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Associate Professor Dr.Yagasena Appannah

Associate Professor,
School of Engineering


  • B.Eng (Hons), Electronics & Electrical (USM)
  • MSc, Microwave Propagation (USM)
  • PhD, Microwave Propagation (USM)

Teaching and Research Experience:

More than 20  years (Teaching Experience)

  • Quest International University Perak (Apr 2013-present)
  • Maxwell College (2002-Mar 2013)
  • Perak Institute of Engineering Technology, PIET (1995-2000)
  • Linton College (2001)
  • Wawasan Open University, Part-time Tutor & Project Supervisor (Nov 2010-present)
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas, UTP, Part-time Lecturer (July 2000-June 2004)

More than 20 years (Research/Working Experience)

  • Member of USM research team on Satellite Signal Propagation under the POST-PARTNERS programme in collaboration with Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Japan (1995-2004). Senior Engineer, National Semiconductor Penang (Jul 1989-Jun 1995), Project Engineer, Loda Electronics Penang (Jan 1989-Jun 1989)

Major Research Interests

  • Satellite-earth signal propagation
  • Microwave communication
  • Renewable energy
Other relevant information
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE)
  • Member, International Association of Engineers (MIAENG)
  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (GradMBEM)
  • Train The Trainer (TTT) for PSMB courses
  • Council Member of Technological Association Malaysia (TAM) – 2017/2018
Recent Publications/ Conferences
  • Yagasena (2016). Site Diversity Option In Mitigating Satellite-To-Earth Rain Attenuation Effect At Ku_Band. Proc. 13th Universiti Malaysia Terengganu International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2016). 13 – 15 December 2016, Terengganu, Malaysia. pp 62-67.
  • Yagasena (2016). Satellite-Earth Rain Attenuation Prediction In Tropical Regions Using Two-Part Model. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 11, No. 5, March 2016. pp 3236-3238.
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