical report writing & presentation

o   Basic communication skill

o   Analytical trouble shooting

o   7 QC tool

o   FMEA

o   Project management

o   Personal & group effectiveness


·        Technical

o   ICT user competency

o   2D CAD drawing and CAD electrical drawing

o   Basic machining technology

o   Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

o   Electrical control of fluid power

o   Robotics and Automation

o   Industrial automation project – involved in Building Automation System BAS


5) COMPANY: CANON (Opto) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. 2001

Practical Trainee

  • Attached with Safety and Environmental Department
    • Draw the plant piping layout
    • Perform chemical test for sludge improvement project
    • Risk assessment analysis
i. Prof. Dr. Zenichi Miyagi
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Meiji University, Higashi Mita 1-1-1,
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
214-8571 +81 449 34 7399
ii. Prof. Dr. Awaludin b. Mohd. Shaharoun
UTM Razak School of Engineering & Advanced Tech.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
54100 Jalan Semarak,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
awaludin.kl@utm.myMobile phone: 019 – 380 7580
iii.    Mr. Foong Sai Meng
Head of Production Department,
Wafer Process Engineering Dept.,
SEH (M) Sdn. Bhd. Lot no. 2, Lorong Enggang 35,
Ulu Klang Free Trade Zone,
54200 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysiasmfoong@sehmy.comMobile phone: 012 – 311 1296