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TheVibrationLab succesfully conducted

Measurement Workshop 2019

Participants of the Measurement 2019 workshop. Thank you everyone!

TheVibrationLab of the School of Mechanical Engineering partnering with Invicom Sdn Bhd have successfully conducted a two day workshop for measuring vibration, sound, strain, force and temperature. The workshop was conducted on the 23-24th January 2019 at the Seminar Room, School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

En Faisal of Invicom and En Amri explaining the functioning of load cell and the measurement system

The objective of the workshop is to introduce measurement system and theory and provide hands-on session for setting up measurement system with sensors and transducers, data acquisition system and post processing. The platform used in this workshop is imc device supplied by Invicom Sdn Bhd. The lectures were given by Prof Zaidi, En Faisal of Invicom, Dr Ooi and Dr Farhana.

Prof Zaidi demonstrating the vibration measurement and the FFT reading

The demo and hands on session was conducted by both En Faisal and En Wan Amri. The participants are mostly lecturers, post graduate research students and industry. The Dean, Associate Professor Dr Jamaludin was kind enough to officiate the opening ceremony on the first day. More than 20 participants attended the course where they were introduced to the measurement system and measurement platform of imc device.The networking activities among the participants, lecturers and supplier are expected to increase the measurement activities in the research work. In the closing remark Prof Zaidi reminded the participants of the importance of measurement in providing high quality scientific output which will eventually lead to better validated models and products.

vibSC4Participants installing the thermocouple wires to the signal conditioning module before connecting to the imc data acquisition system
vibSC5En Faisal of Invicom Sdn Bhd showing the participants on the setting up of the imc measurement system.

Call for Papers (ICVSSD 2018)


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The 2018 International Conference on Vibration, Sound and System Dynamics (ICVSSD 2018) seeks to bring together researchers in the area of vibration, sound and system dynamics and to share their latest findings in the area. The theme of this conference is "Translational Research in Knowledge Driven Economy" where we encourage presenters to highlight their research work that can lead to improved competitiveness and also well being of the industry and society. This meant that the research work will have to in the end address the issue of the people - safety, economy and the environment, which are the main pillars of knowledge economy.

The conference also seek to strengthen the tie between industry and universities and for that purpose, two keynote speakers from industry will be invited - as of now we are planning to invite one speaker each from Motorola and Dyson to enlighten the participants on the expectation and technology direction of industries. There is now more than ever the demand on the scientific community to demonstrate the link between the research investment made by the society and the impact of the research outcome of the society and we hope that this conference can be one of the avenue to demonstrate this.

It is the intention of this conference to encourage young researchers to present their work in front of technically qualified audience. With that in mind, we have decided that participant presenting their work will only be charged RM 800 per person to attend and present their work. With this we expect the younger generation will be more attracted to do research in this area.  This year we have decided that all the papers selected and presented in the conference will be published in a Scopus-indexed proceeding which has forced us to increase the conference fees and also the venue is located in the Olive Tree Hotel in the beautiful island of Penang.


ICVSSD 2017 A Focused And Intense Conference

The participants of the ICVSSD 2017

2 Aug. - TheVibrationLab, School of Mechanical Engineering USM together with UniKL Malaysian Spanish Institute and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College  proudly hosted the International Conference on Vibration, Sound and Structural Dynamics on the 2nd of Augusts 2017 at the Seminar Room, School of Mechanical Engineering, USM. The Chairman of the conference Professor Zaidi Mohd Ripin explained that the ICVSSD is a very focused conference and the event was organized such that it was affordable and accessible to the research community in Malaysia and the rest of Asia. 


icvssd2En. Sharum Man, Head of NVH for Testing & Development, Proton Holdings Berhad delivering the keynote address

The event was officiated by Professor Zainal Alimuddin,  the Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering. 22 papers were presented in the event which started at 8:30 am and ended at 6:30pm. Two keynote address were delivered by Mr Sharum Man from Proton and Professor David Barton from the Leeds University.


icvssd4Professor David Barton of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Leeds University, delivering the keynote address

The session was lively and the conference ended with a dinner in the evening where the participants took the opportunity to network and discuss on collaboration. Papers from the conference will be uploaded later and  will be  made open access. We look forward to ICVSSD 2018!


icvssd5Associate  Prof. Dr. Mohamad Ngasri Bin Dimon presenting his paper on building acoustics

icvssd3Mr Toni from  India presenting his work on hand arm vibration

TheVibrationLab Team wins First Prize for the National

Instrument Track  in the Innovate Malaysia Design

Competition 2017


innovate 2017The booth at the Innovate Malaysia  Design Competition 2017 from left Nabil, Ting, Tiew and Prof Zaidi. 

Two students  Tiew Yin Cheng and Ting Kin Choong from TheVibrationLab of the School of Mechanical Engineering, USM  won the first prize of the National Instruments track. The prize consists of RM 5000 cash and also two units of NI MyRIO control prototyping unit. The students presented their work on the Smart Rehabilitation Unit of The Lower Limb for Stroke Patients which is a machine used for the exercising of the paretic leg of the stroke patient. The novelty of the project is the introduction of the active exercise where the patient must exert a certain force in order to initiate the motion to ensure that the brain of the stroke patient is engaged during the  This project is  supervised by Professor Zaidi Mohd Ripin is part of the student's final year project and also the Integrated  Design Project is enlisted for the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition, taking advantage of the work and giving the students the exposure at the national level. The event was organised at Magic, Cyberjaya from 17-18th of July.  The prototype finishing was very professionally done, all thanks to the technical support of Encik Baharum and Wan Amri and the electrical wiring and instrumentation assistance were by Izzudin and Nabil. It was a truly proud moment for TheVibrationLab team which has won the first prize of the National instrument track twice now. 


Ting and Tiew presenting their work to the panel of judges from the National Instrument


- TheVibrationLab, School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with the collaboration of Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC) are pleased to announce the 2017 International Conference on Vibration, Sound and System Dynamics (ICVSSD 2017) which be held at the School of Mechanical Engineering, USM on 2nd August 2017: 






- All are invited to the Professor Talk by the Head of TheVibrationLab USM, Prof. Dr. Zaidi Bin Mohd Ripin as below:

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      Welcome to TheVibrationLab, Universiti Sains Malaysia. We are one of the advanced Laboratory in the Sound and Vibration research areas in the Asia region. We welcome any collaboration from universities (local and oversea) and industries. Below highlights some of the main informations and our significant achivements:

- Currently, we have six researchers and two technical persons in TheVibrationLab team. The focused research areas in TheVibrationLab covers:


1) Sound and Vibration

2) Tribology (Wear and Friction)

3) Active Vibration Control

4) Hand-arm Vibration

5) Finite Element Analysis

6) Material Characterization (Rubber and Piezoelectric)

7) Structural Dynamic Optimization


- To date, the lab has produced 13 Ph.D. and 24 M.Sc. graduated students since year 2002 (Link)

- The lab has secured 30 Grants (Short & Long Terms, FRGS, ERGS, PRGS, E-science, CREST, KTP etc.) (Link)

- We have various World Class Instrumentation for the Sound and Vibration measurements (Link)

- We produce several Testing Services (Link), Short Courses (Link) and Consultancies that related to the Sound and Vibration areas

- Currently, we have secured 10 Public-private Research Network (PPRN) projects (Link) to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) 

- To date, we have published 40 ISI Journals (Since year 2010) (Link) and won various Awards in the International Competitions (Link)  

- We have one commercial product namely as Universal Suspended Handle Adaptor for Petrol Engine Grass Trimmer. You can get this product by directly contact TheVibrationLab for only RM 30.00 each. (Link)


For any enquiries, please contact us as below:


SM 0.48, Ground Floor,

School of Mechanical Engineering,

Engineering Campus,

Universiti Sains Malaysia,

14300 Nibong Tebal,

Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.

Tel: +604-599-6346

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