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 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 : UniKL and KMB into GCPS R&D



Melaka, 15 January 2014 – Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and Kumpulan Melaka Berhad (KMB) pledged their commitment to venture into the R&D of grid connected photovoltaic system (GCPS). This was proven through a signing of a non-disclosure and research cooperation agreement (RCA) between UniKL and KMB where both parties will cooperate in the scientific and technology research area in GCPS. 
 
Taken place at the Seri Negeri, the RCA documents was signed by UniKL President / CEO, YBhg. Professor Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud and Melaka State Secretary YBhg. Datuk Wira Naim Abu Bakar, witnessed by the Chief Minister YAB Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron. Also present at the event was the State Financial Officer, YBhg. Datuk Zainal Husin and General Manager of Kumpulan Melaka Berhad, Tuan Haji Isnin Aman.


 
Addressing the audience, Prof. Dr. Mazliham said, "The research collaboration reaffirms the commitment of UniKL in supporting the research, development, demonstration and commercialization of scientific findings and technologies for the efficient, economical and environmentally friendly production of clean energy'. He later shared that research concerning GCPS in UniKL was initiated in 2013 following research grant awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education under the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme. Endowed to UniKL Malaysia France Institute (UniKL MFI), the grant is utilized by a group of researchers led by Dr. Engku Ahmad Azrulhisham focussing on development of application related to feasibility evaluation of photovoltaic resource. Following KMB involvement in the development and operation of 5MWp solar farm in Melaka Solar Valley, the cooperation will assist researchers from UniKL MFI particularly in acquisition of scientific data and access to research facilities which will contribute to increased numbers of academic publications published as well as human resource development through postgraduate programmes. 

 
Kumpulan Melaka Berhad is wholly owned by state government of Melaka with core business in property development, construction, engineering, tourism, manufacturing and telecommunication. KMB is currently involved in development and operation of 5MWp Solar Farm located at Melaka World Solar Valley, Rembia Industrial Park, Melaka.
 
Reported by:
Dr. Engku Ahmad Azrulhisham Engku Mohamed
Head of Researcher – Sustainable Energy Analysis Laboratory (SEAL)
Head of Unit – Research & Innovation,
UniKL Malaysia France Institute (UniKL MFI)

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