Plenary Speakers

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The Misuse of the Traditional/Modern Decline Curve Analysis for Reserves Estimation

Prof Dr Tarek Ahmed

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Prof Dr Tarek Ahmed

Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering,

Montana Tech of the University of Montana,

Houston, USA


‘What Does It Take to Illuminate The Reservoir: The Seismic Angle’

Prof Dr Tariq A. Alkhalifah

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Prof Dr Tariq A. Alkhalifah

Professor of Earth Science and Engineering,

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

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‘Geological Controls on Net Pay in Reservoirs’

Prof Dr John Kaldi

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Prof Dr John Kaldi

Chair of Geosequestration,

Australian School of Petroleum,

University of Adelaide


The 4th Industrial Revolution and its Influence on Oil & Gas Industry


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Dr Zahidah bt M. Zain


Unconventional & Emerging Technology

Group Research & Technology,


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Water Energy Nexus Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment

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Prof. Hyunook Kim

Professor and Chairperson, School of Environmental Engineering,

Director of R&D Center of Core Technology for Water Treatment,

The University of Seoul, Korea


‘Civil Engineering: The Saviour for Humanity despite the Disruptive Contribution of Industry 4.0’

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Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International),

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

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‘Impact of IR4.0 to Engineering Research Ecosystem’

Chris Reeves

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Mr Chris Reeves

Head of Connected Autonomous Vehicles at Horiba Mira Ltd, UK

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R&D Strategy Driven by Future Visions in Hitachi’

Shinji Yamada

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Dr Shinji Yamada

General Manager,

Centre for Exploratory Research, R&D Group, Hitachi, Japan


‘Moving Towards FAIR Research Data:  Implications for Open Science and Industry’

Prof Emeritus Maryann E Martone

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Prof Emeritus Maryann E. Martone

Prof at the Faculty of Neurosciences, UC San Diego School of Medicine

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‘CO2 Capture and Utilization using Catalytic Membrane’

Prof Kang Li

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Prof Kang Li

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London


‘What is IT 4.0 and What Really Drives Business to Automate. Stories Down A Tricky Path: Implications for Future Graduates’

Paul Ellis

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Paul Ellis

IChemE Vice President International,

Managing Director Schaefer Kalk (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd


‘IR 4.0 and Its Impact on Oil & Gas Industry’

Prakash Kumar

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Mr Prakash Kumar

SKG 16.4 Discipline Head,



Scale-down of Process Engineering and the rise of Flow Chemistry

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Prof. Dr Klaus Hellgardt

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Head of REaCT

Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London

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Industry 4.0 and the Digital Twin


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Mr Zairul Isham Abdul Malik

Vice President of Malaysian Operations,


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‘Electronic and Optical Properties of Atomically Thin Films of Simple-Metal Chalcogenides (InSeGaSe)’

Prof Dr Vladimir Falko

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Prof Dr Vladimir Falko

University Of Manchester


‘The Role of Mathematician Towards IR 4.0 Agenda’

Prof Emeritus Dato' Dr Hassan Said

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Prof Emeritus Dato’ Dr Hassan Said

Universiti Teknologi MARA


‘Metal Ions: Are They Toxic or Therapeutic’

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Prof Dr Yang Farina Abdul Aziz

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Leadership Implications of lndustry 4.0 and STI 2050: Agenda for Malaysia

Prof Dr Zainal Ariffin Ahmad

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Prof Dr Zainal Ariffin Ahmad

Fellow, Akademi Sains Malaysia

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Teaching & Learning Humanities in the Era of 4.0

Prof Dato Dr Mohamed Amin Embi

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Prof Dato Dr Mohamed Amin Embi 

Ketua Pegawai Maklumat – Pusat Pengajaran & Teknologi Pembelajaran UKM