Awards & Others


* Excellent Service Awards: 1998, 2007 & 2011 (UTM), 2008, 2010 & 2012 (Faculty of Science, UTM)
* Loyalty/Allegiance Service Award: 2004 (UTM)
* First Prize: Pertandingan Tunas Saintis. Minggu Terbuka Fakulti Sains, Persatuan Sains & Teknologi (PESAT), UTM. 2 Sept. 2009. (with supervised PSM student Aziana bt Ashaari). Title of Project: Developing an Understanding of Washing Machine Dynamics.
* 2009 Faculty of Science Publication Award
* 2009 Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (PERSAMA) Award for Research Paper Category: “Modelling of Tsunami Waves”, Matematika 24, (2008), 211-230, (with Y. Nazeeruddin, M.S. Norhafizah)
* 2010 Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (PERSAMA) Award for Research Paper Category, “Soliton Solutions of the Ginzburg-Landau Equation”, Matematika 25, (2009), 91-113, (with Faisal Salah Yousif Rasheed)
* 2014 Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (PERSAMA) Award Research Paper Category, “Computation of Lyapunaov quantities of homogeneous quartic polynomial system”, MATEMATIKA 29, 73-83. (with Hero Waisi Salih)
* Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Geological, Geographical, Aerospaces and Earth Sciences (AeroEarth 2014), “A shallow water model for the propagation of Tsunami via Lattice Bolzmann method”, (2014) IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences, IOP Publishing (with Sara Zergani, KK Viswanathan)
* 2014 UTM Community Service Award – Kumpulan 3P Matematik (or K3PM) (with Zuhaimy Ismail et al.)
* Loyalty/Allegiance Service Award: 30 Nov. 2015 (UTM)

* Anugerah Penulis Jurnal Berindeks 2016 (Indexed Journal Authorship Award 2016): 16 May 2017.


INVITED, KEYNOTE, PLENARY SPEAKERS, FORUM PANELIST, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER, APPOINTMENTS & cited in BOOK/PROJECT

  • “Kamiran Feynman dan Sistem Terkamir Lengkap”, Prosiding Seminar Mengenang Jasa Prof. Dr Shaharir Mohd Zain, Alawiah et al (eds.) (2004) UKM, Bangi, 30-53. (Plenary Lecture)
  • “A short note on the relation between Feynman integral and completely integrable system”, Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Stats. And Maths and its Development of Science & Technology, Hajarisman et al (eds.), UNISBA Bandung (2004), 29-33. (Plenary Lecture)
  • “Modelling of semiconductor quantum dots”, Proceedings of the Joint Seminar Indonesia-Malaysia, Mashuri et al (eds.), Dept. Maths., ITB, Bandung (2004). (with Al Douri et al) (Invited Lecture).
  • “Ilmu Matematik dan Keupayaan Berfikir: Ke Arah Minda Progresif dan Dinamik”, Prosiding Seminar Islam Hadhari “Pengenalan Semula dan Penguasaan Cabang- cabang Ilmu Asas di Kalangan Umat Islam”, (2005), IKIM KL, 1-16. (InvitedLecture)
  • “Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation: A Basic Model of Optical Soliton Transmission”, Seminar Sains Matematik 2005, Sekolah Sains dan Matematik, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu (Invited Lecture)
  • “The integrability of KdV equation via Kirillov-Konstant-Souriau group theoretical approach”, Proceedings of the First Int. Conf. on Maths. & Stats., Suwanda et al (eds.), Bandung (Invited Lecture). (Originally being invited as a keynote speaker to present at the Indonesian National Conference on Algebra, ITB, Bandung, 25 May 2005) (2006), 1-12.
  • Cited in Shaharir, M.Z. (2005), “Kuliah Shaharir dalam Tabii Zarah Atom: Penjana Sains Matematik Baru dan Terserlahnya Alam Metafizik”, as “Sarjana Malaysia Pilihan yang ada Sumbangan dalam Bidang Mekanik Kuantum”, pg 135e, Siri Catatan Kuliah PELANDOK 8, Pusat Pengajian Sains Matematik, FST, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.
  • “Feynman Integral via Concepts in Integrable Systems: Theory and Applications”, Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, ITB Bandung, 29-30 Nov. 2006. Ismunandar et al (eds.), 5-13.(Plenary Lecture)
  • “Numerical solutions of the one-dimensional shallow water equations”, (submitted for proceedings publication of ICOMS2007, 28-29 May. 2007) (with Salemah Ismail et al.) (Invited Expert Paper)
  • “Feynman Integral and the  Function”, Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Mathematical Sciences, UKM, Bangi, 28-29 Nov. 2007. Abdul Ghafur et al (eds.), 671-679(Invited Expert Paper)
  • “Mathematical Modelling for Nonlinear Mechanism of Tsunami Waves Generation”, presented at the Int. Conf. on Mathematical Sciences, UKM, Bangi, 28-29 Nov. 2007preprint (with Nazeeruddin Yaacob, Norhafizah M.S.) (Invited Expert Paper)
  • “Membudayakan Matematik Tambahan”, ProsidingKonvensyen Pendidikan Guru- Guru Matematik Tambahan Peringkat Negeri Sembilan Tahun 2007, 6-8 August 2007, Port Dickson. (InvitedLecture)
  • “A Revival of Islamic Science: A Working Philosophy of a Mathematical Physicist”, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Islamic Science & Technology 2008, 18-19 March 2008, Kuala Lumpur. (Invited Lecture).
  • “Fast Fourier Transform and Wavefront Approach for Seismic Modelling”, Seminar Kebangsaan Pengoptimuman Berangka dan Penyelidikan Operasi ke-2, 13-14 Dec. 2008, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu. (Invited Lecture).
  • “Kamiran Feynman dan Sistem Terkamir Lengkap: Suatu Kerangka Kerja Baru Matematik Fizik“, Seminar Pemikiran Fizik Semasa ASASI, 18 April 2009, UKM, Bangi. (Invited Lecture). http://www.kesturi.net/archives/author/zainal-abdul-aziz
  • “Industrial Mathematics in the New Millennium”, Kolokium JabatanMatematik/Statistik 2009, jointly organized by the Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat Sains Kuantitatif, UiTM Terengganu and Persatuan Sains Matematik Malaysia (PERSAMA), 21 March 2009, UiTM, Dungun, Terengganu (Invited Lecture), 1- 6.
  • “Sine-Gordon alike model for Rayleigh Wave Collision and Surface Displacement” Proceedings of the Fourth Int. Conf. on Maths. &Stats.,Universitas Malahayati, Bandar Lampung, Sumatera, 13-15 August 2009. (supposed to be presented as a Keynote Invited Lecture).
  • “Hirota method, singularity analysis and multi-soliton solutions of physically significant nonlinear waves equations”, 4th Seminar on Numerical Optimization & Operation Research 2010, Jurnal Kalam Enterprise, Kuantan, 24-25 Sept. 2010 (Invited Lecture)
  • Cited “tokoh mengimbangi matematik & fizik” in a student’s (Nadia) final year project, Faculty of Education, UTMJB http://mathed.utm.my/duniamatematik/index.php/tokoh-/502
  • “On the Importance of Industrial Mathematics: UTM Experience”, Workshop on the ICMI-ICIAM Study on the “Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry”, University of Macau, Macau, 3-4 November 2011. (Invited Talk)
  • Cited in research monograph by Shaharir Md Zain (2011), “Kritikan Teori Kenisbian & Teori Quantum” (Critics on Relativity Theory & Quantum Theory), Akademi Sains Islam Malaysia, Petaling Jaya.
  • “Hirota Method, Sato Theory and Plucker Relations of KP and KdV Equations via Maya Diagrams”, International Conference on Financial Mathematics and Numerical Optimization (ICFMNO 2012), Legend Resort of Cherating, Kuantan, 31 May – 1 June 2012. (Invited Talk)
  • “Review on monograph by Shaharir Mohammad Zain (2011) entitled “Kritikan Teori Kenisbian dan Teori Kuantum” (or Critics on the Relativity Theory and Quantum Theory), ASASI (Akademi Sains Islam), Petaling Jaya, KL”, Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor, Shah Alam, 11 March 2012. (Invited Forum Reviewer)
  • The Tenth Year Anniversary Celebration of INSPEM (Mathematics Research Institute), UPM, Serdang; Mines Wellness Hotel, 10 April 2012. (Invited Forum Panelist)
  • Workshop on “Innovative Knowledge Transfer” , Malaysian Mathematical Science Society (PERSAMA) and Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Sciences Studies, UTM, 9 May 2012. (Invited Forum Panelist)
  • “Stochastic Models of Natural Gas Prices “, International Conference on Global Optimization, University of Pandjajaran, Bandung, Indonesia, 4-6 Dec. 2012. (Invited Speaker)
  • “Approximate analytic solution of KdV equation via new HAM”, International Conference on Numerical Optimization and Operations Research (ICNOOR-V), 26 – 28 June 2013, Universitas Abulyatama, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (Invited Speaker)
  • “Mathematics is Alive! Sharing some thoughts”, National Seminar 2013: “Best Practices : Representational, Reasoning and Assessment” Empress Hotel, Sepang, Selangor, 9-11 May 2013. (Invited Speaker)
  • Member, Subcommittee of Mathematical Application, International Scientific Committee: International Conference on Mathematical Research, Education and Applications, ICMREA-UEL 2013, 21-23 Dec. 2013. Faculty of Economic Mathematics, University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, 3 Quarter, LINH XUAN Ward, THU DUC District, HO CHI MINH  City,  VIET NAM
  • Evaluator, FRGS proposal : Phase 2/2013. Ministry of Education Malaysia; 6-10 Oct. 2013, UTEM Melaka.
  • “On the Importance of Industrial Mathematics: UTM-CIAM Experience”, International Seminar on Mathematics in Industry 2013 (ISMI2013), UTM Johor Bahru, 27-28 Nov. 2013. (Invited Speaker)
  • “Approximate Analytical Solutions Of Magnetohydrodynamics Rotating Flow Of Third Grade Fluid In Porous Space”, The 3rd International Conference on Global Optimization and Its Applications (ICOGOIA 2014), Yogyakarta, 10-12 September 2014. (Plenary Speaker)
  • Organizational Meeting for the Formalization & Launch of the Asia-Pacific Consortium of Mathematics-for-Industry (APCMfI), ANU Canberra, Australia; 31 March – 3 April 2014 (Invited Participant)
  • Interim Board Member, Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry (APCMfI) 2014.
  • Forum Mathematics for Industry 2014: “Applications + Practical Conceptualization + Mathematics = fruitful Innovations”; Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. 27-31 Oct. 2014. (Invited Speaker); title: “UTM-CIAM: Transformation &Beyond Malaysian Mathematics for Industry”.
  • Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke 22: “Pengukuhan Penyelidikan dan Kolobarasi Sains Matematik di Malaysia”, Institut Sains Matematik, Universiti Malaya & PERSAMA, Grand Blue Wave, Shah Alam. 24-26 Nov 2014. (Keynote Speaker); title: “Industrial Mathematics: An Enabling Technology for Malaysian Industries”
  • Evaluator, FRGS proposal: Phase 1/2014. Ministry of Education Malaysia; 6-8 May 2014, MMU Cyberjaya.
  • Minisymposium APCMfI (Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry) session for ICIAM 2015 (International Congress on Industrial & Applied Mathematics 2015), 10 -14 August 2015, Beijing, China. (Invited Speaker); title: “The Dawn of Malaysian Mathematics in Industry”.
  • “UTM-CIAM: Pelopor Matematik dalam Industri”, National Seminar on Mathematics in Industry 2014, AISMM-UTMCIAM; 3 June 2014, UTM Johor Bahru. (Invited Speaker)
  • Member, Panel of Evaluators,  Seminar on Research Findings under MOE FRGS 2011, Ministry of Education, Hotel Royale Resort & Spa, Seremban.2 October 2014 & Jabatan Pengajian Tinngi, MOE, Presint 5, Putrajaya, 13 November 2014.
  • “Modelling Chemical Contaminant Transport in Riverbank Filtration Systems”, IMI, Kyushu University, Japan meeting & mini-conference in conjunction of IMI Australian branch launching at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 12-13 March 2015. (Invited Speaker)
  • “A Review on Magneto-Rheological Semi-Active Suspension System”, International Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Statistics 2016, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26-28 January 2016. (Invited Speaker)
  • Panel of External Assessors & Experts: 2015 UKM’s Promotion Exercise (Professorship & Assoc. Professorship); Sept. – Oct. 2015.
  • Panel of External Assessors: 2015 UIAM’s Promotion Exercise (Professorship); Nov. – Dec. 2015
  • Forum on Ethnosains dan Ilmu Falak – Merintis Malayonesia, 26 Oct. 2015; organized by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, MOSTI, ANGKASA: Planeterium Negara, KL (Forum Panelist)
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, 2nd International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ICoMEIA 2016), 10-12 August 2016, Thaksin University, Thailand.
  • Cited in Utusan Malaysia, 26 Oct. 2015; “Timbang kembali pengunaan bahasa Inggeris dalam subjek Sains dan Matematik” or Utusan ONLINE 27 October 2015.
  • Forum/Round Table discussion on “Pemerkasaan STEM ke Arah Pengukuhan Pembangunan Modal Insan” – Matematik dalam Industri, 26 Nov 2015, organised by Majlis Ketua Jabatan dan Profesor Matematik IPTA Malaysia, Akademi Ilmuwan Sains Matematik Malaysia (AISMM) and organiser of National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences 2015 (SKSM23), Kayangan Suites, Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru. (Forum Panelist)
  • “Challenge in applying quantitative analysis on bull semen quality in Malaysia”, National Symposium on Mathematical Sciences 2015 (SKSM23), 24-26 Nov 2016, Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru. (Invited Speaker)
  • “The Current Scenario of Industrial Mathematics in Malaysia” ,Second International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ICoMEIA 2016), 10-12 August 2016, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Cited in Utusan Malaysia, 28 Dec. 2015; “Keseronokan angkasa: pakar kongsi perkembangan semasa sempena Minggu Angkasa Sedunia” or Utusan ONLINE 29 December 2015.
  • Evaluator, FRGS (Skim Geran Penyelidikan Fundamental) Phase 1/2016, 9-12 May 2016, Ministry of Higher Education; Universiti Teknologi Mara, Kampus Dengkil.
  • Member, National Scientific Committee for the 24th National Symposium of Mathematical Sciences; 27-29 September 2016, Pusat Pengajian Informatik dan Matematik Gunaan, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.
  • Evaluator, Manuscript entitled “Mathematics for Life Sciences”, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Press 10 Aug – 24 Oct 2016.
  • Curriculum Assesor, B.Sc in Computational Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, 17-18 Oct 2016.
  • Chairman, Young Talent Consultancy Camp 2016, UTM-CIAM in collaboration with OCIAM, 1-2 Nov. 2016. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai.
  • Chairman, Hi-Tea with Industry, UTM-CIAM in collaboration with OCIAM, 3 Nov. 2016. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Chairman, Mathematics in Industry: Academia, Government and Industry in Action; Special Meeting and Round-table discussion, UTM-CIAM in collaboration with OCIAM, 4 Nov. 2016. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Moderator, Sesi Bengkel Selari dalam “KOLOKIUM KEBANGSAAN PENDIDIK SAINS, TEKNOLOGI, KEJURUTERAAN DAN MATEMATIK (KKPSTEM) 2016 Peringkat Negeri Johor, 12 Nov. 2016.
  • Coordinator, National Council of Professors in the field of Science & Mathematics (UTM Chapter), 15 Mac 2017 -14 Mac 2019.
  • Evaluator, FRGS (Skim Geran Penyelidikan Fundamental) Phase 1/2017, 27-30 March 2017, Ministry of Higher Education; Universiti Multimedia, Cyberjaya.
  • Council Member of the Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry (APCMfI), January 2017.
  • External Examiner (Group) for Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 5 April 2017.
  • Cited in New Straits Times (NST), Wednesday 26 April 2017; “How Maths Can Solve Problems” . NST in Education, pg 11 (Zulita Mustafa).
  • Evaluator, Manuscript entitled “One-dimensional high-order compact method: solving of Euler equations”, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Press (2017).
  • “Modelling The Effect of Hydraulic Conductivity on One Dimensional Contaminant Transport in RBF System”, International Seminar on Mathematics in Industry 2017, 1-2 Aug 2017, Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru. (Invited Speaker)
  • The 2018 International Conference on Mathematics: Education, Theory & Application , 30-31 October 2018, Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Solo, Indonesia. (Keynote Speaker)
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