MME Dept., KOE, IIUM Gombak Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6421-4494/5754 Fax: +603-6196-4468

Agile and Sustainable Manufacturing Research Unit

Manufacturing and Material Engineering Dept. Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia

Welcome to ASMARU

A major challenge to manufacturing industries today is meeting higher variability of customer demand with consequently lower production volumes for particular products. This requires manufacturing at the right time, the precise quantity of appropriate quality at reasonable cost. The increased emphasis on customisation and shorter lead-time results in the need for organisations, especially manufacturing enterprises, to be more effective and efficient. They also must be more agile in their response to changing market demands while at the same time must also maintain sustainable advantage over their competitors.

Agile and Sustainable Manufacturing Research Unit (ASMARU) covers, but not limited to the following area of research and consultancies: Materials Removal Processes, Forming Processes, Casting and Joining, Precision Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Aided Engineering, Manufacturing Control System, Environmental Issues and Management in Manufacturing, Value Analysis and Value Engineering, Manufacturing Strategy and Costing.

Chairman of ASMARU

Prof. Erry Yulian T. Adesta, PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Research Interest

Advanced Fields of CAD/CAM, Ergonomic, Finite Element Modeling of Manufacturing Process, Flexible Manufacturing, Robotics and CIM, High Speed Machining, Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Processes, Micro Machining, Non-traditional Machining, Production Technology, Rapid Prototyping, Tool Design, Tool Production and Tool Wear Modeling

Our Services

We offer following services to meet your demand: 


Learn how quality can skyrocket your organization’s product performance and productivity and cash flow, and reduce costs and lead time—while keeping you focused on your career in manufacturing.

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With experts drawn from more than 15 experts in our department, our consulting projects range from individual academics providing advice to solve a specific problem through to multidisciplinary teams working with clients and third parties to solve complex multifaceted problems.


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Our Industrial Linkages

We collaborate with local and global industry, policy-making and government partners through a broad range of mechanisms. Our research, consultancy and industrial services help with technology development. By building long-term strategic relationships, we advance our research, support technology transfer, and foster the next generation of engineering talent. We’re always keen to develop new partnerships, so if you would like to work with us, please contact us.

Some of our partners:

The Microhydroelectric project for the Orang Asli of Kg. Sungai Relang.

Simulation of production and Ergonomics.

Investigation of the bottle next of the palm oil milling process at a plant in Labu

Investigation of the mechanical properties of GFRP composites used in boat hulls

Special Internship programme

Ergonomics and Kanban system

Enhanced Properties of Zinc based alloy by adding elements for giftware

Analysis on Friction Welding Application for Off Road Vehicle Drive Shaft

Attachment of Postgraduate students

Solving problem on Grey Cast Iron Melting in Induction Furnace

The Application of Rapid Prototyping in Medical Engineering (Biomedical)

A method to detect the presence of Gaharu in trees without having to cut them down 

Our Team

Our team consists of experts from Manufacturing based related field. Find out more of them by clicking their profiles.

Prof. Erry Yulian T. Adesta

Precision Engineering,
Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Supporting, Technologies of Precision Machining and Micro Machining, High Speed Machining and Machining Cost

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Prof. Md Yusof bin Ismail

Economics, Business And Management, Operations Management, Service Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Bin Abd. Rahman

Packaging Technology and Materials, Natural fiber-reinforced composites, Quality Management, Economics, Management, Total Quality Management

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Radzi B Che Daud

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Production engineering, Management, Enterpreneurship

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tasnim Firdaus Bt. Mohamed Ariff

Machining/Rapid Prototyping and Tooling, Eco-friendly Machining Processes, Dry machining, Lean manufacturing, Synthesis of materials using microwave technology

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Dr. Abd. Malek Bin Abdul Hamid


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Dr. Norhashimah Bt. Mohd. Shaffiar

Finite Element Analysis, Manufacturing Simulation

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Dr. Sharifah Imihezri Bt. Syed Shaharuddin

CAD/CAM/CAE Applications, Biomedical Materials, Material Characterization, Glass Processing, Composite Manufacturing

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Dr. ‘Atiah Bt. Abdullah Sidek

Manufacturing Engineering, Green Technology, 

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Dr. Nor Aiman Sukindar

Rapid Prototyping, CAD

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Dr. Nor Khairusshima Binti Muhamad Khairussaleh

Integrated Manufacturing

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Dr. Mohd Hafis Sulaiman

Metal Forming, Tribology

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Dr. Natasha Binti A. Raof

Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Vibration

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Dr. Afifah Binti Mohd Ali

Cutting Tool Technology, Milling and Process Materials, Powder Metallurgy, Ceramic cutting tools, Engineering Materials, Ceramics – Cutting Tools

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Dr. Suhaily Binti Mokhtar

Mechanical and Materiala Engineering

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Dr. Shafie Bin Kamaruddin

Manufacturing Automation

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Dr. Nor Farah Huda Binti Abd Halim


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Dr. Aishah Najiah Bt. Dahnel

Cutting Tool Technology, Machining/Rapid Prototyping and Tooling (Including Standard Supporting Technologies of Precision Machining and Micro Machining), Composite Special Alloys

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