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 Snatch 2 Gold 3 Silver in ITEX 2014


UniKL Team with Dato' President

University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) team grabbed  five awards at the 25th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2014) that was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from May 8 to 10, 2014.  It was the best UniKL performance at the exhibition in recent years which included two gold medals and three silver medals.


En. Abd Malik is explaining his invention to Dato' President UniKL
 
The winning projects were from UniKL BMI led by Abdul Malik bin Ali, entitled "Smart Glove For Rehabilitation Using Telemedicine" and from UniKL MFI, entitled "Portable Pure Water Jet Machine" led by Major Ir. Dr. Razali Bin Abidin (Retired).


Gold Medal winner from UniKL BMI
 
Among the other UniKL winners were a team from UniKL MSI with a project entitled "Furniture Slider Mover (FUSLIMO)", led by En. Mohd. Ridhuan Ibrahim, a project from UniKL MIMET, "Portable Compact Hybrid Power Bank" led by En.  Ahmad Makarimi Bin Abdullah and a collaboration project of UniKL  MIAT and UniKL MIMET, "Kekabu (Kapok) Composite Small Boat"  led by Mdm. Sharifah Fathin Adlina Bt Syed Abdullah.


Gold Medal winner from UniKL MFI
 
All inventions at ITEX were judged by a panel of judges from the academia, science and technology experts, accredited bodies as well as oversea experts.


Kapok boat Team from MIAT and MFI together with Dato' President of UniKL
 
ITEX 2014 features some 1000 inventions from over 20 countries, including the United States, Malaysia, China and Japan, amongst others, and it not only showcases their work but also connects the inventors with the business community with a view towards commercialising their inventions.

Click HERE for the full results of UniKL teams in ITEX 2014.

Reported by
Zainal Jantan
CoRI
 

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