The first virtual conference in IGCESH Conference Series was successfully conducted on 18th and 19th August 2020. A total of 129 researchers from 11 countries participated virtually in the 8th International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities (IGCESH 2020) held virtually that organized by Postgraduate Student Society (PGSS UTM) and School of Graduate Studies (SPS UTM).

Day 1 of the conference began with Prof. Dr Fatin Aling Phang Abdullah’s keynote speech (link). She provides an insight on “Education for Sustainable Development towards Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”. The events proceed with an opening Ceremony stream to IGCESH 2020 (link) and School of Postgraduate Studies Facebook live (link). The events then started with opening remarks delivered by Dr Norah Md Noor followed by opening speech given by Prof. Ir. Ts Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International). The opening ceremony reached more than 3000 viewer with 1391 engagement.

Three parallel sessions conducted on 1st day separated into 5 virtual room chaired by UTM Academic staff.

Thank you to all Session Chairs for chairing the Parallel Sessions.


A) Science Technology

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shafie bin Abd. Latiff (Head)

Dr. Ahmad Qushairi bin Mohamad

Dr. Mohamad Fadhli bin Rashid

Dr. Che Rozid bin Mamat)

Dr. Noraihan Afiqah binti Rawi

Dr. Rahimah binti Muhammad

Dr. Muhammad Safwan bin Abd Aziz


B) Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zurina binti Mohamad (Head)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Junaidi bin Abdul Aziz

Dr. Jaysuman bin Pusppanathan

Dr. Mohamad Hidayat bin Jamal


C) Social Science

Dr. Hasnah Binti Mohamed (Head)

Dr. Kew Si Na

Dr. Normal Mat Jusoh

Dr Dewi Fariha Abdullah

Dr. Norasykin Mohd Zaid

Dr. Seriaznita Mat Said


Prepared by Dr. Norah Md Noor