Key personnel

Ir. Dr. Mahadi Abd Murad
(Managing Director)

Ir Dr Mahadi Abd Murad obtained his Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sheffield UK in 1996. He then worked with several reputable companies in his country, Malaysia and gained lots of experiences in civil constructions, mechanical and electrical works, power utility and to name a few. He has been practising his professionalism as a registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and at the same time he is also an International Professional (IntPe) and APEC Engineer as well as one of the ASTM committee members.

In 2005, he obtained his Master Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia. He developed an Expert System in welding engineering during his study and in year 2006, Mahadi joined Universiti Kuala Lumpur as a Lecturer. After 2 years of satisfactory service, he has been sponsored by his employer to pursue his PhD at Cranfield University under the supervision of one of the world renowned professors in Structural Integrity, Professor Feargal Brennan.

The main research of his PhD study was to develop the Structural Health Monitoring Technique in the composite based pipeline repair. He has intensively used rectangular strain gauges, Compact Rio system together with Labview and ABAQUS software in his research works. At the same time, he has used Technowrap composite material that was sponsored by Walker Technical Resources based in Aberdeen Scotland in his experimental works.

During his PhD study, Mahadi has become a competent or qualified applicator in Technowrap composite repair system, and he won the Strainstall Prize for the best achievement in the BSSM’s Level 1 Examinations 2009/10 in the UK. He has also presented several conference and journal papers in Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Integrity and will actively get involved publishing more journals and standards in the near future.

Present and Previous Experiences

Ir Dr Mahadi has more than 20 years of interesting experiences in various sectors. Examples of well known companies that he used to work with were Deleum Berhad, TNB Research Sdn Bhd, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Cranfield University, Sirim Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Land & General Berhad and to name a few.  Below are summaries of his expertise;

Present Experiences:

Asset integrity  (Oil & Gas) – involves in assessment, monitoring, mitigation and life extension activities. For example;

  • Assessment and Inspection:  Advanced NDT technologies  
  • Innovative Real Time and Wireless Monitoring: Weir Jones Group and Scanimetrics
  • Mitigation: Hybrid Repair using SealXpert
  • Life Extension: Weir Jones Group and Scanimetrics

Previous Experiences:
Research works  (Education)

  • Engineering and fabrication works (Construction)
  • Design and manufacture high voltage switchgears(Power Utility)
  • M&E and Civil constructions (Property Development)