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.

 


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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
 

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News : Prime Minister's Golden Hand Award



Congratulation to UniKL MFI Automotive Engineering students who had received medals during the Prime Minister's Golden Hand Award 2013 held on 23rd January 2014.
 
The two teams had also won gold & silver medals in Open Level Skills Competition (Automobile Technology Category) during National Skills Carnival and Expo 2013 (KEKK2013) held on 26 -30 September 2013. 


 
Prime Minister's Golden Hand Award was held at MAEPS, Serdang on January 23, 2014 and was officiated by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. During this occasion, the Prime Minister also launched the "World Skills Malaysia" and the project "Road to WSC Sao Paulo 2015". 


 
The winning teams were from Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Hons) in Automotive Maintenance (BAMT) as below:
GOLD MEDAL- Automotive Youth (UniKL MFI) represented by:
  • 1) Mohd Zafri Bin Mohd Saleh – Leader (BAMT)
  • 2) Mohamad Abdul Rahim Bin Azman (BAMT)
  • 3) Muhammad Faizil Bin Fuzil (BAMT)
 
SILVER MEDAL - UniKL MFI A represented by:
  • 1) Awang Ardime Bin Awang Maslee – Leader (BAMT)
  • 2) Reshal Forzad Bin Ramli (BAMT)
  • 3) Eza Amalina Binti Zulkifli (BAMT)
 
The two teams were supervised by the following:
  • 1. En. Asrul Syaharani Bin Yusof – Section Head (Team Manager)
  • 2. En. Mohd Zaki Bin Bahrom – Lecturer (Team Advisor)
  • 3. En. Saiful Amri Bin Halil – Senior Technical Assistant (Coach)
  • 4. En. Amrul Bin Ismail – Technical Assistant (Coach)
 
Skills competition is a platform for the students to show their skills, creativity & talent. Thus, these achievements have inspired other students to also participate in more skills competitions and success in future... UniKL Boleh!! 
 
 
Prepared by:
En. Asrul Syaharani Yusof
Head of  Automotive Engineering Section
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute

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