Plenary Lecture

Scenario of Renewable Energy in Malaysia

Professor Azami Zaharim
Head of Project Group of Renewable Energy Resources Analysis,
Policy & Energy Management, Renewable Energy Niche and
Head Centre for Engineering Education Research
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Abstract: For decades, fossil fuels has become the solely sources of energy to the entire world. Unfortunately, the problems associated with fossil fuels have awakened nations to convert to new renewable and sustainable sources. Present energy consumption scenario and alternative energy resources in Malaysia have been discussed in this paper. As a developing towards industrial country, stability of primer energy sources and ability to minimize the environmental impact should be considered. The existing renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass should be explored and fully utilized in such a way for sustainable development.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Azami Zaharim worked first 13 years as a lecturer in the Universiti Teknologi MARA (University of MARA Technology - UiTM) before joining the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia - UKM) in the year 2003. He obtained his BSc(Statistics and Computing) with Honours from North London University, UK in 1988 and PhD (Statistics) in 1996 from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He specialize in statistics, public opinion, engineering education and renewable energy resources. In the year 2007, he headed the Engineering Mathematics Research Group. At the same time, he is currently active involve in outcome based education (OBE) approach at the national level and the chairman of the Engineering Education Research Group since 2005. He is also involved actively in the research for the future of engineering education in Malaysia 2006 under the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. He is currently Head of Project Group of Renewable Energy Resources Analysis, Policy & Energy Management, Renewable Energy Nicheand also Head of Centre for Engineering Education Research.He has until now published over 80 research papers in Journals and conferences, conducted more than 15 public opinion consultancies and delivered 4 keynotes/invited speeches at national and international meetings.