Research @Dr. Aizzat

Welcome! to Dr. Aizzat's Research Portal

Ts. Dr. Muhammad Aizzat Zakaria is borned in Jitra, Kedah. He currently serves as a Head of Programme Mechatronics Engineering at the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) located in Pekan, Pahang. He is a research member of the Intelligent Robotics and Vehicle (IROV), IMAMS laboratory and Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory, Centre for Automotive Engineering UMP. He earned his first degree in Electrical-Mechatronic Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2010 which was fully sponsored by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) during his study. He was nominated for Vice-Chancellor Award and Dean’s List Awards during his first degree due to his outstanding achievement. After finished his first degree, he pursued a career as a process R&D Engineer and Technical Project Manager at Intel Corporation under Assembly Test Capital Equipment Development (ATCED) department in Kulim, Kedah. After that, he pursued a Doctoral’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering specialised in Autonomous Vehicle development at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, to which he graduated in 2015 and then continue to serve UMP as a senior lecturer until now. He has published many research articles related to autonomous vehicle development in Malaysia, co-editor for technical books, and reviewers for the prestigious international journal; particularly in autonomous vehicle development. He is keen and competent in robotic programming such as Robotic Operating System (ROS) development, C, C++, Python, MATLAB and Visual Basic. He has conducted many training and consultation based on his expertise. His research interests include intelligent vehicle navigation, vehicle stability control, robotics system modelling, and mechatronics system. He believes that it is the responsibility of every researcher to give back to society and his turn has come around.

Research interest

Autonomous vehicle

Intelligent vehicle

Vehicle stability and state monitoring

Mechatronic system

Mobile robotic

Robotic Operating System (ROS)


SCAV Simulator Development

The SCAV simulator is developed in such a way as to mimic the actual SCAV prototype developed in our laboratory. The simulator is able to perform the following functions:

Steer by wire simulation

Mapping algorithms

Vehicle dynamics analysis

Path planning

Low level hardware development

Low level hardware development to convert the manual control vehicle into the intelligent vehicle prototype.

IREV Prototype Development

Prototype development for trajectory tracking algorithm verifications

AGV for navigation research

Ground robot for mapping and navigation research. The AGV is used for research and data collection in order to create an intelligent mobile robot for future.

Sinar Harian 10 January 2022

Smart Campus Autonomous Vehicle (SCAV) in the news

Our research from the Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory, Centre for Automotive Engineering and Intelligent Robotic and Vehicle Laboratory (IROV) are featured in local news for our R&D in the development of the local autonomous system.

Thanks to the ministry of higher education for providing the fundamental research grants and the UMP for the great support!

The SCAV involves researchers from different background as well as postgraduate students for the R&D development.

German ambassador visit

Project visit by the German ambassador His Excellency Dr. Peter Blomeyer in his recent trip to UMP (January 2022)