Ahmad Kamal Ariffin is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UKM. He graduated with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from UKM in 1990. He then worked as an engineer before joining the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UKM and continued his studies in 1992. End of 1995, he received his PhD from University of Wales Swansea under the Mechanical Engineering Department and Institute of Numerical Methods in Engineering. Dr. Ahmad Kamal Ariffin teaches Mechanics of Materials, Computational Methods in Engineering and Finite Element Methods.
His specialty is in computational method in engineering under the area of powder mechanics, fracture mechanics, friction, corrosion, finite element/discrete element and parallels computations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Malaysia, founder of Malaysian Association of Computational Mechanics and also member of International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM).
Outside of university enjoys reading.
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