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Currently there is a need for the young researchers

and post graduate students to understand and adopt

the best practice to comprehensively convert their
research outcome into a technical report in the form of
publications in reputed journals. This current work
shop has been designed to educate the science of
technical writing for the researchers. At the end of the
course, the participants will be familiar with the basic
concepts and elements on journal paper writing

The objectives of the intensive course are:

To provide elementary notions and comprehensive
insights towards translating the research findings
into a well written journal article.
To effectively convert the research outcome into
publications in high impact journals.
To successfully deal with the reviewers / editors

Session 1 - Introduction
Need for publications
Science of scientific writing
Writing with the reader in mind
Types of publications
Selection of target journal for publications
Bibliomatric indicators.
Session 2 Elements of Scientific Writing
Different formats of scientific writing with a focus to publish
Important factors and elements to be considered for
writing good manuscripts
Importance of individual sections
Concise presentation of data, tables and figures
Usage of language
Session 3 Submission and Beyond
Reasons for manuscripts getting rejected
Dealing with editor and reviewers comments
Ownership and ethical guidelines for publications
Session 4 - Case studies
One to one discussion for individual cases and case

Postgraduate and Undergraduate


Academics and Researchers

Professor Dr Thanabalan Murugesan received his
PhD in Chemical Engineering from Anna University,
Chennai, India, and has been involved in teaching,
research and industrial consultancies in Chemical
Engineering and its allied fields during the past 30
years. Separation processes and transfer operations
are his core domain of research. Based on his
research outcome, he has published 140 research
articles in peer reviewed International journals with
high impact factor apart from numerous conference
proceedings. During his career, he has supervised
more than 20 PhDs and many MSc and MTech theses
and also serving as an external examiner for both PhD
and Masters theses from many countries.
He is a well-established and most respected reviewer for research proposals and
journal papers in his area of expertise. Prof. Murugesan has received many
awards and accolades for his services to the industrial and academic sector.
Prof. Murugesan is a Fellow and Chartered Engineer (CEng) of Institution of
Chemical Engineers (IChemE) UK, apart from his life memberships in many elite
professional bodies.

The scanned copy of the completed registration form along with proof of payment
nurulwahida@petronas.com.my on or before 13th February 2014.
Note: Seats are limited. A seat will be confirmed once the payment is
received and on the basis of First come first served.
Confirmed participants will be informed via email.

Professionals: RM 750
Students: RM 500
The fees include refreshments and course
A certificate of attendance will be issued upon
successful completion of the course.

Payee : Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Bank Account Number : 8004857910
Bankers Name : CIMB Berhad
Swift Code : CIBBMYKL
Bankers Address : 20, Jalan Pos Baru,
31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

Course Coordinator:
Prof Dr Thanabalan Murugesan
Tel: +605 - 368 7620
Email: murugesan@petronas.com.my

Course Registration:
Puan Nurul Wahida Hood
Tel: +605 - 368 8168 / +6013 858 2584
Email: nurulwahida@petronas.com.my