Firdaus Muhammad Sukki

firdaus muhammad sukki

Dr Firdaus Muhammad Sukki MEng, PhD, CEng, MIET, ACGI, FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Muhammad-Sukki (PhD, CEng, MIET, ACGI) is a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University. His research interest is in the area of renewable energy technology and policies and sustainable resources. He has secured multiple grants from the UK and international funding agencies such as Innovate UK, Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing (SIR), Scottish Funding Council, British Council - Newton Fund, Chilean Research Council (CONICYT), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia etc. He also carried out a number of non-technical research including market trend and financial analysis related to renewable technologies for various countries. He has published numerous articles in high impact factor journals (e.g. Nature, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, etc.), as well as presenting in various conferences related to his area. Prior to joining the academia, he was a communication engineer in Malaysia’s largest telecommunication company.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • SEBE Lead on the Health & Wellbeing Special Interest Group (H&WSIG)
  • SEBE Representative on Edinburgh Napier University Mental Health Champions Network
  • EEM Subject Lead and Member of Research Integrity and Ethics for SEBE

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Technical Program Committee: 2nd Mosharaka International Conference on Power Engineering and Applications (MIC-Power 2022)
  • Chair and Member of the Organising Committee - 2nd Wind and Solar Energy Conference (2022)
  • Technical Program Committee : The 4th Smart Cities Symposium 2021 (SCS'21)
  • Technical Program Committee: 1st Mosharaka International Conference on Power Engineering and Applications (MIC-Power 2021)
  • Technical Advisory Committee: The 1st International Conference of Advanced Research on Renewable Energy for Universal Sustainability 2021 (ARUS2021)
  • Program Committee : The 3rd Asian Conference on Science, Technology & Medicine (ACSTM 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee : 2017 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP 2017)
  • Technical Program Committee : International Conference on Solar Energy & Building (ICoSB 2015)
  • Technical Program Committee : 2015 World Symposium on Mechatronics Engineering & Applied Physics (WSMEAP 2015)
  • Technical Program Committee: International Conference on Engineering & Computational Innovation Sciences (ENCINS 2015)
  • Technical Program Committee: The 2nd International Colloquium of Art and Design Education Research 2015 (i-CADER 2015)
  • Technical Program Committee : International Colloquium on Science and Technology 2014 (ICOST 2014)
  • Technical Program Committee: 2014 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2014)
  • Technical Program Committee : International Symposium on Research of Arts, Design and Humanities (ISRADH 2014)
  • Technical Program Committee : 2013 IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science & Engineering Research (SHUSER 2013)
  • Technical Program Committee: 2013 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium (BEIAC 203)
  • Technical Program Committee: 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2012)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest Editor for Special Issue in MDPI Energies Journal - "Building Integrated PV System"
  • Associate Editor for Energy Reviews
  • Guest Editor for Special Issue in MDPI Design Journal - "Design, Optimization and Applications of Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Systems"

 

External Examining/Validations

  • PhD Examiner - Robert Gordon University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Outstanding Researcher Award in 1st International Conference of Advanced Research on Renewable Energy for Universal Sustainability 2021 (ARUS 2021)
  • Best Paper Award in 1st International Conference of Advanced Research on Renewable Energy for Universal Sustainability 2021 (ARUS 2021)
  • Best Session Paper Award in 3rd International Conference on BioSignal Analysis, Processing and Systems (ICBAPS 2020)
  • Best Oral Presenter in 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment 2019 (ICEE2019)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award in 2019 International Conference on Engineering and Computing(ICEEComp2019)
  • Top Reviewer for Engineering (#53) by Publons (2018)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Microelectronics Journal, Elsevier (2018)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Energy, Elsevier (2018)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Renewable Energy, Elsevier (2017)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Energy Policy, Elsevier (2017)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier (2016)
  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (since 2016)
  • Best Poster Presentation, SEBE Post Graduate Research Colloquium (2012)
  • PhD Studentship Award - School of Engineering and Computing, Glasgow Caledonian University (2009-2012)
  • Scottish Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (SORSAS) (2009-2012)
  • Postgraduate Studentship Award - Yayasan Telekom Malaysia (2009-2012)
  • Undergraduate Studentship Award - Yayasan Telekom Malaysia (2002-2006)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer -National Science Center, Poland for the OPUS 2022 Funding Call
  • Grant Reviewer - Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the Round Knowledge and Innovation Covenant - MISSION 2020 Call

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Speaker - “Use of Solar Technology to Improve the Rural Community”, Webinar Series: Social Work and Development, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia (2021)
  • Invited Speaker - “A Discussion with a Malaysian Expert in Edinburgh: Energy, Carbon Emissions, Environmental Management”, Malaysian Expert Abroad Seminar Series, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2021)
  • Invited Speaker - “Renewable Energy Research at Robert Gordon University: A New Approach”, Research Seminar, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia (2019)
  • Invited Speaker - “Solar Energy: Static Solar Concentrators”, Energy Transition Institute's Lunch and Learn, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (2019)
  • Invited Speaker - “Renewable Energy Research at Robert Gordon University: Development of Solar Concentrators”, Research Seminar, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia (2019)
  • Invited Speaker - “Change (Y)our Future: Clean Technology Research at RGU”, Oil Tech to Clean Tech Conference, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (2019).
  • Invited Speaker - “Renewable Energy: Current Trends and Future Prospects”, Research Seminar, Universiti Kuala Lumpur BMI, Selangor, Malaysia (2019)
  • Invited Speaker - “Simulating the Annual Energy Yield of a Rotationally Asymmetrical Optical Concentrator”, 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Photonics (ICP), Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia (ICP 2018)
  • Invited Speaker - “Career Path as a Lecturer”, Career Week, St Mungo Primary, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2018)
  • Invited Speaker - “Renewable Energy Research at Robert Gordon University”, TechFest 2017, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (2017)
  • Invited Speaker - “How to Write a Review Paper”, Academic Writing Workshop, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017)
  • Invited Speaker - “Writing a CV for an Academic Post”, CV Workshop: Academic and Industrial Perspective, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (2016)
  • Invited Speaker - “How to Publish a Good Journal Paper”, Academic Writing Workshop, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (2014)
  • Invited Speaker - “Living the Brand,” Workshop on TM Rebranding, Multimedia College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008)

 

Media Activity

  • "Learning Is A Continuous Process", Student Stories, MABECS, (Aug 2019)
  • “Lowering the Cost of Solar” - Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Business Bulletin (May 2016)
  • “RGU Researchers Look to Cut Cost of Solar Power,” - The Press and Journal (March 2016)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) - Engineering Council, United Kingdom
  • Member (MIET) - Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Member - Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Associateship (ACGI) - City & Guilds of London Institute, United Kingdom

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Organiser of the Solar/Wind Energy Workshop (2022)
  • Mentor for the IET members to apply for Chartered Engineer (on-going)

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Research Fellow at Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (23 June 2021 - 30 June 2023)
  • Visiting Researcher at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021)

 

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Perception of Drone Application and Practicality among Environmental, Health and Safety Practitioners at Building Construction Sites in Malaysia

Journal Article
Maha Yudden, M. K. A., Mohd Saudi, A. S., Mahmud, M. M., Ali, F., Shafii, N. Z., Zakri, L., …Ali, M. H. (2021)
Perception of Drone Application and Practicality among Environmental, Health and Safety Practitioners at Building Construction Sites in Malaysia. Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 18(1), 47-56
Safety management in the construction sector is still lagging in terms of technological involvement. A new drone application was proposed as a new inspection tool for a small-...

Indoor Characterisation of a Reverse Truncated Pyramid Concentrator

Conference Proceeding
Osikibo Tamuno-Ibuomi, L., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Ramirez-Iniguez, R., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Hawa Abu-Bakar, S., Bani, N. A., …Sellami, N. (2021)
Indoor Characterisation of a Reverse Truncated Pyramid Concentrator. In 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 48) (2348-2350). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518741
The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for us...

Testing Membranes for Separation of CO2 from Small Molecules in Landfill Gas

Conference Proceeding
Ogunlude, P., Abunumah, O., Muhammad-Sukki, F., & Gobina, E. (2021)
Testing Membranes for Separation of CO2 from Small Molecules in Landfill Gas. In TUBA World Conference on Energy Science and Technology (TUBA WCEST-2021): Book of Abstracts (84-85
The present work is focusing on the utilization of previously fabricated membrane (synthesized in 3 days as reported in our previous work) to study the effect of hydrocarbons ...

Large-scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation

Journal Article
Faisal, N. H., Sellami, N., Venturi, F., Hussain, T., Mallick, T., Muhammad-Sukki, F., …Goel, S. (2021)
Large-scale manufacturing route to metamaterial coatings using thermal spray techniques and their response to solar radiation. Emergent Materials, 4, 1619-1633. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42247-021-00252-z
Metamaterials, an artificial periodic two-or three-dimensional configuration can change propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves (i.e., reflection, transmission, a...

Utilizing SWOT Analysis for the Energy Research: A Methodological Overview

Presentation / Conference
Karim, R., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Muhtazaruddin, M. N., & Ardila-Rey, J. A. (2021, June)
Utilizing SWOT Analysis for the Energy Research: A Methodological Overview. Paper presented at 1st International Conference of Advanced Research on Renewable Energy for Universal Sustainability 2021 (ARUS2021), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This paper is an attempt to guide the future researchers who want to utilize the SWOT as a method to understand a particular energy industry of a country. This study is the pi...

Current status and possible future applications of marine current energy devices in Malaysia: A review

Journal Article
Kai, L. Y., Sarip, S., Kaidi, H. M., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Samsuddin, N. M., Muhtazaruddin, M. N., …Aziz, S. A. (2021)
Current status and possible future applications of marine current energy devices in Malaysia: A review. IEEE Access, 9, 86869-86888. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2021.3088761
Malaysia has a great potential to harness energy in water due to its long coastline within the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca. Malaysia’s energy mix could be impro...

Application and Suitability of Polymeric Materials as Insulators in Electrical Equipment

Journal Article
Haque, S. M., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Umar, Y., Mas’ud, A. A., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Jume, B. H., …Bani, N. A. (2021)
Application and Suitability of Polymeric Materials as Insulators in Electrical Equipment. Energies, 14(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en14102758
In this paper, the applications of thermoplastic, thermoset polymers, and a brief description of the functions of each subsystem are reviewed. The synthetic route and characte...

Indoor performance analysis of genetically optimized circular rotational square hyperboloid (GOCRSH) concentrator

Journal Article
Freier Raine, D., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Ramirez-Iniguez, R., Jafry, T., & Gamio, C. (2021)
Indoor performance analysis of genetically optimized circular rotational square hyperboloid (GOCRSH) concentrator. Solar Energy, 221, 445-455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.04.060
In the past few years, there was an increasing popularity of portable solar chargers for providing access to clean affordable electricity to remote locations in developing cou...

Mathematical Modelling of a Static Concentrating Photovoltaic: Simulation and Experimental Validation

Journal Article
Muhammad-Sukki, F., Zulkipli, M., Muhtazaruddin, M. N., Bani, N. A., Kilpatrick, C., Sellami, N., …Farooq, H. (2021)
Mathematical Modelling of a Static Concentrating Photovoltaic: Simulation and Experimental Validation. Applied Sciences, 11(9), Article 3894. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11093894
For the past twenty years, there has been increasing interest and investment in solar pho-tovoltaic (PV) technology. One particular area of interest is the development of conc...

Application of the Gaussian Mixture Model to Classify Stages of Electrical Tree Growth in Epoxy Resin

Journal Article
Mas’ud, A. A., Sundaram, A., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Schurch, R., Muhammad-Sukki, F., & Bani, N. A. (2021)
Application of the Gaussian Mixture Model to Classify Stages of Electrical Tree Growth in Epoxy Resin. Sensors, 21(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/s21072562
In high-voltage (HV) insulation, electrical trees are an important degradation phenomenon strongly linked to partial discharge (PD) activity. Their initiation and development ...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Electric and PHEV campervan development towards zero emissions camping (Innovate UK - Campers Scotland Ltd; £276,784; 2020 – 2021, Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Ice Rink Energy Project (Innovation Voucher SFC - Inverness Ice Centre Limited; £9,951.58; 2020; PI), Robert Gordon University
  • Ecological Power Technology (Innovation Voucher SFC - Campers Scotland Ltd; £10,000; 2020; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Photovoltaic Expansion-Limit in Green Building Assessment Towards useful Performance Yield and Shorter Payback for Public Hospitals (FRGS - UTM; MYR61,600; 2020-2022; Co-I) - Robert Gordon University
  • COMSOL Multiphysics (Capital Bid; £19,729.20; 2020-2020; Co-I) - Robert Gordon University
  • Towards a Zero-Carbon Energy Transition – Developing an Energy Optimization Model for a UK Grid-Connected Hydrogen-Based Zero-Carbon Smart City Scenario and Implementing it on the Robert Gordon University Campus (PhD Studentship Funding Award; £49,530; 2020-2023; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Intelligent Malaysia Occupational Safety, Security and Environmental Drone (iMOSSED-1) as a New Safety Inspection Tools at Construction Site in Malaysia (NIOSH-UniKL-USIM-UPM-UniSZA; MYR127,550; 2019-2021; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • UK-Turkey Workshop: Energy Storage Technology for Sustainable Agriculture Workshop (Travel Grant British Council – Newton Fund; £1,200; 2019), Robert Gordon University
  • Thermally sprayed metamaterial coatings for photovoltaic energy harvesting applications (Pump Priming RGU - University of Exeter - University of Nottingham - Cranfield University; £38,000; 2018-2019; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Smart window: The new generation of concentrating solar photovoltaic system (HIGDR UTM - UniKL -UM; MYR65,000; 2018; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Characterisation of Absorber Reflector Concentrators (PhD Studentship Funding Award; £46,920; 2018-2021; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • IoT-Health Monitoring Application for Post Brain-Injury and Post-Stroke Patient (TRG - UTM; MYR235,000; 2018-2021; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • UK-Turkey Workshop: Smart Grid Transformation (Travel Grant British Council – Newton Fund; £1,500; 2017), Robert Gordon University
  • Development of a novel ocean desalination technology (Innovation Voucher SFC - Hydro E&T Ltd; £11,752; 2017; PI), Robert Gordon University
  • UK-Turkey Workshop: Recent advances in Energy Conservation Techniques for Buildings Workshop (Travel Grant British Council – Newton Fund; £1,500; 2017), Robert Gordon University
  • UK-Turkey Workshop: Intelligent Infrastructures for Sustainable and Resilient Future Energy Systems (Travel Grant British Council – Newton Fund; £1,500; 2017), Robert Gordon University
  • Conceptual design for solar power driven rotating system (SIR - Damia Energy, Kinnotech Ltd; £75,000; 2017 - 2020, Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Fundamental Development of Low Cost Highly Efficient Solar Photovoltaic System via Mathematical Simulation of Newly Designed Solar Concentrator (RUG Tier 1 UTM; MYR40,000; 2017 - 2019; Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Separation, Identification and Localization of Partial Discharges Sources by Means of UHF Measurements for Electrical Assets Maintenance (Collaborative Research Initiative CONICYT-UTFSM-JIC; USD90,000; 2016-2019; External Co-I), Robert Gordon University
  • Intelligent Random Neural Network Controller for BEMS, Tele-health and Oil & Gas with energy harvesting capabilities (CENSIS-GCU-UWS; £150,000; 2015; RA), Glasgow Caledonian University

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Director of Studies - Development of Low Cost Solar Photovoltaic for Developing Countries (2020-2023)
  • Supervisor - Investigating into the Opportunities of Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in Ghana: Aesthetics and Legislation (2020-2023)
  • Supervisor - Upgrading biogas to bio-methane (2019-2023)
  • Supervisor - Multiphase Solid Transport in Deep Water Environment (2017-2021)
  • Director of Studies - Conceptual Design for Solar Power Driven Rotating Systems (2017-2020)
  • Advisor/Supervisor - Portable Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems for Developing Countries - (PRECiSe) (2015-2018)
  • Advisor/Supervisor - Novel Rotationally Asymmetrical Solar Concentrator for the Building Integrated Photovoltaic System (2011-2016)