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Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC)

Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC)



Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC) previously known as Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) was established in the year of 2012. The purpose of the centre is to be a platform for the Aerospace researchers to connect, communicate and collaborate in their research works. The centre consists of one head of the centre and five principle researchers. This is centre is the first centre of its kind in Malaysia and specialized in design, aerodynamics, aircraft structure, controls, advanced simulation, and simulation tools.  

The centre’s flagship is the 4 seaters light aircraft namely Cirrus SR 20.  This aircraft is used for undergraduate teaching so that the students are exposed to the real working aircraft. Furthermore several important research work has been conducted in the area of aircraft control by using this aircraft. Another flagship of the centre is the International Conference of Computational in Engineering and Health Sciences (ICCMEH). This annual conference is a jointly organised conference by AMRC UPM, Manipal University and Kyutech Institute of Technology (KIT) Japan. Past conference has attracted many researchers from more than 10 countries around the world. The focus of this conference is on the advanced simulation and numerical methodsdunia. 

Objective AMRC :

  1. To serve and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities in the field of aerospace technologies.
  2. To strengthen the collaboration with the government agencies, industrial partners and organisations in aerospace technologies via consultation and services.
  3. To disseminate specialized knowledge through education and training.
  4. To increase public awareness about aerospace technologies.



To be the leading research centre in aerospace applications and technologies in the ASEAN region.


To serve and facilitate interdisciplinary research activities in the field of aerospace. 


  1. Fundamental and applied aerodynamics
  2. Aircraft vehicle design and system integration
  3. Structure, materials and manufacturing
  4. Aerospace Vehicle Guidance and Control
  5. Heat transfer and propulsion



Assoc.Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad



Name of Key Researcher
Prof. Madya Dr. Mohamad Ridzwan Ishak
Prof. Madya Dr. Norkhairunnisa Mazlan
Dr. Chia Chen Ciang
Dr. Mohd Faisal Abdul Hamid
Dr. Ezanee Gires



Project Leader
Project Title
Type of Grant
Faizal Bin Mustapha 
Effects Of Cutting Processes In Composite Material For Aerospace Applications
Putra Grant
Azmin Shakrine Bin Mohd Rafie
Development Of Mini Magnus Wind Turbine For Household Electricity Use At Low Wind Speed Condition
Putra Grant
Renuganth A/L Varatharajoo
Coplanar & Non-Coplanar Spacecraft Formation Flying
Putra Grant
Mohammad Yazdi Bin Harmin
Mass Reduction Of A Conceptual Small Satellite Structure Implementing Metallic Alloys Using Metal Perforation Techniques
Putra Grant
Zairil Azhar Zaludin
Flight Dynamics and Contril Study Of Flight Transition Phases For A Small Scale Vertical Takeoff/Landing Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Putra Grant
Mohd Faisal Bin Abdul Hamid
Active Flow Control For Coanda Aircraft
Putra Grant
Abd Rahim Bin Abu Talib
Fire Testing Of Aluminium Alloy With Carbon Fiber And Kenaf Fiber Sandwich Panel For Aeroengine Application
Putra Grant
Ermira Junita Binti Abdullah
Optimal Feedback Control Of Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Morphing Wing System
Putra Grant
Ermira Junita Binti Abdullah
Aeromechanics Of Micro Air Vehicle Asymmetrical Flapping Wing At Low Reynolds Number
Putra Grant
Faizal Bin Mustapha
Fire Retardant Sandwitch Structure
Collaboration Project
Renuganth A/L Varatharajoo
Robust Fligh Control for Nonlinier Aircraft
AUN/SEED-Net (jicA)



  1. Nonsingular terminal sliding mode control technique for attitude tracking problem of a small satellite with combined energy and attitude control system (CEACS)
  2. Effect of Alkali and Silane Treatments on Mechanical and Interfacial Bonding Strength of Sugar Palm Fibers with Thermoplastic Polyurethane
  3. Tensile properties of hybrid biocomposite reinforced epoxy modified with Carbon Nanotube (CNT)
  4. Numerical and experimental analyses of the flow around a rotating circular cylinder at subcritical regime of Reynolds number using K-E and K-Ω-SST turbulent models
  5. Dynamic behaviour of woven bio fiber composite
  6. Impact behaviour of hybrid composites for structural applications: A review
  7. Magnus wind turbine: the effect of sandpaper surface roughness on cylinder blades
  8. viii) Statistical partial wavefield imaging using Lamb wave signals
  9. Parametric study to determine optimum HVAC in a hospital operation theatre
  10. Reducing flow separation in T-junction pipe using Vortex Generator: CFD study
  11. Pipe material effect on water network leak detection using a pressure residual vector method
  12. Computational fluid dynamics study of blood flow in aorta using OpenFOAM
  13. Mechanical properties of Fibre-metal laminates made of natural/synthetic fibre composites
  14. HCNG fueled spark-ignition (SI) engine with its effects on performance and emissions
  15. A study on the low velocity impact response of hybrid Kenaf-Kevlar composite laminates through drop test rig technique Preface
  16. The challenges of natural fiber in manufacturing, material selection, and technology application: A review
  17. The effects of multi-walled CNT in Bamboo/Glass fibre hybrid composites: Tensile and flexural properties
  18. Effect of gamma radiation on compressive properties of Kevlar/oil palm empty fruit bunch hybrid composites
  19. Tensile and flexural properties of a newly developed bulletproof vest using a Kenaf/X-ray film hybrid composite
  20. Effect of benzoyl treatment on flexural and compressive properties of sugar palm/glass fibres/epoxy hybrid composites
  21. Detection, Localisation and Assessment of Defects in Pipes Using Guided Wave Techniques: A Review
  22. An investigation on longitudinal residual strains distribution of thin-walled press-braked cold formed steel sections using 3D FEM technique
  23. Temperature and strain feedback control for shape memory alloy actuated composite plate
  24. Haemodynamics behaviour in normal and stenosed renal artery using computational fluid dynamics
  25. Numerical study of haemodynamics behaviour in normal and single stenosed renal artery using fluid - structure interaction
  26. Lightning strike evaluation on composite and biocomposite vertical-axis wind turbine blade using structural health monitoring approach
  27. Haemodynamics study in subject-specific abdominal aorta with renal bifurcation using CFD - A case study
  28. The macro-fibre composite–bonded effect analysis on the micro-energy harvester performance and structural health–monitoring system of woven kenaf turbine blade for vertical axis wind turbine application
  29. Numerical studies on heat ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system in operation theaters: A review
  30. Public survey on new in-flight food delivery and waste collection system
  31. Quality Function Deployment for new standing cabin concept of commercial transport aircraft
  32. Freestream velocity correction in narrow channels
  33. Lift force for cylindrical and elliptical Coandă aircraft design
  34. A review of techniques for embedding shape memory alloy (SMA) wires in smart woven composites
  35. Fire behavioural and mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced aluminium laminate composites for aero-engine
  36. Heat transfer performance of multiple holes impingement cooling technique
  37. Sensitivity analysis on the model input parameters of flapping wing kinematics for optimum level flight via particle swarming optimization
  38. Simulation framework for civil tiltrotor mission performance
  39. Performance analysis of an Organic Rankine Cycle system with superheater utilizing exhaust gas of a turbofan engine
  40. Semi-infinite solid heat transfer limitation
  41. Performance measure of satellite flying in coplanar and non-coplanar formation
  42. Material selection and design analysis of multi-purpose disposable safety syringe
  43. Preliminary investigation on experimental modal analysis of high aspect ratio rectangular wing model
  44. Aircraft pitch control tracking with sliding mode control
  45. Review of improvements on heat transfer using nanofluids via corrugated facing step
  46. Conceptual exploration for airborne wind energy system for electricity generation in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia - MBSE approach
  47. Development of an aircraft load planning system for distribution of passenger baggage
  48. Nonlinear reduced order model of high aspect ratio rectangular wing plate
  49. Ergonomics assessment of current aircraft passenger seat design against Malaysian anthropometry data
  50. Malaysian public survey on the current carry-on luggage handling onboard commercial transport aircraft
  51. A parallel distributed compensation approach to fuzzy control of spacecraft combined attitude and sun tracking
  52. Development of attitude control system for hybrid airship vehicle
  53. Parametric study of varying ribs orientation and sweep angle of un-tapered wing box model
  54. CFD simulation of local exhaust ventilation for aviation fire-test lab
  55. Towards a sustainable aerogel airship: A primer
  56. Flexible and extendable advance satellite tracking system
  57. Investigation on user experience goals for joystick interface design
  58. Aerodynamic performance of X-plane with two different types of inboard stores
  59. Wing-in-ground-effect craft: A case study in aerodynamics
  60. Performance of a monarch butterfly for various flapping angle
  61. Natural fiber for green technology in automotive industry: A brief review
  62. Hybrid Composites Based on Kenaf, Jute, Fiberglass Woven Fabrics: Tensile and Impact Properties
  63. Flexural and Impact Properties of A New Bulletproof Vest Insert Plate Design Using Kenaf Fibre Embedded with X-Ray Films
  64. Effect of Fly Ash Content and Applied Load on Wear Behaviour of AA6063 Aluminium Alloy
  65. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as nanofillers in bamboo/glass hybrid composites and their effect on tensile, flexural and impact properties
  66. Effect of carbon nanotube (CNT) concentration on flexural properties of flax hybrid bio-composite
  67. Tensile properties of a kenaf/x-ray film hybrid composite
  68. Lightning damages in glass fiber-epoxy composite material used for aerospace applications
  69. Computational modelling of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat recovery system for an aircraft engine
  70. An overview of horizontal-axis Magnus wind turbines
  71. Parametric optimization and performance analysis of a waste heat recovery system using Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)
  72. Ballistic impact analysis of double-layered metal plates
  73. Generation of design alternatives of vertical passenger seat for standing cabin concept in commercial transport aircraft
  74. Robust baseline design selection methodology: Aircraft redesign case study
  75. Water absorption analysis on impregnated kenaf with nanosilica for epoxy/kenaf composite
  76. Extraction and surface characterization of novel bast fibers extracted from the Pennisetum Purpureum plant for composite application



  1. Composite Centre (CC) in UTM
  2. Advanced Engineering and Innovation Centre (AEIC) in UIA
  3. Centre for Defence Research and Technology (CODRAT) in UPNM
  4. Asia Aerospace City Research and Technology Centre, Nottingham University



Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad
Head, Aerospace Malaysia Research Centre (AMRC),
Level 7, Tower Block, Faculty of Engineering,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.
Tel: 603-9769 6389




Updated:: 11/10/2019 [no.j]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan