About “Abu Bakar Sulong”


Abu Bakar Sulong is a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Programme, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical and System Engineering from Gifu University Japan in 2001. He then worked as an trainee engineer in SMK Corporation in Ibaraki, Japan for a year followed by as a design engineer in SMK (M) Sdn Bhd, Beranang, Selangor and in Promaxus Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam for two years . He joined UKM as a tutor in January, 2004. He then continued his studies in March, 2004. In 2008, he received his PhD from Sejong University, South Korea under Advanced Material Processing Lab, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He teaches for undergraduate and post graduate of Manufacturing Engineering Programme.

Currently, he is currently a Deputy Director (Planning, Operations & Quality) at Centre for Research and Instrumentation (CRIM) and. His specialization are in the area of Advanced Polymer Composite and Metal/Ceramic Injection Molding (Powder Metallurgy) in scope of composite material processing. Currently, he is an active researcher for four research groups (Precision Engineering PERSIS, Advance Manufacturing Research AMReG, Fuel Cell, Advanced Material Processing & Integrity AMPI) and currently working on the additive manufacturing (titanium 3D Printing) area. Based on Scopus data on September 2020, he have 232 published documents, 2810 citation, 31 h-index with nearly 100 manuscripts in Q1 and Q2 journals. He been invited as keynotes, invited talks and speakers at various international and national conferences.

He is also a Professional Engineer with Practice under Board Engineer Malaysia (BEM). He also serves as engineering programmes accessor, panel for grants evaluation and committee of professional organizations.