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
 

Research & Innovation News

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News : UniKL MESTECH Students Win Awards at MySymBios and MPI 2017

KUANTAN, 14 May - UniKL MESTECH undergraduate, Siti Munirah Aminah Bt. Mohd Razali won first place for Best Poster Presentation in the Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology category at the 8th Malaysian Symposium of Biomedical Sciences (MySymBios) in UIA Kuantan. The annual symposium is the largest gathering of Biomedical Science students and saw participation from various universities in Malaysia which include UniKL, UIA, UKM, USM, UM, UTAR, IMU and Newcastle University, Malaysia among others.

 

Siti Munirah received the Best Poster Presentation award

 

Despite sending the smallest delegate of 7 student participants, UniKL found itself in the winning circle with the project entitled "Comparison of ECG and Hematological Parameters between Active and Passive Smokers", a project supervised by Mr. Muhammad Taufiq Badaruddin. It's a one of a kind programme which provides a platform for undergraduate students to hone and showcase their presentation skills and share their research activities. More importantly, the symposium would allow future collaborations and networking with other universities, future graduates and potential employers.

 

UniKL MESTECH delegates at the Malaysian Symposium of Biomedical Science 2017

 

At the Minggu Penyelidikan dan Inovasi (MPI '17) held at Pusat Sains dan Kreativiti Terengganu on the 12th and 13th April 2017, three UniKL MESTECH students won 2 silver and 1 bronze medal awards as part of a collaborative research team which also comprise researchers from UniSZA, USM, University of Würzburg, Germany, University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University, Pakistan. 

 

Sharifah Nur Liyana Bt. Syed Zamili, Anis Nabila Bt. Mohd Nor and Noor Hidayah Bt. Badaruddin presented their projects, X-Infect (multi-purpose Cleaner), X-Blackout Mask (halal anti-acne product) and Fat-O (energy molecules: anti-obese, cardioprotective and cognitive enhancer) that won the hearts of the judges with their innovative approach. Co-organized by UniSZA, UMT and TATI University College, the symposium was successful in gathering researchers with brilliant minds to empower creativity and innovation through research.

 

Research team comprised of UniKL MESTECH students and collaborators at MPI 2017

 

Reported by:
Dr. Izuddin Fahmy Abu
Head of Research & Innovation
UniKL MESTECH

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