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
 

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News : Six Medals for UniKL in Malaysia Technology Expo 2015 (MTE 2015)


Ahmad Fatihi, Mohd Tuah and Azman Ismail of UniKL MIMET with their product

Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) won six medals in the recent annual Malaysia Technology Expo 2015 (MTE 2015) which was held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, from 12-14 February 2015.


UniKL Teams with BPR Tools

A team of five UniKL MSI staff managed to win a silver medal with their innovative product called "Brake Piston Removal Tool (BPR Tool)".   According to the team leader, Mohd Nurhidayat Zahelem, BPR Tools able to assist students or mechanics to remove brake piston in a safe and efficient ways. Currently, BPR Tools is being used as a teaching aid kit in UniKL MSI.


Teams from UniKL MSI infront of MARATex Pavillion

Five other teams from UniKL grabbed bronze medals in different categories; two groups from UniKL MIMET, two other teams from UniKL MSI and a group from UniKL BMI.


BPR Tool

The total of 40 projects from all Institusi Pendidikan Mara (IPMA) participated in the MTE 2015, coordinated by Innovation and Research Unit of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).

The full result of UniKL teams in MTE 2015 are as follows:
 

 

Project Title

Campus

Project Leader

Award

1

Brake Piston Removal Tool (BPR Tool)

MSI

Mohd Nurhidayat Zahelem

Silver

2

Convenient Step Ladder (COSTEP)

MSI

Zulkarnain bin Abdul Latiff

Bronze

3

WinGAJ (Window Gril Assembly Jig)

MSI

Mohd Riduan bin Ibrahim

Bronze

4

Enabling Milling Machine As Friction Stir Welding Unit

MIMET

Azman bin Ismail

Bronze

5

Smart Appliance Control System Through GSM Integrated With World Wide Telco Companies

MIMET

Ahmad Makarimi Abdullah

Bronze

6

A Study of Motion Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

BMI/KKTM Ledang

Safyzan bin Salim

Bronze

7

Production of "Carrageenan" from Malaysia Green Algae for Pharmaceutical Application

MICET

Dr. Indok Nurul Hasyimah Mohd Amin

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Reported by
Zainal Jantan
CoRi


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