Program in SELFUEL
The Fuel Cell Institute (SELFUEL) was established officially at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in July 2006 as the first research institute in Malaysia conducting research in the fields of fuel cell engineering, hydrogen energy and energy management, and policy. The institute was operated officially after Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Hj. Wan Ramli Wan Daud was appointed as the first Director by the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, YBhg. Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin on January 1, 2007. Currently, the institute offers two (2) research mode programmes, namely the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MSc) in the fields of fuel cell engineering, hydrogen energy and/or energy management and policy. Now, the institute has moved one step further to offer its first Master by coursework programme, namely Master of Science in Low Carbon and Hydrogen Technology, starting from 2022. This programme is aimed to fulfil the market demand for skilled workers trained in low carbon and hydrogen technology following the global trend in achieving energy and environmental sustainability. Also, it is aimed to transfer multidisciplinary-based knowledge from subject matter experts and industrial practitioners to the students. Currently, the institute has 22 permanent research fellows and 25 experience associate fellows from various faculties. There are seven (7) research groups in the institute including the (1) Fuel Cell Process System Engineering, Plate Materials and Manufacture group, (2) Fuel Cell Electrochemical Processes group, (3) Micro Direct Methanol Fuel Cell group, (4) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell group, (5) Fuel Processing group, (6) Solar Hydrogen group, and (7) Biohydrogen and Biofuel Cell group. Researchers from the institute have published a huge number of papers in various indexed and high-impact international journals, and international and national proceedings/conferences. In addition, researchers from the institute have also been invited to present plenary/keynote/invited talks at many international and national conferences. Moreover, the research quality of the institute can be seen through the production of many intellectual properties related to fuel cells and hydrogen energy. The institute also plays a key role in the development of policies related to fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in collaboration with various government agencies in Malaysia.
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GRADUATE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (RESEARCH)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahendra Rao Somalu
GRADUATE PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (COURSEWORK)
Dr. Wong Wai Yin