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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 : International Conference on Engineering Technology and Entrepreneur

The committee members of ICETE 2015 from UniKL BMI with distinguished guests.


KUALA LUMPUR, 17 November 2015 – The International Conference on Engineering Technology and Entrepreneur (ICETE) was organised by Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute (UniKL BMI) with the theme of the conference being "Engineering & Technologies and Entrepreneurs – Drives Future". The two-day conference brought together 53 participating academicians and professionals.

 
ICETE 2015 is aimed at providing a forum for participants to share their experiences, research studies and explore innovative solutions through joint research, so as to contribute to the advancement in engineering, technology and entrepreneurship.
 

The conference attracted distinguished high level speakers who bring with them experience and caliber which in-turn inspired a wider participation. The conference is a genuine platform to discuss matters involving the connection between idea creation and wealth creation.

Prof. Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim delivering his welcoming speech to the participants of ICETE 2015

 
Among the notable speakers were Dr. George Banky, Senior Researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Professor Dr. Altaf Mukati, Vice President and Dean at Shaheel Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Prof Ir Dr Wong Hin Yong, Professor and Dean, Multimedia University, Prof. Dr. Asadullah Shah, Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia and Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon, Rector at Newsports Institute of Communication and Economics.
 
In his welcoming speech, Prof Dr Azanam Shah Hashim, Deputy President (Academic and Technology) Universiti Kuala Lumpur expressed his delight on the organisation of ICETE 2015. "I am very pleased to know that we have more than 50 papers coming just from this conference, not only come from our university but also from various other universities, both locals and foreign. This is particularly important as we move towards becoming one of the best universities in Asia by 2020," he says.


Distinguished guests of ICETE 2015.From Far Left; Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon, Assoc. Prof. Dr  Mohd Izhar Abu Bakar (Dean UniKL BMI), Prof Dr Azanam Shah Hashim, Dr Syed Faiz Ahmed (Chairman, ICETE 2015) and Dr. George Banky.

 
The ICETE Conference follows the vision of University Kuala Lumpur to be the leading entrepreneurial technical university.  Conference such as this will serve as a stepping stone for UniKL to be more dynamic and active in the world of academia in terms of scientific and business publications and outputs as well as an avenue for a dynamic discussion of various engineering and business fields.
 
Reported by:
Mohamed Zamir Anuar Bashah 
Corporate Communication Department 

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