About This Course
This professional course is an introductory course on the fundamentals and concept of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). It covers the basic practical skills of computer 3D modelling and 3D printing based on CFD. It also shows the basic applications of CFD in agriculture/ aquaculture.
The course is structured around 3 modules:
MODULE 1 - Fundamental and Concept Computer Fluid Dynamics
The basic concepts of fluid dynamics cover fundamental mathematical equations for fluid flow and heat transfer of fluids. Computational aspects of fluid properties will be discussed.
MODULE 2 - Computer 3D modelling and 3D printing
This module introduces basic concepts of 3D modelling based on CFD. It covers what are the components of the 3D printer and how they work and the basic practical skill to operate a 3D printer. The module also teaches how to design custom-made parts on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and print them on a 3D printer.
MODULE 3 - Application in Computer Fluid Dynamics in Agriculture/Aquaculture
This module covers the applications of CFD in upstream agriculture and aquaculture sectors. It includes an introduction to CFD and application in 4 areas: precision crop production, greenhouse system, rearing tank of recirculation technology system and harvesting and machinery design.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the contribution of fluid mechanics, mathematics and computer science to the development of CFD);
- Design 3D models with CFD and data visualization;
- Apply CFD concepts in agriculture/aquaculture;
Prof. Dr. Ramesh T Subramaniam
Prof Dr. Ramesh T Subramaniam is a material scientist experienced in preparation, development and characterization of polymer and polymer electrolytes as a source of energy for use in various electrochemical devices. The novelty of his research was the successful invention of highly adhesive polymer membranes, environmentally friendly polymer electrolytes and techniques in the fabrication of green electrochemical devices. Prof Dr. S. Ramesh is well recognized in his field, internationally and locally, evidenced by the many international and national awards he has received. He was selected as a “TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow” in 2009 by The World Academy of Sciences - one of the five from the South & Southeast Asia and Pacific region. He also received the “UTAR Annual Research Excellence Award” in 2009. In 2010, he received the “Pacifichem Young Scholar Award” from the American Chemical Society and in 2011, the “Young Scientist Award” from IUPAC. In 2012, he received the “IAP Young Scientist Award” and the following year was selected as a “Young Scientist of the Global Young Academy (GYA)”. In 2014 he was selected as one of the “Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)”. It was a great honor for him to be elected as a “Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)” in 2016 and in the same year he received the “International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal” (IAAM Scientist medal) from the International Association of Advanced Materials. In 2017, he was conferred the “Established Scientist Award” by Royal Society and also elected as a “Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)”. He is also a recipient of the “Fulbright Fellowship 2017” with a tenure at the Princeton University, USA as a Visiting fellow and a recipient of the “International Senior Research Fellowship 2018” at Durham University, UK where he had a tenure as Visiting Senior Fellow. He was awarded the “MTSF Science & Technology Award” by Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) in 2018. He has also been honoured the University of Malaya Excellent Lecturer (Sciences) Award 2019. In 2020 he was recognized and placed as World's Top 2% Scientists for Career-Long Citation Impact by Stanford University. On the global front, he was the Invited Scientist for World Science Forum and World Economic Forum. He has won awards in several innovation exhibitions such as ITEX, BioMalaysia, MTE and PECIPTA. He walked away with the BEST of the BEST Award during PECIPTA 2013. He also won the “Gold and Special Award” during Malaysia Technology Expo 2020. His major contribution to society is through the service and knowledge as a Young Scientist of the Global Young Academy. He has contributed under the “Science 4 Youth” and “Global State of Young Scientists” Programmes which focuses on development of science and technology among the youth of this world and to study the problems faced by mainly 3rd World countries on this issue.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kasi
Dr Ramesh Kasi graduated PhD from University of Malaya in 2007. His research interests focus with emphasis on electrochemistry applications in polymer materials which are used in energy storage systems and corrosion protection. He joined as Senior Lecturer in Physics Department in 2010 and got promoted as Associate Professor in 2017. He is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate level students. 11 PhD and 16 MSc have been graduated under the guidance of Dr Ramesh and currently 10 PhD and 5 Master degree students are pursuing their studies under his supervision. He has served in many administrative positions as Programme Coordinator, Treasurer for the Centre for Ionics University of Malaya, Course file coordinator, Curriculum Review Committee for MSc Applied Physics and Industrial Training Coordinator. He has published more than 146 research papers in high ranked journals having 2000 citations and H-index of 24. He has been successful in securing substantial funds for research from University of Malaya (UMRG and UMRP) and Malaysian government funding agencies (FRGS), international funding like Erasmus+, Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation. He has got 1 Malaysian patent granted and 1 patent filed for his credit. He is also a senior member in leading professional associations. Dr Ramesh is the Fellow in Institute of Materials Malaysia. He has received several awards and medals in participating international technological expo including ITEX, MTE, PECIPTA, IRIISE and BioMalaysia. He won the Best of the Best in electrical and electronics category at PECIPTA 2013. Recently he won The Best Award in MTE 2016 with gold medal. He has been awarded as the Best Reviewer of the year 2015 by Emerald Publications. He has involved in organizing international conferences (ICFMD 2013, 2015, 2019, Solar Asia 2013) and participated as panel of judges in national science fair for children. He has been awarded as Excellent Service Certificate in 2018 at University of Malaya. He has presented many research papers in international conferences.
Dr Margaret Chan Kit Yok
Dr Margaret Chan Kit Yok, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia holds a PhD in Agriculture Microbiology from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She teaches Plantation Management and Biotechnology in tropical crops. Her field experience and research in sustainable agricultural practices not only support transitioning to smart carbon farming, but in agricultural education in the digital ecosystem under climatic crisis environment.