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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 MIAT participating team with 2 UAVs @ SPDC, Lahore Pakistan

2014 Student Design Competition, in Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME runs the Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC), which allows student and working engineers to network, host contests, and promotes ASME's benefits to professional. Conferences are held in ten different district, where Asia and Australia in District G which includes Malaysia.

A team from UniKL MIAT has been invited to participate in Student Design Contest held in Universiti Teknologi Petronas from 31 Mar to 3rd  Apr 2014. Due to lack of solid design from other competitors and few participants from local universities, UniKL MIAT team has been chosen to represent Malaysia to participate in District G was held in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan, on 8-10 May 2014.

The Student Design Competition showcases the extraordinary talents of engineering students while encouraging them to develop innovative ideas towards an improved quality of life for all. Each year, several teams of up to four students compete at Student Professional Development Conferences in districts worldwide. Winners then proceed to finals at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) which is set for Nov. 14-20 in Montreal, Canada. The prize also included some reimbursement for travel to the international competition in November.

Cash prizes and awards are presented to winners at both district and final competitions. As for Malaysia, UniKL-MIAT team has been awarded RM2000 as travel allowance by Universiti Technologi Malaysia(UTP). 

The theme of this year's competition was "Lighter than Air UAV." The goal of the competition was to build a small unmanned air vehicle that could put out a fire. Students were asked to design a UAV to carry cargo through two gates, see below, drop a payload and return to the starting point. The judges used a hoop to limit the size of the vehicle and the vehicle was radio controlled. Points were awarded for vehicle weight and performance in negotiating obstacles and dropping the payload. 

For the competition held in Lahore, UniKL MIAT is represented by team of 4 students, Kamal Afiq bin Kamal Bahrin, Muhammad Ariffudeen bin Jamaluddin, Syaza Raehah binti Mohamad Haris, Mohd Farid Asyraf bin Ayob Azali and facilitates by 2 lecturers, Zulhilmy bin Sahwee and Azman bin A Ghani.



Students designing final stage of the UAV facilitates by UniKL MIAT's lecturer


The UAV team arrived in Lahore on 9th May and the conference starts in the morning of 9th May, while the UAV competition starts on the next day, 10th May. Re-assembly of the UAV begins on the evening of the 9th May since all the components/parts were disassemble for transportation. 


UniKL MIAT participating team with 2 UAVs in front of  University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Our team registered as two different teams as we bring along 2 unit of UAVs. Both have been tested and fully functional when tested in UniKL MIAT. Both UniKL MIAT teams were scheduled as first and second team to start for the competition. There were total of 10 teams participating in the competition.

Comparison between all participating team indicates, that our team could win the competition since we are the only team that can carry the most weight(>5kg) as other teams could carry maximum of only 0.5kg.  Due to technical errors, the winner of the competition was team from host university, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

Nevertheless, our students participated in the competition has shown very high level of commitments and has given 110% of their  effort in ensuring the team upholding the good name of UniKL and Malaysia. Local participants and organizer has high praise for Malaysian team as the UAV has been develop very professionally with very limited time available.

Overall, our team that participated in the competition has  performed very well and there is no doubt that the team can succeed in bigger events with enough preparation and support from  UniKL management team. The UAV team would like to express upmost gratitude  to Dato' Prof Mazliham that believed in the capability of the UAV team  and granted the permission for us to participate in the events and also to Mr. Bassit, Dean and  Deputy dean of UniKL MIAT who has helped us in preparing the necessary arrangement for the event to materialized.

 

Reported by
Zulhilmy Sahwee
UniKL MIAT


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