Dr Sivajothi a/l Paramasivam

Email: [email protected]

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 concern 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

PhD Northumbria University Newcastle, 2018
Research Title: Investigating university-industry partnership of higher engineering education using cause-effect analysis and multi-criteria decision making: A Malaysian perspective

Master of Engineering University of South Australia (UNISA), 2008
Research Title: Effectiveness of Internship Program for Engineering Students of KDU College

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) University Lincolnshire & Humberside, 1999

Year Title
2021 Journal Publications

Karna Vishnu Vardhana Reddy, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, Azrina Abd Aziz, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Hui Na Chua, S Pranavanand (2021), Heart Disease Risk Prediction Using Machine Learning Classifiers with Attribute Evaluators. Applied Sciences.; 11(18): pp.8352. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11188352

Refereed Proceedings

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Nor Hayati Saad, Fu Pang Han, Goh Thing Thing, Zainon Sharmilla, Tharuma Nathan Hari Krishnan (2021) The Effects of the PDCA Continuous Improvement Cycle on STEM Education Among Secondary Students: An Experimental Study, 1st International Conference on Technology and Quality Management of Tertiary Education (ICTQM-TEd2021)

2020 Journal Publications

S Paramasivam, Thing Thing Goh, Huang Shen Chua, Ainon Shakila Shamsuddin, Alireza Zourmand, CC Gee (2020) Design and Application of 3D Printed Prosthetic Arm Controlled with an Arduino: A Didactic Strategy
International Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Research Studies and Education (ICMDRSE-20, Solid State Technology (Scopus index), vol 63, No.6. pp.5834-5843 http://www.solidstatetechnology.us/index.php/JSST/article/view/4153

HS Chua, Lai Siew Wei, Sivajothi Paramasivam, TT Goh, Gee Chia Chen (2020) Effect of Artificial Night Lighting on the Growth of Loose Head Lettuce in Hydroponic System, Sains Malaysiana 49(12)(2020): pp. 2891-2900 http://dx.doi.org/10.17576/jsm-2020-4912-02

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Hari Krishnan Munisamy, Santhansamy Rayappan (2020), Application of analytic hierarchy process to evaluate design criteria for humane trap cage. Journal of Modern Manufacturing Systems and Technology, Vol 4, No.2, pp30-35 https://doi.org/10.15282/jmmst.v4i2.4299

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Chua Huang Shen, Alireza Zourmand, Amira Kamil Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamed Alhassan, Abdelwhab Faroug Eltirifl (2020) Design and Modeling of IoT IR Thermal Temperature Screening and UV Disinfection Sterilization System for Commercial Application using Blockchain Technology, IEEE 10th International Conference on System Engineering and Technology (ICSET), IEEE, pp.250-255 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSET51301.2020.9265363

Refereed Proceedings

Seerla Kanagarajoo Betharajoo, Sivajothi Paramasivam, HS Chua (2020), Safety Risk Assessment and Warning System at Engineering Laboratory Through IoT Technologies, Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 741. Springer

2019 Refereed Proceedings

Chua, H. S., Paramasivam, S., Goh, T. T., & Gee, C. C. (2019), Engineering laboratory inventory management system using cloud and RFID technology: Conceptual approach in KDU University College, 6th International Conference on Environment (ICENV2018), vol. 2124, No.1, pp.020043 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5117103

2017 Journal Publications

Sivajothi Paramasivam , John Kian Tan , Kanesan Muthusamy, (2017), Perception towards Development of Employability Skills by Students: A Module, International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), Vol 9 No 6, pp.4353-4361 DOI: 10.21817/ijet/2017/v9i6/170906308

2016 Journal Publications

Sivajothi Paramasivam , John Kian Tan , Kanesan Muthusamy, (2016), 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 (IJAER), Vol.10, No 2, pp. 41444-41450 https://www.ripublication.com/Volume/ijaerv10n20.htm

2014 Journal Publications

S Paramasivam, L Thillainathan, H Zeynal, N Diana (2014), Cost-effective and real-time SCADA home energy monitoring system, IEEE 8th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference (PEOCO2014), IEEE, pp.585-590, DOI: 10.1109/PEOCO.2014.6814496

Journal Publications

Hatam Zaghiran Bavi, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Lai Tian Fat (2014) Quad ring patch antenna design for VHF/UHF application International Conference on Computer, Communications, and Control Technology (I4CT), IEEE, pp.300-304 DOI: 10.1109/I4CT.2014.6914193

2013 Journal Publications

Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Mutusamy, Kian Tan (2013), Study of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of Washington Accord in Malaysia’s Engineering Undergraduate Programme Using SEM, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences Vol.90, pp. 803-812

2012 Journal Publications
Sivajothi Paramasivam, Kanesan Muthusamy (2012) Study of Critical Success Factors in Engineering Education Curriculum Development using Six-Sigma Methodology, Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol.56, pp.652- 661 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.700Sharvin Vijayakumar, Suhanya Jayaprakasam, Sivajothi Paramasivam, Quan Zee Teng (2012), Design of an autonomous remote cellular network service tester, IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications, pp.12-16 DOI: 10.1109/ISIEA.2012.6496612



Title: Fabrication of Adaptive Pattern Recognition Surface Biosensor
Duration: March 2021- March 2024
Sponsors/Grant: RM15,000


Title: Engineering Laboratory Inventory Management System using Cloud and RFID technology
Duration: September 2018 – December 2020
Sponsors/Grant: RM15,000

Title: Energy Assessment for a Sustainable Efficiency in campus environment: KDU University College Case study
Duration: September 2018- December 2020
Sponsors/Grant: RM21,000


Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET
First Lego League 2019 (June 2019)- ROBOT Challenge Category

Appointment of Co-Chair for International Conference
1st International Conference on Orthotics and Prosthetics (iCOP, November, 2019)



Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET
First Lego League 2018 (November 2018)- CORE Value Category



Appointment as Panel of Judge by IET
First Lego League 2016 (May 2016)- STEM Category



Appointment as Panel of Experts by MQA
Developing Program Standards for Engineering and Engineering Technology for MQA

Appointment as Organizing Committee by IET
The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) & The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – Malaysia Energy Conference 2011, 10 – 12 October 2011, officiated by YB Senator Dato Ir. Donald Lim Siang Chai, Deputy Minister for Finance

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.