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Professor Dr. Zahari Taha

CEng (UK), MIED (UK), FASc

Email: zaharitaha [Email address: zaharitaha[at]imamslab.com - replace [at] with @ ]

Academic background

  • Ph.D. in Dynamics and Control Robot at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK (1987)
  • B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bath, UK (1983)
  • Diploma in Islamic Studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia

Research interests

  • Biologically-Inspired Robot (Tau Coupled Control of Human and Animal Movement Applied to Robot Navigation)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Model Helicopters, Fixed Wing Model Aircraft)
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Applications (Neural Networks, Acoustic Emissions, Tool Failure, Bearing Failure, Pump Design, Micro Milling, Hot Stamping)
  • Intelligent Robot (Vision Guided AGV, AGV Planning and Control)
  • Underwater (Underwater Autonomous Vehicles, Vision Guided)
  • Natural Gas Technology (Compressed Natural Gas Direct Injection Engines)
  • Ocean Wave (Wells Turbine, Oscillating Water Column, Wave Tank)
  • Medical (Bone Drilling, Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Industrial Ergonomics (Vibration Effect , Standing at Work, Elderly Population, Macro Ergonomics)
  • Solar Energy Technology (Solar powered Vehicle)
  • Flexible Manufacturing Systems (Virtual Reality Programming, FMS Simulation, Machine Selection)
  • Sports and Biomechanics (Biomechanics of Ball Impact on Head and Feet, Motion Analysis Equipment design)
  • Environmental Friendly Products And Technologies (EcoDesign Tools)
  • Decision Making in Sustainable Manufacturing

Honours and Awards

  • Hitachi Fellowship 1992
  • National Young Scientist Awards 1997
  • Honorary Professor of Hebei University 2012

Membership

  • Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society, Vice President, (since 2010)
  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Fellow, (since 2008)
  • Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council United Kingdom, (since 2001)
  • The Institution of Engineering Designers, Corporate Member, (since 2001)

Recent publications

Preliminary Investigation on the Development of a Lower Extremity Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation: A Clinical Consideration
Z Taha, APPA Majeed, MYWP Tze, AGA Rahman
Journal of Medical and Bioengineering Vol 4 (1)
2015
Mechanics of Energy Absorption by Progressive Plastic Deformation of a Square Column with an Ellipsoidal Bulge Base
MA Hassan, ARA Ghani, Z Taha, MA Hamdi
Appl. Math 9 (1L), 51-58
2015
Impact-absorbing Materials in Reducing Brain Vibration Caused by Ball-to-head Impact in Soccer
Z Taha, MHA Hassan, I Hasanuddin, MA Aris, APP Majeed
Procedia Engineering 72, 515-520
2014
A Review on Lower-Limb Exoskeleton System for Sit to Stand, Ascending and Descending Staircase Motion
A Norhafizan, RAR Ghazilla, V Kasi, Z Taha, B Hamid
Applied Mechanics and Materials 541, 1150-1155
2014
Axiomatic design principles in analysing the ergonomics design parameter of a virtual environment
Z Taha, H Soewardi, SZM Dawal
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 44 (3), 368-373
2014
The Effect of Vortex Tube Cooling on Surface Roughness and Carbon Footprint in Dry Turning
Z Taha, HA Salaam, PS Ye, TMYST Ya
Advanced Materials Research 903, 135-138
2014
Comparison of Cooling Performance between High Thermal Conductivity Steel (HTCS 150) and Hot Work Tool Steel (SKD 61) Insert for Experimental Tool Using Finite Element Analysis
Z Taha, AR Yusoff, M Sharif, M Farid, M Saharudin, MF Zamri
Advanced Materials Research 903, 163-168
2014
Multiobjective Fuzzy Mixed Assembly Line Sequencing Optimization Model
F Tahriri, S Zawiah Md Dawal, Z Taha
Journal of Applied Mathematics 2014
2014
Modeling, Control, and Simulation of Battery Storage Photovoltaic-Wave Energy Hybrid Renewable Power Generation Systems for Island Electrification in Malaysia
NH Samrat, NB Ahmad, IA Choudhury, ZB Taha
The Scientific World Journal 2014
2014
Incorporation of high recyclability material selection in computer aided design
N Sakundarini, Z Taha, SH Abdul-Rashid, RA Raja Ghazilla
Materials & Design 56, 740-749
2014
The Impact of Ergonomics Driving Risk Factors on Musculoskeletal Health of Malaysian Express Bus Drivers
Y Hashim, Z Taha
International Journal of Contemporary Business Management (IJCBM) 1 (1)
2014
Fuzzy Mixed Assembly Line Sequencing and Scheduling Optimization Model Using Multiobjective Dynamic Fuzzy GA
F Tahriri, SZM Dawal, Z Taha
The Scientific World Journal 2014
2014
Prospect of wave energy in Malaysia
NH Samrat, NB Ahmad, IA Choudhury, Z Taha
Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO), 2014 IEEE 8th …
2014
Development of decision support system for fastener selection in product recovery oriented design
RAR Ghazilla, Z Taha, S Yusoff, SHA Rashid, N Sakundarini
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 70 (5-8 …
2014
A Low Cost 3D Foot Scanner for Custom-Made Sports Shoes
Z Taha, MA Aris, Z Ahmad, MHA Hassan, NN Sahim
Applied Mechanics and Materials 440, 369-372
2014
The Efficacy of Impact-Absorbing Materials during Collision with a Soccer Ball
Z Taha, MHA Hassan, MA Aris
Applied Mechanics and Materials 440, 363-368
2014
The Prevalence of Muscle Fatigue Symptoms in Industries at Lembah Klang Malaysia
HR Zadry, SZM Dawal, Z Taha
Advanced Engineering Forum 10, 272-277
2013
Sustainable manufacturing: Effect of material selection and design on the environmental impact in the manufacturing process
MHS Harun, Z Taha, HA Salaam
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 50 (1), 012060
2013
The influence of football boot construction on ball velocity and deformation
Z Taha, MA Aris, MHA Hassan
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 50 (1), 012028
2013
Predicting brain acceleration during heading of soccer ball
Z Taha, MHA Hassan, MA Aris, Z Anuar
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 50 (1), 012023
2013
The Characteristics of a New Product through User Knowledge in the Early Stages of a Design Process
Z Taha, H Alli, SH Abdul-Rashid
Advanced Materials Research 739, 678-683
2013
Biomechanical Analysis on Instep Kicking: Comparison of Football Shoe Design
AR Ismail, Z Taha, BM Deros, I Halim
Advanced Science Letters 19 (9), 2694-2696
2013
Multi-objective optimization for high recyclability material selection using genetic algorithm
N Sakundarini, Z Taha, SH Abdul-Rashid, RA Ghazilla, J Gonzales
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 68 (5-8 …
2013
Development of Synchronized Biomechanics Sensors Detection Software
Z Taha, A Deboucha
Advanced Materials Research 706, 771-775
2013
Vortex Tube Air Cooling: The Effect on Surface Roughness and Power Consumption in Dry Turning
T Zahari, AS Hadi, TM Yusoff, T Ya, P SY, A MA
International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME) 8 …
2013
BRAIN ACCELERATION DURING BALL-TO-HEAD IMPACT IN SOCCER
MHA Hassan, Z Taha, Z Anuar, MA Aris
International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013) 1, 3
2013
THE INFLUENCE OF FOOTBALL BOOT CONSTRUCTION ON BALL VELOCITY AND DEFORMATION
MA Aris, Z Taha, MHA Hassan
International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013) 1, 3
2013
Biomechanics Measurements in Archery
A Zulkifli, T Zahari, AH Hasnun, H Mohd Azrul, HJ Nasrul, K Kumaran
2013
The Effect of Vortex Tube Air Cooling on Surface Roughness and Power Consumption in Dry Turning
HA Salaam, PS Ye, Z Taha, T Ya, TMY Shah
Applied Mechanics and Materials 310, 348-351
2013
Drilling Force Control for Robot Manipulator with Combined Rigid and Soft Surface
Z Taha, A Deboucha, A Kinsheel
Applied Mechanics and Materials 303, 1741-1747
2013
Acoustic Emission Application for Monitoring Bearing Defects
Z Taha, I Pranoto
InTech
2013
A Framework of Integrated Recyclability Tools For Automobile Design
N Sakundarini
International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and …
2013
A Low Cost 3D Foot Scanner for Custom-Made Sports Shoes
T Zahari, MA Aris, A Zulkifli, H Mohd Hasnun Ariff, S Nina Nadia
Advanced Materials Research
2013
Constructivist Game-based Robotics Simulator in Engineering Education
JV Lee, Z Taha, HJ Yap, A Kinsheel
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION 29 (4), 1024-1036
2013
Comparison of Cooling Performance Between High Thermal Conductivity Steel (HTCS 150) and Hot Work Tool Steel (SKD 61) Insert for Experimental Tool Using Finite Element Analysis
Z Mohd Fawzi, T Zahari, Y Ahmad Razlan, M Farid, M Sharif, …
2013
Optimal multi-material selection for lightweight design of automotive body assembly incorporating recyclability
N Sakundarini, Z Taha, SH Abdul-Rashid, RAR Ghazila
Materials and Design 50 (Complete), 846-857
2013
Application of Anthropometric Dimensions for Estimating Stove Height, Stove Depth and Cooking Task Envelope for Malaysian Elderly Population
R Sulaiman, Z Taha, SZM Dawal, S Zawiah
Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology 21 (1)
2013