UniKL Conference

 

 UniKL Conferences organized in 2016

Ceiba pentandra or Kapok tree as its mostly used common name may also refer to the cotton obtained from its seed pods. The pods contain seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fibre that is a mix of lignin and cellulose. The fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient, resistant to water and flammable. It is commonly used as filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery and stuffed toys such as teddy bears.

 


Conference Title
 


Organizer(s)

Dhaka International Business and Social Sciences Research Conference (DIBSRC) 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21-22 Jan 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS), Uttara University, and AABL

Sibr-Unikl 2016 Kuala Lumpur Conference On Interdisciplinary Business & Economic Research, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 Feb 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS) and SIBR

Bandung  International Business & Social Entrepreneurship Science Research Conference (BIBSESRC) 2016, Bandung, Indonesia, 21-22 April 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS), UNISBA, and AABL

International Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2016, Ipoh, Perak, 18-20 March 2016

UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak (RCMP) – Faculty Pharmacy, and Ministry of Health Malaysia

Educational Workshop and Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, 29-30 March 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (MICET), Malaysia Polymer Society, and the Society of Polymer Japan

Image Processing, Image Analysis and Real Time Imagine IPIARTI Symposium 2016 & Symposium on acoustic, speech & signal processing (SASSP) 2016, Gombak, Selangor, 17 May 2016

UniKL British Malaysian Institute (BMI) and IEEE Malaysia

International Conference on Information and Communication Technology 2016 (ICICTM ‘16), Kuala Lumpur, 14-15  May 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Universiti Pertahanan Malaysia (UPNM), and IEEE Malaysia

International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management & Communication (ACM IMCOM 2016), Danang, Vietnam, 6-7 January, 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), SungKyunKwan University, and ACM

Conference on Academic, Engineering, Science and Research  (CAESAR), Langkawi, Kedah, 22-24 January 2016

UniKL Malaysian Spanish Institute (MSI)

 


 

Research Highlights

 

 Expanding the commercial usage of KAPOK TREE FIBRE

Ceiba pentandra or Kapok tree as its mostly used common name may also refer to the cotton obtained from its seed pods. The pods contain seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fibre that is a mix of lignin and cellulose. The fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient, resistant to water and flammable. It is commonly used as filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery and stuffed toys such as teddy bears.


UniKL researchers lead by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Abu Hanifah Abdullah has found potentially new commercial inventions using the raw material that is easily obtainable in Malaysia through exhaustive research which started from the idea of using the biodegradable materials from Kapok tree fibre for aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation blankets for aircraft cabins.

 
His team of "Malaysia on Mars" comprising of three students from UniKL Institute of Product Design and Manufacturing (IPROM) and the Kapok fibre research was officially announced as the Top 5 (finalist) entries from more than 2,600 entires worldwide and participated in the final round of International Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition 2011 which was held at Paris Airshow-Le Bourget 2011.
 
"The recognition given by such a prestigious organization in a major event has spurred me to go more in depth in exploring Kapok fibre as a commercial commodity in the high-tech industries", said Abu Hanifah.
 
For more information regarding this research, Abu Hanifah can be contacted at abuhanifah@miat.unikl.edu.my
 

Research & Innovation News

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News : Great Success for UniKL MIMET at Novel Research & Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2014

UniKL MIMET students have achieved a great success when two of their projects representing UniKL in the NRIC 2014 grabbed two medals; 1 silver medal and 1 bronze respectively. There were two more teams competed in Community Research and Innovation Competition (CoRIC) which one of them grabbed the 2nd place. 


Team CoRIC of UniKL MIMET with Dr. Hisham and Mr. Zainal from CoRI UniKL.
 
The four teams were selected to represent UniKL in Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) 2013, organized by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) from 20th to 22nd August 2014, held at Dewan Utama Pelajar, USM, Penang. One of the main objectives of the competition is to give recognition to the research and innovation projects done by final year undergraduate and diploma students. There were 7 categories contested in the event, such as Engineering Technology, Life Science, Health & Medical Science, Social Transformation & Creative Arts, Information Technology & Communication, Fundamental Science, and Community Research and Innovation Competition (CoRIC).


Team CoRIC UniKL MIMET with supervisors, Mr. Ahmad Makarimi, Mr. Atzroulnizam, Mr. Ahamad Zawawi, Mr. Mohd Saidi and Mr. Azman Ismail.
 
In addition to the final year project (FYP) competition, there was a sub-competition under NRIC, called CoRIC, which was about the power of idea. The idea had to come out with a unique solution for the existing present day's problem or issue. The contestants were needed to present their idea orally during a five minutes presentation and five minutes Question & Answer session in front of 5 technical judges and 2 investors from industry.  In this category, UniKL MIMET managed to win 1st Runner Up and brought home RM 2000.00 cash together with a trophy.

The list of winners from UniKL MIMET is as follow:-

Title of Project

Category

Participant/Presenter

Supervisor

Award

Enabling Milling Machine as Friction Stir Welding Unit

Engineering Technology

Muhammad Tuah Sarhan bin Md Said
Mohamad Khairul Aqmal bin Nordin
Ahmad Fatihi bin Azhar

Azman Ismail

SILVER

Hybrid Materials Lamination For Marine Applications.

Engineering Technology

Khairil Ezuwan bin Mustafa
Muhd Hafizuddin Naimullah b Md Lotfi
Muhammad Afiq b Mohd Shuhaimi

Azman Ismail

BRONZE

Portable Compact Multi Source Power Charger For Mobile Gadgets.

CoRIC

Mohamed Haq Nuzul Bin Haron
Abdul Rahim Bin Nawi

 

Ahmad Makarimi Abdullah
Mohd Saidi Hanaffi

1ST RUNNER UP
RM 2000.00
TROPHY

Real Time Image Enhancement For Assistance & Inspection.

CoRIC

Dhineshraj s/o Ramachandram
Zairan Bin Simping

Atzroulnizam Abu
Mohd Saidi Hanaffi

No. 5


 
Reported by:
Mohd Saidi Hanaffi
UniKL MIMET
 

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Centre for Research & Innovation
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 22, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn : Mr Zainal Abidin Jantan)

Tel : +603 – 2175 4102
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email : zainalabidin@unikl.edu.my