After returning from abroad, Almon worked for a couple of years in the ceramics manufacturing industry as a maintenance engineer. His work scope covered both preventive and corrective maintenance for the manufacturing production lines. During that time, Almon discovered that energy conservation could be performed on a certain section of the manufacturing facility which involved drying by kilns. It is due to his interest in this matter further research was pursued. Almon commenced his doctoral research onto the drying of ceramics via means of computational simulations and completed in 2007. Almon now has research interests in computational simulations on drying technology such as solar and mixed-mode, and forced-convective drying, especially mesh generation and mesh type. He also has interests in robotics and mechatronics systems.