Associate Professor Ir Dr. SUHANA Mohd Said
Department of Electrical Engineering
Suhana Mohd Said is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. She obtained her M.Eng. in Engineering Science from the University of Durham, United Kingdom, in 1997. She then gained her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, in Liquid Crystal Technology in 2003. She is also registered as a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia, and as a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK.
Her research interests are thermoelectric materials and devices, electronics packaging and molecular modeling of electronic materials. In particular, she favors using Density Functional Theory (DFT) modeling to provide a framework for a systematic methodology in designing high performance electronic and energy materials from the molecular level. She has been actively researching thermoelectrics as a renewable energy technology since 2009. She has published over 100 scientific papers, filed 5 patents, and has been invited and plenary speaker in several international conferences in her fields of research. She has held visiting researcher positions at Tohoku University, Japan and Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She is also currently the President of the Malaysian Thermoelectrics Society. She also has a particular passion for capacity building of young engineers through a structured engineering education curriculum emphasizing on critical thinking, interdisciplinary studies, and complex problem-solving capabilities.