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 : UniKL Playing Significant Role for Halal Logistic Hub

Melaka, 30 May 2014 – Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) will be playing a significant role towards transforming Melaka as the first Halal Logistic Hub in the country. This was made possible when a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) was inked between UniKL and Melaka Halal Hub Sdn. Bhd. (MHH) in Hotel Seri Costa, Melaka. Through the collaboration, UniKL will provide its expertise to MHH and its entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills on halal logistics covering the areas of process, certification, relevant business model as well as halal food technology and industry. 
 
 
Addressing the audience, UniKL President / Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud said, "Currently, two branch campuses of UniKL namely UniKL Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) and UniKL Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) will be contributing its expertise for the collaboration. UniKL MIAT will be focussing on air transportation and halal food supply chain while UniKL MICET will be focussing on food technology and halal food production. Soon, another branch campus of UniKL namely UniKL Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL MITEC) that specialises in industrial logistics, warehousing, land and sea transportation will also be able to participate in the joined effort". He further added, "With expertise covering the land, sky and sea, UniKL will certainly be able to play a significant role towards making the Halal Logistic Hub a reality". 
 
 
For the signing, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su'ud and Deputy President (International, Industrial and Institutional Partnership), Prof. Dato' Ahmad Zahir Haji Mokhtar signed on behalf of UniKL while MHH was represented by its CEO, Puan Rossilah LalMuhammad and YB Datuk Hassan Abd Rahman, Melaka State Exco of Agriculture and Entrepreneur Development. 
 
Melaka Halal Hub Sdn. Bhd. is a leading halal hub centre in Malaysia. It aims to position Melaka as a renowned one stop centre for halal logistic hub in the country and for the region that is fully equipped with halal warehouse facilities, transportation and related logistics services. 
 
 
Reported by:
Juraya Hj. Dolit
Corporate Communication Department 
 
 

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