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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 Researcher won medal at i-ENVEX 2014



UniKL MSI and UniKL MIMET academicians are continuing their excellent achievement in innovation when they successfully received five medals during the International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX 2014) which was held on April 11-13, 2014, at University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Perlis. The five teams grabbed 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.


 
The winning teams as below:
 
GOLD MEDAL & i-Envex Best Award Classed B
Interference Press-fit Aluminum Nut (INPREANUT) invented by:
1. Mr Aznizam Abdullah
2. Ezry Ezirul Ezuan Bin Mohd. Isha 
3. Ab. Sharul Nizam Bin Ab. Sahab 
 
GOLD MEDAL
Furniture Slider Mover (FUSLIMO) invented by:
1. Mr Mohd Riduan
2. Fahrulrazi Bin Mohamad
3. Ahmad Hafizy Bin Mohamad 
 
SILVER MEDAL
Vehicular Heat Stroke Prevention System invented by:
1. Mdm Norzalina Othman
2. Nazirul Nazri
3. Mohd Jazreen Che Rahim
 
SILVER MEDAL
Orbital Clamping Unit for Friction Stir Welding  invented by:
1. Azman Ismail (UniKL MIMET)
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mokhtar Awang (UTP)
 
BRONZE MEDAL
Single Handed Operated Toothpaste & Toothbrush System (SHOT2S)  invented by:
1. Mr. Jum'azulhisham bin Abdul Shukor
2. Anas Nazarul Farhan b Khalid               
3. Mohd Fitri bin Sopia Romi                            
4. Muhammad Khairuzzaman b Abd. Aziz 
 
The i-ENVEX 2014 was organized by ENVEX Young Researcher Club (EYReC), University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. There were more than 500 participants including young inventors at the age of 6-25 coming from various participating countries, territories and organizations. More than 10 countries participated in i-ENVEX 2014, such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Romania, Korea, Taiwan, India, Egypt, Croatia, Iraq, Philippines,  Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Maldova, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.
 
We hope that these achievements will inspire other staff and students to actively generate new ideas and creativity to participate in more skills competitions and success in the future.
 
UniKL Boleh!!.
 
Reported by:
Sharmiwati Mohammed Sharif
UniKL MSI
 

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