Dr Sivajothi a/l Paramasivam

Email: siva@kdu.edu.my

Sivajothi completed MEng in Manufacturing Management at the University of South Australia and then received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK. under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr John Kian Tan.

Sivajothi is a Senior Lecturer and has served extensively in various portfolios with over twenty-two years of leadership experience in the School of Engineering, after having spent the past 4 years at Telekom Equipment (a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia). During this period, he was trained to offer creative and technical solutions to critical problems requiring systems improvement and innovation for its telco clients.

Research wise, Sivajothi is interested in discipline-based and pedagogic research specifically on improvement aspects using improvement techniques and associated frameworks. Among the scope within the disciplined-based research interest are data analysis, safety/risk analysis, multiple criteria-decision making, and engineering design. Pedagogic research interests include linking research to teaching and its associated framework. On a personal note, much of the research output presented at a range of conference pivots upon pedagogical ideas within the academic domains. Sivajothi leads the recently established research cluster of Engineering Education, Quality & Technology Management which dominantly concerned with all aspects of higher education. Sivajothi’s passion is in coordinating links between the School with industry, professional outfits and university in view of exploiting technological management, innovation and development.

Year Title

S Paramasivam, Thing Thing Goh, H.S. Chua, Ainon Shakila Shamsuddin, Alireza Zourmand, J Lawrence, C.C. Gee. “Design and Application of 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Controlled with an Arduino: A Didactic Strategy”. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research Studies and Education (ICMDRSE-2020). 29th – 30th April 2020.

Seerla Kanangarajoo Betharajoo., Paramasivam, S., H.S. Chua. “Safety Risk Assessment and Warning System at Engineering Laboratory Through IoT Technologies” 2rd International Conference on Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. 17th – 18th August 2020

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Chua Huang Shen, Alireza Zourmand, Amira Kamil Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamed Alhassan, Abdelwhab Faroug Eltirifl, ”Design and Modeling of IoT IR Thermal Temperature Screening and UV Disinfection Sterilization System for Commercial Application using Blockchain Technology”, IEEE, 2020 IEEE 10th International Conference on System Engineering and Technology (ICSET),  November 2020

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Hari Krishnan Munisamy, Santhansamy Rayappan, “Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process to Evaluate Design Criteria for Humane Trap Cage” Journal of Modern Manufacturing Systems and Technology, October 2020

2019 Lai Siew Wei, H.S. Chua, Sivajothi Paramasivam, T. T. Goh, and C.C. Gee, “Effects of Artificial Night Lighting on The Loose Head Lettuce Growth in Hydroponic System” NanoMITe Annual Symposium & Nanotechnology Malaysia Annual Symposium (NANOSYM), 2019
2018 H.S.Chua, Sivajothi Paramasivam, T.T. Goh, C.C. Gee, “Engineering Laboratory Inventory Management System using Cloud and RFID technology: Conceptual Approach in KDU University College” 6th International Conference on Environment (ICENV2018), ISBN: 978-0-7354-1864-6, 2018
2017 Sivajothi Paramasivam, John Kian Tan and Kanesan Muthusamy, “Perception Toward Development of Generic Skills by Students: A Module Analysis” International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), 9(6), pp 4353-4361, 2017
2015 Sivajothi Paramasivam, John Kian Tan and Kanesan Muthusamy, “Investigating University- Industry partnership of Higher Engineering Education using Cause-Effect analysis and Multi-criteria Decision making: A Malaysian Perspective” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 10(20), pp.41444-41450, 2015
2014 S. Paramasivam, L. Thillainathan, H. Zeynal, N. Diana, ”Cost-Effective and Real-Time SCADA Home Energy Monitoring System”, IEEE, 8th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO2014), Langkawi, Kedah, April 2014
2013 Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Mutusamy, Kian Tan, “Influence of Educators in Transforming OBE as an Innovator: An Empirical Study”, International Academic Conference, 2013, Terengganu, September 2013

Sivajothi, Paramasivam and Kanesan, Muthusamy, “Study of Critical Success Factors in Engineering Education Curriculum Development Using Six-Sigma Methodology”, In: Proceedings of The International Conference on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (ICTLHE) 2012, Seremban, Malaysia, 2012

Sharvin Vijayakumar, Suhanya Jayaprakasam, Sivajothi Paramasivam and Quan Zee Teng,
“Design of an Autonomous Remote Cellular Network Service Tester”, Proceeding of 2012 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications (ISIEA 2012), Bandung, Indonesia, 2012

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Mutusamy, Kian Tan, “Study of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of Washington Accord in Malaysia’s Engineering Undergraduate Programme using SEM” In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT), Shah Alam, Malaysia, 2012

UOW Malaysia KDU University College Research Grant. “Engineering Laboratory Inventory Management System using Cloud and RFID technology”
Amount: RM18,950
Role: Principal Researcher

UOW Malaysia KDU University College Research Grant. “Energy Assessment for a Sustainable Efficiency in campus environment: UOW Malaysia KDU University College Case study”
Amount: RM21,000
Role: Co-Researcher


UOW Malaysia KDU University College Research Grant. “Indoor Air Quality Monitoring System with sensor based real time data driven for residential home in Subang Jaya, Malaysia”
Role: Co-Researcher

Post Graduate Supervision
MSc (Research) – 1 student (on going)
PhD (Engineering – 1 student (on going)

Patent work: Utility Innovation (UI) for the innovation entitled “Humane Trap Cage”

Panel of Judge for First League Lego Robot Competition – Mission Moon themed in collaboration with Ministry of Education and The Institution of Engineers (IET) Malaysia (June 2019)

Co-Chair, 1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics (iCOP, November, 2019), collaboration between Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of Malaya (UM), UOW Malaysia KDU, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM), University of Bath (UK) and International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics Malaysia (ISPOM)

Panel of Judge for First League Lego Robot Competition- AQUA Adventure themed in collaboration with Ministry of Education and The Institution of Engineers (IET) Malaysia- (Nov 2018)

Organizing Committee Member for IEM-IET Energy Conference 2011 (IIEC 2011), Kuala Lumpur, 2011

Panel of Experts on Developing Program Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology for MQA, 2011.