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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Organizer(s)

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
 

Research & Innovation News

News : Getting Your Work Published is Like Telling the World of Your Findings Seminar on Publication

Academic publication has now become a crucial requirement for institutions of higher learning. It is used as a benchmark of the prestige and performance of a personnel in an institution. Through publication, an institution will get multiple citations in journals from all over the world, which in the long run will elevate the institution's name and credibility.
 
In view of this, the Preclinical Department, Faculty of Medicine of Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Royal College of Medicine Perak organized a Seminar on Publication on 20th  and 21st October 2015. The seminar was attended by 25 scholars mainly from Universiti Sains Malaysia, British Malaysia Institute, Malaysia Spanish Institute and post- graduate students from AIMS University as well as academic staff from UniKL RCMP.
 
It is generally known that the world university ranking system uses publications as one of the criteria to rank universities. Publications also have become an indicator of the number and quality of research activities carried out in a particular university. Therefore, apart from research, academic writing and publishing activities have become the main focus of all universities across the world.
Chairman of the organizing committee, Norain Latif said this seminar managed to grab the attention of both academic and non-academic participants. She added that the seminar is suitable for beginners, intermediates and professionals who are keen to further improve their writing skills and publishing activities. She hoped the 2-day seminar would fulfill the needs of many academics, researchers, medical and health professionals and scholars in their attempt to produce and publish good academic writing, be it a journal article or a book.

Norain Latif, Chairman of the organizing committee (third from left) with the participants.
 
The seminar in publication started off with a presentation from Professor Dr. Onn Haji Hashim, from the Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya on the Art of Publishing I: Drafting a Manuscript and The Art of Publishing II: Where to Publish.
 
Talking on the Art of publishing, Prof Dr. Onn said, "Getting your work published is like telling the world of your findings besides the recognition and rewards that could follow. Your research is like telling a story. Start by asking if you have a good story to tell. Is the story original? Is it interesting? Can you convince your peers and can you write well? He said high-impact papers need strong evidence and noteworthy conclusions. 
 
Professor Dr. Onn Haji Hashim, from the Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 
University of Malaya (center) with the participants
 
Associate Professor Dr Abrizah Abdullah, Research Fellow of Malaysia Citation Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia presented the talk on "Scholarly Communication I: Understanding Journal Impact Factor & Deciding Where to Publish" followed by Scholarly communication II: How a Research Should be Evaluated?
 
Professor Dr Abrizah said good quality research articles are being sought by editors to publish in their journals. Prior to that the subject should be compelling, well researched, and well written. 
She informed the researchers, "Many articles are written but few are accepted. This is due to multiple submissions, redundant publications, unacceptably poor English and paper is of limited interest or covers local issue only".

Associate Professor Dr Abrizah Abdullah, 
Research Fellow of Malaysia Citation Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia
 
She added, academic ranking of world universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities. Among the six are number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomas Reuters and  number of articles published in journals indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index. More than 1200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year.
 
Puan Resni Mona talk on Book Publication.
 
The two-day seminar was closed by Prof Dato' Dr Subramaniam Muniandy, Head of Surgery Based Department, UniKL RCMP and also the Chief Editor for UniKL RCMP Scientific Journal.
 
Reported By
Zahaimi Abdullah Sani
UniKL RCMP
 

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