PROFILE
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Y. BHG. PROFESOR IR. DR. DESA BIN AHMAD
FELO PENGAJAR
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PROFESSIONAL

NAME :
(Y. Bhg. Profesor Ir. Dr.) Desa Bin Ahmad
POSITION :
Felo Pengajar

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
1990
Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering
Cranfield Institute of Technology, Silsoe, Bedford England
1980
M.Sc. (by Research) in Agricultural Engineering
Cranfield Institute of Technology, Silsoe, Bedford, England
1978
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Engineering
University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England
WORKING EXPERIENCE
2005
Appointed as Director of AGROMAC
2002
Promoted to Professor
1993
Promoted to an Associate Professor
1982
Confirmed as a lecturer
1978
Appointed as a tutor
AWARD AND ACHIEVEMENT
Recipient of FFTC/ASPAC award (fully sponsored) to attend Farm Mechanization Workshop in Taiwan in 1992.
Recipient of Commonwealth Council of Engineers Award (fully sponsored) to participate in an International Conference on Environmental Impact Assessment Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1994. Paper presented entitled “Impact of Agricultural Engineering on Envi
Recipient of Award of Inspiration for Management Category in 1996
Award of SETIAPUTRA from UPM in 1999.
Quality Service Award from Faculty of Engineering in 1999.
Certificate of Appreciation from Ministry of Education in 1999.
Certificate of Excellence in Teaching from Faculty of Engineering from 1999 to 2007.
Internal Quality Audit Certificate from QAI SDN.BHD in 2000.
Certificate of Excellence in Service in 2000 from Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
QMS Assessor/Auditor Certificate from the Systems 3 Group Pty.Ltd. Australia in 2001.
Recipient of Award of Excellence in Service from 2001 to 2007 from UPM.
Listed as one of the top 5 Excellent Professors by UPM in 2006.
Recipient of the 21st Century Award for Achievement in Agricultural Engineering from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England in 2002.
Awarded a Bronze medal for the project on “ The Development of a Hybrid Photovoltaic System for Tropical Greenhouse Cooling” at PRCPI, UPM 2006.
Awarded a Silver medal for the project on “MAZDEC: Paddi Field Management Zone Delineation for Precision Farming of Rice Using Apparent Electrical Conductivity” at PRPI, UPM 2006.
Awarded a Gold medal for the project on “MAZDEC: Paddi Field Management Zone Delineation for Precision Farming of Rice Using Apparent Electrical Conductivity” at PRCPI, Faculty of Engineering, UPM 2006
Certificate of Participation for project on “The Development of a Hybrid Photovoltaic System for Tropical Greenhouse Cooling” at ITEX 2006.
Awarded a Silver medal for the project on “MAZDEC: Paddi Field Management Zone Delineation for Precision Farming of Rice Using Apparent Electrical Conductivity” at Malaysia Technology Expo 2007.
Awarded a Silver medal for the project on “MAZDEC: Paddi Field Management Zone Delineation for Precision Farming of Rice Using Apparent Electrical Conductivity” at the Internationale Fachmesse Ideen-Erfindungen-Neuheitan-Nurnberg 2007.
Conferred Bintang Kebesaran Darjah Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini (P.C.M) by THE ROYAL HIGHNESS PADUKA SRI SULTAN AZLAN SHAH SULTAN OF PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN on the occasion of His Majesty’s 80th birthday on 6th May, 2008.
RESEARCH PROJECT
Project Title: The mechanics of rotary tillage – Malaysian experience.
Position : Head and Principal Researcher
Date started : 1982
Code : 1708-1-341
Source of Fund : Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Amount : RM 30,666
Project Title: Design of a groundnut digger-lifter.
Position : Head and Principal Researcher
Date started : 1982
Code : -
Source of Fund : Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Amount : RM 2,331.30
Project Title: The physical and rheological characteristics of cocoa.
Position : Head and Principal Researcher
Date started : 1985
Code : 1708-1-649
Source of Fund : Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Amount : RM 4,300
Project Title: Harvesting and collection of oil palm fruits
Position:Principal Researcher
Date started : January 1991
Code : -
Source of Fund/Grant : Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Amount: RM 100,000
Project Title: Mechanisation of Sweet Potato and Groundnut Production
Position : Head and Principal Researcher
Period : 1996 - 2000
Source of Fund : IRPA Code No. 51017
Amount : RM 143,000.00
Project Title:Power and Energy Demand Mapping of Agricultural Operations in Malaysia.
Position:Principal Researcher
Date started: 1 January 1993
Period: 1996 - 2000
Source of Fund : IRPA Code No. 51201
Amount :RM 295,000
Project Title: Development of Hybrid Photovoltaic System for Tropical
greenhouse Cooling
Position :Head and Principal Researcher
Period: 2004-2007
Source of Fund: IRPA Code No. 54432
Amount:RM 178,000
Project Title: Tractive Performance of a Narrow Agricultural Tyre
Position : Head and principal researcher
Period : 2006-2007
Source of Fund : FUNDAMENTAL GRANT
Amount : RM 30,000
Project Title: Genetic Improvement and Management of Kenaf for Fiber production
Position:Head and principal researcher
Period: 2007-2009
Source of Fund : RESEARCH UNIVERSITY GRANT SCHEME
Amount :RM100,00
Project Title: Development of Remote Controlled High Clearance Buoyant Tool
Position:Head and principal researcher
Period: 2007-2009
Source of Fund:RESEARCH UNIVERSITY GRANT SCHEME
Amount:RM100,000
project Title: Good Agriculture Practice for Kenaf Production Using Mechanization as alternative crop for tobacco on Bris soil.
Position:Head and principal researcher
Period: 2008-2009
Source of Fund: FRGS TOP DOWN, MOHE
Amount: RM 400,000
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