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NSIRC Malaysia & USM Welcome First PhD Student

Mon, 19 February, 2024

NSIRC and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) are delighted to announce that they have welcomed the first PhD student to join the NSIRC PhD programme in Malaysia.

Ansari Emaad Iftekar was selected from a pool of highly talented applicants and will be studying an industry-focused research project in collaboration with TWI and Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF).

Ansari’s research topic looks to develop an improved ensemble learning (EL) algorithm for corrosion erosion prediction of oil and gas pipelines. The proposed EL model will help to more accurately predict the corrosion of oil and gas pipelines and serve as a cost-effective tool for erosion monitoring.

This collaboration between TWI, LRF and USM marks a significant step towards enhancing the safety and efficiency of the oil and gas industry in the South East Asia region. Through the NSIRC PhD Programme, industry in Malaysia will continue to be supported by talented students like Ansari in the pursuit of innovative solutions to complex industry challenges.

The NSIRC PhD Programme is an excellent opportunity for talented individuals to gain industry experience during their PhD journey and contribute to the development of new technologies.

"We are delighted to welcome Emaad to the NSIRC PhD Programme in Malaysia," said Muhammad Ammar Waseem, NSIRC Project Leader for International Operations. "This is an exciting time for the industry in the region, and we are confident that Emaad's research will make a significant contribution to the development of new, safer technologies in the oil and gas sector."

The NSIRC Malaysia is a joint initiative between TWI, Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) and USM. The programme aims to train the next generation of industry leaders who will drive innovation and technology for the benefit of Malaysian society.

Ansari Emaad Iftekar (left) visiting TWI SEA. Photo: TWI SEA
Ansari Emaad Iftekar (left) visiting TWI SEA. Photo: TWI SEA