Profile

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki
Title: Dr
First Name: Firdaus
Surname: Muhammad-Sukki
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44(0)1224 262447
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5415-2259

Professional Background

Dr Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki received his MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, Londonin 2006 under the Yayasan TM scholarship. In 2009, he received studentship awards from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Yayasan TM to pursue his postgraduate study in Glasgow Caledonian University from which he obtained his PhD in 2013. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and an associate of the City and Guilds, London (ACGI). Dr. Muhammad Sukki has been an active researcher and his research interest is in solar energy, particularly in terms of designing optical solar concentrators to create a low cost solar photovoltaic system and renewable energy policies. He has a number of papers in high impact factor journals, as well as presenting in a number of conferences related to his area. On top of the technical aspect of solar technology, he also carried out a number of non-technical research including market trend and financial analysis related to solar technologies for countries such as Malaysia, Japan and United Kingdom. Prior to joining academia, he was a communication engineer in Malaysia's largest telecommunication company. He was in charge of the leased line servers for Malaysia's network and was involved in major projects related to telecommunication while holding the post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching Electrical System (EN2562)
  • Supervising undergraduate (BEng/MEng) projects in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Academic Background

  • PhD, Solar Engineering, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom (2013)
  • MEng (Hons),Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, United Kingdom (2006)

Research Interests

  • Solar Concentrator
  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Renewable Energy Policies
  • Nanotechnology Law & Policies

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member of the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER)
  • Associateship of City & Guilds of London Institute, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Member of Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • Peer reviewer for IEEE conferences
  • Peer reviewer for the international journals including International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, Energy Policy, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, African Journal of Business Management, Sustainability and Energies.

Publications

Journals

  1. S.H. Abu-Bakar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, D. Freier, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, T. K. Mallick,A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, A. Abubakar Mas'ud, and N. Md Yunus,"Optimisation of the performance of a novel rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator design for building integrated photovoltaic system," Energy, vol.90, pp. 1033–1045, Aug. 2015.
  2. A.Abubakar Mas'ud, A. V. Wirba, F. Muhammad-Sukki, I. Abubakar Mas'ud, A. B.Munir, and N. Md Yunus, "An assessment of renewable energy readiness in Africa:Case study of Nigeria and Cameroon," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,vol. 51, pp. 775–784, Nov. 2015.
  3. S.H. Abu-Bakar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, D. Freier, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, T. K. Mallick,A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, A. Abubakar Mas'ud, and N. Md Yunus,"Performance analysis of a novel rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator," Applied Energy, vol. 154, pp. 221–231, 2015.
  4. A.M. Ismail, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, M. Asif, A. B. Munir, and F. Muhammad-Sukki,"Progress of solar photovoltaic in ASEAN countries: A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 48, pp. 399–412, 2015.
  5. A.V. Wirba, A. Abubakar Mas'ud, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. Ahmad, R. Mat Tahar, R.Abdul Rahim, A. B. Munir, and M. E. Karim, "Renewable energy potentials in Cameroon: Prospects and challenges," Renewable Energy, vol. 76, pp. 560–565,Apr. 2015.
  6. S.Ahmad, R. M. Tahar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, A. B. Munir, and R. A. Rahim, "Role offeed-in tariff policy in promoting solar photovoltaic investments in Malaysia: A system dynamics approach," Energy, vol. 84, pp. 808–815, Apr. 2015.
  7. M.E. Karim, A. B. Munir, A. W. Reza, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Mohd Yasin, S. H.Abu-Bakar, and R. Abdul Rahim, "Too enthusiastic to care for safety: Present status and recent developments of nanosafety in ASEAN countries," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 92, pp. 168–181, 2015.
  8. A.B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Big Data?: Big Challengesto Privacy and Data Protection," WASET International Journal of Social,Education, Economics and Management Engineering, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 355–363,2015.
  9. F.Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-bakar, R. Ramirez-iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G.Stewart, N. Sarmah, T. K. Mallick, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and R. AbdulRahim, "Mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator for building integrated photovoltaic systems," Applied Energy, vol.113, pp. 32–40, 2014.
  10. F.Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, R.Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and R. Abdul Rahim, "Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after," Energy Policy, vol. 67, pp.618–625, Apr. 2014.
  11. F.Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, R.Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, N. Sarmah, T. K. Mallick, R.Abdul Rahim, M. E. Karim, S. Ahmad, and R. Mat Tahar, "Feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic: The rise of Japan," Renewable Energy, vol. 68, pp. 636–643, Aug.2014.
  12. S.Muhammad-Sukki, M. T. K. Mohd Niyaz Khan, A. M. Zeki, A. Abubakar, and F.Muhammad-Sukki, "Developing a Solar Calculator System," Advanced Materials Research, vol. 980, pp. 179–183, Aug. 2014.
  13. S.H. Abu-Bakar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, A. B. Munir, S. H. MohdYasin, T. K. Mallick, C. McLennan, and R. Abdul Rahim, "Financial analysis on the proposed renewable heat incentive for residential houses in the United Kingdom: A case study on the solar thermal system," Energy Policy, vol. 65, pp.552–561, Feb. 2014.
  14. M.E. Karim, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Nanotechnology within the Legal And Regulatory Framework: An Introductory Overview," Malayan Law Journal, no. 3, pp. i–xix, 2014.
  15. F.Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G.Stewart, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and R. Abdul Rahim, "Performance analysis of a mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator for building integrated photovoltaic systems," Applied Energy, vol. 111, pp.288–299, Nov. 2013.
  16. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, S. H.Abu-Bakar, S. G. McMeekin, and B. G. Stewart, "Revised feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic in the United Kingdom: A cloudy future ahead?," Energy Policy,vol. 52, pp. 832–838, Jan. 2013.
  17. S.H. Abu-Bakar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, T. K. Mallick, C.McLennan, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and R. Abdul Rahim, "Is Renewable Heat Incentive the future?," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 26, pp.365–378, Oct. 2013.
  18. F.Muhammad-Sukki, A. B. Munir, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. H. Abu-Bakar, S. H. MohdYasin, S. G. McMeekin, and B. G. Stewart, "Solar photovoltaic in Malaysia: The way forward," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 16, no. 7, pp.5232–5244, Sep. 2012.
  19. A.B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, and R.Ramirez-Iniguez, "Feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic?: Money from the sun?,"Malayan Law Journal, vol. 2, pp. lvii–lxxii, 2012.
  20. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. H. Abu-Bakar, S. G. McMeekin, and B. G.Stewart, "An evaluation of the installation of solar photovoltaic in residential houses in Malaysia: Past, present, and future," Energy Policy, vol.39, no. 12, pp. 7975–7987, Dec. 2011.
  21. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Solar concentrators in Malaysia: Towards the development of low cost solar photovoltaic systems," Jurnal Teknologi, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 289–298,2011.
  22. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Optimisation of Concentrator in the Solar Photonic Optoelectronic Transformer?: Comparison of Geometrical Performance and Cost of Implementation," Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, vol. 9, pp. 1–6,2011.
  23. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Optimised concentrator for the Solar Photonic Optoelectronic Transformer System?: First optimisation stage," Caledonian Journal of Engineering, vol. 07, no. 01, pp. 19–24, 2011.
  24. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-iniguez, S. G. Mcmeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Solar Concentrators," International Journal of Applied Sciences, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 1–15, 2010.

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. A.Abubakar Mas'ud, F. Muhammad-Sukki, M. E. Eltayeb, and N. A. Bani, "Statistical error tolerances of partial discharge recognition rates," in 2015 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology (CSUDET), 2015, pp. 1–5.
  2. N.A. Bani, Z. Abdul Malek, H. Ahmad, F. Muhammad-Sukki, and A. Abubakar Mas'ud,"Modelling of Electroluminescence in Polymeric Material using Dimensional Analysis Method: Effect of Applied Voltage and Frequency," in International Conference on Innovation in Science and Technology (IICIST 2015), 2015, pp.799–802.
  3. N.A. Bani, Z. Abdul-Malek, H. Ahmad, F. Muhammad-Sukki, and A. A. Mas'ud,"Characteristics of electroluminescence phenomenon in virgin and thermally aged LDPE," AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1674, pp. 020005–1–020005–5, 2015.
  4. A.B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Big Data: Big Challenges to Privacy and Data Protection," in XIII International Conference on Big Data Computing (ICBDC 2015), 2015, pp. 1–9.
  5. M.E. Karim, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Nanotechnology and its legal and social implications," in 11 th International Postgraduate Research Colloquium (IPRC2014), 2014, pp. 101–111.
  6. S.Muhammad-Sukki, M. T. K. Mohd Niyaz Khan, A. M. Zeki, A. Abubakar, and F.Muhammad-Sukki, "Developing a Solar Calculator System," in 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology (ICMST2014), 2014, pp. 1–6.
  7. M.E. Karim, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Nanotechnology through the Lens of Law?: Asia and Beyond," in 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHiSS), 2014, pp. 1–9.
  8. M.E. Karim, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Asia: No Lawfor Nano?," in 11th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Annual Conference, 2014, pp.1–18.
  9. R.Ramirez-Iniguez, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, S. G. McMeekin, B. G.Stewart, N. Sarmah, T. K. Mallick, A. B. Munir, S. R. Mohd Yasin, and R. AbdulRahim, "Rotationally asymmetric optical concentrators for solar PV and BIPV systems," in 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics (ICP), 2013,pp. 15–17.
  10. F.Muhammad-Sukki, K. Anuar, S. H. Abu-Bakar, and A. A. Mas'ud, "Linear quadratic optimal control of a DC motor," in 2013 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology (CSUDET), 2013, pp.31–36.
  11. S.H. Abu-Bakar, K. Anuar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, and A. A. Mas'ud, "Nonlinear control of a DC motor," in 2013 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technology (CSUDET), 2013, pp. 37–41.
  12. S.H. Abu-Bakar, F. Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. Burek, T. K. Mallick,C. McLennan, A. B. Munir, and S. H. M. Yasin, "Renewable heat incentive for solar thermal systems in the United Kingdom: The next big thing?," in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon), 2012, pp. 626–631.
  13. F.Muhammad-Sukki, A. B. Munir, S. H. Mohd Yasin, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. H.Abu-Bakar, S. G. McMeekin, and B. G. Stewart, "Feed-in Tariff in Malaysia?: Six Months After," in Sustainable Future Energy 2012 & 10th Sustainable and Secure Energy (SEE) Forum 2012, 2012, no. November, pp. 452–458.
  14. F.Muhammad-Sukki, A. B. Munir, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. H. Abu-Bakar, S. H. M.Yasin, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and K. Anuar, "Soft loan for domestic installation of solar photovoltaic in Malaysia: Is it the best option?," in 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications Colloquium (BEIAC),2012, pp. 388–393.
  15. S.H. Mohd Yasin, A. B. Munir, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. H. Abu-Bakar, and R.Ramirez-Iniguez, "Feed-in Tariffs: Money from the Sun?," in International Conference on "Emerging Issues In Public Law: Challenges and Perspectives"(ICPL 2011), 2011, pp. 1–13.
  16. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Optimisation of concentrator in the solar photonic optoelectronic transformer: optical gain analysis," in IET Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2011), 2011, p. P04 1–6.
  17. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and M. V.Chilukuri, "Feed-In Tariff for solar PV in Malaysia: Financial analysis and public perspective," in 2011 5th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference, 2011, pp. 221–226.
  18. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Optimisation of Concentrator in the Solar Photonic Optoelectronic Transformer?: Comparison of Geometrical Performance and Cost of Implementation,"in International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality(ICREPQ'11), 2011, pp. 1–6.
  19. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-iniguez, S. G. McMeekin, B. G. Stewart, and B.Clive, "Optimised concentrator for the Solar Photonic Optoelectronic Transformer System?: First optimisation stage," in International Conference on Harnessing Technology (ICHT), 2011, pp. 1–7.
  20. F.Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-Iniguez, S. McMeekin, B. Stewart, and B. Clive,"Optimised Dielectric Totally Internally Reflecting Concentrator for the SolarPhotonic Optoelectronic Transformer System: Maximum Concentration Method," in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems SE - 67,vol. 6279, R. Setchi, I. Jordanov, R. Howlett, and L. Jain, Eds. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010, pp. 633–641.

 

Patents

  1. R. Ramirez-iniguez, F. Muhammad-Sukki, S. G. McMeekin, and B. G. Stewart, "Optical element," Patent No. 2497942,2014.

 

Technical Papers

  1. F. Muhammad-Sukki, R. Ramirez-iniguez, and H.Larijani, "Final Report on WP2 - CENSIS Project Work Package 2 (WP2): Evaluation of Optical Concentrator Technology for Energy Harvesting Indoors,"Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2015.
  2. F. Muhammad-Sukki, N. F. Othman, A. A. Atan, N. F.H. Mohd Tarmizi, and M. M. Mahmood, "Maypac Migration to IP," Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia, 2008.
  3. F. Muhammad-Sukki, "Troubleshooting of DCC and ECC Configuration for KU-MCP Ring," Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008.
  4. A. A. Atan and F. Muhammad-Sukki, "MegaPAC Restoration in Ipoh," Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007.

Research Grants

  • Non-Imaging Cheap Highly Efficient solar concentrator for building integrated photovoltaic (PV) system - (NICHE-PV), PI, £70k, (February 2016 – January 2019).

PhD Supervision/Advisory

  • Siti Hawa Abu Bakar, "Novel Rotationally Asymmetrical Solar Concentrator for The Building Integrated Photovoltaic System" - (2011-2016).
  • Abdul Muhaimin Ismail –"Feed-In Tariff for Renewable Energy in Malaysia: A Critical Analysis"(2013-2017).