eETD Upcoming Event


Date  : 15th - 16th March 2018
Venue : KDU Penang University College  32, Jalan Anson, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang
Time : 9.00 a.m. – 5.00pm
BEM Approved CPD/PDP Hours: 12.5
Ref No : IEM18/PG/069/W



TRIZ is a theory created to systematize processes and procedures related to innovation and creativity in the solution of problems. TRIZ is a Russian acronym which can be expressed in English as ‘Theory for the Solution of Inventive Problems’ and consists of a theory, operating procedures and a range of tools created by GenrichSaulovichAltshuller (1926-1998) from 1946, with the objective of capturing the creative process in technical and technological contexts, codifying it and making it repeatable and applicable, in short a proper theory of invention. TRIZ allows the analysis, the structuring of models and, finally, the solution of problems with a systematic approach based upon a series of subsequent stages and operating tools. Up to this day, the TRIZ methodology has provedto be the most efficient to solve inventive problem. The 2 days workshop will cover

  • Structured Problem Solving Process

  • Function Analysis

  • Cause & Effect Chain Analysis

  • Trimming

  • Ideality

  • Engineering Contradiction

  • 39 System Parameters

  • 40 Inventive Principles

  • Contradiction Matrix



Dr. Yeap Gik Hong is currently the Head of School for the School of Engineering, Computing & Built Environment at KDU Penang University College. He received BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Systems from the University of Lincoln in 2003 with First Class Honours. He later obtained his MSc Advanced Materials and Manufacturing from the University of Hull, UK in 2006 with Distinction and obtained PhD in Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Hull in 2010. Dr Yeap is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA, a Graduate Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and Graduate Engineers of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is also a Committee Member of Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association (MyTRIZ) and IEM Electronic Engineering Technical Division (eETD). He is a certified International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) Level 3 Practitioner, MyTRIZ Level 3 Practitioner and MyTRIZ Level 1 Instructor. He has actively promoting the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) among his students with the intention to improve the problem solving skills, creativity and innovation level of the students. In 2014, Engineering students and staff at KDU Penang have won two international awards in the 4th Global Competition/Exhibition in Systematic Innovation (GCSI2014) at San Jose State University, California, USA and one regional award in the MyTRIZ Competition 2014 –Prism of Possibilities with TRIZ by employing the TRIZ methodology in their projects. Besides the administrative and academic responsibilities, Dr Yeap is also active in research. He has published a number of journals and conference papers in the renowned international journals and conferences. His research interests include physics of semiconductor, robotics, renewable energy, industrial automation, etc

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