Siti Hasnah Kamarudin
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Bamboo has received a lot of interest recently as a sustainable structural resource for many purposes including architecture, furniture, automotive and aerospace. This is due to its favourable qualities particularly low density, biodegradable, high mechanical characteristics, and cost economically. The purpose of this research is to provide a review of the relevant breakthroughs and studies on Bamboo Fibre Reinforced Composites (BFRC) focusing on the automotive applications, with an overview of the major findings are reported in the literature with an emphasis on the processing methodology and ultimate BFRC properties and applications in well-designed economical products. The usage of recyclable organic resources in polymer composite research was necessitated by the increasing prices of conventional polymers and engineering raw materials, as well as the critical requirement for sustainability of natural reserves and eliminating environmental concerns.
Dr. Siti Hasnah Kamarudin is currently working as a Senior Lecturer under the School of Industrial Technology of Faculty of Applied Sciences in Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Her research interest is focusing on Materials, Nano-composite and Bio-composite technology as well as Environmental technology. To date, she had authored and co-authored several journal publications, books, book chapters, bulletins as well as newspaper related to eco green materials subject. She has won several medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) under the award of research publications and innovations. She also has secured several research grants and had been appointed as an Editor for ASEANA Journal recently. She received an award of "High Impact Publication Incentive" in 2021 for her dedication to publishing in high impact publication journal. She had delivered nearly 30 Invited Speakers at International Conferences and previously served as a technical committee member.