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Solar Energy Research Institute

Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Faizal Fauzan

Email: drfaizalfauzan@ukm.edu.my Phone: 03-8911 8585

Current Position: Research Fellow

Specialisation: Solar Energy, Energy Storage, Nanofluids, Solar PV and Thermal Collectors, Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Wave, Biomass), Solar Air-Conditioning System, Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles.

Biography:
Ts. Dr. Mohd Faizal Fauzan is an Award-Winning Academics at Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) UKM. His research works focus specifically on Sustainable Development and Green Technology. Currently, he holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Prior to joining UKM in 2021, Dr. Faizal has served various Private Institutions in Malaysia including UNISEL, INTI International University, and Taylor’s University for more than 12 years. Dr. Faizal was born in Keningau Sabah (Malaysia) in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering in 2015 from Universiti Malaya (Malaysia). He has received several important recognitions to his career, including "Vice Chancellor's Award, Taylor's most cited academic", "Anugerah Khas YB Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia: Rekabentuk Kurikulum & Penyampaian Inovatif (AKRI)" and also several awards from Elsevier for "Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing". Dr. Faizal is also recognized as Professional Technologists (Green Technology) by the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT).

Qualifications
B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical, Nottingham, M.Eng (Mechanical) UM, PhD (Energy, Exergy and Environment) UM

Areas of Research
Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Phase-Change Materials (PCM), Energy Storage, Nanofluids, Solar PV and Thermal Collectors, Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Wave, Biomass), Solar Air-Conditioning System, Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels, and Electric Vehicles.

Research/Consultation/Expansion

Publications Journals

Proceedings

Book

Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications

Seminar

Award

  1. MyBrain15, MOHE (Ministry of Higher Education) Malaysia 2012
  2. Vice-Chancellor’s Award. Taylor’s most cited academic 2015
  3. Excellence Award 2015. For outstanding achievement in the category of Ph.D. Completion Period, University of Malaya, 2015
  4. Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Award 2016. Energy Conversion and Management.
  5. Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Award 2017. Applied Energy.
  6. Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Award 2017. Applied Thermal Engineering.
  7. Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Award 2018. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessment.
  8. Anugerah Khas YB Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia: Rekabentuk Kurikulum & Penyampaian Inovatif (AKRI) 2019
  9. IET Commendable Paper Award. 13th International Engineering Research Conference, November 2019.
  10. IET Top 10 Paper Award. 13th International Engineering Research Conference, November 2019.
  11. Best Paper Award. 14th International Engineering and Computing Research Conference, November 2020.

Supervision

  1. Yathin Krishna, Modelling and CFD Analysis of Hybrid Concentrated PV/T Collector. Ph.D./ Doctoral (Main Supervisor), 2018, ongoing
  2. Choo Pao Ling, Factors Affecting Electricity Generation from Solar Energy in Malaysia. Ph.D./ Doctoral (Co-Supervisor), 2018, ongoing
  3. Sridhar Sripadmanabhan Indira, Concentrated Photovoltaic (COV) System Combined with Thermal Electric Generator. Ph.D./ Doctoral (Co-Supervisor), 2019, ongoing
  4. Hesam Eftekhari, Improving the Efficiency of the Wind Turbine in Malaysia, M.Eng.Sc (Main Supervisor), 2020, ongoing

Administrative Services/Committee

  1. Head of Department, Department of Engineering & Applied Sciences, American Degree Transfer Programme, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Jan 2016 – Feb 2017
  2. Programme Director, Foundation in Arts, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, March 2017 – April 2018
  3. Programme Director, Mechanical Engineering Program, Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, January 2019 – December 2020
  4. Journal Editor: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC)

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant

  1. Role: Project Leader/ Principle Investigator

Name of Grant: Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (TRGS)

Project title: Energy, economic and environmental impact of waste-to-energy in Malaysia

Duration of the Grant: 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019 (12 Months)

Project code: TRGS/ERF/1/2018/SLAS/042

Amount Funded: RM 23 000

 

  1. Role: Co-Researcher

Name of Grant: University of Malaya Impact-Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Grant Programme 2019-2021 (IIRG)

Project title: Modelling, Design and Performance Analyses of PV/T Based Power Generation Towards Different Type of Nearly Net-Zero Energy Buildings in Malaysia

Duration of the Grant: May 2019 – May 2021 (24 Months)

Project code: IIRG015B-2019

Amount Funded: RM 84 043

 

  1. Role: Co-Researcher

Name of Grant: SKIM GERAN PENYELIDIKAN FUNDAMENTAL (FRGS)

Project title: Construction of framework for Sustainable Energy Security Practices and its effect on Users and Non-Users of Solar Energy among Landed property owners in Malaysia: A Collaborative Study in Malaysia, Germany, and South Korea.

Duration of the Grant: Sept 2019 – May 2022 (33 Months)

Project code: FRGS/1/2019/SS01/TAYLOR/01/1

Amount Funded: RM 75 200

 

  1. Role: Co-Researcher

Name of Grant: SKIM GERAN PENYELIDIKAN FUNDAMENTAL (FRGS)

Project title: Correlating the Displacement Current to Output Power for Variable Charge Density Generators.

Duration of the Grant: Sept 2019 – May 2022 (33 Months)

Project code: FRGS/1/2019/TK10/TAYLOR/02/1

Amount Funded: RM 95 700

Teaching