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 : Gold Medal for UniKL MESTECH at the Team Excellence Convention

SELANGOR, 28 March – Universiti Kuala Lumpur Institute of Medical Science and Technology (UniKL MESTECH) created history when their team GLOIRE, comprising of Nalini Fahimi binti Mustapa, Mohamed Zul Fadli bin Khairuddin, Khairul Mustaffa bin Bokra and Khairul Nizam bin Md Isa won the Gold prize at the Central Region Mini Team Excellence Convention, an innovation convention organized by the Malaysia Productivity Cooperation (MPC).

 

TEAM GLOIRE From left : Mr. Mohamed Zul Fadli bin Khairuddin, Mrs. Nalini Fahimi binti Mustapa,   Mr. Khairul Mustaffa bin Bokra and Mr. Khairul Nizam bin Md Isa.  
 

The convention was held at the Grand Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam with the aim to provide a platform for quality experts and practitioners as well as enthusiasts from all over the country to learn from the experiences and good practices of other organisations and teams in improving productivity and processes using unique and practical innovations.

 

Mr. Mohamed Zul Fadli bin Khairuddin presenting team GLOIRE's innovation project to the the audience and panel of judges.

 

The convention saw participating teams presenting various improvement projects utilising a diverse quality improvement tools and techniques in showcasing their innovation projects. A panel of experienced judges evaluated the competing teams where several categories were contested; Gold and Silver awards, The Most Promising Circle award and The Best Young Innovative and Creative Circle award.

 

Accompanied by an interactive video designed by Ahmad Bazilin bin Ahmad Khasim, UniKL MESTECH presented a project titled ‘CASE STUDY IN UNIKL MESTECH: LEAN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT FOR STAFF CLAIM'. The simple but innovative presentation by team GLOIRE won the hearts of the judges, winning UniKL MESTECH the Gold prize award. With the achievement, the team will move on to compete at the ‘Regional Convention on Team Excellence 2017' scheduled to be held in July this year.

 

Mrs. Nalini Fahimi binti Mustapa receiving the Gold prize Award from Mr. Ab Rahim Yusoff (Timbalan Ketua Pengarah MPC)

 

The convention was successful in its objective to augment cooperation and fostering leadership within and between participating organisations, share experiences to improve organisational performances, and ultimately recognise outstanding efforts for quality improvements by each organization. It is hoped that UniKL MESTECH would benefit from the experience and continue to promote and intensify quality improvements of the institute.
 
Reported by,
Dr. Izuddin Fahmy Abu
UniKL MESTECH

 

 


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Centre for Research & Innovation
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
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50250 Kuala Lumpur
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Tel : +603 – 2175 4102
Fax : +603 – 2175 4441
email : zainalabidin@unikl.edu.my