Education Workshop Speakers


Syed Ahmad Helmi Syed Hassan, Ph.D

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Japan

Subject Area

EngineeringComputer ScienceSocial SciencesBusiness, Management and AccountingDecision SciencesPhysics and AstronomyChemical Engineering


Dr. Syed Ahmad Helmi is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and is a fellow in the UTM Centre for Engineering Education. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering Education. He is among the first cohort of graduates of the PhD in Engineering Education program from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. A practitioner of problem-based learning (PBL), he regularly conducts courses to train academics in effective implementation of student-centered learning techniques. Prior to joining UTM, he worked as an engineer in industries, such as INTEL and SIME-DARBY. He won the best paper award at the 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference in Amman, Jordan, and two gold medals in the i-PHEX 2014 Innovative Practices in Higher Education Exposition. His research areas are on student centered learning, problem solving in engineering, manufacturing systems and optimization, and systems dynamic modelling.

Latest Publication

  • An efficient integrated simulation–Taguchi approach for sales rate evaluation of a petrol station (2018)
  • Errors prevention in manufacturing process through integration of Poka Yoke and TRIZ (2017)
  • Feasibility study of industrial projects: A fuzzy AHP approach (2017)
  • Assessment of lean manufacturing practices: An operational perspective (2017)
  • Assessment of hybrid Lean-Agile (Leagile) supply chain strategies (2016)