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Dr. Noordin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Industrial Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), a M.Sc. in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Cranfield Institute of Technology (now called Cranfield University) in the U.K. and Doctor of Philosophy (focusing on Machining Technology) from UTM. Prior to obtaining his Bachelors degree, he obtained a Tech. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), U.S.A.  and the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

Prior to joining UTM as an Assistant Lecturer A in July 1987, he spent some time working at Harris Semiconductor Malaysia in the Quality Engineering department and at Matsushita Industrial Corporation in the Production Engineering Section upon his graduation in 1986. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UTM Skudai.

Dr. Noordin is involved in numerous research projects funded by MOSTI. He recently obtained a research grant from the Nippon Sheet Glass, Japan. He has also published numerous papers in various international and national journals; and also published and presented numerous papers at international and national conferences/seminars. Dr. Noordin was involved in several consultancy projects involving various local organizations. He has also conducted training on various topics at KUITTHO, Tioxide (M) Sdn. Bhd., Philips Electronics Supplies Sdn. Bhd., LIKOM Malaysia, Kenwood (M) Sdn. Bhd., Hualon Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd., Land and General Bhd., Beiersdorf Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. Additionally, he has also conducted training on various topics during various training courses organized by the university, department and BATC.


Professional Membership

Senior Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers USA & Institution of Engineers Malaysia


Field of Expertise

Machining Processes, Quality Improvement Techniques, Statistical Quality Control, Experimental Design, Production Operations Management


Academic Qualification

Qualification                                            University/Institution                                 Year


Ph. D. (Mech. Eng.)                        Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia           2003


M. Sc. (Adv. Manuf. Tech.)             Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK             1990


B. Mech. Engg. (Hons.)                   Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia           1986

2nd Class Upper


Tech. Dip. Mech. Engg.                   Singapore Polytechnic                                1982


Awards Received


Name of award

1 Scholarship from Kennametal Inc. to attend the Comprehensive Application Engineering Course form July 24-28, 2006 2006
2 Excellence Service Award from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 2004
3 UTM Publication Award, Best Paper in National Journal 2004
4 Invitation to attend the Asian Academy Seminar on Advanced Manufacturing System held at Hyderabad, India 2000
5 Excellence Service Award from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 1994
6 Management Awareness Program from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (USA) 1991
7 BICC - Cranfield Postgraduate Scholarship to pursue a 1 year course leading to the award of a M.Sc. in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at Cranfield Institute of Technology, United Kingdom 1988
8 A 3 year scholarship from Harris Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. whilst undergoing study at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 1983



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