Ir. Dr. Irraivan Elamvazuthi received his B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 1989, and subsequently obtained his PhD from the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2002. He is a fully registered Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia.
At UTP, he is attached with the Health Analytics Institute where is actively involved in robotics and automation related research. His membership in national and international professional bodies include Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), American Association for the Advancement of Science, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Control Systems Society, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC, UK), Australian Robotics and Automation Society (ARAA) and Australian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE).
Prior to joining UTP, he has worked at University Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia France Institute, Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and UMW Industrial Power.
He has been actively involved in research and development (R&D) in inter-disciplinary research in various fields such as robotics, automation, control systems, bio-medical applications and energy where he has acquired research grants amounting to RM 6 Million, produced 80 publications (book, book chapters and journals), published 136 refereed proceedings, delivered 18 keynote addresses, invited seminars and short courses, received 28 awards (national and international), produced 27 IPRs, involved in 70 over learned society activities and has mentored 23 post-graduate students. He has achieved this through independent research and fruitful collaborations with network of local and international colleagues from various countries such as India, Arab Saudi, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.