2021 Day 91 Tasks – CEE Core Group Meeting

As the new CEE Director, I am still in need of opinion and advice from far more experienced research fellow. And because of that I hosted a meeting with Prof. Khairiyah and Prof. Fatin to discuss few important CEE issues that requires some discussion and decision. Despite of our hectic schedule on the weekdays, we had to have the meeting on a Friday, which is our public weekend holiday, which at the same time, I am in Desaru taking a weekend get away with my family and parents. Alhamdulillah, several issues were decided and resolved. I appreciate both Fellows help. Definitely.

2021 Day 90 Tasks – Mesyuarat Pengurusan Jabatan Timbalan Naib Cancelor (Penyelidikan & Inovasi) Bil 2/2021

This is the first time I participated in the Mesyuarat Pengurusan Jabatan Timbalan Naib Cancelor (Penyelidikan & Innovation) Bil 2/2021 as my capacity as the Director of CEE. InsyaAllah I looked forward to participate and contribute as much as I can. Next TNCPI program that I will participated is next week which will be help in Pulai Spring.

Other highlighted tasks of the day:

  • Checked Turnitin and submitted 3 of my ReCASE2021 paper.
  • Checked MyCEB documentation and forms.
  • Preparation for Teaching Award portfolio.

Day 136 Task – PDP Team Meeting

It’s public holiday today but that doesn’t stop us to having this weekly meeting. At 11am, we had this meeting to discuss on the progress of my students. The meeting was fruitful, numerous issues were resolved and the students will continue to work on the projects. They have selected to have Shell and Tube heat Exchanger for the Mechanical Engineering Drawing part.

Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/ 

Industry Supervisor Meeting with Plant Design Project Students

Today, there were 2 ISV meetings. Details are as follows:
Team 1, 2, 3 (9am-12pm) – Nurasyikin, Bilik Professor Pelawat, N01a
Team 20, 21, 22, 23 (2pm-5pm) – Ezamshah, Bilik Mesyuarat Fakulti, N01.
Both meetings went smooth and awesome. Alhamdulillah.

Mesyuarat Ihya Ramadhan Surau Al-Taqwa, BBKP

The day hasn’t ended yet. There are still task and responsibility outside the office hour and also for the community. The meeting for the preparation for Ramadhan was held again tonight. Few meetings have been held before this, but this is the largest one attended by more committee members and Surau Jemaah. Ustaz Ismail, who is very busy was also present tonight. Alhamdulillah the meeting went well and ended around 10.20pm.

Chemical Disposal, Technical Evaluation, Technical Lab Tour… etc

I have several pre-scheduled tasks for today (as expected after holding this position).

First, made a site visit to the chemical disposal storage which at 9 am, a team of technical staffs will work together to clear and transfer the waste chemicals to another chemical disposal storage area. Basically, we intend to have only one waste chemical storage for easier management and facilitation.

Secondly, there was this Penilaian Teknikal meeting for some items that will be purchased. This was chaired by the Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan & Inovasi (TDPI). 4 Items were interestingly been reviewed 🙂 .

Thirdly, there was this official visit by Universitas Sriwijaya (UNSRI) to our faculty. Later, I brought the delegation to visit some of our labs. Exactly 5 of the labs. Thanks to the help of Dr. Anam, Jamal, Firdaus, Azri, Roslan, Dr. Wan Rosli, who helped to guide and explained about the labs etc to the Indonesian delegates. Credit to Shahril, our cameraman for the day.


The delegates from UNSRI and part of FCEE Administrators at our FCEE office


Earlier in the morning, the technical staffs worked together (gotong-royong) to clear, clean the previous FCE chemical waste disposal storage area. Great effort, remarkable teamwork.

Subsequently, I had several unofficial meetings with several important people in the faculty – for technology & knowledge transfer, job/task transfer, comprehending many things, a bit planing and a bit of this and that… 🙂

Most importantly, I need to stay relax, calm and not to stress out myself.

Back home, I had a good badminton with my other half and kids 🙂 Need to balance life… work… family… exercise… Majalah 3… and writing this post 😉 then get some rest…

Workshop at Shanghai, 2011

One of the beauty of being an academician is the opportunities to travel in line of duty. Reasons could be due to attending conference, workshop, research exhibition, research competition, invited speaker, plenary speaker, research collaboration, post doctoral, research attachment and many other things.


This was in Shanghai, when we attended the first SCRIP Engineering Workshop in 2011.


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