Dr T.M. Indra Mahlia


Professor, Faculty of Integrated Technologies


Professor Mahlia obtained B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He pursued M.Eng.Sc and PhD at the University of Malaya and graduated in 1997 and 2003 respectively. His academic life began in June 2001 as he was appointed as a lecturer at the same department. In December 2006, he was promoted as Senior Lecturer, and as Associate Professor in November 2007. He obtained his full professor in May 2009. He moved to Universiti Tenaga Nasional in August 2012. His publications include more than 300 journal articles, proceedings and also research reports, which 164 are ISI and 196 are Scopus indexed. His H-index is 38, with total citation of 4842. He supervised 11 PhDs and more than 50 Master students. He also involved as a researcher in RM 15 million (4.2 US$ Millions) project funded by various sources. - - - - - - - - -




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Dharma, S., Masjuki, H. H., Ong, H. C., Sebayang, A. H., Silitonga, A. S., Kusumo, F., & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2016). Optimization of biodiesel production process for mixed Jatropha curcas-Ceiba pentandra biodiesel using response surface methodology. Energy Conversion and Management, 115, 178-190.

Fauzi, H., Metselaar, H. S. C., Mahlia, T. M. I., Chyuan Ong, H., Nasruddin, & Khanlou, H. M. (2016). Preparation and thermal characteristics of eutectic fatty acids/Shorea javanica composite for thermal energy storage. Applied Thermal Engineering, 100, 62-67.

Nasruddin, Idrus Alhamid, M., Daud, Y., Surachman, A., Sugiyono, A., Aditya, H. B., & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2016). Potential of geothermal energy for electricity generation in Indonesia: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 53, 733-740.

Sebayang, A. H., Masjuki, H. H., Ong, H. C., Dharma, S., Silitonga, A. S., Mahlia, T. M. I., & Aditiya, H. B. (2016). A perspective on bioethanol production from biomass as alternative fuel for spark ignition engine. RSC Advances, 6(18), 14964-14992.

Sharma, R. K., Ganesan, P., Tyagi, V. V., & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2016). Accelerated thermal cycle and chemical stability testing of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000 for solar thermal energy storage. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 147, 235-239.


Atabani, A. E., Silitonga, A. S., Badruddin, I. A., Mahlia, T. M. I., Masjuki, H. H., & Mekhilef, S. (2012). A comprehensive review on biodiesel as an alternative energy resource and its characteristics. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16(4), 2070-2093.

Mahlia, T. M. I. (2002). Emissions from electricity generation in Malaysia. Renewable Energy, 27(2), 293-300.

Mahlia, T. M. I. (2004). Methodology for predicting market transformation due to implementation of energy efficiency standards and labels. Energy Conversion and Management, 45(11-12), 1785-1793.

Mahlia, T. M. I., Abdulmuin, M. Z., Alamsyah, T. M. I., & Mukhlishien, D. (2001). An alternative energy source from palm wastes industry for Malaysia and Indonesia. Energy Conversion and Management, 42(18), 2109-2118.

Mahlia, T. M. I., Masjuki, H. H., & Choudhury, I. A. (2002). Theory of energy efficiency standards and labels. Energy Conversion and Management, 43(6), 743-761.



1. Electro-mechanical arrangement & control methodology development for transient cooling system of automotive engine at idle speed and key-off condition (PI 201200377 ) August 27, 2007

2. Measuring device suitable for linear distances (PI 2011003888) August 18, 2011

3. A device for thermal cycling test and method of using thereof (PI 20147014910) June 6, 2014

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

With Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Malaysia) on Carbon captured using Tropical Microalgae.