Past Presidents

Dr. Halimahtun Mohd Khalid

President HFEM, 2011-2013

Dr. HALIMAHTUN MOHD KHALID is President of Damai Sciences, Malaysia. She was the Founder and Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia, and Past President of the Southeast Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies (SEANES). She was also Past Chair of the Science Technology & Practice Committee of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), and Past Chair of the Affective Design Technical Committee of the IEA.

She was a Certified Human Factors Professional with BCPE USA, and a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association. She was a member of the Malaysian National Committee on Development of Ergonomics Risk Evaluation Guidelines for Industries.

She obtained her PhD in cognitive ergonomics from University College London, UK. She has 35 years of knowledge and experience in human factors and ergonomics. She was Professor of Cognitive Ergonomics at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) from 1993-2003. At UNIMAS, she established the Institute of Design & Ergonomics Application, the Centre for Applied Learning & Multimedia, and the first Virtual Reality Centre.

She had delivered several keynotes, and has more than 100 publications in refereed journals and proceedings. She received research grants from the European Commission and US Air Force for projects related to mass customization, cultural cognition, disaster attitudes, and human-robotic trust.

Dr. Halimahtun was awarded the IEA Triennial President’s Award from the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) in August 2015. In October 2014, she received the HFES 2014 Hal W. Hendrick International Colleague Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), USA.

Mohamad Fauzi Yahaya

President HFEM, 2013-2015

MOHAMAD FAUZI YAHAYA is Senior Director in MIMOS Berhad, heading the Product Design and Digital Modeling Department. His previous experience was in Solectron Technology and Motorola Research and Development group.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University, Washington DC and has 28 years of experience in R&D in the E&E industry. He holds several US Patents and Publications in International journal.

Prof. Dr. Shamsul Bahri bin Mohd Tamrin

President HFEM, 2015-2019

PROF. DR. SHAMSUL BAHRI is currently the Director Center for Industry Linkages & Networks Office of Vice Chancellor (Community & Industry Linkage) UPM and was the former Deputy Dean (Post Graduate, Industrial and Community Linkages and Income Generation) from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, consultant in field of Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics fields at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, UPM and also adjunct Professor in Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

He is also a member of High Council of occupational Safety and Health of Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd. At the National and International level, he is the current President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM), executive council member of South East Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies (SEANES), executive council members of Asian Council of Ergonomics Design-ACED, executive council member of international ergonomics association (IEA) At the national level, he is the secretary of the National Association of Occupational Safety and Health under the Malaysian Federation of Occupational Safety and Health (MYFOSH), a member of the national Industrial Hygiene Catalyst committee involving a combination of associations and companies including HFEM, Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association (MIHA), Samsung Electronics (Malaysia), SOSCO, CICM and others.

He is also involved in the assessment of occupational safety and health programs curriculum at Universities and colleges in Malaysia and internationally, including Um Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is also an assessor for grants for Ministry of Higher Education, Private University (UTP) and also the consultant for private companies and the Ministry of Human Resources under the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). He is also a Member of the National Committee on Policy Preparation in terms of Ergonomic Guidelines, technical committee for the National Guideline for Manual Handling at the workplace 2018.Currently he is involved as national committee in reviewing the existing National Guidelines for Standing at Work, Seating at Work and also working with VDU. He is also involved with the provision of Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) at National and Asian level.

He actively conducts the research and consultancy in occupational safety and health especially in the field of Ergonomics and industrial hygiene. He has received a total of RM4.35 million in funds in terms of research and consultancy in relation to his expertise. A total of 103 consultation projects had been run by industry networks involving the Government Consultation Project, particularly in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resources with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and SOCSO as well as other ministries such as the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia and MOSTI since 2006. He is giving the consultation of private companies including Frost & Sullivan, Sime Darby Plantation, TNB, TM Malaysia, Samsung Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturing (FMM), Murphy Oil, Petrofac, Petronas, Petronas MNLG, Sabah Port, Malaysian Airline Berhad (MAHB), Infineon (Kulim), ASTRO and many more. In International level, his consultation works also involved with Al-Esnad and the Saudi Ministry of Labor (MOL) companies in terms of job safety and health negotiations and the preparation of the National Occupational Safety and Health Policy.

To date he is still working with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) that in agreement with Department’s Policy Division in order to implement policies related to the improvement of occupational safety and health in developing countries. The outcomes of the research and consultations that conducted under the Consultation Project (OSH Profile of 2007 and OSH Profile 2016) have produced an important impact on the implementation of the government policy on Occupational Safety and Health under OSHMP 15 (2010 to 2015). Its involving with the industry’s key issues and gap analyzes to summarize the policy for the preparation of the OSHMP 20 Main Action Plan (2015 to 2020). In directly, the government is ensuring that Malaysia complies with the requirements of the International Labor Union (ILO) under the convection of 155 and 187. The result of his consultation on safety and health issues has opened up space where Malaysia has been an example to other developing countries such as Saudi Arabia in being follow of Safety and Health Model at the National level.

In publications, he is guest editor for Malaysian Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, reviewer for Industrial Health, Journal of Occupational Health (JOH), Human factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Services Journal, Applied Ergonomics, Asia Pacific Journal of Public health, Human Factors and Ergonomics Journal (HFEJ), to name a few. He is also reviewer for conference articles including Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference (HFE), ACED Conference and SEANES Conference. He has published several policy report together with DOSH and Lead Editor for Industrial Achievement Book by DOSH to be circulated to industries in Malaysia.

Currently he had published a total of 131 Indexed Journals, 36 supplementary indexed journal and 13 non citation indexed Journal. He had graduated a total of 7 PhD candidates and 15 masters graduate as the main supervisor while 6 masters as co-supervisor.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Yee Guan

President HFEM, 2019-2023

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR NG YEE GUAN  is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

He currently teaches Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics as a core subject for the Bachelor of Science in 

Environmental and Occupational Health at UPM. He is also the Postgraduate Coordinator for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, at UPM. He is actively involved in non-profit professional organizations, one of them being the President of Human Factors and Ergonomics Malaysia (HFEM), 2019 – 2023 as well as in the Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association. His current research work and consultation focus primarily on Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygiene (such as chemical exposure monitoring, indoor air quality, noise, vibration, etc), Human Factors and Ergonomics (specifically physical ergonomics and participatory ergonomics which includes specifically hands arm vibration study, office ergonomics, lighting, ergonomics assessment method, Participatory Action-Oriented Training, etc. He also has a strong foundation and passion for Industrial or Occupational Hygiene. Much of his work was consultation in the fields of physical and office ergonomics, noise exposure, indoor air quality, chemical exposure assessment and monitoring, etc. He looks forward to being involved intensively in research related to exposure assessment in terms of methods and effects in line with the hierarchy of control concepts in Occupational Safety and Health. He is also actively involved with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health where the most significant work is the revision of the 3 guidelines; Guidelines of OSH for Standing at Work, Guidelines of OSH for Seating at Work and Guidelines of OSH for Working with Visual Display Unit, besides research collaboration in the area of Human Factors and Ergonomics as well as the Industrial Hygiene Catalysts Committee(IH2C).